Book & Author Details:
Knight (Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #5) by J C Andrijeski
Publication date: 28th August 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Adult
From USA TODAY and WALL STREET JOURNAL bestselling author, a psychic warfare adventure set in a gritty alternate version of Earth. Contains strong romantic elements. Apocalyptic. Psychic Romance.
“I thought the two of you were scary individually…” Plagued by prescient-seeming nightmares and with hostile seers hot on their trail, Allie sets up camp in New York, along with Revik and the remnants of their seer alliance. Not long after they arrive, a human-killing virus strikes San Francisco and Allie’s loved ones start to disappear. Fielding off attacks by the Lao Hu and the mysterious Shadow, Allie and Revik are forced to make impossible choices as they learn how to work together again.
Meanwhile, Allie’s brother, Jon, is going through big changes of his own as he and the ex-rebel, Wreg, work to find humans on a list marking them as key players in the apocalypse––an apocalypse which already seems to be underway.
NOTE: An alternate version of this book was previously published as part of the “ALLIE’S WAR” series (this version has been revised/edited prior to re-release).
Standalone novel. No cliffhanger.
*Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex (including some M/M sex and romance), and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young readers.*
KNIGHT is book 5 in the overall Bridge & Sword series. It is also related to the Quentin Black World, and takes place in the wider history/world of the seers.
Next in the Bridge & Sword world: WAR (Bridge & Sword Series #6) – coming soon! Or if you’d like to read more about seers, check out BLACK IN WHITE (Quentin Black Mystery #1), which occurs in a version of Earth much closer to our own.
THE BRIDGE & SWORD WORLD is a dark, gritty science fiction and apocalyptic series with romantic (and sexy) elements, starring Alyson Taylor and her partner, dark and dangerous infiltrator, Dehgoies Revik. For fans of gritty, character-driven science fiction and fantasy worlds, filled with twists and turns and backstabbing betrayals, with heroes and villains who can be equally relatable (and sometimes the same people). The Bridge & Sword books span continents and historical periods as Allie and Revik try to save the human and seer races from destroying one another, and keep their friends and loved ones alive in the process.
BRIDGE & SWORD WORLD Reading Order:
Rook (Bridge & Sword Series #1)
Shield (Bridge & Sword Series #2)
Sword (Bridge & Sword Series #3)
Shadow (Bridge & Sword Series #4)
Knight (Bridge & Sword Series #5)
War (Bridge & Sword Series #6)
Bridge (Bridge & Sword Series #7)
QUENTIN BLACK WORLD Reading Order:
Black In White (Quentin Black Mystery #1)
Black As Night (Quentin Black Mystery #2)
Black On Black (Quentin Black Mystery #3)
Black Is Back (Quentin Black Mystery #4)
Black And Blue (Quentin Black: Shadow Wars #1)
Black Of Mood (Quentin Black: Shadow Wars #2
In case you haven’t guessed from my previous reviews of the preceding volumes, I love this series. Love it.
The relationship between Allie and Revik reaches a new and satisfyingly complex level within the pages of this book. Honestly, I kept waiting for the torture to begin again, for these two to be wrenched apart in the most frustrating of ways again.
Instead, they are faced with a completely different set of challenges, as are the characters around them. The complex plotting and the misdirection, the drama, the unexpected snapshots of love all weave together to produce a strong series addition.
Once again, an action packed book. I couldn’t put it down.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
I’m a USA Today bestselling author of sexy, apocalyptic and cyberpunk-y paranormal mystery, alternate history, urban fantasy & supernatural suspense, often with a metaphysical bent.
While it might seem like I have a (perhaps overly?) friendly relationship with my dark side, if you read my stuff, you’ll discover pretty quick that, at base and in my heart, I’m a big, sappy, pie in the sky idealist, and that I always want the light to win, love to win, the good guys to win, compassion to win, the bad guys to be redeemed or at least to find love…even if they have to crawl through mud and blood and crazy sex and betrayal and broken fingernails to get there.
Of course, not all of them make it…but I always hope that they will.
Other stuff: I have a background in journalism and political history, and a Master’s degree in the latter. I love to travel and to interact with different cultures and histories and I’ve traveled a fair bit (although never enough – there are always new places to see!). I’ve also lived a lot of different places, including all over the United States where I was born, as well as stints in Europe, Australia and now Asia, including a few years in India and now a few in Thailand.
Currently, I live and work full-time as a writer in Bangkok, Thailand, where I have a beautiful view of a Buddhist wat right out the window while I write.