New Release & Review – War (Bridge & Sword: Apocalypse #6) by J. C Andrijeski @jcandrijeski

Book & Author Details:

War (Bridge & Sword: Apocalypse #6) by J C Andrijeski
Publication date: 19th October 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Adult

war.jpg“Hers shines the brightest, in the very darkest of times…”

Allie Taylor returns to New York, her friends beat up and bedraggled and the world crashing down around their heads. Shadow’s deadly disease now blankets the planet and everything points towards the apocalypse, with earthquakes, crazy storms, and New York now a military-run lockdown guarded by rich humans.

To top it off, Allie’s partner, Revik, is acting strange and won’t tell her why, even though everyone else already seems to know what’s going on with him.

Then Ditrini, the lead infiltrator of the Lao Hu, tells Allie Shadow is coming for her next. This time, he brings his new pet intermediary, War, the fourth of the Four, who will help Shadow bring the end of human race for good––and Allie along with it.

NOTE: An alternate version of this book was previously published as book 1 in the “ALLIE’S WAR” series (this version has been heavily revised/edited prior to re-release).

Standalone novel. No cliffhanger.

*Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence, including both gay (M/M) and heterosexual sex and romance. Mature readers only. Not intended for young readers.*

WAR is book 6 in the 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: BRIDGE (Bridge & Sword Series #7). 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)
Prophet (Bridge & Sword Series #8)
Dragon (Bridge & Sword Series #9)

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)

review

Oh. Crap.

This book takes the plot arc down a turn for the seriously worse, and it was already looking pretty bad for Allie, Revik and their crew.

This though, this ratchets the tension up in a definitive step, in the distinct and palpable threat weaving through the story.  But even though this is gearing up for an increasingly imminent end of days storyline, the nuances of the relationship developments are not sacrificed to the imperative of that narrative.   And that is what really makes the story hang together in a much more intense way.

I’m now scared about where the next book is going to go.  But I can’t wait to read it.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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purchase links

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About the author

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.

author links

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