New Release & Review – War (Bridge & Sword: Apocalypse #7) by J. C Andrijeski @jcandrijeski

Book & Author Details:

Bridge (Bridge & Sword: Apocalypse #7) by J C Andrijeski
Publication date: 16th November 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Adult

Bridge“Up here, we are forever children…”

Revik, infamous Sword of the seer world, lost everything when his enemies destroyed the mind of his wife, Allie, and stole their unborn child.  Determined to fight the last battle, Revik hunkers down in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco, training seers and humans alike for that inevitable confrontation. Aware of the slim odds of his own survival, Revik longs to rescue his child from the clutches of the Dreng before he dies…even if that means killing her to prevent the pain and torment he endured as the Dreng’s slave.  Unfortunately, the Dreng know his weaknesses all too well. In a final confrontation, they force him to choose between saving his race but sacrificing his daughter…or betraying both races to keep the last of his family intact.

NOTE: An alternate version of this book was previously published as part of 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.*

BRIDGE is book 7 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: PROPHET (Bridge & Sword Series #8). 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

This was a book which I approached with a mix of feelings.  There was a significant amount of trepidation balanced against a desire to devour more of Allie and Revik’s story.

And I was right – this is a difficult book to read – Cass’s POV sections in particular.  Her complete break/disconnect with reality was handled in such a way that it was a very unsettling part of the narrative.

Revik’s grief.  Jon’s guilt.

I found myself rushing to read the next sentence, the next paragraph, the next page, in an attempt to get to the climax sooner.  The author didn’t disappoint, skillfully drawing all the threads together.

This is an addictive series.

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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