Book & Author Details:
Dragon (Bridge & Sword #10) by J C Andrijeski
Publication date: 17th May 2018
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Adult
And the Bridge spins her light, until we come to live here no more…
In this final installment of the epic science-fantasy series, Allie and Revik fight their final war of all against all, facing off with the Mythers, a silent, behind-the-scenes army of religious fanatics and murderers mobilized to end this life-cycle on Earth.
While Revik and Allie try to pull the pieces of their life and marriage back together after the nightmare of their last mission in China, Myther armies pop up around the globe, murdering seers and humans from the Displacement Lists and taking over quarantine cities left over from the human plague. Worse, the grisly, ritualistic murders they perform aren’t simply sadistic or religiously-motivated, but part of a millennia-long plan of the Dreng to leave Earth altogether, destroying the planet and murdering most of its inhabitants in the process.
Allie and Revik have no time left to fix things between them––and no future left to put things off. Cobbling together the last remnants of their own forces, they launch a final counter-offensive, teaming up with the most unlikely of allies and using every weapon left at their disposal. Only together with their entire dysfunctional “family” of seers and humans can they change the course of history and forge a new hope for both races.
Standalone novel. No cliffhanger.
SUN is book 10 and the FINAL book in the main Bridge & Sword series (not including prequel novels). It is also related to the Quentin Black World, and takes place in the wider history/world of the seers.
THE BRIDGE & SWORD WORLD is a dark, gritty science fiction and apocalyptic series with strong romantic 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)
Sun (Bridge & Sword Series #10)
QUENTIN BLACK MYSTERY SERIES 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 Mystery #5)
Black Of Mood (Quentin Black Mystery #6)
Black To Dust (Quentin Black Mystery #7) ~ Coming Soon!
I said in my review of Dragon that I would put the hurt of the ending of the series off until another day. Well, that day has come, and my feelings about that are all over the place.
Given the strength of the world building, the depth of the characters, and the emotional connection with them, that is hardly surprising. What I didn’t expect (and perhaps that is naive on my part) was to be crying towards the end of the book. Not a stray tear sneaking out. Properly, hand over mouth, pack of tissues required, crying.
I can’t tell you why, because spoilers.
What I can tell you is that this final book in the series absolutely does justice to everything that has gone before.
The word “epic” is used to describe stories like this. It is a monster of a book. It wrung me out. And I ADORED it.
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.