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Wilder, August 2012
The Chosen Ones
by Christina Dodd

Signet Select
448 pages
ISBN: 0451413245
EAN: 9780451413246
Kindle: B0074VTH8O
Paperback / e-Book
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"The Ultimate Battle of Good VS Evil"

Fresh Fiction Review

Christina Dodd

Reviewed by Jessica Dunn
Posted October 10, 2012


The time has finally come for the battle between good versus evil, the chosen ones versus the Others. The lines have been drawn and the seven chosen ones are down one of their own, Aleksander Wilder who suddenly disappeared. The legends states they need all seven in order to defeat the others but the remaining six won't give up until they win or die trying. While fighting the demons that are on the loose another of the chosen, Charisma Fanghorn is lost to them, when she gets trapped below ground in the tunnels.

With the bite of a demon snake Charisma fears her end is near until she is saved by a man who appears to be part beast. The beast is called Guardian and Charisma wakes up in his chambers deep underground. Charisma knows she should be terrified but instead the Guardian intrigues her. As Charisma heals from her injuries she opens up to Guardian and longs to touch his body and his soul. Charisma knows she must get better and get back into the fight but for now she needs to heal with the Guardian and who knows maybe she can help heal him as well.

The Guardian doesn't remember his past. The only thing he knows is someone did something to him to make him the beast he is today. His head has a metal piece in it that he knows must have been part of the experiment. The Guardian protects those who live in the tunnels and they provide for him. The existence is hard but he was managing fine until he rescued a little bit of a thing and brought her to his home. Guardian is captivated by Charisma and longs to be with her as a man, but he is sure she will never see past his furry exterior to the heart of a man.

In the epic finale of the chosen ones series WILDER brings us the ultimate battle of good versus evil. I was thrilled to see the Wilder family from the Dark Chosen series play a part in the final confrontation. I was enchanted with the scenes between Aleksander and Charisma while they were in his cavern. It was like an updated version of beauty and the beast with a twist. WILDER was the perfect ending to the five Dark Chosen and four Chosen Ones series. Thank you Christina Dodd for hours upon hours of pure enjoyment in the fantastical and unique world of the chosen.

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As a young man, Aleksandr Wilder abandoned his duty--and for that lapse, he was tortured, tormented ... and transformed. Now he prowls the tunnels beneath the city, fighting on the frontline against the forces of hell, never daring to dream that he can live as a man again.

After seven years fighting the world's ultimate evil, Chosen One Charisma Fangorn has become a tough, strong warrior without illusions or joy...even her gift of hearing the earthsong has faded. Deaf to her own instincts, she never suspects that a monster lurks in the dark underneath the streets.

When Aleksandr finds Charisma under attack, he rescues and cares for her, and hope stirs once more in his heart...and in the world. But in the secret recesses of his soul, he knows the truth. A woman so exceptional could never love a beast...could she?

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