"Fascinating world and amazing characters."
Reviewed by Annetta Sweetko
Posted January 5, 2017
Tiger is a dechat, a super soldier who has survived when
few of her kind were allowed to. She only wants live a
quiet life with her little ghost friends but it is not to
be. With children going missing and being experimented on
she has no choice but to secretly go into a company called
WINTER HALO and put a stop to their activities. But to
save the children Tiger must trust people she doesn't ra
really trust. Adding to the troubles she has had in saving
the children, women have also gone missing inside the
company. Is Tiger, in her secret form, to be next?
WINTER HALO is the fascinating second book of the Outcast
series and starts out where book 1 CITY OF
LIGHT ends. I
am a big fan of author Keri Arthur, fell in love with her
Riley Jensen series and didn't want her Nikki and Michael
stories to end. I always enjoyed her strong, tenacious
heroines and Tiger is just the same. A dechat is not
suppose to have emotions but Tiger has them as she was
trained as a lure and assassin and you see it in the way
she is determined to save children from the evil that is
happening to them.
At first WINTER HALO felt stilted, sort of like the author
had some left over ideas from the first book and didn't
want to discard them. But as I read the flow kicked in and
I was caught up in the action and drama. Nuri and Jonah,
the witch and mercenary from the first book, managed to be
a little less antagonistic toward Tiger. In fact, it was
nice to see that there does seem to be a definitive change
in Jonah's attitude. I also love that her little ghosts Cat
and Bear are back and more helpful than ever. While reading
this book I had no trouble feeling as if I were inside this
world, I believe this is Ms. Arthur's truest ability as a
writer, to have her readers feel what the characters are
feeling, seeing and doing.
I look forward to the next installment as I want to see
what happens to Jonah and Tiger, Penny, his niece, and the
other children, the vampires and how do they stop them or
can they be stopped. In other words, I can't wait to visit
this intriguing world again!
From the New York Times bestselling author of the
Souls of Fire novels comes the second in the futuristic
fantasy series that will make you want to keep the lights
When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes
in the veil between worlds, they allowed entry to the
Others. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters
alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the
darkness at bay....
The humanoid supersoldiers known as the déchet were almost
eradicated by the war. Ever since, Tiger has tried to live
her life in peace in hiding. But in the wake of her
discovery that Central City’s children are being kidnapped
and experimented on, Tiger’s conscience won’t let her look
the other way.
The key to saving them lies within the walls of a
pharmaceutical company called Winter Halo. But as she learns
more about the facility, Tiger’s mission is derailed by a
complication: Winter Halo’s female security guards are being
systematically attacked by an unknown force.
Now Tiger must summon all her gifts to stop those
responsible for both atrocities—no matter the cost to herself...
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