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Winter Halo

Winter Halo, December 2016
Outcast #2
by Keri Arthur

Signet
368 pages
ISBN: 0451473515
EAN: 9780451473516
Kindle: B01CZCW3TQ
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
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"Things are heating up for Tiger...."

Fresh Fiction Review

Winter Halo
Keri Arthur

Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted January 10, 2017

Fantasy Urban

The world is no longer a safe place, something Tiger knows all too well. She's determined to rescue more of the missing children, even when the trail leads to a well-guarded pharmaceutical company. Can Tiger infiltrate the company, rescue the children, and escape with her own life?

WINTER HALO is the second book in the Outcast series and picks up right where the first book ended. You definitely need some familiarity with the events that occurred in CITY OF LIGHT to fully appreciate and understand WINTER HALO. Keri Arthur is continuing to expand her world and the various relationships established, while progressing the ongoing thread involving the dark conspiracy of the rifts.

Tiger is a déchet, a genetically engineered soldier who has a gift for sexually enticing her targets and then mining their memories for the secrets she needs to uncover. Typically, I'd avoid this kind of plot device but Keri Arthur uses Tiger's skills artfully, showing us the dark side of the war that decimated Tiger's world. Besides... I can't help but love Cat and Bear as their relationship with Tiger is a heartwarming glimpse in this hardened world.

The world building in WINTER HALO and the Outcast series continues to amaze me. Keri Arthur does a marvelous job at showing us just how dark and desolate this world is. However, the darkness of the world is lightened by the grit and determination of the characters.

WINTER HALO gives us a deeper appreciation of the characters as we begin to see the things that haunt them in this dark world. Keri Arthur is a master at blending together superb world building and phenomenal character development, and WINTER HALO exemplifies this skill. I can't wait to see what happens next in the Outcast series!

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SUMMARY

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 on...

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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