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Rebel, November 2010
The Blades of the Rose #3
by Zoe Archer

Kensington Zebra
Featuring: Astrid Bramfield; Nathan Lesperance
370 pages
ISBN: 1420106813
EAN: 9781420106817
Kindle: B003VWC1QK
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
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"Determination and inner strength are needed to keep these two alive to forge their future together."

Fresh Fiction Review

Zoe Archer

Reviewed by Vicky Gilpin
Posted October 18, 2010


After the murder of her husband, Astrid Bramfield ran away to the wilds of the Northwest Territory. No more would she be an adventurer, trying to keep the magical Sources from the Heirs of Albion. Instead, she resigns herself to the hard lifestyle in the wild that forces her to live even when she doesn't want to. However, when Astrid has to rescue a naked man who doesn't realize the magic of his own origins, she is thrust back to a time when she needed more than grit to survive: she needed knowledge, determination and inner strength.

For Nathan Lesperance, Astrid has those in spades. As a Native American forced to submit to a governmental education, Nathan has used his own perseverance to achieve more than anyone encouraged him to; as a lawyer, he continues to hone his mental skills against challenging problems. However, Nathan did not realize the Northwest Territory would be a double-edged sword of problems, as well as answers.

A well-crafted book, REBEL makes one want to read the two prior books in the Blades of the Rose series, as well as STRANGER, the next book coming in December.

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On the Canadian frontier in 1875, nature is a harsh mistress. But the supernatural can really do you in…


Nathan Lesperance is used to being different. He’s the first Native attorney in Vancouver, and welcome neither with white society nor his sometime tribe. Not to mention the powerful wildness he’s always felt inside him, too dangerous to set free. Then he met Astrid Bramfield and saw his like within her piercing eyes. Now, unless she helps him through the harsh terrain and the harsher unknowns of his true abilities, it could very well get him killed…


Astrid has traveled this path before. Once she was a Blade of the Rose, protecting the world’s magic from unscrupulous men, with her husband by her side. But she’s loved and lost, and as a world-class frontierswoman, she knows all about survival. Nathan’s searing gaze and long, lean muscles mean nothing but trouble. Yet something has ignited a forgotten flame inside her: a burning need for adventure, for life—and perhaps even for love…

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