October 14th, 2014 Everyday, everything
The Hunted Book One
Author: A.R. Kahler
Release Date: October 28th, 2014
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Young Adult
Three years have passed since magic destroyed the world.
Those who remain struggle to survive the monsters roaming the streets, fighting back with steel and magic—the very weapons that birthed the Howls in the first place.
Tenn is one such Hunter, a boy with the ability to harness the elements through ancient runes. For years, the Hunters have used this magic to keep the monsters at bay, but it’s never been enough to truly win the war. Humans are losing.
When Tenn falls prey to an incubus named Tomás and his terrifying Kin, Tenn learns there’s more to this than a fight for survival. He’s a pawn in a bigger game, one with devastating consequences. If he doesn’t play his part, it could cost him his life, his lover and his world
My Thoughts:
Once again, I am taking myself out of my normal reading comfort and into a genre that I typically shy away from.  I have been trying to break out of my norm and appreciate books of all genres.  Not always the easiest thing to do, but sometimes it is worth it.  MARTYR was a well written story that made the task of reading outside of my comfort zone worth it.
There is a gifted way in which this story is told, it is not written by bullet points that leave you guessing what will unfold next.  It is all too often that I read a book and in my mind say, “oh, let me guess…”.  That is not going to happen with MARTYR.  There is a lot going on, a lot of discovery to be made within the words, and more yet to come.
A well written book that is sure to take you through a roller coaster of emotions, leaving you with a desire to read more.  I suggest you take some time to read MARTYR, step outside of your comfort zone, appreciate the gift of writing that Alex has, and enjoy!
About The Author

1521924_709307065945_1861723222_nAlex is many things, but first and foremost, he’s a Sagittarius.

Born in Iowa and educated across the States, he’s taught circus in Amsterdam and Madrid, gotten madly lost in the Scottish wilderness, received his Masters in Creative Writing from Glasgow University, and drummed with Norse shamans. Sometimes he also walks about on stilts. Or sews. Or hammers tiny pieces of metal into pretty shapes.

When he’s not writing or climbing in the rafters, he’s probably drinking coffee. And seeing as he currently resides in Seattle, there’s coffee aplenty.

Twitter: @ARKahler

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3 Responses to “Martyr”

  • Me, My Shelf and I [ 14Oct14]

    Thanks for being on the tour Colleen!

  • Brooke [ 15Oct14]

    Awesome review!

  • Alex K [ 15Oct14]

    Thanks for the fantastic review and being part of the tour!


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