The Rise (The Alexa Montgomery Saga, #3)by Published 25 Sep 2012
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The supernatural world in which Alexa Montgomery has found herself is on the brink of war. She is charged with the task of raising an army, defeating an evil dictator, and struggling to contain the bloodthirsty monster that lives within her.
These are things Alexa can handle, but when the person she loves most in the world takes a turn for the worst, Alexa's loyalty and determination will be tested in the most horrifying of ways. Will she be able to rise to the challenge, or will her love for her sister kill her once and for all?
The Rise (The Alexa Montgomery Saga, #3) Reviews
I don't know about anyone else, but this right here is the best book of the series. I know, everyone says that after reading the next installment of a series they've grown to love. And don't get me wrong, Half Black Soul was absolutely great. But I'm taking back my amazing and putting it right effin here!
So much has happened thus far in the saga that there's no way to summarize without dropping spoilers. And if you haven't read any of them so far, turn around and go back to number one, Blood Warrior, because this one picks off where two ended. This is not a series you can just hop in the middle and enjoy the ride.
HD has invested so much time and emotion into her characters it's unreal. The reader can feel every breath, taste every tear, and smell all the blood that is shed. There's love, heartache, betrayal, death, and hope seeping through each page and frankly my world is spinning.
The only downfall? Waiting sucks.
I don't how Gordon always catches me off guard! Maybe because she keeps me up reading all night. The Rise is a masterful blend of heart racing action, fear, betrayal, and unyielding love.
The Montgomery sisters take us on a dark journey in book 3, more secrets to be discovered, and some one is tested to the brink (and way past) of insanity.
And through it all Alexa's Libra, Kayden, is steadfast in his support of Alexa.
But the Question is what happened to Jackson? Will Alexa learn about his secrets?
Ms. Gordon is a master. Extremely fast paced action, desperation, insanity, loss, and love, she will put you through the ringer in this one. You will feel exactly how she intends you to feel. Some people will die and you can't seen really care and others will make you cry. The series is unlike any other, pure perfection.
I really can't say much more because there are things that I do not want to spoil all the fun!
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or Amazon... lol
Praise for the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga
“H.D. Gordon’s writing was very thought out and her words flowed and kept me reading till late in the evening.”
“Further adding to the writing skills, the world that Gordon created was so imaginative and brilliant that I was simply enthralled.”
“H.D. Gordon has written a book that well spellbound you. She has created characters that linger long after the book is read and put away.”
Have you seen our yummy Kayden lately? mmmmmmm.....
The first two books in this series were amazing so I had very high hopes for this one and it did not disappoint. The book starts exactly where Half Black soul ended; with Alexa, her recently rescued mother and Kayden racing back to two rivers to rescue Nelly. H.D. Gordon is incredible at writing gripping, page turning books and The Rise is no exception, there are many unexpected twists that take the story in an entirely different direction to what you expect. Secrets that people have been hiding start to come out during this book and several new POV’s are used that give you a deeper look into some of the characters.
Alexa and Kaydens relationship develops a lot in ways I really enjoyed; their chemistry is portrayed very well and is 100% believable. I’m not going to mention anything about Jackson in this review, you will just have to read the book to find out what happens with him :P By far one of my favourite parts of this book was Nelly, in the previous books she was just Alexa’s weak, gentle sister that always needed protecting but in this book you get to see an entirely different and unexpected side of her.
I didn’t think this series could get any better than it already was but this book has made it even better. This is a book that I would not only recommend you read but I would almost demand that you read it, it’s just too good to miss. I can’t wait to see what the author is going to do with the final book in the series.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, this has not affected my review in any way*
H.D. Gordon has done it again; she has written another hit in the Alexa Montgomery series. Book three is darker than the other two books and filled with one emotional roller coaster ride after another.
Initially, Alexa has rescued her mother and and is driving back to Two Rivers with Kayden by her side. Mommie Dearest is on a rampage about Alexa leaving Nelly alone. So, they are rushing back to try to protect her. However, little do they know; but, Nelly has been captured by evil King William. He wants to toy with her believing himself to be so superior and more powerful than anoyone around. Boy, does Nelly have a surprise not only for him; but, her family and friends as well. Soon, she is on the run with Queen Camillia, Bethany and several others from the slave camp. When they are attacked by Lamia, Nelly saves everyone all but Daniel. However, there is a hefty price to pay for her bravery.
Soon, Alexa and Nelly are rejoined. Unfortunately,Nelly is attacks Alexa and almost drains her dry. She is knocked out and the group decides it is best if they head for safety before King William's men meet up with them. When they stop for gasn and ALexa and Kayden attempt to take a moment for themselves, they return to the van to discover Nelly missing and her mother and Bethany dead. Alexa is at a loss. She desperately looks for her sister. Unable to locate her the group convinces her to move on to safety once they have buried their dead.
Alexa and company end up in the Outlands, an area that is unaligned to any power or kingdom. The inhabitants agree to live peaceably among each other. It is here that Alexa will seek an answer to how to locate and cure her sister; but, at what price? It does not matter because Alexa knows she is willing to pay and do anything to protect her sister. She and Kayden will have their moment of love only to have it snatched away prematurely. There will be heartbreak after heartbreak, death, betrayals and yes, hope.
This was a another really good read; but, I did have two criticisms. There were minor editing issues that seem to plague self-published books; but, my biggest concern was the story being told from four different points of views. Why is this a issue? If this is the Alexa Montgomery Saga, it should be told solely from her viewpoint. When other characters take the lead, the main character loses some power/momentum. I've noticed that the last two books have been featuring more of other character's POV's. I hope that Ms. Gordon returns to her original concept and tell the story from Alexa's view. Give yourself a treat and pick up this series. It is definitely a page turner.
Her writing is so good, I don't know if I'll survive it.
The Prophecy says one will come along who will raise an army and free the enslaved. Alexa Montgomery was to be the one.
Spoiler Alert: The Rise: The Alexa Montgomery Saga, Book III
Alexa's mother admonished her for leaving Nelly behind when she came to rescue her from prison. It was Nelly they were really after and I had left her alone at Two Rivers.
The only purpose I had in life was to protect her. I am a Sun Warrior, one of a kind. My monster within loves to kill - actually revels in it and I would do whatever it takes to keep Nelly safe.
Nelly is one of a kind too, a vampire and a searcher She is able to search others thoughts. But the real reason they would kill her, she is half Lamia. She is considered a danger to everyone.
The King was responsible for the fate of the villagers in Two Rivers. He kept them drugged and ignorant of the fate awaiting them. He was using them as a blood factory. The depth of the King's evil was black and ugly. The King had arranged for my mother to be imprisoned and I wanted him dead.
Everyone thought the Prophecy meant me, but I knew it meant Nelly. The Prophecy said Nelly would save the King's captives, but die in the process.
Nelly was called in to see the King. She knew she was in trouble. He is a highly skilled searcher. She is barely able to control herself. She couldn't give away she was as powerful a searcher as he was. That would mean her death.
Nelly was surprised when he asked about Alexa. Was this about her? He told her Alexa's crimes were treason and murder. Before Nelly could stop herself, she spit on his shoes. She felt such a red-hot anger, she lost all control. Alexa was not a traitor.
As the King grabbed Nelly's hand to search her, she turned her powers loose. The King was thrown from her. As she searched him she saw a vision. She saw him dead. Alexa's sword had slain him and Alexa lay dead beside him.
She screamed and her power threw everyone against the walls.
The Queen finally got her attention and said to put the King asleep, like the others, or they wouldn't be able to escape.
Alexa and Kayden were racing to get back to Nelly. They had to stop for gas and when they got out to pump it, Kayden pulled something from his pocket and told Alexa Happy Birthday. It was the most beautiful ring Alexa had ever seen.
" "I - I belong to you." Alexa said to him, her beautiful lion. Even her monster was quiet."
Nelly gathered, with her mind, the few she could take, as they made their escape. When the Lamia attacked and killed Daniel, she lost all control. Her rage could not be held back. It flowed out to the Lamia, killing them all and she absorbed their energy.
The van for their escape was near, but Nelly directed them away from it. Even though it was night, she saw the sun and went towards it. Something was calling to her, but she didn't know what.
"Stop" Alexa yelled at Kayden, but she didn't know why.
She was being drawn to Nelly. They had a bond that demanded they find each other.
When she saw them standing in the road, she realized Tommy was holding Nelly. Alexa knew what she needed, so she proceeded to cut her arm and offered it to the unconscious Nelly. With no warning Nelly attacked her.
Alexa didn't think things could get any worse. But she was so very wrong.
5 STARS - Would Buy It For Them (lol)
H. D. Gordon is creating new covers as I write this review. I already liked them, now I think they are even more amazing, bringing together the entire series.
I raced through the pages, beginning to end. Alexa's story kept getting better and better. I was waiting, holding my breath, for what would happen next.
It was a punch to the gut when Nelly killed and fled. Not sweet Nelly. I thought she was going to be the heroine.
Alexa had been pushed to her limits. She was distraught. She would do whatever it took to save Nelly but she was paralyzed by her loss. Her love was selfless.
Amazing descriptions of the supernatural characters and their environment. I love this series so much, I cannot find the words to describe how I feel as I read along.
I raced through the last pages, not realizing I was coming to the end. What's going to happen. No, it can't be. WT.
I sat there with my mouth hanging open, thinking, now what. My heart fell. Then, I thought, okay. There's one more book and I have to go get it. NOW!!!
I received this book in return for an honest and unbiased review.
The Rise H.D. Gordon