The Last Stratiote

LeAnn Neal Reilly

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The Last Stratiote

The Last Stratiote A stunning dark urban fantasy reimagining Charles Dickens classic novel A Tale of Two Cities in which the age old struggle between revenge and love plays out on the modern international stage but ulti

  • Title: The Last Stratiote
  • Author: LeAnn Neal Reilly
  • ISBN: 9780982687581
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • A stunning dark urban fantasy reimagining Charles Dickens classic novel A Tale of Two Cities in which the age old struggle between revenge and love plays out on the modern international stage but ultimately finds resolution in the heart of one tortured woman.Blood Law It s the foundation of all human relationships, as old as humanity itself In the Balkans, it s been ensA stunning dark urban fantasy reimagining Charles Dickens classic novel A Tale of Two Cities in which the age old struggle between revenge and love plays out on the modern international stage but ultimately finds resolution in the heart of one tortured woman.Blood Law It s the foundation of all human relationships, as old as humanity itself In the Balkans, it s been enshrined in written code since the Middle Ages.For Elira Dukagjini, a stratiote, an Albanian mercenary who loves Shakespeare and composes blood haiku, it s what drives her at least until she meets James Goodman, an ICE agent pursuing the same trio of sex traffickers one explosive March night For James, a Special Forces veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan who earned a degree in philosophy on his career path, it s not just about bringing criminals to justice The sex traffickers have kidnapped Mirjeta Gjakova, the woman he loves, at the behest of a man he burns to pay back For Mirjeta, a concert violinist who escaped her Balkan homeland as an orphaned teen, the strict accounting of Blood Law threatens to collect a heavy debt her life.When Elira s blood hunt collides with James s pursuit of the kidnappers, the resulting trial forces her out of her predatory myopia What Elira decides will change the entire course of their three lives, setting a precedent in the law governing human behavior.Complex, gritty, and brutally human, The Last Stratiote alternates between dramatic action and a challenging, richly symbolic exploration of life, religion, and philosophy It is a story informed by the intrinsic motives underlying our desire for love, lust, revenge, healing, and redemption.

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    1. Werner on said:

      When she offered me an advance review copy of this novel, my friend LeAnn Neal Reilly mentioned that she thought it might be right up my alley. In some respects, that was an obvious conclusion. I've always had a soft spot for kick-butt, fighting heroines; and being a Christian, I naturally appreciate fiction that takes the Christian message seriously and explores themes of guilt and redemption, without being superficial or preachy. And there are some other aspects of the premise and plot that h [...]

    2. Howard on said:

      I recently laid my hands on an advance copy of LeAnn Neal Reilly’s The Last Stratiote, due to be published in September. I read it immediately for two reasons. First, I had liked her first two novels. Second, I remembered my father saying of another distinguished historian of his day that that writer had written a very good first book and had been writing it ever since. I wanted to see if Ms. Neal Reilly, like too many other current novelists, had dwindled into formula. I was happy to find she [...]

    3. Jay Williams on said:

      From the very beginning Reilly creates lush visual images as Elira, the least Stratiote, seeks blood payment for injuries to herself and her family. Characters in this book are nuanced, deep, and hard to fathom. Scenes of action and gore are handled with a light touch, but vivid description. The reader is kept wondering about every character, and most concerns are not resolved through the surprising ending. Long after I finished this book I spent time thinking about the characters, trying to res [...]

    4. Natty on said:

      What a powerhouse. This is a novel so complex that I honestly don't know how to describe it. There is of course the interplay of faith, human trafficking, religion, philosophy and violence. Then there is the scientific explanation of all of those parts as well. The characters are strong, and undergo intense development throughout the tale. It's a rather brilliant job of weaving all of these disparate tales together into a cohesive whole that really blows my mind, I found myself more than once th [...]

    5. Jacinda Hudson on said:

      It was a rather good book. I thoroughly enjoyed the philosophy portions. I wouldn't exactly call it "erotic". I liked the storyline as well. I could understand what the characters had to face, and I could understand what had to be done. I would recommend this book to anyone who can understand the philosophy and the aspect or approach this book brought. I had won this book from and I am so glad I did. It is well worth the read.

    6. Teresa Lavender on said:

      Excellent story. So many layers to this tale. Not light reading! Definitely need to give it a second read to get what I missed. I won this here on .

    7. Taylor Glover on said:

      I loved Elira Dukagjini! The characters in this book were solid and you either loved them or hated them. The plot had so many aspects and was told through more than a few of the character's eyes, which really kept it interesting for me. The whole blood law theory was a very interesting choice. All in all I would recommend this book. It was a great read!

    8. Jenni Schell on said:

      This was an all around great read. I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys religion and history. That said it can sometimes be hard to follow. But all in all a wonderful story.

    9. Koeur on said:

      koeur.wordpress/2013/11/124.4/5.0Review: Contrary to the authors claim that there are no zombie-like virus’ in the world, there are quite a few. Toxoplasmosis, rabies, sleeping sickness, leprosy, necrosis, lyme disease, mad cow disease, dysarthria and worst of all, Nodding Disease originating originally in the Sudan and spreading recently into Uganda. At least their wasn’t any bad firearm descriptors and their use in a presumptive manner.Fug me, this was both the best novel I have ever read, [...]

    10. J.A. Beard on said:

      Disclosure: I was provided a free review copy of this novel by the author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.It’s been a while since I read this title. While the delay in my review was somewhat partially related to just being busy, the larger reason had to do with my inability to easily decide how I felt about this book. Although upon my first read through I thought it was an overall good novel, there were certain systematic issues that I found a bit annoying. After a few weeks had [...]

    11. Lady on said:

      This book was awesome. It opened up a whole new way to look at vampirism The cause or root of the affliction was very original and the premise engrossing. The lore for the names used for this particular vampire is pretty obscure and that makes you pay more attention than just using some well used name like lamia or revanant. The story is also very believably rooted in Albanian culture and totally realistic because of that.Elira is a very easy character to both love and hate. You feel as conflict [...]

    12. Debra on said:

      I obtained an advanced copy and immediately started reading it! As I got into it, it became instant that this was not going to be a book to my liking. It was confusing from the beginning and by the time I realized there were two stories being written I was at a point of stopping! I prefer a story line that you can follow and are not jumping around trying to remember who's character is who! This is not a book for the "faint of heart" You will love/like it or not (hate is a harsh word). I was not [...]

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