This intense urban fantasy series has provided a serious crucible for its main character to undergo and it was difficult to read about what Kit experienced in the last book. Understandably, she feels broken and isolated from those who care about her but she slowly has to start accessing that inner strength that was honed during her abusive upbringing. It is tough to follow her slow climb from the depths of despair but the case that is foisted upon her does an excellent job of mobilizing her allies while forcing her to face her new realities even as it uncovers some mind-boggling facts. It definitely would be advised to read all of the books in the series so that appropriate background is available but probably best if one has a couple of days put aside because this mesmerizing storyline makes one race to the finish of each book and impatiently await further developments. The title of this gripping story is “Broken Blade” but fortunately, the descriptor should be ‘badly damaged’ but hopefully repairable and persevering. This was an excellent addition to the series and provides even more mysteries to be solved and I impatiently look forward to reading the next installment.
“Broken Blade” by J.C. Daniels (Shiloh Walker) continues the story of Kit Colbana as she struggles to recover from the horrific events that took place in “Night Blade” (the second story in the ‘Colbana Files’ series). So many aspects of Kit’s life are broken but as her friends struggle to convince her that many things can be repaired, she is unable to believe them even as she slowly tries to pick up the shattered remnants of her life. Accepting a case that requires her to interact with those she would rather avoid causes her to become involved in a struggle that turns a well-known myth on its end and has far-reaching implications for witches, aneira, were and vampires as well as the offshoot races. The assignment may end up costing far more than Kit wants to pay but it also may be just what she needs to start on her road to recovery, if she survives long enough to try.
Kit Colbana: assassin, thief, investigator extraordinaire. Now broken. She always expected her past to catch up with her but never like this. Haunted by nightmares and stripped of her identity, she’s retreated to Wolf Haven, the no-man’s land where she found refuge years before. But while she might want to hide away from the rest of the world, the rest of the world isn’t taking the hint.
Dragged kicking and screaming back into life, Kit is thrust head-first into an investigation surrounding the theft of an ancient relic…one that she wants nothing to do with. Her instincts tell her it’s a bad idea to just leave the relic lying about, but finding it might be just as bad.
Forced to face her nightmares, she uncovers hidden strength and comes face to face with one of the world’s original monsters.
If she survives the job, she won’t be the same…and neither will those closest to her.