Review: Games of Fate – Kris Austen Radcliffe
For Rysa Torres, keeping track of things is hard to do. It’s not that she doesn’t want to. It’s just that she can’t focus on one set thing at any given time. Her ADD makes it difficult for her to keep her attention glued to whatever she’s working on. For some, it might seem as if she does things deliberately in order to not pay attention, but that’s not the case. Without her medication to keep her condition in check, keeping her attention on something or someone is really hard to do.
An unexpected kidnapping thrusts her into a world she never knew existed. A world she soon realizes she might have belonged to had she known about it from the get-go. Unfortunately, there’s nothing she can do about that fact. Forced to confront the secrets of her past, Rysa soon realizes that everything about the new world explains a lot about who and what she is. She’s one of the Fates. She’s also someone who’s able to predict the future, much to her chagrin.
Although she’d like nothing better than to run from the new life she’s been thrust into, Rysa knows that’s something she can no longer do. She has to confront the life she’s now supposed to live, as well as those who have caused her so much grief. If she’s to succeed in setting all wrongs to right, she’ll need to accept the woman’s she’s slowly turning into. There’s a lot there she doesn’t know, but she’s willing to take the chance in opening her eyes to fully grasp the situation at hand. With Ladon and his dragon by her side, anything is possible. Most especially when love comes into the mix.
A wonderful beginning to the Fate – Fire – Shifter – Dragon series, Games of Fate is one of those stories that keeps you guessing at every turn. Full of moments of suspense interspersed with bouts of vivid fantasy and heart-warming romance, Rysa’s plight will capture your attention from the moment you begin reading. Granted, the story’s style is unlike any fantasy you’ve might read out there. Never-the-less, it’s one that will make you want to grab the next book in the series, and continue where you left off. It’s a series worth reading, and I’m sure you’ll like it just as much as I do.
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Rysa Torres misses information. Loses concentration. Her attention problems randomize her life but she pushes forward anyway, doing the best she can—until monsters activate a part of her she didn’t know she had.
As visions of the future whip inside her head, Rysa realizes the truth: She’s a Fate.
And she will set fire to the world.
All her options explode. Her family ripped away, what little control she had destroyed, Rysa is left with one choice: Will she die to stop the coming flames, or will she allow the man and the dragon she loves to die in her place?
Games of Fate begins Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon, a New Adult Urban Fantasy series with Strong Romantic Elements by Kris Austen Radcliffe. Set in the open spaces of America, the series takes Rysa and Ladon—and Ladon’s companion beast, Dragon—through a landscape punctuated by unfamiliar creatures: Fates with the ability to see past, present, and future. Ghouls called Burners who devour with fire and acid. Shifters who shape much more than their bodies. And two dragons who speak with color and pattern.
It starts here, now, with one young woman’s fight against a burning future—and against the death of the man she loves.
Contains Adult Sexual Content and some violent imagery.
About The Author:
As a child, Kris took down a pack of hungry wolves with only a hardcover copy of The Dragonriders of Pern and a sharpened toothbrush. That fateful day set her on a path traversing many storytelling worlds—dabbles in film and comic books, time as a talent agent and a textbook photo coordinator, and a foray into nonfiction. After co-authoring Mind Shapes: Understanding the Differences in Thinking and Communication, Kris returned to academia. But she craved narrative and a richly-textured world of Fates, Shifters, Burners, and Dragons—and unexpected, true love.
Kris lives in Minnesota with her husband, two daughters, an Handsome Cat, and an entire menagerie of suburban wildlife bent on destroying her house. That battered-but-true copy of “Dragonriders”? She found it yesterday. It’s time to pay a visit to the woodpeckers.
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