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Another Great Adventure for the Crew of the El Cazador
Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2014
I loved the first two Blood Hunter novels. They were the kind of Science Fiction Romance and Space Opera that I love. I Put Death Defying on pre-order as soon as I saw it. It appeared on my kindle several days ago and went to the top of by TBR list. I expected the same level of enjoyment I got from reading the first two books and I was not disappointed.
Death Defying did several things. The prologue goes back 15 years and tells how Rico and Tannis met. I got to catch up with the crew of El Cazador again. There was additional world building as I learned more about the Collective, the Church and the Rebels. Death Defying has one very important new main character, Callum Meridian. He was a side character in previous books but moves to center stage here. Tannis get her own chance for a HEA but not without a lot of problems.
The plot starts out simple and becomes more complex as the story progresses. Callum hires the El Cazador and its crew to take him on a journey of discovery. For Callum it is more of a journey then he expected. He starts out as an arrogant spoiled man who has to face some hard facts about the man he has become. How the mission plays out depends on how much he can change. There is danger and romance and danger again. There are some very difficult moments for the crew and just when it looks like all will be lost there is a new twist that changes the whole picture.
This is book three in the series but it does a good job standing alone. For maximum enjoyment read Break Out, book one, and Deadly Pursuit, book two first. When you finish all three there is Temporal Shift and Blood and Metal coming out in March and April of 2014.