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Karen Duvall
Luna; Original edition (August 30, 2011)
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This book is dedicated to my children: Malia, Rick and Renee. I have so many people to thank for supporting me along this wondrous journey.

This book is dedicated to my children: Malia, Rick and Renee.

Knight's Curse (Knight's Curse Karen Duvall. Year Published: 2011. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

She still draws pictures, but is now a professional graphic designer with a passion for portraying her characters and scenes by painting pictures with words. You can visit her blog at ww. arenduvall. Библиографические данные. Darkest Knight (Luna).

GAVIN TOLD ME, his snake eyes trained on my face. I’d never managed to perfect my poker face, and now I had no choice but to read aloud my mother’s letter, word for word. My mother hadn’t written it in cursive. In fact, the characters were printed in Sanskrit that I’d have to translate. There was no salutation, so her note could have been to anyone.

Knight's Curse (Knight's Curse Published August 23rd 2011 by Luna. Paperback, 315 pages. Author(s): Karen Duvall (Goodreads Author). ISBN: 0373803400 (ISBN13: 9780373803408). Knight's Curse (Knight's Curse Published September 1st 2011 by Luna. ISBN: 145921191X (ISBN13: 9781459211919).

See contact information and details about Karen Duvall Author. Desperate to break the curse that enslaves her, Chalice agrees to use her superhuman senses to steal a precious magical artifact

See contact information and details about Karen Duvall Author. Kim Harrison's Deathly Hollow series, Vicki Pettersen's Zodiac series, Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series. Writing, art, reading, pets, hiking, retreats. Desperate to break the curse that enslaves her, Chalice agrees to use her superhuman senses to steal a precious magical artifact. If she fails, she must make a decision between freedom, death or the love of her life. I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and five incredibly spoiled pets.

Desperate to break the curse that enslaves her, Chalice agrees

Desperate to break the curse that enslaves her, Chalice agrees. But it is only with the help of Aydin-her noble at she will risk venturing beyond the veil to discover the origins of her power. Only for him will she dare to fully embrace her awesome talents.

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A skilled knife fighter since the age of nine, Chalice knows what it's like to live life on the edge—precariously balanced between the dark and the light. But the time has come to choose. The evil sorcerer who kidnapped her over a decade ago requires her superhuman senses to steal a precious magical artifact…or she must suffer the consequences.Desperate to break the curse that enslaves her, Chalice agrees. But it is only with the help of Aydin—her noble warrior-protector—that she will risk venturing beyond the veil to discover the origins of her power. Only for him will she dare to fully embrace her awesome talents. For a deadly duel is at hand, and Chalice alone will have to decide between freedom…and the love of her life.
  • I've been looking forward to this book coming out! Karen Duvall has three novels published now, and she's really hit her stride with Knight's Curse. She builds a world that is like ours only with elves and ghosts and otherworldly powers. Her main character, Chalice, is a strong but enslaved heroine seeking knowledge about her murky past. And she's in love with Ayden, a complex character who's played out regret over the millennia.

    Chalice has lived a life of caution. She's edgy and smart and drawn with such care that I, too, felt the burden of her too-acute senses. Her stated goal is to find someone she can count on, who would care about her and protect her - the stuff of great romances. In her quest, she faces fallen angels and she fools the Vyantara, a clandestine and mysteriously powerful group who do their dirty deeds in secret, reminiscent of the antagonist cult featured in Ms. Duvall's Desert Guardian.

    I could go on and on about the universal themes this book explores through interactions between thief Chalice and Gaven (her slave master), Shui (the gargoyle she's bonded to), elves, Ayden, etc. But my favorite aspect of Knight's Curse was the writing itself.

    Karen's book is filled with accessible, clever and colorful images.

    Pithy descriptions punctuate her accessible prose, from mummified hands to "bitter beer faced" elves with eyebrows bunching like cotton, dredged memories from the womb, throbbing tattoos, enchanted rooms, and the creepiest: body parts that don't die.

    This book offered up enough ghouls for those who love fantasy, lust for those who love romances, and a generous sprinkling of wonderful turns of phrase and images to keep those of us who prefer to simply luxuriate in good writing happy. Happy.

  • Chalice has been sent on yet another mission to steal a magical artifact by the man who kidnapped and enslaved her as a child. It should have been an easy job, just like the countless other ones, but things go very wrong and she is unable to acquire it. While her life has never been easy, at least there was a fragile truce between her and her master. All that changes after her failure and her world is quickly turned upside down. She meets Aydin who is very like her. Together they will work together to be finally free, because at this rate, the alternative is death.

    Knight's Curse is a very refreshing book. In a genre that seems saturated with books that all muddle together because of similarities. Yes there are some familiar elements with angels and demons, as well as the fae. However the focus is more on gargoyles and the unique bond they have with humans. Anyone bonded to one is actually enslaved because if they do not merge with their gargoyle every three days then they will turn into one of the creatures themselves. Another aspect that made the book refreshing was the way Chalice's extremely enhanced senses were handled. In so many Urban Fantasies, the heroine will have these great senses, yet they are somehow able to conveniently shut them off for comfort. Chalice has no such "off" switch so she has to use nose and ear plugs, as well as special contacts just to be able to keep the sensory overload to a lessor amount. I found this to make her seem more realistic, and well human as the gifts were as much of a hindrance as a help.

    I really enjoyed getting to see Chalice grow throughout this book. At the start she was so skittish and untrusting, and while she had good reason to be that way, she was so shut off to everything and everyone. She only looked for the worst in people and stubbornly felt all magic was evil. However as time went on and she was able to defy her master more and more she started to really open up. Of course a lot of that had to do with the charismatic Aydin, and her attraction to him. They didn't really get a chance to progress anywhere in a relationship together, but there is so much potential there. I'm really rooting for them in the next book even though the odds are highly stacked against them.

    I enjoyed Knight's Curse as it was a great opening to a new series that read very quickly. There was just the right amount of world building, action and character development to make it a very well rounded book. The only thing I wish for more of would have been a little romance, but that isn't too much of a hindrance as it leaves room to grow. So, if you are looking for a new Urban Fantasy that is anything but "run of the mill" then Knight's Curse is for you.

  • Let me start out with a warning that this is not a romance. I thought it might be from the blurb... but it's really an Urban Fantasy with a hint of a vague promise of a wispy tendril of a romance.

    Chalice is something more than human. She has extremely sharp senses and she knows that whatever she is, her mother was the same. Unfortunately, the woman died moments after Chalice was born, so she never really understood her heritage. She was raised by monks in her early childhood, but then kidnapped and forced into slavery by a nefarious group of magic manipulators, called the Vyantara. Her handler is Gavin, a cruel and powerful man who has tied her life to a gargoyle... and through that tie, he forces her to steal magical artifacts. If she refuses or runs away, she'll turn into a gargoyle herself.

    Her latest assignment puts her in the path of Aydin, another supernaturally enhanced being forced into servitude by the Vyantara. But he knows so much more about magic... even about Chalice herself. He helps her break through some of barriers she has built and the prejudices indoctrinated in her by Gavin and his cohorts. With his help, she learns about her heritage and her destiny and allows herself to finally hope for a better future.

    The world-building was interesting here. It definitely felt fresh and unique. But I found myself always waiting for more. More resolution. More satisfaction. More between Chalice and Aydin. And I didn't get it. By the time I got to the end of the book, I felt more like I had just read a long a set-up than a complete novel. Don't get me wrong, it was entertaining, but it was equally frustrating. All the build, build, build and then it's over. It didn't even feel like a cliffhanger so much as that it just stopped midway through the story. Grr.

    I guess it's telling that I want to find out what happens to Chalice. I want to find out the deal with her dad... whether that disembodied head will ever be reunited with its body... and what's up with the guardian angel. And of course, whether Chalice and Aydin will ever get PAST FIRST BASE. Maybe in the next installment. 3 1/2 stars.