Runes of Redemption by Deirdre O'Dare

Title: Runes of Redemption

Series: The Thin Green Line 4

Author: Deirdre O’Dare

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (94pgs)

Publisher: Amber Quill Press (Amber Allure) (9th October 2011)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥3 ½Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: As head of the U.S. Border Patrol’s Paranormal Operations Unit, Clay Chiles has found a place where he can serve with honor and a surrogate family to replace the one he never truly enjoyed. When he meets Elven warrior Arondel and begins to build the partnership he had never hoped to find, life seems good. Still, for two lifelong loners to merge their lives, hearts and minds, an occasional conflict is bound to arise.

Clay’s discovery he has not only a father but a half-brother on Arondel’s home world of Elvenheim creates new and different challenges. Can he accept and trust relatives so different from all he has known? Can they accept him?

Finally, faced with incredible tasks and dangers, Clay and Aron are torn asunder. Will the strength of their still-fragile bond be enough to bring them through hell and back to one another’s arms?

The Thin Green Line Anthology (books 1, 2 & 3) is only available as paperback at this time. Each book is sold separately in eBook format.

Review: This book is best read as part of the series. At the end of Runes of Revelation, Clay and Aron were going to hunt for gateway portals and try to seal them.   This book picks up where that one ended. Clay is starting to come to terms with the fact that he is half-elf but he still harbors resentment towards his father.   Aron is still getting used to having a partner after travelling alone for so long but he is happy that his bond with Clay is getting stronger.

I liked this story as the plot was good and it moved along well.   There was suspense, danger, backstabbing and an unexpected reunion. They are also taken on an unexpected journey to fulfill a Prophesy on another world. The descriptions were good and the characters meshed well together, we are treated to a progression of their bond as it is the merging of two souls that is tested to the brink.

I would recommend this to those who like fantasy, paranormal, twists, turns and hidden danger.

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