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Abduction (Alex Caine #3)

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ebook, 247 pages
Published September 2014 by HarperVoyager
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Matthew
Apr 30, 2015 Matthew rated it really liked it
It is no secret that I am a fan of Alan Baxter. When I first read Bound last year I touted him as one of the future stars of speculative fiction in this country, and after reading Abduction I still stand firm on that opinion.

Abduction finds Alex Caine in a bad way. The weight of the world and its secrets have taken their toll, and some days Alex finds it hard to even get out of bed. Alone one night, Alex is overwhelmed by a band of Fey who kidnap him and take him away from the mortal realm. The
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Gary Kemble
Sep 30, 2016 Gary Kemble rated it really liked it
This was a really satisfying conclusion to (at least this part of) the Alex Caine series.

I remember reading Obsidian, getting to a point where Baxter took me in a completely unexpected direction.

Abduction has plenty of surprises, a host of exotic locations (both in our realm and others) and some truly despicable villains.

I love that Baxter has kept Alex Caine such a relatable character. The events of Bound basically turned Caine into a superhero, and yet he doesn't lose his human vulnerabilities
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Tamara
Oct 30, 2014 Tamara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love a book that surprises me at the end, and I love a trilogy that leaves me wanting more. This book represents both of these literary loves for me. I adore Alex's resolution, and I want to know more about the Kin, and the sword, and the Eld. A great read - here's hoping this book ends up in paper, it needs to be on my bookshelf!
Phillip Berrie
Oct 18, 2016 Phillip Berrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers of dark urban fantasy
A solid finish to a solid trilogy about a trained fighter with 'special' talents that is thrust into a hidden world of the arcane through no fault of his own.

Pros: I thought the characterisation in this book was the strongest of all three books and there are some very memorable female characters.

Con: As these books are set in the same world as the author's Balance series, I thought it odd that there was only a little crossover between the two, especially considering the stakes.

I'm looking forwar
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Leticia
Aug 01, 2016 Leticia rated it liked it
WARNING: Contains spoilers.

Even though I could have started Abduction immediately after Obsidian, I was careful enough to write my last review and continue on my way a day after my brain had had a chance to rest. It was just as well; I devoured Abduction quickly... as seems to be my wont with Baxter's books.

It is unfortunate for readers that in the twenty-first century publishers become lazy. This is particularly the case when an author smashes out a trilogy in short order. And in at least one o
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Rick Keuning
Jan 24, 2015 Rick Keuning rated it it was amazing
Book three Alan Baxter’s Alex Cain series, Abduction, launches straight into the action. Books one and two lead in with a bunch of scene setting, which was the weakest part of both of them, but not this time. In my view this is the best of the three very good books.

Alex is immediately abducted and taken to the land of the Fey. The evil race from another dimension who have been in the background previously are now front and centre. Just to add to the fun, Alex’s enemy from book one returns with a
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D.C. Grant
Jan 09, 2015 D.C. Grant rated it it was amazing
Abduction, book three in the Alex Caine series, is reminiscent of the first book with a frantic pace and high stakes as Alex confronts two enemies each of whom have a magic power much superior to his own. The Lady, Queen of Faerie wants the Darak that is embedded in Alex’s chest and Robert Hood, whom Alex thought he had consigned to an unescapable prison, just wants him dead. The body count is high as events spiral out of control, forcing Alex to consider that taking his own life would be ...more
Sandra
Sep 07, 2016 Sandra rated it it was amazing
Wow.. another fast moving story, filled with deadly 'cat and mouse' chasing, an insane immortal, an angry man, a vengeful fey, and Alex Caine in their crosshairs.

Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
Katharine is a judge for the Sara Douglass 'Book Series' Award. This entry is the personal opinion of Katharine herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.

I won't be recording my thoughts (if I choose to) here until after the AA are over.
Cat Sheely
Aug 19, 2016 Cat Sheely rated it it was amazing
Had to read in one day. This was the best of the Alex Caine series I think and the first two were fabulous.

If you loved Jim Butcher's Dresden you'll be sure to love this series.
Shelley Nolan
Oct 06, 2015 Shelley Nolan rated it it was amazing
A fantastic read that kept me hooked from start to finish. Didn't want it to end and would love to read more Alex Caine adventures.
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Alan Baxter is an award-winning British-Australian author who writes dark fantasy, horror and sci-fi, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu. He lives among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia, with his wife, son, dog and cat. He is the author of the dark urban fantasy thriller trilogy, Bound, Obsidian and Abduction (The Alex Caine Series) published ...more
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