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Frostfire (Kyndred #3)

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  1,021 ratings  ·  68 reviews
As one of the genetically enhanced Kyndred, Lilah's mind-reading powers make her vulnerable to a mysterious biotech company willing to murder to acquire her superhuman DNA. But her true fear may come from her own Kyndred brethren...
ebook, 336 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Signet Book (first published November 23rd 2010)
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Alix Taylor
Having just finished Lynn Viehl's latest Kyndred novel FrostFire I have this to say, this is one of the most CONFUSING AND FRUSTRATING series I have ever read. Allow me to explain. Both of her series, the Darkyn and the Kyndred kind of intermingle, in that some characters are Darkyn and some are Kyndred but they both are and were wanted by Genero and the bio tech companies, they both are immoratal and have some unique characteristics as enhanced people, but some of the way their gifts present ar ...more
Melindeeloo
Kyndred beast 'whisperer' Lilah's very bad day takes a turn for the deadly when Lilah is drugged, kidnapped and handcuffed to a dead marine, both destined for DNA harvesting to fuel Genhance's efforts to recreate the experiments that created the Kyndred. But it turns out that the marine, Walker, is not as dead as he seems and soon Walker and Lilah make their escape in the snowy mountains of Colorado. But even as they find refuge in a remote town filled with secrets, they aren't out of the woods ...more
Donna
My rating: 4.5

Lynn Viehl's has a way of building a tantalizing world around alluring characters that just fascinates this reader. Like every book before in the Darkyn and Kyndred series, Frostfire was no exception and I fell headlong into reading it.

Frostfire is a page turner with a plot that grabbed my attention with the mystery that surrounded the different secret groups, who all seem to be trying to get the upper hand in the secret world of the paranormals this time around by controlling Lil
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new_user
That was one wacky soap opera. Every time I read a Lynn Viehl book, she stretches bounds. Viehl's Frostfire includes furry people, copper-allergic vampires, and animal whisperers- yes, animal whisperers. Watch out Caesar Milan, animal control officer Lilah Devereux can tame the savage beast. Enter stud and former soldier, Walker Kimball, also a captive of the greedy gene therapies giant, GenHance.

Escape from GenHance, mystery of the hairy people, a rogue Darkyn vampire, and the trials and tribu
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Zeek
With Frostfire we get Viehl’s take on werewolf lore and, as always it’s unexpected. The thing I love about Viehl’s books is that she always holds something back along the way to keep you guessing. I hate that about her books too because I’m always like, “okay. just give already! Gaaak!”

But in the end, she delivers… as she did with Frostfire. It was fun to discover the true identity of the hero, (you know all along his name is indeed not Walker Kimball), although it made me want to go back and re
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Darcy
This is a really hard book to review, while I liked it, I was confused for much of the book. There were all these groups, they didn't seem to be connected at all, but as the story went on you could see the connections. What made it harder to figure out what was going on was that it seemed everyone one had more than one name or identity. It was really hard to figure out who were the bad guys and who were the good guys, but that can be very subjective as people can change.

One thing that I really l
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Cid Tyer
I have been anxiously awaiting the newest Kyndred book; not only did I have it on preorder for my ereader, but I won an early copy. For those of you who are not familiar with the Kyndred series, it is an offshoot from the Darkyn series, which is being featured this month. A lot of the characters from that series show up in passing in the Kyndred books, but unlike the Darkyn the Kyndred are human and mortal.

Established in the Darkyn series, Kyndred are people who have been biologically altered. T
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Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
This is, for me, by far the weakest book of the 3. I'm glad I've got it but it will be a while before I read this one again.

Lilah can 'speak' to the animals but suddenly, she can understand human thoughts too. Their powers were also unexplained, the descriptions between them often refers to heat and then his ice cold (the Frostfire of the title presumably) but this is again, never explained. Why can she do things with him and not by herself? The connection is never explained and so lost in the s
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Marsha
I keep wondering with this series if the author is deliberately trying to be confusing. This story could have easily been a bit more straightforward without losing any suspense or mystery. Attempts to be creative have run a bit amok here. There so many things I'm still confused about that I would have considered central to wrapping up the plot of this story. What is the nature of lilah's power? How is this power connected to Walker? Why are their abilities so strangely varied?
I'm still trying to
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Nancy
This was an excellent book I would recommend this book to any one who wants an excellent read. I look forward to reading more of this author's work.
Lakisha
This is the third book in the Kyndred series by Lynn Viehl. I'm partial to stories that have shifters, animal communication, etc.

I liked the main characters of Lilah and Walker. The emotions were believable as were the interactions and relationship between them.

I like twists and turns and this book had some well placed ones that made this story an enjoyable read.
Monty Cupcake
Well I definitely didn't guess this twist. This is my favorite Kyndred book, so far.

I liked both main characters, Lilah & Walker. She talks to animals. He's a colossally buff dead-ish marine that GenHance has tinkered with.

Cool twisty mystery with the town. But again, I feel like so much wasn't explained. Like what's embedded in Walker's tattoo, how'd he go from being A to B. where's the explanation on that? And how about talking about that cougar attack on Lilah, how'd it happen in Califo
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Emily
I agree with the other reviewers. The plot line shifts were ridiculous. There was just way too much going on and the first half of the book seemed jump between many characters that, yes, met up at the end, but I felt like I didn't know which way was up half the time. There were scenes from the POV of hero & heroine, Jonah, the kidnapper, 2 Italian chicks, the sheriff, some dude named George that is apparently a body-collector, Samuel, A Darkyn couple, etc. plus, a bonus section telling the h ...more
Francesca Rock
So I really like this series, which is why it pains me to say this. This one was disappointing. It was confusing as hell and I'm not sure it really made sense. At the very least, I didn't connect with it. Does that mean I'm going to stop reading this series? Hell no. Might I take a short break? Fuck yes. But you can rest assured I will continue reading Lynn Viehl's work and hope this doesn't happen again.


I would really like for there to be some kind of indication as to who is speaking in this bo
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Theresa
While I enjoyed this and couldn’t put it down, at first it had too many bits and pieces of loose ends swirling around the storyline, making it hard to get into. The flash backs didn’t help as they came at odd times.

There are so many different storylines going on here: Elle & Huntley, Lilah & Walker, Gabriel & Nick, Samuel Taske, the citizens of Frenchman’s Pass (who would make a great spin-off hint hint) and the bad guys: Kirchener & Genaro. There’s even multiple years and loc
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All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

FROSTFIRE is not my first Viehl novel (and it certainly won’t be my last). She writes just about every genre around under various pen names. Oddly, this is my first paranormal from her.

If you skim through the reviews for FROSTFIRE, one word keeps reappearing: Confusing. And yes, there is a lot going on in this book that never quite clicked including several shady organizations, a huge cast of characters who cross over from both the Kyndred and Darkyn se
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Julie
"Frostfire" is the third book in the Kyndred series, which is an offshoot of Ms. Viehl's earlier Darkyn series. I should note that I received an ARC of this book for free from the author.

This book is my second favorite so far (I liked the second book the best). The story takes a while to get started, but when it does it rocks. It centers around Lilah, a Kyndred who can talk to animals, and Walker, a mysterious man who, like Lilah, has been kidnapped by unknown persons. They manage to escape the
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Stacy {Texas Reader}
As one of the genetically enhanced Kyndred, Lilah can read and control the minds of animals. Rescuing a group of kids from a wayward bear brings her to the attention of GenHance, the shadowy biotech company willing to murder to acquire super-human DNA. After being drugged and abducted, Lilah wakes up handcuffed to a half-dead man in a refrigerated truck.

Walker, a soldier critically wounded in Afghanistan, is brought back to life by Lilah's warmth and determination, and resolves to do anything he
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Once Upon
Only suitable for adults, very explicit sexual content.

3rd book of the Kyndred series, and if you read the previous books and the books from the Darkyn series where this one is derived from, you know that her writing grabs you and will not release you until the end. As with all her books, surprises, suspense and the unexpected is never lacking; her stories are unpredictable, you might think you know where she is heading, but you’ll soon find out that it is very different of what you expected.

Lil
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Carole-Ann
OK, I liked it, but then again I didn't. I love the stories of the Kyn and Darkyn Viehl has written previously, but this one didn't come up to scratch. There was a mixture of old and new characters; a bit of scheming and underhand dealings; a lot of secrets; the occasional bloodshed, and a 'feel-sorry-for-him' dark hero in Walker. Enough elements to make a ripping good story. So where did it fail?

IMHO the story never flowed - principally because it was broken up into bits and pieces depending on
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Tina
You know when you go to the fair or the circus and you watch jugglers? Only they aren't just your run of the mill jugglers throwing up three weenie little balls. These guys are juggling nine balls, six clubs and three flaming knives. Blindfolded.

That is what reading this book was like. As we delve deeper into this series there are so many characters, so many side plots, so many story developments that come at you blind it is like watching that juggler. It could get messy, it could all go out of
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July
I normally like Lynn Viehl's books. But this book was a let down. I was so confused as Lilah was a human? Or what was she, I finally figure out that she is a Kyndred. She is kidnapped for her DNA and thrown in a refrigerated truck with a dead corpse, only the corpse is not dead. He is a soldier Walker Kimbal who was crtically wounded in Afghanistan and sold to the scum who have Lilah for harvesting body parts and doing experiments. When Lilah finds out he is not dead they decide to escape. When ...more
Elizabeth
While I normally Love all of Lynn Viehl’s book this one for me was just not up to par. There were some parts that fell pushed like she said he everyone else has shifters so now I should too. No you shouldn’t have the story was perfect just the way it was with Vampires and genetically altered humans. I think she should have stuck to what the story already was instead of throwing a loop in and taking the series in an entirely different way. I didn’t totally hate it I just don’t think it was as goo ...more
Jennifer
I really like Viehl's writing overall. She builds suspense well, and her characters are very well rounded. That said, the heroine Lilah was a little too milk-toast for me, and she and the hero just sort of fell in love without any real relationship development. Also, several characters had multiple names/aliases and this combined with some deliberately vague scenes (meant to build suspense) and constant jumping around between the various side-plots made for a confusing narrative. I'm a pretty in ...more
Barbara ★
First of all I must say that this series isn't nearly as good as the Darkyn series. Those books were spectacular while these are too damn confusing to be truly enjoyable.

Like this first two in the series, the format of the story is irritating and confusing. The introduction of innumerable characters with no connection to the main characters. Heck I couldn't even figure out who the main characters were for almost 100 pages! That is just unacceptable. The story finally started coming together and
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Kimber
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CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
Rating: 4 Cups

The gears that continually shift and change throughout this story hold you in absolute suspense and anticipation for what will happen next. Each character is entirely thrilling, and you are immersed in their part of the story as easily as if they were Lilah and Walker. I can only wish that I had read the other two in this series to have a complete appreciation for such an amazing read. I am not quite sure how I missed out on the LynnViehl bandwagon, but that is soon to be rectified
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Gia
Could have been okay - if only the trashy sex and every possible plot complication hadn't been thrown in. Ah well.
Michele Olson
Very confusing. Several unanswered questions by the end.
Aquit
I literally DNF this book. Really, I didn't even skip to end to see how everything turn out. I rarely do that to the books I read since even if I'm frustrated with how the book is turning out I still want to know what happens in the end. I guess it's because I just basically did not care. At all.

Which was too bad. Being handcuff to a hot naked Alpha(?) male is a dream come true. . . but only if it involves being locked up in a truck and driving to certain death. Unless, of course you're into tha
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She writes mostly novels in a variety of genres and under several pseudonyms. Among them are science fiction (as S. L. Viehl), romantic fiction (as Lynn Viehl, Gena Hale, and Jessica Hall), and Christian fiction (as Rebecca Kelly). She has described herself as primarily a writer of romance: no matter what genre she is working in, an eleme
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