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Soldier (Talon #3)

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The price of freedom is everything.

When forced to choose between safety with the dragon organization Talon and being hunted forever as an outcast, Ember Hill chose to stand with Riley and his band of rogue dragons rather than become an assassin for Talon. She’s lost any contact with her twin brother, Dante, a Talon devotee, as well as Garret, the former-enemy soldier who c
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Hardcover, 380 pages
Published April 26th 2016 by Harlequin TEEN
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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**

His fingertips came to rest against the back of my hand, sending a zip of current through my whole body. “I’m done hiding,” he whispered. “Nothing has changed. I know we might not have a lot of time, but what we do have, I want to spend right here.”


That feeling…I know you're familiar with it…when the air is sucked out of your lungs, when your world collapses beneath your feet, the world ceases to exist as it shatters to pieces aro
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I don't freaking know.

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I mean I love all of the characters, but I'm over this love triangle crap! Why can't they just be brother/husbands and just forget about it. Ember has just gotten on my last nerve and I have a freaking headache.

But yes, since I still love everyone and they are cool dragons they get 3 stars. I wish there was more dragon action in the book though. I love all of the main characters. Just because I don't want a certain someone with another certain someone doesn't mean I don't
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Tabby
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook, favorites
Edit 4/29/14

THE REVIEW

Why this book?
Even though the last book of this series pissed me off I gave this one a chance to redeem itself

What I thought

The Riley and Ember parts

The Garret and Ember parts

The Dante parts

Even though I had to endure a small romance between Riley and Ember, and boring Dante parts. I thought this book was amazing, but was of course it was, it was written by Julie Kagawa. Julie knows how to write a book that drags you in, and doesn’t let you go until the last moment. Sh
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Dannii Elle
Actual rating 3.5 stars.

I received this book on a read to review basis from NetGalley. Thank you the author, Julie Kagawa, and the publisher, Harlequin Teen, for the opportunity.

This is the third installment in the Talon series and by far the most superior in terms of both character development, plot and writing.

The premise of this dragon saga initially appealed to me as it sounded like an action-packed read, but this was the first book in the series that I felt actually delivered consistently o
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Beth
May 05, 2015 marked it as to-read
Why isn't this in my hands yet? I need it! After the ending of Rogue I HAVE to find out what happens in the next instalment. Please release it soon Julie Kagawa.

Also who else is Team Riley/Cobalt?
Natalie Monroe
3.5 stars

"I swallowed. 'There's no right answer, is there?'

'There never is in war.'


First off, slow clap for the ending. What a ballsy move. This is The Iron Queen-circa Kagawa, the one I've been missing.

If she doesn't rescind it, I will give Legion five stars on the spot. I'm that impressed.

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Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it

I need some time to process this. I am hurt about the ships. And happy. But hurt. I DONT KNOW. I JUST DONT KNOW.
Want to know why? Read at your own risk. (view spoiler)
Suzanne
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one best so far in the series! It was so good! Ember wasn't that naïve or frustrating in this one
Colleen Houck
Oh man. Where this one ends is killer! Prepare yourself. Love these characters. Dragons are one of my favorite creatures and so this series is perfect for me. What's not to love? Two gorgeous guys, a smart, sassy girl, people on both sides trying to kill you. I especially loved Jade, the Chinese dragon.
Gabry
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
MA CHE FINALE È?! Datemi il seguito ora!!!
Nikita
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Updated May 4, 2016:
Soldier is gripping, intense, shocking and amazing. Garret has been taught by St. George that dragons were a threat to mankind and believed that their mission was to kill them. However, after meeting the fiery rebellious dragon Ember and learned the truth about her kind has changed everything he once knew and believed in. Every choice he’s made has set him on a dangerous path but he is determined to set everything right. Betrayed, on the run and being hunted by her own kind,
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Bee (Heart Full of Books)
The love triangle is getting intense right about now. I need 100% more Dante, please.
Cody
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: to-be-released
I have loved this series since the beginning but I just knew Soldier was going to be a little different from Talon and Rogue. It’s that feeling you get when everything is going well but you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop, for disaster to strike…. Except in this case you’re waiting for Julie Kagawa to crush your soul.

Similar to the Iron Fey series Kagawa makes you fall in love with her wonderful characters, even the bad guys have their shining moments, it’s hard to have strong negative fee
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Sabrina
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, i-cried
Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot....

I'm yelling.
THAT ENDING!!!!!!! JULIE KAGAWA HAS DONE IT AGAIN, A HEART BREAKING CLIFF HANGER THAT HAS LEFT ME IN TEARS.

Honestly, every book that I've read by Julie Kagawa has made me. This is a wonderful writing quality that I hope other authors emulate. That is her signature writing. Every damn chapter has their own cliffhanger.

I know I haven't reviewed the first 2 books on this blog but I will try to summarize it the
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Beth
Mar 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, kindle
Grab this copy since I had all the rest and didn't want to miss one. I wanted to love it but I'm having a really hard time with this love triangle! Ember vacillation is just getting on my nerves but I think its all the times all three of them say the same thing over and over about their feelings.

That's before we even go onto Dante's little side bars within Talon...

I'm heading onto the next book hoping this is all going somewhere and this circling stops.


Erin Arkin
Apr 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dear Julie Kagawa...did I wrong you in some way? I have no words for that ending...other than I'm going to need the next book right now. Please and thank you.

Soldier is book three in the Talon series by Julie Kagawa and if you haven’t started the series yet, you definitely should. I will warn you, if you have read anything by Kagawa, you know she isn’t one to let her characters go happily off into the sunset when you are mid-series so keep that in mind when you pick this book up.

I wasn’t really
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Sinead
Oh God, that ending. I’m still not over it. Some friends had warned me that the ending to this book would break me emotionally, but wow. Just, no. My heart hurts. It’s going to be hard to recover from this emotional rollercoaster, let me tell you. How am I supposed to wait a year to find out what happens??

This is definitely my favourite out of this series so far. It picks up a small while after the ending of Rogue, where Riley and Ember are moving as fast as they can to save Riley’s network of h
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Oda Renate
Nov 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
ooo we have a title,yeay :)
Now its just to wait for the cover :D

Welll.Well.Well.
Not sure what to say.
Yes, I do.
This book series has just gone down in quality from book 1, book 1 being great the other being less great.
I love the world so its so sad the plot and characters were handled this way.
Espesially since the fey quartet only got better and better so I know Kagawa can better.
Still it was enjoyable so a weak 3 stars.
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 4.5/5

Review coming soon!
Tracy (Cornerfolds)
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Read more of my reviews at Cornerfolds.com!

Talon is a series that I never thought I'd get into. I'm not into contemporary fiction and I don't really get the appeal of dragons. But against the odds, I ended up really enjoying the first two books in the series and I obviously had to pick up book three! To be honest, when I first went hunting for this, I thought it was the last book in a trilogy, but... Nope. It's book three in a five book series. I'm not sure why exactly this is five books long, b
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Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)
I wanted to fly up beyond the clouds, where nothing would hear me but the stars.


So I have a theory regarding the love triangle in here that sort of just appeared in my head and I'm going to put it behind a spoiler cut just to be safe.
(view spoiler)

Anyway, on with the review!

Garrett, a former soldier of St G
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T♠️bi
Sep 18, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: books-i-own
Oooh, pretty cover! I was wondering how they'd fit this in to the theme of the books, and I must say I am very satisfied. Please stay a matching set!!!

Oh, and still waiting for a Riley/Ember kiss...
Rebecca ♥ Warner, Kishan, Magnus ♥
Still love this series. Really didnt see the Sallith'tahn stuff coming, but definitely makes things interesting. As long as she is with Garret in the end.
Susie DelMa
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eine richtig gelunge Fortsetzung der Reihe und das Ende, ohhhhh mein gott
Ashley
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This series forever has my heart. is it 2017 yet? I need Legion now!
Linda
OMG! I am reeling... NOOOOOO! This is a not-to-be-missed installment in the Talon saga!

My heart seemed to stop. Garret paused, as if gathering his thoughts, or his courage, then took a deep breath. “I know I’ve made mistakes,” he continued, shaking his head. “But there’s still the chance for me to fix them. I shouldn’t have walked out that night.” His brow creased, a flicker of pain and regret going through his eyes. “Ember, I know you can’t feel what I do,” he said. “I get that. But…I want to
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Grüffeline
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
4,5 Sterne!
ICH WUSSTE ES ICH WUSSTE ES ICH WUSSTE ES!!! Meine drängenste Frage wurde beantwortet, auf der allerletzten Seite UND ICH HATTE RECHT MIT MEINER VERMUTUNG!!! HA! Sehr schön!

Tja. Ich mag Dante immer noch nicht so sonderlich, es gab kurze Momente, in denen ich dachte, ich könnte mich für ihn erwärmen, aber die waren schnell wieder vorbei. Riley... ist ein Fall für sich. Ich mag ihn nicht mehr ganz so sehr wie vorher. Die anderen (Ember, Wes und Garret) sind nach wie vor toll und Jade i
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dessie
Review also posted on Samodiva Reads


I received a free advanced copy from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The third installment in the Talon Saga once again picks up just about where its predecessor left off – Ember and Riley are on the run as ex-soldier Garret Sebastian has left them and now travels to London – the capital of all St. George’s activity. But he is thrust right back into the action with his previous accomplices when he learns of a sinister plan that
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Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews
Betrayal, pain, action, fights, loyalty, love, hope, strength... Soldier encompassed all of that, and more!

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews

With a skillfull pen, Kagawa gave me an amazing story with Soldier. My main feels were of excitement and suspense, with a dash of romance, and possibly regret as well. Ember was torn between her human and dragon side more than ever, and this involved her in a strangely addictive and comprehensible love triangle.

The action was
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Irene Rauch
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So ein tolles Buch! Für mich bisher der beste Teil der Reihe! Durchwegs spannend und eine echt tolle Story! Ich konnte es nicht aus der Hand legen. Gerade zum Schluss hin! Die Entwicklung von Ember fand ich auch echt toll! Nur der Cliffhanger zu Schluss ist fies... Aber ein echt tolles Buch! :)
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“I couldn’t,” he finally whispered. “You were the one who taught me to live, to take chances. For a while, I convinced myself that we were too different, and that it was better to let you go. But now, I’ve come to the realization that my life is probably going to be very short. And I want to spend it doing something that matters. With someone that matters. I don’t want to regret that I gave up without a fight.” 8 likes
“I’m sorry,” I whispered. “I never wanted this for you. This life…I knew it was going to kill me in the end. I wish you didn’t have to be here when it finally caught up.” 8 likes
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