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Faithful: Birth of Saints Book Two (Birth of Saints #2)

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Following Grudging--and with a mix of Terry Goodkind and Bernard Cornwall--religion, witchcraft, and chivalry war in Faithful, the exciting next chapter in Michelle Hauck's Birth of Saints series!

A world of Fear and death…and those trying to save it.

Colina Hermosa has burned to the ground. The Northern invaders continue their assault on the ciudades-estados. Terror has tak
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ebook, 480 pages
Published November 15th 2016 by Harper Voyager Impulse
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Lauren Stoolfire
Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free ecopy of this ARC from Harper via Edelweiss+ for this blog tour.

When I saw the opportunity to sign up for this tour, I was immediately intrigued. I hadn't read the first novel in the Birth of Saints series, but the summary was so intriguing that I wanted to try it regardless. Of course before I began reading this sequel, I went back and read several reviews of book one in an attempt to quickly catch myself up on the goings on, the characters, and the setting. Luckily, I was rea
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Glen
I won this book in a goodreads drawing.

In a fantasy world at war,Claire and her friends search for someone to teach Claire how to control her song, which can destroy everything. The teacher is her grandmother.

The book's okay.
Jamie (Books and Ladders)
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion.

Full review to come on Books and Ladders!
Christopher Owens
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In the introduction to my last review, for Wade Albert White’s The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes, I talked about how great it is to read and review books written by author friends that I’ve met through online pitch contests. That’s true again today as I review Michelle Hauck’s Faithful. Michelle chose me for Team Snow in the 2016 edition of Sun Vs. Snow, and I’m pleased to be reviewing the sequel to her 2016 novel, Grudging.



First, let me start by saying that I gave Faithful the maximu
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Carla
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love series and was excited to read the sequel to Grudging. The characters are complex and the world building is wonderful. It great to see a fantasy book not based on the typical English landscape. Can't wait to read the next book which will be released on 12-5-17.
Beatrice
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an e-arc of of this book via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review as part of the blog tour organised by RockStar Book Tours. This did not affect my opinion of the book in any way.

I read and reviewed the first book in this trilogy, Grudging: Birth of Saints Book One, as my first book of the year, so it is only fitting that as the year draws to a close, I should be so lucky as to take part in the blog tour for the second book. I loved Grudging, back in January, and am incredibly h
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Sean Jenan
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was an engaging followup to Grudging, and the characters carried forward in a story that is getting more dangerous and impossible by the page. Hauck is not afraid to kill off a character you were sure would make it to the end, so things get tense, and the unexpected turns make you wince a little because there are going to be real consequences.

This is a multiple pov book, but instead of being disappointed when things shifted to another one of the sub-plots, I was glad to get back to an old f
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Steve Westenra
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Faithful picks up directly after the events of the first book in the series, and continues at a relentless pace for the remainder of the novel. Although I imagine it is possible for a new reader to start with this second book, I would recommend starting with Grudging, as certain plot twists and developments will pack more punch for those who've been with the characters since the beginning. Returning readers should find much to love in the sequel, and for my part I found that Faithful was an even ...more
H.W.
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Grudging, the prequel, gives Hauck a lot of momentum, and she takes the story forward from the beginning. You meet the same characters while the author expands on their relationships (interpersonal and social) -- and they drive the book as much as the big-picture plot, which I like. The true conflict underlying the first book's contest get unearthed here, and it's enough to scare the most seasoned warrior. WE also see a nicely done romance grow, and like her approach to the fantastic, Hauck play ...more
Melissa Menten
The citizens of Colina Hermosa are dealing with the aftermath of the Northerners attack on their city. Ramiro feels bound to protect Claire, even if he must dishonor himself by disobeying orders. Claire feels the suspicion of the people that her magic saved even as she is terrified of using it again. Ramiro's parents negotiate the politics of trying to help the survivors while dealing with criticism, and Teresa grows impatient for news while caring for some of the refugees. Each of them plays a ...more
Michelle Hauck
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Thanks to everyone who picked up Faithful and took the time to honestly review and rate it on a website. Authors are forever indebted to your generosity. I hope it took you to another world and entertained.
M.L. Keller
Really enjoyed the first one, but this one had a slow start. The ending managed to pull me back in enough to continue with the series. I have high hopes for the finale.
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FAITHFUL is a worthy sequel to GRUDGING, the first book in this trilogy. I strongly recommend reading the books in order, or the story - told through several different points of view - might not make sense.
The author masterfully weaves together the points of view of Claire, afraid of her own magic, Ramiro, the soldier from the desert city destroyed by the northern enemy, scholar Teresa, the friar Father Telo, and Ramiro's father Julian, the destroyed city's mayor, all of whom have directly how b
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