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Dangerously Divine

(Broken Riders #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  429 ratings  ·  57 reviews
The author of the “wonderful” (Tamora Pierce) Baba Yaga novels and Dangerously Charming is back with a magically mesmerizing new tale about the dashing and daring Broken Riders...

The Riders: Three immortal brothers who kept the Baba Yagas safe, now stripped of their summons to protect. But fate is not finished with them—and their new callings are even more powerful...

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Published November 28th 2017 by Berkley
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Maria V. Snyder
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've loved all of Deborah's Baba Yaga books and am equally enjoying this series as well. This book is stronger than Dangerously Charming - I think the plot was more complex and I think Deborah's hitting her stride with these characters. I'm saddened to know that her publisher Berkley Sensation has decided not to publisher #3 :( but I'm hoping she'll either find a new publisher or do it on her own as I really want to read about the last rider Alexei! ...more
Marta Cox
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
I really enjoyed being back in this world full of magic, the fae and of course the Baba Yagas . What makes this book so special though is the previously unflappable Gregori Sun. Gregori has always seemed the one most in tune with the universe and his place within it but recent events have left him in inner turmoil. No longer immortal, no longer a Rider and now discovering latent powers that he has no idea how to control! Ok time to take action and Gregori feels his place is in meditation readyin ...more
What an amazing ride Deborah Blake has taken us on! The three immortal brothers, protectors of the Baba Yagas, have lost their immortality to a power hungry individual and now the always confident, Gregori, is struggling to find his way. Dangerously Divine is Gregori’s story.

Gregori has decided to become a monk, following a spiritual path that his mother had instilled in him since an early age. As he goes down the path toward monkhood, he also wishes to discover whether his mother is still aliv
An ingeniously amazing installment Deborah's Broken Riders series!

“A witch, a Rider, a dragon, and a god walk into a monastery…”

Dangerously Divine by Deborah Blake is the second ingeniously amazing installment in Deborah’s Broken Riders series. This series is a spin-off from and set in the same world as the author’s Baba Yaga series, a highly imaginative fractured retelling of the Russian Baba Yaga folk tales. This tale features Gregori Sun, the eldest Rider, who is struggling to control new po
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second of the three former Riders gets his story. Gregori Sun, the calm, logical, and oldest of the three brothers is unraveling at the seams. I wanted to bundle up each of these guys and heal them with a hug. But no... they have to make their own way back. Gregori's story and his extra special lady was captivating and emotional from the beginning.

There was something extra special about this story that took it up several notches even from the first book, Mikhail's story. I suspect it was th
This is part of one of my favourite paranormal series'. I love Deborah Blake's writing. This wasn't my favourite of all her books, but I definitely enjoyed it!

I love the way Blake combines magic and magical people with ordinary situations and people. It is very creative, and it works, even though it is bringing together people and things that shouldn't really work. It's entertaining and well-done.

This book had some difficult situations in it, but they were handled sensitively, and the characters
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
This is book two in the Broken Riders series. That series is a spin off from the Baba Yaga series. I have not read any of the previous books and at times I did feel like I was missing some background. Even so I had no trouble keep up with the characters and the story line. I liked the two main characters. Gregory Sun is the ultimate strong and silent type. In his case that is not a strength. Ciera Evans has a very big secret in her past and she keeps to herself to protect that secret. The two ke ...more
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, this was a really fantastic book! These two were really fantastic, and they both had something going on, him with his powers and his search for his mom, and her, her past and her present and the secrets in both! So great! Can't wait for the 3rd book and the 3rd brother finding love! ...more
I really need to read the Baba Yaga series! They have quite the presents in this book that has me very curious on what the riders were like before they were attacked, especially Gregori. Why would he want to become a monk? Is it because he can’t control his new powers and where do those powers come from? He thinks his mother may have the answers so he set out to see if he could find her starting with research at the library.

Ciera may seem like a mild mannered librarian, but underneath that plai
Kelly Knapp
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance lovers
Recommended to Kelly by: won as part of the Goodreads Firstreads giveaway
Wow. Love the concept and the characters are strong and well developed. love that the characters weren't looking for a partner, but found they couldn't resist...I will be looking for the first book and getting it shortly. Looking forward to the third in the series. ...more
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: omar

Dangerously Divine
Broken Riders, Book #2
By Deborah Blake
ISBN: 978-1101987186
Author’s Website: deborahblakeauthor(.)com
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar


The author of the “wonderful” (Tamora Pierce) Baba Yaga novels and Dangerously Charming is back with a magically mesmerizing new tale about the dashing and daring Broken Riders…

The Riders: Three immortal brothers who kept the Baba Yagas safe, now stripped of their summons to protect. But fate is no
Ann Marie Augustino
Wow The Riders are mostly grown up

This was a delight. I loved this more than any other tale in the series and I dearly love them all. The insight and heart in this tale had me at the first sentence and held me to the last.
BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Second book in this series features Gregori Sun who is one of the three immortal brothers who are no longer immortal. I loved this book because of Gregori and his parents. Ms. Blake takes a serious situation and gives it a sense of humour with a bit of danger. This book can be read as a standalone. Reading the first book in this series will help a little.

When a person is invulnerable and can never die, life is less precious. When Gregori becomes mortal, he learns a lot of his powers which he too
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
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Dangerously Divine had everything I love about Deborah Blake’s work. It featured a loyal hero and a strong heroine who had incredible chemistry together, and of course it was full of magic and supernatural elements that added depth to the story.

‘Avoid all violence, Gregori heard his teacher from the monastery say in his head. And then he ran toward trouble, just as he always had.’

I had a lot of fun with Gregori and Ciera’s romance, but then again, I alw
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love this series! I really like the Riders, and Sun's story was great. ...more
Barb Lie
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dangerously Divine by Deborah Blake is the 2nd book in her Broken Riders spinoff (Baba Yaga) series. Having enjoyed the first book in this series (Dangerously Charming), I looked forward to reading this book, and I am happy to say I enjoyed it as much or even better.

Gregori Sun, our hero, is a broken rider, who due his torture by the hands of insane Baba Yaga witch, has lost his immortality. Gregori feels lost, unable to feel his spirit, and enters a monastery, where he feels he is now best sui
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Broken Riders series, which follows the adventure of each of the three brothers after their loss of their immortality. Gregori Sun is having issues beyond the loss of his immortality as visions of impending wintry doom seem to almost overwhelm him. Being unable to find his calming center, he seeks to change his life by joining a monastery and pursuing his remaining time in calm meditation and reflection. He also is looking to find information on his mother's wherea ...more
Maria Kay
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A ninja librarian who volunteers for a soup kitchen by day and saves young girls from the streets by night!
I love Ciera! She is not a witch. Not an immortal. But her empowerment steals the show! The growth of this character, from her racially diverse background to the streets, leading to where she is now is an inspiring story.
A bookworm who beats up bad guys is my ultimate hero.
Sure, golden-hearted Sun is total hottie on a Ducati. Nothing broken about him. I enjoyed discovering the myth of his p
Lois Alston
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

Such as exciting adventure. So much happening in one life trying to find yourself. The people you meet along the way that make an impression. Sometimes not the right one.
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, won
Gregori is my favorite hero of the Baba Yaga trilogy and the Rider books. That he rides my fav moto is a bonus. The magic, the humor that make Blake's books such entertaining reads are quieter/dry/sharper in this installment, befitting such introspective hero and heroine as it explores what do you do next when you've been irrevocably broken? How do you heal? What do you take forward into a new, never anticipated life? The flavor of this book is more Netflix Marvel than Princess Bride, and spot-o ...more
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this ARC copy of Dangerously Divine from Berkley Publishing Group. This is my honest and voluntary review.
I've read Blake's Baba Yaga series and totally enjoyed, so leaped at the opportunity to read Dangerously Divine. This story focused on "retired" Rider Gregori Sun. He's joining a Buddhist Monastery to reclaim his serenity. He meets Ciera Evans, a university librarian, when he goes to her library to do research to find his mother, whom he has not seen in centuries. Gregori and Cier
Douglas Meeks
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am addicted to this series and the Baba Yaga series that this was spun off of and I wonder what is going to happen after the next book when the last Rider is finished.

Gregori and Ciera made a great pair in this story since neither were looking for a relationship and actively worked to avoid one but fate has other plans it seems.

There is of course a bad guy and he is pretty evil but human BUT there is yet another bad guy and HE is a lot more trouble and the plot around him is a bit more complic
Oct 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, fr-2017
This is the first book in this series that I have read. There is clearly more backstory that is alluded to, but nothing that makes you feel lost or that this cannot be read as a stand alone. Admittedly, I do want to read the other books now. So I suppose it makes me curious rather than out of the loop.

I liked both Gregori and Ciera for the most part. They meet while Gregori is at a bit of a crossroads in life and Ciera is living a double life. Both are haunted by their pasts and I appreciated t
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All of the Baba Yaga and Broken Riders books are excellent, however, Dangerously Divine far exceeded my expectations!

In the previous books by Blake, Gregori has always seemed to calm and serene. When we first see him in this book, though, he's lost his connection to the universe and is struggling to find inner peace. As well, he's developed some new "gift" after dealing with Brenna and drinking so much of the Water of Life and Death. So, he's decided to become a monk while searching for this mo
Visionary Druid
Aug 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Review Courtesy of Romance Junkies

Gregori Sun is a former rider, a supernatural being born from a Russian god and a Mongolian shamaness. He is known to the Baba Yagas and the Otherworld as the mystical and the cool-headed Red Rider. Now mortal, Gregori searches for a way to reconnect with the universal energies and reclaim his natural equilibrium. He joins a Buddhist Monastery in Minnesota to control the sudden manifestation of new abilities. Fate keeps throwing an intriguing librarian into Greg
Amy A
Nov 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviews
Originally posted at Vampire Book Club

As The Riders, brothers Mikhail, Gregori, and Alexei offered aid to the Baba Yagas whenever needed. After being tortured close to death at the hands of an evil Baba Yaga, the brothers were stripped not only of their powers but their immortality as well. Choosing to go their separate ways as they try to find their new place in the world, Gregori Sun has decided his peace of mind can only be achieved by entering the monkhood.

He winds up at a Monastery in Minne
Dec 10, 2017 rated it liked it
This is the second installment of the Broken Riders trilogy and is meant to be read after the Baba Yaga Books.

For centuries, the Baba Yaga (witches from Russian lore who grant wishes--for a price and fly around in a magic mortar shaped house) have been aided and protected by immortal guardians (Riders). The Baba Yaga are not immortal, but their life force is greatly extended by routinely drinking magical Fae water. Unfortunately, one witch was not content to give up her eternal youth when it wa
Lauri Holmes
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Another gem from Deborah Blake

The second book in the Broken Riders series (which is part of Blake's delightful Baba Yaga world, succeed in nearly every way. Richly developed, truly likeable characters make this book a joy to read.
Gregori Sun, one of the three riders who aided the Baba Yagas in their work, after being tortured and almost killed by a former embittered Baba Yaga, has lost his immortality and must find a way to get on with his, now finite, life. He decides to join a Buddhist monaste
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trying to get back the equilibrium he lost after an evil witch did a number on him and his brothers and being stripped of his role as a Riders; immortals who protected the Baba Yagas for lots of decades, Gregori Sun is about to enter a Buddhist monastery. He doesn't know who he is anymore and embark on a journey to discover if his mother, a Mongolian shamaness he last saw centuries ago, is still alive, and hope to find the answers he's searching for and a new purpose in life. He begin his search ...more
I read this story in a day. Which is always a good indication that it was amazing and I loved it. Alright, I’ve basically done this with each of the stories set in the Baba Yaga universe, but there was something about Dangerously Divine that I especially loved. Maybe it was the fact that although there was still the aspect of the Otherworld throughout, it didn’t have as large a place in the storyline. Something a little different to the other tales in this series. There were no journeys into the ...more
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Deborah is the author of twelve non-fiction books on modern witchcraft and a tarot and oracle decks from Llewellyn and the Baba Yaga series, The Broken Rider series, and the Veiled Magic series (mostly from Berkley) as well as a few stand-alone novels.

Deborah lives in a 130 year old farmhouse in upstate NY with multiple cats, and runs an artists' cooperative shop when she's not writing. She believ

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