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(The Kindred #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  458 ratings  ·  70 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant “skillfully melds history and legend” (RT Book Reviews) in a brand new series – The Kindred.

To live in the light, they hunt in the dark…

Unparalleled in beauty and daring, Leoma has been raised with a single-minded focus—to wipe out corrupt witches. But when her new target leads her to a discovery that unveils a graver plan from
Published November 20th 2017 by DL Grant, LLC
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Nothing particularly wrong with this, but for some reason it's failing to hold my interest. I love the heroine a lot, but I'm not feeling enough excitement over the story to continue right now. Maybe I'll pick this back up later if the mood strikes me. ...more
Ashley Daviau
Aug 31, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was just not for me. Normally I love anything witchy but this book was just so boring and an absolute chore to read. I really tried to like it but sadly it wasn’t meant to be. This and the rest of the series are on their way to the donation pile for someone to hopefully enjoy more than I did!
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Donna Grant has done something quite new and unique with this series. While we’ve seen a lot of Paranormal Romance and some Contemporary Romance from her, she’s gone for a different route with The Kindred series. This new series is a medieval romance with a little bit of a paranormal twist. However, what is unique about this series is that the main characters aren’t supernatural, their enemies are.

It’s been a long time since I’ve read a medieval romance, especially one with some paranormal a

Donna Grant has done something quite new and unique with this series. While we’ve seen a lot of Paranormal Romance and some Contemporary Romance from her, she’s gone for a different route with The Kindred series. This new series is a medieval romance with a little bit of a paranormal twist. However, what is unique about this series is that the main characters aren’t supernatural, their enemies are.

It’s been a long time since I’ve read a medieval romance, especially one with some paranormal a
Sofia Lazaridou
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eversong is the first full-length book in the Kindred series by Donna Grant. In this book, we have Leoma a brave hunter who is after the Coven and Braith a man who seeks revenge from the Coven. They join forces to end the witches and during their quest they manage to fall in love. Before you begin this book keep in mind that is set around the 14th century. If you don't like that or witches, hunters and other stuff that come with them don't try to read the book. The main villain of the series is ...more
Eva Millien
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first book in The Kindred series is a fascinating and sensational paranormal romance! Leoma and Braith are strong, bold characters that stand out as true heroes as they go up against a coven of witches. The romance between the two is sweet with lots of electrical chemistry flowing between them and the passion is hot but this relationship starts off with a knock out and some dangerous, high tension events and just keeps getting more interesting from there. Readers can easily relate to the cha ...more
Jan 02, 2018 rated it liked it
3 Stars

This is a medieval fantasy romance. Leoma is very skilled Hunter that has a magic infused sword that allows her to kill witches, even though she is human. Braith is a knight who's life has been dedicated to leading armies and winning wars. They cross paths as they are both seeking revenge against the same person - Leoma knows she is a witch and Braith does not. They learn to trust each other, fight together, and ultimately fall in love with each other.

Now going back to the world of this
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Eversong by Donna Grant is the First Book in "The Kindred" series. This is the story of Leoma and Braith. Wow... Where to even start. This was just so exciting and a great start to what is going to be such a good series. This is a period storyline around the 14 Century that deals with Good Witches, Bad Wiitches, warlocks and of course those who are hunting them. Leoma only focus from a early ages was to wipe out the evil witches. Leoma is a strong fighting hunter who stands out but follows what ...more
books are love
Nov 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a great first book in the series. I love the strength of the female leads in this book.

Leoma is a witch hunter. Well she hunts those that wish to cause harm to others with their powers. She is strong, fierce and smart. Upon running into Braith we see instant attraction and hope. Hope that someone will understand her and still wish to be with her.

Braith gives her this and more. He shows her respect as well. He listens and takes her advice. Braith has seen war. He has had to deal with bl
Megan (BookWifeReviews)
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I like e Donna Grant. Her books are always fantastic and this one was no different. Was it my favorite ? No. But it was still pretty good. I looooove the heroine, Leoma. She was a badass hunter and I also really like Braith . They were both really great characters. I am looking forward to the next book.
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Donna got me again!! I loved this series and I can't wait until the next one!! I'm hoping it's the couple I think it is!! And I see a love triangle as a possibility!! This series has great potential for many books to come!! ...more
Historical Junkie
This book took me on a thrill ride of epic proportions. It thrills me to no end that Ms. Grant has started another Medieval paranormal series. Although there hasn't been a book she has written that I don't absolutely love with every cell of my body, this series will be in my all-time favorites (3#) and reread pile.

You can feel the chemistry for the first time Leoma and Braith meet. Sparks fly! This story will hypnotize you and you won't realize where the last 5 hours went. The story is fast pac
Christina Rimorin
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Eversong: The Kindred by Donna Grant

While I love steamy romances that leave me fanning myself or full on swooning, one book element that I’m addicted to is the good triumphing over evil. It’s one of the elements that leave me constantly coming back for more when it comes to reading. When it comes to good triumphing over evil, this book did not disappoint. With a coven of evil witches after more power, they are going about it in not so “kosher” ways to get that power. Both Leoma and Braith are b
Books 2 Blog
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First off, this book was literally magically delicious! When I found this author’s work over the summer at my local library, I loved how she spun paranormal fantasy and immersed myself in her world of Dragon Kings. From then, I knew I would read everything I could get my hands on. Eversong blew magic across my ipad as soon as it landed and simply swept me away from the first page.

The author brings what I consider “old school” wizardry roaring back to the literary world in this book. From magic s
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Eversong is a fascinating introduction to The Kindred Series. It revolves around witches, warlocks and witch hunters in 14th century England and Scotland. It introduces the Varroki, ancestors of the Vikings.

Leoma is a skilled witch hunter, trained in various fighting techniques. Her target is a Coven of witches who cruelly and indiscriminately use their magic to gain power.

Braith is an Earl who has left his warring days behind. His ward was his only family, now he is on his own and on a quest f
Rhiannon St. Clair
***I received an ebook copy from the author at no cost***

Eversong is outside the realm of the genres that I usually read within, but I’m so happy I picked it up because it’s a breathtaking story!

Historical elements were woven into this piece, and I loved the presence of witches, wizards, warlocks, and the like. Grant painted a picture with her words, and I found myself catapulted into this space that had both paranormal and fantasy elements to it.

I enjoyed the plot of this story. When two people
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)

4.5 Stars!

I fell in love with this book from the Forward. A very heartfelt telling by the author as to why she wrote the story. Historical Romance was also my first love. And then I found Paranormal and I find I often forget how much I love Historical. This novel brings the richness, grit and tradition of the middle ages and weaves in the fantastical world of witches and warlocks. Throw in a bit of Viking mythology and a heroine in a very non-traditional role---you get a kick ass story!

I love th
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, historical
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Donna Grant has once again written a story that kept me glued to its pages. EVERSONG, is the first book in her Kindred Series, and is not connected to any of her other series. Set around the 14th century, this story involves witches, warlocks and witch hunters.

Braith is a warrior, a man out to seek revenge on the witch who murdered his young ward and only remaining person he classed as family. Leoma is a witch hunter, a young woman who has vowed to destroy all evil witches, especially those who
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this start of a new series!!! I’m blown away by this book. Leoma was trained from an early age to take down the Coven. She was orphaned and her surrogate parents brought her up to do battle with the Coven. Leoma is a Hunter, she protects innocents and the witches that don’t want to join the Coven.

She is hunting a member of the Coven when she crosses paths with Braith. Come to find out they were both hunting the same witch. Braith is distraught because of the murder of his ward and is o
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book pulled me in from just the cover reveal it's a stunning cover. Eversong is a full to the brim captivating introduction to The Kindred Series. A story of witches, warlocks and witch hunters in 14th century England and Scotland.

“First, you need to understand two truths. There are witches among us, and magic is real.”

Braith is a warrior, he's seeking revenge on the witch who murdered his young ward. Leoma is a witch hunter, a young woman who has vowed to destroy all evil witches, especi
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Braith is a born warrior who was hoping he had at last washed the last of the blood from his hands. That was until someone he allowed into his home killed his young Ward. He will get his vengeance or die trying.
Leoma is a hunter for the Hunter's Coven. She is after an evil witch who killed her friend. Leona has no magic of her own, just a special sword that can deflect magic and kill witches. It seems as if someone else is looking for her target.
This is an all action magical story with very po
Gucci 35
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved Everspell, it took me on an emotional rollercoaster, which in my opinion makes a story oh so good. Who doesn't love angst, love, suspense, humor, sex, betrayal and sexy male leads ? Grant will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. All characters from previous stories will make an appearance in Everspell. They will stand against the evil  Sybbyl and the coven. Runa and Brom are the main lead characters, they will have to face their own demons but their path tog ...more
Braith is an earl on the hunt for a witch, he gets stopped in his tracks by a woman named Leoma who happens to be a Witch hunter and is after the same woman/witch. They agree to go hunting together, on their journey they find danger, betrayal, magic and romance.

I found this a great start to a new series, it is a set in a time gone by, no mobile phones to communicate, just ravens! The characthers are developed through the story and you soon become attached and find yourself taking a deep breath w
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Leoma has been trained since she was a child to be a hunter. Hunters are people who fight the evil witches of the coven.  When Leoma's best friend is killed by the Coven she is dead set on revenge. 

Braith is a knight searching for the person who killed his ward. He is also dead set on revenge. 

Leoma and Braith's paths cross and the realize that they are after the same person. Will the try to sabotage each other or work together for a common goal?

Along the way we start to learn what the Coven wan
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Leoma and Braith meet because they are both after the same witch. The witch kills people. She killed Leoma's best friend and also killed Braith's ward and heir.
Now that they joined forces to exact their revenge they discover another plot. Braith is wanted by the coven's elder witches council for something.
The journey to that discovery is filled with betrayals of old friends as well as new found friends and allies.
The story was interesting but it took me a little bit to get into it. I did not re
Aug 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ridiculous
This was so badly written. I have read a great deal of fun fantasy novels in my day, and this one was a slog from the get-go. The ultimate problem lies in the uninspired writing. The second page of the narrative reads, "While Leoma had begun learning to battle witches the day Edra and Radnar found her starving on the streets, it hadn't been until Brigitta cruelly and viciously killed Leoma's closest friend that she truly understood vengeance." What a clunky and flat way of setting up a story. I ...more
Ashley (Red-Haired Ash Reads)
Series: The Kindred #1
Rating: 3 stars - I liked it

Leoma has been raised to hunt corrupt witches. While tracking her new target she finds that she isn’t the only one on the hunt. The sexy knight Braith is a distraction she can’t afford but working together is their only choice.

Leoma was introduced in the prequel story, Everkin. She is now a grown woman who is a deadly hunter. I always love a kickass heroine and Leoma was that. Braith was a knight who became a duke. These two quickly bonded over
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was a great start to the The Kindred series. Leoma is such a kick butt character. I love how this book is more focused on the strong female character. That is not to say the men in this book aren't strong but women rule. Leoma and Braith make the perfect pair and it was fun to go on an adventure with them. It was nice to see Enra and Radnar again even it was only for a short time in the book. I am guessing we will see more of them in the coming books. I look forward to seeing where thi ...more
Angel Padillo
Eversong had an interesting plot and was set in a creative world. Leoma who is a Hunter of witches, and she meets Braith, who has no idea that witches exist. The concept behind the story was really creative, but just didn’t keep my attention. I found myself easily distracted, and it was very easy to stop mid chapter and do something else for a while. About 3/4 of the way in, I did find myself more invested. So it’s possible that with all of the world building the story was just moving a little s ...more
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Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a hundred novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

In addition to her novels, Donna has written short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst

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