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"you can either live in the world that surrounds you, or you can fight for the world you want."

Many years after the brutal Kade takeover of the Third Country, healer Freya Kuch has succeeded when many Pious have failed: she is a perfect Kade citizen. However, this life of willing subjugation is torn apart when she is caught in an attack perpetrated by the anarchic follower
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Published December 10th 2018
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jana [ bookishwiccan ]
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wasn't too sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. The characters are well built and complex in a good way; there are blurred lines between good and bad; lust and love. There is action, adventure, and so many amazing things combined into a great read. Took me less than a shift at work (8hrs) to get through this from start to finish.

Would definitely recommend!
Tara
Feb 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I did enjoy this but I’m left a bit conflicted with it. I enjoyed the start and middle but felt the end tailed off a bit and was then abrupt. I liked Freya and understood her reasons for the way she was but felt her changes were quite sudden, even with the reasons. I did enjoy this but the end dropped it to a three .

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest review
Jayse
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was phenomenal. I adored this book. The characters are complex and conflicted, there are blurred lines between good and bad. There's action and religious undertones. Ugh I just loved it. There's so much going on.

Alice is a brilliant writer and honestly a brilliant person. Everyone should get behind her. xx
Beka Morel
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting read. I felt as though the affair Freya had with Ashtyn was a little much. And so many questions went unanswered. Freya was quite the wimp. She’s scared of being who she really is because of the Kade. Overall the writing was great and I will read the next book in the series because I wanna know what happens.
RogueThreads
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. Total read time was about 6 hours because it was so so good. I enjoyed seeing the main character grow. The ending of this book was just right in my opinion. It had to end that way or else the main characters motivations for the future books would lack conviction. Also the ending just makes you want more. I am so excited to continue reading about this wonderful world that A. B. Endacott has created.
J.D. DeHart
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend the work of AB Endacott, and this book is no exception. She’s creative and working on building a literary world worth visiting.
Taylor
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rating 4.5/5 (only because it wasn't long enough) 

Dark Intent is another novel in the Godskissed Continent series by A.B Endacott. If you have been following my reviews this is the fourth book i have reviewed in this series and i am loving it! the synopsis as displayed on Goodreads is as follows: 

Many years after the brutal Kade takeover of the Third Country, healer Freya Kuch has succeeded when many Pious have failed: she is a perfect Kade citizen. However, this life of willing subjugation is t
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Shannon
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Kathryn
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Plot

Alice needs to stop writing such good books but also to keep writing such amazing books. Dark Intent is the fourth book in the Godskissed Universe and the first in the Third Country's trilogy. This trilogy is set before the events in Queendom of the Seven Lakes, King of the Seven Lakes, and The Ruthless Land. The trilogy will end about a year or few years before Queendom according to Alice. So to put it into perspective the timeline is as follows: Dark Intent (third country), Dark Purpose, B
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Blue
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Francis
Dec 20, 2018 rated it liked it
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The start of Dark Intent immediately grabbed my attention. A description of a violent takeover was given yet there were still many questions left unanswered that I hoped would become clearer throughout the book. However, a lot of it still remained very vague to me. Instead of focusing on the bigger picture, the story zoomed in on one character: Freya. Many details were given about her life, but this kept the story very small. I think thi
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Kira
Nov 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Freya, a talented healer living in a world of oppression after a brutal take over, goes about her days conforming to the routine dictated to the Pious. Forced worship of Gods not their own, fear, control of information and supplies. The Kade government commands the population to obey or suffer grave consequences. Freya just wants to blend in. She doesn’t want to stand out which may draw dangerous attention to herself.

Her carefully hidden thoughts and beliefs are challenged after she’s entangled
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Polina Ganeva
May 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: strong-world
Book thoughts in 300 words and 3 gifs

Three 'Healing’ stars 🐼🐼🐼


‘Dark Intent’ is a novel which features a piece of the fantasy world Godkissed Continent the author has set a few other books in. It’s a story about a conflicted healer and her fate in a hostile environment which is not only scary but also surprisingly appreciative of her gifts.



I liked the setting. The idea with the takeover is very well done, and as someone of Bulgarian descent, it really hit home (Bulgaria was under Ottoman rule for
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Dark Intent
By: AB Endacott

Freya is a Pious healer trying to survive in a world where the Kade have taken over and she is forced to live according to their laws, forced to worship their gods, and hide thoughts and beliefs deep down to the point where she has nearly forgotten who she is. Her main focus is to fit into this new way of life and stay safe. That is until there is an attack and she meets Ashtyn, a Pious man who is tired of living under the Kade and just wants to worship the Pious Goddes
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Brianna
Apr 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc, fantasy
This was not my favorite book, and I think partly that could be due to a lot of overly descriptive, meandering attempts at creating a fully realized fantasy environment. Perhaps this is because it is a companion book to Endacott's other fantasy books set in the Godkissed Continent, which I haven't read and didn't know about when I picked up this book. But even Freya's motivations throughout the book stay fairly one-dimensional, and the insta-romance with the rebellious Ashtyn was a little eye-ro ...more
Angie-lee
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review in progress....
Sarah Telling
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
Slow, with a lot of fluff.
Jess
May 18, 2019 rated it liked it
I like dystopian/fantasy type novels and was happy to receive an advanced copy of this book.

This is my first book by this author so I don’t know if this world had been mentioned in other books, but reading this book was like being late on your first day of school. Everybody has already taken their seats, has made friends and are talking about what they did over summer.

The writing was fine, but lacked drama.

I received this ebook copy from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest revi
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Adria Reaver
Jan 16, 2019 rated it liked it
This was an interesting reading, not something I use to read... but I liked it a lot! This is written in a beautiful world and I liked the characters, yet I felt something off with the book at the end.
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Lucsbooks
Mar 08, 2019 rated it liked it
I found this book extremely interesting in its theme. It made me remember American Gods by Neil Gaiman and the struggle the Roman empire faced when the Christendom acquired power and was busy forcibly erasing the old gods out of other people memories and prayers. Throughout the entire book, the theme of religious and ethnic oppression is ever present in the reader's mind and that is sadly familiar to our real lives, with the rise of fascist, racist and dictatorial movements all around the world. ...more
Alexandra
Nov 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
The start and middle of the book had my interest, but the latter half of the book was slow and didn't build enough intense or conflicting moments to really keep me entertained until the end.

I liked Freya, the protagonist, in her healer moments and when she showed she was conflicted between her true faith and the oppressive regime of the Kade. She came across as caring, although her relationship with Symon didn't seem like a real conflict to me when she starts to have feelings for another man, As
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Alice Jane Boer-Endacott was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, amid a home filled with books and cats. From her earliest days as a bored young child she has always used her imagination to escape the drudgery of reality by creating works of fiction. Her first manuscript was a gripping saga involving a ghost horse creatively named Ghost, written at the tender age of nine.

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