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In a shattered reality filled with questions and secrets, the terrifying truth may not be who she is, but what.

Camille Scipio awakens one morning remembering nothing of her life. The sword and bow feel like old friends as she eases into the safety and comfort of Sierra Village. Able to gut a squirrel in two seconds and hunt in the forest past curfew, she’s devastated when
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Paperback, 1st, 289 pages
Published July 13th 2019 by J. McSpadden
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Kastie Pavlik
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was privileged to read an ARC of Praetorian Rising and this is my honest (and spoiler free) review.

Summary: Camille awakens not knowing who she is and settles into a simple life in a small village in Aspera, a nation oppressed by its king. In the blink of an eye, her world is turned on end and she’s whisked away to the central hub of a rogue rebellion. Left with few answers to her many questions, she finds herself in the middle of something big, bigger than anyone expected, and soon she’s in t
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Amber Gram
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I opened this book and was immediately taken by the world built by J. McSpadden. The descriptions are unique and yet so familiar, like walking into the world of Tolkien written from a new age point of view. Praetorian Rising isn't just enjoyable, it's deep with emotion, full of mystery and intrigue, a hint of love and character self-discovery and beyond everything it's a wild adventure. You start this book going 100 mph and it doesn't really stop until you turn the last page. To say I am anxious ...more
Rebecca Erbe
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Starting on the very first page, Praetorian Rising is full of a rich detail and twists and turns that kept me engrossed until the last. The world McSpadden created is unique - part classic fantasy, part guerrilla warfare - a place where characters hunt for their food with bows and arrows and live in fear of genetically modified super-beasts. Tried and true themes of forgotten identity and undiscovered destiny become fresh against the background of a desperately unequal rebellion of common people ...more
Kay J
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best fantasy ride of the year for me, I was hooked at chapter 1. The characters were so well written, relatable the action scenes were so vividyou felt like you were there personally. Mcspadden has truly created a world I'd like to visit, live, and fight for. I truly give it all the stars, and I Highly Recommend!
Cybernerd719
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Wow! Wow!
Praetorian Rising exceeded all expectations throughout the entire book. There was enough character building for me to become emotionally invested in these characters, yet enough freedom for me to feel like I was in J. McSpadden’s world.
Perfectly done. She made me feel like I was there with Camille and even made me feel like I was Camille. The story (don’t worry, I won’t spoil anything) was a beautiful mix of adventure, love and self-discovery.
I read the book in like two days! I
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AG Harper
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Omg! I just do not know what to say, as words can not even describe the emotions with this book. J, you have outdone yourself with this one. I am so upset that this is just being published because I want the next one so bad. When you’re talking about character development and a book with action, romance, and keeps you guessing, THIS. IS. THAT. BOOK! My full review of it will be on my Instagram page, ( @_thewriterr ) so do check it out if you wish to know more. All I can say on here is that this ...more
Linda
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It has been a long time since I have picked up a book and
fallen so quickly into a new world that I wanted to sit in long after the story ended.

Praetorian Rising is a book that will suck you in from the
very beginning and not want to put down. The author, J. McSpadden builds a world that is easy to escape to and forget about reality. The storyline is captivating and the characters come to life through McSpadden’s storytelling.  

As a fantasy fan, I can admit that sometimes stories can
seem like the
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Francisco Fraide
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the first page of this book, i was hooked. This book offers an amazing fantasy story that reels you in and makes you see another world McSpadden paints so vividly. The characters are so well described and give their own certain charm to the story. It was a roller coaster of action that kept me ob the edge of the seat through out the whole book. McSpadden writing is beautiful amd flows smoothly, making this book fun and easy to read. Definitely one of my favorite books amd favorite author. I ...more
Krista Harper
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great story for readers interested in dystopian fiction. Interesting characters and unraveling of histories!
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Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting Fantasy

A commendable debut from McSpadden, filled with interesting worldbuilding. The setting had a blend of features, and the magic system was unique. Worth a read!
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