Saturday, 4 August 2018

#BookReview ~ Drawing Strength From Words (A Four Horsemen Novel Book 2) By C.A. King


Drawing Strength From Words

(A Four Horsemen Novel Book 2)

By C.A. King

New from award-winning author, C.A. King - Meet the four horsemen: Michael, Gabrielle, Uriel and Raphael. 

For centuries their sole purpose has been guarding the sealed gates to hell. Without keys, there was never any real threat. That was about to change...

For Gabrielle, protecting mankind was merely a job for which she received little credit. The vast insecurities of men altered history itself, portraying her as a masculine brute. Taking a back seat to her brothers seemed the right thing to do, but left a bitter taste in her mouth and an impenetrable barricade shielding her heart.


Ryder bounced around the system from the moment both his parents were killed. Between that and run-ins with the law for crimes he never committed, it seemed the whole world was conspiring against him. Never growing attached to anyone was rule number one: a rule he'd never broken until a white-haired vixen, with blocks of ice on her shoulders, walked right into his life. Melting through those frosty layers became all that mattered, even if that meant sacrificing himself in the process.


Ryder is once again stood in front of a judge for a crime he did not commit. However, with his chequered past, when thrown, mud tended to stick. His latest brush with the law meant he had to do community service in a library. It was then that he found an ancient book, after that, things started to get… Interesting.

I am a massive fan of C.A. King, and I could not wait to get my hands on the second book in the Horsemen series. I am pleased to say that Drawing Strength From Words (A Four Horsemen Novel Book 2) did not disappoint. Packed with non-stop action, with well-drawn characters and a superb plot, I could not put this book down. In fact, I read it in one sitting.

Ryder had a rough time growing up and is always in trouble with the law, but at the same time he came across as a very moral person. He takes the blame for things he had not done to save a friend. A very admirable quality. Gabrielle was simply brilliant. She is a woman who lives in very much a man's world, but she is strong and brave and loyal. She is a no-nonsense heroine, who has a really cool weapon. I liked her.

If you are looking for a book filled with action, with likeable characters and a sinister antagonist, then this is the series for you.

 I Highly Recommend.

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C.A. King

The 2017 Platinum – 1st Place winner for the Best Local Author category in The Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards.

The recipient of the 2017 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Fiction - Short Story/Novella genre.

Who am I?…Who am I?
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About the author!

I was diagnosed with clinical depression after the loss of my mother, father and husband within three years of each other - to cancer. The years of 24/7 in-home care, coupled with the loss I felt, left its mark on my psyche.

Depression takes up a lot of my life. Reading and writing are the only things I have found that help (in connection with regular medication), even if only for a short time. To escape to a different world can make a big difference in my mood in real life.

To put things in perspective, when I was at my lowest point, I couldn't open mail, talk on the phone, or even drive to the store. Walls of sadness surrounded me. As they closed in, tears would fall, There didn't need to be a reason or trigger.

People ask me why I started writing. My answer is simple: I wanted to create a world other people could escape to. I wanted to share the place that had helped me for many years.

I read books as well as write them. I have visited the worlds many different authors have created. Those worlds make me feel better and give me strength to face real life again. I want to thank everyone who writes - I want them to know they are making a difference.

I always said that as long as one person finds a little bit of happiness out of my books, I am, in my opinion, an accomplished author. The same is true for every writer out there. Please don't ever let anyone tell you different.

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