A Series of Four Seasons Book 1
by Q.K. Petty
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Pub Date 22 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 02 Aug 2023
Delve into a secret world under our own tied to legacy, violence and history!
Five hundred years ago, a deadly artifact called the Chains of Peter was stolen.
Now, the chains have resurfaced in Mobile, Alabama, and the House of David, a secret organization that specializes in securing dangerous artifacts, has sent its most lethal operative to find them.
Judge Eden Dowler is all but certain the wealthy Bachman family is hiding the chains, and he has a win/win plan for securing them. As it happens, the Bachmans’ youngest son, Orion, is Eden’s estranged half-brother.
All Eden has to do is convince his brother to join the House of David, and the chains are as good as his.
Orion Bachman is the perfect candidate—loyal, intelligent, fit, and eager—and Eden is certain his brother’s healthy upbringing will benefit the House, which usually only recruits broken children.
There’s just one problem. A mysterious counter organization known as Seditio will stop at nothing to keep the House from securing the chains.
When Seditio sets its sights on the Bachman family, Eden realizes the stakes have become personal. But what’s the best way to protect Orion?
Should Eden train him to fight and kill, or guard Orion’s innocence so he doesn’t become one more broken soul in the House of David?
As the House continues its bloody search for artifacts, Eden begins to question its integrity and the role he plays within it.
Unfortunately, Orion is beginning to question everything else, including whether he should have ever put his faith in someone like Eden Dowler.
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"Petty’s story flows with purpose and power, immersing the reader in adventure, conspiracies, and crisp, vital action, all without relying on adventure-tale clichés. Writing compelling fight scenes can prove challenging for even the most experienced authors, but Petty demonstrates a sure hand, capturing violence and suspense with crisp clarity and inventive wit. That action, while rousing, is always tied to character. Petty is unafraid to be grisly in these scenes that highlight Eden’s acceptance of death through and willingness to kill to protect his brother and the people around him.." -Booklife Review (Editor's Pick)
★★★★★ "Dark, grizzly and enthralling!" - Reader review
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Thank you to Q. K. Petty and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
"True Winter" by Q. K. Petty is a thrilling and genre-bending adventure that had me hooked from the very beginning. Set in a world intertwined with history, violence, and secret societies, this book offers a captivating blend of action, mystery, and complex characters.
The protagonist, Eden Dowler, also known as The Grim Reaper, is a formidable and brooding character. His mission to retrieve the stolen artifact, the Chains of Peter, takes him on a breakneck journey across continents. Petty's sparse yet vivid descriptions allow the imagination to run wild, creating a world that feels both familiar and wonderfully twisted.
The House of David, an organization focused on securing dangerous artifacts, forms the backdrop for the story. The dynamic between the House and its rival organization, Seditio, adds depth and tension, pitting good against evil in a dark and violent battle.
Orion Bachman, Eden's estranged half-brother, becomes a key player in the quest for the Chains of Peter. As Orion is introduced to the House of David, questions of loyalty and morality arise, creating a compelling internal struggle for both characters.
The pacing of the story is relentless, driving the narrative forward with gripping intensity. Petty's ability to keep readers guessing and lead them in unexpected directions is commendable. The book is a testament to the author's storytelling prowess, leaving me eagerly anticipating the next installment.
"True Winter" offers a fresh and enthralling experience for readers seeking a unique blend of adventure, mystery, and supernatural elements. Q. K. Petty's debut is a triumph, and I highly recommend it to anyone craving a fast-paced, character-driven thrill ride.
True Winter by Q.K. Petty is a thrilling and captivating novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Set in Mobile, Alabama, this story revolves around the search for a dangerous artifact called the Chains of Peter, which was stolen centuries ago.
The House of David, a secret organization dedicated to securing such perilous artifacts, sends its most skilled operative, Judge Eden Dowler, to retrieve the chains. Eden believes that the wealthy Bachman family is hiding them and plans to use his estranged half-brother Orion Bachman as leverage to gain access. With Orion’s loyalty and potential contribution to the House in mind, Eden must protect him from both Seditio, a mysterious counter organization set on preventing their mission, and the dark influence of his own organization.
The book’s cover design shines brilliantly, capturing the very essence of its atmosphere and theme. It adds an irresistible charm to an already captivating tale, adding a delightful layer of allure that is simply impossible to resist.
The plot is excellent with a fast-paced narrative that never loses momentum. The author’s writing style is exceptional; it beautifully captures the intensity and suspense of each moment while immersing readers in an intricate world of secrets and danger. The well-developed characters add depth to the story, making it even more interesting.
True Winter was truly an absolute gem. It captured my attention from start to finish. Its impeccable writing style and perfectly timed plot had me completely engrossed. The cast of captivating characters added a layer of depth and complexity that truly enchanted me. This book is nothing short of extraordinary!
The only downside? Waiting for book two! This book left me eagerly anticipating what happens next in this gripping series. Overall, True Winter is an amazing book that I highly recommend to any fan of thrilling adventures filled with mystery and suspense.
**ARC Via NetGalley**
I am truly blown away by this and I was pretty hooked. Yes you’ll be From the start, when you starts to read this book. You’ll engaged with Eden Dowler: A grim Reaper and his brother Orion.
With the story, itself, it's very fast paced, but not fast where things get left behind. Q.K. Petty does a great job setting each scene, and when the action slows, it's slowing to prep you for the next action scene by delivering exposition and backstory. My only drawback was the ending,
I definitely enjoyed the book, and knowing that he's working on a second one called Indigo Spring, I'll definitely be on the look out to read more into this series.
Okay hold on.
What even just happened?! That was so incredible! This story was gripping right out of the gate, and kept the intensity going long after the first few pages. True Winter follows the relationship between two brothers, Eden & Orion, as they try to obtain the Chains of Peter without becoming part of their bloody history.
This story is part mystery, part thriller, and all fire. The plot moves quickly and deftly, keeping readers guessing between pages. Nothing is reliable and everything changes constantly. The characters are as endearing as they are lethal, and you haven't even met conflicted until you've met these two.
I already can't wait for book 2: Indigo Spring to become available!