Disowned

Disowned Two countries two choices one lifeWhen Kyraenean slave Celeste risks her life to reach the free nation of Etraea a country filled with technology and wealth she unknowingly sets off a chain of eve

  • Title: Disowned
  • Author: Sarah Addison-Fox
  • ISBN: 1635225302
  • Page: 174
  • Format: ebook
  • Two countries, two choices, one lifeWhen Kyraenean slave Celeste risks her life to reach the free nation of Etraea, a country filled with technology and wealth, she unknowingly sets off a chain of events that will change her life forever.After escaping her new owner, Celeste awakens in the home of an Etraean soldier, sworn to protect the fragile peace.For Corporal Mick HayTwo countries, two choices, one lifeWhen Kyraenean slave Celeste risks her life to reach the free nation of Etraea, a country filled with technology and wealth, she unknowingly sets off a chain of events that will change her life forever.After escaping her new owner, Celeste awakens in the home of an Etraean soldier, sworn to protect the fragile peace.For Corporal Mick Haynes, life is simple Follow the rules, do your job and work your way up the ranks Getting shot and finding a wanted slave at his family s farm wasn t part of the plan.When a Kyraenean bounty hunter locates Celeste, Mick s loyalty will be stretched to the limit.With war on the horizon, Celeste faces two impossible choices Both securing her freedom, but both at a cost she could never have imagined.Will Etraea provide the freedom she s longed for or shackle her to an entirely new master

    371 Comment

    • Sarah Grace says:

      DAHHHHH! 12 billion trillion stars!! Review to come when I can think clearly. ;)

    • Faith/Florid Sword says:

      This book wasn't a loud, dominating book.It wasn't an incredibly explosive, streaking star kind of book.No, Disowned stands out in its quietness, its hominess, its drive to depict a family full of love. It may not be as ambitious as the Lunar Chronicles or as violent as the Blades of Acktar, but that's okay.Disowned is, first and foremost, I think, a story about family. It's about the family Celeste seeks without realizing it and the one she finds. It's about how your loved ones can heal so many [...]

    • Kate Willis says:

      Me: *opens book to see if it’s any good* Me hours later: *still reading* Since this is the first book in the series, I can tell that a lot of things are still being set up, but I’m already enjoying the medieval-ish feel of the fantasy world. Ethan, Maggie, and the children were such sweet characters! I especially liked how Ethan was portrayed as strong but also sensitive. I felt all the suspense in the first few chapters (and even when Mick came home) deeply. The sense of hiding, waiting, an [...]

    • Jessica Prescott says:

      Thoughts: - Ethan and Maggie are a sweet couple. <3 - Mick = #nothanks #y'allcanhavehim - I really admire Celeste for her independence. That girl knows what's up and she won't let anybody push her around. Me like. *nods* - Can't she marry Asher tho?? I LIKE Asher. He's funny and down-to-earth. - Also, I really hope Celeste becomes a soldier in the next book. To heck with convention. Let her realize her potential. She's good at this stuff. - The setting is . . . quite interesting, really. It's [...]

    • Karis says:

      When one of my close friends messaged me asking if I would like to alpha read for her, I said yes a bit fearfully, not sure what to expect out of her debut novel. What if the writing was horrible or I didn’t like the plot? I would be stuck reading it! And how would I politely say I disliked it to my GR friend that I had become close with over the past couple of months? Let me just say that I shouldn’t have worried. I. Loved. This. Book! Loved it! The night Sarah added to and set up her aut [...]

    • Victoria Lynn says:

      4.5 stars. Review coming. . .

    • Ivie says:

      *This book was free on kindle as part of a celebration of the author's birthday. I snagged it while it was free.Another day, another book review. This book had a lot of ups and downs for me. Story WorldThe story world was unique. Two countries that border each other, one has slaves, the other is where slaves escape to hide.PlotThe plot follows the main character, Celeste, as well as the family she finds herself in. The book has multiple point of views, all in third person. Celeste has many ups a [...]

    • Sarah says:

      4.5 stars *I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review*First, Sarah's from New Zealand, which means not only is the book chock full of British spellings, but there are also awesome British styled words. Like "smelt" instead of "smelled" or "learnt" instead of "learned". I loved it!The book does say "d- it" twice, which might not be a bad word in New Zealand. She also uses "bloody", which isn't bad here in the U.S. Just a caution.But the book was very good. Sadie and Joe were pretty c [...]

    • Gray Cox says:

      Wow. This book is so unique in so many ways. I echo the thoughts of other reviewers when I say how quaint and sweet it is. It's not flashy or loud and booming like so many books are nowadays, instead it lets the storyline prove itself. And prove itself it does. Simply beautiful.

    • Deborah O'Carroll says:

      (Review originally posted on my book blog: thepagedreamer.wordpress/)What a unique, enjoyable book!The story kept me absorbed and guessing, and it’s a nice mix of action/thrilling, and life sequences with character moments. There’s a dash of romance which was alternately cute and frustrating—just say what you mean, already, characters! (The usual. ;)) It could be raw and real and emotional and deal with war and things, but also be lighthearted and fun at other times. Quite balanced and wel [...]

    • Katelyn Buxton says:

      Another reviewer mentioned that this book stands out for its quietness and homeyness, and if that isn’t a good description of Disowned, I don’t know what is. It’s not action-packed, full of heroes that never go wrong, no—it’s filled with real people living real lives with real problems. I was invested in Celeste’s life from the very beginning, since the story begins in medias res, and once she found herself in a home with people that didn’t see her as an object—and in fact wanted [...]

    • Abigail McKenna says:

      OKAY. I have calmed down and had time to chew on this story and now I think I can write a review. Maybe. We'll see how this goes. First thing to be made aware of: I read this book in one day. The whole thing. In a day. A day where we went to Disney, too. But during the two hour round trip and when I got home (and immediately crawled into bed with this book in hand), I devoured this story and I loved every second of it.The characters weren't my favorite at the beginning. Well, actually, I take th [...]

    • Audrey Caylin says:

      Review to come closer to blog tour :)

    • Kellyn Roth says:

      Original Review in December 2017:AGH IT IS JUST SOOOOO GOOD AND SAD AND AWESOME I CAN'T EVEN BEGIN.I'm giving it 4.5 stars because I felt that the end was extremely sudden and left me with an unsettled feeling (even though I do realize there will be further books can't wait for that!).Full Review in January 2018:Originally posted on Reveries Reviews.Title: DisownedAuthor: Sarah Addison-FoxSeries: Allegiance, #1Genre: Christian Fantasy Adventure (though I’d say more dystopia but in a fantasy w [...]

    • Leila Tualla says:

      These are the kinds of books that I like. The quiet, unassuming ones with faith and courage as the biggest themes, but has action, a dash of romance and enough mystery for you to be invested in these characters and their lives. ​This fantasy world of ​Etraea and Kyraenea, two different countries and a girl, Celeste, trapped and caught in between piqued my interest from the get go. I loved that an Etraean mother who had essentially rescued and healed her, had her own ties to Kyraenea. The fam [...]

    • Mary says:

      RTC. Really enjoyed it!

    • Erika Mathews says:

      I definitely enjoyed this book. The characters and setting were excellent. I realize that this is Book one of a series, but I personally don’t appreciate when a book ends as abruptly as this one - no sort of wrap up of any of the various plot lines or warning that the end is coming. Still, the story was wonderful, despite some minor grammatical deficiencies. I especially enjoyed The worldbuilding of the two unique and distinct countries.

    • Ashley Bogner says:

      Thank you very much to the author for giving me a copy of her book for review!First of all— I have to stop and say that cover is SO PRETTY. Okay—on to the review! :)I thought Disowned was a good read! It’s a sweet story of love and redemption, the story of a runaway slave and a soldier. One of the things I particularly liked was how distinct Mick and Celeste’s character voices were. They come from different background, and their narratives were spot-on. Sometimes in books that switch bet [...]

    • Rebekah Rodda says:

      If you like non-magical fantasy with a strong dash of romance about a girl who fights against incredible odds to find freedom and her place in the world, then this is for you.Celeste is a slave girl who yearns desperately for more. When she dramatically escapes a cruel buyer, she finds a warm and loving family who accept her. If you like the rare stories that show a consistently warm and loving family where the husband and wife are in one accord throughout, you will find this here. Celeste's int [...]

    • Victoria Lynn says:

      Review to come after publication. . .

    • Sarah Addison-Fox says:

      Content information:1 use of D**n and 2 uses of b****y Mature themesScenes of violenceRecommended for 15+

    • Shannon Hiner says:

      Disowned by Sarah Addison-Fox is the first book in the Allegiance Series. Set in the country 'Etraea', it follows main character Celeste, an escaped slave of a neighboring country, as she attempts to navigate this new land, and the family that has taken her in at their own risk.I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, and I was pleasantly surprised at how engrossing I found it. The point of view narration jumps around between a few characters, Celeste probably only gets to tell about half o [...]

    • Tricia Mingerink says:

      It took me far too long to read this book, and that's due to lack of time on my part. It certainly wasn't the book's fault since I really wanted to gobble it up in one sitting. I especially loved the world in this book. It is fantasy (in that it is set in a fictional world) yet there is nothing magical that I can recall in the book. The countries are also on the cusp of transitioning out of a rural, more medieval setting to a more modern one with guns, so there is a crazy mix of electric lights [...]

    • Gina Henderson says:

      The story drew me in right from the beginning and held my interest to the end. I'm glad I don't have to wait long for the sequel!

    • Sara says:

      The good:-The cover. Isn't it beautiful? I didn't quite understand how it related to the story until the end, but it's so pretty.-The Haynes family. Especially Maggie.-The ex-warriors-turned-healer-monks. They were pretty cool.The eh:-The fantasy part of the setting wasn't too prominent. I mean,it was a clearly different world, but it didn't have any special added pieces (i.e. dragons, floating mountains, dwarfs, weird trees, etc.)-The ending. Okay, okay, I get that cliff hangers are useful to a [...]

    • Gracie says:

      Disowned tells the story of Celeste, a Kyraenean slave, who chooses to take a great risk in order to escape a life of slavery. A kind Etraean family tends her wounds and helps her to find a new life as a free person.What I liked about this book was that it had an interesting plot line, it was a fairly clean dystopian/adventure novel, and it had a good, "faith-based" theme.One of the main things that upset me about this book, however, was that throughout the book, God is referred to as Etra. Firs [...]

    • Claire Banschbach says:

      So I will admit that this book started out a little slow for me. But by chapter 4-5 it just took off! Don't get me wrong, the first chapter is a really gripping and strong start, so I think it might have been me that took some extra time to read. Celeste was a great character, but I didn't really feel like I connected with her as much as I wanted to. We started spending more time in Mick's head and kind of lost her in the middle of the book. But the ending made up for that. So Mick. The impulsiv [...]

    • Ladyp says:

      I just got finished reading Disowned: Allegiance Series #1 and it was so awesome! I loved it so much! I am so glad I don’t have to wait very long for the next one as it is that good, I wished it didn’t have to endgh waiting is never easy. This book is full of mystery, intrigue, characters are maddening at times lol makes me want to give them a “Gibbs slap” seriously!Get this book now as you will not be disappointed!

    • Paula Beulink says:

      Absolutely loved it!! I really feel like I know all the characters well and can't wait to see where their journeys lead as the series continues. Highly recommend to all 😀

    • Mikayla says:

      I picked this book up for free on Kindle, and I am very glad I didn't pay for it. First off, here are some things I did like about the book: 1. The characters were very vivid. They shined through the pages, making you feel like you knew them personally.2. The writing style was solid. It kept me turning the pages.3. I loved Mick's family. They were awesome, lovable people.What I didn't like so much: 1. The number one reason this book got such a low rating for me was all the references to nudity. [...]

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