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(A Kaliya Sahni Novel – Book 1)
by K.N. Banet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Urban Fantasy, ARC
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
The world started in the Jacky Leon series is expanded and enhanced with the addition of Kaliya – a Tribunal Executioner who just happens to be the last living Nagini. Fast paced and action packed, this Urban Fantasy lands a solid punch… and it’s free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
Tribunal Executioner. Bounty hunter. The last nagini.
Her reputation is larger than the desert she lives in.
Dangerous. Irresponsible. Antagonistic.
When a friend asks her to look into a supernatural bounty on a human, Kaliya finds herself taking the first steps into a conspiracy that had been in the shadows for nearly a decade. Too intrigued to get out before it’s too late, she dives straight into the deep end, ready to discover the truth.
When the mysterious bounty takes a personal turn, she knows there’s no turning back, no putting the lid back on the box.
It’s all or nothing in her world and Kaliya doesn’t like to lose.
K.N. Banet is a pen name for Kristen Banet.
Thoughts on Bounty
While I adore Banet’s Reverse Harem worlds (Age of Adinna anyone?) I find myself doubly captivated by the Urban Fantasy Universe she is crafting. That world, The Tribunal Archives, first introduced in the Jacky Leon series, is made larger here, focusing on the mysterious Kaliya.
Obsessive and a bit impulsive, Kalyia is a fierce and deadly predator, the last living Nagini and one of only a few sanctioned Tribunal Executioners. Her very nature drives her to interfere in a suspicious bounty, one that leads her down a rabbit hole of scientific experiments, shadowy conglomerates, unknown supernaturals and laws that are just begging to be broken.
It’s fast, intense and just the right amount of funny. In other words, it’s everything an Urban Fantasy junkie could want.
*I received an ARC of this book and am thrilled to share my honest opinion*
- Great Character Development.
- Cassius… I really don’t know if I should love him or hate him, but he’s a force regardless.
- The mystery is slowly doled out, dragging the reader along as Kaliya falls deeper into the mess.
- Hasan!! (Brief, but memorable)
- Well written.
- There is a heart punch near the end… I won’t spoil it, but dang…
First Person, Single POV
R for violence.
While romance is not the focus of an UF novel, this would be M/F
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on Bounty
This Urban Fantasy world is vast and deep, offering multitudes of adventures to explore and characters to meet. Next to Jacky Leon comes Kaliya Sahni, arguably more dangerous and captivating – or at least equally so. It may be the same Universe, with familiar rules, but the game is decidely different, and the stakes even more deadly. Fast, heart pounding and magically intense, this is an Urban Fantasy that will leave the reader satisfied. I highly recommend it. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published March 13th, 2020
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