The Lone Warrior - Reviews

The Lone Warrior

4 Stars from Romantic Times

In this poignant story about the rise of a young woman who suffered injustice, Rossetti's heroine is thoroughly captivating. You'll want her to get everything in life that she wants and deserves. And for the paranormal romance lovers who are as serous about worldbuilding and imagination as they are about romance, The Lone Warrior will not disappoint

Lovin' Me Some Romance

An endless well of emotional complexities, THE LONE WARRIOR is a soulful epic destined to leave you breathless. Fearless in every way, Denise Rossetti tackles two incredibly multifaceted characters, gifting them the time and space to grow believably into themselves and their love.

Mehcredi's innocence gifts both Walker and the reader with the chance to relive human emotions that we take for granted such as anger, guilt, desire and love. These are not unfamiliar to the reader but to Mehcredi they are and to re-experience the impact of what makes us human is exhilarating. And Rossetti doesn't short change this pairing. She dedicates nearly every word to Walker's and Mehcredi's character development. No question lay unanswered, no dilemma unresolved leaving the reader to close the book with a sigh.

Finally, the enchanting landscape of Rossetti's fantasy world is brought to life with her sweeping and elegant prose. THE LONE WARRIOR is the sweeping arid winds of the desert, the cold blistering blizzards of the mountains, and the sticky sweetness of the tropics. One side of this strange pentacle remains unrevealed and it's a guarantee that I'll be there for the final showdown.

Reviewer: Vamp Fan Girl

Fangbooks - Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Specialists

The Lone Warrior by Denise Rossetti delivers a wonderful hero on a quest for vengeance and a would-be assassin searching for redemption. This is a fantasy that is sure to entice you with its blend of magic, danger, suffering and wit. Above all this is the story of the last Shar, Walker, a shaman with a deep connection to the earth but alienated from everyone around him, and that of Mehcredi, abandoned at birth but determined to survive. Theirs is an emotional journey as well as a quest to find meaning. Frankly...I loved them both!

If you're looking for a fantasy romance with a hero you'll adore and a heroine who'll entrance, with a good dollop of danger, magic and intrigue, then this will be perfect adventure...

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Reviewer's Choice Two Lips

The Lone Warrior by Denise Rossetti is the first book in The Four-Sided Pentacle series that I have read. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. Ms. Rossetti is able to take the reader to an incredible world inhabited with complex characters.

Walker and Mehcredi are made for each other. Mehcredi lets nothing stand in her way of what she wants, even if she doesn't understand it. She is a great heroine, and I admired the way she taught herself. Walker is the strong, handsome hero who tries to be tough. I love the way Ms. Rossetti has written these characters and I chuckled at the wit and humor inserted in the story. The secondary characters add depth and intrigue. Even though this is book three in the series, it can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone. I know I will be getting books one and two, plus the other two books which compliment this series. I loved this book and recommend it highly.

Reviewer: Julianne

5 Hearts and a CAPA Nomination from The Romance Studio

The story of Mehcredi's childhood will suck readers into this book. It is hard not to feel compassion for her, even though she's an assassin, simply because nobody else has throughout her whole life. She is a thoroughly endearing character with her desire to learn and become a part of humanity, to no longer be on the outside but an active participant in life. Even Walker, with his initial disdain for her, cannot resist her. Mehcredi's lack of guile eventually breaks through the walls Walker has built around himself to keep people out. The sparks that fly between them quickly change from anger to passion and they cannot keep their hands off of each other, no matter how many times Walker tells himself it's a bad idea. They are each what the other needs to heal the wounds from their pasts, and their love for each other is evident in all of their interactions.

Denise Rossetti has written a fantastic addition to the Four-Sided Pentacle series. All of the previous main characters make an appearance in this book and add dimension to the story as they slowly accept Mehcredi into their fold. The book has a very satisfying ending and will leave readers anxious for the next one in the series.

Reviewer: Karin

E E Montgomery (Goodreads)

I've read this book a few times now and each time I marvel at how Rossetti has managed to write such a difficult character as Mehcredi. Depicting both intelligence and logical social ineptitude while keeping the girl real was a juggling act very few would have been able to pull off. The way Mehcredi's innocence of life simply steam-rolls through all of Walker's protective walls is a joy to read. I swung between chuckling and gasping in disbelief at their interactions. The plot is involved, offering many twists and turns, all of them impacting somehow on the development of the relationship between Walker and Mehcredi. And thank you for giving them time to get to know each other.

Kylie Griffin (Goodreads)

I devoured this book in one sitting. I just kept turning the pages until the end. Of the three books in this series, this one has to be my favourite so far. Why? Walker and Mehcredi drive the story from page one. They're both incredibly complex characters, complete opposites in nature, personality and backgrounds. You can't help but feel drawn to both of them each time you read their POV and feel the struggles they go through as the story unfolds. Secondary to the characters, but by no means less important, is the overarching plot of the Four Sided Pentacle series and the world-building that continues in this book. It's as complex and intriguing as the characters. I was sucked in right from the start and would highly recommend this series to anyone looking for a great paranormal romance. This is one book I'll be going back to read time and again.

Four-Sided Pentacle Universe:
The Flame and the Shadow Thief of Light The Lone Warrior The Dark Rose
Unlaced Laced with Desire
Phoenix Rising:
Gift of the Goddess Tailspin Strongman Guilty as Sin
Kaminski Family Stories:
Come Howling A Red Hot New Year
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