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The QuickSilver Codex, no. 1

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~ Magic, vampires, a secret realm… a new world awaits Vivien. Is she up for the challenges that come with it?~

Everything changes for 20-year-old Vivien when she steps into a terrifying knife fight. She can only watch in horror as her long-time crush and classmate, Brad, kills a man. Except, it’s not Brad but his twin brother who wields that knife. After he ushers her to safety, he and Brad tell her a story of a princess in hiding from a tyrant. A story in which she is the princess.

As Vivien’s bodyguards, Brad and Aedan’s duty is to protect her from the usurper king. Now they have to convince her it’s time to reclaim her throne - not an easy feat when everything Aedan says antagonizes Vivien, while Brad lets his love and desire for her overwhelm him.

All Vivien wants is to return to Earth with Brad and forget this dangerous world. But if that’s her choice, they will all pay a heavy price...

(60.000 words)

Customer Reviews

Everything changes in the blink of an eye

Bodyguards is about a young women who is turning 20 soon, and also learns that this is going to be one of most important birthdays ever.

Vivien is the princess and heir to a realm she didn’t know existed. When she was little, her mother sent her away to Earth for hiding.

Everything changes in the blink of an eye. Vivien stumbles into a knife fight, watches a man die in front of her, and soon listens, stunned, as Brad and his brother Aedan tell her a story of magic, vampires and a murderous ruler intent on killing a princess in hiding.

This book was good, I really want to read the rest of the series so I can see what happens. This first book is basically about getting to know the story and the world and the situation that is going on.
I have to admit, I really didn't care for Vivien, she is very selfish and self absorbed. Here is this other world that is dependent on her return to her world and take back the throne and all she wants to do is run, hide and go back to being a simple human.
I get that, I really do. but there is a bigger picture here to look at, and life isn't all about her and her wants. She can't seem to look past that.
She finally does, to a point, but not until the end and even at that I have to read the next book to see if does finally come through for her world.
DONT get me wrong, I liked the book, Kallysten is able to create a world that draws you in and keeps you there. I just didn't care for Vivien.
So you can only guess what I will be adding to my next-up-to-read list.

*a copy of this was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.

Hooked from the start!

Another great series from Kallysten. This hooked me from the start to where I read it straight through til the end. I'm anxiously awaiting the next book.
I loved all the main characters in it for different reasons. Vivian was very relatable in the situation she was put into. She finds out that she's this princess from another world no less that needs her help to over throw the king since she's the rightful heir. Where all Vivian wants to do is finish college and maybe date her cute running partner Brad. Only to find out that he's actually one of her bodyguards. Both him and his twin brother Aedan. They took an oath when they were young to protect her. She has her moments where you definitely get frustrated with her and want her to think about it from their side of things but again it is understandable that she's thrown into this position out of nowhere.
I was definitely torn between the brothers. Brad is so sweet and loves Vivian but is torn by his promise and what is proper. He wants to be with her but he knows that he shouldn't. And Aedan who has been alone for so long and sacrificed so much for her without her knowing.
Vivian falls for Brad but I have a feeling that she may come to love Aedan too. I can't wait to read the next book and see what happens.

Fantastic book!!!

Vivien, almost 20 years old, lived at home with her Aunt Anabel and attended college. She had a crush on fellow student and running partner, Brad. Life was simple until she found out she is the princess of Foh'Ran, a world far away from earth, and Aunt Anabel and Brad are two of her three bodyguards. Things are never as they seem.

Fantastic story! So much happens in this book but to tell you more would be a huge spoiler. I just have to say that her bodyguards are fiercely loyal and terribly sexy! I can't wait to read the next book in this series.

I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: New Adult
  • Published: Nov 11, 2012
  • Publisher: Kallysten
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 255 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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