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It is said that when war threatens the world, one individual will be selected by prophecy to lead the Shadow Warriors out of the Land of Mist and reclaim the freedom that has been stolen.

Shanti has grown up under the constant threat of war. Since she helped her people defeat a raiding party by using a special power, she's been a hunted woman. Carrying rare abilities and an uncanny fighting aptitude, Shanti is the only hope of salvation for her people. The problem is, she doesn't believe in her own divinity, and when she flounders, she nearly fails in the duty hanging so heavy on her shoulders.

It seems like any other day when Sanders and his band of misfit boys find a foreign woman clinging to life in the wastelands. Oblivious to the weapon they now have in their possession, they are content to harbor the mysterious woman until she is well enough to continue her journey. But when the war spreads its arms and lands on her borrowed doorstep, Shanti has no choice but to reveal her secrets, plunging her saviors into danger. If they band with her, they will face certain death. But to trade her to Xandre, the warlord desperate to add her to his war machine, would be to give up their entire way of life.

War is coming. The only question is this: Which side do you choose?

©2014 K. F. Breene (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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Chosen

Great storyline of a strong woman who has lost everything and the journey she must face. Excellent character development, storyline, & plot! I adore the language lessons immensely! Looking forward to the next book!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Good read

It was better than I expected, I was a little skeptical when I bought this book, because i was not familiar with this author. But I'm really happy I picked the series to read.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Potential

The plot could have made a deeply immersive story. It falls short in character development!! Way short. I listened to the entire book, I was even engaged while not listening just thinking about what may happen. I did like the book. It is not a waste of time at all. Its just a bit frustrating in the lack of personal details also the order the author chose to reveal the protagonist's memories seem out of order and illogical. I would say this is a great first book for a brand new, young writter. I do not know if it is a first for the author...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Writing is a bit rough but story is engaging

This is the first book in the Warrior Chronicles by Breene. There are six books in this series and all have been released. This was an okay book. Despite some rough writing I ended up engaged and interested in the story by the end. This is one of those books that I know is fairly poorly written but, being that I am a sucker for interesting characters, I was drawn in anyway.

I listened to this on audiobook and Davies did a good job. She sounded very much like I imagine Shanti would and did a good job with male voices as well. I would recommend listening to on audiobook if you enjoy audiobooks.

There are a few things about this book that make it seem a bit amateurish. The writing here is a bit rough and some of the things that occur in the story don't quite make sense. Some of the things that don’t make sense and are contradictory in the beginning are eventually explained. However, the way it’s put together is sloppy.

Additionally some of the way actions are described are a bit just....off. For some reason Breene has an obsession with telling you how a guy’s balls react in a given situation; the description “so and so made his balls tighten in anticipation/anger/lust” was used quite a bit. This was a unique experience for me because I didn’t realize a guys balls could be so expressive in so many different types of situations (war, general conversations, etc). A number of descriptors were similar (using strange body parts to try to convey a characters’ emotions) and it felt a bit...off and awkward.

Despite the above as the story continued I ended up being very engaged with the characters and this world. I really want to know what’s going to happen to Shanti and Sanders and the rest of our characters. I also loved the world and all the political issues here.

Overall I was surprised by the end how much I wanted to read the next book in this series. If you can get past the slightly rough and awkward writing style this is a pretty enjoyable book. I plan on reading the next one and hope that the writing quality smooths out a bit. I am hoping this is a case of “first book syndrome” and in the next book Breene will have a better writing stride and flow.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Good Story! Entertaining & Interesting!

If you could sum up Chosen in three words, what would they be?

Fun & Action Packed

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the development of the characters. They were all engaging and interactions developed realistic connections.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Caitlin Davies?

I didn't like her voice when she wasn't imitating voices. Something about her inflection was irritating. It took an effort to get past it and focus on the story, but her character voices made up for the inflection.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely! It was a really good story, nicely developed. Didn't really like to ending but I guess it was the segway to the next book.

Any additional comments?

Looking foreward to the next book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great fantasy fiction.

It was a little confusing at first. the way the book started out, not knowing the background, it was a little hard to follow but with her memories everything falls in place. I love the action sequences, the humor, sarcasm and sexual tension. Can't wait to read the next book.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Good Book!

Great story line. Interesting people. I laughed out loud throughout the entire book! Can't wait for the next story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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chosen. the warrior chronicles

the narrator was great with the changes in voice,

the authors syory line is superb, i have listened to every book in this series time and thime again on my 6th time through. great stories that capaivte the mind so detailed its like being there and observing the full story all at once.

thx from a trucker.

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  • Linda
  • FALLS CHURCH, VA, United States
  • 05-07-17

Strong but Vulnerable!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Shanti (nice name) is strong, vulnerable and seeking to save the rest of her people. It is an easy enjoyable listen.

What did you like best about this story?

Shanti does not follow directions unless she wants the same goal. She twists slang and the Kings English so much that is funny as heck.

Which scene was your favorite?

Running into the Captains bedroom before the attack.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Pretty much

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to Hunter

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Syndi
  • Decatur, TX, United States
  • 02-03-17

Excited to listen to the next book

Good story. Kept me interested. Worth the credit. Looking forward to the next book! Hooked!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Susan
  • 07-21-16

new author for me very enjoyable

Good story. Unique characters. Loved it. Every character enhances the plot. Well done. New author for me will be happy to look out for future stories in this series or any future stories.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Dr. J. S. Grimwood
  • 03-15-17

Poor quality

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better writing, depth and storyline.

Would you ever listen to anything by K. F. Breene again?

Probably not.

Any additional comments?

This book was 'chosen' due to the large number of positive reviews, though sometimes I wonder whether I am listening to the same story as everyone else. The story lacked decent writing, depth or characterisation. I had to stop listening quite early on as I really didn't care what happened to the story or the characters. I have no trouble with sticking with slow start epics (Wheel of time series, and the Malazan empire books), but there has to be some spark or element of decent writing that holds you to the end, and make you grateful you stuck with them to the end. I couldn't find it with this book, and I plan to send it back for a refund. I am desperate to find decent new science fiction epics to read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-19-17

Loved it :-)

good book and story very funny in places. a good read or listen for any fantasy lover.

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  • Jenifer
  • 11-12-17

Really great !

Bought book 2 before finishing book 1.
Great story so far, lots of possibilities. If the rest off the series continues to be this good I have hours of enjoyment ahead.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-09-16

A bit long winded

The story has a good beginning and middle but it just drags on and on and why is that the heroine be an absolute bitch for, i know she suppose to be the "Chosen" one but she doesn't have to be acting like a drill Sargent and she seems to enjoy inflicting pain, and the monologue gods it keeps on and on. The only think that save this story for me is The Narrator Caitlin Davies you are a delight to listen too, you remind me of Elizabeth Evans, you make the characters believable thank you x