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An elite forces officer with a dreadful reputation. A bookish paleontologist with a love for mysteries. An ancient stronghold full of secrets that will take both of them to unearth.

Professor Lilah Zirkander (yes, she's related to the famous pilot, and no, she can't get him to autograph your undergarments) is looking forward to a summer in the paleontology lab, researching and cataloging new fossils. But that summer takes an unexpected turn when the king sends her into the Ice Blades to a secret mine where ancient dragon bones have been discovered. Rumor has it that they're cursed and dangerous, but Lilah is more concerned about dealing with the outpost commander, a fierce officer with the temperament of a crabby badger.

As punishment for irking the king, Colonel Vann Therrik is overseeing the hardened criminals working in the remote Magroth Crystal Mines. He would like a chance to redeem himself - and escape the loathsome duty station - but nothing is going his way. Cursed fossils have delayed production, miners are trying to escape, and now a scientist has shown up, making demands on his time. Worse, she's the cousin of his nemesis General Zirkander. As if one Zirkander in his world wasn't bad enough.

Investigating the fossils leads Lilah and Vann into the depths of Magroth Mountain where centuries-old secrets lurk, and a long-forgotten threat stalks the passages. To have any chance at survival, they'll have to work together and perhaps learn that neither is what the other expected.

Shattered Past is a stand-alone novel set in the author's Dragon Blood world.

©2018 Podium Publishing; 2016 Lindsay Buroker

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l want to read more about these characters!

I love what these two characters have in common and what their differences invoke in their thoughts! Great offshoot of the main dragon blood series! If you write more I'll read more!

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Finally on audio!

I'm so excited that that this title finally made it to audio! Buroker's Dragon Blood series just isn't complete without the story of Colonel Therrick's redemption. I loved the entire series in print, and I think Caitlin Davies does a terrific job of the narration.

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Narrator, ugh!

I love Lindsay Buroker's books, and although this shorter story clarified some background, I struggled through it. Too much romance and feelings and not enough plot.
The main problem, however, is the terrible narrator. I felt physically seasick from listening to her rising and falling tones. Up and down, up and down with little regard to the actual text. Nauseating!

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Great work listen

This series has been great to listen to while I work- the plot lines are easy to follow, the characters easy to identify with, and the dialogue entertaining- I want to thank the author for producing series in this genre that are lighter, have noble but not pretentious characters and that make my work lighter and easier to bear without significant distraction. Thank you!

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oh my goodness I can't get enough of these books

this woman has such a way with her characters that they come right out of the book her descriptions are vivid their personalities unique you feel their presence like a warm fur coat they make you comfortable they make you relax they make you laugh they make you cry it's a can't put down book and a wonderful series I just wish there were more

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A romance novel, and not much more

I've loved the series so far, but I definitely could've skipped this one. It was a romance novel with very little action or storyline. I'm hoping the last book in the series is better...

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Entertaining, Light Fantasy Romance

Juvenile but entertaining quality to series. Interesting world & characterts. Please no more wriggling eyebrows!!

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I liked it

but have to admit I'm growing tired of Tharicks characters animosity towards Ridge...it just seems juvenile but hey aside that...I'm glad to have read and understood Van's past/history

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addicted to this series!!!

The characters are very well written and love the stories! Can't wait to hear the end.

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Thereck

I apologize for the spelling. I enjoyed getting to know a bit more about the cynical man. Great idea to show how a human being can be shaped by the world around him.

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  • 07-05-21

Loved it

Great insight into colonel Therricks background tis the books together nicely great to see he can have a love interest to

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  • Mary peppard
  • 10-06-19

Next book to come

As all the rest I loved it I have bought the next book can't wait to listen to it so bye until my next review

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  • KLG
  • 08-25-19

A Good Addition to the Series

Another excellent though shorter story to the Dragon Blood series. Enjoyed getting to know Van a little better and thought the new characters fit in well with the continuing plot. Catlin Davies does an excellent narration job as with all the previous books.

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  • Hazel
  • 01-14-19

could not stop listening

not a dull moment well narrated good storyline great characters enjoyed it from beginning to end

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  • Sarah Curran
  • 01-13-19

Therik and Lilah

I loved this book, it was great to hear about Therick's past and also meet more of Zirkanders family. Also discover more of what happened 300 years ago.

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  • Stu
  • 11-05-18

Amazing!

What more can I say, yet another amazing book. loved every second of it. Can't wait to listen to the next one!

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  • Babs King
  • 08-01-18

book 7.5

I am throughly enjoying these books I was worried that this one wouldn't fit but again lindsay had done a brilliant job

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  • Niki
  • 02-07-21

Lindsey buroker can give you the feels for anyone!

I never thought I could catch feels for Van - previously known as the unlikeable and thoroughly prickly colonel Theric- but Lindsey buroker is clearly a sorceress with powers rivalling Sardells specialising in making you fall in love with even the most (seemingly) unlikeable characters!!!

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