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Den of Stars Are you willing to gamble with your life Some debts can t be repaid The Gambler s Den lies in ruins, its staff scattered across the Sand Sea, all but a memory of the minds of its past patrons But when the Morning Star appears, ruled by a mysterious figure known only as the Hare, the comparisons can t be helped Who is this larger than life character Why do the showgirls wear masks What are they hiding The answer they should be dead Franco and Misu were safe only in their anonymity, but with Franco gone Misu must find him jeopardising all they have built In order to save the man she trusts Misu must put her faith in the villain Wilheim does not forget disobedience lightly, and Misu s was a great betrayal, so now he will call in his debt, and his revenge on the staff of the Morning Star Who will win Who will survive Who will the odds favour ✅ Book Lover PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Jennifer Kaufman – Kleankitchen.co.uk its staff scattered across the Sand Sea [Ebook] ➧ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector ➭ Delores Fossen – Kleankitchen.co.uk all but a memory of the minds of its past patrons But when the Morning Star appears ❮PDF❯ ❤ Kholodovs Last Mistress Author Kate Hewitt – Kleankitchen.co.uk ruled by a mysterious figure known only as the Hare [Télécharger] ➵ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) Auteur Carole Mortimer – Kleankitchen.co.uk the comparisons can t be helped Who is this larger than life character Why do the showgirls wear masks What are they hiding The answer they should be dead Franco and Misu were safe only in their anonymity ❰Epub❯ ➞ If the Stiletto Fits... Author Wendy Etherington – Kleankitchen.co.uk but with Franco gone Misu must find him jeopardising all they have built In order to save the man she trusts Misu must put her faith in the villain Wilheim does not forget disobedience lightly ❮Read❯ ➸ What Phoebe Wants (Harlequin Flipside, ➻ Author Cindi Myers – Kleankitchen.co.uk and Misu s was a great betrayal ❰PDF❯ ❤ Ruthlessly Royal (Self-Made Millionaires Author Robyn Donald – Kleankitchen.co.uk so now he will call in his debt [PDF / Epub] ☉ An Amish Family Christmas Author Marta Perry – Kleankitchen.co.uk and his revenge on the staff of the Morning Star Who will win Who will survive Who will the odds favour


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  1. Holly Holly says:

    Originally posted at ragdollreads.co.uk Ragdoll Rating 2 5 ButtonsRecommended For I guess adventure fans.About the BookThe Gambler s Den has been reduced to a pile of smoking wreckage, the now homeless showgirls have taken to running their own restaurant, and the alleged deaths of Franco and Misu are mourned far and wide But Franco won t stay in hiding for ever instead he has commissioned a new train, the Morning Star to carry on the show Wilheim Fort, the crime lord, has escaped from Jai Originally posted at ragdollreads.co.uk Ragdoll Rating 2 5 ButtonsRecommended For I guess adventure fans.About the BookThe Gambler s Den has been reduced to a pile of smoking wreckage, the now homeless showgirls have taken to running their own restaurant, and the alleged deaths of Franco and Misu are mourned far and wide But Franco won t stay in hiding for ever instead he has commissioned a new train, the Morning Star to carry on the show Wilheim Fort, the crime lord, has escaped from Jail and kidnaps Franco, and blackmails Misu If she uses the Morning Star to deliver shipments of Red Root, he will return Franco in one piece Misu does everything she can to get Franco back with unexpected results.WARNING Under absolutely no circumstances should you read this book if you find descriptions or situations of psychological or physical abuse to be detrimental to your health The descriptions are not overly explicit, but they do lead to a mental atmosphere that could be potentially upsetting and triggering.What I thoughtThe first thing you should know about this book is that the exciting climax rescue is really enjoyable, exciting and great reading There s heroism, daring raids on a crime lords stronghold and a whole host of kick ass female characters I really like that part of the book The reason I m starting by telling you about the ending is because the rest of what I have to say isn t that favourable, and I don t want you to get the impression that I didn t like this book at all or that it isn t worth reading It almost certainly IS worth reading, it just wasn t my cup of tea Now I ll explain why.The tagline for my review of the previous book in the series was this There is a special place in hell for Franco de Monaire, I hope he finds it.Franco was a jerk Or at least, I thought he was He gave Misu all kinds of grief for making a bad choice, a choice she was compelled to make by someone who had spent literally years abusing her and a host of other women I make no bones about it, I can t stand Franco.I could probably adapt that tagline for use in this review, if I changed the words Franco de Monaire to basically every character Especially Misu I have to believe this wasn t done on purpose I don t know why an author would want you to hate all of their characters intentionally I m not going to go through why I dislike basically all the characters apart from Wyld , so I m just going to complain about Franco and Misu for a while.Misu for reasons I cannot begin to imagine finds herself under the thumb of Wilheim, her long time abuser Franco has been kidnapped and in order to have him returned safely, Misu agrees to haul Red Root or super heroin all over the place She does this without telling any of the other people on board, which, as one of the showgirls is quick to point out, turns every single last one of them into accomplices to the crime, because who is going to believe that nobody on board knew that they were transporting AN ENTIRE TRAIN CAR FULL OF DRUGS What sis we get a sort of explanation in the form of back story, where we learn that in order to survive under Wilheim in the first place, Misu ingratiated herself to the crime boss and was put in charge of a great deal of abuse and slavery of weaker girls I have such mixed feelings about this On the one hand, I absolutely understand the need to survive any way you can in that sort of situation, which is why I was still on Misu s side during this back story, despite what seemed like a deliberate attempt to make me hate her guts I get that it s hard to trust people after that sort of thing too, but given that one of the main points of the previous book was the Misu did something terrible because of her past abuse, and didn t bother to actually tell anyone an act which causes the den to be blown up, the girls to go on the run, Franco and Misu to be considered legally dead and any number of other problems, I just cannot understand why she wouldn t have mentioned it, or why she would go out of her way to cover the whole thing up This serious character flaw is bought up constantly, with basically everyone hating Misu, and eventually you have little choice but to agree.Also, Misu and Franco let the entire crew of the Gambler s Den believe they were dead for two years which is bad enough but then instead of breaking the news gently, they rolled into the girls new place of business and just went Guess whose not dead The crew are understandably livid Jaqcues has become an alcoholic, drug addled vagrant his life has been completely and utterly OBLITERATED trying to keep the promise he made to France, that he would keep the girls safe They just appear out of the blue and their excuse was a vague notion of safety as if Wilheim wasn t the sort of person to punish associates of his enemies, regardless of whether that enemy was alive or dead.Misu treats everybody like absolute scum the whole time Before they discover the drug dealing, she is rude to them she takes everything out on the new driver, who is basically a saint for taking it without some sort of outburst But the worst of it is the attitude she and Franco have created on the trains Somewhere in the middle of this book, a new character, Elizabeth, is having real trouble dealing with the fact that the defending the train can, and does, mean killing people This wasn t what she signed up for Then another character starts talking about the expectations of the employees on the train She shows Elizabeth a bullet wound received in the previous book I think She tells Elizabeth how fortunate she was to be on board the train, how Franco and Misu had bestowed some sort of great kindness on her and that people on the train has to pay their way or earn their place or some other similar expression Pay it with blood Now, Elizabeth and all the other girls are employed to work on this train They all have talents that make them a valuable part of the staff Elizabeth is a beautiful singer and they use her talents in the show, a show that earns Franco his money She owes Franco nothing She is paid to be there because of her skill set Without people like her, the show stops and Franco and Misu would find themselves penniless and alone But apparently this attitude that the girls on the train are so fortunate to be their because what else would they do is an attitude actively fostered on the train and re enforced by the management What make it worse is that this kind of rhetoric, that these girls don t know how lucky they are to be taken from hardship and put to good use, is EXACTLY THE SAME as the rhetoric used by Wilheim to justify his slavery ring Plus, Elizabeth notices that something is wrong, that it s all secretive her concerns are dismissed and she is ostracised for daring to question authority it is seen as a behaviour to be stamped out.Finally and I promise I will move on from this as soon as this paragraph is over , while planning the rescue of Franco, Misu is negotiating a deal with a mid level member of Wilheim s criminal enterprise Seeing he has the upper hand, this criminal, Jackdaw, declares that he will only help if Misu agrees that at ANY POINT IN THE FUTURE he can call on Misu and the rest of the staff to do him a favour Anything at all in the entire world, they HAVE TO DO and they cannot under any circumstances refuse Misu, sill recovering from a literal mutiny due to the fact that she made MASSIVE, LIFE ALTERING, DANGEROUS decisions for the entire staff of the Morning Star instantly agrees to this complete insane request, without speaking to any of the crew and asking what they think It is even attempted to be justified as a reasonable action As a narrative device, I can see understand what the idea behind this move was, it set up the sequel, but in terms of the characters Misu will be insanely lucky if the crew doesn t utterly destroy her in the most horrific fashion imaginable.Final ThoughtsThis book feelsadult than the previous ones It ssexual, the bad language is not excessively used but from what I remember there isand worse language used than in the previous installment, and the whole book is based around drug dealing, one of the characters actually being a drug addict This was not a welcome change for me I liked the tone of the last book, which feltlike a classic adventure with some grit thrown in at strategic times, where as this book just felt gritty I m not so big on grit.Also, this book just made me feel uncomfortable nearly the whole way through I don t understand the characters motivations, they all seem to hate each other and the author seems to want me to hate them I couldn t follow why people were acting how they were their responses to things didn t make sense to me at all Maybe it s because I m autistic, I m not great with that sort of thing, and the emotions involved were definitely complex, so maybe I just missed something other people would find obvious, but whatever the reason it just didn t sit right.Finally, the whole parallel saviour narrative between Franco, Misu the heroes and Wilheim the abusive, slave trading, drug dealing crime boss just made me feel ill The girls on that train were brought in to put on a show and from my perspective, abused The basic story might have been really good but I couldn t get past the elements of this book that I have mentioned To be honest, it made me feel ill.Just to end this review on apositive note, because so far it s been incredibly negative.I really struggled to rate this book, and I m still not convinced I ve got it right The parts I hated made me want to commit this book to the do not read section and be done with it but that seemed unfair I finished the book in a few days, and the parts I liked, I really enjoyed, these are not the hallmarks of a really bad book So I have given it 2 buttons in recognition of that parts I did like.In addition, I have the next book on my kindle and I will be starting it in about an hour and a half So it hasn t written off the series I guess what I m saying is, this book really wasn t for me, but it might be right up your street So I don t know, try it and see.___________________________________________Please Note I received a copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review The opinions contained within are my own and have not been influenced by any external entity

  2. Amy Amy says:

    Den of Stars is the sequel to Den of Shadows a story following The Gamblers Den as it travels across the land Sadly, The Gamblers Den is no , along with Franco and Misu it lies in ruin the staff is spread across the land with no hope of reuniting However, the mysterious Morning Star appears, with alarming similarities, and a mysterious leader known only as The Hare We learn quickly that Misu and Franco are not dead as believed, but are alive and well and moving onto their next venture, Den of Stars is the sequel to Den of Shadows a story following The Gamblers Den as it travels across the land Sadly, The Gamblers Den is no , along with Franco and Misu it lies in ruin the staff is spread across the land with no hope of reuniting However, the mysterious Morning Star appears, with alarming similarities, and a mysterious leader known only as The Hare We learn quickly that Misu and Franco are not dead as believed, but are alive and well and moving onto their next venture, however things aren t quite as they appearThis book appears to follow almost the same plot as last time we travel to a town, perform a show, and move on et cetera, we even have the same plot of Misu failing to be honest with her family in order to keep them safe, and in this case, rescue Franco It wasn t that interesting in the first one, and sadly having been repeated in this book, it just falls flat Misu literally makes the same mistake of not being honest with those around her, and it was clear that a lot of the tension of the book would have just disappeared if she d spoken up a little earlier Franco is almost non existent in this book given that he is held captive for most of the time, and that is a okay with me, I didn t warm to him that much in the first place.Byford does do well again in that he manages to build a beautiful world, and the climax of this book was actually quite interesting with all the women playing a key role in the rescue of Franco However I just didn t enjoy this book none of the characters were particularly likable, all the staff seemed to have turned on each other, and their motivations were just unclear and peculiar I don t think i d be interested in reading the third book as I can already imagine the plot given that Misu has once again made a deal with the devil without any discussions with the rest of the ensemble, I can t see these relationships being sustained Thank you NetGalley and HQ Digital for providing me a free copy of this e book in exchange for my honest review

  3. Judith Moore Judith Moore says:

    Originally posted at Chain InteractionMore Misu This was literally all I wanted from the end of the previous book, Misu was pretty much my favourite character and I had become a little fed up with Franco s self destructive behaviour So give me a story with Misu in the centre of the action being competent and badass and I m pretty much guaranteed to enjoy it Misu, fans of book one will be pleased to know, is as wonderful as ever.I was a little concerned about the premise of this story, that i Originally posted at Chain InteractionMore Misu This was literally all I wanted from the end of the previous book, Misu was pretty much my favourite character and I had become a little fed up with Franco s self destructive behaviour So give me a story with Misu in the centre of the action being competent and badass and I m pretty much guaranteed to enjoy it Misu, fans of book one will be pleased to know, is as wonderful as ever.I was a little concerned about the premise of this story, that it might be a simple re hashing of book one, that is true to some extent, there are a lot of similarities between the two book three is very different but that s a discussion for tomorrow s review Upon finishing the book I realised that I enjoyed the last 20% of this book farthan the opening This is pretty standard for me at the moment so I m not sure if it s the reading slump I ve got myself into or if it s a genuine reflection of the pacing.I do have one explanation for my problem with the start of the book We have Misu as our main character yay but she s got a secret I won t reveal it here because it is a spoiler, but the fact that a lot of the book is from Misu s perspective and in order to preserve the mystique it isn t revealed until much later in the book means that you do not understand Misu s motivation whatsoever So you see her alienating herself from other members of the crew and you see her doing confusing and sometimes very sad things but you don t work out why until much later I don t mind a mystery, but not knowing the motivation for the character whose perspective you are depicting just means that I as a reader didn t connect with the story as much as I wanted to until later on.That being said, if you persevere and let the story come to light you are left with a very fun train heist kind of story, the kind of action that I enjoyed in Den of Shadows I enjoyed learningabout the characters, whether that was through dialogue or flashbacks and seeing the chance for characters to develop outside of Franco s misery was definitely something I appreciated.If you enjoyed Den of Shadows I can say that the sequel is worth reading I will say that the opening is slow, but let it burn a little and you ll be rewarded with a fun fast paced story.My rating 4 5 starsI received a digital advanced review copy of this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own

  4. Jessica Milverton Jessica Milverton says:

    A book that got better as it went along In the previous installment, I didn t feel an attachment to any of the characters For me that is a big struggle, it is one of the main things that keep me reading But this time, although it was slow I started to enjoy the characters and story.I am looking forward to reading the next installment and making my final judgment But this is an improvement on the first book which gives good promises for the nex

  5. RavenclawLibraryBooks RavenclawLibraryBooks says:

    This was an enjoyable read I didn t like it as much as the previous book.The Author manages to build a beautiful world, with an interesting climax I received a digital advanced review copy of this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own.

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