Nothing defeats Regina Fontaine, Head of Masters.
Life in the Northern Network has taken a turn for the worst.
Paranoid High Priestess Geralyn has closed Northern Network borders in a tyrannical move to close all ties with their lower counterparts.
Isolationism has returned.
Regina doesn't like it.
When Geralyn's bid for power takes on a murderous slant, circumstances force Regina to make a decision: keep silent and protect her Network, or stand against a dictator and lose everything.
REGINA is the eight novella in the Network Saga. This breathless novella will take you deeper into the heart of giant mountains, and the witches that call the Northern Network home.
I just can't get enough. There is so much going on throughout Alkarra that we never would be able to get in the full length novels. Where do you put it all? For a more complete story you MUST read the novellas. This covers a lot of what is going on in the background of Merrick's world in the North. But you get to learn about it by becoming fascinated with Regina. I could not believe the intrigue that was going on in the North. Power really is a complicated beast! Regina handles it beautifully!
Katie has done a wonderful job of filling us in on who Regina is. She is a complex lady who knows what she wants and is more than willing to fight for it. Also to fight for the home she loves. She has strong roots and is a powerful Master with a shaky future. Things are happening in her world and it will take more than just Regina to get to the bottom of it so you can bet Derek Black will be backing her up. Take the dive into her story, you won't regret it!!
Full disclosure -- I am a huge fan of Katie Cross. I have read and enjoyed all of her chick lit books. I have read and absolutely loved all of her YA fantasy books. So, Regina. This novella is part of a series of three novels interspersed with a number of novellas, each novella featuring a character from the main novels and filling in various aspects and events of the main plot line. (The last of the novellas and the final novel are not yet out. I am waiting with zero patience.)
Regina might be my favourite so far of the novellas. The magic is fairly subdued and the plotting and character development are particularly well done. This portion of the saga answers a number of questions and leaves us with a new set, to be answered in future works. That said, while I really wanted more of the story I did not feel cheated as I do with cliff hangers. I actually prefer slow burn romances. :)
One of the things I love about Katie's works are the strong intelligent female characters. Regina is one of the best of these. I can't wait to see her role in the final novel in the series.
Regina is a Master and that's just the start!! She's feisty, tough, and fair. She loves her Network and works to keep it safe....as well as her country! You don't want to miss this book!!!
Katie Cross has masterfully written a tale of mystery, deception and self discovery within Alkarra. We witness the events occurring in “Derek” from Reginas point of view. We also get to meet the witch that has earned the respect and admiration from two of our favorite witches - Merrick and Derek Black. Trouble is brewing in the Network and a very capable band of witches are assembling to save each other and the Network!