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Striker Gryphon has lost his position of honor among the Ram, and is now a hunted man. A traitor.
Zo, the object of his affection, was murdered by members of his former clan. To honor her memory, he journeys to the highly secretive Raven “Nest” to warn strangers of their impending demise—though it could cost him more than just his pride.
He doesn’t know that Zo is very much alive and in another part of the region assisting Nameless refugees over a mountain swarming with wild men known as “Clanless.”
As each struggle to make sense of what their lives have become, they fight and claw to reach the Allied Camp, their last hope in bringing peace to the region.
But the road back to one another is treacherous and uncertain. And freedom will come with a price.
Now on to the post!
Top 5 favorite scenes and why.
Narrowing down my top 5 scenes is tricky work, but I’ll give it my best shot.
Let’s do this David Letterman style, shall we?
5- Gryphon trying to cross the lion silk bridge (and really his whole journey to the Raven Nest).
In almost every scene I’d written up to this point, Gryphon is always portrayed as a superior warrior. I like that the Raven humble him quite a bit. Gryphon’s fear of heights was a nice way of breaking his stereotypical role in this series.
4- The scene when Eva and Stone reunite.
I had a lot of fun developing these two characters in this book. Their reuniting was so exciting to write because both characters are completely blunt and 100% unapologetic for who they are and what they stand for. Eva especially is portrayed as almost a heartless figure in the first part of the book. I enjoyed showing her softer side.
3- Zo sealing her blood oath to the Kodiak Clan.
This is such a HUGE moment for the series and plays a big role in the third book. I really enjoyed the world building of this scene and seeing Zo own the role heroine.
2- Gryphon and Zander’s big confrontation.
I don’t want to give too much away, but this scene is really the moment when Gryphon discovers his new identity and draws a line in the sand for his mess brothers to have to decide what kind of men they want to be. I love writing action scenes, and this is my favorite of the series thus far.
1- Gryphon and Zo’s reuniting.
How could you NOT choose this scene? It was so torturous keeping Zo and Gryphon apart, but it really needed to happen and made bringing them back together all the more powerful. The moment Zo wakes up in Gryphon’s arms… *shivers* Yes, definitely my favorite scene in the book.
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With her degree in History and Secondary Education, Jennifer had every intention of teaching teens to love George Washington and appreciate the finer points of ancient battle stratagem. (Seriously, she’s obsessed with ancient warfare.) However, life had different plans in store when the writing began. As a proud member of Writers Cubed, and a co-founder of the Teen Author Boot Camp, she feels blessed to be able to fulfill both her ambition to work with teens as well as write Young Adult fiction.
Jennifer has three children who are experts at naming her characters, one loving, supportive husband, a dog with little-man syndrome, and three chickens (of whom she is secretly afraid).
Visit her online at jajenkins.com
Contest ends October 21, 2016
· One (1) winner will receive a scrabble tile book cover charm (US ONLY)
· Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Nameless and Clanless by Jennifer Jenkins (INT)
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