Mardan's Mark

Mardan's Mark Kathrese McKee
  • Title: Mardan's Mark
  • Author: Kathrese McKee
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  • Mardan's Mark Kathrese McKee Mardan s Mark Death is not their deepest fear Abducted by pirates and taken behind enemy lines across the Great Gulf Princess Srilani is determined to save her sisters and younger brother the crown prince from c
    Death is not their deepest fear.Abducted by pirates and taken behind enemy lines across the Great Gulf, Princess Srilani is determined to save her sisters and younger brother, the crown prince, from captivity She convinces their caretaker, Aldan, and his brother slaves to share the perilous journey home This ragtag group of unlikely heroes sets out on a quest pursued bDeath is not their deepest fear.Abducted by pirates and taken behind enemy lines across the Great Gulf, Princess Srilani is determined to save her sisters and younger brother, the crown prince, from captivity She convinces their caretaker, Aldan, and his brother slaves to share the perilous journey home This ragtag group of unlikely heroes sets out on a quest pursued by cutthroat pirates, merciless priests, and marauding soldiers to return the heir to his kingdom before war breaks out.In this epic adventure fantasy, Srilani and Aldan risk everything to save a prince and a nation, discovering along the way that death is not their deepest fear.Mardan s Mark is the award winning first book in the Mardan s Mark series.Alternate cover edition for ISBN 9780986357817
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    About Kathrese McKee


    1. Texas author, Kathrese McKee, writes epic adventures for young adults and anyone else who enjoys pirates and princesses combined with life s difficult questions She is committed to exciting stories, appropriate content, and quality craftsmanship.Once upon a time, Kathrese worked as a systems engineer for EDS and various oil and gas companies Then, she taught Reading and ESL at the middle school level These days, she edits fiction, home schools her children, and turns a blind eye to the feral dust bunnies lurking beneath her desk Connect with her at kathresemckee.Mardan s Mark, the first book in the Mardan s Mark series, has won a couple of awards Winner 2014 Novel Rocket Launch Pad Contest, MG YA CategoryFinalist 2014 Phoenix Rattler writing contest, Christian Writers of the West CWOW Arizona s ACFW affiliateThe sequel, Mardan s Anointed, is in process.The companion novella to Mardan s Mark has been completed Look for Healer s Curse on.


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    1. Oh my heart happy sigh I have officially found another fantasy series to love Mardan s Mark by Kathrese McKee quite exceeded my expectations and held me captivated for the length of an epic journey And, I can t wait to read It was amazing, humorous, sweet, and filled with action and adventure.The story centers around a princess named Srilani, the eldest daughter of King Terson and Lady Kaelan She is a leader by nature, bold and determined to be heard But her father continually brushes her opini [...]

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    2. Read this book Seriously I heard lots of good things about it and was expecting a good book, and it still blew me away The characters are excellent Srilani is a tough girl who can fight her way out of trouble but also has a vulnerable heart Too many books and movies don t get that balance Either the girl is an almost heartless, kick everybody s butt kind of girl or she needs saving all the time Sometimes in Christian fiction, the tough girl is the one who needs to be softened until by the end of [...]

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    3. This book wasn t too bad, I just don t think I was in the mood for it BEWARE CLIFFHANGER, PEOPLES.The Good Character names Srilani is such an awesome name Also Linus, Maelon, Jamson, Drajna So wonderful Linus HE WAS MY FAVE, OKAY He s a minor character, and I liked him way better than anybody else, even Srilani and Aldan Seriously, he s so cool He has awesome night vision, he s just I dunno, awesome P HE INTRIGUES ME Biscuits What can I say He was hilarious view spoiler Biscuits waves at Aldan f [...]

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    4. Mardan s Mark Review I received a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review, so here it is It has been a while since I have been so captivated by a book I spent the better part of two days neglecting my Christmas crafts, laundry, and other adult type things because I was reading this book.The characters and their individual stories, including the supporting characters, kept me glued to my Kindle for several straight hours I loved the way the relationships and the characters includin [...]

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    5. I don t read a lot of fantasy type books but agreed to read an early version of this book and found it captivating Now that it is published, I intended to skim through it to refresh my memory before writing this review Instead, I found myself caught up in the story all over again and reading it through to the end It was even enjoyable the second time around It has a perfect mix of action, danger, adventure, romance, and mystery I won t recap the story as that can be found in the description Wha [...]

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    6. Debut author Kathrese McKee has delivered a genuinely original work of imaginative fiction in Mardan s Mark The historical setting, a world with elements of our own world s past, feels familiar, but McKee s gifted touch creates enough distinction that readers get to view history objectively.The plot of Mardan s Mark weaves together elements of mystery, political intrigue, supernatural insight, romance, and adventure, and transports readers to a place where greed and deception have created an imb [...]

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    7. Hmm I am quite torn about this book On one hand, the adventure was fantastic On the other hand, the spiritual aspect of this book caused great concern for me If it weren t for that, I would ve really adored this book It was terrifically written, the plot engaging, and the characters very like able, my favourite being Sam I know most people loved Aldan as the main male character, but for me, while Aldan was okay, I really liked Sam I liked Rene too until a certain scene came about.I really apprec [...]

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    8. I m a big fan of fantasy type books Needless to say I have read a lot of sub par fantasy books, but this one was awesome I was totally captivated from the very beginning It has adventure, intrigue, complex relationships, a little romance, and has nothing inappropriate in it I read it in 2 days and could not put it down I look forward to the next book coming out I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a unique plot with lots of twists and turns

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    9. This story was amazing and beautiful and I loved it Royal children kidnapped by pirates and they end up escaping by the help of three slaves aboard the ship AWESOME Let the adventure begin It was beautifully written and so well done Eeep Loved it so much Read the full review here adrianagabriellewrites.wordpr

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    10. About this book Death is not their deepest fear Abducted by pirates and taken behind enemy lines across the Great Gulf, Princess Srilani is determined to save her sisters and younger brother, the crown prince, from captivity.She convinces their caretaker, Aldan, and his brother slaves to share the perilous journey home This ragtag group of unlikely heroes sets out on a quest pursued by cutthroat pirates, merciless priests, and marauding soldiers to return the heir to his kingdom before war break [...]

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    11. I love this book I was gifted with the opportunity to provide feedback pre release, and I just finished reading the final version So disclaimer I received a copy of this book for free from the author for the purpose of a review but this is my honest opinion It s such a wonderful story There are pirates and princesses but this isn t your typical pirate and princess story It s so much than that There s kidnap, escape, adventure, danger, intrigue, politics, and stumbling on a secret that will rock [...]

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    12. Loved it Even though this book was a wonderful 400 pages, I read it in one day i just couldn t put it down The person on the cover didn t appeal to me so I wasn t too interested but the reviews tempted me so I started reading and didn t stop till I was done I never even turned the tv on This book was so good it put you right there, in the middle of the story as it happens Even now I can shut my eyes and I m there again with my characters.Also, even though this book is number 1 in a series it did [...]

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    13. Kathrese McKee wrote a doozy of a YA epic adventure, full of action, danger, and daring.Srilani, oldest daughter of the king and trained in all kingly ways, and her sisters and brother, heir to the throne, are captured by the enemy who carry them away by sea Aboard the ship, they meet Aldan, a slave since youth, and his brothers, also slaves on board A hurricane shipwrecks the boat when they are far from home.When the heroes reach land, they find themselves on enemy shore Secrets are revealed an [...]

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    14. Mardan s Mark is a fast paced fantasy with twists and turns It is a heart pounding novel that leaves you wanting The characters are many, but unique in personality from one another They become like friends or family by the end of the book This book is packed with adventure It is clean with no graphic violence, sexual content, or profanity It is a must read for anyone who likes action, adventure, appropriate romance, or fantasy I can t wait to read from Kathrese McKee

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    15. It held my attention, but I probably won t read the others in the series The cover claims that it s a fantasy, but nothing fantastical happens There s no magic none at all Sure, there s a character who is called a witch She doesn t do anything Being set in another world does not make it fantasy not at least by my standards They escape from pirates at the beginning, and run away from evil priests at the end Besides that, their trials include a broken roof, a swamp oooh snakes and alligaters , rai [...]

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    16. Very intriguing story I can t wait to read book 2 Good plot, clean romance, and great characters.

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    17. The writing in this book is very good, very smooth Some really great description I could really picture everything in the story world and every character And I very much liked the characters, particularly Alden He s loyal and brave, yet down t0 earth and not by any means perfect He and his best friends are slaves on a pirate ship, and the author does a good job of making it all feel pirate y while keeping things very clean Srilani and her siblings are interesting, too, and their royal upbringing [...]

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    18. This book was great It was recommended to me by the author s assistant based on other books I d enjoyed namely, Patrick Carr s novels and I m so glad This is an epic fantasy story with strong religious themes modeled after Christianity I liked that obstacles were met with almost immediately Enemies were not built up as larger than life, looming like an oppressive evil presence hunting them to the ends of the earth, like some other books This was good for keeping my stress levels down without kil [...]

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    19. One of the reasons I love the holidays is for the lazy time to read once presents are opened and meals are finished, I love digging into a good book This year was no exception, and the focus of my mental attention was on Kathrese McKee s debut novel, Mardan s Mark Talk about an absorbing, exciting book I m not a big Kindle reader still prefer real books , but I tapped away at those electronic pages until my pointer finger was calloused and my eyes were blurry that came at around 2am Mardan s Mar [...]

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    20. I really enjoyed this book What s funny is I got so sucked into the story that I didn t notice the similarities with By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson until I was nearly done with the book It s a great example of two stories with similar premises yet totally different execution And I loved how it wrapped up with one part complete so you get that sense of satisfaction, even though there s story to go Which I am very much looking forward to reading There are quite a few characters in the group a [...]

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    21. Mardan s Mark is so enchanting and full of love Immediately after the first few pages, I could tell I wouldn t be able to stop reading Aldan captured my interest right off the bat and I could never let go of the book Then, he met Srilani, a very strong female character I could identify with Kathrese McKee did a splendid job of portraying their relationship as friends and co leaders With two loveable, believeable protagonists at the head of this book, facing the crazy challenge of escaping from p [...]

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    22. I want to pick up this amazing adventure story and keep reading, but I have come to the end.Kathrese McKee introduces us to the characters of Mardan s Mark in such a way that I was not confused about who was who, and a glossary is included if you need help I quickly had suspicions on who had good vs bad intentions, which I enjoyed I fell in love with many of the characters and cannot wait to read the next adventure in this series Mardan s Mark contains a map at the beginning to help you understa [...]

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    23. Oh man, I love this book I bought it on a whim at Realm Makers this year, and I am sooo glad I did Within just a chapter, I was intrigued Within three chapters I was hooked and wanting to forsake all else in my day just so I could read .Start to finish, it is well thought out, with dynamic characters and constant action be it something going on with character development or battles or such I thought I knew what the Mardan s Mark was, until Mrs McKee completely side blinded me with the unexpected [...]

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    24. I don t even know where to begin This book was amazing The writing was fantastic and the story amazing I loved the characters, the story world, the tension and the start of what appears to be a romance Kathrese gave us a true page turner for her debut novel I have read this book TWICE and had the same reaction both times, I couldn t put it down Now, the wait begins for book 2 The torturous is that a word long wait I hope she has mercy on her readers and doesn t make us beg It isn t a pretty sigh [...]

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    25. I was given a copy of this novel in exchange for my review.When I see a book with 33 reviews on and none of them below 3 stars 76% of them 5 star reviews , I think Wow That person has a lot of relatives No book is for everyone, right No book can really have it all If you are a fantasy reader, Mardan s Mark might just be that book that has it all It has action and adventure Threre are Kings and Queens There s humor, romance and action and a Princess doing it for herself with the help of people th [...]

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    26. The book starts right away with political intrigue and a pirate adventure It combines my favourite genres Fantasy and Adventure The plot wasn t hurried It includes trials to test the characters and a chase of getting over the obstacles to get to their destination Their shipwrecked situation reminded me of the Swiss Family Robinson which is one of my favourite books of all time The only disappointing thing is I don t see any map in the book One of the things I love about fantasy books is the map [...]

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    27. This is a very enjoyable book from first time novelist Kathrese McKee The characters were complex and compelling, there were interesting twists and turns in the story, and the pace was good throughout Two things I liked particularly 1 Her treatment of how gender stereotypes in that historical context could sometimes weaken a kingdom, but how those same stereotypes could be used as a shield to hide a strength from enemies and 2 How she included themes of faith in the book in a way that highlighte [...]

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    28. Kathrese McKee has weaved an adventurous tale of sword fights and pirates, princesses and kingdoms Every part of the story felt so real Every last detail was thought out If you like adventures and mysteries and did I say pirates , you will love Mardan s Mark.I received an advanced copy of Mardan s Mark for free I was not required to give a positive review.

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    29. Outstanding teenaged fantasy novel, book one in a series, written in an epic style It was just great full of adventure, friend bonding, good vs evil, good overcoming evil, danger Just a wonderful, very thick, novel I m sure the series will be a big hit if it goes like this first entrant Well done, Ms McKee This was a giveaway.

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    30. A nice mix of fantasy and some romance, I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys clean Christian fiction Read at my blog, thebookhoundchristianspecfic I received this free book in return for an honest review

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