The Color of Vengeance by Kim Headlee

Color of Vengeance

Color of Vengeance

The Color of Vengeance (Short Story)

A war is coming. A warrior is born.
The path he takes will depend upon his choice to follow his head… or his heart.

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Kim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins–the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century–seem to be sticking around for a while yet.Kim is a Seattle native and a direct descendent of 20th century Russian nobility. Her grandmother was a childhood friend of the doomed Grand Duchess Anastasia, and the romantic yet tragic story of how Lydia escaped Communist Russia with the aid of her American husband will most certainly one day fuel one of Kim’s novels. Another novel in the queue will involve her husband’s ancestor, the seventh-century proto-Viking king of the Swedish colony in Russia.

For the time being, however, Kim has plenty of work to do in creating her projected 8-book Arthurian series, The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles, and publishing other novels under her imprint, Pendragon Cove Press.


By K on March 11, 2015

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As a huge fan of Kim Headlee’s work, I highly recommend this short story to give you a taste of her work and suggest the first novel in her series, Dawnflight, as a read to follow this one if you love Arthurian legends and adventure.

By oktravelchick on May 20, 2015

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I went into this story assuming it had some romance in it (since my blog is for romance), so I was surprised when it did not. It had elements of love and redemption, though, and I did find it enjoyable – just not my typical read.
This short story starts with Prince Badulf invading a village in order to steal cattle. So when Dwras, his wife and son were introduced, I was surprised to have two men at the center of the story (as I mentioned, I thought it was a romance).
Dwras is injured in the resulting village war (this is a historical piece), and bad things happen for him personally (don’t want to give away the plot). He does want vengeance on those that dared to harm his people, and he is taken in by a group of warriors. He is able to do battle, but does he find that he is all about vengeful retribution, or not?
Though not my typical read, I really did enjoy it. I got a bit lost in some of the names and history parts, but it still kept me entertained. I found the ending really fulfilling!
Romance Readers received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

By Niki Driscoll on April 5, 2015

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A quick look into a long ago time depicting the struggles between raiders and villagers. Lots of detail explaining the events happening during a raid and a brief look into the heads of both sides. This short story allowed you to know what the raiders felt and the explanation behind their attacks and gave you a view from a loan survivor. Class difference were highly held too in this time and the chance to raise above your station was not readily available. Dwras map Gwyn seeks revenge and learns that mercy can set you free.

By reviews given by Sue on April 14, 2015

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I liked this story but took me a little to catch on that it was a story about Arthur Pendragon and a villager that he showed mercy to. The villager was a survivor on an attacked village,where he saw his family die. But Arthur showed kindness and took him with his soldiers. While guarding another village, that is attacked he will be ask to show mercy, can he? It was a good story but and I will read more to see if I find out more about the Author’s point of view of that time.

By sferguson105 on April 9, 2015

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I enjoyed this book. It drew me in from the beginning, and is very well written. The only issue I had was the rape scene (if I had known it was going to be in there, I more than likely wouldn’t have read the book). Other than that, it was a great book. Not something I would normally read, but I’m definitely going to continue with the series to see how things turn out for Dwras. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good short read

By Jules R. on April 13, 2015

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Reading Dwras map Gwyn’s story was like riding a roller coaster (in a good way!). Non-stop action and even a few tears thrown in for good measure. Violent and heart-wrenching from the beginning and has a great, solid ending.You’ll finish it and want more…so go read Dawnflight because it’s amazing as well 🙂



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