Renegade

      Donna Boyd

Renegade

*From the author of **The Passion and **The Promise*** * * * *******Emory Hilliford, an unassuming anthropology professor, is drugged, held captive and interrogated by a mysterious stranger who wants only one thing: the truth about an ancient race of beings known as the lupinotuum, half man/half wolf, who have walked among humans for centuries. Once they ruled the tundra, now they rule Wall Street. Once they fought with teeth and claws, now they fight with wealth and power. And Emory Hilliford, an orphan who was raised by a family of sophisticated, influential lupinotuum in twentieth century Venice, is uniquely positioned to chronicle their culture, their history, and their secrets. Unknown to all but a select few, Emory has also been carefully groomed to play a crucial role in history, one that could have deadly consequences for his own race, and theirs. Now forced to tell his story, Emory must decide how much of the truth he can afford to reveal, and what secrets he will take to his grave... because his own time is running out. From the ancient legends of Greece and Rome to the mysteries of the Dark Ages and the glitter of modern day New York, RENEGADE is a sweeping saga of passion and betrayal, sacrifice and destiny, that will consume your days and haunt your nights long after the last page is turned. *More praise for Donna Boyd's Devoncroix Dynasty "...A horror/love story offering some of the density of background found in the best vampire fiction... [Boyd] knows how to keep a tale moving." Kirkus Reviews * "Boyd transforms the monsters of myth and legend into erotic and charismatic beings." Library Journal "A maelstrom of suspense, love, and terror... a gripping, intense fantasy with riveting characters." Rendezvous * "[Boyd] makes the esoteric werewolf culture consistently and appealingly exotic, witty and sexy....Readers will crave another novel set in this magical realm." Publisher's Weekly ** * * * * * * ### Review **Praise for the Devoncroix Dynasty** "...a gripping saga packed with powerful characters and subplots. Hard to put down; highly recommended." --*Midwest Book Review "**The Devoncroix are like no other...** fascinating stories that leave the reader spellbound and hoping for more. What a wonderful surprise to finally see a third book in the series... **Renegade** is a tale of suspense and adventure... exciting to read and has a very unpredictable conclusion... highly recommended." --*Romance Reviews Today* * * ### From the Back Cover **Enter a world of lush beauty and dark mystique, where human destiny is controlled by a secret race of ancient, powerful creatures...** * * * **The Lupinotuum **Part man, part wolf, they have been at the top of the food chain for ten thousand years. Their muscles are strong, their brains are large, their senses sharp, their synapses fast; they are the perfect example of a supremely adaptive species. Once they ruled the tundra, now they rule Wall Street. Once they fought with teeth and claws, now they fight with wealth and power. And they are still at the top of the food chain.Elegant, sophisticated, and brilliant, they have controlled the earth's financial, scientific and natural resources for generations. They gave the world art and technology, industry and medicine, and, sublimely confident in their own superiority, have ruled inviolate for almost a thousand years. Until now. **The Human **Emory Hilliford, an orphaned boy raised by a wealthy, influential family of lupinotuum in twentieth century Venice, is one of the few humans to be taken into their confidence, to study their culture and chronical their past. But he has also been carefully groomed and uniquely positioned to play a crucial role in history, one that could have deadly consequences for his own race... and theirs. No human has ever been trusted with such a vital mission. No human has ever seen what he has seen, or been forced to make the decisions he must make. No human has ever held the future so precariously in his hands. Until now. **The Secret **A forbidden love, a broken vow, and a deadly choice echo through history to exact their consequences on the modern world. The fate of two species hinges on a single moment of violence, and the bloody trail that leads up to it is filled with treachery and deceit. And still the truth about that deadly moment has remained hidden... until now. *
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