Paniha's Taniwha (Artifact Hunters, #3.5)
Captain Lachlan Hawke, notorious rogue and airship pirate, is about to explore uncharted territory… inside his own headLoki pilots a long-range airship to the farthest reaches of the globe and touches down in an alternate Aotearoa under Maori rule. He is tasked with establishing a trade route with the new country but what he finds is a strange beast killing the settlers and tensions igniting between the English and Maori inhabitants. There’s also a certain fierce Maori (or two) who make pangs spear through his torso and strange new emotions spring to life in his mind.Before Loki can return to England he needs to secure access to valuable trade goods, defuse hostilities, and find a killer. He should also see a doctor about that ache in his chest… it just might kill him.

Paniha's Taniwha (Artifact Hunters, #3.5) Details

TitlePaniha's Taniwha (Artifact Hunters, #3.5)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 20th, 2016
PublisherA. W. Exley
Rating
GenreScience Fiction, Steampunk, Romance, Fantasy, Fiction, Short Stories, Historical, Victorian, Magic

Paniha's Taniwha (Artifact Hunters, #3.5) Review

  • Steven
    January 1, 1970
    So, as a huge fan of the Artifact Hunter series, I've been DYING for Loki to get his own story, showcasing his wild nature and his bad boy fun pirate side. A.W. Exley has delivered and surpassed my expectations!First, let's start with the beautiful cover!!! I am really digging the new covers for the series, and this one is no exception.Now, on to story. We've got wit. We've got charm. We've got adventure in the wilds of New Zealand. We've got beautiful native maidens and strong half-naked muscul So, as a huge fan of the Artifact Hunter series, I've been DYING for Loki to get his own story, showcasing his wild nature and his bad boy fun pirate side. A.W. Exley has delivered and surpassed my expectations!First, let's start with the beautiful cover!!! I am really digging the new covers for the series, and this one is no exception.Now, on to story. We've got wit. We've got charm. We've got adventure in the wilds of New Zealand. We've got beautiful native maidens and strong half-naked muscular warriors. Throwing Loki into this mixture? EXPLOSIVE. Did I mention that when the romance threads of this one finally come to a head, it's one of the hottest things I've ever read? And that is including the lady bits (which I'm not really a fan of in general *shudders*)... but knowing Loki from the main books in the series, the way this worked out felt very natural for his story. And I'm not going to lie, I'd kill for a Hone of my own!!!Now I want a Nate, a Loki, and a Hone (collect the whole set? haha!).If you like steampunk with adventure, a little magic/supernatural, do YOURSELF a favor and pick up the Artifact Hunters. You won't be disappointed... at least not until you realize that the series is finished (I'm still hoping for more!!!).Special thanks to the author for providing me with a review copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this.And how did it take me 4 novels/novellas to realize that Loki is Bi? I mean sweet baby jesus (I normally say Sweet Baby Loki lol) that is HAWT.I loved this.Though I will admit, I didn't warm up to Paniha right away.Hone, I totally got on with from the start.The mystery was well done, if a tad predictable. But I love love love this series. Unfortunately it looks like the author is going to write any more after Moseh's Staff. Which is a travesty, because I love this series. (If you ca I loved this.And how did it take me 4 novels/novellas to realize that Loki is Bi? I mean sweet baby jesus (I normally say Sweet Baby Loki lol) that is HAWT.I loved this.Though I will admit, I didn't warm up to Paniha right away.Hone, I totally got on with from the start.The mystery was well done, if a tad predictable. But I love love love this series. Unfortunately it looks like the author is going to write any more after Moseh's Staff. Which is a travesty, because I love this series. (If you can't tell.) I loved to see how Loki grew as a person and find his nest. Interestingly enough on the same day I finally finished reading this (haven't gotten a chance to use my ereader since coming back from France.) I finished reading another book that dealt with someone who 'didn't know the meaning of love'. This one was done SO much better. The other book just made me angry dealing with it. This one, handled the situation so well.
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  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    I'm glad the captain finally got his love story. This book did not disappoint. I really hope the author writes more of this series!
  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    I'm really enjoying these Artifact Hunter stories by A.W. Exley. This short (#3.5 in the series) features Captain Lachlan "Loki" Hawke, business partner of the vile viscount. Loki journeys to New Zealand where he must solve the mystery of some murders and what is happening with his heart. Another charming entry in the series.
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  • veronica trammell
    January 1, 1970
    Love it!If you are a prude , this book is not for you.......but if you have an open mind especially a culture & time period the author is writing about along with the fantasy ; you will enjoy this book.It*s been a long time since author A.W. Exley wrote about The Artifact Hunters Series.I hope she keeps writing I look forward to her stories and love all the characters that interact in the series .
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  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    I was so excited to read Loki’s story, so I am grateful to the author for the ARC I received in exchange for my honest review.I’ve been looking forward to delving deeper into the dirty mind of the pirate, Captain Lachlan and I wasn’t disappointed. Too often overly gratuitous sex scenes in a book can completely overshadow the story, but A.W. Exley is such a strong storyteller, the elements of the tale all fit together and empower the book. Her cheeky knack of keeping me hooked on her naughty but I was so excited to read Loki’s story, so I am grateful to the author for the ARC I received in exchange for my honest review.I’ve been looking forward to delving deeper into the dirty mind of the pirate, Captain Lachlan and I wasn’t disappointed. Too often overly gratuitous sex scenes in a book can completely overshadow the story, but A.W. Exley is such a strong storyteller, the elements of the tale all fit together and empower the book. Her cheeky knack of keeping me hooked on her naughty but lovable, intelligent characters never fails, and from the first page I was thrown back in time with that ever-present fantastic mechanical element. The fact that this book is set in New Zealand is great - I love the raw intensity of the natives, and the stuffy snobbery of the Brits is always a giggle. My favourite part, however, is how I was surprised by Loki, and fell more in lust with hin, not because he may in fact have a heart, but because he’s even more devious and sexy than I thought! Can’t wait for more! Please let there be more…
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  • Terri Wilson
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC in exchange for a reviewThis is the kind of book you will want to stay up late and finish or make your family live off of sandwiches and cereal until you finish it.Loki was sent to test the long range capability of a new style long-range airship and to open trade with the Maori. A die-hard playboy who is more open to all sorts of pleasures than settling down, he never counted on meeting a woman who made him feel things; want things. This trip challenged him more than any other. I received an ARC in exchange for a reviewThis is the kind of book you will want to stay up late and finish or make your family live off of sandwiches and cereal until you finish it.Loki was sent to test the long range capability of a new style long-range airship and to open trade with the Maori. A die-hard playboy who is more open to all sorts of pleasures than settling down, he never counted on meeting a woman who made him feel things; want things. This trip challenged him more than any other. One of my favorite parts of this story is the description of the setting. It is easy to visualize the story. I feel like I sat in an omnipotent chair and watched the whole story unfold. The characters are so well-rounded that they feel like real people. It is easy to get swept up and live Loki's adventure right next to him.This book is just as awesome as the rest of the series. I can't wait until the author writes more.
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  • Allison Sanderson
    January 1, 1970
    A beautiful story about love and the unusual ways it may be found and the different forms it may take. Also a tale of protecting nature and not destroying it selfishly. Murder mystery and action thrown in, as well as fantasy and a steampunk flare. Anyone who appreciates protecting the natural world and its native peoples as much as I do would love this story too. And for fans of A.W. Exley's other works, this story provides a deeper insight into Loki's past, his character, and his blossoming fut A beautiful story about love and the unusual ways it may be found and the different forms it may take. Also a tale of protecting nature and not destroying it selfishly. Murder mystery and action thrown in, as well as fantasy and a steampunk flare. Anyone who appreciates protecting the natural world and its native peoples as much as I do would love this story too. And for fans of A.W. Exley's other works, this story provides a deeper insight into Loki's past, his character, and his blossoming future. We also see more of Miguel (and get teased about his past again; I want to know more, Anita!).Without including spoilers, I liked the relationship Loki finds for himself; not something you always have the pleasure of reading about or hearing of, and it was refreshing to find someone who wrote it so well. And the concept of the Maori and the English working together to build a community is lovely. Neither has to conquer the other, and each can learn from the other.
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  • Tequila
    January 1, 1970
    OMG....This is such a GREAT BOOK! If you love the Artifact Hunters series, then you need to read this and learn more about the fun swash buckling pirate that is Loki. The more I read, the more I fell in love and I loved getting to see Loki shine in this book. By the time it was finished, I was feeling all sorts of warm and fuzzy feelings afterwards. A.W. Exley has once again created an amazing story combining history, a bit of fantasy, and a pinch of steampunk. You'll find love and adventure wai OMG....This is such a GREAT BOOK! If you love the Artifact Hunters series, then you need to read this and learn more about the fun swash buckling pirate that is Loki. The more I read, the more I fell in love and I loved getting to see Loki shine in this book. By the time it was finished, I was feeling all sorts of warm and fuzzy feelings afterwards. A.W. Exley has once again created an amazing story combining history, a bit of fantasy, and a pinch of steampunk. You'll find love and adventure waiting for you inside Paniha's Taniwha.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    FINALLY!!!
  • Sarah Austin
    January 1, 1970
    A short jaunt into the life of Lachlan Hawke (Loki) inveterate pirate and commitment phobe. His travels take him to New Zealand (my ultimate bucket list destination) in a world where the British were unable to take the island and Maori still rule. I liked the insight into Loki and his past. I was pleasantly thrilled but not surprised that he was flexible in his sexuality and ended up in a pleural relationship (spoiler alert) . There was a little bit of a mystery thrown in and for a short novel t A short jaunt into the life of Lachlan Hawke (Loki) inveterate pirate and commitment phobe. His travels take him to New Zealand (my ultimate bucket list destination) in a world where the British were unable to take the island and Maori still rule. I liked the insight into Loki and his past. I was pleasantly thrilled but not surprised that he was flexible in his sexuality and ended up in a pleural relationship (spoiler alert) . There was a little bit of a mystery thrown in and for a short novel there was a lot of sighing and long looks but overall a really good read.
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    This was a very interesting story where Hawke finds himself. His past issues are looked at and resolved. He truly becomes in touch with the real man! Now about the rest of the story, you have an excellent mystery/ action book. Romance is there and bits of humor. Yes, I enjoyed the book which I recommend to everyone!
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  • Alayne
    January 1, 1970
    I didn't think I would enjoy this story as much as others of Exley's that I have read, as I didn't like the character of pirate captain Lachlan Hawke (Loki to his friends). However, part of the way into the book he started to change and the story became much better. Good writing on Exley's part! Still it took quite a while for the changes to happen and so I have given it 4 stars instead of 5.
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  • Fiona Andrew
    January 1, 1970
    FabulousI am never disappointed with this author or the depth of her writing. It was lovely to see Loki was the recipient of love and change. He totally deserved it. I highly recommend this book.
  • Cynthia
    January 1, 1970
    Loved all the others, but very disappointed in this one. It didn't suit my interpretation of Loki as outlined in the other books. But that's my opinion only.
  • Susan Groves
    January 1, 1970
    Definitely the best book for me in a great series.
  • Anna Wick
    January 1, 1970
    This book was delicious and wonderful! I'm glad I realized that it was next before Moseh's Staff, and read if first. Fine addition to this world.
  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyed but found it a bit harder going than the rest. Still worth reading.
  • Pauline
    January 1, 1970
    OutstandingGreat book. Just what I expect of this author, different to her other great books and an excellent read. I want more please.
  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    I believe this book is a full novel length which I wasn't expecting. It was a bit of a slow start, the captain isn't my favorite character. By the end I was rooting for everyone and very into this book.
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