The Kinsman Universe
The World of KinsmenFamily is everything. Talent is power. And revenge is sweet.In a distant, future world Kinsmen—small powerful groups of genetically and technologically advanced families—control vast financial empires. They are their own country, their own rulers, and their only limits are other Kinsmen. The struggle for power is a bloody, full-contact sport: in business, on the battlefield...and sometimes in the bedroom. Silent Blade:Old hatreds die hard. Old love dies harder.On the planet Rada, Meli Galdes’ family is of minor rank, and were relying on her marriage to Celino, the razor-smart, ruthless leader of the powerful Carvanna empire. When he abruptly breaks their engagement, he ruins her family and guarantees that Meli will never marry, as no suitor will oppose the rich and influential Carvannas. But Meli has a rare, secret, lethal—and valuable—talent. As a melder of energy, she’s capable of severing anything in her path. So she ‘leaves’ her family and trains to become one of the best and most lethal of assassins, all the while covertly guarding her family’s interests. Now she’s ready to quit; but she has one more assignment.To kill the man who ruined her life. Silver SharkClaire Shannon is a killer…and her weapon is her mind. Born on a planet torn by war for over 300 years, Claire is a soldier: a psycher, with the ability to read, control, and destroy the minds of enemy psychers and to infiltrate the biological network where they battle to death. When Claire’s faction loses the war, she barely escapes extermination from both sides, as her talent brands her as too dangerous to society. By so-deeply burying her ability that she avoids detection, Claire is instead deported to Rada as a refugee, where she must find work to remain. She finds a job as personal assistant to Venturo Escana, a premiere kinsman; one of Rada’s most wealthy entrepreneurs—and most powerful psychers. She thought she had left war behind, but now she must hide her skills and her growing feelings from Venturo…and this battle might just cost her everything…A Mere FormalityThe leader of the fierce Reigh people expires during an intergalactic summit, putting 30 million colonists' lives and livelihoods in jeopardy. When the new heir to the Reigh throne, Lord Nagrad, demands restitution, the phrase "‘a life for a life" turns the intergalactic calamity into an arranged marriage contract between Lord Nagrad and sharply intelligent diplomatic analyst Deirdre Lebed... and the negotiation of terms becomes anything but formal!Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies, bound in leatherLettered: 52 signed traycased copies, bound in a different leather than the limited edition

The Kinsman Universe Details

TitleThe Kinsman Universe
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 31st, 2018
PublisherSubterranean Press
Rating
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Romance, Magic, Short Stories

The Kinsman Universe Review

  • Vicky N.
    January 1, 1970
    The best thing about this stories are the incredibly interesting world they are set in. That's what makes the stories so great. Not gonna lie but I kinda expected them to add something different, but they're still the same stories that have been published separately, except for the addition of a couple of illustrations and a short story called a Mere Formality. They were still very good and would recommend this bundle for those who haven't read them before.
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  • HTL
    January 1, 1970
    Good short stories. #2 is my favorite. The last one is sooo short and I definitely wanted more info on that alliance! I'd definitely read more from this world.
  • Mari
    January 1, 1970
    Marked read to cover short story - A Mere Formality
  • FSzK
    January 1, 1970
    Silent Blade 4,5 stars.I like Meli and Celino, their cat-mouse chase was entertaining. The end were a little instalove for me.Silver Shark 5 stars.This story was my favourite. Claire is a strong but empathic character, and she and Ven are the perfect match.Mere Formality 3 stars.This was the shortest and most plain story. The best part of it was this conversation:"What do you want from me, Robert? Every time I tried to bring up the money, he would show me more porn. The man asked me if I would s Silent Blade 4,5 stars.I like Meli and Celino, their cat-mouse chase was entertaining. The end were a little instalove for me.Silver Shark 5 stars.This story was my favourite. Claire is a strong but empathic character, and she and Ven are the perfect match.Mere Formality 3 stars.This was the shortest and most plain story. The best part of it was this conversation:"What do you want from me, Robert? Every time I tried to bring up the money, he would show me more porn. The man asked me if I would suck his cock! How do you counter that?” A soft voice interrupted, “By saying, ‘That would depend on the size of your instrument, my lord. Would you care to take off your pants so I can determine if it would be a good fit?’”
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  • Midge
    January 1, 1970
    Fantastic stories!I love 💘 these stories so much! The characters are interesting and so different with fascinating abilities. The plots are interesting and they keep you reading, it's hard to put down. I hope Ilona does more stories from this universe.
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  • Mr Timothy M Howard
    January 1, 1970
    The Kinsman UniverseI was very disappointed to discover that I'd bought a book that contained 2 stories that are in other books I own and the third very short story that this book contained wasn't up to the standard of writing I've come to expect from its authors😩
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  • Sofia T. (♥ Dimitri Belikov)
    January 1, 1970
    6++
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