The Kinsman Universe

The Kinsman Universe

The World of Kinsmen Family 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 busines The World of Kinsmen Family is everything. Talent is power. And revenge is sweet. In a distant, future ...

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Title:The Kinsman Universe
Author:Ilona Andrews
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:Kinsmen #1-3
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Leather Bound
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

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  • Jai
    Jan 07, 2019
    Reread now that this has been re-released. I adore SFR, so these hit me right in the soft spot. The first two stories are novella sized while the last is more of a bonus short story. I won't go into it because I've reviewed these already individually. One more though: it feels unfair t...
  • Kagama-the Literaturevixen
    Jan 13, 2019
    My favorite is the 3rd story! Would love a full-lenght book ...
  • Sandra
    Apr 04, 2019
    I bought this wonderful illustrated book for myself for Christmas 2018 and I'm certainly glad I did. The artwork is beautiful and arthouse worthy. The stories are reasonably short, the book only being 289 pages for the 3 stories, but Ilona Andrews always make it work. The world buil...
  • Vicky N.
    Jan 01, 2019
    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 a...
  • Silver James
    Jan 07, 2019
    I already owned the first book/novella in this compendium volume but it was worth getting both stories to get the short novellas that is included. Besides, the first book was only 99 cents. Anyway, Meli and Celino from SILVER BLADE make an appearance in SILVER SHARK. The futuristic sci...
  • Gator Girl Eaton
    Feb 18, 2019
    Ebook-own 3 short stories in one book. All set in the Kinsman universe. 3 stars because frankly I am not a fan of short stories. I don't get a good grasp of the "world" and I sort of "hate" the insta-love trope. Out of the 3 stories, #2 Silver Shark was my favorite. That one I wou...
  • HTL
    Jan 02, 2019
    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. ...
  • Elenariel
    Mar 11, 2019
    SF is not usually my kind of read, but since I adore Ilona Andrews' storytelling and worldbuildings, after enjoying Polaris Rising, and the SF bits in the Innkeeper series, I took advantage of this new edition - accompanied by beautiful art - to try these short novels I previously avoi...
  • G.
    Jan 04, 2019
    3.5/5 A solid trio of stories set in the same universe. I think the first two were previously published, but for me they were "new". I really liked the illustrations that accompanied each of the stories. It's a nicely self-published book. As for the stories themselves, I really like...
  • Lyndi W.
    Jan 18, 2019
    Silent Blade: 2 stars - I just don't like the revenge murder-to-lovers plot. Silver Shark: 5 stars - Would have loved a full-length novel with these characters and the bionet. A Mere Formality: 4 stars - There's a bit of mind-numbing worldbuilding at the beginning, but the story ...
  • Lindap
    Apr 11, 2019
    4 Stars Liked Silent Blade and Silver Shark the most. Liked that they revolved around the same universe. I would listen to them again.... ...
  • Marianne
    Mar 12, 2019
    3 novellas bundled up into one book. The middle story; Silver Shark was my favorite. 3.75 stars, rounded up to 4. ...
  • Julie (Jewls Book Blog)
    Feb 02, 2019
    The first two stories were decently plotted and the characters had spunk and personality. The third one was more of a short story with tongue in cheek humor, however, I wish the story had a bit more depth to it. The sci-fi stories were a quick read with some romance, and a splash of hu...
  • Nick
    Feb 05, 2019
    I'd not heard of this series before but thought I'd try it as Andrews stories are usually top notch. The same slick characters and writing is here but in smaller bite sized chunks, just be warned if you have strong views on this pretty much all the stories end up with the characters ha...
  • Henriette
    Jan 13, 2019
    Kinsmen is an anthology of three novellas by Ilona Andrews. The book is about 230 pages long, the second story makes up about half the book, while the others are about a quarter each. Due to that the second story is also the one with the most intricate storyline. I have no idea why the...
  • Tabs
    Jan 12, 2019
    I thoroughly enjoyed all three of these SFR stories set in a shared universe. They're all available separately but it was nice to be able to power through them in one volume. I adored every single heroine and the tropes were so fun. I would love if Ilona Andrews wrote a billion more of...
  • Ipshita
    Mar 16, 2019
    It's my second time reading these stories, I read it previously on the authors' blog (bless them for letting us fans read snippets of some of their stories before they're released). It's hard for me to pick just one favourite because I enjoyed all three of them. Immensely. Althou...
  • Raine
    Jan 18, 2019
    What a gem!!! Sci Fi romance. ...
  • Robyn
    Jan 06, 2019
    3.5 rounded up. A bit tougher than most of Andrews? work; still enjoyable. ...
  • Ramona
    Jan 11, 2019
    God, I missed Ilona Andrews' writing :) This was a very nice collection of novellas set in space on a planet ruled by Kinsmen, basically mutant families that control the planet's finances. The setting was pretty cool and the genetic abilities that the protagonists had were very inte...
  • Mari
    Nov 15, 2018
    Marked read to cover short story - A Mere Formality ...
  • Ana
    Jan 01, 2019
    Silent Blade ??? Silver Shark ??? A Mere Formality ?? ...
  • AlwaysV
    Feb 22, 2019
    Super Amazing anthology! This beautiful collection of two novellas and a short story was unexpectedly super fantastic. I wasn't prepared for such gorgeous Romance! Ilona Andrews and Romance? Sure, I knew they had no problem writing amazing UF/R and SciFi/R. Because I read and loved the...
  • Jennifer
    Jan 19, 2019
    **WARNING** There are three stories in this book. Two of them have been released previously so only 1 is new and it is the shortest by far That out of the way, if you haven't read any of the stories in this universe, they are a treat. Silent Blade - 5 Stars So well done. Expl...
  • Amacherc
    Mar 31, 2019
    If you're new to the awesome writing duo that makes up Ilona Andrews, I highly recommend not starting with this short story series. For whatever reason, (maybe because of the format?) they were quite disappointing. The writing is cheesy, the plot lines are weak and it feels like they w...
  • Cassandra
    Mar 13, 2019
    I had read Silver Shark and Silent Blade a few years ago and felt lucky to get them when I did as the publisher went bottoms up and the ebooks became unavailable. How wonderful to see them reissued again with a short story, A Mere Formality, which was new to me. The short story ...
  • Ursula
    Jan 08, 2019
    I averaged out these three stories at 3.5, but I liked one much more than the others. They were very much science fiction stories and because of their shorter format, it took a while to get into the world the authors created. Perhaps that was why I didn't enjoy the first one so much. ...
  • Lisazj1
    Jan 05, 2019
    I believe I started out 2018 with my first book as Ilona Andrews and that is always a good decision, so I decided to do it again. I can see how these novellas might have been where the Hidden Legacy universe started *which I adore* and I enjoyed each story immensely. Everything you ...
  • Brittany Davis
    Apr 03, 2019
    I've stayed away from this book for a while because I'm not a huge fan of science fiction. However, I should have know that anything written by Ilona Andrews would be amazing, the only thing I want now is more stories written in this universe. They managed to create a rich world and we...
  • FSzK
    Jan 01, 2019
    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 ...