Origins

Seventeen

Book 5
AD STARRLING
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“A rich and decadent story. Starrling is a true talent.” — Bambi Unbridled


I am a Princess. A Warrior among Warriors. The Commander of an Army. I never wanted to be a Rebel. But I can no longer ignore the madness of the Ones who rule me and my kin.So I will rise against them. To defend those I want to protect. To carve out another future for both Immortals and Mankind. 


They call me the Red Queen.


In a time when sickness covers the world in shadows, Romerus, descendant of the first man and woman to walk the Earth, ventures into the desert to find a cure for his dying sons. The gifts he receives from the mysterious stranger he meets on his crusade turn his children into beings who can defeat death itself, carving a destiny that makes them Immortal kings of an empire spanning hundreds of years and thousands of leagues. 


Mila, third daughter of Crovir and last-born grandchild of Romerus, knows the evil that resides in the heart of her father. When she dares challenge his increasing tyranny by sparing the life of a human governor, his twisted fear of her grows, triggering a chain of events that culminates in her witnessing his final, unforgivable sin. Accused of a crime she did not commit and forced to flee the empire of her birth, her path collides with that of an enigmatic captain who proves to be more than he claims.


As the promise of war darkens the lands, the most powerful and fearless of all the Immortals must shatter old alliances and create fresh ones in order to forge a new destiny for her kin and mankind.


Origins is the compelling fifth installment and genesis story of AD Starrling’s bestselling supernatural thriller series Seventeen. If you like high-octane adventures that combine history, science, and fantasy, then you’ll love the world of Seventeen. Grab the latest riveting thriller in the epic series today!

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AD Starrling’s bestselling supernatural thriller series Seventeen combines action, suspense, and a dose of fantasy to make each book an explosive, adrenaline-fueled ride. If you prefer your action hot and your heroes sexy and strong-willed, then check out her military thriller series Division Eight. 

When she’s not busy writing, AD can be found looking up exciting international locations and cool science and technology to put in her books, eating Thai food, being tortured by her back therapists, drooling over gadgets, working part-time as a doctor on a Neonatal Intensive Care unit somewhere in the UK, reading manga, and watching action and sci-fi flicks. She has occasionally been accused of committing art with a charcoal stick and some drawing paper. 

Find out more about AD on her website www.adstarrling.com where you can sign up for her awesome newsletter, get exclusive freebies, and never miss her latest release. You’ll also have a chance to see sneak previews of her work, participate in exclusive giveaways, and hear about special promotional offers first. 

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AD STARRLING
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Nov 8, 2018
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348
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English
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Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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“You NEED this series in your life!” — Bambi Unbridled


An enemy they never anticipated. A brutal attack that tears them apart. A chain of immutable events that will forever alter the future. Discover the destiny that was always theirs to claim.  


Four years after Lucas Soul is reunited with the last of his remarkable kin, the man who was once the most hunted individual in the Immortal societies is finally at peace with his life and his fate. But when a shocking confrontation robs him of the people he cares most for in this world, the Immortal who survived his seventeenth death must take up arms once more and return to the deadly life he thought he had left behind. Except, this time, he is not alone.  


With their friends at their side, Lucas and his Immortal circle plunge headlong into a desperate chase to uncover the identity of the unknown opponent lurking in the shadows. Old truths are overturned and fresh secrets are revealed when an army they thought was long gone rises to face them once more. But it isn’t until an unforeseen incident awakens a group of unlikely allies that Lucas and his family finally realize the true, horrific extent of the enemy’s purpose.  


With the stakes escalating and the threat of war darkening the world, the Immortals marked by the divine must draw upon all the remarkable powers gifted to them to bring an end to a devious plot which has its origins in the distant past. As their destiny starts to unfold before their eyes, will Lucas and his kin be able to stop their enemy and embrace the future that awaits them? 


Destiny is the epic final installment in AD Starrling’s bestselling supernatural thriller series Seventeen. If you like high-octane, fast-paced adventures that combine science and fantasy, then you’ll love the world of Seventeen. Grab the riveting conclusion to this addictive series today! 

"James Bond meets Highlander = Fantastic. A literal page turner!” — Jade Kerrion, USA Today bestselling author


They call me the half-breed. The first time they killed me, I was ten. They’ve been hunting me all my life. It’s time I stopped running.


Born of a Bastian mother and a Crovir father, a half-breed who is abhorred by the two Immortal races, Lucas Soul spends the first three hundred and fifty years of his existence being chased and killed by the Hunters.  

 

One fall night in Boston, the Hunt starts again, resulting in Soul's fifteenth death and triggering a chain of events that sends him on the run with Reid Hasley, a former US Marine and his human business partner. From Paris to Prague, their search for answers leads them deep into the Immortal societies and brings them face to face with someone from Soul’s past. Shocking secrets are revealed and fresh allies come to the fore as they uncover a new and terrifying threat to both immortals and humans. 

 

To defeat his enemies, Soul must embrace his tortured fate and become the Hunter. But time is running out. Can he protect the ones he loves and prevent another Immortal War before his seventeenth and final death?


Hunted is the first installment in AD Starrling’s bestselling supernatural thriller series Seventeen. If you like high-octane, fast-paced adventures that combine science and fantasy then you’ll love the world of Seventeen. Get this book to start the epic series today!


“One to hit the immortal and classic spot on the bookshelves. It’s so promising there is no where but up to go!” — Cabin Goddess


*Previously published as Soul Meaning*

“Remember to breathe. If I could give this 10 stars I would!” — Cabin Goddess 


They tell me I’m cold and calculating. They tell me I’m not a team player. I say this without pride or pleasure. It is a simple fact. I am the best Warrior in the Immortal Societies.


When a team of scientists unearth scriptures older than the Dead Sea Scrolls in a cave in Egypt, a mystery lost to the tides of time is uncovered. Heading the expedition is Dimitri Reznak, the Head of the Crovir Immortal Culture & History Section. But the monumental discovery is spoiled by evidence of looting and half the priceless artifacts Reznak has sought for centuries have disappeared.


Alexa King is a covert agent for the Crovir First Council. Cold, deadly, unrivaled on the battlefield, she is the perfect warrior. When her godfather Dimitri approaches her for a mission that could elucidate the enigma of her lost past, Alexa is drawn into the dangerous and shadowy world of secret religious societies along with Zachary Jackson, a gifted human and Harvard archaeology professor assigned to help her. 


In their hunt for the missing artifacts, Alexa and Zachary cross path with a sinister sect whose origins are as mystifying as the relics they are searching for, and unveil a centuries-old plan that aims to shatter the very structure of civilized society.


From North Africa to the doors of Vatican City and beyond, Alexa and Zachary must outwit the enemy and uncover the astonishing truth behind the missing artifacts and Alexa’s own unearthly origins before all is lost. 


Warrior is the exciting, action-packed follow-up to Hunted and the second installment in AD Starrling’s bestselling supernatural thriller series Seventeen. If you like high-octane, fast-paced adventures that combine science and fantasy, then you’ll love the world of Seventeen. Get this pulse-pounding thriller to continue the epic series today!


“Most. Kickass. Heroine. Ever.” — Bambi Unbridled 


*Previously published as King's Crusade*

"A riveting historical supernatural thriller full of endearing characters that readers will remember for a long time!” — The Great Reads *Top 500 Reviewer*


They call me the Healer. They say I was once the greatest asset of the Immortal Societies. They think I’m broken. Jaded. Lost. They are wrong.


Retired Bastian covert operative Conrad Greene has but one wish left. To live out the rest of eternity away from immortals and humans alike. But when a plane crashes into the Amazonian swamp where he has been hiding for half a century, the jaded immortal healer who was once the greatest asset of the Bastian First Council stumbles across a conspiracy involving the newly elected President of the United States. 


Caught in the middle of the intrigue is Bastian intelligence operative Laura Hartwell, the one immortal on Earth most likely to put a bullet through Conrad’s skull.


Coerced into returning to the life he had left behind, Conrad reluctantly agrees to assist the American government with their investigation. But as disturbing events start to unfold around the globe, Conrad and his team of elite human and immortal agents find themselves facing an elusive organization hellbent on shifting the power balance of the world. 


As chaos descends on Western societies and an old empire rises once more, can Conrad stop the deadly countdown that threatens to alter the course of human history and regain the trust of the woman he loves? 


Empire is the riveting and fast-paced third installment in AD Starrling’s bestselling supernatural thriller series Seventeen. If you like high-octane adventures that combine science and fantasy, then you’ll love the world of Seventeen. Grab this electrifying thriller and continue the adventure today!


"Well-written, well-researched, action-packed, and brainy!" — Bambi Unbridled 


*Previously published as Greene's Calling*

“Starrling never fails to get my adrenaline going!” — Bambi Unbridled


I will find him. I WILL stop him. To avenge their deaths. To prevent an Immortal War. — The Hunter


They killed my family. They forced me into hiding for over 100 years. Now they’ve found me. But I am not alone. And I am stronger. I will burn them. I will crush their bones. I will choke the air from their lungs. — The Elemental


I am a freak. An aberration. A stain upon this world. But I did not know what I truly was, until they found me. — The Seer


1599. While hunting a deadly adversary who has eluded him for two hundred years, Asgard Godard falls into an icy tomb that leaves him frozen in time.


1969. After more than a century on the run, Ethan Storm finds himself at the mercy of the man who ripped his family apart and sent him into exile.


2013. Following a hundred years of solitary existence, Olivia Ash wakes from a nightmare to find the home where she has lived her entire life under attack by a deadly foe.


Linked by an incredible destiny and with time very much against them, Asgard, Ethan, and Olivia must keep ahead of their common enemy and the rogue branch of the US army at his command. But when an unlikely ally crosses their path, they come into possession of a set of clues that help them unearth their opponents’ devastating plans.


With the future of the entire world at risk, the three immortals must form new alliances and draw on all their unique skills and abilities to defeat the man who has inflicted so much loss and misery upon their lives.


Legacy is the fascinating and furious fourth installment in AD Starrling’s bestselling supernatural thriller series Seventeen. If you like high-octane adventures that combine science and fantasy, then you’ll love the world of Seventeen. Grab this captivating thriller and continue the epic series today!


*Previously published as Ashstorm*

“You NEED this series in your life!” — Bambi Unbridled


An enemy they never anticipated. A brutal attack that tears them apart. A chain of immutable events that will forever alter the future. Discover the destiny that was always theirs to claim.  


Four years after Lucas Soul is reunited with the last of his remarkable kin, the man who was once the most hunted individual in the Immortal societies is finally at peace with his life and his fate. But when a shocking confrontation robs him of the people he cares most for in this world, the Immortal who survived his seventeenth death must take up arms once more and return to the deadly life he thought he had left behind. Except, this time, he is not alone.  


With their friends at their side, Lucas and his Immortal circle plunge headlong into a desperate chase to uncover the identity of the unknown opponent lurking in the shadows. Old truths are overturned and fresh secrets are revealed when an army they thought was long gone rises to face them once more. But it isn’t until an unforeseen incident awakens a group of unlikely allies that Lucas and his family finally realize the true, horrific extent of the enemy’s purpose.  


With the stakes escalating and the threat of war darkening the world, the Immortals marked by the divine must draw upon all the remarkable powers gifted to them to bring an end to a devious plot which has its origins in the distant past. As their destiny starts to unfold before their eyes, will Lucas and his kin be able to stop their enemy and embrace the future that awaits them? 


Destiny is the epic final installment in AD Starrling’s bestselling supernatural thriller series Seventeen. If you like high-octane, fast-paced adventures that combine science and fantasy, then you’ll love the world of Seventeen. Grab the riveting conclusion to this addictive series today! 

"James Bond meets Highlander = Fantastic. A literal page turner!” — Jade Kerrion, USA Today bestselling author


They call me the half-breed. The first time they killed me, I was ten. They’ve been hunting me all my life. It’s time I stopped running.


Born of a Bastian mother and a Crovir father, a half-breed who is abhorred by the two Immortal races, Lucas Soul spends the first three hundred and fifty years of his existence being chased and killed by the Hunters.  

 

One fall night in Boston, the Hunt starts again, resulting in Soul's fifteenth death and triggering a chain of events that sends him on the run with Reid Hasley, a former US Marine and his human business partner. From Paris to Prague, their search for answers leads them deep into the Immortal societies and brings them face to face with someone from Soul’s past. Shocking secrets are revealed and fresh allies come to the fore as they uncover a new and terrifying threat to both immortals and humans. 

 

To defeat his enemies, Soul must embrace his tortured fate and become the Hunter. But time is running out. Can he protect the ones he loves and prevent another Immortal War before his seventeenth and final death?


Hunted is the first installment in AD Starrling’s bestselling supernatural thriller series Seventeen. If you like high-octane, fast-paced adventures that combine science and fantasy then you’ll love the world of Seventeen. Get this book to start the epic series today!


“One to hit the immortal and classic spot on the bookshelves. It’s so promising there is no where but up to go!” — Cabin Goddess


*Previously published as Soul Meaning*

“You NEED this series in your life!” — Bambi Unbridled


Grab all six novels in the bestselling supernatural thriller series that fans cannot get enough of!

HUNTED #1

They call me the half-breed. The first time they killed me, I was ten. They’ve been hunting me all my life. It’s time I stopped running.


WARRIOR #2

They tell me I'm cold and calculating. They tell me I'm not a team player. I say this without pride or pleasure. It is a simple fact. I am the best Warrior in the Immortal Societies.


EMPIRE #3

They call me the Healer. They say I was once the greatest asset of the Immortal Societies. They think I'm broken. Jaded. Lost. They are wrong.


LEGACY #4

The Hunter who should have been king. The Elemental who fears love. The Seer who is yet to embrace her powers. Three immortals whose fates are entwined with that of the oldest and most formidable enemy the world has ever faced.


ORIGINS #5

The gifts bestowed by One not of this world, to the Man who had lived longer than most. The Empire ruled by a King who would swallow the world in his madness. The Warrior who chose to rise against her own kind in order to defeat him. Discover the extraordinary beginnings of the Immortals and the unforgettable story of the Princess who would become a Legend.


DESTINY #6

An enemy they never anticipated. A brutal attack that tears them apart. A chain of immutable events that will forever alter the future. Discover the destiny that was always theirs to claim.


If you like high-octane adventures that combine science and fantasy, then you'll love the world of Seventeen. Get this epic collection and discover the addictive series today!

“Remember to breathe. If I could give this 10 stars I would!” — Cabin Goddess 


They tell me I’m cold and calculating. They tell me I’m not a team player. I say this without pride or pleasure. It is a simple fact. I am the best Warrior in the Immortal Societies.


When a team of scientists unearth scriptures older than the Dead Sea Scrolls in a cave in Egypt, a mystery lost to the tides of time is uncovered. Heading the expedition is Dimitri Reznak, the Head of the Crovir Immortal Culture & History Section. But the monumental discovery is spoiled by evidence of looting and half the priceless artifacts Reznak has sought for centuries have disappeared.


Alexa King is a covert agent for the Crovir First Council. Cold, deadly, unrivaled on the battlefield, she is the perfect warrior. When her godfather Dimitri approaches her for a mission that could elucidate the enigma of her lost past, Alexa is drawn into the dangerous and shadowy world of secret religious societies along with Zachary Jackson, a gifted human and Harvard archaeology professor assigned to help her. 


In their hunt for the missing artifacts, Alexa and Zachary cross path with a sinister sect whose origins are as mystifying as the relics they are searching for, and unveil a centuries-old plan that aims to shatter the very structure of civilized society.


From North Africa to the doors of Vatican City and beyond, Alexa and Zachary must outwit the enemy and uncover the astonishing truth behind the missing artifacts and Alexa’s own unearthly origins before all is lost. 


Warrior is the exciting, action-packed follow-up to Hunted and the second installment in AD Starrling’s bestselling supernatural thriller series Seventeen. If you like high-octane, fast-paced adventures that combine science and fantasy, then you’ll love the world of Seventeen. Get this pulse-pounding thriller to continue the epic series today!


“Most. Kickass. Heroine. Ever.” — Bambi Unbridled 


*Previously published as King's Crusade*

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