Shadow's Curse



[Read] ➵ Shadow's Curse By Alexa Egan – E17streets4all.co.uk The second novel in the dark and sexy Imnada Brotherhood trilogy featuring shape shifters in Regency era EnglandSuffering under a horrible curse and renounced by his clan, the Imnada shape shifter, Da The second novel in the dark and sexy Imnada Brotherhood trilogy featuring shape shifters in Regency era EnglandSuffering under a horrible curse and renounced by his clan, the Imnada shape shifter, David St Leger, stalks the London nights in the form of a large black wolf, channeling his desperate rage on thieves and murderers But when he s captured by the very woman he sought to rescue, he s thrown into the magical and dangerous world of the Other half human, half Fey, and one of the Imnada s ancient enemiesForced by her half brother to use her gift of necromancy as a money making scheme, Callista Hawthorne wants only to flee to her aunt in Scotland where she ll be safe Considering David her last hope, she offers him a deal freedom in exchange for his protection on the long journey northNow in a race for their lives, Other and Imnada must put aside centuries of animosity and work together if they are to overcome the dark forces intent on stopping them before they reach safety For Callista is far powerful than she knows, and with her help and her love, David may finally be able to break the curse of the Imnada.Shadow's Curse

Critically acclaimed author of historical and paranormal romance, ALIX RICKLOFF s family tree includes a knight who fought during the Wars of the Roses his brass rubbing hangs in her dining room , and a soldier who sided with Charles I during the English Civil War hence the family s hasty emigration to AmericaHer novels include the Heirs of Kilronan trilogy, and, as ALEXA EGAN, the Imnada Brotherhood series and the Bligh Family series.

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    Shadow's Curse Epub ò Mass Market Paperback dangerous world of the Other half human, half Fey, and one of the Imnada s ancient enemiesForced by her half brother to use her gift of necromancy as a money making scheme, Callista Hawthorne wants only to flee to her aunt in Scotland where she ll be safe Considering David her last hope, she offers him a deal freedom in exchange for his protection on the long journey northNow in a race for their lives, Other and Imnada must put aside centuries of animosity and work together if they are to overcome the dark forces intent on stopping them before they reach safety For Callista is far powerful than she knows, and with her help and her love, David may finally be able to break the curse of the Imnada."/>
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Shadow's Curse
  • Alexa Egan
  • English
  • 19 September 2017
  • 1451672926

10 thoughts on “Shadow's Curse

  1. says:

    The second book in the Imnada Brotherhood series is full adventure, action, intrigue, romance and the Fae.During Callista s attempt to escape her cruel brother and the man he s sold her to, she meets David, one of the Imnada who has been cursed David fights his attraction to Callista throughout their journey, for what he believes is good reason.The suspense builds throughout the book as the couple is pursued by two sets of enemies, both with very nefarious intentions The author has built a wor The second book in the Imnada Brotherhood series is full adventure, action, intrigue, romance and the Fae.During Callista s attempt to escape her cruel brother and the man he s sold her to, she meets David, one of the Imnada who has been cursed David fights his attraction to Callista throughout their journey, for what he believes is good reason.The suspense builds throughout the book as the couple is pursued by two sets of enemies, both with very nefarious intentions The author has built a world that engages the reader in tangled webs of greed, supernatural racism, magic and deception.The historical time period of the book is vividly described by the author without her over describing it The characters are strong and believable with all the emotional angst that characters should have in their position And she created a great conclusion to the Callista and David s story.The only drawback to this book that I found was that at times the story seemed to move a little too slow and jumped from one scene to the next a little abruptly But not so much that I won t still be looking forward to the next book.I was provided an ARC of this book by NetGalley in return for an honest review

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    Necromancer Callista Hawthorne is being forced by her brother to marry a crime boss who wants to use her talents basically for world domination well England at least When shapeshifter David St Leger saves her life and is subsequently captured by her brother, Callista frees him with his promise to help her escape her pitiful future.David was cursed by the Fey born and cast out by his people He really has nothing to live for since he is convinced of his mortality He is fascinated by Callista Necromancer Callista Hawthorne is being forced by her brother to marry a crime boss who wants to use her talents basically for world domination well England at least When shapeshifter David St Leger saves her life and is subsequently captured by her brother, Callista frees him with his promise to help her escape her pitiful future.David was cursed by the Fey born and cast out by his people He really has nothing to live for since he is convinced of his mortality He is fascinated by Callista and while helping her escape her brother and Corey, he falls in love Hence he s willing to do anything to save her life even entering the Fey stronghold on the Isle of Skye This is the second entry in the series and even better than the first I loved the romance between Callista and David You could just feel the connection between them The cast of secondary characters really sets the stage for a much longer series than I think is planned I m looking forward to revisiting them during Warrior s Curse

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    Callista Hawthorne has a very special talent, she is a necromancer and part fey Her brother has been forcing her to use her ability to talk with the dead as a source of income for years Finding himself in debt to a crime lord, Callista s half brother sells her into a marriage contract with the power hungry crime lord.David St Leger stalks the streets of London in his wolf form He prowls for the unsuspecting criminal He enacts his anger over his curse on those who would harm others David ha Callista Hawthorne has a very special talent, she is a necromancer and part fey Her brother has been forcing her to use her ability to talk with the dead as a source of income for years Finding himself in debt to a crime lord, Callista s half brother sells her into a marriage contract with the power hungry crime lord.David St Leger stalks the streets of London in his wolf form He prowls for the unsuspecting criminal He enacts his anger over his curse on those who would harm others David has been cursed by the fey and is slowly dying He has been outcast from his people, the Imnada Shape Shifters and is trying to find his own way.Caught trying to escape her proposed wedding, Callista is cornered in an alley where the wolf David comes to her rescue only ending up captured himself An unlikely truce is agreed upon between David and Callista If he helps her get to Scotland and freedom, she gets him free from her evil fiancee grasp Strong and enchanting characters and an improbable but steamy romance highlight this marvelously written plot I loved watching the character development, especially in Callista, she really grows into her own Alexa Egan puts a very unique twist to King Author, Fey, Shape Shifters and magic making a story you can really get lost in Fast paced, easy to read and gripping from start to finish, Shadow s Curse is a terrific read I received this ARC copy of Shadow s Curse from Pocket Books in exchange for a honest review This book is set for publication September 24, 2013.Written by Alexa EganSeries Imnada BrotherhoodSequence in Series 2Paperback 416 pagesPublisher Pocket Books Publication Date September 24, 2013ISBN 10 1451672926ISBN 13 978 1451672923Rating 4 StarsGenre Paranormal, RomanceAge Recommendation AdultAlexa Egan s WebsiteFind this book onBarnes Noble Forreviews check out Tome Tender s Book Blog or find us on Facebook.

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    At the beginning I thought that Alexa Egan s Shadow s Curse is just another Regency romance novel with a paranormal twist, but it was muchthan that I have not read the first book of the series, but I did not feel that I was missing something because of that.The story is about David Imnada werewolf and Callista Fey blood necromancer David and his best friends where cursed while they were in war and now they basically wait to die slowly But besides just consuming the temporary cure an At the beginning I thought that Alexa Egan s Shadow s Curse is just another Regency romance novel with a paranormal twist, but it was muchthan that I have not read the first book of the series, but I did not feel that I was missing something because of that.The story is about David Imnada werewolf and Callista Fey blood necromancer David and his best friends where cursed while they were in war and now they basically wait to die slowly But besides just consuming the temporary cure and waiting, David has become London s nighttime hero he is tracks the lowlife who prey on others One night he defends a girl who then attacks him and so they are both captured.Callista has a special abilities she can go to dead realm to talk with dead, like her mom had But her stepbrother cares only about making money, so he has sold Callista to his business partner to be his wife But the business partner has muchsinister plans with Callista and her abilities.So to avoid the not so good future, Callista and David have to escape Their escape takes them to David s friend, then to traveling cirque with whom Callista was traveling some years ago and then to another David s friend and finally to island Sky to Callistas aunt.Their travels are filled with danger, friends, jealous rivals, close family who are worse than enemies and finding love It was good and enrapturing story

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    I had difficulty getting into this one and staying interested The passion felt stunted and rushed in its description The villain was good and the conflict was interesting, but the plot just was hard to get into Not really sure what it was exactly that I found hard to get into The characters were good, though the tension between the two could have beendeveloped The passion could have been explored and drawn out he was a womanizer after all so that aspect could have playedof a I had difficulty getting into this one and staying interested The passion felt stunted and rushed in its description The villain was good and the conflict was interesting, but the plot just was hard to get into Not really sure what it was exactly that I found hard to get into The characters were good, though the tension between the two could have beendeveloped The passion could have been explored and drawn out he was a womanizer after all so that aspect could have playedof a role his reputation coming back to bite him, him being placed in a situation where she could misconstrue what was going on, etc in the tension and emotional development of their relationship When he goes into Death to save her was a good scene, that added some emotional suspense to the plot There wasn t anything bad about it I was just a bit bored

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    Review posted on The Eater of Books blog Shadow s Curse by Alexa EganBook Two of the Imnada Brotherhood seriesPublisher Pocket BooksPublication Date September 24, 2013Rating 3 starsSource eARC from Edelweiss Warning this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers Summary from Goodreads Suffering under a horrible curse and renounced by his clan, the Imnada shape shifter, David St Leger, stalks the London nights in the form of a large black wolf, channeling his desperat Review posted on The Eater of Books blog Shadow s Curse by Alexa EganBook Two of the Imnada Brotherhood seriesPublisher Pocket BooksPublication Date September 24, 2013Rating 3 starsSource eARC from Edelweiss Warning this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers Summary from Goodreads Suffering under a horrible curse and renounced by his clan, the Imnada shape shifter, David St Leger, stalks the London nights in the form of a large black wolf, channeling his desperate rage on thieves and murderers But when he s captured by the very woman he sought to rescue, he s thrown into the magical and dangerous world of the Other half human, half Fey, and one of the Imnada s ancient enemies.Forced by her half brother to use her gift of necromancy as a money making scheme, Callista Hawthorne wants only to flee to her aunt in Scotland where she ll be safe Considering David her last hope, she offers him a deal freedom in exchange for his protection on the long journey north.Now in a race for their lives, Other and Imnada must put aside centuries of animosity and work together if they are to overcome the dark forces intent on stopping them before they reach safety For Callista is farpowerful than she knows, and with her help and her love, David may finally be able to break the curse of the Imnada What I Liked Another book in which I begin reading in the middle of the series The wonderful thing about adult historical romance series is that most of them are companion series, not traditional series, and so I don t have to read all of the previous books to read the upcoming ones Thankfully, this book was no different Unlike most of the adult historical romance novels that I usually read, this one had a paranormal aspect to it I don t completely understand everything about it, but basically, there are men that can shift to wolves werewolves, obviously David, specifically, is cursed I kind of still don t understand how he is cursed, but he is other than the fact that he shifts in to a wolf And he hates it He is exiled from his clan, hunted by others, and alone.Callista wants to run from everything She is used by her brother , a man that wants her only for her supernatural gifts She is pursued by another man, who wants her for her body and her supernatural gifts Finding David seems like the perfect solution he ll protect her and help her escape, and she ll free him he was captured and put in a room by her brother and fiancee.The chemistry between Callista and David is there, right from the start I love how their relationship progresses, because neither of them make it easy for the other The circus caravan scenes are probably my favorite because both of them want the same thing, but can t seem to communicate it to each other.The romance is NOT the dominant part of this book, which was both fantastic and weird I think it was fantastic because while I LOVE historical romance books, where the romance is just about everything, I do like to see a plot that sthan trying to get married or get rid of a suitor or something like that This plot was definitely , and it wove into the romance nicely.The ending is sort of happy a lot happens in the end There is death and sacrifices and curses and so many things But Callista and David get what they deserve, for themselves and for each other I was wondering how Egan would resolve the curse issue she did an excellent job of making that part of the ending believable and satisfying.What I Did Not Like The plot Remember how I said the romance was not the dominant part of the book The plot was meaning everything but the romance The Imnada thing, the curse, the people after David, the suitors after Callista, the Fae, getting the castle all of that took precedent over the romance between David and Callista.Here s the thing I appreciate a good plot I love it when the author makes a romance bookthan a romance book But this book had TOO MUCH going on The plot was definitely a weakness in this book I couldn t figure what David s curse was or I don t remember I have no idea how many people were chasing David and Callista or who half of them were Once David and Callista got close to the castle where Callista s aunt resides, things got weird The author introduced somesupernatural beings, including a raven woman and a giant man, and I am really lost in all of that.Once we got past the circus part of the book, I was confused And hopelessly lost There was too much going on, too many characters, too many twists and turns It was just TOO MUCH, all at once The pacing got wild, and names just started flying off the page I think that s one of the reasons why I don t remember much specifically, even though it hasn t been that long since I read this book.So, the plot was a downer It got to be too much.Would I Recommend It I m on the fence with this one While I enjoyed most of the book, I can t say I d go around telling everyone to read it If you liked the first one, then by all means, continue reading the series Maybe if I had read the first book, I would have understandabout the curse and the Imnada Who knows.If you haven t read any of the series, then I d pass This one isn t a must read.Rating 2.5 stars rounded up to 3 stars Not the best historical romance novel I ve read, but an interesting paranormal historical romance novel

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    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick Dirty Two people from warring races species come together in order to safely travel to Scotland Along the way, they have to fight their feelings for each other as they try and escape those pursuing them Will they be able to continue to fight their attraction Opening Sentence The man stood over his victim, knife flashing in the dim light of Silmith s round yellow moon.The Review I really wanted to like this one I thought the concept sounded interes Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick Dirty Two people from warring races species come together in order to safely travel to Scotland Along the way, they have to fight their feelings for each other as they try and escape those pursuing them Will they be able to continue to fight their attraction Opening Sentence The man stood over his victim, knife flashing in the dim light of Silmith s round yellow moon.The Review I really wanted to like this one I thought the concept sounded interesting I really like stories that involve the Fae, so I thought that was a plus as well Unfortunately, despite some positives here and there, by and large, this book just didn t work for me for a variety of reasons.David is Imnada, a shapeshifter who can transform into a wolf Long ago, he and his friends were placed under a curse, one that is slowly killing each of them There is a cure that keeps the curse at bay, but it also does its own damage David s resigned himself to a slow death and fills his time with drinking and prowling the streets looking for people up to no good, so he can put the fear of God into them while in his wolf form.Callista is a necromancer, one who can walk the paths of the realm of Death and contact the spirits who live there Her opportunistic brother has made a living off of her skills and has now arranged a marriage with the king of the London underworld, one who wants to use Callista s powers for himself After a couple unsuccessful attempts to escape her brother and travel to Scotland to find her aunt, Callista tries one last escape attempt This attempt brings her directly into contact with David, who eventually agrees to help her reach Scotland despite the fact that his race has been at war with hers for eons They embark on a journey that is fraught with danger, fighting their feelings for each other all the while Will they make it to Scotland before Callista s fianc finds them As I said early, I had multiple issues with this book The biggest, as is often the case for me, has to do with the fact that I really had no feelings whatsoever for either Callista or David There didn t seem to be much character development, to the point where I had no idea who these people were in terms of their personalities At times, David would come off as flippant and almost fun loving, and then his frequent drinking and moodiness would get brought up, and it would seem like he was a completely different person In the same way, I never got a very good feel for Callista as a character At one point, David is mentally listing the things he loves about her, and everything mentioned was completely new information to me.There was also a lot of jumping around with regards to the narration, usually with no warning One moment, we ll be with Callista Then, all of a sudden, we re in David s head After that, we jump back to Callista, but it s a few hours later, and we re being brought up to speed on events that transpired outside of the narrative There was a lot of telling here, but no showing, and that combined with the jumping all over the place made for a very confused reader.On the positive side, I found the realm of Death fascinating I would have loved to spendtime there and learnabout what necromancers actually do The Fae characters that were introduced were also intriguing, and I wish they had shown up sooner in the story All in all though, I just could not get into this book I didn t have any characters to root for, I was constantly feeling confused, and the story itself just didn t work for me It was a very interesting concept, but it just fell flat.Notable Scene Are you mad she hissed You scared me to death He put a finger to his lips Shhh They ve found us David s words hit her like a punch to the stomach I didn t expect Corey s thugs to be so skilled, but even a rabid hound can track a scent once in a while You saw them Four men London accents Weapons out of sight, but close to hand They just rode in There s few people awake yet It s early But soon the tap will be full and the maids up and about It won t take these chaps long to find someone willing to trade our whereabouts for a purse full of coins I thought you d left me I should have It seems I really am a gentleman Who knew Gentleman was hardly the sobriquet she would have used His shirt was wrinkled and smelled like horse, his breeches were the same, and his boots bore a bog s worth of thick black mud She gave a surreptitious sniff No smell of alcohol on him, and his eyes shone clear and bright, without a drunkard s stare In fact, not just clear and bright but glittering with wide eyed excitement Prove your gallantry She swung her feet onto the floor, dragging the sheet with her Turn your back Excuse me Turn your back while I dress I can t very well escape in nothing but a chemise Is that all you have on under that sheet I m not that much of a gentleman FTC Advisory Pocket Simon and Schuster provided me with a copy of Shadow s Curse No goody bags, sponsorships, material connections, or bribes were exchanged for my review

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    Alexa Egan s second book in the Imnada Brotherhood series returns readers to Regency era England But this isn t your typical ton Historical meets the paranormal in Shadow s Curse and readers will be delighted Egan s character development is excellent, as well as, her unique blending of genres With everything from shape shifters to necromancers readers will quickly fall under Egan s spell Egan has a knack for writing uncommon heroes and heroines and decidedly wicked villains Against the odd Alexa Egan s second book in the Imnada Brotherhood series returns readers to Regency era England But this isn t your typical ton Historical meets the paranormal in Shadow s Curse and readers will be delighted Egan s character development is excellent, as well as, her unique blending of genres With everything from shape shifters to necromancers readers will quickly fall under Egan s spell Egan has a knack for writing uncommon heroes and heroines and decidedly wicked villains Against the odds Callista and David fight for a new beginning and readers will be hanging on to their seats with his action packed paranormal romance.Readers who have read the first book in the series, Demon s Curse will really love Shadow s Curse The world of the Imnada Brotherhood and their ancient blood feud with the Fae is once again the center of attention Shadow s Curse can definitely stand on it s own, but I think the reader loses a little bit of the background and immense world building This is such an interesting take on shape shifting and the Fae and the enmity that Egan devises between them This is a very original series and I think readers will appreciate the author s ability to take typical paranormal characters and give them a new and vibrant kind of story.Mixing Regency historical characters with paranormal elements is not something new Authors have been doing it for some time now and that produces a challenge for those who want to write something different I think Egan showed that she could teach and old dog a few new tricks with this series, especially in Shadow s Curse The shape shifters in Egan s tale are indeed cursed with the affliction of turning into a wolf by the Fae And in this book, we have the added character of the necromancer What s a necromancer, you ask This is a paranormal character that uses magic to communicate with the dead Some necromancer s raise the dead and control them but in Shadow s Curse, our heroine, Callista is just able to talk with the dead and use the knowledge she learns for good or evil A medium in a sense Her half brother has been using her abilities for his own gain for a long time and now he trying to marry her off to someone who wants to further exploit her I really felt for Callista because she really had nowhere else to go When she finally flees she has to make a very long treacherous journey in order to start fresh She s looking for a new beginning That is the kind of character that readers get behind and want to see succeed.The character development in this book was excellent I felt like Egan takes Callista from a young girl to a young woman throughout the book Putting her in so many different situations than she has ever faced before and showing how they changed her and helped her grow The character of David was just as well fleshed out David is a man cursed with no future He roams the streets as wolf devouring those who would harm others, but he is slowing dying as an outcast from the Imnada David is definitely an alpha male from beginning to end, but we see a lot of emotional growth in him as he tries to free himself from his curse, but still has to deal with his feelings for Callista who is a part of ancient blood feud with his people.The deck was certainly stacked against these two characters but Egan finds a way to give them their happy ending I liked the fact that there were so many obstacles to their relationship Coming from Kentucky, I know a thing or two about feuds and I thought Egan did an excellent job of showing the deep hatred that festers between these two paranormal clans This book has a kind of dark underlying tension in it that is just eerie and compels the reader to keep reading.There were a few issues with Shadow s Curse but overall I did not think they took too much away from the story that Egan was telling It starts out a little slow but patient readers will love where it takes them if they give it a little time The transitions between the scenes were a bit jumpy from time to time but the reader can easily overlook these issues when they take in to account the wonderful world building and extremely well written characters.I m interested to see where this one goes I m also adding it to my keeper shelves I highly recommend it to readers who like a little magic mixed in with their history

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    Shadow s Curse is the second in a historical paranormal romance series whew, what a genre mouthful I should preface this review with the fact that I have not read the first book in the series, and after finishing Shadow s Curse I have to recommend that you read the books in their proper order to really understand the world and the larger conflict that binds the books together.The world of Shadow s Curse is an interesting one There are shape shifters and fae creatures, all hidden from the ge Shadow s Curse is the second in a historical paranormal romance series whew, what a genre mouthful I should preface this review with the fact that I have not read the first book in the series, and after finishing Shadow s Curse I have to recommend that you read the books in their proper order to really understand the world and the larger conflict that binds the books together.The world of Shadow s Curse is an interesting one There are shape shifters and fae creatures, all hidden from the general masses in Regency England David St Leger is one of those shape shifters, cursed after being exiled from his clan David stalks the stews of London and helps those in need, but it s certainly not for altruistic purposes, rather he just needs something to do And he finds a whole lottrouble than he bargained for when he comes to the aid of a young woman.Callista Hawthorne is the young woman rescued by David, although she s unaware that it s actually a rescue at the time Callista is being used by her brother for her ability at necromancy she can contact the dead and her brother has been using this as a money making scheme Callista wants out of this life and longs to escape to her aunt in Scotland Unbeknownst to Callista her brother has sold her off to an underworld crime lord that plans to marry her and use her powers for his own purposes, and he will resort to any means necessary to make that marriage come about Understandably Callista s none to happy about this and when her path crosses again with David, she strikes a bargain and gets an escort to Scotland Of course, the crime lord is not so keen to let Callista go and David s got his own problems trailing behind them as well The course of true love never does run smoothEssentially, what we have in Shadow s Curse is an on the road romance Callista and David are both on the run and they band together because of common goals At first they don t like each other all that much Callista did inadvertently help capture David however, they quickly become attracted to one another I liked the romance aspect of this book, I just didn t feel like there was enough of it The main focus of the book was the adventure and the greater conflict that had started in book one If I had read book one I think I would have beeninvested in what was going on, but since I had not I was really reading it for the romance and I didn t get enough of it.In the end, I felt a little confused when I finished the book I was missing something, and it was that first book I liked the writing style and I thought the world had potential, but I think the confusion that I felt reading Shadow s Curse really hampered my enjoyment of this one Ultimately, I m not sure that I ll be back for the next installment in the series since I don t feel invested in the outcome of these characters I m also not really a fan of the fae in fiction Don t really have a reason why, I just find them odd creatures, and I tend to stray away from books with these characters in them I think had the romance takenof focus I would have enjoyed this onehowever, I think those looking forplot in a romance will enjoy this one a lotthan I did Overall, not a bad book, just not my favourite Review copy provided by NetGalley Review with read alikes available here

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    There is no safe for me No forever The curse took that away DavidCallista has two men wanting to marry her one because of his unrequited love for her and the other because he wants to own and use her for her abilities but the one she really loves doesn t want to have a future with her Although to be fair, it s not that David doesn t want to have a future with the woman who had finally given him a reason to live He s literally cursed to die in a very horrible, horrible way For David, h There is no safe for me No forever The curse took that away DavidCallista has two men wanting to marry her one because of his unrequited love for her and the other because he wants to own and use her for her abilities but the one she really loves doesn t want to have a future with her Although to be fair, it s not that David doesn t want to have a future with the woman who had finally given him a reason to live He s literally cursed to die in a very horrible, horrible way For David, he has no future What a creative, unique, and angst filled story I can t say that I ve read anything like this a mix of historical romance with nobility as well as women oppression, paranormal romance with shifters, dark fantasy and horror with the aura of dealing with death with necromancy, epic fantasy with hierarchies, political structures, and cultures of Others, and finally a splash of being a thriller as our hero and heroine try to escape bad guys Make that, many bad guys The author also seriously puts our hero and heroine through the emotional, spiritual, and physical ringer, so I had doubts about how they would get their HEA Plus, there were a few scenes where I COULD NOT believe the author did that to them still shocked about one scene Brutality is not held back in this book It really amped the tension while reading, because literally anything could happen to anyone.Although this seems like a mix as I said earlier, there are several aspects that I hadn t expected and thought veered from typical While shifters are strong, they can still be seriously wounded and badly scarred The necromancer here islike a medium as opposed to someone who controls the dead I had hoped for the heroine to bedangerous There s also a Fae aspect that I was pleasantly surprised to see The mythology and cultures of the non humans in the book were great to read and such a pleasant addition to the normal shifter among humans theme.The romance was great, and I loved reading their initial distrust with each other grow into friendship andmedium heat rating when it comes to love scenes with some fade to black The author nails the angst part when it comes to them wanting to love each other despite the huge obstacles standing in their way and I mean it they re doozies I was really rooting for them and was frustrated that there they had so much going against them when they loved each other so much I wasn t sure how the author was going to solve their dilemma but then I was very pleased in how she did Although I loved their romance, I wasn t in love with the characters themselves I found some of the secondary characters a bitintriguing, particularly the mysterious stranger who appears later in the book The villains were way too evil and although super tough and fearful, their climactic fights seemed pretty anti climactic This is the second book in the series, so it took me a bit to get my bearings in the world, which I m not sure if that s become the history wasfleshed out in the first book, which I haven t read.Overall, I enjoyed the book althoughtowards the end compared to the start I would definitely recommend this to paranormal romance fans who like a darker romance with a strong fantasy element This is a 4 out of 5 for me Originally posted on my blog I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review

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