Six months can feel like just a couple of weeks when you’ve been away in another realm. Literally.
Now that Darian is back in Seattle, she’s ready to face the life—and the man—she left behind. But it’s not going to be easy when a ghost from her past shows up looking to wreak havoc on Seattle’s supernatural crime scene.
Darian isn’t as careless as she used to be, though. She and Tyler, her sexy Jinn protector, have come a long way in the trust department. And it’s a good thing too—because when Ty contracts her to assassinate a wickedly powerful supernatural who goes by the name of Mithras, it will take all her faith in Ty, and herself, to get the job done.
While Darian does whatever it takes to get to her mark, Xander, the Shaede King is busy making plans of his own. With Darian’s attention divided between Lorik’s secrets and her mission she might not be able to stop Xander from doing anything in his power to separate Darian from her sworn protector and in the process, destroy his own kingdom…
The fourth novel in the Shaede Assassin series is a riveting and action packed read. A ghost from Darian’s past threatens havoc on Seattle’s supernatural crime scene and Xander is trying to do everything in his power to separate Darian from her sworn protector and just may destroy his kingdom in the process.
This steady to fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on their toes with lots of suspense, action, drama and a love triangle. The author brings her fascinating supernatural world to life with well written events and scenes that make the reader feel as if they are part of the story. Tensions build throughout the story on several different fronts as Xander’s trying to get Darian and hold on to his kingdom, Tyler got his only problems on top of protecting Darian and supernatural badasses are in town to create evil mayhem. The strong compelling characters are easily understood, draw the reader deeper into the story and arouse their curiosity ensuring they want to know more.
The attraction between Tyler and Darian is still going strong, but Xander’s sure that if Tyler is out of the way that Darian would be his. The reader can’t help but get caught up in their drama as they complicate their lives and bring down kingdoms, very entertaining and I really don’t know who to root for as I am fascinated by them both, not to mention all the other intriguing men in Darian’s life. The reader’s really have to empathize with Darian and everything that she’s been through, that has sorely tested her confidence.
I really enjoy this thrilling series and intriguing world with its charming characters although you would think that Darian would ask a few more questions sometimes, cause trouble just seems to want her as much as her men. And of course, I have to impatiently wait for the next one to find out if she’s get out the next spot of trouble that found her after being betrayed at the end of the book.
4 STARS 2 FLAMES
NYLA, May 20, 2014, 271 pages,
Shaede Assassin series:
.5 When Shadows Call
1. Shades of Gray
2. Blood Before Sunrise
2.5 Lost the Gray
3. Crave the Darkness
4. Against the Dawn
About Amanda Bonilla:
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Amanda Bonilla lives in rural Idaho with her husband and two kids. She’s a part-time pet wrangler, a full-time sun worshipper, and only goes out into the cold when coerced. She loves the outdoors, black clothes, pink appliances and thinks junk food should be a recognized food group. In the summer, she can be found sitting by the lake, enjoying the view from her dock.
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