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Shades of Darkness: 1 Hardcover – 8 March 2016

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  • Publisher : Simon Pulse (8 March 2016)
  • Language: : English
  • Hardcover : 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1481432575
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1481432573
  • Reading age : 14 - 17 years
  • Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.54 x 20.96 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.9 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

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"A.R. Kahler's Shades of Darkness is an eerie, wistful meditation on love, sacrifice, and the demons we struggle to leave behind. The arresting final image is going to linger with me indelibly."--Karsten Knight, author of the Wildefire series

"Destiny, death, dating, and daubs of paint: Shades of Darkness perfectly captures the art school experience with a dastardly magical twist that will leave you hungry for more."--Delilah S. Dawson, author of Servants of the Storm and Hit

"I love AR. Kahler's writing and Shades of Darkness is no exception.Mythical. Magical. Murderous. But grounded in the real world. I devoured this book and can't wait for the next one."--Julie Kagawa NYT/USA Today/International bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Talon series

Kaira, fleeing a devastating event from her past, hides out at the Islington Arts Academy, headquartered in snow-laden upper Michigan. Her thesis, the culmination of two years of work, is coming due, but even with great friends like Ethan and Elisa, she is distracted by things she sees as omens, reminders of past traumas. When she tells her friends some of what happened to her, Kaira feels like she has finally banished some of her demons. Unfortunately, the mysterious omens--crows and ravens cawing everywhere and terrible, dark dreams--will not go away. Death keeps following her, mysterious entities demanding their due, and only the tip of their mythological desires are revealed in this first of a planned series, and the ending will have readers begging for more. The mystery does take a few chapters to get going, but strong writing and characterization ultimately make the journey captivating. This successfully straddles the lines between realistic fiction, urban fantasy, and horror, and is ideal for all YA collections. -- Stacey Comfort--Booklist "February 1, 2015 "

About the Author

A.R. Kahler is the author of the Cirque des Immortels trilogy and the post-apocalyptic YA fantasy series, The Hunted. When he's not writing or climbing in the rafters, he's probably outside, staring at the clouds. Visit him online at ARKahler.com and follow him on Twitter at @ARKahler.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting concept, VERY slow
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another terrific series by A R Kahler
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