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Another brilliant book! When I first learnt who the heroine of this story would be I was in two minds whether this book could possibly live up to the standard already set. I needn’t have worried.
A stunning addition to the Eye of the Storm sequence, this story takes two of the minor character from there and twists their lives with Escher-esque skill. The plot has more twists than the average labyrinth, is compelling and fast paced. The characters are well thought out and raise both sympathy and annoyance in nearly equal measure. While dark in places this is not a somber story and there are a few hints of characters who may be interesting if/when followed up in future books, yet those hints do not detract, nor is the story left ‘unfinished’ though there is clearly more to tell.
Do you have to have read the previous books? Probably not, though there are a couple of references that might be puzzling. Would it help if you have? Yes, absolutely. Not just to clarify the few links but to appreciate the skill of the author!
Only one last thought, the story starts slowly, give it time, if you are not breathless by the end I’d be surprised.
When it comes to a paranormal/fantasy read, you won’t find better than that written by Dianna Hardy. Blood Shadows lives up to the her previous series.
Blood Shadows is the first in the duet Blood Never Lies and some what of a spin off of the Eye of the Storm series. It is well written and if you haven’t read the EotS you won’t be lost but may appreciate it more if you have. I feel it will be enjoyed either way!
Blood Shadows is Jennifer’s story. She has been through one tremendous ordeal after another. Finally things are looking up after starting a new life. But nothing is as it seems.
Everything you think you know-well you don’t! The twist is one you won’t see coming!
I was expecting an amazing read and Dianna delivered well beyond that! Never disappointed and constantly in awe. The way she creates a story just pulls you in!
It’s definitely hard to review this story without giving away the goods so all I can really say is Just Read It! You’ll be left craving more, I know I am!