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Return to Shanhasson (Blood and Shadows Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Joely Sue Burkhart
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Shannari dal’Dainari has won the Rose Crown. She has her beloved Khul at her side. Yet shadows crowd closer than ever. Political machinations and assassination attempts have crippled her ability to protect the land and the people. When her children are endangered, she has no choice but to send them to safety.

Away from her.

Surrounded by grief, danger, and turmoil on all sides, the last thing she needs is another enemy threatening to destroy all she holds dear. Yet a Black Dragon stirs in the deserts of Keldar. He haunts her dreams, while a Keldari army amasses on her border. When he soars over the Shining Walls of Shanhasson, will she put a knife in his heart…or will Shadow devour her at last with dragon jaws?

Love is the greatest gift of all, and sometimes requires the greatest sacrifice. However, love shines in the darkest night. The road is long and hard, but when Shannari reaches her destination, she’ll reunite with all her loved ones she’s lost over the years and find more love and happiness than she’s ever known.

Warning: Explicit sex, violence, torture, menage a…douze?, nine virgin warriors,
dragons, desert savages, flaming oil, cursed rings, and the final battle that Shannari must fight against the Shadow to save the men she loves.

Product Details

  • File Size: 702 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Joely Sue Burkhart (January 2, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #584,623 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Epic Conclusion... January 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I always get nervous after reading a Bloods and Shadows book, knowing that I have to string together words in a coherent fashion to describe how truly epic they are.

These characters and their story have haunted me since 2008. Even now, I can listen to certain songs and be reminded of them, can envision whole scenes in my head. "Love: The greatest gift of all and the greatest sacrifice," will be forever etched into my subconscious. These books have challenged me on almost every level. They've drastically altered my view on love and life in general. They've shaped me in a way that I don't think any other book has.

These were the books that made me start to take my own writing seriously.

Reader be-very-ware. These books are not for the faint of heart. And they are not Romances. Characters you love dearly will die, but they are never truly gone. And when they don't die, they suffer horribly. But you'll want to remember that phrase I keep quoting.

"Love is the greatest gift of all and the greatest sacrifice."

I personally would rather a book rip my still beating heart right out of my chest rather than leave me apathetically numb. But that's just me.

Shannari has come along way since Rhaekhar, Khul of the Nine Camps of the Sha'Kae al'Dan, decimated her army and won her heart. She's become such an iconic heroine for me. I have watched her love, hate, fight, win ....and lose. I have watched her suffer, truly suffer some horrific events and come out all the stronger for it. Because Shannari dal'Dainnari never ran from anything. Not for long. Her truly epic capacity for love puts all other heroines to shame. None of them can hold a candle to her passion.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Series July 19, 2013
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I am a fan of this author, and have read all of this series. I liked them all, and although I liked this book, it would be my least favorite. Seeing the characters die is never easy, even when they are riding off into the sunset in a mystery ship in the sky, taking them to their loved ones. Although I felt sorry for the young 'bloods' who were her bodyguards, in that they were not allowed to have a wife, children, basically no life of their own, I still found it a little too much when the heroin, not only takes the re-incarnation of one of her most evil enemies to her bed, but also all nine of her bodyguards. Then when she dies, they all go along with her to meet her previous two loves. She was said to have been blessed by the goddess with an enormous ability to love, and I found myself thinking, "I should say so"! Nevertheless, it is the conclusion to the entire series, and therefore, a necessary read if you've invested in reading the other books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good January 8, 2014
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Burkhart writes smoothly and wove a wonderful cast of characters with good character development and a well thought out story. I read all 3 in this trilogy and wished there were more. The only thing I didn't understand was all the biting and blood but somehow it seemed natural to the story and loaned an interesting twist to the characters. It was erotic and sexy without going too far and the sex scenes were very well written. Without giving any story away, I was very upset at the turn of events in the third book but Burkhart managed to soothe the reader's dismay with interesting twists and turns. A delightful read. All 3 in this trilogy were equally well written and I'll be sure and keep a eye on this author in the future.
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Joely Sue Burkhart has always loved heroes who hide behind a mask, the darker and more dangerous the better. Whether cool, sophisticated billionaire, brutal bloodthirsty assassin, or simply a man tortured by his own needs, they all wear masks to protect themselves. Once they finally give you a peek into the passionate, twisted secrets they're hiding, they always fall hard and fast. Dare to look beneath the mask with delicious BDSM in a wide variety of genres with Joely on her website,

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