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Product Details

  • Series: A Novel of the Shadow World (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (March 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937007383
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937007386
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #864,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Dianne Sylvan knows how to deliver one hell of a book!”


“Looking for a new addiction? Go no further.”


"Packed with startling action, sensual romance, and delightfully nerdy vampires."

About the Author

Dianne Sylvan is the author of The Circle Within and The Body Sacred.

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Dianne Sylvan (1977-) was born and raised in Texas, and currently lives in Austin. She is the author of The Circle Within: Creating a Wiccan Spiritual Tradition, and The Body Sacred. Her forthcoming novels, the Shadow World series, begin with Queen of Shadows which will be released in September 2010 by Berkley/Ace.

Sylvan has also written numerous articles and essays for various calendars and almanacs; she keeps a blog at http://diannesylvan.com, and also writes an ongoing web fiction series called The Agency.

She is in the midst of writing the second Shadow World novel, and hopes to get to work on a third nonfiction book in the months to come.

Customer Reviews

Well, I will say this: The ending is a HUGE cliffhanger.
Barby Milburn
I mean right now loved all the other books so cant wait till next one is out.
destiny
They are both great characters but together, they are a great match.
Lalo

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51 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 16, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
I truly enjoyed Queen of Shadows. I absolutely detested Shadowflame. Was hoping that Shadow's Fall would be a recovery back to the promising first book, but no. Shouldn't have been surprised, the author's series of shorts "The Agency" followed much the same path. She obviously has some issues, and I just can't enjoy sharing her world any more.

Bought this as a Kindle ebook. If I'd had the paperback, I would have just tossed this in the trash. As another reviewer said, there are much better authors out there, and I won't waste any more time with this series.
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24 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Katie H on May 4, 2012
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DO NOT waste your money buying this book. (1) The prologue and the last chapter contain the entire plot. It could easily have been a short story. (2) That short story plot is a direct rip off of what happens during the climax of another book in another famous series. (3) The rest of the book is a mish-mash of rehashed plot points from the first two books of this series. (4) Characters are now one dimensional and much different from the preceding two books. (5) A number of impossible plot crutches.

This book is a random scattering of daily events in the life of the main characters leading up to a plagiarized (idea) cliff hanger that would have worked better as a first chapter in the next book rather than this substandard book his main achievement is setup for the next book.

Only thing this book does correctly is make sure I will never buy another book by this author.
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49 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Douglas C. Meeks TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 27, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book was already ruined by the horrible book that preceded it. The story cannot be trusted to be consistent as has already been proven and the author inserts her warped morals and hatred into her writing. Keep your money, better books in PNR/UF to be bought, getting involved with this series is a mistake, you are better off reading book 1 Queen of Shadows (A Novel of the Shadow World) (a true 5 Star effort) and then either assume they all lived happily ever after or assume they all died, because after book 1 the series is corrupted beyond repair by an author with too much personal baggage unless you just enjoy reading poor propaganda and characters that change personalities from book to book. It was rumored that this author/representatives had been planting reviews so read them carefully, there are some folks that actually liked this tripe but beware the 5 Star reviews that sound like her publicist wrote them.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Navigator on June 3, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is the 3rd book in the "Shadow World" series by this author and although I shall admit book one is the best by far, one should not read beyond book one, and as one commenter stated, either pretend they lived happily ever after or pretend they all died and the world has gone to hades in a hand cart.

*Spolier* ---- *Spolier* ---- *Spolier*

Hart is at it again to kill Miranda and David for their part in taking Cora away from him in book two, yet what they did not forsee was this religious cult wanting to awaken this "Mother" who is like the mother of all vampires; such like what one might read in a Laurell K. Hamilton novel (Anita Blake). Yet, I digress here. Miranda and David struggle to hold their own, but in the end, it is the one Faith, David's second in command that she is sleeping with who is the real bad guy.

This guy who is the second in command of Hart's elite, but actually the true Signet of Australia who is behind all the bombings and all the death, and in the end it crushes David's Signet with a hammer, Miranda is left nearly insane, Devon and Jonathon are again messing with things they should not and totally screw everyone over, and David, having his Signet crushed is left for dead as the sun rises, and none of the bad guys have anything done to them. Bottom line: The good guys/girls lose in this book and the cliffhanger to screw it all up nice and tight is as Devon and his Consort leave David in the sun to burn the evidence, David's eyes open up to show he is still alive, but unable to move to protect himself.

I really don't know what the author's issues are with gays and lesbians, or that she just enjoys not having happy endings; you know i'm not sure why she does it and at this point I don't care anymore.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By harmonyblue on May 28, 2013
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I am giving this four stars for readability. It is by no means a work of art, but I wanted to keep reading straight thru until the end, so that makes it a good book for my money. I am torn between loving the ending and feeling somewhat manipulated to buy the next book (which I have already done and am more than halfway through).

I am not too attached to the paranormal romance aspect of the series, so I could care less that the author mucks up her character's love lives (and she does). And I like bad things happening to good characters, its why I read fiction, so that's OK as well, though she does tend to kill off characters I like. I think the character arc between books is confusing and perhaps was not planned when she wrote Book 1, but its still an enjoyable vampire series and, I think, one of the better ones out there.

So here is how it breaks down: Hands down, book 1 was best. Character development and story both were awesome. Book 2 was weak, but wasn't awful. I did not care for the M/M love affair, but it did not offend me. I can totally understand why it would offend fans of paranormal romance (which I would think would have been the target audience for Book 1.) Book 3 is IMO much, much better than Book 2 but not as good as Book 1. Several intriguing new characters were introduced.

I wasn't sure about the introduction of witches and goddesses into the series, but I like how it is playing out in Book 4, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt for now. I am not convinced I will stay with the series in the long haul. But I was glad that Book 4 was already published when I finished this one. I enjoyed it a lot.
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