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Shadow's Fall (A Novel of the Shadow World) Mass Market Paperback – March 27, 2012
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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.
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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.
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.
*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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The way Dianne writes brought me into the characters lives...I felt I was with them in person the whole time.
I have never had a writer have this effect on me before.. Read more
Wow made me cry. What a book just gets better. I hope he's alive can't let Hart win. Looking forward for next book.Published on February 3, 2014 by Kindle Customer
I should start by saying that I really like this series, but (you knew it was coming) this book jumped around so much with so many points of view that it lost something. Read morePublished on December 1, 2013 by Linda Mount
I will NEVER purchase a book due to the reviews again.
Thus book sucks!!!
If you want a GOOD story read the first book in the series, after that its not worth the... Read more
My son asked "What's wrong mom?" after he saw me blubbering like a baby. Well I couldn't explain to him how I'd just read a bunch of books back to back (the Shadow World), or that... Read morePublished on August 11, 2013 by Kimber
It's amazing these books are still being published.
The first Sylvan book was such a success and the second such an EPIC failure, I hate to admit I was interested to see where... Read more