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Wings of Shadow (The Underground Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Anna Kyss
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Book Description

Meghan's graduation gift is one that any eighteen-year-old would dream of: traveling abroad to England. Her journey turns into more adventure than expected when Meghan meets the mysterious Kiernan and accepts his invitation to a secret club, hidden beneath the streets of London. The eclectic dress of the club-goers is not the only unusual thing she discovers in the Underground. Kiernan's father has developed a warped set of rituals, and he targets Meghan as his next victim. Instead of the fun date she imagined, Meghan finds herself imprisoned and in a fight for her very survival.

Editorial Reviews


"...I enjoyed the story, it was not an easy breezy story filled with happiness & sunshine - instead deep emotions & darkness. I read this book with an open mind & i was surprised to find a fantastic book. The book has many layers to it that need to be read to be understood. I could try explaining the book but to be honest i would not do it justice. I understand now why it received so many 5 star reviews. It was amazingly written & edited. I urge people to give this book a try..."
" the story unfolds I was completely captured by this very different, unique take on the fae world. I found myself carried away to a dark underworld so different from any I have seen..."
"... the cover grabbed me. There was something about that midnight blue, the young man's gaze, and Big Ben in the background. I began reading in the early afternoon and was finished by evening. Wings of Shadow was that good..."

About the Author

When Anna Kyss is not writing new adventures, she can often be found exploring magical places.  If she wanders into the right destination, stories are whispered by the wind or mumbled through the cracks of ancient buildings.

Product Details

  • File Size: 754 KB
  • Print Length: 219 pages
  • Publisher: Kyss Publishing (May 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00861OL1O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,347 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A magical book and an addictive page-turner! May 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I just bought this book yesterday after reading the sample pages and immediately getting hooked on the story and needing to know what would happen next. I bought the book and spent the next hour immersed in a fascinating world of faeries, then got up early this morning and read straight through until I finished, it's that good.

College student Meghan thought she was going on a fun date with charming, blond-haired Kiernan and was introduced to a world she never knew that was impossible to walk away from. This is not the type of book I ordinarily read, but the storyline intrigued me, with the idea of twin brothers separated on their third birthday, one staying with his mother and the other going with his father to the dark world that he creates and rules over.

Without giving away too much of the story, I will share that there is a sweet love triangle here that is G rated and should appeal to all ages. This is also a well written and fast-paced story that races along. It's very difficult to put down and as the first book in a trilogy, it has a satisfying ending that leaves this reader dying for the next book.

This story should appeal to readers who enjoyed Twilight and other similar stories. The world of the Faeries is vividly drawn and the characters are likable, especially the boys grandmother, Selena and both Avery and Kiernan make for great heroes...Meghan isn't sure which one she likes better...and I'm not either, they're both amazing.

Highly recommend this, will be telling my twin nieces, who are 14 about it, and also my friends who are in their 40' really is a great story for both teens and adults. I predict that this book will do very well, and that the author will have a long and happy career ahead of her!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-written, fast-paced, entertaining and fun December 9, 2012
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When I saw this ebook listed for the Kindle as FREE, the cover grabbed me. There was something about that midnight blue, the young man's gaze, and Big Ben in the background. I began reading in the early afternoon and was finished by evening. Wings of Shadow was that good.

Meg has taken time between graduating high school and entering college to travel on her own. Even though I find her need for independence admirable--as a reader it was not an intelligent decision, nor was her going off with Kiernan, a guy she hardly knows--and yet, I understood why she did these things because it was part of her character as established through her voice.

Blending the underground Tubes of present day London as the setting for the Dark Fae and the nature-covered rural world for the Light fae was a nice contrast of lifestyles and added color to the story. When main character Meg enters the secret world below the subway systems I could easily picture the gunmetal grays and blacks of the walls and clothing of the dancers; and when Wish presents his costumes to Meg, Avery and Kiernan, their rainbow colors popped off the page. Author Anna Kyss blends known faerie lore and adds her own twist. The Dark fae do feel the effects of the iron surrounding them but their leader, Kiernan's father, applying some Darwinian principles, has learned drinking human blood sustains the fae. The Light fae live off of nature, nurturing and sharing in what the earth creates, and they abhor blood drinking.

Watching Meg fight to survive in the world of the dark fae and then adjusting to life with the Light fae was a wonderful contrast to her character. Being attracted to Kiernan, then abhorring him for his father's treatment of her, sent Meg to the land of the Light fae where Avery befriends her.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read, A Whimsical Romp June 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Wings of Shadow is sweet with a little bit of sexy, adventurous with a dash of thrill, romantic without being too sappy.

As an adult with a love for the urban fantasy/alternate reality genre, I was surprised how much I enjoyed and became attached to the older teen characters. Kyss does a good job introducing whimsy and magic yet manages to weave in Darwinism for an extra dose of credible world building.

Overall Wings of Shadow is a fun romp for adolescents on up to adults.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, I loved it! July 5, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
When I first saw the cover of this book I just knew I had to read it. It was so pretty and mysterious looking and coupled with the blurb I was already hooked before I even started reading the book. This book had an excellent plot which was highly unique and original, coupled with amazing characters that provided the story with a lot of depth. Once I started I didn't want to put it down until I was done.

Meghan's date with Kiernan takes her on a crazy adventure into hidden parts of London's underground tunnels where she meets lots of people wearing wings made from items ranging from metal to bike tires. The descriptions given of Meghan's first encounter with these "winged" people is just amazing, it would make a stunning scene in a movie or even a supremely intriguing drawing. No explanation is given for their strange attire but shortly after she is held prisoner by Kiernan's father where things only get weirder. I thought this book was going in one direction with the type of fantastic creatures involved but I was 100% wrong and couldn't even have begun to guess where the book would end up. I'd love to tell you more, but I don't want to give anything away.

If you love a good mystery/romance/magic and fantasy creatures then this book is a must read. There is also a touch of Darwinian science spoken about which I must say also fascinated me. Usually fantasy stories glaze over things and attribute everything to magic or a "just because they can" type of attitude, yet this story had real world science as a background for the "why" certain things were happening which in my opinion just makes for an even better story (but for those who hate science it was really only a small part of the book and it's written in a way that makes it very easy to understand). I absolutely loved it and cannot wait for the next book in the series. My mind is already trying to figure out what direction the next book will take.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Seriously, how dumb does the heroine really need to be. From chapter 1, I wondered when Megan would get a clue and start using her brain. The story is just ridiculous. Read more
Published 23 hours ago by April W
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book!!!
Loved reading this book about faries!!!! The cover brought me in, but the story held me. The last part was beautiful, "Wings of Shadow."
Published 1 month ago by Shellene
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read - or Listen!
Yet another fantastic, unique book about the fae. I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters... Read more
Published 3 months ago by cherylM
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I loved this story! At times it was child innocence and others adult like and romance. You are with the heroin which twin. The ending was shocking and sad. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ann Knoblauch
3.0 out of 5 stars Quick easy read
Short easy read. Took a few chapters to grab my interest but then I wanted to read more to find out what happened. Now on to the next book
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Meghan Lewis is the narrator and does a wonderful job. Her accents are...
Meghan Lewis is the narrator and does a wonderful job. Her accents are great and she really brings the characters to life. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Snoopydoo
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read
the cover caught my eye..liked the darkness of the story and struggle with light and choosing of a path. can't wait for the next book
Published 9 months ago by Crafty Mom
4.0 out of 5 stars New take on an old tale!
A very interesting tale of the Fae world. I was a tad lost at the very beginning, but it all came together quickly. Read more
Published 9 months ago by T_Barber
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Well written with great contrasting lines of the story. Very imaginative,made it possible to see the colors and the characters so very clearly.
Published 9 months ago by Lori G
4.0 out of 5 stars Wings of Shadow
Interesting storyline, I loved the Fae factor had me pretty much riveted. If you like tales of the Fae... this is one many will enjoy!!
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Anna Kyss lives in the beautiful, but far too rainy, Pacific Northwest. To avoid the rain, she spends hours writing young adult and new adult books. Anna's work includes young adult urban fantasies, with a heavy dose of paranormal romance; young adult dystopias; and new adult contemporary romances.

Anna's other love besides writing is traveling. She tries to always spend time in each location she writes about. Visit the hidden areas of London and the Costa Rican rainforest in The Underground Trilogy; a dystopian version of Hawaii in Cerulean; and imagine an Australian romance with Wander & Roam.

To get the most updated information about Anna's new releases, join her mailing list, Anna's Updates, at: Information about her books can also be found on her blog:

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