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Shadow's Claim: Immortals After Dark: The Dacians, Book 1 | [Kresley Cole]

Shadow's Claim: Immortals After Dark: The Dacians, Book 1

Shadow's Claim features Prince Trehan Daciano, a ruthless master assassin who will use every lethal skill he possesses to defend his imperiled kingdom - as well as his newfound princess. When an ancient secret threatens to destroy them all, can Dacia's notorious prince of shadows keep his Bride alive against all odds?
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Publisher's Summary

Number-one New York Times best seller Kresley Cole introduces The Dacians: Realm of Blood and Mist, a brand-new paranormal romance collection following the royal bloodline of Dacia, a mysterious vampire kingdom within The Lore (Cole's world of mythological creatures in her award-winning Immortals After Dark series).

Shadow's Claim features Prince Trehan Daciano, a ruthless master assassin who will use every lethal skill he possesses to defend his imperiled kingdom - as well as his newfound princess. When an ancient secret threatens to destroy them all, can Dacia's notorious prince of shadows keep his Bride alive against all odds?

©2012 Kresley Cole (P)2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc

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    Katheryne MD, United States 11-28-12
    Katheryne MD, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2009

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "Paranormal Romance at it's finest! KC is the best"

    This is why Kresley Cole is the queen of PNR! She delivered yet another amazing story that complements the IAD world she so brilliantly created! I absolutely LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book! After reading Lothaire, I couldn't wait to read about the Dacians. The tournament Trehan enters to win Bettina reminded me of the Talisman's Hie from No Rest for the Wicked. It was so full of action and excitement. I also enjoyed the cameos from other IAD characters which just made this book feel like an old friend.

    This is a MUST read for fans of PNR and Kresly Cole.

    5 stars all around and definitely credit worthy!!

    27 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 11-28-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2010

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    "NOW THIS IS WHY KC IS AN AUTO DOWNLOAD FOR ME"

    It's not because they are brilliant unpredictable passion filled stories, written by a very talented author, nor because each chapter is packed full of great characters - including hunky vampire types, and not even because KC paints such a visual fantasy world for us to picture and get lost in and finally it's not even because these books are definitely 'adult only' listens....

    But put them all together AND THEN finish it off with RP's talented, flawless and gifted narration then you have a paranormal/romance lovers dream listen. This is a 'just one more chapter' type of book - "I'll listen to just one more chapter then get dinner ready..... or start the ironing.... or go to sleep (you get the picture)" all the while knowing that you just can't stop at just one - finally you become a hungry insomniac with nothing to wear

    Worth a credit? Well fellow P/R listeners - that would be a big fat YES.... and then some.

    38 of 40 people found this review helpful
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    Jeri United States 12-10-12
    Jeri United States 12-10-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Dayum!!!"

    Okay, so usually I don't listen to books of this type. I usually listen to horror and science fiction, with a little fantasy and non-fiction. I usually scoff at books of this nature. In fact, it was an accident that I even downloaded this book. What has happened to me? I was taken in from the beginning...and couldn't stop. And I couldn't believe the...um...feelings the book..um...made me feel. I want my husband to listen to it.

    And oh yeah, I could probably listen to Robert Petkoff read a dictionary...if he read the way he read this book. :-)

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Riverdale, GA 12-05-12
    Angela Riverdale, GA 12-05-12 Member Since 2009

    I have been happily married for 17 years, I have 3 children (12, 14, & 16), and 2 dogs. I am currently working on a 2nd degree. Life is chaotic and stressful, but I wouldn't change it. I am blessed and enjoying my life.

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    "Great performance"

    Fantastic Narrator and great performance. However, the heroine was so weak she became annoying. She whined throughout the entire book. She could not think for herself and every other character manipulated her. She wrung her hands and continuously cried, "OMG what should I do." I ended up wanting to give her a good shake to say "grow up." It could be that I haven't listened to a romance in a while, but I will say the voices where distinct and the book kept you very involved. I just wished the heroine would have been a little more adult. I have at least 2 more hours to go, hopefully it will get better.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Cori Albuquerque, NM, United States 11-28-12
    Cori Albuquerque, NM, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Not a fault to be found"

    Okay, I'm totally addicted to the Immortals After Dark audio books, and this was no different. Petkoff's performances were so good, his accents wonderful, and the story truly came to life. If he doesn't continue to do the IAD series, I'll cry. He has more to do (and his past performances of the Woede brothers is just... rawr. So of course I'm looking forward to those).

    As to KC's story--it was so exciting, fast-paced, and of course, hawt. :) The characters are extremely lovable and the action scenes are so well-described that I kept getting lost in the imagery. Fab-tastic! I was looking forward to this book all year, and I wasn't disappointed!

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Auckland, New Zealand 01-24-13
    Judy Auckland, New Zealand 01-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Shadow's Claim the most enjoyable?

    The narrator and how fast pace the story is.


    What did you like best about this story?

    K. C. have written a amazing fantasy world and the story keep you wanting to hear more.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Fight scenes.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I can't really stop listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    The heroine was a bit of a let down. She is too self centered and the hero deserves someone more considerate to his needs. There were times when I felt like throwing my cellphone because of her inconsiderate actions towards the hero.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Falon Rosemount, MN, United States 11-30-12
    Falon Rosemount, MN, United States 11-30-12 Member Since 2012

    I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)

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    "Deliciously intense!"
    Would you listen to Shadow's Claim again? Why?

    Yes, I love Robert Petkoff accents, he is so fun to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the whole Lore world, I love the mix-match love pairs, I love Nix she is hilarious


    Which character – as performed by Robert Petkoff – was your favorite?

    He does such perfect accents, I don't have a complete favorite...I think he does the most hot and perfect Lykae voices. Really wish Audiobooks would get the complete IAD series!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Obsession is only the beginning


    Any additional comments?

    Need the complete series! get on it Audiobooks!...please ;-)

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Joannie OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, United States 11-29-12
    Joannie OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, United States 11-29-12 Member Since 2010
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    "IN LOVE with the Dacians!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, I couldn't put stop listenening, the suspense!


    What other book might you compare Shadow's Claim to and why?

    Other Kresley cole books, nothing else really compare's to how she writes.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The last fight scene between caspian and the Dacian.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    ALL


    Any additional comments?

    NOPE, worth more credits.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Bleu Chicago, IL, United States 05-30-13
    Bleu Chicago, IL, United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2003

    Graphic Designer. Culinary Enthusiast. Mostly User Friendly.

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    "Short on story and way too long!"

    It may have been exacerbated by the fact that I didn't care for the narration, but this book really got on my nerves. I thought all of the characters were really one-dimensional and not very likeable, and Bettina was just annoying. I also thought it was about 3x longer than it needed to be. There were a couple of bright spots with the humor -- the mundane world references to things like Rocky Horror and Cracker Barrel were kind of funny, but they seemed very random and out of place. The sylph Salem was the only character that I really liked, but he still seemed like a caricature. There were quite a few sexy bits, but something about the language seemed too crass to me and the Dracula-style accent that the narrator gave to Trehan was really disconcerting. I also really dislike the romance novel tropes of "Oops -- I had sex with you by accident, thought you were someone else!" and "Well, since I can't have sex with who I really want I'll just practice with you." Overall, bleh.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Evecat Lexington, OK 12-12-12
    Evecat Lexington, OK 12-12-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Loved it!"
    Where does Shadow's Claim rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Salem


    Which character – as performed by Robert Petkoff – was your favorite?

    The Prince of Shadows


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Always have extreme reactions to Kresley Cole's characters


    Any additional comments?

    Great addition to IAD story line. I enjoy the way this story integrates and blends events with the other books in the series. But for those uninitiated into the IAD world, it's still a good read. Keep them coming....

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    COVENTRY, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "shadows claim"

    Yet again a brilliant Kresley Cole bk /audio this bk ticks all the vampire boxs cant wait for the next installment ....

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Janice
    Hamilton, United Kingdom
    4/8/13
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    "Shadows Claim"

    I would like to begin by saying Kresley Cole is one of my favourite writers. I only discovered her last year and since doing so I have read everything I could find that she has written. She is a master at creating a scene, which you can easily lose yourself in. She also creates the ultimate alpha male and feisty but feminine heroin. The full cast of characters in the IAD series is nothing short of amazing, they are colourful, witty, charming, sexy and deadly, all at the same time.



    It pains me therefore to say that I was disappointed in Shadow’s Claim, the first of her novels about the Dacians. After reading Lothair, which was brilliant, I thought this would be every bit as exciting, unfortunately I felt a little let down. Whilst reading the opening paragraph, where Bettina is being beaten by the Vrekeners, I thought, here we go, another Cole masterpiece but the storey never really lifted off from there, I felt the plot itself was weak. I didn’t feel the usual punchy excitement as the storey was revealed and I didn’t feel the underlying attraction between the lead characters, Trehan and Bettina, which is always present in her books. To be honest, I felt as if this book had been written in a hurry. Sorry Kresley, if it helps, everything else has been brilliant, thrilling, amazing!



    I would like to add that Robert Petkoff is the perfect narrator for these books, his range of voices and ability to punctuate a storey using his voice is excellent, well chosen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • teresa
    Brentford, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Love or lust"

    From the start you are drawn into a world of anger and lust, this turns into a possessive scheme form Storm. They battle to first deny the feelings that's starting to grow from her for him, they have an over whelmimg passion for each other. The story is hot and steaming, not for the faint hearted

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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