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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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    Frances FEDERAL WAY, WA, United States 12-19-12
    Frances FEDERAL WAY, WA, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Another awesome story!"
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    You wont be disappointed....Kresley wrote another great story! I cant wait for next book. Lots of action & great story!

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    Sax New Zealand 12-05-12
    Sax New Zealand 12-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Cole & Petkoff - Another Winning Combo!"

    Kresley Cole audiobooks are also an auto download for me. If J R Ward had more audiobooks, they'd be on my top list too!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Heather springfield, GA, United States 12-04-12
    Heather springfield, GA, United States 12-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    "MY BOOK BOYFRIEND TRIO!!!"
    If you could sum up Shadow's Claim in three words, what would they be?

    SEXY, POSSESIVE, INTENSE


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

    NO REST FOR THE WICKED!! MY FAVORITE OUT THE SERIES, SEBASTION UMMMM AND NOW TREHANN UMMMM


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

    TREHANN DUHHHHH!!!!!


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

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    MY NEW BOOK BOYFRIEND TRIO IN ORDER....... SEBASTION, TREHANN, AND BOWEN!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Dripping Springs, TX, United States 12-03-12
    Cindy Dripping Springs, TX, United States 12-03-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I hunger for more Kresley Cole books on Audible!"

    I read/listen to a LOT of paranormal romances. So much so, that sometimes they all start to sound alike, blur together and lack... something. Romances in general seem to have gotten so "formula" lately, full of eye-rolling moments and predictable stupid/silly, contrived conflict... But when it's good, it's really good, so I keep reading mediocre to find the "gems."

    For me, the Immortals After Dark series is a standout. And probably one of the reasons I keep reading the genre. I'm never disappointed with a Kresley Cole book!

    Take this one... It's not only deliciously sexy, but it has an exciting and nail-biting story. And the characters... I not only didn't want to scream at the heroine for being an idiot (well may-be once, but not like most stories I read) but I found the characters interesting, and sympathetic.

    The narrator -- Robert Petkoff, who reads all the books in the series so far -- was an acquired taste for me. I didn't know what to think of him initially. I loved his male voices, but hated his female ones... But he's VERY talented at accents and his dramatic reading grew on me. His male voices are incredibly masculine and sexy, which is a huge attraction. But a very male voice trying to sound feminine... *cringe* It's a testament to the story and to the otherwise excellent narration that my annoyance can be mostly forgotten. After an hour or two, when I'm into the story, I hardly notice that the female characters all sound like drag queens. I wonder how much better it would be with a woman narrator reading the female parts.

    FYI - I gave this story 4 stars (4.5 to be more exact), which means above average to me. I like to reserve 5 stars for books I think are epic and extra special. (Like Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon.) I give most of the books in my library 3 stars. Enjoyable, but forgettable. The 2 star books have moments, but very few of them, and the 1 star books are downright irritating.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States 12-15-12
    Amazon Customer SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States 12-15-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I Did Not Like This Book."

    Everyone seems to have loved this audio book. Oh, so call me a hater. Robert Petkoff who in the past, I've enjoyed, is beginning to sound like Dracula on steroids. All of his vampire characters sound the same: breathless, frustrated and "growling". I absolutely could not stand this book and tried my best to get through it but could not finish it. The woman character's voice sounded shaky and weak. The plot could have been interesting but instead the story became very cliche and I almost began to feel embarassment for the story's heroin.

    For me a romance a book has to have something of depth besides, groans, weeps and "oooohs" because her mate's jewels are large and incharge.

    Would I download another of Kresley's books. Nope.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nicola Coburg, Australia 12-01-12
    Nicola Coburg, Australia 12-01-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Badly let down by performance"
    What disappointed you about Shadow's Claim?

    The reader is appalling. The female lead's voice and intonation are often read to sound like a parody and the male lead is not much better. The fake accent is terrible. The experience of this book was totally ruined by the reading.


    Would you recommend Shadow's Claim to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. The reading is torturous.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Have the book read by someone with some actual skills, not a ham.


    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Dardanelle, AR, United States 12-14-12
    Amanda Dardanelle, AR, United States 12-14-12 Member Since 2010
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    "The cover art sucked me in."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I am 29. So maybe someone a lot older than me would enjoy this book. I first read the RAVE reviews on this book and gave it a shot. The reviews were wrong. This book was just ... "eh.." not even ok.


    What was most disappointing about Kresley Cole’s story?

    The first 7 hours seemed to be bogged down with lifeless details and eventually lead up to a lackluster finish. I was over it an hour into the book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Dissappointed. The reviews and cover art tricked me.


    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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