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Shadow's Claim: Immortals After Dark: The Dacians, Book 1: Immortals After Dark, Book 13 | [Kresley Cole]

Shadow's Claim: Immortals After Dark: The Dacians, Book 1: Immortals After Dark, Book 13

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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    Kelli 02-27-15
    Kelli 02-27-15

    I love losing myself in books of any kind

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    "Not bad... Missed the stronger heroine"

    I love Kresley Cole particularly this series. While I trial enjoyed Trehen I must says I was very disappointed with Bettina. She was very weak, spoiled, bratty and too indecisive for me.

    Most of Kresley's female characters are strong warriors but have a vulnerability that keeps allows you to recognize femininity.

    Bettina came off as just weak whom did not understand either her own feelings nor of those she claimed to love... Too selfish and naive to be a main character of the Lore

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 08-11-14
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 08-11-14 Member Since 2014

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "Let the games begin."

    I recommend reading this book after Lothaire but before Macrieve. Yes it is an spin off of IAD series but really it is a continuation of the series, just with different characters and location. Which to be truthful that is how all the books are in this series. For me Shadow's Claim was another wonderful addition to the series and Kresley Cole cannot write fast enough to satisfy me. This wasn't my favorite book from KC, but I still gobbled it up. My only complaint was that Bettina drove me crazy with her obsession of her childhood friend. Who in my opinion wasn't that great of a friend. Luckily like me she couldn't resist a sexy vamp who would do anything for her. Robert Petkoff was drool worthy as usual.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 12-28-13
    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 12-28-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome book and awesome narrator.."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! The narration made the book.


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

    I laughed several times. You couldn't help it when Salem was involved.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first book in the Dacians series and as much as I loved it I wish I hadn't bought it. It's like Ms. Cole can't finish a series before she starts another. I borrowed my daughter's iPad and listened to all the IAD books on audible and loved every one of them then I bought this one because I'd become so involved in all the immortals lives. Now, god only knows how long I'll have to wait for the next in the series. She has other books on audible but they are all in the first person and I just can't stand that; I, I, I gets so annoying.
    Anyway, I can't tell you how much I loved Daciano/Trehan, a killing machine and a tender lover all in one vamp. Caspion was a horny, selfish, bratty demon, but somehow likable. Bettina/Bett/Tina had her issues but she worked through them. Salem? Truly a spectacular character. I loved him as much as I loved Nix in all the other books.

    Narration? In a few words: Awesome, spectacular, wonderful, terrific, fabulous, etc, etc.. You get the point.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marian 06-26-13
    Marian 06-26-13 Member Since 2008

    Daydreamer

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    "Wowza what a steamer!!"

    I'm not sure why Ms. Cole decided to branch out and do this Dacians series but it doesn't matter. It's the same world as the Immortals series, and it's still Robert Petkoff, so this buy was a no-brainer. This book is for anyone who wants some seriously hot paranormal sex with a garnish of intrigue and adventure. And if you haven't listened to the Immortals series yet, I don't think you need to read them first. But if this book does for you what it did for me....be grateful these books are only $10 a pop.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle GRANDVILLE, MI, United States 06-05-13
    Danielle GRANDVILLE, MI, United States 06-05-13 Member Since 2015

    I am in love with pararomance and am always trying to find new series with a great story and sizzling hot spots!

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    "One Of My Favorites!"
    Where does Shadow's Claim rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Way up there. this is one of my favorites.


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

    Dark Desires After Dusk is my other favorite so far. I love the story and it's very fast paced with action and lots of steamy parts of course! I feel the same about Shadow's Claim.


    Have you listened to any of Robert Petkoff’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to all of Kresley Cole's books excepts The Warlord Wants Forever. I LOVE HIM.


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

    When Terhan finally realizes that Bettina did not poison him...


    Any additional comments?

    Love love love, really...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    laura Morgan City, LA, United States 05-28-13
    laura Morgan City, LA, United States 05-28-13 Member Since 2014

    I love Audible! Being a full time wife, mother, and career leaves no time to actually read. Audio books give me my fix anytime and anywhere.

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    "MORE MORE MORE"

    For paranormal romance lovers you must Eat, Breathe, and Live for Kresley Cole's written word and the way Robert Petkoff reads it! I rarely find such a fantastic pairing or author/narrator and Cole/Petkoff are a match made in heaven! I have listened to all of the Immortal After Dark series available on Audible, I'm seriously addicted to living inside The Lore. The first installment of the Dacians just left me panting and begging for more of the high volume action and scorching sexual heat! Cole's novels really have everything you are looking for if this is your thing, if it isn't you should still try it to see if you may be converted. USE THE CREDIT NOW!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer PARKERSBURG, WV, US 12-03-12
    Amazon Customer PARKERSBURG, WV, US 12-03-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome!"
    If you could sum up Shadow's Claim in three words, what would they be?

    This is full of gladiator action, great romance and a wonderful story line! I could not put my iPod turn off! Narrator did a fantastic job.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    April Bergland Owaneco, IL United States 12-03-12
    April Bergland Owaneco, IL United States 12-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "MAKES ME WISH FOR MORE...FABULOUS!!!"
    What did you love best about Shadow's Claim?

    I think it was simply the whole story, how it is easy to see yourself in the character when you learned what real love was about and how to differentiate from deep love for a friend.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way "Vampire" wouldn't give up and I loved having Lothaire make an appearence.....I could really do with out his so called mate though LOL.


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

    "The Vampire"


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

    I liked the sarcasm and the bits of comedy in the story it made it much more real and thewhole book was moving one way or another.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes Hurry up and write the Next ONE LOL

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    julie 12-02-12
    julie 12-02-12
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    "LOVE LOVE LOVE THE DACIANS"

    This series is wicked and I can't wait for more. Also I'm soooo glad Robert is doing the narration, it gives great continuity between the series. I hate it when narrators are chopped and changed. His accents are great and he does the female voices really well. And his rendition of dear old Nix is great, seriously quirky and out there, the Lykae Scottish accent and the Dacian one is knee melting. The British accents Cockney and otherwise are really authentic. The story was great full of emotional twists and turns - Kresley Cole is awesome. Shy placid heroines usually annoy me. But I loved Bettina - her godparents may have tried to undermine her but she outdone them and got what she wanted. The girl has serious potential I hope this pair pop up again. Their passionate byplay is entertaining.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Meena Piscataway 11-29-12
    Meena Piscataway 11-29-12

    Happy

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    "Good book"

    I enjoyed listening to this. As always, thanks to Audible for having this in store!

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful

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