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
Audiobooks are relaxing and 'food for the soul'.
The action, intrigue, and romance all wrapped into one.
l loved the entire story. I especially liked Salem's character.
This is my first Robert Petkoff performance. I think he did an outstanding job with all the unique voices of all of the characters...and there were many.
"A Mate's Love"
This is my first Kresley Cole book. I am definitely a new fan. I can't wait to listen to more.
Romantic, Exciting & Funny
The Romance & story line between the 2 Hero's is awesome
At the end when they finally clear up all their misunderstandings & they make up - it was so romantic !
It made me laugh a few times !!
I really recommend this book ... I love Kresley Cole and all her IAD Series books
I have read all of Kresley Cole's other novels by paperback. I can honestly say that I liked them better. The story was good but it took me a bit to remember what happen in her previous book Lothaire. I wish that some of the other characters that were so dynamic and funny from other books would have made an appearance. I know this is a different series but Nix is so funny but said nothing in this book. Overall I liked this story and look forward to more to come. Information was easy enough to follow but I am glad that I read all of her other books so that I had a better idea of some of the character's roles (demon, horde, Valkyrie, Nix etc). That is the one thing about audio books, you cannot go back to the front easily to reference definitions.
I would compare this book to Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love Belador Series. This is also a series about other worlds and deceptions. As well has Sherrilyn Kenyon's League Series.
Where to begin..... I don't know if it was me or if others feel the same way, but the narrator's version of Bettina's voice drove me crazy. She sounded like the character off of The Family Guy when Stewie pretends to be a girl. I think I like the fact that when I read the books I can make the characters less whimpering. Also his narration of Trehan also seemed like the guy was in pain every time he spoke. His voice did not change even if it was a tender moment or a battle scene.
Shadow Claim.... He comes undone. I am not very creative to I don't really know.
In the end I don't know if I will listen to the audiobook or read the paper book. I guess it depends upon the narrator.
Words I live by: Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others~Jason Mason Brown
I love the author and narrator!!! However, this book seemed so much like Lothaire's story that it felt like a shadow of what I have already read and listen to.
Lothaire - like that he's an oddity
No, it took longer than expected (about 2 weeks)
I still loved it! Just wished it was not the same.
Book & History Enthusiast
I have one thing to say about Robert Petkoff reading these books....WOW!!! He is the perfect person to read these characters. Rarely do you come across an actor who can not only play all male characters very convincingly but also play female characters and make you forget it's a male reading the character. Not to mention the accents he does are spot on! He makes listening to these great stories so enjoyable I find myself getting lost in them. I'd like to hear him read Christine Feehan's books as well...he'd be perfect for those too!
I don't typically purchase a romance novel, especially one that gives such graphic details (graphic to me, remember, I don't usually read this stuff). I am now reconsidering why I do not!
Kresley Cole definitely grabbed my attention with this book and Robert Petkoff did an excellent job at narrating. The only problem I have is when a male tries to speak like a female, it takes a little getting used too, and with all the sexual activity in this book it distracted me away from that little peev.
I give this book a 5 star rating on everything! I listened to it twice and I definitely plan on buying more of Kresley's books!
I am a huge Kresley Cole fan, and I loved this book! This book is a great start to the new series The Dacians; Realm of Blood and Mist. Trehan is a hot master assassin who is letheal, confident and totally delicious. He will fight in a tournment to win the princess Bettina. The characters are very interesting and the book has some good twists. The fight sceans were good. The romance is very hot and intense. Robert Petkoff is a super star narrator - he totally rocks the male characters and he does a good job on the femaile characters. I can't wait for the next book in the series. The book was totally worth a full credit!
Story VERY GOOD! and the Narrator was DEAD ON with the accents...he had to do many from male to female to scottish to british to back woods voice and it was extremely great to listen to someone that read with sooooo much emotion that maybe the characters did have per the author....Loved it and recommend all of Kresley Cole's stories...but this one was really different and good and NOT predictable...
I'm 24 and love fantasy romance books.
There is never a dull part, keeps my interest. Love the characters and the passion between the two main characters.
Yes, every woman wants a man who would do anything for them.
It's hard to pick a favorite but I would have to choose the bathing scene. Betina had to bath him and couldn't stop staring at his naked body. It's was very funny.
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