The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of 10 when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.
"Best Fantasy Debut I've Read!"
When the night began, Nora had two best friends and a storybook one true love. When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands and an echoing scream that stopped only when the tranquilizers left her in the merciful dark. But the next morning, it was all still true: Chris was dead. His girlfriend, Adriane, Nora's best friend, was catatonic. And Max, Nora's sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also - according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone - a murderer.
Nachari Silivasi is a bright light in a dark world. As the youngest vampire in a family of warriors, he has studied magic for 400 years and acquired a rare mastery of the universe around him. He is beloved by his family, legendary for his good looks, and known for his uncommon valor. Unfortunately, he has just made the ultimate sacrifice - he has traded his immortal life for the life of the Vampyr King.
As the second book of the trilogy opens, the humans and Ildirans, having narrowly escaped annihilation at the hands of the Shana Rei and their robot allies in book one, are desperate to find a way to combat the black cloud of antimatter of the Shana Rei. The mysterious alien Gardeners, who had helped them previously, turn out to be a disaster in disguise and because of them, the world tree forests are again in danger.
"Very entertaining! !!"
Shadows stretch across the land as the denizens of the underworld unite under a single deadly leader and threaten to bathe the magical kingdom of Tar Ebon in blood, dooming mankind. To answer the threat comes Dawyn Darklance, the champion of the king and time bender. Along with his companions, the fierce druid Anwyn, the fiery mage Alivia and the flamboyant minstrel Favio he must travel across the terrified kingdom to bring justice upon the leader of the assassins....
With her first case behind her, Amber's position within the Elite seems to be set in stone. She's the darling of the media, the rookie who saved the day and everyone's ass. But as far as she's concerned, the limelight is no place for a Shadow Sorceress. A new case throws Amber into murky water. Someone is dropping bodies in King City, bodies that conceal a much darker truth, and it's up to Amber to make sense of it all. Blindsided when a personal loss devastates her, she is left scrambling to pick up the pieces.
"Wanted better, did not get it."
After years of trying, Xandra's aunt has finally figured out astral projection. Unfortunately, she astral projects her and Zac's souls out of their realm and into the Shadow realm. Or, as some like to call it - Hell. Xandra has no choice but to go in after them; otherwise, their souls will be trapped there forever. But first, she has to convince the Angel of Death to let her in, and they don't exactly hit it off when they first meet.
We have fought battles that left more than a hundred corpses on the ground and not a word of it has ever been set down. The Order fights, but often it fights in shadow, without glory or reward. We have no banners. Vaelin Al Sorna is the Sixth Order's newest recruit. Under their brutal training regime, he learns how to forge a blade, survive the wilds and kill a man quickly and quietly - all in the name of protecting the Realm and the Faith. Now his skills will be put to the test.
"Good book, did not enjoy the narration"
I'm Cisco Suarez, and a week ago I was dead. Cursed into serving a clandestine shadow group, I have a lot of blood on my hands. Good thing I also have a juvenile problem with authority. I'm not taking orders anymore, and the first thing on my bucket list is bringing them down. If I'm good at anything, it's looking in dark places. But I've got shadows of my own. Horrific deeds coming back to haunt me, and not the metaphorical kind of haunting, either. I'm talking ghosts, mages, and that thing with the glowing red eyes.
"A fresh take on urban fantasy."
Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives.
In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.
Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.
Genevieve Labreck is back with a score to settle. Her mom has been kidnapped by Zane, hybrid and all-around monster. Rumors fly that Gen's mom is holed away in Prague, a city recognized by humans for its serene beauty and intense culture, but Gen and Will know something humans don't. Prague is haunted by dark, evil forces. Can Genevieve and William save her mom, or will they be too late? Some will live, others will fall. At what price do you walk away from those you love?
Some describe it as the town at the edge of the world. When Melody and Michael Devereux come to Collinsport on their honeymoon, they don't know the secrets that are hidden behind closed doors. But those secrets will be unearthed when an innocent is viciously murdered. Collinsport will be a town divided. One woman's rise to power will lead to further death and destruction. Families will be ripped apart. Blood will be spilt. And the dark forces that wait in the shadows will wait no more.
Within the heart of the Demon War nothing can be taken for granted as it sends the destinies of those involved into a most dangerous and seductive form of chaos. One man finds out that strangers can collide in the dark for a moment of blinding passion, only to be separated by the cold hand of fate without even a name to help in his hunt for her. Another man will find that when the Shadow of Death becomes a stalker, the most seductive of enemies can quickly become his strongest ally...even if it's against his will.
"Good read - a little predictable though"
Unwillingly thrust into marriage to England's King Æthelred, Emma has given the king a son and heir, but theirs has never been a happy marriage. In The Price of Blood, Bracewell returns to 1006 when a beleaguered Æthelred, still haunted by his brother's ghost, governs with an iron fist and a royal policy that embraces murder.
"Brilliant Historical Fiction"
Gifted with the ability to read the shadows of "third species" beings, Caitlin Parish is the Vampire Control Unit's most powerful agent. Despite that, her mission to hunt down Kane Malloy - a master vampire - comes with a death wish. Many have tried, but few have survived. For Caitlin, tracking Kane is about more than just professional reputation. With her parents both mysteriously killed seven years apart to the day, Caitlin knows that without Kane's help she is next.
"Needs a different narrator"
When Kallie lands a college interview with the city's new hot-shot police officer, she has no idea everything in her life is about to change. The detective is young, handsome, and seems to have an unnatural ability to stop the increasing local crime rate. Detective Liam's particular interest in Kallie sends her heart and head stumbling over each other.
"Courage Runs Scared"
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on October 20, 1946.
"A strong story"
A sojourn in their idyllic homeworld has left Stryke and the Wolverines lacking purpose. So when an opportunity for bloodletting appears, Stryke seizes it. Utilizing mysterious artifacts, the Wolverines are transported to Acurial, a world where the indigenous Orc population is cruelly subjugated by human invaders. Upon their arrival, Stryke's band joins with Acurial's emerging resistance movement.