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Dark Shores

Series: Dark Shores, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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High seas adventure, blackmail, and meddling gods meet in Dark Shores, a thrilling first audiobook in a fast-paced new YA fantasy series by USA Today best-selling author Danielle L. Jensen. 

In a world divided by meddlesome gods and treacherous oceans, only the Maarin possess the knowledge to cross the Endless Seas. But they have one mandate: East must never meet West. 

A pirate with a will of iron

Teriana is the second mate of the Quincense and heir to the Maarin Triumvirate. Her people are born of the seas and the keepers of its secrets, but when her closest friend is forced into an unwanted betrothal, Teriana breaks her people’s mandate so her friend might escape - a choice with devastating consequences. 

A soldier with a secret 

Marcus is the commander of the Thirty-Seventh, the notorious legion that has led the Celendor Empire to conquer the entire East. The legion is his family, but even they don’t know the truth he’s been hiding since childhood. It’s a secret he’ll do anything to protect, no matter how much it costs him - and the world. 

A dangerous quest 

When an Empire senator discovers the existence of the Dark Shores, he captures Teriana’s crew and threatens to reveal Marcus’s secret unless they sail in pursuit of conquest, forcing the two into an unlikely - and unwilling - alliance. They unite for the sake of their families, but both must decide how far they are willing to go, and how much they are willing to sacrifice.

©2019 Danielle L. Jensen (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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I wanted more!

DARK SHORES was a good read (or listen), however the story seemed to end abruptly with much of the plot hanging in the air. Even the romantic plot is left on a cliffhanger. I loved the characters and the struggle, but felt like the story was unfinished for as many chapters as there were.

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omg ...

So this book pulled me in and had the ups and downs. Marcus what a man. marcus is working bith ends trying to make sure people stay alive and also trying to make sure he keeps his men alive because one wrong move could kill either. but teriana and him are great. she hated his guts at first so would i. but she found to love him now i cant wait to figure out whats going to happen next. hurry up book 2

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Incredible!!!

I loved that this story was being performed with dual people. There is a lot that happens in here with plenty of action, suspense, a love/hate relationship that made me squeal with glee, political intrigue, adventure, and travel. It is honestly one of the better YA fantasy books I’ve listened to.

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Meh

I loved the Song Bird Trilogy and expected this book to be of similar caliber. Unfortunately, I was slightly disappointed. I found the main characters annoying, and both made bad and avoidable decisions. I really liked the world, though, it was beautiful and we'll imagined. Overall, the story was okay.

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Danielle L. Jensen is top shelf!

This is my newest favorite author. The way she makes the characters stand out. The protective male character. The love. The build up. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. I just wish she did not cut of the scene where they finally is in each other’s arms.
I have now read all her books and can only say, write write write dear Danielle.

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Love Danielle L. Jenson

Listened to straight through. Love when Marcus realized what had saved him from the sea. Teriana attitude is a reminder of how woman should be. I can't wait to get my hands on book 2. Thank you Danielle for helping me escape my reality and helping me step into a fantasy world needed to help my imagination grow!

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  • Crumble
  • 09-15-19

Wonderful

Great roman inspired fantasy! Really unique and I loved the characters. Plus the slow burn romance 💛

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  • 05-15-19

Can’t wait for the next instalment

Well done Danielle, Jeanette and Jeremy. Good book, good narration and awesome set up for the next instalment.