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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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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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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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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

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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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  • Bleu
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • 05-30-13

Short on story and way too long!

It may have been exacerbated by the fact that I didn't care for the narration, but this book really got on my nerves. I thought all of the characters were really one-dimensional and not very likeable, and Bettina was just annoying. I also thought it was about 3x longer than it needed to be. There were a couple of bright spots with the humor -- the mundane world references to things like Rocky Horror and Cracker Barrel were kind of funny, but they seemed very random and out of place. The sylph Salem was the only character that I really liked, but he still seemed like a caricature. There were quite a few sexy bits, but something about the language seemed too crass to me and the Dracula-style accent that the narrator gave to Trehan was really disconcerting. I also really dislike the romance novel tropes of "Oops -- I had sex with you by accident, thought you were someone else!" and "Well, since I can't have sex with who I really want I'll just practice with you." Overall, bleh.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Meena
  • Piscataway
  • 11-29-12

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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The narrator is EVERYTHING!

He seriously gets this series and Kresley’s writing. It’s not often you find a narrator who can successfully pull off so many accents in a paranormal series.

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loved it!

I have all of the IAD books and I am close to having all the audio books of them too. Undoubtedly my favorite paranormal series. Robert Petkoff is an amazing performer, so versatile and talented. Even though I know these stories well, I still "binge" on the audio books. Total escape for me! I can't say enough about the narrator and this series. Highly entertaining!

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interesting

I thought this story was very interesting . one question with this series is. why can't the story concide with the previous story

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if was ok but lacked depth and was predictable

i love this series but just found this book to be sub par. i loved the English accents and the range of characters in this story but the seeing was unappealing and the circumstances were a little too Maccabee. i get annoyed when a woman is totally trapped in her life because she is too​ weak to stand up for herself. the hero is s vampire and he is totally sexy and a compelling character. i think this story was a bridge to another subgroup of immortals. we learn more about sorceresses, other types of demons and are introduced to some truly whackadoodle creatures within the .... the vermon and reptile-esque immortals one should avoid if they are able.