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Shade: The Frankenstein Saga: The Complete Trilogy: Books One Through Three

A dangerous holiday. A deadly curse.

When Mary Shelley visits Lord Byron in the Swiss Alps, she hopes it will be a welcome distraction from her broken heart. Instead, she’s surrounded by enigmatic guests with dangerous secrets. From the moment of her arrival, Mary and the others are forbidden to leave the villa after dark.

But tales of feral beasts aren’t the only dangers. John Polidori, a handsome guest, fervently pursues local legends that the dead can rise. When the group plays a game of storytelling, they weave tales of nightmarish ghouls - and Mary learns their harmless stories have the power to conjure. 

The dead will stalk the villa. And their royal master will stop at nothing to claim Mary as his own.

Dusk: Book Two

Byron warned them of hungry beasts prowling in the woods. Mary didn't believe him.

Then she saw one - after it ripped apart a pack of wolves.

Now Byron is gone, and both John and Percy may have fallen prey to hydrophobia. On top of that, Claire has gone into premature labor and Mary will do anything to save her stepsister's baby.

She'll even ride off to Geneva alone, seeking a midwife, knowing she might not return before dusk, when the vampire-like creatures will begin to hunt again.

Dawn: Book Three

Dawn is almost here. Mary thought they’d be safe. But they may never be safe again. 

She doesn't know who to trust - even John seems different. She worries he may have been bitten by the sangsue.

If she was worried about her own safety, that would be bad enough. But she has Claire's baby to care for, and she can't lose another child. She just can't

She’d be cursed if that happened.

2019 Realm Award Winner in Horror

2019 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Silver Medal Winner - Horror/Mystery

©2018 Merrie Destefano (P)2021 Merrie Destefano

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The night is dark and full of terrors

Shade The Complete Trilogy is a superb audio production that features three absolutely terrifying novels.

Award-winning author and talented artist Merrie Destefano tells us a darkly gripping and instantly immersive tale of horror, love and loss with Shade, Dusk and Dawn. All three of them depict the author's re-imagining of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and will haunt you for days or even weeks after you finish listening to the audiobook.

Writer, Designer and Voice Over Artist Katherine Holt brings all these deeply troubled and tormented characters to life in a captivating performance. She reads in a soft, pleasant British accent and infuses this gothic horror drama with passion and emotion. Thanks to her narration, the listener is instantly immersed into this bone-chilling story.

Fast-paced, unputdownable, superbly written and completely immersive, Shade The Complete Trilogy - A Re-Imagining of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Merrie Destefano will delight and entertain all fans of gothic horror.

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I stayed up way too late listening to this book.

This book is a fast-paced and suspenseful read. I finished the book in a day. It was hard to put down. It is fascinating blend of semi-historical and gothic elements. While it does take some liberties as far a timeline and events, the characters didn't seem out of place and were a believable portrayal what these real historical figures could have been like and what some of their demons could have been. It doesn't have the problem of a lot of gothic story which is to be slow and drawn out. I like the blending of elements and themes from the Frankenstein and The Vampyre with the personal of struggles of the characters. The narrator did a great job and sound was clear. The author was kind enough to give me a copy of the book to listen to but I feel it would have been well worth a credit.

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