Prime logo Prime members: New to Audible?
Get 2 free audiobooks during trial.
Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
Premium Plus auto-renews for $14.95/mo after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Shadowcaster  By  cover art

Shadowcaster

By: Cinda Williams Chima
Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $27.20

Buy for $27.20

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's summary

From New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima, this is a thrilling story of the unfathomable costs of war, the allure of dark magic, and two principled and conflicted characters drawn together despite everything they stand to lose.

Alyssa ana’Raisa, the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of the Fells, feels more comfortable striking with a sword than maneuvering at court. After a brush with death, Lyss goes on the offensive, meaning to end the war that has raged her whole life. If her gamble doesn’t pay off, she could lose her queendom before she even ascends to the throne.

Across enemy lines in Arden, young rising star Captain Halston Matelon is being sent on ever more dangerous assignments. Between the terrifying rumors of witches and wolfish warriors to the north and his cruel king at home, Hal is caught in an impossible game of life and death. 

Lyss and Hal’s intricately linked fates become inseparable when they fall under the shadow of a new enemy—a force that threatens to extinguish the last rays of hope in the Shattered Realms.

©2017 Cinda Williams Chima (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

What listeners say about Shadowcaster

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    455
  • 4 Stars
    117
  • 3 Stars
    26
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    3
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    432
  • 4 Stars
    99
  • 3 Stars
    19
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    3
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    419
  • 4 Stars
    100
  • 3 Stars
    28
  • 2 Stars
    8
  • 1 Stars
    4

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Thrilling read!

With unpredictable twists and turns on every page, Chima continues to keep her Queendom as vibrant and thrilling as ever!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

something for everyone

love this author....great addition. reccomendation all her books for readers young and old.... very entertaining

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Drags on, not much happens.

The Seven Realms series is one of my ALL-TIME favorite book series. I've read them multiple times. I started the Shattered Realms series with high hopes, and Flamecaster was pretty good (still not as good as the original series). However, I'm mid-way through Shadowcaster now and I'm bored as heck. I don't know if it's because the timeline is the same as Flamecaster, just different characters, but it's been slow from the get-go. I am not attached or invested in the characters like I was in Flamecaster. I cannot listen to an audio book without actively paying attention to the story-line. I listen to hear the story, not just for background noise. This being said, I've missed whole chapters of Shadowcaster because I'm only paying half of my attention to the story. Too bad, hopefully the next one is better.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great :)

Great continuation of the story. Chima is an excellent author & has an exciting conglomeration of characters. Excellent new characters to love. A new Hero & Heroine to love. A new group of Mages to learn about. New villians to hate. Only bad part is that I have to wait another year for more of the atory & two years to the ending. Cinda please write faster LOL

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

so many new characters

I don't like it's been 17 chapters and we haven't revisited a single person from the last book

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great book but...

Chima is amazing of course. Despite all that, I really hate that this book's timeline starts before Flamecasters end. I love Jenna and Hal but I don't enjoy how this whole series focuses on different characters and the timeline restarts for every book. I want to just skip to the end of the series to find out how one specific character died. Chima makes the story interesting anyway but it's not for me. I'm going to see the series through but I would really prefer the character arcs and books occur in chronological order, my patience is not cut out for this.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

It didn’t end right

As far as I can see their is not a follow up coming this way.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

What happened to Ash and his dragon lady love

I thought I was gonna get to hear more about them but instead I end up with a bunch of new people I don’t particularly care about and I’m just supposed to accept that you aren’t going back to them at all but truly just switching to other people and I have to learn about them through another’s if at all? Like whaaaaaaaat the heck

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

A Story Goes South

A protagonist at once too young for her role, too flighty and inconsistent for credibility, and too willing to have sex with a stranger. In short, a perfect book for eight year-old credulous boys.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

bonechilling

love Cinda Williams chima every one of her books give me goosebumps and smiles like I'm actually there

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!