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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of the Gabriel trilogy comes the hotly anticipated follow-up to The Raven, a sensual novel set in Florence featuring the dangerously intoxicating coupling of Raven and William....

Raven Wood's vampyre prince has returned, pledging his love and promising justice for every wrong done to her. In the wake of their reunion, Raven is faced with a terrible decision - allow the prince to wreak vengeance against the demons of her past or persuade him to stay his hand. But there is far more at stake than Raven's heart....

A shadow has fallen over the city of Florence. Ispettor Batelli will not rest until he uncovers Raven's connection to the theft of the priceless art from the Uffizi Gallery. And while the prince hunts a traitor who sabotages him at every turn, he finds himself the target of the vampyres' mortal enemy.

As he wages a war on two fronts, he will need to keep his love for Raven secret or risk exposing his greatest weakness....

This edition only - includes exclusive bonus material from Gabriel's Inferno.

©2016 Sylvain Reynard (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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Another swoon-worthy listen

The Shadow is a passionate and complex story, filled with romance, art, history and suspense. William and Raven are reunited again and the Prince will stop at nothing to protect her all while battling forces that are trying to sabotage him and his rule over Florence. I absolutely loved this 2nd installment of The Florentine Series even though it was a little slow in the middle. We finally get to learn how William came to be and the tragedy of how he lost his first love. The last part of the book was filled with lots of heart pounding action and of course it ends in a bit of a cliffhanger. I can’t wait for the next book.

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Another stinking cliffhanger!!!

I've had it with authors that write trilogies. I waited for this book to be released before purchasing it and it's predecessor, The Raven. Now I have to wait around while the author continues the story in yet another book. I think this is just a BS way for greedy authors to make more money. From this point forward, if a book can't be read as a standalone, I'm not interested!

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Magnificent !!

What made the experience of listening to The Shadow the most enjoyable?

This audiobook is great . Usually when I purchase a new book , I listen and read at the same time. After that I just listen. The history and excellent sub plots are six stars. I would read too fast and would pause to allow audio book to caugh up. Prince not as unreasonable as in RAVEN, he is almost kind. I need to go back to Florence.

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A must read. Great follow up to Raven.

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LOVE this series!!

This is an awesome series! Very different vampyre - couldn't wait to get to the car to listen. Well written and great story!
Cant wait for the next installment!

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Great continuation of story...

Makes me very sad that John Michael Morgan passed away, loved his voice and he always put me right into the story. Always a great narrator. I will miss his soulful voice. Great story from Sylvain, already started the last installment of this trilogy, "The Roman". Rob Dean does a great job narrating the last book!

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Nice Twist to the Story

Such a talented writer. Especially enjoyed the last few chapters. The narrator's voice for William is so sexy.

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Take me away

First lets start by saying John Michael Morgan is an excellent narrator I wish he would have done all of the books. The storyline was excellent the supporting cast was great the characters were wonderful I really enjoyed the authors version of the prince.

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The Shadow, a great novel by Sylvain Reynard!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Shadow to be better than the print version?

I love both the print and the audible version, I often listen to the audiobook while following along in the print book, usually I am content with just the book, but this series, I wanted to hear it as well, the performance by John Michael Morgan is always so good!

What other book might you compare The Shadow to and why?

I do not compare books, I take them individually for their own merit!I think Sylvain Reynard's books are incomparable-they are all epic.

Which character – as performed by John Michael Morgan – was your favorite?

In this book it is The Prince, he is so strong, and no matter what is thrown at him he is able to persevere. He also shows his feelings for Raven, which is unheard of in this series-a vampyre to have feelings for "his pet".

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

An epic tale of true love between a human and a vampyre!

Any additional comments?

At the end of this book I could not wait for the next book to come out, and now I am going to listen to The Roman- I can't wait and look forward to it! Unfortunately John Michael Morgan has passed away so we will see what happens!

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Love this series.

I usually don't read vampire novels but since it was by Sylvain Reynard and I adored the Gabriel series I had to read it. His writing is so descriptive! Can't wait for the "Roman".

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Love it

Now I have to wait for book 3. It will be like a Christmas present!

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  • Michelle Surtees
  • 02-28-16

Outstanding

Would you consider the audio edition of The Shadow to be better than the print version?

Both amazing.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shadow?

The Prince sending Raven away.

Have you listened to any of John Michael Morgan’s other performances? How does this one compare?

All beautiful done.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me fall in love with Sylvain's writing even more.

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Waited what seemed like forever for this book but it was so worth it. Another beautifully written story with many twists and turns. The Prince/William and Raven's relationship is everything to both of them, above everything else and all that what to come between them. Plot includes intrigue, murder, action, romance, tenderness and traitorism are all here. Now to wait for the next book.

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  • mazaraza
  • 03-11-18

Outstanding!!

Loved Gabriel but now love William. Fantastic, exciting and the story is so well written I cannot wait to read The Roman.

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  • Carla
  • 11-02-16

I loved it!

Exciting, gripping, romantic, fantastic! Sylvain Reynard has done it again! I cannot wait until the last book of this trilogy 'The Roman' is released... Roll on December!!! Well worth a credit!