Shadow (Bowen)

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 259 ratings

Wake of Vultures Publisher's Summary

A rich, dark fantasy of destiny, death, and the supernatural world hiding beneath the surface.

Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand. She's a half breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don't call her a slave but use her like one. She knows of nothing else. That is until the day a stranger attacks her. When nothing, not even a sickle to the eye, can stop him, Nettie stabs him through the heart with a chunk of wood, and he turns into black sand.

And just like that, Nettie can see.

But her newfound ability is a blessing and a curse. Even if she doesn't understand what's under her own skin, she can sense what everyone else is hiding - at least physically. The world is full of evil, and now she knows the source of all the sand in the desert. Haunted by the spirits, Nettie has no choice but to set out on a quest that might lead to her true kin...if the monsters along the way don't kill her first.

©2015 Lila Bowen (P)2015 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Wake of Vultures

    • The Shadow, Book 1
    • By: Lila Bowen
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand. She's a half breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don't call her a slave but use her like one. She knows of nothing else. That is until the day a stranger attacks her. When nothing, not even a sickle to the eye, can stop him, Nettie stabs him through the heart with a chunk of wood, and he turns into black sand. And just like that, Nettie can see.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quest for Self in a myth-infused old West

    • By Sheila on 11-16-15

    Regular price: $29.65

  • Book 2

    • Conspiracy of Ravens

    • The Shadow, Book 2
    • By: Lila Bowen
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Nettie Lonesome made a leap - not knowing what she'd become. But now her destiny as the Shadow is calling. A powerful alchemist is leaving a trail of dead across the prairie. And Nettie must face the ultimate challenge: side with her friends and the badge on her chest or take off alone on a dangerous mission that is pulling her inexorably toward the fight of her life. When it comes to monsters and men, the world isn't black and white.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lives up to the hype!

    • By swyrlgirl on 06-24-18

    Regular price: $29.65