Shadow Born, Book 1
Synopsis: Redemption lies beyond the veil between truth and lies.
After witnessing her husband’s brutal murder, Brenna Baudouin lost control of her Shadow Bearer powers and wreaked havoc on her home world. Her penance: one hundred years policing hordes of supernatural misfits that spilled onto the Earthly plane after a cataclysmic war.
She’s on a routine exorcism run when she learns she’s been assigned a new partner. But there’s something about this Shadow Bearer that sparks her suspicions. Particularly when people closest to her start turning up as piles of ash.
Gray Warlow holds tight to the glamour that allows him to get close to the woman on whom he plans to wreak vengeance for betraying his people. Yet as he skillfully manipulates his way past her distrust, he begins to see her not as the heartless monster he was led to believe, but a strong, vulnerable woman.
As they work to put together the pieces of a killer’s macabre puzzle, an attraction deeper than blood and bone flares between them. And they must reveal their deepest secrets to avoid becoming the final targets,
A thrill ride of supernatural proportions. Contains violent battle scenes, nail-biting suspense, crazy hot sexual tension, and enough twists and turns to make your head spin.
Review: I’m not often disappointed by the novels of the publisher and when I saw the release of this new series, I was immediately intrigued.
Since the death of her husband in her former kingdom, Brenna, Shadow Bearer, is now exiled in the earthly world. Yes, because she has messed up with the designs of her father when the young woman rebelled to avenge the man she loved. Today, she is forced to stay on earth to redeem herself, away from her family but with a whole new family of friends present for her. These friends are also very different, so we have vampires, ghosts and others. But when these people are in danger, and are even murdered, Brenna is obliged to take part of that! Oh yes, and she is determined to understand what is happening and to manage this problem. Yet if it were not just that … because a new Shadow Bearer is in town and she is assigned to this new partner. But is this charming and mysterious man here on the orders of her father to kill her? To spy on her? Why is he so interested in her past and about what happened to her deceased husband?
We fairly understand all that was happening over Brenna and Gray but I found it surprising that the young woman does not think of it even for a second. By cons I was really heartbroken for the young woman. Gray charms her constantly but also reminds her all the time about what she has lost, to make her feel guilty and I admit that I found it a little too much in the end. It’s quite sad to see our heroine suffer so much and see Gray playing with her to discover what really happened in the past. In terms of history, it remains basic and common enough for an urban fantasy novel but the author’s style is quite interesting and addictive and I spent a good time with the whole.
It’s a nice story found here despite a little lack of originality. We discover with pleasure the characters and we follow them throughout their adventures. I am curious to see if we have a sequel and what will happen exactly to our protagonists after all the events.