Shadow Kin: A Novel of the Half-Light City (Paperback)
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Short Description for Shadow Kin This debut novel is the lush, sensuous tale of a vampire's assassin and the man she is sent to kill. Had me hooked from the very first page.--"New York Times"-bestselling author Keri Arthur. Original.
- Published: 06 September 2011
- Format: Paperback 326 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780451464040 ISBN 10: 0451464044
- Sales rank: 59,648
Reviews for Shadow Kin
Shadow Kin review
OK, first thing I want to ask is where is the next in this series? I'm hankering to read it after devouring this book and I want to find out if Guy gets his own story! :-)
MJScott crafts a rich, complex world filled with intriguing characters. It has a vague steampunk-y Victorian feel to it but there's a whole other side to it that places it squarely in the fantasy realm.
The characters types are familiar (ie.vampires, fae, wraiths, humans etc.) but each have a different twist that makes them unique.
The main characters - Lily and Simon - are both easy to identify with. Lily is a wraith and a slave to Lucius, a vampire leader. He binds her to him through blood and fear/abuse and uses her as his assassin. Simon is a human sunmage who once trained as a Templar knight but due to a personal tragedy never ended up taking his final vows but instead became a healer to help all who needed him, regardless of race.
I have to admit I empathised more with Lily, her past sucked me in and I loved watching her discover herself and realise that she wanted more than just to survive (all thanks to Simon's friendship & their growing romantic relationship). Having spent her entire life in survival mode, trust and the softer emotions aren't part of her world but after meeting Simon her world begins to change.
The Templar knights, in particular Guy, (Simon's brother) fascinated me. I'm wondering if he will get his own story in this series.
There was a lot to like about SHADOW KIN - the plot arcs, the characters, the world building - and I'd highly recommend this book if you like fantasy, or fantasy romance reads along the lines of Elizabeth Vaughan's WARPRIZE series or Robin D.Owens HEART series. by Kylie Short