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"Evil is a completely different creature, Mac. Evil is bad that believes it's "good.""
MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever.
Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister's murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals who have lived concealed among us for thousands of years.
What follows is a shocking chain of events with devastating consequences, and now Mac struggles to cope with grief while continuing her mission to acquire and control the "Sinsar Dubh"--a book of dark, forbidden magic scribed by the mythical Unseelie King, containing the power to create and destroy worlds.
In an epic battle between humans and Fae, the hunter becomes the hunted when the "Sinsar Dubh" turns on Mac and begins mowing a deadly path through those she loves.
Who can she turn to? Who can she trust? Who is the woman haunting her dreams? More important, who is Mac herself and what is the destiny she glimpses in the black and crimson designs of an ancient tarot card?
From the luxury of the Lord Master's penthouse to the sordid depths of an Unseelie nightclub, from the erotic bed of her lover to the terrifying bed of the Unseelie King, Mac's journey will force her to face the truth of her exile, and to make a choice that will either save the world . . . or destroy it.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 594 pages
  • 162 x 241 x 47mm | 902g
  • Image Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0385341679
  • 9780385341677
  • 62,578

About Karen Ma Moning

Karen Marie Moning is the New York Times bestselling author of the Fever series, featuring MacKayla Lane, and the award-winning Highlander series. She has a bachelor’s degree in society and law from Purdue University and is currently working on a new series set in the Fever world and a graphic novel featuring MacKayla Lane.
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104,385 ratings
4.39 out of 5 stars
5 60% (62,558)
4 26% (27,028)
3 9% (9,834)
2 3% (2,793)
1 2% (2,172)

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If you've read the fourth book of the Fever series by Ms. Moning then there is a high probability that you've already read this book. The previous book left with such a cliffhanger that it had me gasping and screaming in agony of being left to just.. rot until Shadowfever came out. And so, when I got my copy in the mail from TLC (Heck, I'm not going to lie - I purchased it for my Kindle and downloaded it as soon as it was available) I dove into the story.. and then..I got confused. Unlike the first four books in the Fever series, Shadowfever seems to get off-track and wander around a bit. And then, just when you think you are finally getting somewhere, Dani shows up which, frankly, made me want to throttle her. I wanted answers now, dangit! But what I was getting was more mystery, more questions and more.. more. But there was a light at the end of the tunnel because I was sure I would get answers! But still, I struggled. I didn't devour the book like I had the previous. It took me four days to read it and I wasn't enjoying myself as much as I had been. The first half of the book seemed to drag - so much internalization of Mac and vague wandering moments had me frustrated and angry because I wanted the story to move forward. Dani lost her charm and cuteness (as I mentioned earlier), the bad guys didn't seem quite so bad and Jericho came off as more of an ass then ever. So I guess I have to say I was a bit disenchanted. Also, now that I am writing this review a good few weeks after finishing the book - I'm sitting here trying to remember the conclusion and some of the answers to the questions the previous books had brought up in my own mind. And while the questions are quite clear and my memories even more clear of reading the first books, I feel as if the answers and my memories of reading Shadowfever are much more hazy. It's like the answers lacked the punch and power that the questions had. Was Shadowfever a fun read? Overall - yes. It gave me most of what I expect to read from Ms. Moning. I think the series as a whole had huge promise and potential, but I think Shadowfever lets its readers down when compared to its predecessors. My fond memories are of the first four more
by Lydia Presley
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