Shadows of Asphodel

Shadows of Asphodel

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She never asked for the undying loyalty of a necromancer. 1913. Austria-Hungary. Ardis knows better than to save a man on the battlefield. Even if he manages to be a charming bastard while bleeding out in the snow. She hasn't survived this long as a mercenary without some common sense. When she rescues Wendel, it isn't because he's devilishly handsome, but because he's a necromancer. His touch can revive the dead, and Ardis worries he will return from the grave to hunt her down. Besides, a necromancer can be useful in this world on the brink of war. A gentleman of questionable morals, Wendel drops to one knee and pledges his undying loyalty to Ardis. She resists falling for him, no matter how hot the tension smolders between them. Especially when she discovers Wendel's scars run much deeper than his skin, and it might be too late to truly save him from himself.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 150 x 228 x 24mm | 479.99g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1492790117
  • 9781492790112
  • 1,525,813

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473 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 23% (110)
4 35% (164)
3 25% (119)
2 13% (61)
1 4% (19)

Our customer reviews

Did I enjoy this book: Iâ??m all for steampunk err . . . dieselpunk, especially when it involves necromancy and hot chicks with swords. For some reason, though, I guess I failed to see the word â??romanceâ?? at the end of the genre listing. Magic? Cool. Turn of the century robots? Cool. Secret organizations, mercenaries, dirigibles, and science? Very cool. But by the third round of sexy time I was channeling my inner Doge. Yep. I get it. Ardis and Wendel like each other. A lot. Theyâ??re all passionate and conflicted and kissy, and theyâ??re full of sexual tension. I actually thought the first sex scene was completely appropriate â?? itâ??s difficult to write a relationship with so much turmoil, and Kincyâ??s portrayal of the coupleâ??s first encounter is spot on. I would have preferred, though, more plot and fewer preventatives. Would I recommend it: Sure, as long as youâ??re not afraid of some less-than-proper language and a few sex scenes. As reviewed by Melissa at Every Free Chance Books. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.show more
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