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Early Review: Shadow's Bane by Karen Chance

Aug 1, 2018

Half-human, half-vampire Dorina Basarab is back--and facing her biggest challenge yet in the next urban fantasy in the New York Times bestselling series.

Dorina Basarab is a dhampir--half-human, half-vampire. As one of the Vampire Senate's newest members, Dory already has a lot on her plate. But then a relative of one of Dory's fey friends goes missing. They fear he's been sold to a slaver who arranges fights--sometimes to the death--between different types of fey.

As Dory investigates, she and her friends learn the slavers are into something much bigger than a fight club. With the Vampire Senate gearing up for war with Faerie, it'll take everything she has to defeat the slavers--and deal with the entirely too attractive master vampire Louis-Cesare....



Dorina Basarab is off the charts! I'm thrilled she's back! Chance sequesters us in Shadow's Bane! We never quite know what Dorina has in store for us or where we or Dory will end up. Twists and turns, bewilderments and perplexities are the order of the day in this dhampir adventure. We run across a few of the vampires, feyes, and creatures we love both from the Cassandra Palmer and Dorina Basarab series. Louis-Cesare! *Le sigh* Dory finally faces her feelings for the delectable Louis-Cesare. Together Louis and Dory are a dynamic duo both in and out of bed. Surround by family, a mix and match of creatures, Dory feels as she may finally belong, but that is all threatened as evil starts knocking at her door.  A centuries old vendetta and the struggle for power rear its ugly head. Dory fears loosing what she has never had and tries to protect them at all cost. We catch a glimpse of Dorina and Dory's power as a unit, what they are truly capable of. Dorina and Dory finally come face to face, after five hundred years of trying to avoid it each other. Chance will tug at readers' heartstrings throughout this story as these twins finally seem to have an "aha!" moment. This clever and enterprising book will have you wanting more. A must read!

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Publisher: Berkley
Pub Date: Aug. 7, 2018

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