Series: Immortals After Dark

Read It, Track It – Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole

Posted April 29, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 6 Comments

Read It, Track It – Shadow’s Claim by Kresley ColeShadow's Claim by Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #12.5
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on November 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 15 hours 20 minutes
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

HE WON'T BE DENIED...

Trehan Daciano, known as the Prince of Shadows, has spent his life serving his people—striking in the night, quietly executing any threat to their realm. The coldly disciplined swordsman has never desired anything for himself - until he beholds Bettina, the sheltered ward of two of the Lore’s most fearsome villains.

SHE’S BOUND TO ANOTHER...

Desperate to earn her guardians’ approval after a life-shattering mistake, young Bettina has no choice but to marry whichever suitor prevails—even though she’s lost her heart to another. Yet one lethal competitor, a mysterious cloaked swordsman, invades her dreams, tempting her with forbidden pleasure.

A BATTLE FOR HER BODY AND SOUL

Even if Trehan can survive the punishing contests to claim her as his wife, the true battle for Bettina’s heart is yet to come. And unleashing a millennium’s worth of savage need will either frighten his Bride away - or stoke Bettina’s own desires to a fever pitch....

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Read It, Track It is a way for me to track books for my reading challenges and they will be super short.

I skipped over Shadow’s Claim to catch up on the IAD series since it was labeled as a “spin-off”. It really should be read/listened to in order with the IAD series. The events happen parallel to the time line of Lothaire. Trehan Daciano is Lothaire’s cousin and we get to see a little of Lothaire and his bride and it was fun to see the couple again.

There is also mention of others from the IAD series, like the main couple in Dark Skye (IAD #14). And the cray cray dark-haired valkyrie, know as the ever knowing.

 

The team of Cole and Petkoff never fails to bring me out of a PNR listening slump. The writing and performance of Shadow’s Claim was a pure enjoy. I loved visiting this world and old characters again. Plus the addition with new characters was just so fun. I hope to see more of the Dacians.

 


 

About Robert Petkoff

Robert Petkoff is an award-winning American stage actor known for his work in Shakespearean productions and more recently on the New York City musical theater stage. Petkoff has performed on Broadway, the West End, regional theatre, and done work in film and television. Petkoff was featured as “Perchik” in the Tony award-nominated 1994 revival cast of Fiddler on the Roof but is perhaps best known for his role as “Tateh” in the 2009 revival of “Ragtime” on Broadway. Petkoff has also provided the voices for over two dozen audiobooks, winning awards for his reading of Michael Koryta‘s So Cold the River. Married to actress Susan Wands, Petkoff has lived in New York City for the last twenty years, and often performs in benefit concerts for theater-district-related charities.

About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.

Her IAD books have been translated into twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, a Hall of Fame induction, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

Cole lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals.” .


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Posted July 31, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | 7 Comments

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Posted March 19, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | 14 Comments

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Posted January 6, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | 8 Comments

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