5 out of 5 Robots!
By Dianne Sylvan
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Paperback: 336 pages
Release Date: March 27, 2012
My Copy: Publisher
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Shadow's Fall is the 3rd novel in the Shadow World series. This is a vampire series for those who don't know. I was very hesitant to read this book. If you read the last one and the drama didn't piss you off, then I am impressed because I was so mad I couldn't even read anything else for DAYS. That's not to say it isn't good. It is a fantastic read and the writing is wonderful but the characters did things that made me want to hurt them. So when I got Shadow's Fall in my possession I had to set it on the table and stare at it warily for a few minutes, take a deep breath, before picking it up to start reading.
The writing, as per usual, is wonderful. The plot is a little slower than the first two books but I don't find it lacking. I was actually relieved to read that things between David and Miranda are less complicated. Not that there isn't drama. There is. It just isn't from the pair of them. Though I admit I am still holding a bit of a grudge at David for his past transgressions where Miranda seems forgiving.
Jonathan, Deven's consort, is my favorite side character so I am glad to see him back. Deven is someone who I am less excited to hear from because of the last book but you can't have one without the other. Faith, David's second in command, bugged me to no end in this book. Just making poor decisions. And by poor decisions I mean a certain guy named Jeremy, who is quite the enigma of a character.
There seemed to be a bit of a theme in Shadow's Fall about whether or not the future is predetermined or if fate is what you make. All the consorts, including Miranda, have some precognitive abilities and so there is really a question as to whether or not those things can be changed. Because the visions tend to be vague, it's hard to know. All the consorts seem to know is that bad things are coming. And with the ending that this book has I can absolutely tell you it's true. Bad things DID happen. With most of the book on a steady pace, the end is very wham-bam-thank-you-mam. I felt blind sighted. And the ending. What a shocker. CLIFF HANGER ALERT!
This is a series worth reading for Urban Fantasy fans if you haven't. Shadow's Fall is a great addition to the series and I can't wait for more!