Aug 24, 2010

Review: Queen of Shadows

Since we are packing up for the move, a lot of my unread books have already been packed away and stored in the garage of the new house.  One advantage of knowing the people you are purchasing from, but it also has its downsides.  Luckily for me though, I just got a shipment in from one of my publishers.

QUEEN OF SHADOWS is Ms. Sylvan's debut fantasy novel though she has written a couple books on pagan spirituality that I will have to check out also.  If Ms. Sylvan's books continue in the vein (pun intended) of the this first one, this is one author to watch for.

David Solomon, the Prime of the South, has a war on his hands against a guerrilla group of vampires who object strongly to his policy of not killing humans.  This battle is wearing on him and the one thing that could help would be a Queen who would share some of burden,  But the Signet, the stones who choose the Primes and their Queens, have not yet indicated that he will ever have that partnership.  Then he rescues a human empath from a group of rapists and finds himself drawn to her.

I love Ms Sylvan's vampires.  Yes they are filled with darkness yet are not necessarily evil.  And she does a wonderful job with...dare I say it...humanizing them so that her readers can easily emphasize with them.  I am really looking forward to her next book and I am hoping that she is planning a series in this world.

I rate this book a 4.3.


  1. I missed the news about when exactly you are moving! I hope you're able to get your beloved books out of boxes as soon as possible :-)

  2. A move? Lucky you! Anyway it sounds like you are organised and taking good care of your books.


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