Shadows Return by Lynn Flewelling

Shadows ReturnShadows Return by Lynn Flewelling
Reviewer:  Tj
Publisher:  Random House Publishing
Novel:  522 Pages
Purchase at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Roses:  3
With their most treacherous mission yet behind them, heroes Seregil and Alec resume their double life as dissolute nobles and master spies. But in a world of rivals and charmers, fate has a different plan.…After their victory in Aurënen, Alec and Seregil have returned home to Rhíminee. But with most of their allies dead or exiled, it is difficult for them to settle in. Hoping for diversion, they accept an assignment that will take them back to Seregil’s homeland. En route, however, they are ambushed and separated, and both are sold into slavery. Clinging to life, Seregil is sustained only by the hope that Alec is alive.

But it is not Alec’s life his strange master wants—it is his blood. For his unique lineage is capable of producing a rare treasure, but only through a harrowing process that will test him body and soul and unwittingly entangle him and Seregil in the realm of alchemists and madmen—and an enigmatic creature that may hold their very destiny in its inhuman hands…. But will it prove to be savior or monster?


I’ve enjoyed all the previous books in the series.  This one wasn’t as good.  It had a feeling of a filler book.   Though the characters and writing was very good they didn’t grow much in the story.  The story itself was a little boring compared to the others.  The action and adventure of the previous books aren’t as overwhelming in this one.  This one seemed to be about advancing the overall series plot line and introducing another character.


I did enjoy the story and if you are into the series it is one not to miss but it doesn’t read as well as the previous books.  I will be reading the next!



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I'm a plain Jane who longs to put her imagination to work. I'm not a writer but I like to read.

Posted on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013, in Book Review, Fantasy, Novel: 150 pages and above, Three Roses, TJ and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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