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A Sliver of Shadow (Abby Sinclair Series #2)

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  • Posted July 7, 2012

    I absolutely loved this sequel in the Abby Sinclair series. Br

    I absolutely loved this sequel in the Abby Sinclair series.
    Brystion , Brystion where are you ? The hunky daemon, Brystion takes a nice amount of leave from this instalment. Who we do get instead is Talivar, the body guard in spades, whose character progresses in this instalment. We are introduced to Talivar, Moira’s brother at the end of ‘A Brush of Darkness’.

    I love this, taken from Allison's page.

    Brystion is keeping his distance for the most part, he packed up and left the Heart that Abby left for him. Abby is pining for Brystion but at the same time a light is glowing for Talivar and things move a lot slower than they did with Brystion. Talivar is into courting and not bamming in the cheap room , even though if Phin hadn’t been causing trouble with Melanie and Katy , it may have been the cheap room * waggles eyebrows*
    Phin is still super naughty and mischievous , but we learn more about the little fellow. I liked what Allison did with his character. Phin is a total scene stealer. Whenever he pops up , his dialogue and actions steal the show.
    I quite liked seeing Abby in mamma mode with baby Benjamin, it was quite cute. Baby Benjamin is very cute with his wings, but mamma Moira is in Faery attending to her mother who appears to have lost the plot a little.
    Yes, I think I am Team Talivar. I do love Brystion, but he needs to pick himself up. Abby - Brystion was quite full on and smexi from the word go in ‘A Brush Of Darkness’. A total of like two weeks they knew each other.
    This story takes place six months down the track.
    I love at virtually the half way mark of this story we took off to the CrossRoads, due to a reason you can find out for yourself. There begins an adventure for Abby who is separated from Talivar for a short bit and we meet some great sub characters. I quite liked Jimmy, and now this is the second book only I have come across a Kitsune, oh and a talking horse that isn’t really a horse....hehe!!
    Team Brystion does turn up again, but now we have me all confuzzed as I got myself a t-shirt with Team Talivar as he is gorgeous and we see things develop at a more manageable pace and it wasn’t based on sex . I don’t like the term the Crippled Prince, but this is what he is known as. I love that he is an Elf. So we have the daemon and the elf.
    We actually get some lovely twists all round with several characters. There are a lot of places Allison takes us that really made this book enjoyable. The pace was exciting and smart.
    Plus the errrr.... triangle......* wink *
    I am almost begging for ‘A Trace Of Moonlight’ due out October 2012.
    I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend this series. Allison really pulled out all the stops in this instalment and then some...* wink* .


    The elf had changed into an outfit I hadn't seen before, dark leather vambraces at his wrists and a thick vest over his tunic. His sword hung lose at his side , but now he also had a massive bow slung over his shoulder, a quiver of nasty looking arrows bristling at his hip. His hair was neatly braided and tucked out of the way. "It's like having my very own pet Legolas."
    His mouth curled up in a private smile. "You have no idea."

    "Not to interrupt the whole kumbaya vibe you've all got going on , maybe we ought to can the love-in for the moment.

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  • Posted April 15, 2012

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    Well let's start off with the book cover. It is very interesting

    Well let's start off with the book cover. It is very interesting and ties into the story well. It really makes you curious about what the story holds, even if you knew nothing about it. Doesn't it?

    Life for Abby has gotten a little crazy. The Queen has closed the door between the worlds, which Abby has to re-open. All the while Abby is a caretaker to a to a half-fae/half angel baby boy. A lovable pervert unicorn who made a nest in her underwear drawer. Oh and her new bodyguard is a Fae prince who is living with her. Not to mention dealing with the nightmares, the family secrets, and her mothers death. What a ride.

    The characters Abby is the same heroine, with the same insecurities, from the 2st book. She tends to be on the gullible side in this book. Failing for things, and not sticking up for herself as much as she should. Don't get me wrong, she is still the amazing heroine from book one. Just when you get used to the slowly forming romatic relatiship between Abby’s and Taliver, BAM! the Author throws in Brystion. I think I smell a Love Triangle coming. I am looking forward to see Abby grow stronger as a person in the next book.

    The world setting is duo. Earth and Faerie which is on the brink of war. The doors are closed between worlds. Which is causing the Fae to start to fade. The Faerie world is so descriptive it is easily pictured in my head. The plot is riddled with twists, turns and a cliffhanger that'll leave you salivating for the following book. The pace was good, although it did slow down a little, it recovered nicely. Writing style is great. I love the snarky humor that the author mixes in there. This story is really Original, with the way the Urban fantasy and fantasy genre were mixed together.

    Caution: Personal Opinion is you MUST read this book in the series order. Considering this is book two, you don't have far to go.

    My Rating 4 Stars

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  • Posted March 6, 2013

    It's been several months since the end of A Brush of Darkness an

    It's been several months since the end of A Brush of Darkness and Keystone Abby Sinclair once again finds herself on her own. Moira, the Protectorate, has returned to Faery to deal with court matters, leaving "Auntie" Abby as guardian of her son Benjamin and both of them under the watchful eye of Moira's brother, Talivar.

    When the mysterious Tresa shows up and announces that she has been sent to be the new Protectorate, Abby quickly enlists the aid of the OtherFolk in Portsmyth to determine if Tresa's claim is valid. Tresa attempts to spell Abby to force the TouchStone bond and making her the Protectorate in truth. Abby thwarts the attempt, but it had a devastating effect on the OtherFolk leading the Faery Queen to close the CrossRoads.

    Abby and company head to Faery to convince the Queen to reopen the CrossRoads before the OtherFolk trapped in the mortal realm begin to perish. Only the Queen is quite mad, Moira helpless to intervene and Hell is poised to attack.

    There are a lot of revelations in A Sliver of Shadow. Some concern the incredible world Allison Pang has created and some are about Abby specifically. Just when Abby thinks she has her role and personal life figured out, she's left reeling from new discoveries as well as having to sort out her feelings for Talivar and Brystion.

    I'm a huge fan of Allison Pang's writing. She's snarky, witty, and pulls the reader so far into the story that you don't want to ever leave her world. And what a world she has created! In this installment, we get to visit the human realm, the Dreaming, and spend a good deal of time in Faery. We're able to catch up with all our favorite characters from A Brush of Darkness as well as being introduced to new players from the Fae and Daemons.

    A Sliver of Shadow is the second book in the series, but could be read as a stand-alone. Fair warning though, it does have a cliff-hanger ending. Thank goodness book #3, A Trace of Moonlight, is already out so you can dive straight into it and find out how the trilogy ends....I did!

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