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Shadow Blade

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  • Posted July 26, 2012

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    Kira's life is scarred by magic. Unable to touch others because

    Kira's life is scarred by magic. Unable to touch others because of her power she threw herself into education, both in history and in becoming a slayer of the creatures of the Shadow. Now as an adult she's a powerful Shadowchaser, the more fighty aspect of a secret organization dedicated to preserving the balance between Chaos and Light. As a follower of Ma'at, balance is very important to Kira.

    Then a friend brings a powerful—and evil—ancient blade to her for protection, and he ends up dead in an alley. His death exposes links Kira didn't even know they had, and makes her feel the loss even more keenly. Then a mysterious (sexy) Nubian warrior claiming to be the blade's owner appears and when Kira discovers he can touch her without suffering the death that most people do, it changes everything for her.

    Shadow Blade is a fantastic Egyptian-themed UF with a lead who's the strong, calm type. While Kira has a little snark, there's no jerkiness or bad attitude here, just a woman who cannot connect with humanity trying desperately to save it. It's a fun, enjoyably complex read. Definitely recommended for UF fans and public collections.
    Contains: sexual situations, violence, language

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    Praise Ma'at!

    Anansi getting sass from the two warriors cracks me up. Had fun with all the lore and mystery in this series.

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  • Posted April 30, 2013

    This is a great book with intriguing characters, great dialogue

    This is a great book with intriguing characters, great dialogue and an interesting world to explore.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Neat

    The ending was a little corny, but the story was still quite good. I'd recomend it to anyone liiking for something a bit off the beaten path.

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  • Posted June 14, 2010

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    Fresh New Urban Fantasy

    Kira Solomon is a Shadowchaser. She knew even as a child that she was different. She could sense the truth about people by touching them, and could discover truth from inanimate objects as well. When she reached puberty, her power increased to the point where her touch became deadly to humans. That's when the Gilead Commission stepped in, took over guardianship and trained her to fight the beings steeped in Shadow.

    Kira is given a dagger of enormous power by her handler that he has come into possession of. He is killed once he gives her the dagger by the forces that have come to Earth to steal the dagger and its power. Kira is left with the dagger and the knowledge that an Avatar of one of the Fallen will stop at nothing to get the weapon so that he can take control of Earth.

    She is sidetracked when a new player enters the game. Not sure who he is or what he wants, Kira fights him also, but soon realises that he is the true owner of the dagger. This is Khefar, a Nubian warrior who has lived for four thousand years, cursed to remain alive until he has saved the same number of lives that he has taken over the years. His companion is a demigod who is Anasi, the Spider God.

    Khefar and Kira join forces to fight Enig, the Avatar who will kill anyone in his path. Will they be able to defeat this powerful force, or will he gain the dagger and capture Kira for the Shadow side?

    Seressia Glass has written an exciting entry into the urban fantasy genre. Her heroine is a strong but believable character, and she is careful not to let the love story between Kira and Khefar overwhelm the story . This book is recommended for urban fantasy and science fiction readers.

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  • Posted February 25, 2010

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    Shadow Blade

    SHADOW BLADE is an intense and riveting urban fantasy that pits Kira Solomon (the Shadow Chaser) against evil that want an ancient dagger that belongs to Khefar, a 4000 year-old immortal warrior and quite good looking at that. Could there be some romance mixed in while fighting to the death. Seressia Glass' novel is expressive and genuine and Kira is one tough heroine. Got to love her.

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