Death in the Shadows (In Darkness We Must Abide #2) [NOOK Book]


Episode 2

Death has claimed a Socoli, but the family curse will not allow him to stay dead. Vanora and Alisha must battle the creature that stole their brother's life while fearing the possible resurrection of Roman.

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Death in the Shadows (In Darkness We Must Abide #2)

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Episode 2

Death has claimed a Socoli, but the family curse will not allow him to stay dead. Vanora and Alisha must battle the creature that stole their brother's life while fearing the possible resurrection of Roman.

In Darkness We Must Abide is the epic saga of one young woman caught in the dangerous world of the creatures of the night.

Already living in the shadows due to her albinism, Vanora is just a little girl when her older brother inadvertently unleashes a terrible evil from the family crypt that changes their lives forever.

As she grows up in a world where beautiful deadly beings hunt by night, one captures her eye and her heart. Yet, can she trust the mysterious Armando? For there is a powerful entity plotting to claim her when she reaches adulthood in order to fulfill an ancient prophecy, and her enemy has enveloped her in a web of deceit, casting doubt on all she believes to be true. Soon, she will have to fight not only to save those she loves, but also for her very soul.

Rhiannon Frater delivers a chilling adventure once again with this multi-part epic serial with a dynamic cast, old school vampires, bloody action, a smoldering forbidden love, and a terrifying villain set against the backdrop of a modern day vampire war.

Each episode will be between 10,000 and 20,000 words with new installments being published every 2 to 3 weeks.

Episode 1: Death Comes Home (Available now)
Roman Socoli inadvertently releases a terrible evil when he has his Romanian ancestors entombed on his estate in Houston, Texas.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016388762
  • Publisher: Rhiannon Frater
  • Publication date: 3/21/2013
  • Series: In Darkness We Must Abide , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 213 KB

Meet the Author

Meet the Author
Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of over a dozen books, including the As the World Dies zombie trilogy (Tor,) the Pretty When She trilogy and the Vampire Bride saga, as well as independent works such as The Last Bastion of the Living and The Living Dead Boy and the Zombie Hunters. She currently lives in Texas and is represented by the Foundry Literary Agency. You can visit her online at
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  • Posted June 29, 2013

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    The story of Vanora, Alisha, and Roman continues with Alisha and

    The story of Vanora, Alisha, and Roman continues with Alisha and Roman vowing to keep their family intact and to keep their lives as normal as possible. I liked Roman more this time around than I did in the first episode. I understand him better and love his role as the protective older brother. He obviously loves and cares for his sisters and is more fatherly towards them than brotherly, which he is to fill that void in their lives.

    Vanora is a strong character. I think the love from her siblings and the stable family life they've given her over the years contribute to her ability to not let not other kids bother her with their teasing her over her albinism. She's confident and intelligent, and I just really love her! Her name is unique - I haven't read a book with a character with her name, and I think it's beautiful and fits her very well.

    I'd love for life to remain the same for the three siblings, but I have a feeling this isn't going to be as easy as Roman thinks it will be. It may not even be possible. What is he going to do when Vanora turns eighteen? He has built his entire life around her. What if she decides to go away to college? These are all questions I'm excited to explore as the story develops.

    ~I received a copy of this episode in exchange for an honest review~

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  • Posted May 16, 2013

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    This serial novel has a way to addict the reader like literary c

    This serial novel has a way to addict the reader like literary crack. The suspense, violence and horror are written in such a manner, you must come back for more, much like an episode of a favorite TV show you desperately wait for each week. I personally have not read serial novels a lot before, but I find this format very intriguing and fun to read. It’s like taking nice size bites of a yummy dessert. 

    Now back to the story, this episode brings in the full force of what happens when a vampire roams around the Socoli Estate. Roman must come to terms with changes he wasn’t expecting and still try to protect his sisters, Alisha and Vanora from the terrors in the night.

    I loved this episode. It really grabs you and dives into the horror of what is going on around the Socoli family. It does flash between the present and the past, but it doesn’t interrupt the flow of the story. I was surprised what happened to Roman and Alisha so early in the story and fear for Vanora, since most of the episode is in the past, she is but a young child. I love that she is super smart, doesn’t back down and loves her family very much.

    Near the end of the episode, Vanora has her family, regardless of the tragedy befallen them. I hope that Roman’s plans go well and Alisha doesn’t fall apart. Vanora seems pretty steady, and one of the most focused of the three. 

    Can’t wait to dive into the next episode to see what twists come up next.

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