Prince of Shadows (Paladin Warriors Series #3) [NOOK Book]

Overview

"An enthralling, multilayered story."—RT Book Reviews on Deliver Me From Darkness


It's Forbidden for a Warrior of the Light to Love a Creature of the Dark...


Valin has never quite fit in with the rest of the Paladin warriors. His power to manipulate shadow has always put him at odds with their purpose of using heavenly Light to eradicate evil. His warrior brothers have no...

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Prince of Shadows (Paladin Warriors Series #3)

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Overview

"An enthralling, multilayered story."—RT Book Reviews on Deliver Me From Darkness


It's Forbidden for a Warrior of the Light to Love a Creature of the Dark...


Valin has never quite fit in with the rest of the Paladin warriors. His power to manipulate shadow has always put him at odds with their purpose of using heavenly Light to eradicate evil. His warrior brothers have no idea how close he is to being lost to his dark nature.


But Maybe He Was Never All That Light to Begin With...


When Valin meets the vampire Gabriella, she awakens within him something he thought long buried. But as he watched Gabriella's need for vengeance to drag her down into the same dark hell that he's living, he knows his only chance at redemption is bringing her out of the dark...


"Intriguing paranormal creatures and torment abound...the sex is great, and the ending is fun."—Booklist on Deliver Me from Temptation

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Hilaire turns up the heat and brings a wonderful depth of emotion... enormously satisfying and delightfully steamy. 4 ½ Stars" - RT Book Reviews

"A fast paced, action filled story with an electrifying attraction and a pretty great romance." - Tome Tender

"This story was one that left me crying, laughing, and thrilled... Tes Hilaire certainly has a unique take on the war of good and evil. " - Romance Witch's Reviews

"Based around the ultimate battle of good versus evil... the conflict also really adds depths and intrigue..." - Long and Short Reviews

"Character-driven though filled with plenty of action, sub-genre fans will relish this entry as love will either heal this pair or kill them." - Midwest Book Review

"Something about their chemistry and the twists and turns of the story had me rapidly plowing through this book. The characters were entertaining and the story was something I haven't read before. I'm hooked and eager to see a certain null get her story told! I'll certainly be looking for the next books in this series." - Carrie Reads a Lot

"If you are looking for a dark paranormal romance series, the Paladin Warriors series by Tes Hilaire should be on your Next-to-be-read list" - Proserpine Craving Books

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402284892
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/3/2013
  • Series: Paladin Warriors Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 52,220
  • File size: 965 KB

Meet the Author

Daphne Award-winning author and former Tennessee native Tes Hilaire doesn't remember how old she was when she wrote her first story, but she's pretty sure it had something to do with a boy and a girl and a happily every after. Displaced at an early age to "the north country," her stories turned darker as she started creating whole new worlds to escape the harsh, upstate NY winters. Now back in the South, her stories remain edgy, exciting, and bring a hint of dark fantasy to paranormal romance. Best of all, no one ever has to shovel snow. For more, visit her website at teshilaire.com.
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Prologue


Four months before...


Valin fought to breathe through the layers of dust shifting through the stale air of the cave. One aftershock tremor after another rumbled through the cavern.


He blinked, striving to make out anything in the darkness. Nothing could have possibly survived that blast. Even Valin's skin felt singed, and as a Paladin he was supposedly immune from the burn of heavenly light. Unlike the vamps and demons they'd been battling in this godforsaken place.


He shuddered, dread settling in his core. Gritting his teeth, he pushed out with his senses, striving for any signs of a living, breathing essence. Nothing. Absolutely fucking nothing.


Because you're too late. Just like you were with Angeline. Too late to protect her. Too late to save your unborn child. And now your little vampire is dead too.


He clenched his jaw. He would not believe Gabriella was dead. She might have been a vampire, but she was his vampire.


"Fuck." He raked his hands down over his face. "What the hell am I thinking?" He'd just met the pint-sized pain in the ass. He knew nothing about her other than that she was stubborn, annoying, and...brave. So fucking brave. Brave enough to face down him, her natural enemy, while chained to a wall. Brave enough to stand against her master. Brave enough to run toward death in some vain hope that she might save the lives of two others. Stupid, impossible brat.


Swearing, he pushed off the clammy wall, stumbling along, randomly picking tunnels whenever he came to a split. Maybe she made it far enough. She was fast and determined. Maybe...


His boot kicked into something soft, causing a pile of ash to billow up around him, clogging his lungs.


He ground to a halt, breath trapped tight behind his ribs as he sifted his hand through the cloud of ash. So soft, so light, and all that was left of a life. His hand began to shake, pain radiating from behind his ribs, even though he knew, knew it could just as likely be some random bloodsucker who'd decided to take their chances in these caves rather than facing the Paladin who'd come to eradicate them.


This wasn't her. He'd prove it. He clenched his hand into a fist, taking another step into the darkness. He just had to find her first.

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  • Posted December 3, 2013

    This is by far, my favorite book of the series.  I have always l

    This is by far, my favorite book of the series.  I have always loved Gabriella and was really unsure how Tes was going to pull this off without the creepy factor (she was turned pretty young even though she is super old).  Have no fears, at no point was there any creepoid factor and I actually loved Gabriella even more then before this book by the time I was a few chapters in.  Add Valin, the super hot and slightly dark Paladin and the pages sizzled with chemistry as the two come together to fight on the side of "good".  This book is part of a series and while you could read this as a stand alone, I think you would feel like you were missing out on some history as well as some of the emotional undercurrents that ran throughout the book.  If you are a fan of this series, you really should snag this one now.  I admit it, I am already waiting for the next book because I want more Paladin awesomeness asap.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    Valin and Gabby's story was definitely one of my favorites. I ha

    Valin and Gabby's story was definitely one of my favorites. I have read the other two books in the series, and really enjoyed them as well, but this one kind of surprised me. There was an intense darkness in this book, which I expected. However, I expected it to be focused on Valin, so I found it very intriguing. While he does have his issues, Gabby seemed to be the one really struggling in this book. She is dealing with almost the exact opposite issues as Valin, but the two just work perfectly together. I loved their chemistry, and how their stories come together and overlap. I thought Valin would be the one running from a relationship and trying to keep to his private life, but he was actually very forward and open, and I loved seeing him that way. Even though he seemed different, that rough Valin-like edge was still intact. He knew what he wanted, and went for it. Paladin rules be damned! I love his sarcasm and attitude!  Poor Gabby! While Valin's main issue is his past, Gabby's main concern is her future. She is trying to stay within the lonely shadows of her life, while Valin is trying to pull her out of them. Gabby's character development in this book was amazing! It went to depths I didn't even imagine for her. She can finally walk in the light, but there is a darkness consuming her. There were so many surprises in this book. I think I held my breath through the entire ending, especially the battle. Holy cliffhangers! I can't wait to find out about Annie and the knives! Bennett managed to slip under my radar until now. I want to know more about him too! I was a little confused about Logan, but a quick glance at book #2 cleared that right up. Once again Tes Hilaire has done a magnificent job!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Entertaining

    The story of Gabby and Valin was entertaining and enjoyable. The series does get better with each book released. I will definitely look forward to the next one.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2013

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    Valin is a Paladin Warrior who remains on the fringes of the bro

    Valin is a Paladin Warrior who remains on the fringes of the brotherhood. His powers are shadows which puts him in the dark more than the light of his fellow warriors. He discovered his mate, but lost her in an explosion of light. Once he finds her he plans on never letting her go again. 




    Gabriella was made into a vampire against her will, now she fights with ½ breeds against the forces of evil. Doing everything she can to keep from turning evil, Gabriella duels with her nature ever day When the sexy Valin offers her a chance to drink from his vein, its more than she can bear. 




    Valin plays the hold no bars he-man and is constantly chasing after Gabriella to rectify his mis-steps in wooing. 




    Gabriella is battling the darkness physically as well as mentally and vacillates between accepting the affections of Valin and running for the hills. Paladin eradicates her kind, why would Valin want her? How can they ever be happy with the dark constantly pulling her toward evil?




    Prince of Shadows was a fast paced, action filled story with an electrifying attraction and a pretty great romance. Prince of Shadows is a fantastic story to take you away to this wonderful paranormal world of the Paladin Warriors. Definitely a book to check and a series to follow!




    I received this ARC copy of Prince of Shadows from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication December 3, 2013.




    Written by: Tes Hilaire
    Series: Paladin Warriors
    Sequence in Series: 3
    Paperback: 320 pages
    Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca 
    Publication Date: December 3, 2013
    ISBN-10: 1402284888
    ISBN-13: 978-1402284885
    Rating: 4 Stars
    Genre: Paranormal Romance
    Age Recommendation: Adult

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Boring sequel. Not even worth 1 star rating :(

    The characters waste too much time talking, and not enough time fighting/reacting.

    Don't waste your time trying to read it.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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