Rising Darkness (Game of Shadows Series #1)

Rising Darkness (Game of Shadows Series #1)

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by Thea Harrison
     
 

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USA Today bestselling author Thea Harrison begins an all-new, darkly romantic paranormal saga, in which the fate of existence itself lies in the balance—and the key to victory may rest in the hands of two eternal lovers…

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USA Today bestselling author Thea Harrison begins an all-new, darkly romantic paranormal saga, in which the fate of existence itself lies in the balance—and the key to victory may rest in the hands of two eternal lovers…

In the hospital ER where she works, Mary is used to chaos. But lately, every aspect of her life seems adrift. She’s feeling disconnected from herself. Voices appear in her head. And the vivid, disturbing dreams she’s had all her life are becoming more intense. Then she meets Michael. He’s handsome, enigmatic and knows more than he can say. In his company, she slowly remembers the truth about herself…

Thousands of years ago, there were eight of them. The one called the Deceiver came to destroy the world, and the other seven followed to stop him. Reincarnated over and over, they carry on—and Mary finds herself drawn into the battle once again. And the more she learns, the more she realizes that Michael will go to any lengths to destroy the Deceiver.

Then she remembers who killed her during her last life, nine hundred years ago…Michael.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
12/02/2013
Harrison (Lord's Fall) skews almost every mythic narrative to construct this ambitious beginning of her Game of Shadows paranormal romance series. Divorced ER physician Mary Katherine Byrne has always had dreams of mated pairs of color-shifting creatures who drink a sacred poison and conflict with an escaped criminal being, the Deceiver. When sinister kidnappers threaten her, she's saved by Michael, one of the alien beings of fire and light. Michael has taken human form to battle the Deceiver, who has already destroyed four of the original visitors from space. Only four aliens are left, and Michael's been seeking his lost soul mate—Mary, of course—for centuries. Besides treading close to sacrilege in the mating of figures suggesting Michael the Archangel and the Virgin Mary, Harrison posits a Deceiver who targets Mary for himself, slaughters humans to pilot their bodies, and plots to take over the White House. The result is an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink melange of twisted history and myth, bosom-heaving chases, athletic bedroom scenes, and an inevitable promise of much more of the same to come. (Apr.)
From the Publisher
"Rising superstar Harrison ventures into darker territory with her chilling first book in the Game of Shadows series. . . . No matter the genre, Harrison should be an auto-buy!" —RT Book Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101619728
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Series:
Game of Shadows Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
81,156
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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USA Today Bestselling Author Thea Harrison

“...is a master storyteller.” —Christine Feehan, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“...is definitely an author to watch.” —Anya Bast, New York Times bestselling author

“...supplies deliciously addictive paranormal romance.” —Ann Aguirre, national bestselling author

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