The Shadow Ryana

The Shadow Ryana

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by C. R. Daems, J. R. Tomlin
     
 

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Ryana, a worthless girl-child, is sold to a mysterious woman who takes her to the home of the Shadow Sisters who are prized for their abilities as spies and assassins. She survives years of training in spite of being unconventional: adopting poisonous bats as familiars--something no one else would dare to do; choosing the blow dart as her weapon of choice--a weapon

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Ryana, a worthless girl-child, is sold to a mysterious woman who takes her to the home of the Shadow Sisters who are prized for their abilities as spies and assassins. She survives years of training in spite of being unconventional: adopting poisonous bats as familiars--something no one else would dare to do; choosing the blow dart as her weapon of choice--a weapon the Sisters don't teach; and relying on intuition rather than logic.

As she completes her training, the Shadow Sisters are under attack. The senior Sister selects Ryana to find out who is killing Sisters and why--because her intuitive approach has proved effective, even though her youth and inexperience makes it unlikely she will survive.

As she travels through the kingdom as a member of a gypsy clan, she finds the only way she can protect the Sisters and hope to discover the underlying plot is through ever more violence and killing. As she proceeds through the provinces, her secret enemies come to call her the Sister of Death and become desperate to find and kill her. But in her desperate fight to protect the Sisterhood and the kingdom, Ryana fears that she has destroyed herself and the only life she ever wanted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016197326
Publisher:
Talon Novels
Publication date:
12/14/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
315,488
File size:
761 KB

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Meet the Author

Clem Daems is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He served in the United States Air Force as an Internal Auditor, in business as Software Engineer, and as an Adjunct Professor teaching computer science and mathematics.
He never thought he would become author and didn't start his first novel until several years ago, at age of seventy. He is an 2010 EPPIE finalist with his co-author, Jeanne Tomlin, for their Fiction/Fantasy novel, The Talon of the Unknown Goddess.
He is a graduate of the University of Arizona and now lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Jeanne Tomlin is a native of South Texas where she attended the University of Texas at Austin. She now resides in the rainier climes of the Pacific Northwest. Her hobbies include horseback riding and hiking. She has written non-fiction as a staff writer, but her love has always been reading and writing fantasy and historical fiction.

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The Shadow Ryana 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
StubbsNN More than 1 year ago
great adventure and action. Easy to follow and hard to put down. Creative
Doug-from-Alaska More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent novel; there is this starving little girl who was probably going to be sold by her father. Poor little starving girl that she is, she is seen by a Shadow Sister (one of a Sisterhood of Spys and Assassins. After several years (excuse me, 'Cycles') she graduates and is sent on a Mission for the Sisterhood. Shw will accompany a Gypsy Clan as cover, trying to uncover who has been killing Shadow Sisters and why. It is an exceptionally well crafted tale told by someone who would, I think, have fit in well with the Oral Tradition of the Middle Ages. I strongly recommend this story; I suspect readers will choose to purchase subsequent books of their own volition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent reading! Loved the story line!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I intend to seek out tjese authors. None of the cliches associated with woman authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story keeps you interested all the way unusual characters but enjoyed nice to have a "thinking" female lead character
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Punches a wall, making a dent.