A Shaede Assassin Novel (#4)
�Full of fascinating characters, high-stakes intrigue, and fast-paced action, it�s a truly exhilarating adventure! Do not miss out!��Romantic Times (top pick, 4� stars)
�Amanda Bonilla knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat...she�s a must read.� �Amanda Carlson, author of the Jessica McClain urban fantasy series.
Six months can feel like a just couple of weeks when you�ve been away in another realm. Literally.
Now that Darian is back in Seattle, she�s ready to face the life�and the man�she left behind. But it�s not going to be easy when a ghost from her past shows up looking to wreak havoc on Seattle�s supernatural crime scene.
Darian isn�t as careless as she used to be, though. She and Tyler, her sexy Jinn protector, have come a long way in the trust department. And it�s a good thing too�because when Ty contracts her to assassinate a wickedly powerful supernatural who goes by the name of Mithras, it will take all her faith in Ty, and herself, to get the job done.
While Darian does whatever it takes to get to her mark, Xander, the Shaede King is busy making plans of his own. With Darian�s attention divided between Lorik�s secrets and her mission she might not be able to stop Xander from doing anything in his power to separate Darian from her sworn protector and in the process, destroy his own kingdom�
About the Author
She is the author of the Shaede Assassin urban fantasy romance series, which was nominated for Best Urban Fantasy Protagonist by Romantic Times, The Sentry of Evil dark and gritty urban fantasy series, and the Sexy Shifter erotic romance series. Amanda also writes contemporary romantic suspense for Kensington under the pseudonym, Mandy Baxter.
Amanda first fell in love with urban fantasy and paranormal romance when she read MOON CALLED and hasn't once looked back. She's an avid reader and firmly believes that nothing is better than new book smell!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Against the Dawn is book four in the Shaede Assassin series and it's my favorite one so far. Darian is growing as a character and this installment will tug at your emotions. Both because Darian is trying to overcome a trauma that she went through in the previous book and because she's realized that she needs to let people in emotionally but doesn't know completely how to let go of her fears. There's plenty of intrigue and action to keep the book moving. And best of all, Darian and Tyler are finding their way back to each other. I do think the love triangle with Tyler and Xander needs to come to a conclusion, it's starting to drag on a bit much. Word of warning: if you don't like cliffhanger endings wait until book 5 comes out to even crack this one open, because it's a doozy of an ending (or non-ending as it were). I really hope Ms. Bonilla is a fast writer because I am anxiously waiting for the next book!
~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog In the fourth installment to the Shaede Assassin series, we find Darian returning to Seattle after her visits Brakae, Raif’s daughter in O Anel. After two weeks there, she discovers that six months have passed in the real world and many things have changed since she left. First and foremost, she learns that Xander is barely controlling his kingdom. In an effort to fix that, he wants Darian as his queen. However, as you know if you’ve followed the series so far, Darian and Xander share a special relationship that isn’t necessarily sexual. While Xander tries to convince her of that anyways, I don’t really think either one of them want it. Xander sees Darian as a powerful tool, something to possess and he is a man who will do anything in order to obtain that power. On the other end, the last thing Darian needs is someone trying to use her abilities and brain in a way to benefit themselves. Things with Tyler remain strained. After deciding that he doesn’t want to stand around and watch as Darian puts herself in danger time and time again, Tyler walks away and that causes immense heartbreak for Darian. However, I have to admire the way Bonilla pours emotions into her characters. They make mistakes and they can be selfish and blind at times as well, but that only makes them more appealing in my eyes. It’s interesting to watch how they will come out in top. Raif is the standout character for me. Every time he was in a scene, it just made me smile. I like what he is for Darian and what he does for the series as whole. While the ending does leave room for more unanswered questions, Bonilla creates a fun-filled rollercoaster ride for readers to enjoy. *ARC provided by author