Death Before Daylight

Death Before Daylight

by Shannon A. Thompson

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Two eternities. One ending.
"Harmony would only come with destruction."
The moment Eric and Jessica are reunited, they are torn apart. After the appearance of a new breed of shades and lights, the powers shift for the worse, and all three descendants find themselves face-to-face in the Light realm. When Darthon is in control, the last thing everyone expects is to finally hear the truth.
While Jessica learns the reason of her creation, Darthon's identity is exposed to Eric—and only Eric—and Eric can no longer defend himself. With the eternities of the Light and the Dark resting on Jessica's shoulders, she must choose who she will be—a light or a shade.
In the end, someone must die, and the end is near.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152043761
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Series: The Timely Death Trilogy , #3
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,027,104
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Shannon A. Thompson is a young adult author, avid reader, and a habitual chatterbox. As a novelist, poet, and blogger, Thompson spends her free time writing and sharing ideas with her black cat, Bogart, named after her favorite actor, Humphrey Bogart. Her other two cats bring her coffee. Between writing and befriending cats, Thompson graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing, and her work has appeared in numerous poetry collections and anthologies. Represented by Clean Teen Publishing, Thompson is the best-selling author of The Timely Death Trilogy and the Bad Bloods duology. When she is not writing, she is climbing rooftops, baking cookies, or watching murder shows in the middle of the night, often done with her cats by her side. Visit her blog for writers and readers at

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Death Before Daylight 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Kim Missen More than 1 year ago
Characters Just like the first two books, this one continues on with great character development, realistic attitudes and believable emotion. The characters are a major success for this trilogy and I think the author should be proud of her work. A large part of the storyline (for all three books, so not a spoiler!) are the hidden identities of people in the Dark and the Light. These identities were well written and some of them were complete surprises for me once they were revealed. There were times when I thought I knew who they were, picking up on different hints, only to realise I had been misled. I enjoy surprises! Plot The plot for book 3 was not quite what I was expecting, but I am glad it did not end up being predictable. There would have been an easy way out for the ending but I think it took a deeper, more meaningful path instead. It left me feeling a mixture of emotions. I found myself impatient with the pace during the start, since I could not tell where the story was heading. I did not quite understand some of the character decisions but I developed an understanding for them later in the book. Eric had some limitations that I feel could have been explained more because I found myself thinking of ways he could get around it. I have no doubt there would have been an explanation as to why these ways would not have worked, but it would have been nice to read a little more detail just to be sure. World Many of the locations were quite familiar from the first two books, though, as I mentioned in my other reviews, I would have liked more description for them. I found the Light realm a little confusing. I am not quite sure I grasped the image properly. The basic concept was really interesting though. I am not sure why there was a Light realm but not a Dark realm. The Dark had their own place to go, but it seemed completely different. Grammar and Writing This was another well written book. I did not come across any typos or errors, though I am also not sure I would have picked up on them if they were there. I was so focused on finding out what happened that I could have easily missed something. Overall I am definitely glad that I picked up this series again. Some of you may recall that I read book 1 a few years ago and had not had the change to continue. It was always on the back of my mind though. Now that it’s over though, I find myself disappointed that there is not another one to read. I really enjoyed the unique descriptions of the Dark and Light and how they went against the stereotypes. This is definitely a series I would recommend to urban fantasy lovers. I look forward to reading more from Shannon A. Thompson. I also think she should consider writing a book about the history of the Dark and Light realms. It was talked about during the trilogy but I would absolutely love to read it in detail.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sad that it ended but glad that it did in a good way. It kept the story fresh instead of constant repeats of the other books like some authors do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a great end to the series. It didn't hold my attention the way the first two books did but I really wanted to know what happened. It starts two weeks after the second book ends. Once again, the book alternates between Eric and Jessica. True identities are finally revealed. Eric is the first to learn who Darthon is but isn't able to tell anyone so there is some frustration as Jessica and Jonathon try to figure it out. I was a little surprised since I thought I had it figured out, but I didn't. I was also surprised to learn the true identity of Jessica's best friend, Crystal. It's difficult for Eric and Jessica to just be together and be happy and there are still obstacles for them to overcome. Jessica is faced with a huge decision since she is the deciding factor on which side will ultimately win (no pressure). I didn't think there would be confusion for her but there were a few things that made her question what she should do. The second half of the book really picked up for me. There's a lot that happens and I felt like all my questions were answered as the story progressed. I liked the way everything turned out in the end and am glad I was able to finish this trilogy. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future! Content: Violence, kissing (clean), swearing including one f-bomb. I received a copy of this book to review. My opinion is 100% my own.
merril Anil More than 1 year ago
As i told you, Shannon A. Thompson is now officially one of my favorite authors and because of which the ratings can be a bit partial (to be fair warning.) i will admit that it had been a really long time since i had read the previous book so i was not exactly updated with the minor details, characters and events that happened in the last book and because of which I wish there were cheat sheets between the lines that would have helped me to remind the events that were discussed from the previous book to help us settle with this one but then this could be pure me loosing my memory power Now lets come to the second half of the book The second half is fiery and explosive. There are so many secrets revealed, so many twists churning up in the overall plot that you could not put away the book without wanting to know what the characters will do next. The overall pace of the book is superb. It has every elements to keep you glued to it. Its addictive after things really pick up Thanks to the author, for showing us that Dark isn’t always evil and Light is n’t pure and can be cruel too. The whole setting and theme of the book had been tremendously exhilarating and the trilogy is one of the best you could invest your time on. The unique and paranormal world of Light and Dark is nothing short of mystical and swoon worthy. I love how the whole concept has been properly and systematically developed to narrate a beautiful romance yet thrilling and suspenseful for the non-romance readers. the whole trilogy had been an amazing ride for me and the characters had been a delight to travel along throughout my reading journey. i know my review is too sugar coated but as i said, its my favorite author and my favorite series, we are talking about :) The trilogy with its beautiful and unique world of Light and Dark and its various engaging characters keeps you thoroughly entertained and yearning for more. The finale ends beautifully putting back each pieces into its rightful place with perfection and efficiency. Lots of thrills and turns keep it spicy and addictive. Language is captive and at the hands of a creative story teller it definitely weaves magic
MistiP More than 1 year ago
The time for the showdown between the Light and the Dark has finally arrived. Someone must die. All Eric wants is Jessica by his side for the battle to come, but as soon as they are reunited, fate intervenes and they’re torn apart again. With a new breed of shade in play, the three descendants finally meet, but Jessica and Eric aren’t expecting to hear the truth from Darthon, who reveals his identity to Eric, who cannot divulge the secret. Jessica must find out the truth for herself—and make a decision that will decide the fate of the shade worlds forever. Death Before Daylight is the last book in The Timely Death trilogy. The characters are believable and realistic, and the relationship between Eric and Jessica grows on every page. This world is a unique creation, with the Dark being good, and the Light bad, and the dual identities of all the shades is a great twist. This series is a fascinating, fast-paced read that will appeal to readers who love paranormal, fantasy, young adult, and romance.
EndlessReading More than 1 year ago
Wowza! I love it when you get so engrossed within a series of books that upon the last and final book, everything the author has built up to , comes together in perfect harmony, it's fits and completes in perfection.....and this series was no different. I've loved this storyline from the beginning, you find yourself being captivated by the love story of Eric and Jessica, the emotional and physical struggles they have to endure as a result of the ongoing war between the shades and the lights and of course this so called "prophecy" they are working towards. “Harmony would only come with destruction.” We are constantly kept on our toes throughout this book, there are so many secrets revealed, so many twists playing around and a plot that you just couldn't put down, not without wanting to know what the characters did next. This third instalment brings us to the final showdown, and not everyone will come out alive.....
Willowysp More than 1 year ago
The battle between Dark and Light is nearly at an end. Eric and Jess must face one final hurdle to their love, but it could be the death of one or both of them. As we return to Hayworth, Kansas, the prophecy has failed and many on both sides have lost their lives. While many of the Dark report their powers weakening, Eric and Jess - and the new half-breeds - find their own powers growing and even in some cases changing. Darthon has also become stronger, and he is intent on taking over. This third installment brings us to the final showdown, and not everyone will come out alive. As with the previous book, Seconds Before Sunrise, the new plot starts right away. If you're reading the books straight through, this probably won't be an issue. However, if you've had much of a delay this may leave you a bit lost for a few chapters. I was also a bit disappointed in the increase in violence and strong language (including an f-bomb) in this final entry into the trilogy. Ms. Thompson has crafted an excellent story arc that is well-paced and characters that are dimensional and engaging. She handles alternating points-of-view better than most - I never found myself confused as to whether I was reading Eric or Jess. Her secondary characters are also solidly painted with their back stories revealed more fully as we near the end. I did see a few of the plot twists coming, but I wouldn't consider that detrimental. I was satisfied with the ending of the trilogy, and sad to say goodbye to Hayworth and it's residents. Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.