Descended from Shadows

Descended from Shadows

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For centuries, Phoebe Whelan's family of witches and mages has guarded the Book of Sindal, a tome filled with spells so evil it could destroy the world. After their parents' death six years ago, it's up to Phoebe and her older and younger sisters—Rowan and Celeste—to guard the book with their magic and their supernaturally fortified land. But Celeste's expression magic is wild and untamed, and without their mother's calming influence, Celeste is slowly going mad.

When the book—and Celeste—go missing, the Valarian Small Council believes Celeste stole the deadly book of spells. When they assign Captain Brandon Cassidy, the head of the Magical Protective Force and Phoebe's former high school crush, to look for book, and things get a whole lot more complicated

Soon it becomes apparent a dark force has taken the book, which will only open with the blood of all three Whelans. The Dark Set has the strongest sister, now it needs the blood of the other two. Brandon's mission quickly changes to include her protection, but Phoebe's goal has remained the same—find the book and her sister, prove Celeste's innocence, and let nothing get in her way, including her reawakened feelings for the man at her side.

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BN ID: 2940161178454
Publisher: Sixpence Publishing
Publication date: 05/28/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 21,075
File size: 575 KB

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Descended from Shadows 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
ScaroletEllis 4 days ago
This is an amazing story that I have read by a brand new author for me to read. This is book number one in this amazing series that I have fallen in love with. I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading about loves reading about mages and witches I can not wait to read the next book. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book
LailaNelke 8 days ago
Wow! Talk about a really good book! A page turner you're not able to put it down without a fight. Great start to a completely new series! What a fantastic one! D.G. Swank and Alessandra Thomas done amazing job co-writing this series! It's completely different from what I've read before not that I could claim I've read everything in this genre, no, but it's new from Denise. Love the new magical world Denise and Alessandra built for us, new magical powers and their sources. I absolutely adore all those new strong characters - three sisters Phoebe, Rowan and Celeste, three witches and a mage Brandon (he is hot). Great storyline, action packed with twists and revelations, beautifully written you can't tell it's not written by one author which is amazing! This book and this new series is an absolute must read!!! Can't wait to see what happens next! Thank you ladies!
Khrista1029 9 days ago
I absolutely loved this book!! It is so entertaining I couldn't put it down. Phobe Whelan and her two sisters have the daunting task of guarding a magical book that could change the world. The book of Sindal has been protected by her family for generations. While it possible task it is burdensome, always being in guard, not being able to trust those around you, being bound to their property. It's all weighing heavily on her and her sisters. But what happens when the book is stolen and her younger sister kidnapped..... Brandon Cassidy is the captain of the Protective Force, they are charged with keeping the magical community in line. Brandon can't believe he is seeing Phoebe again after all this time, she is more beautiful than when they were in high school. Brandon is tasked with the investigation into the missing book and the missing Whelan sister a task that will be difficult to separate his personal feelings from his duty. This book is a great escape into a world of magic!
brittanyh001 16 days ago
Oh my gods! I absolutely loved this modern day witch story by DG Swank and Alessandra Thomas. Descended From Shadows is about Phoebe Whelan’s family of witches, whose quest to protect the Book of Sindal has spanned hundreds and hundreds of years. After the death of their parents, the three Whelan sisters are entrusted to guard the book with their magic and supernatural family land. When the book and her sister Celeste go missing, Phoebe must work together with her old high school crush, Brandon Cassidy, to reclaim the book that could destroy the world. If you aren’t familiar with the paranormal or anything relating to witches, Swank and Thomas do an amazing job of explaining everything you’ll need to know to enjoy this wonderful story. You would also never know that it was co-written between two authors. Their beautiful writing flowed together flawlessly, and I can’t wait until Rowan’s story in the Reign of Mist is released next month!
NJReader16 18 days ago
Wow! Yet another page turner by Swank! I started reading this while nursing a book hangover from another absolutely fabulous Swank book. Major kudos to both Denise and Alessandra for a fabulous first book in a gripping new series. I admit I was unsure about it because paranormal/urban fantasy isn’t my usual genre but holy cow it was good! I quickly felt immersed in the lives of Phoebe, Rowan and Celeste and the mystery surrounding them and the Book of Sindal. I love how different each of the sisters are from one another. Excellent character development and whoa! So. Much. Action!! And, can we talk Brandon for a minute? Phoebe’s high school crush comes back… he’s hot but do I fully trust him? Hmmm The book was really hard to put down… I highly recommend this series to anyone that enjoys mysterious paranormal books and witches. For those on the fence about the genre, give it a try!! I think that you will love it!
ByeFelicia 20 days ago
I’m like legit stoked for this new series. Took me long enough to read it because I kept going back and rereading it WHILE I was reading it!! I can’t say enough amazing things about this book! I loved how much history you’ve both put into this story. I love the badass women that are the Whelan Sisters. I love how the different magical talents especially Phoebe’s ancestral magic were explained. The way the magic runs through family lines. This is going to be yet another series that has so much potential beyond a trilogy. I mean, evil never takes a break am I right?! I truly hope this series gets the attention it rightly deserves because I for one definitely want so much more!!!
SamanthaLM 20 days ago
Loving book 1 and can’t wait for more!! Descended from Shadows is the first book in a brand new series with witches and magic, action and adventure, an amazing sisterly bond, and a complicated relationship with a familiar guy from the main character’s past. I was immediately drawn in to the story and the sisters’ world and didn’t want the book to end. There’s a lot of depth to the story line and there were some twists and turns I didn’t see coming and I loved every second of it. Even the little details, like the types of magic these sisters have are so fantastic that I can’t find one negative thing about the book. You seriously do not want to miss out on this book or this series. Even though this was written by two authors, it flows seamlessly together and you can’t tell what one author wrote or the other. I am absolutely thrilled that this is going to be a series and I cannot wait for the next two books.
Natalie_The_Biblioholic 21 days ago
My first read from this author is a winner! It had magic and suspense and romance and family and love and so many moving parts that I could never be bored. Phoebe and her sisters have been tasked to protect the Book of Sindal, a book of the darkest of spells. It's a task that has been handed down through generations in her family. If the book were to fall into the wrong hands, the Salem Witch Trials would look like a cake walk. When the book is taken, a blast from the past, her high school crush, steps in to investigate. Can Phoebe deal with the rising evil, her blossoming feelings for Brandon and her hopes for a future with him, all while trying to protect her sisters? Read the book to find out! Do you like feisty witches who battle their urges while not knowing who to trust? How do you feel about sexy mages who battle between love and duty? Swank created a world of witches and mages and druids and a secret society of magical wonder. Evil was barely touched upon and yet I feel that the groundwork was paved throughout this story. I got a happy for now ending but it was obvious that there was so much more to come. Evil is rising and the Whelan sisters with hottie Brandon have their work cut out for them. I'm excited to see how it all turns out!
moonfox1234 21 days ago
This book was very, very good! This intriguing read is filled with suspense, drama, romance, magic, evil, danger, steam and lots of twists. I liked Phoebe. She is smart and strong. Brandon is appealing but I think he is not being 100% upfront. Does end on a cliffhanger. I'm quite excited to see what happens when things continue in book two.
Joyffree 21 days ago
What a magical start to a new series. Descended from Shadows begins the story of the Book of Sindal. We are introduced to the three sisters Phoebe, Rowan, and Celeste. One very questionable, and quite handsome, captain of the guards Brandon. And quite a few friendly, as well a nefarious secondary characters Phoebe is the middle sister, she carries the gift of ancestral magic. Out of all the sisters, I think she leads with her emotions the most. Being the middle child she is also the peacekeeper. IMO this role has also given her a strength of will that puts her ahead of the game when it comes to stubbornness Rowan the eldest wields the gift of glamour she also seemed to me to be less confident about her self worth. She is driven though, and at times seemed a bit superficial. We truly don't get to know her as well as Phoebe. Celeste is the wild card. The youngest of the sisters. Not only does it seem that she sacrifices the most with regards to her magic and the cost of casting but she seems to carry quite the chip on her shoulder. Again we don't really get to know her except that her own feelings of jealousy may have led her to betray her sisters. Brandon has a lot of secrets. It seemed he positioned himself so he would have a connection to Phoebe. What is his end game? What powers does he truly yield? Can he be trusted? Celeste seems to be having a hard time keeping it together and when it comes time to set the protection spells something goes horribly wrong. When Phoebe and Rowan approach the council accusations begin to fly freely. The head Witch decides that Brandon will lead the investigation. Brandon the one boy who once held Phoebe's heart is not the same warlock that stands before her today. With the possibilities that the betrayer could be from the council or her own sister, Phoebe is unsure of who to trust. As they uncover the evidence it is looking more and more like Celeste is guilty. Will Phoebe choose family or duty? Who is telling the truth? A wonderful first in series. Plenty of mystery with a touch of suspense and a side of romance. Looking forward to seeing what happens next. And if you need to know this ends on an HFN
Anonymous 4 months ago
Magic, mystery, an ancient battle between good and evil, and a steamy romance years in the making. Add in fast paced, hold your breath action scenes, and you have a book you CAN NOT put down! DG Swank is the master of writing strong-willed, relatable heroines! Phoebe Whelan is no exception. Entrusted with a great responsibility the Whelan sisters have dedicated their lives to protecting the Book of Sindal and when one of the sisters goes missing, along with the book, everything changes. Even in the face of self-doubt, Phoebe finds the courage to face her fears and finds a strength she didn’t know she possessed. I can’t wait for Rowan’s story in the next installment of this trilogy.