by Alison Sinclair
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Shadowborn by Alison Sinclair

For the Darkborn, the touch of sunlight kills, while darkness is lethal for the Lightborn. For centuries, the two have lived in an uneasy peace, sharing the same city but never meeting. Now, with the rise of the Shadowborn, everything is about to change…

Condemned to death by the Darkborn for practicing sorcery, Lady Telmaine Hearne escaped her fate and is now bound with her mageborn allies for the Borders—and the war brewing there.

Also on the frontlines of the battle between Darkborn and Shadowborn is the assassin Floria White Hand, desperately maneuvering between allies and enemies to bring her Lightborn prince home safe.

The fragile alliance between Lightborn and Darkborn, between mage and non-mage, is endangered. The mage Tammorn is forced to become ambassador to the enemy. And a lifetime fighting the Shadowborn has not prepared Ishmael di Studier for what he will find when he follows the Call from the Shadowlands—and meets the woman behind it…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451464255
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Series: Darkborn Trilogy Series , #3
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alison Sinclair is the author of Legacies, Blueheart and Cavalcade (nominated for the Arthur C Clarke award), as well as Darkborn and Lightborn.

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Shadowborn 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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katerade More than 1 year ago
First two books in the series are great, but Shadowborn is a disappointing third. The characters act out of character and the plot fails to wrap up the many promising story lines begun in the first two. It's an obvious set-up for more books.
SmalltownSR More than 1 year ago
Another great story in this series. You still have to concentrate a lot with this series, although a little less so than the previous two stories. The only issue, is that towards the end, I didn't think there was anyway the book would resolved in what little time was left. It could have been a little longer and gone into more depth at the end; it seemed to be clipped a little short.
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Ag_lilium More than 1 year ago
Do start with the first of the trilogy, "Darkborn" then "Lightborn" and finally the rousing conclusion of "Shadowborn". The premise that the "darkborn" burn up in light and the "lightborn" become undone in darkness makes for an unique world. The characters on both sides of the sunrise are intriguing and make for a very interesting and enjoyable reading experience.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Minhorne, the Curse insures the Darkborn shun the light and the Lightborn shun the dark so they never mix; at least that was the belief until the twins were born (see Darkborn). Thus Darkborn married mages Lady Telmaine Hearne and Dr. Balthasar end up with the twins, which leads to learning of a third group the Shadowborn manipulating the hostilities between the light and the dark (see Lightborn). Another "truism" the Darkborn accepts as gospel is that when a mage dies, his or her magic dies too. Thus Darkborn Lady Telmaine Hearne has been sentenced to death for her dabbling with sorcery. She flees for the Borders where war is imminent, but the alliance between the Lightborn and Darkborn is shaky at best as they prepare to fight the Shadowborn. Balthasar mentally struggles with the knowledge of his connection to the insidious diabolical enemy. Lightborn assassin Floria White Hand is at the Borders trying to protect her people's young Prince. At the same time Ishmael di Studier, who has spent a lifetime restraining the Curse, which includes battling the Shadowborn, is unprepared foe what awaits at the Borders. The third "born" fantasy wraps up the major threads as all the key players converge at the Borders where war is imminent. Extremely complicated yet fast-paced, readers will relish the paths to the final battle as heroes from the previous tales struggle to survive and a terrific spin re the Curse makes for a delightful finish. Although newcomers should read the first two books that set the table for this scrumptious repast, fans will enjoy the latest entry in the Sinclair mythos. Harriet Klausner