The Mountain's Shadow

The Mountain's Shadow

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ISBN-13: 9781945074356
Publisher: Atlanta Insomnia & Behavioral Health Services
Publication date: 07/17/2018
Series: Lycanthropy Files , #1
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)

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The Mountain's Shadow 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome read! Hard to put the book down. Skilled writer
UberLisa713 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely enjoyed reading this book! There are exciting moments, then just when the writing seemed to follow a pattern we're all used to as paranormal readers...it makes a sharp turn and displays a new unexpected twist! This book will keep you guessing as the story progresses. Dr J. inherits a manor from her grandfather after his death, and apparently discovers a world of trouble when she moves in. Her devotion to the study of CLS (Chronic Lycanthropy Syndrome) leads her into some interesting discoveries...and also drags her down some dangerous paths along the way. When children start disappearing from the community, suspicions rise, and the story develops more layers. This book contains a bit plenty of mystery, excitement and new methods of communication. I am definitely not one to spoil a good story, so I won't do that here. I'll just say that if you are a fan of werewolves, this book will definitely hold your attention. There are plenty of steamy visions here and there...but no full on eroticism, which is an aspect I love about Cecilia Dominic. She can write books that share just enough to wet our appetites as readers, but not overshare and give the whole goose away, so to speak. That being said, I did receive a copy of this book from the author, but I wanted to share my honest opinion about this novel here voluntarily. Thanks for reading my take on this great book (can't wait for the The Lycanthropy Files #2).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received an advanced copy of this book for my honest review. I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the release of the 2nd book soon. The characters are interesting and well developed and I found it hard to put the book down. There is also a twist on the werewolf story line which is believable. I really like the smart female lead character who is always questioning everything which ultimately leads her to the answers and . . . Well, that would be a spoiler alert so I think I'll end here. The author's "Day Job" allows her to write characters that are believable with all their strengths and faults. Read this book. I guarantee you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
fcheavenly More than 1 year ago
This book is so totally different than the few by this writer I have read. The other books were great reads but this one appealed to all my book cravings! So very easy to read, the characters come to life swiftly, the action keeps the pages turning, and the twists in the storyline keeps the mystery front and center! Absolutely love this and recommend to everyone! The research the main character is doing into origins....totally unique storyline for me. This copy was given to me in exchange for an honest review.
BettsRe More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and Joanie! This is a really interesting mystery that holds your attention because of how unique it is and how much of a good read it is. One of the things that I love about it is that it defies genre. It's part medical mystery, part suspense, and part romance - with a good chunk of hot werewolf for good measure. Seriously, there are a lot of hot werewolves. Joanie is an incredibly well written and sympathetic character. Throughout the novel, you are left on the edge of your seat worrying over her fate. Joanie is a down-on-her-luck scientist who inherits a huge mansion. Of course upon occupying the mansion, she is met with a mystery of disappearing children and a pack of werewolves. There's a lot of suspense as she tries to solve the mystery and tries to figure out which werewolf to choose. It's a gripping narrative, but a little hard to review without giving away spoilers. There are so many twists and turns. I stayed up way past my 9:30 pm bedtime in order to finish it.
MaggieSheWrote More than 1 year ago
I really, really liked this book. Typical disclaimer first. I do know the author. But, much as I happen to like her, it was the underlying premise of the book that spurred me to buy it -- and that kept me hooked from beginning to end. Picture it. Lycanthropy (werewolfism) is a real, diagnosed mental disorder (Chronic Lycanthropy Syndrome or CLS). Or so the scientists think. In fact, it has been intentionally advanced in some populations to become physically presenting, which is something the scientists are just now discovering. This is a hell of a concept and so is the way Dominic approaches the condition. There were times I felt I was reading actual case notes on a highly fascinating research topic which, for me, added an unusual and enjoyable level of cerebral engagement. The storyline and concept spawned a lot of "oh wow, if that were true..." tangents that I very much enjoyed thinking through. I also enjoyed having a hardcore scientist as heroine. I could truly identify with her thought processes All in all, an incredibly intelligent read. At the same time, however, this was hardly a cold or objective story. The character motivations are very real and some of the writing is downright outstanding. One segment that stands out in its perfection: "Grief has a funny way of sneaking up on you. It's like one day you're out getting groceries or something and then, wham! It punches you in the middle of the chest, or maybe the solar plexus, and it would bring you to your knees if you weren't afraid of dropping the eggs." So, yeah. Good writing, great concept, intriguing storyline and characters I want to hear more about. Looking forward to the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my usual genre but I gave it a try and found a compelling story with amazingly constructed characters and story line. I couldn't put the book down! Look forward to the next book!