Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Shadowflame-Dianne Sylvan

Dianne Sylvan
Berkley, Jul 26 2011, $7.99
ISBN: 9780441020652

Three months ago, musician Miranda Grey became a vampire and married the vampire prime of the Southern regions, David Solomon (see Queen of Shadows). When someone tries to kill his new queen, David believes that the failed assassination attempt was the work of the Shadow sect.

The other vampire primes visit Miranda and David as a common courtesy. The gala turns ugly as the arrogant Northeast Prime James Hart who wants Kentucky back, warns Solomon to call off the Red Shadow that the latter insists he has no ties; makes war seems imminent. Also Miranda may be his eternal queen, but she fears her beloved David still has deep feelings for his former lover, Deven the prime of the West.

The second Shadow urban fantasy is a terrific thriller as noting is lucid even when it seems clear. Filled with action yet very insightful as Prime relationships are built from obtaining goals; making that of David and Miranda an exception as betrayal is the norm. Shadowflame is a dark exciting thriller in which fans will enjoy touring the Sylvan world of the Prime and other supernatural species that intermingle with humans.

Harriet Klausner

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