Friday, April 6, 2012
Review & Giveaway: A Sliver of Shadow by Allison Pang
A Sliver of Shadow is the second book in the Abby Sinclair series by Allison Pang and a Pocket Books Urban Fantasy.
WAR IS HELL. AND WAR WITH HELL IS NO FUN EITHER.
Just when her new life as a TouchStone - a mortal bound to help OtherFolk cross between Faery and human worlds - seems to be settling down, Abby Sinclair is left in charge when the Protectorate, Moira, leaves for the Faery Court.
And when the Protectorate's away . . . let's just say things spiral out of control when a spell on Abby backfires and the Faery Queen declares the Doors between their worlds officially closed. The results are disastrous for both sides: OtherFolk trapped in the mortal world are beginning to fade, while Faery is on the brink of war with the daemons of Hell.
Along with her brooding elven prince Talivar and sexy incubus Brystion, Abby ventures to the CrossRoads in an attempt to override the Queen's magic. But nothing in this beautiful, dangerous realm will compare to the discoveries she's making about her past, her destiny, and what she will sacrifice for those she loves.
Once again Moira is MIA leaving Abby to handle The Protectorate’s business alone - as well as play nursemaid to Moira’s newborn son, Benjamin.
She did leave her brother, the Crippled Prince Talivar, behind to guard both Abby and Benjamin. But that might not be enough.
When Abby is approached by a Fae claiming to be the new Protectorate - Abby quickly contacts the liaison between the Faery Court and the Protectorate’s Council.
Things go from bad to worse when the Fae casts a spell on Abby that backfires and hits the surrounding OtherFolk hard.
In retaliation the Faery Queen closes the doors between the worlds, trapping everyone on the mortal side.
War between Faery and Hell is imminent and Abby sees only one way to make everything right...despite the cost to herself.
A Sliver of Shadow is an enjoyable read.
Abby once again finds herself in the middle of a mess not of her making - and scrambles to figure out how to make things right. A Sliver of Shadow ends on a cliffhanger and I am curious to see how that plays out...
I give A Sliver of Shadow 4 out of 5 stars.
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books (February 28, 2012)
You can find my review of A Brush of Darkness here.
Now for the giveaway. I have one copy each of A Brush of Darkness and A Sliver of Shadow up for grabs to one lucky winner.
This giveaway is open to all followers of this blog with a US mailing address. Just leave a comment with a valid email addy and you are entered. Using random dot org, winner will be chosen and announced on 4-9-12.
Good luck and Happy Reading!