Shadow’s Fall is the third book in The Shadow World series by Dianne Sylvan and an ACE Urban Fantasy.
Spread throughout the dark corners of our world lies the Shadow World, a society of vampires who feed off the living. In Austin, Texas, one woman must figure out a way to live in both worlds without sacrificing either...
For three years, Miranda Grey-Solomon has kept her role as vampire Queen of the South separate from her Grammy-winning music career. But now her dual lives are starting to collide, threatening everything Miranda and David, her Prime, have worked for.
To make matters worse, the entire Signet Council has descended upon Austin for its ten-year summit, bringing with it Prime James Hart of the Northeast, a sworn enemy come to take his revenge on those who defied him. As Hart’s machinations lead to outbreaks of violence across the South, Miranda and David receive an unexpected offer of help from David’s sire, an ancient and powerful vampire with knowledge that may be their salvation - or their doom.
It has been three years since the events of Shadow Flame and Miranda is adjusting nicely to her role as Queen. Her career is on a high note and her relationship with David is steady and growing stronger every day. In those three years the Pair have not seen Prime Deven or his Consort, Jonathan - but that is about to change.
With the Council Summit being held in Austin this year, David and Miranda will be playing host to vampire royalty. All Prime’s and their Consort’s will be present - including Deven, David’s longtime friend and one time lover - and James Hart - recent enemy to both.
Jonathan, Deven’s Consort, has had a vision and he and Deven are determined to prevent it from coming true.
When Lydia, David’s sire appears - Deven is sure that she will play a role in Jonathan’s vision. Deven is willing to sacrifice almost anything to make sure David is safe - but it may not be enough. When danger comes from an unexpected source - no one is safe.
Shadow’s Fall is a great read. I love the world Ms. Sylvan has created. Miranda is tough and no nonsense and I was glad to see David toughen up a little bit more in this installment.
We were left with a couple of cliff hangers this go round - grr! But it just leaves me wanting more.
I give Shadow’s Fall 4 out of 5 stars.
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Ace (March 27, 2012)