Half human, half vampire Dorina Basarab is back and facing her biggest challenge yet in the next urban fantasy in the New York Times bestselling series.Dorina Basarab is a dhampir half human, half vampire As one of the Vampire Senate s newest members, Dory already has a lot on her plate But then a relative of one of Dory s fey friends goes missing They fear he s been sold to a slaver who arranges fights sometimes to the death between different types of fey.As Dory investigates, she and her friends learn the slavers are into something much bigger than a fight club With the Vampire Senate gearing up for war with Faerie, it ll take everything she has to defeat the slavers and deal with the entirely too attractive master vampire Louis Cesare....
|Title||:||Shadow's Bane (Dorina Basarab)|
|Format Type||:||Audio Book|
|Publisher||:||Berkley 31 Juli 2018|
|Number of Pages||:||375 Pages|
|File Size||:||986 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Shadow's Bane (Dorina Basarab) Reviews
Ich gebe zu, zwischendurch hab ich schon mal gedacht „OK, ist mal gut jetzt? Dory hat schon mehr als genug auf dem Tablett, noch was obendrauf braucht es nun echt nicht.“Von den sich verstärkenden Problemen zwischen Dory und Dorina, über eine eskalierende Suche nach einem entführten Troll und den Plänen eines bestimmten Elfenkönigs zu der Romanze mit Louis-Cesare – in diesem Buch gibt es alles und noch mehr, bis sich beim Leser zuweilen ein gewisses Déjà-Vu-Gefühl einstellt.Am Ende werden die diversen Fäden jedoch auf sehr gute Weise entknäult und zusammengeführt und zwischendurch gibt es immer wieder eine Spannende/romanische/schlicht und ergreifend unglaublich zu Lachtränen führende Szene, die einen bei der Stange hält.(Marlow und Louis-Cesare in Radus Ballsaal? – unbezahlbar! – und ohne Hose :D)Es ist nicht mein Lieblingsbuch der Reihe aber alles in allem eine nette Fortsetzung. Und ich freu mich schon auf die nächsten beiden Novellen und dann hoffentlich in absehbarer Zeit das nächste Buch.
So much fun. There are so many unexpected turns and surprises. This book is a page turned.I love all her books.
This book was amazing. I’m not even sure where to start, so I’m going to keep it short and sweet. We are four books in to the Midnight’s Daughtee series, and while this book is the longest of them all, it seemed to read the shortest. I’m not complaining. If the next book is a thousand pages I’ll probably still devour it in a day. Dory, her interactions with other characters, and the obstacles she faces are honestly so compelling that if I could only have one series on a deserted island, this would be it. Funny, vulnerable, badass, sarcastic, a little crazy, Dory is in true Dory fashion throughout it all. I was laughing out loud in some places (I’m looking at you Marlowe!), practically swooning in others (Louis-Cesaer is honestly the best boyfriend ever), epiphanizing (is that a word?) in others (throughout four books I never realized Radu was trapped in the body of a glamourous teenager and it honestly just makes him more fabulous 💁🏻♀️), getting exasperated (with Mircea and his continuing Mircea-ness), and basically hanging on for yet another crazy ride. Honestly this book had everything I love in it: Dory, vampires, vampire politics, fae, assassins, Radu, Dory being awesome...anyway, short and sweet.Read. This. Book.Not only will you love it, you’ll want more just as badly as I do.
When I finished SB, I even felt depressed for a few days...This fourth book took its sweet time to be released but it definitely did not disappoint!As action packed and fast paced as usual, I did feel at the beginning few redundant situations or sentences (maybe because I read Fury's Kiss about 20 times while waiting for this book). However the development is just awesome, all my favourite characters being back for an encore and we are learning more about Mircea, about Dory, about Dorina, and I couldn't ask for more! Or perhaps for more of Louis Cesare and Dory, which was definitely the case.Gosh I felt so emo reading this book and loved every word. If I have to wait as much time for the next book to be released, I am afraid I will just expire... in the meantime I might just re-read it, you know....
4.5 stars. DISCLAIMER: I received an advance final copy of this book. No bribes or gifts were requested or received for this review. I also separately purchased the print and e-book versions.NOTE: This novel can stand on its own. However, I strongly recommend reading the 3 preceding books in this series (Midnight's Daughter, Death's Mistress, and Fury's Kiss) for a better understanding of the world(s), politics, and complicated relationships among the various characters, factions, and races.Shadow's Bane is a fast-paced, fascinating novel with lots of unanticipated twists, turns, and developments. Despite its 616 pages of relatively small print, this novel could have been double the length and I still would have wanted it to continue. I'm currently on my 3rd read, not only because it's that good but also because with every reread of Ms Chance's books in her interrelated Cassandra Palmer and Dorina Basarab series, I catch more of the subtle and fine nuances of these well-crafted and complex tales.This novel features Ms Chance's signature intricate plotting, historic details, wonderful humor, and emotional depth. Various themes are explored, including, but not limited to, familial, self-, and romantic love; war, trauma, and survival; and personal change, growth, and development. Although the previous novel (Fury's Kiss) ended with Dory a member of the North American senate, her role is only discussed peripherally here. Instead, we learn more of the following:-The ongoing trafficking of fae, its myriad tragic consequences, and effects on the world at large-The difficult, complicated, and painful relationship between Mircea, Dory, and Dorina, as well as Dory's struggle to be loved for herself; clues to the evolving relationship between Dory and Dorina, their potential abilities, and their duality going forward; and the push/pull relationship between Dory and Louis-Cesare, which not only has an unexpected result but also some major implications (among which is the apparent triangle of Mircea, Cassie Palmer, and John Pritkin, in the Cassandra Palmer series)For those readers who might have been peeved regarding Marlowe's (perhaps understandably from his POV) perpetual disdain and contempt for dhampirs in general and Dory in particular, there is a truly delicious extended scene where the spymaster gets his comeuppance.
I had forgotten that I had this book on pre-order, and so when I got the email that I could download the e-book it was an lovely surprise. I loved the book! I love the character of Dory. Every book in the series so far I have read multiple times. It's one of those series I wish I could forget what happens so I could have the pleasure of reading it again. As authors go I will buy any of Karen Chance's books as soon as it comes out, as her writing is fantastic. Her characters are vivid and often even minor characters provoke interest and are multidimensional. In addition to that, her plots are intriguing, a well rounded, and never formulaic. This book is a plague on my school work! Karen Chance's writing is like eating potato chips...how could I possibly just eat one?....I'm supposed to be reading the Decameron but instead now I have the burning desire to re-read all the books in a Cassie series too.....
I loved the newest Dory book, and this series altogether! I like how the author advances the story arc with each book. A lot of series I've been reading lately have become stagnant, leaving a ridiculous amount of questions at the end of each book. It's an annoying ploy to keep you buying the next book. There are many things that were resolved enough to be satisfied but still interested in what comes next. I hope we don't have to wait too long for the next one!