Title: Shadow's Claim
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: The Dacians
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: November 27, 2012
I received this book from Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: He won't be denied...
Trehan Daciano, known as the Prince of Shadows, has spent his life serving his people, striking in the night, quietly executing any threat to their realm. The coldly disciplined swordsman has never desired anything for himself—until he beholds Bettina, the sheltered ward of two of the Lore's most fearsome villains.
She's bound to another...
Desperate to earn her guardians' approval after a life-shattering mistake, young Bettina has no choice but to marry whichever suitor prevails—even though she's lost her heart to another. Yet one lethal competitor, a mysterious cloaked swordsman, invades her dreams, tempting her with forbidden pleasure.
A battle for her body and soul...
Even if Trehan can survive the punishing contests to claim her as his wife, the true battle for Bettina's heart is yet to come. And unleashing a millennium's worth of savage need will either frighten his Bride away—or stoke Bettina's own desires to a fever-pitch..
Thoughts: Prince of Shadows, Trehan Daciano is the assassin of this people. While on a routine kill he discovers his Bride, Bettina of Abaddon. But there is a small complication... beings who have been to the Realm of Blood and Mist can't leave once they enter. So, Trehan must choose between his Kingdom or his Bride.
Kresley Cole hits another one out of the park. This author and her heroes never disappoint. I loved that this was less a new series and more just a continuation of the world of Lore. Shadow's Claim is a steamy, intense, exciting read. I devoured it and can't wait to read more about The Dacians. If your a fan of Immortals After Dark - I can almost guarantee you'll love Trehan Daciano.
Score: 5 Stars
Author Website: http://kresleycole.com/
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