The Shadow Book Cover The Shadow
The Original's Trilogy, Book 2
Cara Crescent
Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Demons & Devils, Witches & Warlocks
Cara Crescent Books, LLC
April 6, 2017

Powerful magic...

Trina Lopez is a powerful witch with an unusual type of magic. Since childhood, it has controlled her more than she has controlled it. After unintentionally killing her lover and spending years hiding from the world, she is forced to confront the life she left behind as she slowly begins to... disappear. Literally. Desperate for help, she returns to her home coven--but more danger is coming.

Powerful evil...

Vampire Duncan Sinclair is one of the last Guardians on Earth. For 300 years he's protected the Vampiric Council's interests, doing what he's told and assassinating threats to daemon kinds. This time his target is Trina. But Duncan doesn't always follow his rules. Despite his resolve to feel no emotion, Trina crushes all his boundaries, drawing him in with an undeniable passion and fire. However, the Council won't back down and someone very powerful is facilitating Armageddon.

Can they learn to trust each other before it's too late?

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Reviewed by: Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

I want to begin my review by saying that although the author does a great job of updating readers who may not have read the first book, I highly recommend doing so. There are times when the story can seem confusing, but by reading all the books in order, it becomes very clear.

Trina Lopez has returned home to Haven House to be with her friend Lilith. Lilith is the Original and Trina knows she is in danger and needs her help. Hundreds of people are dying, planes are crashing and the Rapture is beginning. Trina’s magic is very unreliable and even caused the death of the man she thought was her mate. She has been running from the punishment she was sure was coming because of what she did. She was also responsible for allowing Julius Crowley to escape. A simple act of putting out a fire turned into a huge tidal wave.

Now in her attempt to be there for Lilith, the simple act of touching her for a hug turned Lilith’s body black as if she had been burned. Trina is convinced that she is the darkness and she may actually be dangerous to Lilith. Lilith informs her she is okay and that she has to learn about the Originals. Lilith has summoned her mate who will be showing up shortly to be with her. Unknown to both Lilith and Trina, the mate that comes knocking is actually Duncan Sinclair the last Guardian on Earth who has been assigned to kill a woman who turns out to be Trina.

Duncan has no idea why he has been assigned to kill a woman, but he is ready to carry out his assignment. When he knocks on the door, it is opened by a woman that is very familiar to him. She appears to be his reincarnated lover, Satrina and when Trina sees him, she knows he is her mate. Was he the one Lilith actually summoned? Trina has become invisible to everyone around her unless she brings attention to herself, but Duncan sees her immediately without any attention getting moves.

Duncan and Trina have to work together to stop Armageddon while trying to understand their growing feelings for each other. Trina also has to learn to use her magic, something she has fought to keep under wraps. The story can be confusing at times because it involves many people, demons, witches and the Vampiric Council. Everyone wants something else. The Vampiric Council wants both women killed along with the rogue Guardian James Pasquino who is guarding Lilith with his life. The Watchers who know all and see all, don’t want anyone killed. Who do you listen to? Or do you do your own thing? Duncan must decide for himself.

There are many surprises, and all I can say is that I am ready for book three.