Monday, October 14, 2019

Book #Review: Shadow Fall (Shadowchaser 3) bv Seressia Glass .@seressia

Book Title: Shadow Fall ( Shadowchasers 3)
Author: Seressia Glass |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Pocketbooks
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Series/Standalone: Book 3
Format: Trade paperback
Cost: $15.99
Pages: 369
How I got it: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Publication Date: July 26, 2011
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Truth is the most dangerous weapon of all . . .

Kira Solomon’s life has never been simple. Battling against the Fallen, serving the Egyptian goddess Ma’at, becoming romantically involved with a 4,000-year-old Nubian warrior—these are now everyday realities. But something is changing. Kira’s magic is becoming dangerously unpredictable, tainted by the Shadow she has been trained to destroy.

Matters grow worse when an Atlanta museum exhibit based on the Egyptian Book of the Dead turns out to have truly sinister properties. As the body count rises, even long-trusted allies start to turn against Kira. She can hardly blame them—not when the God of Chaos is stalking her dreams and the shocking truth about her origins is finally coming to light. As one of the good guys, Kira was a force to be reckoned with. But if the only way to stop a terrifying adversary is to fight Shadow with Shadow, then she’s ready to find out just how very bad she can be. . . .
Once again we are back in the world of Kira and the Shadowchasers. Book three is a rollercoaster of a ride, we start with Kira returning to Atlanta after the events of book two and needing to catch up on her 'real world life' she promised to work on a new exhibit which featured the Egyptian Book of the Dead (Or the book of Coming Forth by Dawn which is the real name ) which would be on display in Atlanta's museum. Once she started working it helped her place what was happening in the shadowchaser world in the background for her for a bit. However, not long after the exhibit opens people start getting sick and ending up in the hospital. Now she has to figure out what about the exhibit is hurting people.

I absolutely loved this story, we get a  lot about Kria's journey to learning more about herself and her personal history; & this time she's got to deal with this while it appears the bad boy of the Pantheon is awakening and putting his two cents into the battles being waged.  I loved that Atlanta's landscape plays a part in the story as this helps to ground the story in our world and makes it a bit more relatable.  As with the first two books we are seeing the same well-written side characters, and this time they are being fleshed out, even more, having survived the events of book two a few of the team members are realizing it's not all fun and games like they thought before and it's putting a strain on their relationship with Kira.

We got dual POV, with Kira and Khefar sharing their parts of the journey. With the world-building taking place in the museum and centered on the re-enactment of the scenes from Coming Forth By Dawn it's so good that you feel pulled into the story and feel like you are there.

This time the story has come full circle for Kira, the biggest of the big bad has taken notice of her and has decided that she will be their newest vessel. Kira has a few things to say about that. Once the Gods decide to intervene in her life Kira's world goes off the rails, & secrets from the past are being exposed. With the new knowledge, new experiences and all her allies being stripped from her Kira has to learn to rely on herself and all of her talents and battle shadow on their plane without losing herself.  I noticed that her story mirrored that of the Goddess Isis who was stripped of her status, her gifts while trying to get to Osiris and help bring him back. When the dust settles will the Nubian have to fulfill the pledge they made in the battle of book one?? Or will he find a way to help Kira keep her soul??

I absolutely loved that I learned about Candace/Kandake Amanirenas and her battle acumen and how she helped to shape Khefar and give him hope.  For me the ending wasn't predictable, while the case has been solved, there are still questions that need to be answered in the next book.  For me, this series isn't similar to other novels in the genre, because it relies heavily on Egyptian lore/myths and the Pantheon for the battle of "good/bad".

I have some seriously favorite parts especially when Kira makes the battle plans and the leader of the organization finally backs her instead of asking for written forms in triplicate.  I didn't like when Kira was being stripped of her allies/powers and touchstones a friends' pain is placed wrongly at her feet and draws a deeper wound and Kira can barely hang on as it is. I found myself feeling all the emotions when reading this story; I especially felt frustration on Kira's behalf. Everybody claims they down for the cause until the battle comes along and then they have issues with being there. This was very engaging and I absolutely loved it. This story took me through it y'all so many emotions, so many adventures. And I can't wait until we get the next story in the series, it's a novella coming out in November and I for one cannot wait.
Series In Order 

  • LA Banks Vampire Huntress Series
  • Alex Archer (the first 7 books at least) 
  • Seressia's Son of Anubis series 

I highly recommend the whole series my loves,
Happy Reading my loves, 

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