Summary: Kira's day job is as an antiquities expert, but her true calling is as a Shadowchaser. Trained from youth to be one of the most lethal Chasers in existence, Kira serves the Gilead Commission, dispatching the Fallen who sow discord and chaos. Of course, sometimes Gilead bureaucracy is as much a thorn in her side as anything the Fallen can muster against her. Right now, though, she's got a bigger problem. Someone is turning the city of Atlanta upside down in search of a millennia-old Egyptian dagger that just happens to have fallen into Kira's hands.
Then there's Khefar, the dagger's true owner — a near-immortal 4,000-year-old Nubian warrior who, Kira has to admit, looks pretty fine for his age. Joining forces is the only way to keep the weapon safe from the sinister Shadow forces, but now Kira is in deep with someone who holds more secrets than she does, the one person who knows just how treacherous this fight is. Because every step closer to destroying the enemy is a step closer to losing herself to Shadow forever....
'Shadow Blade' is the debut of a new urban fantasy series by author Seressia Glass, and this book is pretty awesome. It has the normal concept good vs evil, light vs. dark, etc with a bit of an Egyptian twist. It was very interesting to learn a bit about Egyptian mythology as well, and it is well researched and presented in the book. I had a slight problem of getting lost in the book, I enjoyed it immensely but could easily put it down and come back to it.
The characters are pretty awesome as well, they all pretty much kick butt and play with crazy mysterious magics and of course the main protagonists are hot. Duh. The emotions the characters felt are real as well. I felt like I could feel what they were going through and how they went about everything inside their heads. I enjoyed this book and I will look out for the next book in this series.
Received from: Publisher for Review
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I give this book 4/5 stars. ★ ★ ★ ★
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