Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Origins: From Author for Review
Synopsis: Thai martial arts, international crime, celebrity and mythical creatures combine in this masterful new tale of two people facing incredible dangers, from award-winning author Tricia Sullivan.
Nothing she’s faced in the cage will prepare her...
Jade is a young mixed martial arts fighter. When she’s in the cage she dominates her opponents—but in real life she’s out of control.
After she has a confrontation with a Hollywood martial arts star that threatens her gym’s reputation, Jade’s coach sends her to a training camp in Thailand for an attitude adjustment. Hoping to discover herself, she instead uncovers a shocking conspiracy. In a world just beyond our own, a man is stealing the souls of children to try and live forever.
Review: Jade is an MMA fighter with a great record in the ring, but a terrible temper which has caused many problems for her. When she lashes out at the wrong person, she’s sent to Thailand for training. There she discovers a strange and supernatural conspiracy. A desperate and powerful man is stealing the essences of children, their souls, in an attempt to live forever. SHADOWBOXER is an urban fantasy which delves into territory I’d never ventured into previously. The worlds of MMA and Muay Thai unfold around the reader, spiced with a taste of the supernatural. Jade is a tough protagonist, willing to fight for herself and for what is right. Jade isn’t the only character with a voice in SHADOWBOXER…we also meet Mya, a little girl with a very special ability. I don’t want to give too much away about SHADOWBOXER, it’s an adventure you’ve got to undertake on your own.