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October 24, 2011

Book Review - Shadow Chase by Seressia Glass

(Yes, this is taken from Amazon. How could you tell?)
Fans of the urban fantasy genre have a lot to choose from. Devon Monk is a good one, but there are so many others as well.

One new entry (or relatively new, since this is now her second book and I have just finished reading her third) is Seressia Glass. A former romance author, she has decided to delve into the already packed genre. The second book in the Kira Solomon series is called Shadow Chase, and it doesn't quite live up to the first book. That doesn't mean it's bad, because it's not. It's just that the pacing is off and the climax is really lackluster.

My review of it has now posted on Curled Up With a Good Book.

From the review:
Kira is a Shadowchaser, a woman trained to serve the Light and fight off the forces of Shadow that are trying to take over the world. She has been tainted by it, however, and spilled innocent blood. As part of her atonement, she has been recruited as the Hand of Ma'at, the Egyptian goddess of Truth and Order, to fight for her as well. While in London settling the affairs of her murdered mentor, Bernie, Kira becomes embroiled in other business by the Gilead Order. A fellow Shadowchaser has disappeared, as has the Vessel of Nun—an artifact that will cause immense destruction if it's not returned. Kira and her friends, including an immortal Nubian named Khefar who is the only person who can touch Kira without being affected by her powers, will have to recover it before it's too late.
One thing that really impresses me with Glass' work is that she avoids some of the stereotypes of the genre. Sure, there's a hunky guy and an incredibly sexy and athletic woman who are the main characters. Yeah, there's romance in there. The thing about Glass' work is that she doesn't delve into the sex. It's all "fade to black," which is a refreshing change Not that I mind it in the other books, of course. It's just nice when not all of them are like that.

I have read the third book, Shadow Fall, and it's much better than this one. This one's important in the series, though. It's a very quick read and it's worth it. It's just not as good as it could be.

Check out the review and let me know what you think.


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