Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: May 31, 2014
1. Vigilante of Shadows - Paperback | Kindle
2. Keeper of Shadows
3. Creator of Shadows
4. Destroyer of Shadows
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Aodhan clutched uselessly at his head, groaning. He knew it was useless, because the voice was not inside his head. It followed him, skimming across buildings and land. It had followed him since he was sixteen, and it still followed him today, like a memory too horrific to be forgotten…Thoughts on Vigilante of Shadows: I'm going to go on record as saying I liked this book even though I'm not the biggest fan of when a character's speech patterns get written directly into dialogue (didnae for didn't, etc). This is mostly because I have a hard time deciphering the speech at first and falling into the character's head. I'm cool by the end of the book, but those first few chapters can be brutal as I struggle to figure out what's being said.
Aodhan is a shadow-demon, hardened and cold after years of being alone, after his love, his Entwined, was cruelly taken away from him. He has closed his heart to the world, and now spends his life ridding the world of men like those who took his beloved away, an immortal hit-man…
Arianwen Harris is a young DCI, working for York City Police. When a known criminal is found viciously killed, she finds herself trailing a hit-man who has seemed to escape clutches again and again…but she begins to find herself drawn to his dark charms and roguish good looks…
As their two worlds collide, Aodhan and Arianwen find themselves coming together to escape a far greater enemy, one that threatens to create a world far worse than the one they live in. As they battle to hold back the oncoming forces, fate has another plan; one to draw them together and heal their broken pasts together…
That said, I like the overall feel of the world created. Aodhan and his ilk are struggling to survive in a world that's changed greatly since they were first born. Aodhan's vigilante justice against the bad people of the world puts him in the crosshairs of the police and things go downhill from there.
Or uphill, if you look at it from the point of view that things work out in the end.
I like the setup for future books and the idea of one perfect mate for the demons. It just took me a while to get into those speech patterns.