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Shadow's Claim: Immortals After Dark: The Dacians: The Dacians: Realm of… (edition 2012)

by Kresley Cole

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Title:Shadow's Claim: Immortals After Dark: The Dacians: The Dacians: Realm of Blood and Mist
Authors:Kresley Cole
Info:Pocket Books (2012), Mass Market Paperback, 481 pages
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Shadow's Claim: Immortals After Dark: The Dacians by Kresley Cole

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An assassin of a secretive society of vampires who live in the mist comes to kill the demon of the princess only to find that she's his fated Bride. In order to win her as his own he forsakes everything to join a contest for her hand. The heroine spends most of the book in love with the demon and although she feels obvious lust for the vampire, it isn't until much later that she begins to feel more. To me the heroine was selfish and spoiled. Sure she's lost her powers and is forced to consent to the contest but she spends her time begging her demon friend to sleep with her and then to take part in the contest knowing full well that he's not her mate and if he enters it's ruining his life because he won't be able to be with his mate if he should find her. Also, she knows that the vampire is her mate but doesn't symphonize with his choice to give up everything to be with her. He's kind, protective and considerate and yet all she can think about his her demon friend. The way the vampire reacts to her constant talk of the demon is justified. Come on, he's given up his home, his people, and brought you the heads of your enemies! The least you can do is be a little grateful to have a male love you soo much. ( )
  Eden00 | May 14, 2016 |
I LOVE Kresley, and am so excited she's spun off this series! Hot guy, crazy contest to win the girl's hand, secret interludes in the mist...

YUM! ( )
  BethanyMoore | May 13, 2016 |
This one was a bit different since it didn't involve as many of the previous characters we've read about in the IAD series. However, I did enjoy it. Getting to know both Bettina and Trehan was interesting. I did love the little veiled references to other characters and was very excited at the end when some of the characters we've grown to love made appearances. It will be interesting to see what the next Dacian book brings us. ( )
  MynTop | Apr 8, 2016 |
I was just so happy to have another IAD related book. I was intrigued by The Dacians from Lothaire's book and I was happy to get a better glimpse of their lives.

Stuff I liked:
- Trehan is HOT HOT HOT...and the smex is even hotter.
- The phantom that follows Bettina around. I can't wait to see how his life turns out...he better get a book.
- The whole tournament concept.
- The plot twist at the end.
- NIX!

I didn't like:
- The slow start.
- Morganna, I just didn't like her...
- The plot twist at the end.

So the ending is somewhat predictable but...there is a twist at the end that is different and I somewhat didn't expect it. I also hate that whole "push the relationship apart after the climax" thing that KC does. I've never been a fan of it.

One of my favorite parts were the lead up to the battles. I found my heart pounding, waiting to learn what would happen. When Trehan fights THE BIG NASTY I was almost as tore up as Bettina.

This is a decent book. I can't wait for more. One of the few book series that has been going on FOREVER that I still stick with. ( )
  rosetyper9 | Nov 12, 2015 |
I think Kresley Cole is turning me into a ho!

From the start of IAD series, her leading males just got my head spinning. With every book she produces the hottest, sexiest, drive-you-crazy, perfect males that just get your mind rolling....And every time you read one of her books you think you found the best guy ever!!!!!

First there were the vampires, and i thought damn, vamps have never been this sexy... they are my favorite...

Then came the drool-worthy, scorching Scots, and i thought oh dear lord!!! You can't get any better then that...

And then she nails it with the demon brothers right out of wet dream territory...

I can't decide! I want them all! See what I'm talking about??? A ho!!

This is the first book of the new series, following the Dacians but still closely connected to the IAD series... And just like before this woman can do no wrong!
( )
  IvieHill | Aug 6, 2015 |
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A savage kick to Princess Bettina of Abaddon's back severed her spinal cord. A blessing. The searing pain that had been clawing through her entire being faded below her waist to pinpoints of pressure, then tingles, then ... Nothing.
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When he beholds Bettina, the sheltered ward of two of the Lore's most fearsome villains, swordsman Trehan Daciano, a.k.a. the Prince of Shadows, is determined to win her as his wife, even if it means enduring punishing contests.

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