Thursday 11 January 2024

To Kill a Shadow


To Kill a Shadow

Katherine QuinnBlurb: Britannia meets The Mist―with a touch of Evil Dead―in this illusory fantasy horror about a kingdom left to darkness…
Jude Maddox knows nothing of love or even light. He knows only his grim duty as the Hand of Death, to lead the Knights of the Eternal Star into a land filled with nightmares and certain demise. It’s only when he sees her―a young woman with wild, amber eyes who’s as fierce, defiant, and swift as the shadow beasts themselves―that he feels the warmth of life in his blood…

The other Knights may fear their lethal commander, with his hard, merciless demeanor. Outcast Kiara Frey sees only a leader, a man who knows how to survive. Someone like her. But wanting him is as treacherous as the shadows themselves…and just as seductive.

With a kingdom on the verge of collapse, the Knights must now venture into the darkest heart of the land and uncover the secrets of the misted shadows, where evil will prey upon their minds and feast on their flesh.
It will betray their senses.
It will surpass their nightmares.
Most of them will die.
But they have no other choice. Because the only way to fight the darkness…is to become it.

Review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟



This is my first book by Katherine Quinn. It took me a few chapters to settle into the story but I enjoyed the journey once I got into it.

A girl chosen to join the army… this reminded me of Mulan which is a favourite of mine.
Kiara is chosen to join the army because of her fire. She’s like a wild horse that can’t be tamed. Her place should’ve been her brothers and she has to prove she belongs in a male dominated world.

Jude is a feared leader. He’s strong and obedient. When finding new recruits he’s drawn to Kiara- the first girl to join the army. She isn’t afraid to defend herself and Jude finds himself protective of her too. She can stand on her own two feet which only makes Jude more curious.

These two have a connection bigger than most. It’s mesmerising and more than it appears to be.

It took me a bit of time to settle into this book (10%). I think it was because of the world building and language. At the beginning of each chapter we are told of a legend and throughout the book we are uncovering what it means to the characters. I’m glad I perceived because the chemistry between the characters came to life right off the page once I got past the first few chapters. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more.

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