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Shadowborn (Light & Shadow, #1) It Has Been Only Two Generations Since Arthur Warden Seized The Throne Of Heddred From The Conradines, And Now The Crown Rests On The Head Of Garad, Sickly And Weak Shadows Gather Legacies Of The Centuries Long Rivalries For Power, Old Betrayals, The Endless Plots Of The Courtiers, And The Murmur Of Rebellion In The Southern Provinces Catwin, Plucked From Her Life At The Edge Of The Kingdom, Is Thrust Abruptly Into The World Of The Court When She Is Chosen By The Duke Of Voltur To Be A Shadow Spy, Shield, And Blade To His Niece, The Lady Miriel DeVere The Duke S Ruthlessness Is Legendary, And He Will Stop At Nothing To Become The Power Behind The Throne, Using Miriel As A Pawn To Catch Garad S Heart.But The Duke S Carefully Laid Plans Are Only A Piece Of The Intrigue Of The Court, And Greater Forces Than Catwin Can Imagine Are Massed Against Her, Determined To Eliminate Miriel And Impose A New Order Of Their Own If Catwin And Miriel Are To Survive, They Must Learn Quickly Who To Trust, And When To Turn Their Skills Against The Very People Who Have Trained Them

10 thoughts on “Shadowborn (Light & Shadow, #1)

  1. says:

    Why it has Vampire Academy kind of feeling

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    Source Download for free on kindle from .co.uk 14 year old Catwin was only minutes old when her mother spoke a prophecy that one day she would be betrayed, and sent her to the castle to be raised by the wet nurse there Now at the age of 14, Catwin has been selected by the Duke s assassin Temar to become like him a shadow.Now Catwin stands to play a part in what will soon come to pass She must become to the Duke s niece and heir Miriel also 14 , what the Temar is to the duke his Source Download for free on kindle from .co.uk 14 year old Catwin was only minutes old when her mother spoke a prophecy that one day she would be betrayed, and sent her to the castle to be raised by the wet nurse there Now at the age of 14, Catwin has been selected by the Duke s assassin Temar to become like him a shadow.Now Catwin stands to play a part in what will soon come to pass She must become to the Duke s niece and heir Miriel also 14 , what the Temar is to the duke his shadow, his protector, his assassin Catwin must learn to know everybody whilst escaping notice herself, to blend into the shadows where no one can see her, and to eavesdrop at all times.Can Catwin keep Miriel safe What are the Duke s plans for Miriel And is Miriel really destined to marry the King This was a really good fantasy story about two quite different girls, and their differing positions in life.Catwin was a strong character...

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    This is a medieval fantasy tale that does a great job of building a story that keeps the pages turning The story builds relatively slowly with the introduction of the main characters, their various attributes, flaws, histories and choices As the pace of the story builds, the layers of the plot become apparent and the intrigue plays out like a complex chess game.The story is essential told from the perspective of Catwin and therefore we see the world and understand the choices through the eyes This is a medieval fantasy tale that does a great job of building a story that keeps the pages turning The story builds relatively slowly with the introduction of the main characters, their various attributes, flaws, histories and choices As the pace of the story builds, the layers of the plot become apparent and the intrigue plays out like a complex chess game.The story is essential told from ...

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    I d like to thank the author, Moira Katson for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a review.Reviewing this book was hard a bit hard for me On one hand, Shadowborn seems pretty standard fare for the fantasy genre it s got all the elements that are typical of most of the YA fantasy books out there.Hero Heroine with dead absent parents Catwin, the protagonist Prophecy about Heroine Mentioned by Catwin s mother Bitchy mistress Miriel s mother Bitchy female foil applies to heroine o I d like to thank the author, Moira Katson for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a review.Reviewing this book was hard a bit hard for me On one hand, Shadowborn seems pretty standard fare for the fantasy genre it s got all the elements that are typical of most of the YA fantasy books out there.Hero Heroine with dead absent parents Catwin, the protagonist Prophecy about Heroine Mentioned by Catwin s mother Bitchy mistress Miriel s mother Bitchy female foil applies to heroine or bully male foil applies to hero Miriel Mysterious mentor Temar There are quite a few , but I m sure you get the idea However, while Shadowborn does not break free from the fantasy norm, what it does, it does well.While the basic character builds orphan with a destiny, Mommy s girl female foil, to name a few fall into stereotypes, the author is able to dig them out of this hole by breathing new life into the characters The...

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    Despite the fact that Catwin was rejected by her family as a baby, and lives in a cold castle in an inhospitable place, she has led a life of freedom and kindness She only answers to Roine, the castle healer and her mother figure and spends the rest of the time causing mischief Unfortunately, her ability to sneak into places she shouldn t, brings her to the attention of the Duke, a man keen to exploit the skills of those around him He ties Catwin s fate to that of his niece, Lady Miriel Deve Despite the fact that Catwin was rejected by her family as a baby, and lives in a cold castle in an inhospitable place, she has led a life of freedom and kindness She only answers to Roine, the castle healer and her mother figure and spends the rest of the time causing mischief Unfortunately, her ability to sneak into places she shouldn t, brings her to the attention of the Duke, a man keen to exploit the skills of those around him He ties Catwin s fate to that of his niece, Lady Miriel Devere Soon Catwin and Miriel are thrust into a world of politics and danger, all to win the hand of a sickly king.I thought this was a fantastic little book It s a reasonably short read at 270 pages, but Katson manages to fit so much into it, without ever letting the book get bogged down, the story just flows and carries you along.I always love a little political intrigue as evidenced by my absolute love of books like The Other ...

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    I picked up Shadowborn during the Smashwords Summer Sale, but I had neglected to pick up the next two bookswhich I bitterly regretted late the other night when I didn t have the ability to connect toto order them.To get the bad out of the way, Shadowborn had some very obvious gaffes in editing that would send me out of the story pretty quickly There weren t a lot, but it was the sort of things that made reading the line awkward and made you pause wayward to when it should be the I picked up Shadowborn during the Smashwords Summer Sale, but I had neglected to pick up the next two bookswhich I bitterly regretted late the other night when I didn t have the ability to connect toto order them.To get the bad out of the way, Shadowborn had some very obvious gaffes in editing that would send me out of the story pretty quickly There weren t a lot, but it was the sort of things that made reading the line awkward and made you pause wayward to when it should be the for instance Edited 8 5 The author has re issued a corrected version of the Trilogy on Smashwords,and Kobo My review is from the previous version before the upload of the revised versions.Also the book takes a long while to get to where it wants the reader to be at in terms of the relationship between Miriel and Catwin.As for the good Mysterious prophecy, sneaky girls, sneakier assassins and learning that you can t expect life to be fair make for an engaging fan...

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    I received a copy from the author in return for an honest review.I had a very tough problem with this book There actually wasn t that much I liked about it There was the first ten percent that first interested me, but then after awhile, when the characters moved to court, I quickly lost that interest I felt like there was just one history lesson, training session, or court politics explanation after another In the second half, there were a few parts that piqued my interest, but it didn t imp I received a copy from the author in return for an honest review.I had a very tough problem with this book There actually wasn t that much I liked about it There was the first ten percent that first interested me, but then after awhile, when the characters moved to court, I quickly lost that interest I felt like there was just one history lesson, training session, or court politics explanation after another In the second half, there were a few parts that piqued my interest, but it didn t improve how much I liked the book by much The main thing I didn t like about Shadowborn was that ...

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    What I liked Catwin and Miriel The main character of the story really connected with me She was intelligent and resourceful but not so smart that it was unbelievable for someone with no previous education or training It was interesting to read about her life and her training under Temar, and how she saw the changing world around her Catwin and Miriel both seemed like very complex characters Just when I thought I got a read on Miriel, she did or said something that surprised me, especially What I liked Catwin and Miriel The main character of the story really connected with me She was intelligent and resourceful but not so smart that it was unbelievable for someone with no previous education or training It was interesting to read about her life and her training under Temar, and how she saw the changing world around her Catwin and Miriel both seemed like very complex characters Just when I thought I got a read on Miriel, she did or said something that surprised me, especially when it came to her relationship with Catwin She was a very closeted character, but there were brief moments where she opened up and you could tell there wasto her than she let on Secondary characters There really are no flat characters in this story Even ...

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    Fantasy has been my favorite genre to read for, like, forever I go through spells where I m not especially mentally prepared to read it, but every time I read one I get so happy and remember exactly why it s my favorite genre Shadowborn is no exception It promises court intrigue and assassin y fun, and that s exactly what you get Catwin lives with a prophecy over her head, a prophecy that made her mother give her up the day she was born Catwin will be bet...

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    This is the story of a young servant girl who is forced to become a shadow for the Duke s niece, Miriel As her shadow, our hero Catwin will be her bodygaurd, spy, and assassin The Duke has plans for his niece to capture the heart of the king, and both must go to court at the age of 14 to put his plans into action While Catwin must train physically and learn poison antidotes, observation skills, and the like, Miriel also endures constant lessons and practice related to the skill of being the This is the story of a young servant girl who is forced to become ...

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