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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (148 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: S. M. Stirling Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Shadowspawn Series Release Date:
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Adrian Brézé defied his own dark heritage as a near-purebred Shadowspawn for years, until his power-hungry sister Adrienne kidnapped his human lover Ellen.

Now Adrienne is dead, and the Council of Shadows is gathering its strength. To stop the Council from launching an apocalypse, Adrian and Ellen must ally with the Brotherhood, a resistance group dedicated to breaking the Council’s hold on humankind … by any means necessary.

In the coming confrontation, Adrian must fight not only the members of the Council, but also his own nature—and, as he will come to suspect, traitors within the Brotherhood itself.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barbara | 9/23/2013

    " I liked this better than the first book...but it still seems like S.M. Stirling is jusat cashing in on the "vampire" craze. Though his "shadowspawn" creatures are not really vampires, they do drink human blood. Not terrible, but not his best work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen | 1/25/2013

    " I really wanted to like this series. I'm a big fan of his Emberverse books; unfortunately these just don't quite match up. It's still an entertaining read, but I think it's missing something. Like a previous reviewer said, the bad guys are too bad and the good guys are too good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mary | 11/18/2012

    " Have been a fan of Stirling's Island in the Sea of Time and The Change novels but just can't seem to really enjoy the Shadowspawn series. It has too much S&M and violence that just didn't move the plot along enough. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Margaret | 10/23/2012

    " There were some nice phrases used in the writing "

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About the Author

S. M. Stirling was born in France but is Canadian by origin and American by naturalization. Stirling is the author of numerous science fiction and fantasy novels, including the popular Nantucket series that began with Island in the Sea of Time and, more recently, Dies the Fire and The Protector’s War. A former lawyer and an amateur historian, he lives in the Southwest with his wife, Jan.