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2.78 out of 52.78 out of 52.78 out of 52.78 out of 52.78 out of 5 2.78 (9 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: May 2011 ISBN: 9781400184552
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Adrian Breze 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 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 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 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 Margaret | 10/23/2012

    " There were some nice phrases used in the writing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Starfire | 7/29/2012

    " Ok, this instalment was better written and plotted than Book 1 - it's still not up with the Change novels for me, but I did enjoy it, and I'll be keeping an eye out for Book 3 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samantha | 7/8/2012

    " I just couldn't stay interested. So it is going back to the library only half-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trixydan | 2/7/2012

    " Oh cliffhanger ending, how I detest you!... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelsey | 6/13/2011

    " I tried to read this book -- got 50 pages in and gave up. It failed my have to like the people to bother spending time with them test, badly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curt Hopkins Hopkins | 5/4/2011

    " Very entertaining - borders a bit on porno, though, with the S&M crap which I could do without. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice acting, where he has been heard on more than five thousand television and radio commercials, as well as television promos; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?