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Author: Sandy Williams Narrator: Amy Rubinate Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Shadow Reader Series Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781452676647
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A Houston college student, McKenzie Lewis, can track fae by reading the shadows they leave behind. For years she has been working for the fae king, tracking rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn't her only secret. She's in love with Kyol, the King's sword master—but human and fae relationships are forbidden. When McKenzie is captured by Aren, the fierce rebel leader, she learns that not everything is as she thought. And McKenzie must decide who to trust and where she stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil war.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Williams portrays a realistically shaded faerie realm in economic and magical turmoil.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Featuring a gutsy heroine and plenty of fae lore, this urban fantasy debut should appeal to fans of Seanan McGuire’s October Daye novels.”

    Library Journal

  • “Intriguing…Great world-building, layered characters, and a romantic triangle provide hours of top-notch entertainment and build anticipation for the next installment. Be sure to check out this book, you won’t be sorry!”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 2/17/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book, looking forward to the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/5/2014

    " Nothing other to say that I loved it!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyndall | 1/26/2014

    " This book was great. I feel like Williams really took a new spin on the fairy realm, and the love triangle was really well done. I can't wait for the sequel! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 12/14/2013

    " Quick thoughts: Liked the magic and set up, would liked to have see more of the fairy world, called the results of the love triangle the second it appeared. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 11/14/2013

    " 4 stars. Not bad, but a bit bland. Lacks some hillarity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Feistygodwin | 2/9/2013

    " The heorine is spunky, has an interesting power and has two hunky fae men lusting after her- sign me up for me of this world! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 11/23/2012

    " First 3/4 of the book were fab, but I struggled with the final part. Wasn't as strong I think. Still, interesting premise and an author I'd pick up again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Senoritamia | 6/29/2012

    " Blog reco - started out well, but just not that exciting middle to end. A lot of repetitive story line for me. "

About the Author

Sandy Williams writes urban fantasy novels and is the author of the Shadow Reader series. She graduated from Texas A&M University with degrees in political science and history, and has worked as a librarian. Sandy blogs about writing and publishing at the Magic & Mayhem Writer’s blog. She currently lives in Texas.

About the Narrator

Amy Rubinate has narrated over 250 audiobooks and won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her books have been selected for AudioFile’s Best Romance of 2016 list; Booklist’s Top 10 Romance, Top 10 Historical Fiction, Editor’s Choice Media; and YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults. She has a degree in oral interpretation of literature and won state and national awards for poetry reading. A voice actor and singer for over a decade, Amy has narrated many interactive children’s books and provided character voices for toys and video games. Amy’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, AudioFile magazine, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal.