Rising Darkness : Game of Shadows

  • by Thea Harrison
  • Narrated by Sophie Eastlake
  • Series: Game of Shadows
  • 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the hospital ER where she works, Mary is used to chaos. But lately, every aspect of her life seems adrift. She's feeling disconnected from herself. Voices appear in her head. And the vivid, disturbing dreams she's had all her life are becoming more intense. Then she meets Michael. He's handsome, enigmatic, and knows more than he can say. In his company, she slowly remembers the truth about herself.
Thousands of years ago, there were eight of them. The one called the Deceiver came to destroy the world, and the other seven followed to stop him. Reincarnated over and over, they carry on - and Mary finds herself drawn into the battle once again. And the more she learns, the more she realizes that Michael will go to any lengths to destroy the Deceiver.
Then she remembers who killed her during her last life, nine hundred years ago...Michael.

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3.5 STARS A COMPLICATED SCI-FI THRILLER

Firstly, nothing like Elder Races - this is a cleverly written but dark alien story about 7 cosmic beings coming to Earth after one of their evil criminals named The Deceiver, escaped and it is their jobs to catch him. They each had to take a potion to allow their bodies to go through Earth's atmosphere but unfortunately, there was a terrible side effect - once they landed and were reincarnated into a family/culture none of them remembered each other or their mission. However, they are each constantly bombarded with thoughts and memories of past lives spanning thousands of years which tortures their minds and souls and sometimes they meet but it was always too late - until now.

This is the story of Mary and Michael who were soul-mates on their planet and have found each other again but The Deceiver, who sucks souls and possesses bodies together with all his soulless minions, his magic and all his memories from thousands of years on Earth still intact (he didn't take the potion), is hot on world domination and is therefore on their trail with disastrous consequences.

It was hard going to begin with as there was a lot of well written but 'wordy' character and world building to be done and, to be honest, it kinda lost me in parts and I ended up not caring much. However by part 2 things got more straightforward and once they found each other the pair had to rebuild trust, run, fight and there were a few emotional scenes along with a few sexual encounters but these were mildly described.

Worth a credit? This is a hard one because I am sure there will be plenty of you out there loving the sound of this and will thoroughly enjoy it - but unfortunately, for me, I probably won't follow the series as I found it centred too much on the evil deeds, depressing, dark side of PNR.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

A darker story, but still intriguing

I was very glad to start reading this book, and I have to say I was not disappointed. I think this new series will be darker than the Elder Races books, but I still really enjoyed the first book of this series. I am glad it's not the same old thing where the author thought if it worked for the first series, why not just change place and character names and start a similar series. I will definitely be getting the next book.
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- Mary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-22-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio