A Dance of Cloaks : Shadowdance

  • by David Dalglish
  • Narrated by Elijah Alexander
  • Series: Shadowdance
  • 15 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Underworld rules the city of Veldaren. Thieves, smugglers, assassins... they fear only one man.
Thren Felhorn is the greatest assassin of his time. All the thieves' guilds of the city are under his unflinching control. If he has his way, death will soon spill out from the shadows and into the streets.
Aaron is Thren's son, trained to be heir to his father's criminal empire. He's cold, ruthless - everything an assassin should be. But when Aaron risks his life to protect a priest's daughter from his own guild, he glimpses a world beyond piston, daggers, and the iron rule of his father.
Assassin or protector; every choice has its consequences.
Fantasy author David Dalglish spins a tale of retribution and darkness, and an underworld reaching for ultimate power.

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What the Critics Say

"[A] winning combination of A Game of Thrones, sword-and-sorcery RPGs, and vivid description...Dalglish puts familiar pieces together with a freshness and pleasure that are contagious." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Meant for teenagers

Put me to sleep. Narrator tried too hard with the voices and his delivery was flat. The story was too predictable and slow to develop. I guess the author was going for epic, but for me it just dragged and was filled with too many depressing moments and one dimensional characters. I guess if you were looking for a Game of Thrones type epic that's more appropriate for young adults, this might be good, but I'm gonna to pass on reading anymore of this series.
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- Will

Did anyone listen to this guy read first?

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A different reader, I think. Couldn't get into the story because he was so horrible


What was most disappointing about David Dalglish’s story?

Not sure. Couldn't get into the story.


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Elijah Alexander?

ANYONE. Anyone but him. His accents are terrible, he sounds like he's reading to middle schoolers, he has inflections at all the wrong places.


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I'm sure the story is good.


Any additional comments?

These companies need to listen to their narrators first.

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- Adam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-09-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio