Book Reviews of Realm of Shadows

Realm of Shadows
Realm of Shadows
Author: Shannon Drake
ISBN-13: 9780739428788
ISBN-10: 0739428780
Publication Date: 2002
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 7 ratings
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
An archeologist digs up a nasty vampiress who then proceeds to wreak havoc in Paris. The only ones who can stop her are Lucian, a good vampire from Drake's previous book (Deep Midnight); the enigmatic Brent, who may have supernatural abilities; and Tara Mason, a narrow-minded American whose grandfather happens to be a member of the Alliance, an age-old group dedicated to containing evil. An assortment of other characters join the mix including Tara's flippant French cousin, her mysterious beaux, a determined police inspector, a creepy investigator and a clueless young couple but they only detract from the central romance between Brent and Tara
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Helpful Score: 2
A fun read about the history of vampires and werewolves set in the outskirts of Paris. My only complaint is that in an effort to add to the "spooky" or mysterious tone of the book there's lots of confusion about who people are. Names change as time passes and the good guys/bad guys are intentionally confused. This reader was irritated rather than spooked.
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Helpful Score: 1
A page turner full of suspense and not a lot of passion or romance. Not quite as good as the others in this series. I do still recommend reading it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book!

In 1944 in an ancient churchyard just outside Paris, archeologists uncover an ancient tomb and something goes frighteningly wrong. Fast forward to present day, Tara Mason is visiting Europe and is chilled by the sinister goings on. She is fleeing from a legendary, sensual predator who stalks the night and wants to claim her body and soul. She must trust her protection to a shadowy man who calls himself a guardian, who has sworn to protect the innocent from an evil most never see.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a really good read. Didn't want to put the book down.
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The bad news - if you've read one, you've read them all. Pretty much.

The good news - if you like Shannon Drake and her stories, you'll love it!

After having read so many of her stories, I'm pretty well sated.
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Very quick and easy read. I enjoyed this book very much.
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I still have 2 more books in this series, but this one is my favorite so far.
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In a churchyard outside Paris, archaeologists reveal an ancient tomb. As the tomb is opened, something goes very wrong. Something too frightening to imagine, and too terrible to tell.

For American Tara Mason, the romantic city of her dreams has suddenly turned sinister. She has heard the blood-curdling screams in the churchyard and knows that she must run. A powerful stranger is after her, and her nightmares seem to be turning into reality.

In the dead of the night, at the country estate where she has sought refuge, a shadowy man appears. He calls himself a guardian, sworn to protect the innocent from an evil most never see. He has come to save her. If she doesnt believe him, she may lose her life....and soul.
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This is the fourth book in the vampire series by Shannon Drake (aka Heather Graham)Beaneath A blood Red Moon, When darkness Falls, and Deep Midnight.
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This book is about modern vampires and the supernatural people who try to keep them in check and keep the rest of us, unsuspecting mortals safe.
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very intriguing....plan to stay up late to finish this one!
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Great book, especially if you like the mythology of vampires and werewolves.
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In an ancient churchyard just outside PARIS, archeologists uncover an ancient tomb- certain they have stumbled onto the find of the century. But something goes terribly wrong as the tomb is opened. Something too frightening to imagine...and too terrible to utter...
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frightenting to the imaginaion -stalking sensual predator chase
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EVERY NIGHTMARE HAS IT'S BEGINNING IN AN ANCIENT CHURCHYARD JUST OUTSIDE PARIS,ARCHEOLOGISTS UNCOVER AN ANCIENT TOMB-CERTAIN THEY HAVE STUMBLED ONTO THE FIND OF THE CENTURY. BUT SOMETHING GOES VERY WRONG AS THE TOMB IS OPENED. SOMETHING TOO FRIGHTENING TO IMAGINE...AND TOO TERRIBLE TO UTTER. THIS IS ANOTHER GREAT STORY BY SHANNON DRAKE.
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Every Nightmare Has It's Beginning
In an ancient churchyard just outside of Paris, archeologists uncover an ancient tomb---certain they have stumbled onto the find of the century. But something goes very wrong as the tomb is opened. Something too frightening to imagine...and too terrible to utter.
And it's end
For American visitor Tara Mason, the tomantic city of her dreams has suddenly turned sinister. For she has heard the blood-curdling screams in the churchyard--and knows that she must run away--from the powerful stranger chasing after her...and from a legendary, sensual prdator who stalks the night.
In the Dead of Night
At the country estate where she has sought refuge, the shadowy man reappears. He calls himself a guardian, sworn to protect the innocent from an evil most never see. And Tara will have to trust him, because that eveil has seen her... and won't stop until it claims her, body and soul.
This is a hardback book not a paperback.
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This is a great book. Read it before, this was the second time.
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LOVED IT!!!!!!
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When an ancient tomb is uncovered in Paris, something goes horribly wrong. For American visitor Tara Mason, the romantic city of her dreams suddenly turns sinister. At the country estate where he seeks refuge, a shadowy man calls himself a guardian. He is sworn to protect the innocent, including Tara, and from the evil that won't stop until it claims her, body and soul.
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Exciting - enjoyable fantasy/romance
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Every Nightmare has its beginning. In an ancient churchyard just outside Paris, archeologists uncover and ancient tomb--certain they have stumbled onto the find of the century. But something goes very wrong as the tomb is opened. Something too frightening to imagine...and too terrible to utter. For American visitor Tara Mason, the romantic city of her dreams has suddenly turned sinister. For she has heard the blood-curdling screams in the churchyard--and knows that she must run away--from the powerful stranger chasing after her and from a legendary, sensual predator who stalks the night.
WOW! Great read.
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Not your typical vampire fare. The archeological dig and the French setting gave it a different flair but the heroin was wishy-washy and lacked depth - as did the supporting cast. Plot not put together well from start to finish.
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I had high hopes for this book, and the idea for the story was interesting enough...but I had a really hard time getting into it. It wasn't a bad read, just difficult to stay with for about the first quarter of the book.
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It's a good vampire read.
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When an ancient tomb is uncovered in Paris, something goes horribly wrong. For American visitor Tara Mason, the romantic city of her dreams suddenly turns sinister. At the country estate where she seeks refuge, a shadowy man calls himself a guardian. He is sworn to protect the innocent--including Tara--from the evil that won't stop until it claims her, body and soul.
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From the back cover:
In an ancient churchyard just outside Paris, archeologists uncover an ancient tomb - certain they have stumbled onto the find of the century. But something goes very wrong as the tomb is opened. Something too frightening to imagine... and too terrible to utter...
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Love Shannon Drake
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This book is horrible. I began and ended up skimming and did not finish it. The writing is boring and the characters do not come to life.
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Great but this is a hardback, not paperback.
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This book is a HARDCOVER