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Shadow's Claim (Dacians, Bk 1)
Shadow's Claim - Dacians, Bk 1
Author: Kresley Cole
Shadow’s Claim features Prince Trehan, a ruthless master assassin who will do anything to possess Bettina, his beautiful sorceress mate, even compete for her hand in a blood-sport tournament -- to the death. — HE WON’T BE DENIED — Trehan Daciano, known as the Prince of Shadows, has spent his life serving his people -- str...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9781451650051
ISBN-10: 1451650051
Publication Date: 11/27/2012
Pages: 482
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 107 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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meadow27 avatar reviewed Shadow's Claim (Dacians, Bk 1) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book is very seductive. You realize after you finished it that the story line is not too in depth, but while you are reading it you don't care because it is very well written.
ASJ avatar reviewed Shadow's Claim (Dacians, Bk 1) on + 337 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I didn't expect to like this book very much but much to my surprise it was very good. I enjoyed the different worlds and appreciated the glossary in the front. Truthfully I wasn't to crazy about our main character Bettina but all the rest of the cast was quite interesting and I hope to learn more about them in the sequal. I thought our leading male, Trehan, was very well written and really liked his character.
reviewed Shadow's Claim (Dacians, Bk 1) on + 503 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
As a Kresley Cole fan, it pains me to say this but Shadow's Claim was kind of boring. The heroine, Bettina, fancies herself in love with a childhood friend for more than half the book. And while the Talisman's Hie in the IAD books was an interesting and fun plot device, the competition for Bettina's hand was dull. Cole didn't make the events drag on too long, but it was difficult to care about anyone. The most interesting thing happening in the start of the book was a werewolf forced to enter the competition. Unfortunately that didn't go anywhere interesting.

Trehan was sexy and typical alpha male stuff. Bettina was a whiny, spineless, 22-year old a teenager. It was difficult to like her character and hard to root for them as a couple.

The second half of the book got much better, Cole picked up the pace and we caught up to the timeline from Lothaire.

For IAD fans, this didn't feel like a distinct departure from the IDA series. The focus will be on the Dacian's but they're not isolated from the rest of the Lore as feared. In fact, very little of the story took place in Dacia.

I presume Cole will want to write a book about Caspion eventually (another rather unlikeable character) but otherwise, this one could be skipped in terms of continuing story.
bookdeejay avatar reviewed Shadow's Claim (Dacians, Bk 1) on + 132 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Did not really expect to enjoy this book. Was given to me. I thought not my style. It was actually very intriguing. Enjoyed it!
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IDOLFAN avatar reviewed Shadow's Claim (Dacians, Bk 1) on + 51 more book reviews
I couldn't put it down. Really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one.
reviewed Shadow's Claim (Dacians, Bk 1) on + 929 more book reviews
This one was one of her sweeter ones. It's not as funny and you get a small cameos from Nix, Sabine, Lothaire, and Elizabeth.

I am always amazed how Cole can used plot devices I absolutely hate in other authors but somehow she makes it entertaining: mistaken identities, miscommunications, etc... You do have to have a lot of patience with Bettina because she is so young, but that was the point. Trehan does his share of dumb stuff towards the end but again he is super sweet to her during the wooing phase.

Fun, easy read.
KellitaJ avatar reviewed Shadow's Claim (Dacians, Bk 1) on + 550 more book reviews
I enjoyed this new series and had a hard time putting the book down. Unfortunately, the book was missing 5 pages, so I had to go back to where I bought it to make an exchange (pgs 128-133). Kresley Cole knows how to keep a story interesting and delicious. I enjoyed the magic, the new "kingdoms" and the lusty love story. I'm looking forward to her next offering.