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, striking in the night, quietly executing any threat to their realm. The coldly disciplined swordsman has never desired anything for himself—until he beholds Bettina, the sheltered ward of two of the Lore's most fearsome villains.
She's bound to another...
Desperate to earn her guardians' approval after a life-shattering mistake, young Bettina has no choice but to marry whichever suitor prevails—even though she's lost her heart to another. Yet one lethal competitor, a mysterious cloaked swordsman, invades her dreams, tempting her with forbidden pleasure.
A battle for her body and soul...
Even if Trehan can survive the punishing contests to claim her as his wife, the true battle for Bettina's heart is yet to come. And unleashing a millennium's worth of savage need will either frighten his Bride away—or stoke Bettina's own desires to a fever-pitch.
Kresley Cole IS FREAKING BRILLIANT. I read great books every once and a while. I even read books that I don't put down. But I have never been sucked in as fast as I was with Shadow's Claim. Maybe I had a yearning for the Lore. Good gracious, I've missed it since Lothaire. The enemy of Old stares at me from my bookcase daily, beckoning me to read him one more time. Today, out of my aggravation with my own MS I reached out to his Cousins, and I WAS NOT disappointed. 5 Stars. Nah, how about 10. Dear lord. A few pages and I was hooked. By around 30 I could barely breathe and by chapter 8. Well, I was madly in love with Trehan. Nothing like a 1,000 year old vamp to get under your skin. If you get the chance be sure to check it out.
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