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The Heart of Nakothi has been lost, the Consultants were victorious, and the Empire remains free of Elder control. For now.

Shera has become a Soulbound, but with her new powers comes a terrifying burden. Her Soulbound Vessel has begun to poison her mind, slowly transforming her into a monstrous, bloodthirsty killer. Meanwhile, Calder Marten and his Imperialist Guilds have begun to work against the Consultants...even to the point of raising their own band of homegrown assassins. Assassins with unique ties to Shera's past.

On the seas, a man will do anything to seize control of a throne.

In the shadows, a woman fights for her own soul.

©2015 Hidden Gnome Publishing (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • ElysiianMoon
  • 26-05-2020

I wish there was more

I loved the first book so I was very excited to listen to this one. There were a couple of key events that didn't get explained very well and the ending really left me feeling unfinished. I know there are two other books parallel to these from another character's point of view, but the male narrator's voice wasn't for me. I just wish this story was a bit longer.

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  • Branden
  • 18-06-2021

Great performance

The jump from past to present was more annoying than cohesive. The story seems worthy of attention but needs work. I'm invested enough to finish however I'm skeptical if it's worth the journey. My curiosity for the conclusion keeps me going.

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  • Michael
  • 17-03-2020

so good!

I really like this series and I can't wait to read the next book. I like seeing the different point of views.

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  • Brett
  • 24-06-2021

good story, I didn't like the narrator much though

the story is ok, I liked sea more than shadow though. I liked the dual trilogy premise though.

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  • Jane V. Blanchard
  • 11-06-2021

Continuing Shera adventure

I love Will Wight's writing, but, Of Darkness and Dawn, the second book in The Elder Empire: Shadow series drags. I am unsure if this is because I have recently read most of his books and am getting accustomed to his writing or because the storyline is not as interesting. In spite of this, I am looking forward to the parallel story. Of the first two books in this series, I preferred Caldars' point of view.

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  • Chastain Knight
  • 01-12-2020

Great book!

Great book, fantastic narration! What else could you ask for. Really looking forward to finishing the series, just cannot decide which of the final books I will read first.

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  • Danny Moody
  • 02-08-2020

Really fun series

After reading this book I think that I am team Shera. I just wonder what my out look would be if I read Of Dawn and Darkness first. I am excited to get more information. It is fun having two competing protagonists. It adds an element of unpredictability which is refreshing. Zeller does a great job with the narration of this book.

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  • J. Samuels
  • 06-07-2020

excellent story, excellent performance

I loved this series so far, I don't like Caulder as a person, I prefer Shera.

Will Wight has done an incredible job telling the same story from two different, opposing perspectives.

I read Shera's story first, book 1 then Caulder book 1, and this one and will read Caulder next. I look forward to the 3rd set.

also Emily Woo Zellar Travis Baldree are my favorite narrators and I was excited to see they both would be performing these books.

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  • fahad
  • 20-06-2020

great story

Loved it it was really good.
the performance of the Emily woo was not that impressive but the book was good enough to carry her.

I can't wait for the next one

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  • Jesse
  • 09-05-2020

The best yet

If I could have I would have listened to this in one sitting. I almost did. The story is brilliant. And the faceless man....so freaking awesome. Shera’s story deepens. As much as I want to dislike her (I started with Colder) she is awesome. Her motives are now clear and she no longer plays the villain. These books are so awesome. Just pick them up.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-03-2021

Another excellent book in this series

I wrote a rather long review for the first book in this series so will keep this one shorter . Excellent storyline, excellent narration and plenty of action/plot twists . Highly recommended

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