Empire of Shadows by Sarah M. Cradit
Posted by brriske
In a time now legend, a sacred vow united the Farværdig and the Tuatha Dé Danann. One race born of fire, the other risen from nature. Together, they enjoyed centuries of peace and prosperity, under the protective blanket of this hallowed oath.
But when war came to the doorstep of the Tuatha, the Farværdig turned their backs. Expelled from their lands, those Tuatha who were not extinguished went into hiding, later re-emerging in secret as the Quinlans. The broken vow took its toll on the Farværdig, dividing the race into two factions: those willing to fall to heel of new restrictive laws, and rebels determined to restore the peaceful values of their kind.
In the midst of years of strife that follows, a Prophecy emerged, promising hope. Unite the races once more, and right the ancient wrong.
As the shadows of age and myth are exposed, the Deschanels find themselves deeply enmeshed in this war. Their bloodline and futures closely intertwined with both races, each member of the family must uncover their own vital role in fulfilling the Prophecy or risk decimation.
The Deschanel clan is back with a vengance. As usual they’re all set for whatever comes their way. I have to admit 700 pages was a bit overwhelming, but I’m glad I stuck it out because this was by far the best book in the series. We meet new characters and catch up with some of the old, some we love and some we love to hate. All i can say without spoilers is this book will blow you out of the water. So many things have happened, some happy and some devastating. Ms. Cradit you’ve done it again but this time with a giant OMG!! Thank you for giving me the honor of reading your book. 5 fangs can’t don’t this story justice and neither can this review.