Cast in Shadow
Seven years ago Kaylin fled the crime-riddled streets of Nightshade, knowing that something was after her. Children were being murdered -- and all had the same odd markings that mysteriously appeared on her own skin . . . Since then, she's learned to read, she's learned to fight and she's become... show more
Seven years ago Kaylin fled the crime-riddled streets of Nightshade, knowing that something was after her. Children were being murdered -- and all had the same odd markings that mysteriously appeared on her own skin . . . Since then, she's learned to read, she's learned to fight and she's become one of the vaunted Hawks who patrol and police the City of Elantra. Alongside the winged Aerians and immortal Barrani, she's made a place for herself, far from the mean streets of her birth. But children are once again dying, and a dark and familiar pattern is emerging, Kaylin is ordered back into Nightshade with a partner she knows she can't trust, a Dragon lord for a companion and a device to contain her powers -- powers that no other human has. Her task is simple -- find the killer, stop the murders . . . and survive the attentions of those who claim to be her allies!
Publish date: August 1st 2005
Pages no: 409
Edition language: English
Series: Chronicles of Elantra (#1)
Such a difficult book to review. Kaylin was a very frustrating heroine and so much of this world is confusing and poorly explained.I enjoyed it quite a bit, but I know I have a weak grasp of what I just read.
Series: Chronicles of Elantra #1 Publisher: Luna Books (2007) Genre(s): Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Romance Wow. The writing on this was atrocious. I literally did not understand half the book because it made no sense with its convoluted writing and half-explained ideas. I felt like I had to be inside...
3.5 stars. For the most part I enjoyed reading Cast in Shadow. The reason it doesn't quite get 4 stars from me is because at times I felt like not enough was explained and that led to a bit of confusion a few times. I think way too much information is withheld from the reader and the main character....
So, I'm going to wait until I finish this series to review it (as right now I'm making my way through it), but there are a couple things I can say about this series already: wow! the world building in this series is crazy-good. I've read very few (UF?) series set in such imaginative and original wor...
Seven years ago Kaylin was an orphan living in the fief of Nightshade but live was very unsafe because something was killing children and after their death the children were found with marks tattooed on their skin – at the same time these odd marks began to appear on Kaylin’s arms. Eventually Kaylin...