Kira Solomon is unable to touch another living being—she draws off the energy of animate objects, “downloading” thoughts, emotions, memories...and, dangerously, draining the spirit. An antiquities specialist by day, she catalogs and defuses ancient magical artifacts; by night, she’s a... show more
Kira Solomon is unable to touch another living being—she draws off the energy of animate objects, “downloading” thoughts, emotions, memories...and, dangerously, draining the spirit. An antiquities specialist by day, she catalogs and defuses ancient magical artifacts; by night, she’s a Shadowchaser—a bounty hunter in the eternal struggle against the Shadow of Chaos. When Kira comes across an ancient dagger that belongs to Khefar, a 4,000 year-old Nubian warrior, the sexual tension between the two builds, and a sinister evil sets its sights on them both.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 26th 2010
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Paranormal Romance
, African American
Series: Shadowchasers (#1)
This stood out because this was built on the Egyptian pantheon. Good world building and world was interesting. Kira was a good heroine, maybe a little too perfect (in terms of her abilities - she's the strongest ever!). Because of all she could do, I think she could have been a little older (she's 2...
This book is a mixed bag for me. Once I got into the story, I found I liked most of the characters, even though the main couple failed to fully engage me. I'm not usually a fan of main characters though, so that's a grain of salt sort of complaint. The mythos it draws from is Egyptian tales, and t...
I heard about this series and author via a recommendation at Dear Author. We were discussing the way [some] authors and [most] publishers are really screwing with the sub-genre “Urban Fantasy.” Urban Fantasy started as basically Sword & Sorcery but in a modern format and urban location. Somehow, som...
First book report card:Creativity: above average. Ancient Egyptian and general anthropology knowledge is a bonus.Magical system: above average. Based partly on relationships with Egyptian deities, with nary a werewolf in sight. Female heroine: above average. Slightly Mary Sue in physical abilities,...