Cursed in Shadow by Andrea R. Cooper

Posted April 10, 2014 by Silvia in Books / 11 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from Author for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

Cursed in Shadow by Andrea R. CooperCursed in Shadow by Andrea R. Cooper
Series: Legends of Oblivion #1.5
Published by Self-published on April 1, 2014
Genres: Fantasy
Source: Author
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After defeating the Warloc, Brock, the Elvin Vampyre, takes Celeste to Tamlon to search the prophecies of the four and the Son of Dragons. However, the Elvin city is not safe, even for his witch.
The Warloc’s protégé is bent on his physical return to the living. Her necromancy brings forth Brock’s first victim and more.
Brock and Celeste must defeat prejudice and power to continue their journey and find Brock’s twin sister, Mirhana.

Cursed in Shadow was an enjoyable novella I devoured during breakfast. Andrea R. Cooper has a really lovely writing style that draws you into magical worlds and makes you actually believe you’re in another place and time. At least for a while. Surely, the charming language used by the characters (especially Brock) helps in this, but the descriptions need to be mentioned as well. I found them helpful in order to have a clear vision of the backgrounds and to get me into the action, always.

I must say that, if my read slowed down at some point during the first instalment, here perhaps it went a bit too fast towards the end, where Celeste suddenly had a reaction I didn’t quite understand. Anyway, I’ve really appreciated how the author re-introduced Brock and Celeste’s world to the reader, I had a good time re-connecting with them and now I’m definitely curious to read about Brock’s sister and see where the story leads . . .


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11 responses to “Cursed in Shadow by Andrea R. Cooper

  1. I have to say that this novella showed some improvement from the first instalment. Of course, from my pov. I'm enjoying the series so far, I find it fascinating and I'm definitely curious to read how things go…

  2. First time I hear about this book (and the series) but it has piqued my interest. I don't know why but the summary reminded me of The Lord of the Rings, possibly because of "Elvin city".
    Backgrounds are very important to imagine what's surrounding the characters and to feel the vibe of the story like if it were actually happening. Almost as important as good characters.
    Thanks for the review! 🙂

  3. That is actually not a bad comparison, Melissa. This series has a very interesting setting that (together with the language) makes you feel like you're, in fact, in some fantasy land that you'd like to explore by yourself. And I totally agree with the importance of both, surrounding and characters.
    Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  4. Bookworm Brandee

    I love it when a story is so well written, it transports you to that world. Great review, Silvia!

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