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Lynn Viehl : Shadowlight: A Novel of the Kyndred (KYNDRED NOVEL)

Author: Lynn Viehl
Title: Shadowlight: A Novel of the Kyndred (KYNDRED NOVEL)
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Published in: English
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 336
Date: 2009-10-06
ISBN: 0451412788
Publisher: Onyx
Weight: 0.35 pounds
Size: 0.91 x 4.09 x 6.61 inches
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With just one touch, Jessa Bellamy can see anyone’s darkest secrets, thanks to whoever tampered with her genes. What she doesn’t know is that a biotech company has discovered her talent and intends to kill her and harvest her priceless DNA...

Gaven Matthias is forced to abduct Jessa himself so he can protect her, but Jessa has a hard time believing the one man whose secrets she can’t read. As a monstrous assassin closes in and forces them to run, Jessa will have to find another way to discover if Matthias is her greatest ally—or her deadliest enemy.

Reviews: Cindy (USA: NV) (2009/11/22):
Good read. It was interesting seeing a plot without the Brotherhood although the author has found a suitably evil entity to take its place. The new Kyndred characters are fascinating with their own series of special abilities and murky pasts. The hero, Matthias, predates the Darkyn by centuries [something Alexandra will find fascinating when she finally learns it] and can call storms. The heroine, Jessa, can see your deepest, darkest secret with a touch. Some favorite Darkyn characters have their own subplot [primarily Lucan and Samantha although Alexandra gets in a few smart cracks as well] which marches along beside [but never quite touches] that of the Kyndred. The multiple viewpoints are occasionally overwhelming - a little like watching a music video where you switch from camera to camera too rapidly. But the stories converge as the book progresses and much becomes clear... Not all of course, there are more books to come!

Good characters and good plotting - I'm looking forward to the next book [June 2010]. Could you read this book without having read the Darkyn? Yes. Does it greatly enrich the reading of Shadowlight if you HAVE read the Darkyn? Definitely yes.

1. If Angels Burn (2005)
2. Private Demon (2005)
3. Dark Need (2006)
4. Night Lost (2007)
5. Evermore (2008)
6. Twilight Fall (2008)
7. Stay the Night (2009)

1. Shadowlight (2009)
2. Dreamveil (2010)

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