Thursday, February 25, 2010

Shadow Blade by Seressia Glass [Blog Tour]

Author: Seressia Glass
Publisher: Pocket, an imprint of Simon & Schuster
Genre: Urban Fantasy
ISBN: 1439156794
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 344 pages

For Kira Solomon, normal was never an option.

Kira’s day job as an antiquities expert, but her true calling is as a Shadowchaser. Trained from youth to be one of the most lethal Chasers in existence, Kira serves the Gilead Commission dispatching the Fallen who sow discord and chaos. Of course, sometimes Gilead bureaucracy is as much a thorn in her side as anything the Fallen can muster against her. Right now, though, she’s got a bigger problem. Someone is turning the city of Atlanta upside-down in search of a four-millennia-old Egyptian dagger that just happens to have fallen into Kira’s hands.

Then there’s Khefar, the dagger’s true owner-a near-immortal 4000-year-old Nubian warrior who, Kira has to admit. looks pretty fine for his age. Joining forces is the only way to keep the weapon safe from the sinister Shadow force, but now Kira is in deep with someone who holds more secrets than she does, the one person who knows just how treacherous this fight is. Because every step closer to destroying the enemy is a step closer to losing herself to Shadow forever. . . .

My 2 Cents: Plot is solid, but the writing feels a little on the rudimentary side to me. I love the world that Glass creates, and the subtleties that she pays attention to in order to round out that world. I just wish there was a little more fluidity and cohesion to her structure.

Wait! There's More:
Read Chapter One at Simon & Schuster.
Read the first 249 pages via Google Books (hosted with Simon & Schuster's permission)
Learn more about Shadowchasers.


Cleverly Inked said...

It does look like a pretty decent book. I don't mind if the story doesnt flow to well as long as the bones of the book are good.

Anonymous said...

Tomb Raider Anyone? Still , it looks good.