The year is 2038. Feoran has followed through on his promise to enslave humanity, and humanity is being crushed under his oppression. Anyone who rebels is sent to the Factory. Until one woman, Psyche Tawton, decides to run. And she will prove his undoing. Psyche leads an everyday life—well, for someone alive in the era of the Clan’s long shadow. A single event involving heThe year is 2038. Feoran has followed through on his promise to enslave humanity, and humanity is being crushed under his oppression. Anyone who rebels is sent to the Factory. Until one woman, Psyche Tawton, decides to run. And she will prove his undoing. Psyche leads an everyday life—well, for someone alive in the era of the Clan’s long shadow. A single event involving her best friend and her friends’ vampire master puts her on a road to rebellion, causing a ripple that will change the course of history, and the lives of those she comes into contact with. Then she meets Torolf. A werewolf with a chequered past, Torolf is instantly intrigued when he lays eyes on the violet-eyed beauty, but the wolf within him cannot accept a human as his mate. But deciding whether they should give in to their desires is the least of their troubles, as Feoran sets them firmly in his sights and makes them the centrefold for his newest horrific campaign. Starting with her best friend sent over to the Factory. With the help of Torolf, the other immortals, and the Human Rebellion, Psyche will be the catalyst for the most important change in human history since the Clan took over. But she will also be the catalyst for her own fate, unlocking a secret about herself that is so destructive… …it may kill her....
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Keeper Of Shadows Reviews
The book starts off with Feoran. A character that shows up in the first book as the ultimate bad guy.A hunter with a grudge against the world and the main characters of the first book (Aodhan and Arianwen, a demon and demoness). This grudge changes the world forever into a dystopian reality for the millions and millions of people around the globe.And in this sad, gray excistance lives a girl namned Psyche. I found her very lovable even when she felt defeated and disappointed, a very human character reaching something inside common to all of us. The vulnerablity and hope that it's going to be okay even though we (think we) know that it won't. I actually cried with her in that scene when she sunk to the floor and looked in the box, somehow that was the point of understanding that THIS.. this, would be a good read!Melanie, a human, in the book was someone I both despised and appreciated. It was good that she was honest and real in knowing that she wasn't a fighter but a hider (if that's a word, heh). But I also hated that she was so gullable and naive in a world turned cold that should've made her grow up and be realistic. I was like: ”Argh! Is there really people like that?! Can't you see that you're a doormat!”.But then I realized that yes, there are people like that and in books they're needed for pushing the story forward to where it needs to be. You often forget that even the 'small' characters have a purpose.The book is filled with pain and suffering, anger and bitterness but also strength of character... and it's all because of the diffrent humans and immortals portraited. I truly recommend this book to everyone that likes intriguing books but not the soap opera kind.
I love Miranda Stork's writing. What she began in 'Vigilante of Shadows' continues on in a fashion, with all the drama that one can expect from this talented writer. She has a way of storytelling that grabs you from the first page and refuses to let go until the end. Well-paced, with vivid characters and an exciting plot line, this is one book that you need to read. This tale is definitely dark, and is rich with description. This is one series you shouldn't let pass you by.
Let's start with the fact that I phenomenally loved book one, but this one is my favorite, and I'm writing this review after book three, and it's still my favorite so far. Alot of that has to do with Torolf being a very sexy, very awesome werewolf. :) Another is the fact that Psyche has had a really rough life and she is very willing to stand up for herself, her friends, and fight back. She's been the best heroine so far. :) But now. Let me also say that this book takes place 20-25 years after the first book, the war has devastated everything, and it's a dystopian world of things no longer the same. It was done so very well. You get to see what actually happened as a result of the war to everyone, the humans, the immortals, and all the crap those damn vampers have caused. :) LOL high five for the vampers being the bad guys... except they don't all stay that way. hahaha I know, me and my vampire aversion. Don't fret, there's some lovely vampires on the good guys team. Now, let's start with Psyche. She's a young woman, who works so hard. She watched the vampires kill her parents in front of her eyes to keep her in line all these years. Except now, she's had enough, and when her best friend gets into trouble, she's willing to try to find a way to help her. And boy oh boy, does she become the most wanted kind in the land. :) But she is found by Torolf before the big bad vamps can skewer her alive. And that's where the fun begins. You know she's scared, but yet she still is willing to put up a fight against him, and tell him things that will piss him off, even when she knows he could snap her neck in less than a second. I love her spunk, and sometimes, she's a little too spunky getting herself into trouble, but it's what makes her, her. She's been one of the best additions to the series and I am seriously hoping she gets to do some serious damage with her little "specialty". Torolf is still helping Aodan and the rest of the immortals, who are part of the "resistance" and when he stumbles across Psyche running for her life, he decides to help. And then also figures out that she's his mate, and he's all about fighting that part at first, but then he came to his senses later. LOL And he's willing to fight for his life, not just for the others now, but for Psyche too. And he's going to help her help her friend. He wants to "Clan" to lose their reign of terror, and with Psyche on their side, things are looking up. You still get to see the characters from book one, and now there's some new ones there too as well. You'll meet some extra cool humans who are part of the resistance, you'll meet some crazy ass vampires who I hope die extremely painfully, and you'll get to see the inner workings of the Clan and their terror of the humans. Boy was this one a thrill ride. I kept thinking I knew where it was going, and then I'd be surprised, or speechless in shock. LOL And the writing is fantastic. I started on page one, and the next thing I knew, I was finished because I couldn't put this one down. And I had a big shock at the end of book one, and a few heart attacks in between. Damn it if Ms Stork doesn't like to put her characters through some pain before we can have a little break. :) This one is fantastic and I can't wait to jump into more. I know I have to wait a little while before book 4 comes out, and book three will completely blow your mind, so I recommend you go for it, and start reading this series!!! Of course this one gets wolfy paws, but we can't forget the witches, and vamps, and demons, goddesses, and scary monsters too... But 5 AWESOME AWE INSPIRING WOLFY PAWS it's going to be for me :)
First off, Miranda Stork has to be one of the most entertaining paranormal writers of modern times. The way she mixes end of days and paranormal are to be commended. The words and the sequences have a perfect fluidity throughout the entire book that truly helps the reader understand the plot. Aodhan and Arienwen are back, but more importantly it is 25 years after book 1. We meet Psyche, a young lady who has known nothing but the imprisonment she has lived in her entire life, with just her parents stories to go on of what life was like before the vampires of the clan took over. She escapes the confines of her encampment only to realize, she has some pretty awesome powers of her own. Then she meets Torolf, a Viking turned werewolf who falls in love with her, and she with him. She meets the otherworldly creatures of the magical rebellion and tries to find out what exactly her powers are and how she came by them. Then she dies. Don't worry though, Aodhan and Arienwen's shadow men bring her back to the land of the living, With some even better powers than she had before. Together with a few of the human rebellion members, the magical crew finds their way into the factory to find Miranda, psyche's best friend, and another human, who are being used as bait to lure Aodhan and Arienwen by Feoran. Inside the factory they finally see the true horror of Feoran's kingdom, a clone army, for feeding and luring other humans. The group decides then and there the factory needs to be ended...and you are going to have to read this book to find out more!!
Miranda is an expert at crafting believable characters. The characters in this book are no different. I love Psyche and Torolf. Their relationship has its many ups and downs, and I found myself rooting for them the entire time. I loved that no matter how bad things got Psyche never lost her spunk. The action in this book is nonstop! I found it very hard to put down. People who love paranormal and action packed characters will love this book, and this series.
Loved book one in the Scarlet Rain Series.Was hoping this book would be better and was not disappointed! Psyche and Torolf's relationship is a roller coaster of emotions. And the action always keeps you on the edge of your seat.so happy to see Aodhan and Ariqwen back.This is quickly becoming one of my favorite series.can't wait to read creator of shadows I'm sure it will be even more amazing!
I couldn't put it down and actually enjoyed it even more than the first book. I can't wait for the next one in the series. Well done, Miranda!
2.5/5.0Although the characters are nicely developed with an entertaining mix of personalities, both the protagonist's and villain's choices and actions don’t seem to flow naturally from their characters.Read full review in the 2013 Dec/Jan Holiday issue of InD’tale Magazine.