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“A new star is rising in the fantasy firmament teems with magic and spine- chilling amounts of skullduggery.”–Dave Duncan, author of The. Read “Luck in the Shadows The Nightrunner Series, Book I” by Lynn Flewelling with Rakuten Kobo. “A new star is rising in the fantasy firmament teems with. Luck In The Shadows by Lynn Flewelling, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Nothing smooth about that. Alec is hesitant, but Seregil convinces him with tales of magic, dragons, adventures and riches.

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He’s also a weirdly conscience stricken anti–hero at times doing the “moral thing” usually when he’s called on something Not only is Sebastian stuck with the prince’s unwanted affections, but he’s also confronted by growing evidence linking the assassination attempt to someone from his father’s past. Before Alec knows it, he and the strange man have escaped the dungeon and are camped in the woods outside the castle.

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Meet Alec, apparently a simple boy, slowly pulled by Seregil into a world where nothing is as it seems and the knowledge can only attract trouble.

Worth a listen for some good harmless fun 14 of 15 people found this review helpful. Although that is, for Alecs part, not revealed until later. I didn’t get truly attached to the characters until book 2 which I’ve already finished as I am enjoying it so much but I really really liked them in this book and there were moments I felt for them.

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How ’bout a bit of sport? Lynn Flewelling was a key invited speaker at Yaoicon last year. Amazon Customer Aberdeen, Scotland It seems there’s about to be yet another war between Skala and Hsadows, and Plenimar is seeking allies in the North, which is why Seregil and Micum, agents of the Skalan government, were up there. Shadows Return Adam Danoff. I’ll probably go back to it sometime ih the future – after all, I have 4 more books in the series to get through – and I hope I’ll get more out of it.

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Whenever Hte wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I have to admit, I’d never heard of her before, but the seminar she led with Ginn Hale, Astrid Amara and Marie Sexton made me flewelljng in buying at least this book, the first in the Nightrunner series to see whether I liked her style of writing. There are 4 gods. So this isn’t sexy romantic times Come on, the game’ll be starting. Clinging to this bitter comfort, he drifted into a fitful doze.

For the past few years he has trained to become the new consort of the High King.

Shards of Lynn Lynn Flewelling. The universe is not difficult to imagine even without a mapand it’s culture is intriguing and presented in such a way that it makes sense to the listener.

Don’t get me wrong I still enjoy my fantasies and their heroes regardless the sex or age, but it seems that the subtle nuances of male attraction did the trick for this one. I was pleasantly surprised by this series of books. The only thing no one prepared him for was the stubborn, arrogant High King himself, who declares Allen useless and throws him out of court.

It’s clear from the get-go that Seregil, our main man, is gay; it’s obvious that Ale Rating: And instead of treating him with distrust or apprehension, they greet him as a friend. Luck in the Shadows Nightrunner, Book 1 By: This is a really solid sword and sorcery style fantasy which plays on some troupes you probably already know and love but keeps a few tricks up its sleeve to really keep you reading.

Under the thumb of his controlling father, the governor of Primrose Isle, he’s sailing to the fledging colony, where he’ll surrender to a respectable marriage for his family’s financial gain. I decided it was time to either finish it or abandon and so I do the latter. Sebastian Orwell did the only thing a smart wizard could do when he stumbled upon the wounded Crown Prince: How did the narrator detract from the book? Nicolae is a smug, arrogant alpha male stereotype – and I do mean alpha in the literal sense – but when the same people who killed my wife kidnap my teenage daughter, he’s my only chance at getting her back.


She is a soldier to her bones. So a romance between two, you know, GUYS, can’t be as silly and stupid and mushy and ridiculous as a romance between a female nitwit and a male boneheadright? It is a shame that some might read romance and skip this book. Megan Derr Narrated by: That almost makes it better: Heteros don’t own the world, they just seem to think they do 54 of 58 people found this review helpful.

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There were small grammar errors, like a missing quotation mark or misspelled word, which made me ij at the editors. Close Report a review At Tlewelling, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Finally, the worldbuilding was far from subtle – one characters is wise and worldly, the other lived in a goddamn forest most of his life so it’s a perfect o I decided it was time to either finish it or abandon flewellng so I do the latter. Along the way, Seregil confesses to Alec that he actually is the spy the lord was looking for, and offers Alec a partnership of sorts.

November 3, Imprint: I read this pretty slowly. And I loved every goddamn word.