Saturday, March 29, 2014

Shadowman by Erin Kellison (Review)

Shadowman (Shadow, #3) 
Shadow:  The Shadowman (3)
By Erin Kellison
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Published: Sept 2011
Pages: 356
Published by Kensington Books
This is the third installment for Erin Kellison's Shadow series.  Summary and reviews for her previous books are available
Book 1: Shadow Bound
Book 2: Shadow Fall
They haunt the halls of the Segue Institute, terrifying the living, refusing to cross over. But one soul is driven by a very different force.

It survives even death. And Kathleen O'Brien swore she would return to those she was forced to leave too soon.

He broke every rule to have her in life; now he will defy the angels to find her in death.

The Gate
Forging it is his single hope of being reunited with his beloved, but through it an abomination enters the world. Leaving a trail of blood and violence, the devil hunts her too. Pursued through realms of bright fantasy and dark reality, Kathleen is about to be taken

     Once again, Erin Kellison impressed me. I cannot sing the praises for this series enough. This world full of fae, angels, Shadows, and wraiths she has beautifully described.   This entire series was my gateway into adult paranormal romance and dark fantasy.
     The characters are realistic and easy to relate to. Even Death (AKA Shadowman) is fantastic and personable (in his own way, of course).  This book goes deeper into each and every one.   And as you may guess from the earlier, Shadowman in particular.   It is finally his turn for the spotlight.  This books is filled with  characters from her other books:  Talia, Kathleen, Custo and Adam are all back.   we also get a new addition: Layla.  Why is she lurking around after Talia and Adam?  Her story is heartbreaking yet adds so much depth to this series. 

     Being this is the end of the series, I do not wish to give things away but the book does a wonderful job wrapping up the story, yet still left me yearning for more when I was finished.    Lots of unexpected turns in the story.  The book starts off a bit slow but once it hit its groove, it was consistently fast-paced. Throughout the entire second half I was unable to put the book down hardly. I just had to know what was to become of these characters as our author keeps us guessing until the near end. Bravo for a great conclusion!



  1. It sounds really complex, which is a nice thing sometimes!

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

    1. There are a lot of layers but they blend together really well if you start with the first book.

  2. The cover is so pretty. Great review.

  3. These is a series I've been meaning to get started on. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. The cover is really super awesome! :)
    Thank you for the great review,looking forward to read this triology/series :)

  5. This sounds like a great series with depth and complexity, not just another simple paranormal romance. I am going to put in TBR list. Thanks fo the thoughtful review.

  6. Enjoyed reading your review, thank you!

  7. Enjoyed your review, I will have to put this series on my TBR list as I really enjoy fantasy and this sounds well-written!


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