The Shadow is the second book from Sylvain Reynard‘s Florentine Series. Congratulations and happy release week SR! I don’t know where to start because I don’t have enough words to say how brilliant SR’s writing is. It is not a secret how much I love this author. I am utterly in love with his writing.
The Shadow is by far my favorite from the series. There’s suspense, politics and mystery but the passionate love and stunning romance is not lost in the story. It is truly a classy one. SR has the ability to make certain words feel like more than just words. It is captivating and you can feel it deep within your heart and soul.
You can check out Tamie’s review by clicking here.
In the meantime, enjoy some of my teasers below….
The Shadow (The Florentine, #2)
by Sylvain Reynard
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel trilogy comes the hotly anticipated follow-up to The Raven, a sensual novel set in Florence featuring the dangerously intoxicating coupling of Raven and William…
Raven Wood’s vampyre prince has returned, pledging his love and promising justice for every wrong done to her. In the wake of their reunion, Raven is faced with a terrible decision—allow the Prince to wreak vengeance against the demons of her past, or persuade him to stay his hand. But there is far more at stake than Raven’s heart…
A shadow has fallen over the city of Florence. Ispettor Batelli will not rest until he uncovers Raven’s connection to the theft of the priceless art from the Uffizi Gallery. And while the Prince hunts a traitor who sabotages him at every turn, he finds himself the target of the vampyres’ mortal enemy.
As he wages a war on two fronts, he will need to keep his love for Raven secret, or risk exposing his greatest weakness…
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I’m interested in the way literature can help us explore aspects of the human condition – particularly suffering, sex, love, faith, and redemption. My favourite stories are those in which a character takes a journey, either a physical journey to a new and exciting place, or a personal journey in which he or she learns something about himself/herself.
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