Two dynasties clash for power. Only one empire can emerge.
In a time now legend, a sacred vow united the Farværdig and the Tuatha Dé Danann. One race born of fire, the other risen from nature. Together, they enjoyed centuries of peace and prosperity, under the protective blanket of this hallowed oath.
But when war came to the doorstep of the Tuatha, the Farværdig turned their backs. Expelled from their lands, those Tuatha who were not extinguished went into hiding, later re-emerging in secret as the Quinlans. The broken vow took its toll on the Farværdig, dividing the race into two factions: those willing to fall to heel of new restrictive laws, and rebels determined to restore the peaceful values of their kind.
In the midst of years of strife that follows, a Prophecy emerged, promising hope. Unite the races once more, and right the ancient wrong.
As the shadows of age and myth are exposed, the Deschanels find themselves deeply enmeshed in this war. Their bloodline and futures closely intertwined with both races, each member of the family must uncover their own vital role in fulfilling the Prophecy or risk decimation.
By now those who follow my reviews are well aware of my gushing effusiveness over this series. I can honestly say I’ve never come across a such a unique blend of paranormal, occult, and fantasy, mixed with all manner of family drama and suspense. This series is one that may leave a character hanging in the balance, but doesn’t necessarily have to pick up where it left off in the next book, which under ordinary circumstances might leave readers feeling frustrated , but fans of C&C know to be patient and that good things come to those that wait…– Julie Whiteley, Clue Review.
Empire of Shadows is an amazing read. Five stars doesn’t even begin to do it justice. The characters are perfectly imperfect, the plot/storyline is genius and original, and the attention to detail from the author is second to none. The more I read of this book, the more I wanted to read. I have officially made waiting for the next book in this series my full time job!– Shelby Mead
I continue to be mesmerized by the massive scope of this series and how all the storylines are interwoven. This book feels like the author is putting things in place for the escalation to come – and I can’t wait to see what happens next.– Teri Polen, Books & Such