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Court of Shadows: A Demons of Fire and Night Novel

Institute of the Shadow Fae, Book 1
Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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Summary

A girls' night out means three things to me: drinking whiskey with my best friend, trying not to kill anyone, and keeping my magic hidden. A fae gladiator like me isn’t supposed to exist anymore.

But my Friday night takes a bad turn when a lethally gorgeous fae - Ruadan - tries to assassinate me. He's known as the Wraith, and he's taken a vow of silence until he’s slaughtered the outlaws on his kill list. Outlaws like me.

Ruadan lets me live on one condition: I have to earn my place at the Institute of the Shadow Fae. As a powerful fighter, I can take the competition.

But things fall apart when I’m given an impossible choice: Betray my mentor Ruadan or my best friend dies. Now, I face a quandary my gladiatorial past did not prepare me for.

This book is from the Demons of Fire and Night world.

©2018 Christine Mancuso (P)2018 Christine Mancuso

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I got into the book more as it went on

I much prefer the Dark Fae FBI series by the same author to this one, but this book was decent. I was unsure about it for a while and it teetered on being 3 stars, but it improved as it went on and I found the world building interesting. I look forward to getting the next book in the series.

I think the narrator is why I struggled to get into it at first. Being British myself I found the accent distracting as it was obvious the narrator was putting the accent on. Most of the time she was spot on, but then would say some words very strangely, like “glatiator” instead of “gladiator”. She was mostly good though.

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loved it

I loved this book...my first ever audible book...the story was great, the characters so very real...I couldn't believe it when it finished...I could have carried on listening for a lot longer!!!

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  • Mike Hickox
  • 27-11-18

Fun bool

Great book.Can't wait for more books to.come.out.I'n. this series would.love to here.more about the queen the brought back from that other realm.

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  • Ashley Bullock
  • 25-11-18

Love it!

I have loved all the books in the Demons of Fire and Night world. I love how the authors always have crossover in these books. My one irk, is that Bael and Cain both crossed over into this book as well and their voices were so light/higher pitched then they were in the audio versions of their book series. I have listen to both the vampire mage series and they were pretty different. But this is strictly my own pet peeve and doesn’t take away from the story at all. Still loved it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-01-19

Good read

I'm fast becoming a fan of this author, great imagination and wit love the strong female caricature with a mistiry and the development of the romance is not overmuch I like some heat but not every other seen, can't wait till the next in the series becomes available

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  • M. Grasso
  • 03-12-18

Narration was great!

This audiobook was so fun to listen to. The narration was great! The storyline was intriguing and full of rich and complex characters. I loved the backstory on Arianna and the complex relationship she has with Ruadan. Definitely worth listening to!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-11-18

Please, get book number 2

Loved it, great story and narration. Where is the second book Audible?

Sincerely, a new fan.

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  • Jennifer K.
  • 21-11-18

Exciting

Enjoyed this book from the start. The action. The strong characters. The underlying puzzle to figure out. Can’t wait to see where this story goes.

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  • Pam Gilpin
  • 18-11-18

A fantastic must read/listen

I love this exciting story line. Great depth of characters. It was amazing listening to the audio book.

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  • Rena D.
  • 18-11-18

Caught me right from the start.

I loved this book, and will definitely be getting the rest of the series. I was able to get the audible version of this one, and it was amazing. I can't wait to see how the rest of this story unfolds!

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  • Louise S
  • 16-11-18

Exceeds Excellent: debut of a new series!

All of the writer's works are excellent and this new series appears even better! Characters will be kick-butting their way into your heart and head. Exciting, interesting, fun, thrilling.... Pick any positive adjective and you will have a summary of this books' attributes.