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The A'ras of Nyaesh have a terrifying reputation: skilled swordsmen, owners of powerful magic, and ruthless killers. When they kill her parents, Carth discovers her parents had trained her for magic she never knew she possessed.

She must use the skills they taught to stay alive, discover a way to find answers, and avenge them if she can. Only the discovery of a greater threat than the A'ras forces her to risk herself, for new friends and a home she never wanted.

©2016 D.K. Holmberg (P)2016 D.K. Holmberg

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  • Greg
  • 03-06-17

Entertaining, worth a credit

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Minor issues, but overall, a really captivating storyline and narration. I have binged through the first and second book...and the first is generally better. The second book feels like the third book should have been released immediately behind it, similar to the first in this respect. If you expect to find any unknowns will be revealed in the second book...nope. However, I don't feel cheated, it was fun.

Worth a credit.

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  • R. O'Hare
  • 13-02-17

Great start to a series

Lots of unanswered questions and development of a world of intrigue. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • Kenny
  • 13-07-18

I'll continue the series but disappointed with this book

I'm a huge fan of the series the dark ability that is where Carth made a cameo appearance in, and I fell in love with the character. I'm definitely going to read book two, but I have to say book one was very boring and very repetitive. The narrator was absolutely fantastic. I'm definitely looking forward to book 2 but if it's as bad as book one I think I'll drop the series. But I did actually love the series the dark ability

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  • Montzalee Wittmann
  • 13-05-18

Orphan Girl with Powers, Excellent Read

Shadow Blessed
The Shadow Accords, Book 1
By: D.K. Holmberg
Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
This is an excellent audible book! The world building is wonderful. It makes the dreary, and scary world for the young orphan so real. Her mother is killed, her father taken and probably dead. She doesn't know who to trust. She must steal to survive and if caught, she could lose her hand or die. She meets a man and trusts him. He helps her and she finds she has shadow powers. If caught...
It is so good but it is a cliffhanger!!!! ugh! It is so good I have to get the next, darn it! If it wasn't so good I wouldn't. I would give it a 5 star but I am giving it a 4 because of the cliffhanger.
The narrator was amazing! Perfect for all the excitement, emotions, suspense, and voices! Great job!

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  • S. Hayes
  • 12-06-17

A good start

I finished this book with mixed feelings. I guess the passive aggressiveness around stealing bothered me. I think this author has potential and I will keep reading.