Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Cursed in Shadow" by Andrea R. Cooper


SERIES: Legends of Oblivion #1.5
PUBLISHER: Andrea R. Cooper
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
SOURCE: Author
LINKS: Goodreads

After defeating the Warloc, Brock, the Elvin Vampyre, takes Celeste to Tamlon to search the prophecies of the four and the Son of Dragons. However, the Elvin city is not safe, even for his witch. The Warloc’s protégé is bent on his physical return to the living. Her necromancy brings forth Brock’s first victim and more. Brock and Celeste must defeat prejudice and power to continue their journey and find Brock’s twin sister, Mirhana.


"Cursed in Shadow" was an enjoyable novella I devoured during breakfast. Andrea R. Cooper has a really lovely writing style that draws you into magical worlds and makes you actually believe you're in another place and time. At least for a while. Surely, the charming language used by the characters (especially Brock) helps in this, but the descriptions need to be mentioned as well. I found them helpful in order to have a clear vision of the backgrounds and to get me into the action, always.

I must say that, if my read slowed down at some point during the first instalment, here perhaps it went a bit too fast towards the end, where Celeste suddenly had a reaction I didn't quite understand. Anyway, I've really appreciated how the author re-introduced Brock and Celeste's world to the reader, I had a good time re-connecting with them and now I'm definitely curious to read about Brock's sister and see where the story leads...

RATING: 3.5/5


  1. Ok I am tired, it's later. I read book 15 and was all what? lol

  2. Interesting review and far assessment for a Novella. I haven't read AR Cooper before - I will have to check out your initial review of book 1 :) Thanks for sharing!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

  3. I didn't say "Dragons", the blurb says that and it may be referring to a different kind of Dragons, who knows... There are several mythical creatures in this series, you may enjoy it :)

  4. I have to say that this novella showed some improvement from the first instalment. Of course, from my pov. I'm enjoying the series so far, I find it fascinating and I'm definitely curious to read how things go...

  5. are right the word dragons stuck in my head the whole time I was reading review. #wordfixation

  6. LOL I can totally sympathize with that, Kimberly, #dragons is possibly my fave word EVER!

  7. First time I hear about this book (and the series) but it has piqued my interest. I don't know why but the summary reminded me of The Lord of the Rings, possibly because of "Elvin city".
    Backgrounds are very important to imagine what's surrounding the characters and to feel the vibe of the story like if it were actually happening. Almost as important as good characters.
    Thanks for the review! :)

  8. That is actually not a bad comparison, Melissa. This series has a very interesting setting that (together with the language) makes you feel like you're, in fact, in some fantasy land that you'd like to explore by yourself. And I totally agree with the importance of both, surrounding and characters.
    Thanks for stopping by! :)

  9. Bookworm Brandee16 April 2014 at 18:17

    I love it when a story is so well written, it transports you to that world. Great review, Silvia!

  10. you said, "Dragon" are there dragons? This sounds like it has quests..I think I need to read it :)


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