Sunday, August 10, 2014

By Virtue Fall by Mark Wooden

By Virtue Fall
(A Song of the Shadowdance)
by Mark Wooden
Cover Photography by Vin Distefano of
Imagine Photographic
Adriana Cover Model — Anastasia Wolff

Summery from Goodreads:

During the Terror of the French Revolution, the Daughters of Lilith, a cult of female vampire assassins, makes noblewoman Adriana Dupré one of them. They later manipulate her into killing her ancestors and set her younger sister Dominique, now also a vampire, against her.
Adriana swore revenge.

The centuries passed, taking Adriana's bloody vengeance into the modern era. She encounters Dwyer Strathan, a dark sorcerer who poses as a Hollywood bad boy. He offers her a deal: if she retrieves the three mystical relics called the Vyntari shards for him, he will give her the information she needs to destroy the Daughters and redeem her sister.

The deal sends Adriana from the soulless glamor of Los Angeles to the seedy underworld and haunted forests of Berlin. She combats werewolves, a golem and the Knights of Vyntari, warrior sorcerers charged with the protection of the shards.

The knights challenge Adriana to consider what good has come from her violent path of vengeance. Might there be another way towards salvation? And is the redemption of her sister worth giving Strathan the power of the shards — the power to enslave the world?

“By Virtue Fall” is the first song in the “Shadowdance” urban fantasy saga.

Look into the shadows and see horror in action.

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By Virtue Fall (Shadowdance saga #1)By Virtue Fall by Mark Wooden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First, I would like to thank the author Mark Wooden for giving me this book for an honest review. I really enjoyed reading this book, the story-line is great. The characters are well developed and written. The world building is very good. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this saga.

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Author Bio:

The son of a sharecropper (not really), Mark Wooden has actively pursued the dream of being a Creative since his epic kindergarten work, "Ne-Ne the Vampire Panda.” He draws inspiration from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Blade," decades of "Batman" and "X-Men" comic books and conspiracy epics "24" and "The X-Files." He'd be remiss if he didn't mention the influence of a certain Frank Miller-created assassin named Elektra.

Mark mines his two decades of experiences in live entertainment to instill humanity into the vampires, demons, werewolves, sorcerers and other creatures of his “Shadowdance” urban fantasy saga. The novels allow readers to confront the evil that men and monsters do from the comfort of a book.

“By Virtue Fall: A Song of the Shadowdance" is the first novel in the "Shadowdance" saga.

Look into the shadows and see horror in action.

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