Sawyer Matthews knows how to put one foot in front of the other, to keep moving while the nightmares haunt her, and her own failures taunt her.She s become a master at doing awful things with good intentions, terrible things for the sake of those who need her.She s long given up on being the hero, trying to find peace in no longer being the villain.When her past comes back and she finds herself caught by the International Magi Police Organization, she ll have to revisit her own personal hells and finally confront the very monster that made her what she is.The very monster that has already killed her once before.Will the dead Magi assassin Shadow finally come out of the dark to begin a fight for a redemption she doesn t believe she deserves Or will her nightmares drag her back into the shadows that have defined her life This is an Urban Fantasy reverse harem series of full length novels where the leading lady doesnt have to choose from her romantic interests This series will have M M content.These books are rated for mature audiences, 18 due to violence, language, and sexual themes.This series deals with several triggering topics including, but not limited to, suicide, child abuse, rape, and PTSD A Life of Shadows is one of my top reads of 2018 Sawyer is one of the strongest characters you will ever meet, and I fell in love with both her and her men than once These characters, as well as the book itself, are simply one of a kind Brandy Slaven, author of the White trash Trilogy, and the Lady of Darkness series....
|Title||:||A Life Of Shadows (The Redemption Saga Book 1) (English Edition)|
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A Life Of Shadows (The Redemption Saga Book 1) (English Edition) Reviews
I like the book, great story, great characters and I love how you get to read from different point of views. I'm curious about the next book want to know more about the boys and the MC.. Good writing style and nice plot twists. I recommend this book for a great reading moment and a exciting story line it god me hooked
I liked it. A lot. This series may just fill a hole that I've dug in my devouring of urban fantasy books. I've pretty much given up on the genre after a multitude of "badass" characters, women (or girls) that turned out to be annoying, sometimes bitchy, and ultimately pridefully stupid damsels in distress, but The Redemption Saga may actually redeem the genre.To start with, Kristen Banet's book, A Life of Shadows, is the start of a new, grittier urban fantasy/supernatural thriller series. Already, she doesn't shy away from the hard topics, with her earlier series dealing with parental abandonment, addiction, and child abuse. However, A Life of Shadows dives straight into the deep end with those topics. Through her characters, Banet manages to explore how torture, abuse, rape, murder, and guilt can shape a person--for better or for worse.I applaud her for her MC. Sawyer is a flawed character, but she knows it. She doesn't deny when she has done wrong, she doesn't fight needing help, and she sure as ***t doesn't believe she knows everything. She has a touch of arrogance that seems to drive everybody mad, but it's arrogance that has been earned. Her fears are real, and the outcome of keeping her secrets are plausible. Honestly, I was just really excited to read about a strong female character who really was those things that I feel make a character strong, regardless of sex. At the end of the day, Sawyer isn't there to save the world. I think that might be the most refreshing thing about this. There are no prophecies. Nothing is foretold. There is just Sawyer, a former assassin, trying to redeem what little bit of a soul she has left.Banet writes third person narratives with an omniscient narrator, but the narrator is not omnipresent. The narrator follows a specific character, often jumping to follow another in critical scenes. While this sounds like it may be jarring, it is, in fact, an excellent tool for rounding out the depth of character, aiding the reader in understanding who the characters are as well as what is happening in the story. Minor info-dumps aren't too jarring and frequently last less than a paragraph. As they are information regarding the special abilities of the Magi, they will appear with less frequency as you get into the story, and I'm guessing they will eventually be nearly non-existent in the series.While this series boasts a reverse-harem, polyamorous relationship, it is not the main driving point behind the story. In fact, there is very little romance at all in this first book. What is there is a LOT of discovery. You find out about Sawyer, her past, and the guys that she is living with. There are poignant moments that take your breath away and light moments that make you laugh, all mixed with horrifying moments that made me shudder. Banet truly has a gift for writing, entwining the history and present of her characters into a story that will definitely make you come back for more.
This is my first time reading this author and the series came highly recommended.I'm pleased, but conflicted.I feel like the men are, well, not powerful enough. I have NO objections to a kicka$$ female but maybe I'm conflicted because the men are portrayed as being somewhat feminine...?? Except for Quinn. It's almost like the author doesn't know how to write in a male's voice. There's a LOT of whispering going on. Seriously. Like every other paragraph she's whispering, or one of the guys are whispering. Or hissing. Those words are not appropriate when describing a strong male speaking. They're also afraid of her. They wince away from her or they become pale in the face from fear - or shy away from her. These men are elite forces but seem very weak. I really like their characters, but she needs to toughen them up!And can I say, I'm confused about Quinn's about-face. I love his character the best, but in one scene he's telling her he hates the fact she's there with them and in the next he's inviting her to go skinny-dipping.There's also a lot of typos and missing words to the point I have to re-read a sentence to make sure I understood. Plus, the repetitiveness of the words... you got it: whispering and hissing.Overall, the story is very interesting. I like Sawyer and the men - there's definitely potential there. I'll keep reading because I want to see her get together with Quinn and Elijah. 😎
I loved this book! Everything about it sucked me in from the get go. Sawyer is both strong mentally and physically and we see so much more than the perfectly polished main character. I love that she knows how strong she is and that sometimes be strong means you’re not okay. She has been through a lot and going trough it with her was heart wrenchingly beautiful. It definitely help me with some of my own demons. I enjoyed that the guys push back yet she does not simply kowtow to their wants either. A wonderful blend of push and pull. The guys have all been through their own battles and have their stories that I cannot wait to read all about