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A Thief of Nightshade

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Avalar isn't real—at least it wasn't supposed to be. Aubrey never expected to fall in love with and marry her graduate writing professor, Jullian. His life's work, a grim fantasy titled A Thief of Nightshade encompassed everything Aubrey hated about fairy tales and make-believe. After Jullian goes missing and is eventually presumed dead, Aubrey discovers just how make-beli ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Rhemalda Publishing (first published April 2nd 2012)
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Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms)
Dec 26, 2011 Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms) rated it really liked it
Shelves: supernatural
I really wanted to like this book better than I did and was going to give it 3 stars until the last two pages, and then had to give it 4. I have some favorite books that are about the fey, but this one is more of a fairy tale than they are. It's well written and this author's "Guardians of Legend" series is a big favorite of mine. But somehow this one just did not appeal to me as much. I did like the way she started with the funeral of Aubrey's husband Jullian who is presumed dead but whose body ...more
Kathleen Bruce
Dec 19, 2012 Kathleen Bruce rated it it was amazing
The story was really beautiful. It was captivating and magical. A true fairy tale for the grownups. I thought that the flashbacks to the begginnings of Jullian and Aubreys love gave us a real appreciation for their love, and we got to understand the deep love between the two. And I thought it was fantastic that instead of the Prince recueing the damsel, she was rescueing him instead! And while she was in Avalar she had to fight her inner demons as well as fighting all the obstacles to get to Jul ...more
Rachel
Dec 07, 2011 Rachel rated it it was amazing
A Thief of Nightshade is a wonderful, spell-binding and sometimes all too real novel. Chancellor weaves both light and dark and the fanciful and serious together very well. It's a story both about love and fighting. While I did miss the great battle action that I know J.S. is fantastic at, especially as some of it is hinted at, but the main battle is an internal thing and you can never go wrong with that as all people have their own deep, dark struggles. The first half of the book switches from ...more
Ellen
May 10, 2012 Ellen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-r-c-g
I had a hard time getting into the story at first. But I soon realize the glimes of things she remember from the past was important so we could understand what was happening. I have to say I was surprise that I really enjoyed this book.

WARNING this is a tear jerker. I was not expecting to get so emotional about it but I have to say it really got to me and I cryed my eyes out. GOOD book.
Black Queen
Feb 16, 2012 Black Queen marked it as to-read
I've read the review and love it...at that moment I wanted to start reading this book! And then I heard about this giveaway and said to myself this the chance to win a copy...So I hurry up and enter this wonderful giveaway..:D I hope I win...One awesome book review.
Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom)

My review can also be found on Reading Lark: http://readinglark.blogspot.ca/2012/0...

The best way I can describe this wonderful little story is that I would liken it to a faery tale for grown-ups. Everything you have come to expect in a child's story -- magic, faeries, dragons, talking animals (don't groan!), other worlds and the notion that true love conquers all -- can be found in A Thief of Nightshade but stepped up just a bit to make for an enchanting and enjoyable read for us 'big kids'. I
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Katy
Aug 19, 2011 Katy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everybody
Recommended to Katy by: Rhemalda Publishing
Book Info: Genre: Paranormal Suspense/Faeries Reading Level: Adult Available Available in hardcover and eBook editions now; Available in Paperback October 1, 2012 from Rhemalda Publishers

Disclosure: I received a free eBook copy of this text from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: Avalar isn't real—at least it wasn't supposed to be. Aubrey never expected to fall in love with and marry her graduate writing professor, Jullian. His life's work, a grim fantasy titled A Thief of
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Spacklefritz
May 01, 2012 Spacklefritz rated it really liked it
Ack This book killed me (-- and now I have to rewrite my review and gah! that just sucks --)

So the story starts out with Aubrey attending her husband's funeral (for whom no body has been recovered) and after which she ends up in Avalar, a world her husband wrote about in one of his books. It is in Avalar that she finds out that her husband is in the custody of the Dark Fae Queen and any memory of his life prior to his return to Avalar has been forgotten and such Aubrey takes on a mission to save
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Victoria Phillips
Nov 30, 2012 Victoria Phillips rated it really liked it
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Rachel Antzak
Sep 20, 2012 Rachel Antzak rated it really liked it
I'm a little torn with this book. I had a hard time envisioning the world the author created in the fea parts of the book(Avalar). At times the book was really good, well developed, and imaginative. I just would have liked more description at times since I couldn't get into the book right away.

The story was really beautiful. I love how deep and complex the relationship of Jullian and Aubrey is developed throughout the story telling with flashbacks. Also the very real way the author incorporated
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Rebecca McKinnon
May 22, 2012 Rebecca McKinnon rated it really liked it
I love the world of Avalar. It's very rich, imaginative, well-developed world.

While I usually don't go in for books that jump around with flashbacks, with the way this story is told, it doesn't bother me going back and forth between Aubrey's life pre-Avalar, and her current situation.

This book blends so many things together, and it's seamless. I think I'm going to have to read more of Ms. Chancellor's books!
Kara
Aug 18, 2011 Kara rated it it was amazing
I love this story. I love the fact that it blends fantasy with drama and you really care about the protagonist. She is relatable and that drew me in to the fantasy part of the story. It's a fairy tale for grown-ups.
Nicole Trainor
May 27, 2012 Nicole Trainor rated it it was ok
Shelves: meh
Not the greatest novel, but not terrible, especially for a freebie. I was fairly interested in the world the author built. The heroine was kinda meh and her husband was extremely two-dimensional. I was a lot more intrigued by her siblings than her husband, which I don't think I was supposed to be.
Kristin
i really wanted to like this book but i didnt
Meg
Mar 24, 2013 Meg rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
I wanted to like this but I just couldn't stay engaged in the narrative. I actually gave up after a few chapters.
Patricia Yost
Oct 04, 2012 Patricia Yost rated it it was amazing
looks and sounds awesome cant wait to read it...
Anna
Oct 16, 2011 Anna rated it really liked it
Beautiful cover.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 12, 2015 09:35AM  
  • Song of the Fairy Queen
  • King's Envoy (Artesans of Albia, #1)
  • To Wed the Fae Prince
  • Wolf Tracker (After the Crash #3)
  • Stud (Cat Star Chronicles, #8)
  • Hera (Elei's Chronicles, #0.5)
  • Radiant Desire (Handmaid’s Seduction, #1)
  • The Messenger
  • Flicker (Flicker #1)
  • ExtraNormal (ExtraNormal, #1)
  • The Rhine Maiden
  • In The After
  • Zan (Spiritdell, #1)
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  • I Loved You First
  • Hollow
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  • Legacy Found (Legacy, #3)

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