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Shadow's Curse (Imnada Brotherhood #2)

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  80 Ratings  ·  43 Reviews
The second novel in the dark and sexy Imnada Brotherhood trilogy featuring shape-shifters in Regency-era England.

Suffering under a horrible curse and renounced by his clan, the Imnada shape-shifter, David St. Leger, stalks the London nights in the form of a large black wolf, channeling his desperate rage on thieves and murderers. But when he’s captured by the very woman he
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Pocket Books
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Eva Millien
Sep 21, 2013 Eva Millien rated it liked it
The second book in the Imnada Brotherhood series is full adventure, action, intrigue, romance and the Fae.

During Callista’s attempt to escape her cruel brother and the man he’s sold her to, she meets David, one of the Imnada who has been cursed. David fights his attraction to Callista throughout their journey, for what he believes is good reason.

The suspense builds throughout the book as the couple is pursued by two sets of enemies, both with very nefarious intentions. The author has built a wor
Barbara ★
Necromancer Callista Hawthorne is being forced by her brother to marry a crime boss who wants to use her talents basically for world domination (well England at least). When shapeshifter David St. Leger saves her life and is subsequently captured by her brother, Callista frees him with his promise to help her escape her pitiful future.

David was cursed by the Fey-born and cast out by his people. He really has nothing to live for since he is convinced of his mortality. He is fascinated by Callista
Callista Hawthorne has a very special talent, she is a necromancer and part fey. Her brother has been forcing her to use her ability to talk with the dead as a source of income for years. Finding himself in debt to a crime lord, Callista's half brother sells her into a marriage contract with the power hungry crime lord.

David St. Leger stalks the streets of London in his wolf form. He prowls for the unsuspecting criminal. He enacts his anger over his curse on those who would harm others. David ha
Jul 24, 2013 Artemiz rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2015
At the beginning I thought that Alexa Egan's Shadow's Curse is just another Regency romance novel with a paranormal twist, but it was much more than that. I have not read the first book of the series, but I did not feel that I was missing something because of that.

The story is about David (Imnada/werewolf) and Callista (Fey-blood/necromancer).

David and his best friends where cursed while they were in war and now they basically wait to die slowly. But besides just consuming the temporary cure an
Aug 05, 2013 Alyssa rated it liked it
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Shadow's Curse by Alexa Egan
Book Two of the Imnada Brotherhood series
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
Rating: 3 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodreads):

Suffering under a horrible curse and renounced by his clan, the Imnada shape-shifter, David St. Leger, stalks the London nights in the form of a large black wolf, channeling his desperat
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Two people from warring races/species come together in order to safely travel to Scotland. Along the way, they have to fight their feelings for each other as they try and escape those pursuing them. Will they be able to continue to fight their attraction?

Opening Sentence: The man stood over his victim, knife flashing in the dim light of Silmith’s round yellow moon.

The Review:

I really wanted to like this one. I thought the concept sounded int
Debbie Lester
Oct 16, 2013 Debbie Lester rated it really liked it
Alexa Egan's second book in the Imnada Brotherhood series returns readers to Regency era England. But this isn't your typical ton. Historical meets the paranormal in Shadow's Curse and readers will be delighted. Egan's character development is excellent, as well as, her unique blending of genres. With everything from shape-shifters to necromancers readers will quickly fall under Egan's spell. Egan has a knack for writing uncommon heroes and heroines and decidedly wicked villains. Against the odd ...more
Shadow’s Curse is the second in a historical paranormal romance series (whew, what a genre mouthful!). I should preface this review with the fact that I have not read the first book in the series, and after finishing Shadow’s Curse I have to recommend that you read the books in their proper order to really understand the world and the larger conflict that binds the books together.

The world of Shadow’s Curse is an interesting one. There are shape shifters and fae creatures, all hidden from the ge
Lori Palle
Oct 04, 2013 Lori Palle rated it really liked it
“There is no safe for me. No forever. The curse took that away.”-–David

Callista has two men wanting to marry her-–one because of his unrequited love for her and the other because he wants to own and use her for her abilities–-but the one she really loves doesn’t want to have a future with her. Although to be fair, it’s not that David doesn’t want to have a future with the woman who had finally given him a reason to live. He’s literally cursed to die in a very horrible, horrible way. For David, h
Literati Literature Lovers
4.5 Stars

Shadow Curse is the second full-length novel in the Imnada Brotherhood series by Alexa Egan. These are historical romances as the paranormal activity is set in 1816 after Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo. In book one Demon Curse you meet a group of British soldiers, who also happen to be supernatural beings called Imnada and are shape changers and telepaths. This group of soldiers is comprised of Adam, David, Mac, and Gray. The Imnada have kept themselves hidden for hundreds of years f
Oct 11, 2013 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Historical paranormal romance is definitely not a genre I delve into very often, but Alexa Egan sure knows how to write great novels in that genre! I really enjoyed her first book Demon's Curse and her newest release was even better!

Living with a horrible curse as an outcast from the Imnada, David St.Leger spends his time stalking the night in wolf form, helping innocent people who fall pray to the thieves and murderers of London. When he stumbles across Callista, a necromancer trying to run awa
Aug 01, 2013 Farrah rated it really liked it
Another thrilling, sensuous book in this wonderful series! Shadow's Curse was a fantastic romance that combined regency splendor and paranormal thrills to make a book that kept me hooked. Loved it!

Callista was a very strong heroine. She hasn't had the best life, being kept at the mercy of her cruel brother who exploits her abilities for his own gain. But, she wasn't going to roll over and take it. She hatched an escape plan and prepared to run. And when a sexy shifter came around as possible aid
Lupe Dominguez
There was so much Harlequin Romance, I could hardly stand it. I think partly because I am not a HUGE fan of romance novels. I used to be. I think I read too many and now they all sound the same, only now, they add a bit of the supernatural.

Callista is a Fey-blood necromancer who is used to her step-brothers whims for money. He is in so much debt to the top shark, Victor Corey, that he decides to repay it with her hand to Corey. Callista is desperate to escape.

David, a shapeshifter, prowls the ni
Mar 03, 2014 Sapphire rated it it was amazing
Forced by her half brother to use her dark gift of necromancy for profit, lovely Callista Hawthorne is determined to flee to her one chance for safety, her aunt in Scotland. With no hope of success unless she finds help on the long road north, she offers cursed shapechanger David St. Leger an irresistible bargain.

David—one of the mysterious Imnada—stalks the night streets of Regency London as a large black wolf. Renounced by his own kind, he spends his desperate rage on thieves and murderers. Wh
Oct 25, 2013 Pam rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars

Shadow’s Curse is the second in the Imnada Brotherhood series and I think the series is getting better with each book. I am enjoying this world of shape shifters, magic and Fey.

The Imnada consist of five clans of shape shifters, they have lived for hundreds of years quietly as they keep away from the Fey in order to avoid the Ossine, enforcers that hunt and kill those that go against tradition and seek alliance with the Fey. David and his comrades from the army, Mac, Gray and Adam who
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This book has a little of everything to offer, intrigue, romance, adventure, action. ,the fey and ahape changers .

Our heroine Callista Hawthorne ,a young necromancer of fey llineage is subject to her half brothers whims and used by him as a medium to talk to the dead for a fee, but no amount of money she earns using her skill in such a way will ever enable her to escape the situation he has gotten them into . Her brother owes lar
The Window Seat
Sep 19, 2013 The Window Seat rated it really liked it
The Imnada Brotherhood series has been up and down for me, but the underlying story of a trio of cursed soldiers desperate to find their place in a world divided by magic and the mundane was enough to keep me interested. With much of the background and world building out of the way in book one Demon’s Curse, author Alexa Egan is able to jump right into the story of the second man torn between his loyalties to his people over what that allegiance has cost him.

Since returning to England under the
Feb 24, 2014 Barbara rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This is book two in the Imnada Brotherhood series, and I haven’t read the first one but that didn’t stop me from enjoying this story. I wasn’t lost or confused as I learned about the Imnada, who are a shapeshifter race not of earth, and the Fae and Fae-blood (Others), who are their enemies. David St Leger is a wolf shapeshifter who has been exiled by his people because he has been afflicted by a Fae curse. He crosses paths with Callista Hawthorne, an Other who is trying to flee from her half-bro ...more
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SHADOW'S CURSE by Alexa Egan is an intriguing Paranormal Romance set during the Regency England era,1817. #2 in the "Imnada Brotherhood", but can be read as a stand alone. See, "Demon's Curse", although, I would suggest reading this first, just for background information. Callista Hawthorne,necromancer, gifted so by the Fey blood on her maternal side. And David St. Leger is an Imnada exile, a shapechanger, who shifts into a wolf, he suffers from a curse and its deadly palliative and plagues the ...more
Oct 03, 2013 Star rated it liked it
Callista Hawthorne is a necromancer, gifted by the Fey blood running through her maternal side. She’s under the thumb of her brother, Branston, who uses her abilities for his own financial gain. He has also promised her virtue to a man, Mr. Corey, whose dark nature longs to consume Callista and her abilities for his own. David St. Leger is an Imnada exile, suffering from a terrible curse and its deadly palliative. He is captured by Mr. Corey’s men, a prisoner just as much as Callista. David know ...more
Oct 13, 2014 Lexi rated it liked it
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased and honest review**

Review: 3.5 stars
General: This book was one of my favorites in terms of plot and world idea but it lacked the punch needed in characters. I found the plot to be extremely entertaining when I read the blurb and it was good while I read the book. I loved the world building and I thought a man resigned to die and a raiser of the dead were a super cute idea for a couple and was excited. The world and the plot were outsta
Apr 18, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it
Shadow's Curse is the second book in the Imnada Brotherhood series written by Alexa Egan, but this was my first so I have some catching up to do as I'm not going to miss out on any of this series because this book was wonderful.

David St. Leger is a shape- shifter, he is able to change into large a black wolf, but he is cursed. He has been cast out by his people and he has to take a special draft to control the curse, but still he is dying.

Callista Hawthorne is a necromancer, and is being forced
Aug 27, 2013 Theresa rated it it was amazing
Shadow's Curse (Imnada Brotherhood, #2)
Egan, Alexa
The story of the pain and torture of David St. Leger, had made him long for death. He felt no draw toward life, nothing that would hold him here. His loss of one of his closet friends when Adam was killed last year, made him desperate for death. He faced it every night being the avenger of the poor and the down trodden. Until he saved her. She was drawn into the world of the battle between the Others(fey-bloods) and the Imnada. Callista is caught
Aug 29, 2013 Leslie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Where has this book been all my life?! Yup it was that good and made me actually go out and pre-order this book and get the back list as well. I enjoyed this book that much!

This book is all about the paranormal but set in the regency period. I definitely am loving that they are historical, it's so different from what is on the market now.

Our Heroin, Calliste, a half-fey necromancer that can travel that paths of death. She is in a horrible situation caused by none other than the person she shou
Sarah Spelbring
Nov 30, 2016 Sarah Spelbring rated it it was ok
I've been so tired lately that my brain won't let me do anything else but relax and do some reading. So I started reading another Dollar Tree special - Shadow's Curse.

It is a supernatural romance, but the romance takes a back seat to the action, which there is a bit of. The characters seem believable, to a point, I found the edges of the main characters a little blurry. There were a few lines of dialogue in a few scenarios that felt like they didn't quite fit, but then I didn't know what would i
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Callista is trapped by men in an alley during her escape attempt, when a huge black wolf comes to her aid. She has no idea he's helping her, so she cracks his head. He awakens naked & chained in an attic. Now together they escape & go on the run. Her trying to make it to her estranged aunt's house & him to deliver a book. Because David is also trying to cure himself & is suffering from silver poisoning it complicates things.
Both are being chased for different reasons, but it entw
Jul 20, 2014 Maria rated it really liked it
OMG, I loved this. David St. Leger is just the kind of man I love in my books. He fis a shape- shifter, he turns into the most stunning large black wolf. The problem is, he is cursed and is dying. His own people banned him. In order to control his curse he has to drink a special potion. The heroine in this story is Callista Hawthorne is a necromancer, she can talk to the dead. Somewhat like a medium. She is being forced by her brother to marry a man who wants to take advantage of her gift. She g ...more
Tamra LeValley
Apr 02, 2014 Tamra LeValley rated it liked it
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Callista is a necromancer who can talk with the dead. Her brother is forcing her to do this for people in exchange for money and then he is forcing her to marry and evil man who wants her bring the dead back into the world as his army. He will stop at nothing. David is a man who changes into a wolf. Callista's kind and David's kind have been at war for centuries. When the two of them are brought together they must find a way to save eachother.

I was reading the ebook version of
Jan 20, 2016 Daphne rated it liked it
The 2nd book in the Imnada Brotherhood series which was much better as compared to the previous installment; David St. Leger who had suffered a horrible curse and is exiled from his clan, he chanced upon Callista Hawthorne who was making an attempt to escape her cruel brother and the man he’s sold her to; Victor Corey. The exchange was an interesting one in my opinion; I loved how the author could incorporate an exchange of mistrust between the leads and develop it to companionship which makes t ...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Shadow's Curse is book two in the series but it worked well as a stand-alone. There is a lot of back-story needed for the book but it is woven into the story as it is needed and does not interfere with the flow of the book.

David St. Leger and Callista Hawthorne are the two main characters in Shadow's Curse. Both are well developed, as are the secondary characters that form the support for the story.

This is a standard plot but very well done. Both David and Callista are outsiders who long for a d
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