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Shadow's Fall

(Shadow World #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  1,790 Ratings  ·  129 Reviews
For three years, Miranda Grey-Solomon has kept her role as Vampire Queen of the South separate from her Grammy-winning music career. But now, her dual lives are starting to collide, threatening everything Miranda and David, her Prime, have worked for.The entire Signet Council has descended upon Austin for its ten-year summit, bringing with it Prime James Hart of the Northe ...more
Paperback, 325 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Ace
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Douglas Meeks
May 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shadow's Fall (Shadow World, #3)Shadow's Fall by Dianne Sylvan

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

BEWARE SHAM REVIEWS FOR THIS BOOK! This book was already ruined by the horrible book that preceded it. The story cannot be trusted to be consistent as has already been proven and the author inserts her warped morals and hatred into her writing. Keep your money, better books in PNR/UF to be bought, getting involved with this series is a mistake, you are better off reading book 1 Queen of Shadows (A Novel of the Shadow World) (a true 5 Star eff
I thought Book 1 in the series held promise. It seemed like a fairly simple and yet new and entertaining spin on vampire lore. With Book 2, the author complicated the love story. Had our Hero cheat on our heroine and gave David another soul mate in Deven. In Book 3, I'd say the author complicated her vamp lore. I prefer one or the other. If you are going to complicate a love story by having the hero cheat on the heroine, once they are settled and committed, then perhaps keep the laws you set up ...more
Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
Have you ever just continued to read a series simply because you read and semi liked the first one? That is where I am with this series.

I think the author is a decent writer, but this series is going to hell....on greased roller skates, wearing gasoline drawers. I cannot explain how mundane and boring I found this book to be - 1/2 star like really, just being "nice" (working on that in 2012) with the 2 stars. Nothing interesting, nothing exciting, lots of skimming of the pages and didn't do the
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
**4.5 stars**

Three years has passed in David's and Miranda's world and things have worked out for the best. Now everyone is getting ready for the Council summit that only happens every ten years and dealing with all the Primes and mostly dealing with Hart. Unfortunately that isn't the only problem, there's an unknown vampire looking to give something to David. Of course, Deven has his hand in everything so he is working it all out ... or is he?

If you looked at any reviews then you know that thi
Kenya Wright
I think I want to read this to say how badly this series will be OR if the author can clean up the heroine's god awful doormat personality from the last book.
Looksie (At Looksie Lovitz: Books and Wits Blog)
Review: Shadow's Fall by Dianne Sylvan

This is the 3rd novel in the Shadow World series. This is a vampire series for those who don't know. I was very hesitant to read this book. If you read the last one and the drama didn't piss you off, then I am impressed because I was so mad I couldn't even read anything else for DAYS. That's not to say it wasn't good. It was a fantastic read and the writing was wonderful but the characters did things that made me want to hurt them. So when I got Shadow's Fal
Aug 31, 2011 rated it it was ok
DO NOT waste your money buying this book. (1) The prologue and the last chapter contain the entire plot. It could easily have been a short story. (2) That short story plot is a direct rip off of what happens during the climax of another book in another famous series. (3) The rest of the book is a mish-mash of rehashed plot points from the first two books of this series. (4) Characters are now one dimensional and much different from the preceding two books.

Only thing this book does correctly is
Honestly I don't know what the hell to say! SHADOW'S FALL pissed me off to no end (mainly because I hate cliffhangers!). I seriously wanted to throw the book across the room, and let me tell you, there is this massive end of the world cliffhangers at the end that is also part of me being pissed off! But the book was still out of this world awesome!

When I picked up SHADOW'S FALL I couldn't put the book down! It was so freaking good! We get to see all the primes again, which was my favorite part o
11 June ETA: Per Amazon, book #4 is titled "Of Shadow Born" and due out 26 Mar 2013.

In Shadow's Fall, David and Miranda are prepping for yet another Bastard Parade (as Miranda calls it). They're hosting the Signet Council, which meets every ten years. And, when the Bastards arrive, so does trouble! Miranda's still trying to balance life in the Daylight World w/her music career and the Shadow World, but Hart is over it. Three years have passed since the last book, (view spoiler)
First of all, I have to get this off my chest, I HATE cliffhanger endings! And, if they remind me of cliffhangers in other books that is even worse!

Okay, that being said I must say that this book was "Okay," but not as good as the previous books in the series. From the start, this book did not capture my attention. In fact, I completed two other books while reading this book. Also, I found myself checking to see how much of the book I had left to read too many times. We have new characters in th
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Favorite Quote: “I love you. I love you, Miranda. I will always- “

Shadow’s Fall takes place three years after Shadowflame. David and Miranda have moved past the events that took place in Shadowflame and their love has survived and blossomed into something more than just the soul mate bond that binds them to one another. The Signet Council is having its ten year meeting and Miranda and David are hosting it this year. This will bring the
Mar 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shadow’s Fall is the third book in The Shadow World series by Dianne Sylvan and an ACE Urban Fantasy.


Spread throughout the dark corners of our world lies the Shadow World, a society of vampires who feed off the living. In Austin, Texas, one woman must figure out a way to live in both worlds without sacrificing either...

For three years, Miranda Grey-Solomon has kept her role as vampire Queen of the South separate from her Grammy-winning music career. But now her dual lives are starting to c
Mar 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-once-owned
After the events of Book 2, SHADOWFLAME, I was...well reluctant would hardly cover how I felt. The direction Sylvan took David and Miranda's relationship left me feeling hollow. I want to stress I did not have a problem with WHO David slept with, but rather that he did it at all. I was hoping there would be more fall out and consequences to those actions in the third book. Instead Sylvan jumps our music loving Miranda three years with a Grammy-winning career and holding down her Vampire Queen st ...more
Oct 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Before I get into the actual review, I feel the absolutely overwhelming need to educate the author on a subject: SLR cameras.

Multiple times in this book we are told about how vampires (in this world) do not reflect. And how before digital cameras they couldn't get any form of image to be taken because of the mirrors in said cameras. But now, with digital cameras, they can manage some forms of image capture.

Which is all well, fine and good but for all the attempted thoughtfulness of the explanati
Apr 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A Series Game Changer!

I strongly suggest you read the previous books in the series (Queen of Shadows and Shadow Flame) prior to reading this installment.

This was a fabulous installment, that continually kept me glued to my seat. The suspense and anticipation felt like danger lurked around every corner; I just couldn’t put this book down. This installment has restored my passion for this series.

Fellow Shadow World fans, this is a must read! For those jaded from the last installment, fear not, thi
I've been waiting for this book to come out and boy was it worth the wait. I found this series by accident, never heard of the author before but the book descridption for the first book really peaked my interest. Who can pass up a book about hot vampire kings and their look for their soulmates. This series has a rags to riches feel to it with regards to the female main character, I did have to get past some pretty brutal things that happen to her in the first book but I felt this situation event ...more
Nov 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes it is hard to realize what is going on in a book like this when it has been so long since you read the last installment. I did not hit the ground running, I stumbled a bit. But I want to compliment Dianne Sylvan for writing PNR with a more sophisticated reader in mind. Plot lines are not rehashed ad nauseum and character descriptions are not cut and pasted. Nor are the cast of characters and vampire politics so formulaic that you simply carry over your handy structural flow chart from ...more
Sep 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Talk about cliffhangers. Miranda just can not catch a break. SHADOW'S FALL is book 3 in the Shadow World series and I would 100% recommend that you start with book 1 QUEEN OF SHADOWS if you are new to the series.

Miranda started out as a broken musician and has grown to the be the Vampire Queen of the south with her vampire king and love David beside her. They have had their ups and downs but are very much in love and rule together perfectly. I loved David in QUEEN OF SHADOWS, was really mad at
Oct 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A+++ and my favorite in this great series even with dramatic ending that has this huge but hopeful cliff-hanger. I hate books with cliff-hangers but given the well developed story & characters throughout books #1-3, this one does work for me. One or more of my very favorite characters died in book #3 and I was shocked. Ms Sylvan takes such great risks and her readers to places we don't want to go. But with her well developed twists and very well written story, depth of characters that grow a ...more
Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow... That's all I can really say about this book.

This was a REALLY good read. It had tense moments A LOT Of them. I think in this one with David , the way he was with her, kind of made up for what happened in the first one though to be honest I still have no idea how she was able to forgive him for it... she's a better woman then me that's for damn sure... All in all a really good read and I'll definitely be reading the next one...
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
Apr 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shadow's Fall is book 3 in the Shadow World Series and after the emotional and controversial storyline of book 2, Shadowflame, I was really interested to see where the author was taking this series.

I was pleasantly surprised with this instalment. The aftermath of the relationship clanger in Book 2 is somewhat resolved so what follows is a well plotted and engaging urban fantay with a delicious cliffhanger to whet our appetites for Book 4.
Apr 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Sh*t! Talk about cliff hangers.
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sylvan-dianne
This book had lots of intrigue - just not the kind that was in Book 2 of the series. I just knew, with all the premonitions, that something terrible was going to happen - and it did.
Brook Scheffler
Oct 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
OMG! I hate cliffhanger books.
Beth Johnson
Don't take my rating as any sort of indictment against this book. My issues were personal. This book would have been a 5-star novel for me had I read it in my early 20s when I was heavily into Wicca and Tori Amos and thought vampires were deadly but sexy. A lot of water has gone under the bridge since then, and reflecting on that particular period in my life is uncomfortable. I still think these are good books. If you like all the things I mentioned, then read them. Really. They're excellent. Th ...more
May 18, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 stars
Feb 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Hmm. I want to see where this goes.
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Sep 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Fangs for the Fantasy
It's been three years since the Magnificent Bastard parade. Miranda has managed to have a career as a Grammy winning artist. Miranda have fought hard to have a balance but with the council of Primes being held at the Haven things are about to change. Hart an old enemy is determined to get his vengeance. If that were not enough forces that have been sleeping for centuries are about to awaken and with them comes a change that will rock the entire Shadow World.

Every time I pick up a book in this se
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