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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Judas Iscariot (portrayed as the first of the undead), the gods and myths of ancient Egypt, and vampires all play a role in this novel of the clash between good and evil on Earth. In Fa e of Shadows, the supernatural beings of Egyptian lore work together with modern-day vampire slayers to wage a pivotal battle against the dark powers of the underworld. A group of young sla ...more
Perfect Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 17th 2006 by American Book Publishing
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Chris
May 03, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: i-own, blah
A nice "first outing" by a young local author. The story itself is fairly entertaining and the writing is acceptable. The plot itself feels like a bit of "fan fiction" at times but has enough originality to push through it. There are lengthy segments of historical research that just drag and completely destroy the tempo and tone of the novel, but otherwise, it's an enjoyable work.

Good job Rick.
Sheri Fresonke Harper
Apr 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
Fun unusual vampire tale with an Egyptian flair.
Janessa
Oct 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone and anyone
Recommended to Janessa by: Amber
dead amazing I can't wait for Rick to let me read more of his work. I actually know him and he is an amazing inspiration to my own books.
Kimberly
Sep 17, 2008 marked it as to-read
This book was written by one of my best friends, and I feel horrible that I haven't read the finished version yet!
Helena Ison
Let's keep in mind that Facade of Shadows was written by Rick Chiantaretto when he was still in high school technically making this is his debut novel. In my experience most debuts are a bit shaky and tend to be missing something semi-crucial to the plot, with that being said...the writing style in this one took me by a pleasant surprise! I've never seen such complexity from a beginner writer before. The plot has substance with a fully developed beginning, middle, and ending. While some aspects ...more
Helena Ison
Jun 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Let's keep in mind that Facade of Shadows was written by Rick Chiantaretto when he was still in high school technically making this is his debut novel. In my experience most debuts are a bit shaky and tend to be missing something semi-crucial to the plot, with that being said...the writing style in this one took me by a pleasant surprise! I've never seen such complexity from a beginner writer before. The plot has substance with a fully developed beginning, middle, and ending. Whil
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Helena Ison
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-my-shelfs
Let's keep in mind that Facade of Shadows was written by Rick Chiantaretto when he was still in high school technically making this is his debut novel. In my experience most debuts are a bit shaky and tend to be missing something semi-crucial to the plot, with that being said...the writing style in this one took me by a pleasant surprise! I've never seen such complexity from a beginner writer before. The plot has substance with a fully developed beginning, middle, and ending. While some aspects ...more
Verna Loves Books
Feb 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
~Julian loved the rain; not because it cleansed the world but because it made everyone’s life as dismal and gray as the clouds above, as gray as his soul always felt. ~

As soon as I started Façade of Shadows I was intrigued and pulled in by Rick’s words. I was captivated and not once wanted to put the book down. I had to keep reading so I would know the fate of each of the amazing characters I met in this book. They each had their own place in the book and each one captivated you in their own way
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Mike
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. Just wow. I just want to sit with this one for a while but I will try to put down a little of what I am thinking as best as I can. Rick has created this amazing world. This intense and intriguing world. One that leaves you hungry for more. Anxious that the story might be over. From the first page I was hooked, hooked beyond belief. One of the amazing things about this story is that every other page is its own story, is a whole new book built on the pages before but with its own mysteries, a ...more
Denise Van plew
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a excellent insight of where this author's mind was and look into his talent earlier on in his career. This might have youth as the main characters but do not know of too many youth that are so responsible or dedicated as these were. To stop evil from winning seems to be the theme with the use of Egyptian mythology and some of their writings as the basis of the storyline mixed with paranormal. Having read his other book it was quite fascinating to see him write with vampires being in the ...more
Amy
Far from my normal read, I ran across Rick’s debut novel at an author takeover and release party on Facebook. Intrigued by the cover and the story behind the book, I immediately had to read it.

I first have to say, what a ride. Writing this novel while he was still young and in high school, Rick’s writing style rivals even the most experienced writers of today. He captures you and pulls you in so deep; you become part of the tale.

A story about vampires, Egyptian Gods, and even a character modele
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Amazeballs Book Addicts
I loved Facade of Shadows. It's a little different then what I normal read and I think that what made it so good. It's a YA dark fantasy. At first glance I thought it was going to be just another vampire story but it is so much more. Facade of Shadows has Egyptian mythology and paranormal aspects mixed together in a very well written story.

The prologue pulled me right into the book. Then it took off in what I thought was a different was a different direction but aspects of the prologue get pull
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Bree Pearsall
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading Death of the Body, I was already a fan of Rick's work. I was intrigued to read his first book, Facade of Shadows, which he wrote while he was in high school. This book contains Rick's dark writing style which I have grown to love.. and vampires. Add some Egyptian Gods to the mix and you have an epic story. The elements of romance add a nice touch to the story, along with Rick's plot twists, this is an amazing read. Rick's stories always suck me in from page one, and this was no exc ...more
Dalene
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First, I would like to thank the author Rick Chiantaretto for giving me this book for an honest review. I totally enjoyed this book. This book was written by a teenage boy, that being said, I believe he did an amazing job writing this story. The story-line is good. The characters are well developed and written. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Jams
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a rerelease, write years ago, by one of my favorite authors. (The mind of a teenage boy is a weird and beautiful and terrible place.)

A fantastic first book, full of a strange blend of ancient Egyptian, wiccan and Christian beliefs. I can't wait to read more from Rick Chiantaretto.
Harmony Stalter
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book from the moment I read the first line. A book that has everything to do with the supernatural including vampires, witches, mythological creatures and Egyptian Gods is a definite must read for any paranormal fan.
Novi
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, would read again.
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I've often been accused of having done more in my life than the average person my age, but if I were completely honest I'd have to tell you my secret: I'm really 392.

So after all this time, I'm a pretty crappy writer.

I'm the author of the Crossing Death series and Facade of Shadows , as well as 'Tailored for the King,' a short story found in Twice Upon a Time . I have a bunch more half-written
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