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Blade of Memories

(Black Shadow #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  16 reviews
When Lynn’s criminal employer shows up with a piece of her broken past, she will do anything to get it back. And as Iridan city’s foremost thief, 'anything' means an impossible heist.

But stealing magic crystals from the most regulated facility in the world is only the start of her problems; which includes a team she doesn't trust or like, a runaway with magic abilities, an
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Published November 12th 2018 by Pendio Publishing
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Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This novel was a good read. It involves action and adventure, with magic. The Inborn has magical abilities, which many places outlaw. Lynn is a thief known as the Black Shadow. She plans on leaving a life of thievery after this last heist. However, her employer does not like to let his employees go. He has her mother's necklace, once believed to be lost. She strikes a deal with him to steal the crystals in return for her mother's locket. She does not know how important the locket until later on. ...more
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an action packed story. I couldn’t put the book down. Can’t wait for #2 Awesome read!
Christina D.Z.A.
Jan 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: r-rated-fantasy
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Fiona Andrew
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was totally enthralled with the main character Lynn. She was a well written character who whilst living in a man’s world proved that girls can do anything. Strongly written characters with a well developed world. Recommended read.
Christina Morley
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Blade of Memories is the first book in an exciting young adult fantasy series by Tina Hunter. The main character, Lynn, is a young woman and thief known as the Black Shadow. She steals to survive, but ends up working for a ruthless self-serving boss who finds a way to trap her into further service. She has learned not to trust people and besides being the best thief, she’s also extremely intelligent and uses her wits to stay ahead of the game. But when her boss sends her on an impossible mission ...more
Irene S
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a good read. With Drakan holding Lynn's family heirloom, she will need to do steal one more item for Drakan. With three untrustworthy and unhelpful men accompanying her, provided by Drakan, Lynn will need to keep her wits about her to succeed. I received a free copy of this book. This is my honest and voluntarily given review. In this book, there are an interesting cast of characters that I am sure will be in future books in the series. This book was suspenseful and the characters are we ...more
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
The first book in a new series starts off with a lot of action and a good cast of characters. Lynn is a thief to survive, but her boss has something that belongs to her family. She is willing to do anything to get it back. Dorjee was an awesome character as well, and I am looking forward to seeing where the journey takes them all.
Forrest Weldon
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Blade of Memories is a book that looks to rekindle your YA Fantasy nostalgia, but without the eye-rolling cringe that you'll have to endure in many other books of it's type, and I couldn't be happier for it.

In so much YA Fantasy, you usually have to endure the worst kind of character: The Power Fantasy Insert. Lynn, while still competent and resourceful fortunately lacks the most annoying trait of these characters: a lack of challenge. Lynn has everything stacked up against her from the start, a
Silver Surfer
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is quite a good book. Epic fantasy isn’t the sort of thing I read usually, but this one had magic involved so how could i resist. Looking out for book two that’s for sure Highly recommended.
Jacquie Stewart
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it

My amazon review because I can't be bothered to type it all again lol
Tina Hunter
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: fantasy, tina-books
I'm so excited to share this book with the world.

Lynn has a lot to learn in Book One. Who can she trust? Is her family who she thought they were? Is she more than just a thief? Her world is a lonely place before the book starts and I can't wait to show you her journey.
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blade of Memories is such a good book! Lynn is a professional thief, known as the Black Shadow-she's also a woman. Women have many limitations in this world, so Lynn often dresses in men's clothing. It's a useful disguise, especially when she's on the run or trying to go unnoticed in a crowd. Her personas are often hilarious, especially when she's disguised as an old alcoholic or as a young flirt.

At the beginning, Lynn is on her last job as a thief for a cruel man named Darkan-at least she was
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow....this was a joy that I can just enjoy over and over again. Lynn was interesting character. I love reading stories where the mc is truly human makes mistakes( of coursethere was many others).Plus she was a thief so that was a huge plus. Also she fierce in her own way . Although i didn’t like the way she acted with her ,” ex” So, I was happy at it being very minimal . But then I never had a crush or fell in love to know how it feels. I really enjoyed the fact that Lynn took disguises . altho ...more
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Easy to read and entertaining.
Katherine M
Jul 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
A thief takes one more job to get a prized family heirloom back. Entertaining fantasy.
May 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Good story, loved the characters and the plot, I'm a little confused though, because in the book it says that the sequel came out in 2019, but it's still not here? ...more
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Tina Hunter is a Science Fiction and Fantasy author. She’s been published in several anthologies, and her first novel length work is Blade of Memories: Black Shadow 1.

Tina has spent many years working in the publishing industry, including co-founding a small Canadian science fiction and fantasy publishing house.

So basically she is; a geek, a mother, a science fiction fan, and a super cool lady who

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