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Dance of Shadows

(Winter Queen #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The Winter Queen has brought the storm …
and the Abyss roams the halls of the Blood Keep.

Ten days have passed since Sundragon blood was shed for a sacrifice by Raphaela Kael. Ten days since Lathan and Maxx Jandry fled the city in search of Princess Damari Kael and their niece, Noelle. Brecken Jandry, Brae’s loyal husband, remains a tortured prisoner in the Kael dungeons an
Paperback, 248 pages
Published October 29th 2018 by Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.
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Laurie Lucking
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Where do I start? A Dance of Shadows built on the complex plot of Winter Queen and deepened every aspect - the plotlines became more intense, the stakes got higher, and the characters became more vivid. Hogan takes the reader to new, rich lands, plants hints of romance among several couples, and makes the journey of the Sundragon sisters and their allies even more epic. I can't wait for book 3!
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading Dance of Shadows. It did take me some time to understand what was going on in the book. I think this is one of those series where it is helpful to read the books in order, and I have not yet read book 1 – Winter Queen. There are a large number of characters in this title – a list of characters and their relationship to each other would have been helpful. There are also several instances of dialogue in a language other than English – a translation either in-text or in an appendi ...more
Chautona Havig
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dragons? Good? Evil? Magic? What Doesn’t This Series Offer?
Well, this isn’t a boring book. It’s not full of weak characters or simplistic nonsense. It doesn’t offer hours of mind-numbing not-so-entertainment.

So, if you were looking for something to lull you into a stupor, you might want to keep looking. I recommend How Green Was My Valley… except you might end up depressed. I sure was. So, maybe go for Moby Dick. Or, if you’re not afraid to rock boats… The Lord of the Rings trilogy… *whistles*

Deana Dick
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is filled with adventure and characters that the author has created which jump off the pages. I will say at first I had a hard time keeping up because there is an abundance of characters. I did like how the characters became mingled in each others lives and the fantasy element in the book is incredible. What I like about reading books that are not in my usual genre is I get to stretch myself and find interesting stories.

The shadows were eerie and I wondered what would happen when they
Stephanie Norton
Apr 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I love fantasy books. I was looking forward to reading Dance of Shadows. As I read I found I wish I read the first book of the series first. I didn't know this was a series until I strated reading it. I wish I knew it because it caused me to have a hard time getting into the story. I was missing alot of details. I found the book to be very slow. It took me a while to get into the story, but it could be because I didn't read book one.

The book is full of actions and drama which keeps the readers'
Tabitha Bouldin
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
The genre of Christian Fantasy is smaller than I would like, but I see it growing. Books like Dance of Shadows give me hope for the future of this particular niche. Working magic and Christianity together in a novel is not an easy task when you seek to make the magic-wielders part of a belief system that orients itself around a Creator reminiscent of God. Dance of Shadows manages to be both fantasy-driven and spiritual in equal measures.

Since I have not read Winter Queen it did take me a few cha
Becca-Rae Weidel
I really wish I would have started with the first book in the series because I'll admit I felt very out-of-the-loop with what was going on in the story when I started. (My fault--not the author's). I confess I tend to not favor fantasy, but I can see how this one would appeal to the YA fantasy fans. There is plenty of action and drama to hold the readers' attention. There is a complex plot line with multiple layers of intrigue. It's a good option for a read if you like your brain to be stretched ...more
Debra Guyette
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The second book of the Winter Queen series, Dance of Shadows finds everyone on the move to find their destiny. Damari Kael fled with young Noelle Jandry while Maxx and Lathan Jandry search for her. Brecken has been confined to the dungeon where he is being tortured. Clea Jandry returns to her home city to find her destiny while Adlae Sundragon knows she must move beyond her grief. She also realizes the shadows have a message for her and will not stop until she listens. Others are on the move as ...more
Victoria Rollings
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've always enjoyed the fantasy genre, and this book combines Christianity with fantasy in an extremely well-done manner.

Way too often Christianity is almost lessened by trite speech which is the opposite of what this work does. Erica Hogan creates a world that is dependent on God yet still unique in its own way. 

Beyond that, the story line is just beautiful. I won't go into too much detail as spoilers... but I will say that this a read you won't regret picking up. Hogan writes the story in a vi
Ashley Dawn
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I didn't realize this was the second in a series until I had started reading it. That being said, after a couple chapters, I felt I had a good handle on things and the book was great after that. I do believe having read the first one would have helped me in the start to keep all the characters straight quicker, because there are a lot of characters.

I thought the author did a fabulous job of blending fantasy and faith. There is a ton going on in the book but you don't feel lost. It is more the fe
Mar 19, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Dance of Shadows" by Erica Marie Hogan is the second book in the "Winter Queen" series. I really think I would like this series in a movie. I don't say this lightly because I don't really watch movies must but I can really see myself watching this story play out in a movie theater. This is a series about good versus evil. I really want to see how this series ends even through fantasy and sci fi isn't my favorite genres, I will be reading book three when it is released. The story is easily follo ...more
Emily Yager
Mar 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Dance of Shadows picks up apparently right where book one left off. At least that’s what it felt like as I have not read the first one in this series. Because of that, I had a hard time figuring out what was going on and sorting out who was who.

Due to that, You should definitely start at the beginning with book one so nothing is missed.

Over all, I did enjoy this YA Fantasy novel. The names of the characters are fun and unique. The plot engaging with plenty of drama to keep the reader intereste
Janice Sisemore
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
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When I started reading the book I noticed that it was book 2. It does look like that will be another book. I do recommend reading the books in order. It possibly could have make a difference for me.

Unfortunately I am not a fantasy genre fan. I did read the whole book though. I loved how good guys did their best to help each other out. They did have love for each other. It is hard for me to really understand fantasy but I gave it another try. Probably ones that like fantasy worl
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From as far back as she can remember, Erica Marie Hogan loved to write. When she was a little girl, she adored make believe, but gradually her imagination became too big to restrict it to playtime and so, she wrote.
Erica was born and raised for nine years on Orient Point, Long Island, New York. After that she moved with her family to Virginia and, finally, to Texas where she now lives. She was hom

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