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Lord of Shadows

(Daughters of Avalon #4)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  555 ratings  ·  52 reviews
The epic finale of the Daughters of Avalon! Medieval romance with a sprinkling of fantasy.

Rhiannon's destiny is fated from the moment of her birth. She and her dewine sisters must defeat an ancient evil, or Britain itself will go the way of Avalon. Her sisters and their champions have set the stage for a final battle against the Witch Goddess Cerridwen, but Rhiannon can on
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Published September 24th 2020 by Oliver Heber Books
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Lord of Shadows
Daughters of Avalon Series #5
Tanya Ann Crosby
Release date 09/22/2020
Publisher Oliver Herber Books


Rhiannon’s destiny is fated from the moment of her birth. She and her dewine sisters must defeat an ancient evil, or Britain itself will go the way of Avalon. Her sisters and their champions have set the stage for a final, epic battle against the Witch Goddess Cerridwen, but Rhiannon can only fulfill her destiny if she can win the heart of
Rosemary K
Sep 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tanya Anne Crosby has weaved her magic with Lord of Shadows. She has combined historical events, fantasy and folk lore with a passionate romance in this final book in the Daughters of Avalon series. She kept me enthralled as I read Rhiannon and Cael d'Lucy's story. Secrets are revealed that threaten their relationship as well as the balance of power. I wondered if the past would destroy them. As Rhiannon and Cael with her dewine sisters and their champions prepare to battle with Morwen and her a ...more
Tanya Crosby
Aug 04, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Advance Praise
Medieval romance with a sprinkling of fantasy--"Perfect!” Says Kris Helt of Whiskey & Wit Book Reviews.

“Crosby’s characters will keep readers engaged…” —Publisher’s Weekly

“Tanya Anne Crosby pens a tale that touches your soul and lives forever in your heart. —Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 NYT Bestselling Author

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Release Date: September 24, 2020
Book 4 of the Daughters of Avalon Series/Finale

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Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lord of Shadows
Daughters of Avalon #4
Tanya Anne Crosby

Rhianna has a destiny and this destiny was set from the moment of her birth. She and her sisters must defeat an ancient evil because if they don't Britain will go the way of Avalon. But come what may she will only fulfill her destiny if she wins the heart of the man who holds her prisoner for the last five long years.

Cael d'Lucy has alot of ambition and that ambition raises him higher and higher. He is the King's execusioner and now he
Lori D
Enter the amazing world created by this author's imagination and know that you will never be the same!

Magic, a battle for power and for love as Cael d'Lucy strives to carry out his ambition with his fight against Rhiannon. But she is strong and has knows she has to be careful. But the feelings between them grow even as he keeps her prisoner.

Prepare to be enthralled and get lost in a story that is almost epic and will leave you mesmerized and only wanting to read more by this author!
Barbara Literski
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shadow’s Love

Excellent story!! This story has Rhiannon Pendragon and
Cael d’Lucy.. This is the story about she was released from being held at Blackwoods Castle.
So many different events happen that I would recommend reading the book. To understand what is happening I think that it would be best to start with the first book!!
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book: Lord of Shadows
By Tanya Anne Crosby

Series: Daughters of Avalon, Book 5

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook (of)
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Heat Rating: Sweet, loving and passionate🔥

Overall Rating: 5/5 Stars and Kilts

“I have loved you from the moment you opened your mouth Rhiannon Pendragon…disheveled and lovely, proud and fierce!”
- Cael d’Lucy

Blackwood Castle, 1153

Cael d’Lucy. Lord of Blackwood in Britann
Sep 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read all 4 (or 3.5) of the books in this series before reading this. You really do need to, in order to understand what's going on. I am a fan of historical romance, not fantasy. The first 4 books were wonderful. This one was good, but a little more on the fantasy side. I had difficulty keeping up with all the different types of "beings" there were discussed. I would like to have had more personal interaction between the sisters once they were all reunited. There are other scenes I would have ...more
Naomi Bell
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lord of Shadows Book 4 in the Daughters of Avalon series by Tanya Anne Crosby is the completion of the series. Continuing the adventures of the Pendragon sisters, this is Rhiannon’s tale. Separated from her sisters and imprisoned for 5 years, Rhiannon transcends her bonds and meets her fate. Tanya masterfully weaves all the strings together from the previous 4 books in a culminating explosion of drama and fantasy. To fully experience the tale, I strongly suggest that you read them in close succe ...more
Whiskey & Wit Book Reviews
In this fifth and final Avalon installment, Lord of Shadows continues to unveil Morwen's reign of unabashed treachery, however, she isn't the only player with precognitive powers and diabolical intentions. Rhiannon has bided her time, and though her manacles govern her magik, she knows there is always a hidden approach through the aether. Cael, too, is a bounty of mystery (as in, who is he really...) and appears to be piloted solely by revenge. Cael d'Lucy has haunted Rhiannon's dewine sight wit ...more
Liesl Morgan
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An epic ending to this magical series!

This is the last book to a well thought out story! Taking real characters and weaving their stories with these wonderfully and magical characters was brilliant! I found myself holding my breath as I was reading and then getting goosebumps, especially when I got to the big showdown! It ended so perfectly and I can't imaging anyone not enjoying this book or this series!
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I must admit that I’ve read only one other book in this series. So that sometimes made it difficult to know the overlapping stories. Despite this, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It had suspense, romance, and plenty of historical references. Definitely recommend! And now I’ll be reading the other two books.
Sep 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Compelling and suspenseful from page one, this story is a sweeping saga combining actual history with fantasy. This story needs to be read after the previous stories in the series as readers will take a lot of time trying to get caught up with all the concepts and characters.
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this story. The story was hard to get into at first because I hadn't read any of the other books in the series but I soon realized what was happening in the story. Rhiannon and Cael's story takes many ups and downs but it is worth the ride. This was not my typical type of read, but I enjoyed reading it. I plan to read the entire series after this and recommend it to everyone.

I received this book from Oliver Heber Books for an honest review. They in no way influenced my review.
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The end of a wonderful series. Morwen is defeated and Rhiannon and Cael find their rightful place together. If you love medieval stories filled with tales of the mystic and fae then you will love this story and the rest of the series. It is filled with history as well as fun stuff. Rhiannon, her sisters and their husbands have to fight to keep the rightful rulers of England on the throne and keep it out of the hands of their mother. In the midst of all that Cael has to prove his love to Rhiannon ...more
Mar 04, 2021 rated it it was ok
Intriguing in part, annoying in part

Intriguing myth-based alternate history seen through the eyes of sibling adepts. Well written with good descriptors, maintained tensions between the characters well. It suffers from some formulaic repetitious writing with regard to each sister's journey and her awakening lust. Their husbands start as intriguing heroes--then annoyingly fade into obscure background props. Despite a ferocious final battle, the faithful wolfhound's fate is unclear, a character in
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I normally don't read anything with even the slightest bit of paranormal storylines but I love Tanya Anne Crosby so I gave this a go and I'm so happy I did.

This book was amazing. It has a kick butt heroine, a sexy manly hero, and as storyline that grabs the reader and doesn't let go. This is the last book in the series and while it's a standalone, it's better if you read the previous books. This book concludes a story that has family, love, hate, heartbreak, and healing. It's absolutely phe
Vicki  Coleman-Scott
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very Good Series-Lots of Love, Action and a Great Ending

I am glad that Rhiannhon found her mate, regardless of the circumstances and Seren found her true calling. The ending was epic, and hopefully we will not see the likes of Morwen again.
I do have to suggest, though, that Tanya needs to find another "vehicle" to allow characters to get to know each other, other than a very, very long trip from one place to another. That was repeated in nearly every book, and it got OLD!I
Thank you.
N.W. Moors
Jan 08, 2022 rated it it was amazing
In the conclusion to the Daughters of Avalon series, we focus on Rhiannon, the most powerful of the sisters, who has been jailed for the last few years by Cael d'Lucy, lord of Blackwoods and adherent of King Stephen. She needs to win him over to help defeat her mother, but it means he must betray his king and lose the power he has acquired.
This has been a good historical series. The history is good and there's just enough fantasy woven in. It's been a joy to read and the conclusion is excellent.
Lillian Cummings
May 13, 2022 rated it liked it
This is the final book in the series and what a great book to end it with. Rhianna's destiny was set from before her birth but will she be strong enough to overcome it?
Cael has fought his feelings for her but now they have no choice but to join forces to fight for everything that they believe. But will they be together at the end?
A great read love the characters and their part of the adventure. So happy that they get their happy everafter.
I was lucky enough to receive a copy from netgalley & the
Stephanie Herron
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite reading the others in the series, I felt like I was slogging through the first part of this book. I almost went back and reread the previous books in this series as I think I would have had an easier time getting into the story. Once it all started to come together it was a compelling read. It has a wonderful blend of romance, mystery and historical fiction surrounding Excalibur, Merlin etc.
Kristy McCaffrey
Don't miss this final book in this wonderful series! Rhiannon finally understands her fate and why she has been a prisoner of Cael for five years. As she and her sisters finally reunite to defeat their mother, who has been plotting to destroy each of them, they will each come into the magical powers they have always possessed but were never certain how to use. Well written and so romantic, you'll get carried away to the time of King Arthur. ...more
Lauren Sancer
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sad it’s over

I have read all of Tanya Anne Crosby’s books and am sad that this epic series is over. I first found her when I read her Highland Bride series which was amazing and directly led into The Guardians of the Stone series which directly led into this wonderful series! If you can read them all it is worth every second!
Aurora Harner
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great ending to this series!

I loved this series! Lord of Shadows was the perfect ending to the Daughters of Avalon series. I loved Rhiannon and Carl. The chemistry between them was amazing! The storyline was unique and well written and I love how much research went into the side characters. I look forward to reading more from this author!
Arlene Engel
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
They may not be as strong, but they would win

This is book five of the five sister witches of Pendragon. The five sisters have suffered as children without the love of their mother, but they came into their power as they grew up. They were loved by their husbands and they finally saw the land healed.
Apr 01, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this book from a giveaway. This review is my honest opinion.

In the beginning I was a bit confused by the story and characters since I had not read the first three books of this series. I liked the story so I kept reading. The story was addictive and I kept wanting to find out what happened next. So glad that I kept reading!
Jul 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This. Series. Was. Everything!

Words cannot express who excited I was to finally finish this series. I have loved every book about each sister. The storytelling with a line of historical stories woven into the fantasy. Amazing. The romance. Amazing. The war scenes. Amazing. Loved the sisters. Please tell me we get an extended epilogue one day!
N Dent
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Angeles & Witches

The Epic Finale was so thrilling and made for an exciting and wonderful read. A mythology story about Rhyanon’s destiny. Cal d’Lucy fell helpless in love with the Devine sister. I’m wondering if Angels and Witches still exist and walk on earth among men!
kim rivard
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I would give it 10 stars if I could

This whole series is my new favorite. It should be made into a movie. Only if I could write it the way I see it in my mind. Thank you very much for all your books please don't ever stop writing
Nicole LaBoy
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing

It was well written and a page turner. I had a hard time putting the book down. Rhiannon and Cael were amazing together. She is his prisoner and he is her keeper. They marry to please her mother but Cael has a plan to help free her.
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Tanya Anne Crosby is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirty novels. She has been featured in magazines, such as People, Romantic Times and Publisher’s Weekly, and her books have been translated into eight languages. Her first novel was published in 1992 by Avon Books, where Tanya was hailed as “one of Avon’s fastest rising stars.” Her fourth book was chosen to launch the com ...more

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