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Shadow Walker

(Stormwalker #3)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  2,779 ratings  ·  167 reviews
Winter descends on the town of Magellan, and new evil comes to call.

Racing her motorcycle down a lonely winter highway, Stormwalker Janet Begay feels the ground collapse beneath her feet. After tumbling two hundred feet into an underground cavern, she manages to escape with help from her sexy dragon-shifter boyfriend, Mick—but not before they disturb some dark forces.

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Mass Market Paperback, 282 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Berkley Sensation
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Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
I’m a serious fangirl of this series. I went into this book expecting it to rock my world so it started with 5 stars before I even read one word on the first page. Now, I bring you my biased review…

Before this series, this is the way I imagined dragons:

It’s hard to think of a hot alpha hero shape shifting dragon when you think of a cute loveable huggable dragon that you want to hug in the form of a stuffed animal.
After this series, this is how I imagine dragons:

I still want to “hug”
Jun 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I didn't realize how much I missed Mick and Janet until I jumped back into their world.

In this latest Stormwalker installment, the book opens with Janet and Sheriff Nash Jones falling into a random sink hole out in the middle of the Arizona desert. Except nothing with Janet is ever random.

In that sinkhole (about 200ft down!!!) Janet sees these awful freaky skeletal hands coming her way. Nothing she does can get them to leave her alone, and there are hundreds of them crawling towards her. Mi
CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
more of a 3.7/3.8

What I like about this book is that there isn't a love triangle for me to have worry about. I like that Janet and Mick are a firmly established couple and they have each others backs. However, I would still like a little more of a relationship aspect of them without the constant shagging. This book provided me with a bit more of that, so I'm happy about that.

What I'm not so happy about it is the large rambling plot threads that didn't really make much sense until the final part
4.5 stars
I had small memory term capacity, so I didn't really remember a lot from the previous two books (lol). BUT, it doesn't matter because as soon as I read the first chapter, I remember how much FUN this series are and how much I love Janet, her sexy dragon boyfriend, Mick, and her round-about friends.

The book is opened (I think) in similar way of book #1, Janet being attacked while speeding with her bike (my God, I love chick with bike!). Then the plot goes with Mick being enslaved by a po
Feb 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs, ashley-james
Books like this one remind me so much why I love to read. I stayed up waaaay too late reading this fantastically, awesomely, wonderful book.

My biggest complaint from Firewalker was that it didn't have enough Mick in it. Let's face it, Mick is one of the main reasons I love this series. So imagine my surprise that Shadow Walker started a little slow but then picked up when Mick left the scene! I think the difference is while Mick is not there for me to read; the storyline is still focused on him.
Jan 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Compared to Stormwalker and Firewalker , Shadow Walker dragged. Shadow Walker hinged on breaking one stretched-out, magical conflict, especially in the last chapters, that left Janet repeating ad nauseum, "Give me your name!" I wanted to give her a hobby. Shadow Walker did pack some emotional punch, however. In the next book I hope she focuses more on the dragons; they steal the show. Coyote too. And Nash. What?

Not first place but a fun series nonetheless. Well worthy of being a popcorn
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
AH! I cannot stop talking about how much I adore this wonderful (still fairly new) series by Allyson James! For those not familiar, the series followers half-Navajo Janet Begay, a Stormwalker who can bend the power of storms to her will. Oh, and she also is the daughter of an evil goddess who has passed on dangerous Beneath magic to Janet. She lives in a small Arizona town, owns a quaint hotel, has a ridiculously hot and sweet boyfriend, Mick, and trouble seems to follow Janet where ever she goe ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Apr 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

I would never have thought dragons and Coyote of Native American lore would mix as well as they have in Allyson James’s Stormwalker series, but after three books, the mythologies blend better than ever. In SHADOW WALKER, Janet has her hands full with both practical and romantic problems, but with her Stormwalker and Beneath powers still refusing to work together there’s no such thing as an easy fix.

On the practical front, Janet’s fairly new yet oddly de
FV Angela
Jun 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A Stormwalker, a hot, biker dragon, a buttoned up witch, a smart assed female electrician who is in love with the hard assed military man sheriff in which magic can't effect, a Native American Coyote God, a tiny mean Grandmother that turns into a crow AND last but not least a magic mirror that is an equal opportunity voyeur. Seriously, what more could you possibly want in a PNR? This series gets better with every book.

One last thing, this is the third book I've read this year by Allyson James/J
Apr 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook

Why this book?

I liked the other books of the series

What I thought
Each book is getting better and better!! In this installment Mick is enslaved by a witch and Janet must save him before the dragons kill him. She also has problems with her half-sister Gabrielle. The action in this book leaves you wanting more and so does the characters. My only problem was it didn't have enough Mick in it, since he’s one of the main reasons I kept reading this series. With that said I’m looking forward t
Dec 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This series is listed as PNR but I think it should also be UF. Plenty of romance but the story is the forefront not the romance. I absolutely love it. Mick is so great and Janet is such a wonderful heroine. She kicksass and takes names later. I can't wait for the next installment.
Jamie ~ Bad Boy Inspector
Another great installment from Allyson James. I love this series it has everything I look for in a good book - great action, interesting plot & sexy hotties!! I mean what else is a girl to ask for ;) ...more
Kathy Davie
Jan 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, urban
Third in the Stormwalker urban fantasy series revolving around Janet Begay, a unique magic user and hotel owner who likes to hop on her Harley and ride.

My Take
It certainly makes life easier for Janet now that Nash and most of his men, Maya, and Fremont accept the weird stuff that happens around Janet. Now, if only their alpha personalities could be toned down to make Janet's life easier...snicker… Seriously, James does a nice job of balancing their acceptance while still keeping life a bit of a
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
The writing and action in these books are fabulous. Still enjoying the storyline and character development...still hate Nash.
<4.5 Stars out of 5

Shadow Walker is the third novel in the Stormwalker series by Allyson James, which IMO just continues to get better with every release.

Janet and Mick are back, along with the rest of the gang, and I am so glad that I picked this book to read, because it absolutely blew me away. There is so much going on in this book, at least four unique storylines, and each is so effortless woven together, it’s difficult to untangle them.

The story opens with Nash and Janet racing down an in
May 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
*Rating* 4.0
*Genre* Paranormal Romance


Shadow Walker is the third installment in the Stormwalker series by Allyson James. The story opens with Janet Begay and Nash Jones crashing into a large sink hole and falling nearly 200 feet. Janet soon finds that she is under attack by skeletons that seem to be drawn to her beneath powers while they seem to once again ignore Nash who is a magical null.

After being rescued by her Firewalker/Dragon Shifter/love slave Mick Burns, Janet finds that stran
Μαρία Γεωργοπούλου
Really?? I have to write a review for this book?? I think that this is enough for a review: OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I absolutely love this series!!!! “Shadow Walker” by Allyson James is AWESOME!!!!! I love the first two and this is not an exception! For God’s sake, with this book I fell in love with a dragon! I have to say that “Shadow Walker” has more adventure and OMG moments than the first two. The plot is very good and the writing style is great.
In this book Janet Begay, a Stormwalker
Alyssa Nelson
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another great installment of the Stormwalker series — in this book, Mick is enslaved to a witch, and Janet has to figure out how to stop the witch from carrying out her evil plans, while also fighting off Mick and yet not killing him.

I absolutely loved this book. Mick has so far been a sort of invincible character in the series, but now he’s given some vulnerability, and because of that, Janet’s a lot more vulnerable, since she doesn’t have her dragon bodyguard to make sure everything’s okay. Sh
Wow, when I started this series, I assumed it was going to be just like all the other PN books I've read over the last 5 years - you know: Damsel, hot damsel who doesn't realize it, then Damsel's in distress - enter hero, really hot hero, then hero saves damsel from herself/enemies/him ...... etc, etc, etc
The kind of book that's sort of interesting, but not so much that you can't come up with your shopping list at the same time. This seems to be the kinds of PN that I've had to read over and ove
4.5 stars It all started with a giant sinkhole, some skeleton hands and a cold touch.

Loved it ! There is Native American Shamans, Vampires, Dragon Shifters, Witches, Demons and many other mythical beasties, all together loving, fighting and spelling each other. This edition to the series whirled at super speed, with non-stop heart racing magical madness. Oh and did I mention the sexy hot dragon shifter, he is smoking literally. Wait, This is not a romance, this is urban fantasy with a touch of
Lynsey A
These books just get better as the series continues. This one did more than make me cry, it made my heart hurt. What a powerful story and gut wrenching read. I've really grown to like Janet and Mick. This story really revealed the powerful love they have between them. Nothing can tear them apart. For people who think this series is more Urban Fantasy than Paranormal Romance, they are dead wrong. Read this book and know why!

Nash and Maya are a great addition to this series. I like seeing their r
Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
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1.) Nash is becoming less annoying and more ... Tolerable. 2.) Maya is good for girltime, that is all. 3.) The 4th book will be called Night Walker so I'm hoping we get to meet the nightwalker (vampire) that's been staying in Janet's hotel. 3.) Mick has begun to get mushy and it's bothering me. 4.) Janet is getting to be badass but she's suppressing it too much for me. She took a step forward and then a step back. 5.) Coyote is useles ... Kill hi
☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
This series is incredible - each of the 3 installments I read in one gulp!
It introduces a fresh take on paranormal. A number of more or less newish concepts are all introduced here: Tribal magic, gods' magic, dragons' magic, Stormwalking, Shadowwalking, and more! And this mesh is not messy, not in the least.
Another refreshing feature is that there is no love triangle, no cheatong on each other, no lusting after someone on the side, no agonised looking for the significant other, guh! You can't i
Jul 25, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This is the second series of Allyson James that I've completed and I must be brutally honest. I've been disappointed with the final books of the series. They've just fallen a little flat for me. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I turned the last page feeling oddly let down. I can say that one of the things that bothered me was the fact that Mick is an immortal dragon and Janet is human. It was mentioned that he'll eventually have to watch her grow old and die, but being together ...more
May 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Third book in this series, and it's very good! I was worried at first that I wouldn't like it, because the book starts off with Janet being threatened on several different fronts, and I couldn't imagine how the author was going to make it all right (but she did!) The ending was very satisfying.

In this one Janet's hotel is threatened by a new county inspector, and creapy ghost hands are following Janet around. Then Mick is seen with another woman, and Janet's sister is back on the scene. There's
I am glad that I finally got around to reading Shadow Walker, which was the best of the series so far. There is a lot going on, and some upsetting things for Jane as it looks like she may lose the things that are most important to her - her hotel and her lover Mick. Part of what made this good is that the cast has really gelled and it's fun to see even some of the fringe ones (Jamieson and his family) get a little bit of screen time. So glad I rescued this off the TBR pile and even gladder that ...more
harlequin {Stephanie}
MORE!!!! NEED MORE!! Yes it is that good. The writer takes a story that might not be the most original and forms it into something all her own. No need to say anymore.

Con: Not nearly enough Maya in this book.
Jennifer Ashley
Book 3 of the Stormwalker series.
Apr 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
a series getting better

love the mirror girlfriend .....
May 27, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
3.5 stars
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Allyson James writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and erotic romance (paranormal and futuristic). She is a nationally bestselling author, a multiple RITA nominee, an RT Award winner, and a Prism winner. She also writes romance (paranormal and historical) as Jennifer Ashley. See Allyson's website for current and upcoming books. See also Allyson's GoodReads bookshelves for all books under all ...more

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“Gabrielle turned to the others. “You heard her. Out. When Janet takes down the mean old witch, we can come back and dance on her entrails.”
I needed to have a serious talk with Gabrielle.”
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