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Mass Market Paperback
Rating: 4 Cups
Ashla has always been different. She found she had the ability to heal when she was a small child and was condemned as a demon child by her mother at the same time. Now in a coma after a car accident, she wanders alone in the Shadowscape.
Trace is the vizier of the Shadowdwellers who have been at war for ages. Though the war seems to be at an end, traitors are still among them. He is fascinated by the lost woman who can actually see him and risked her life to heal him.
Trace has a responsibility to his twin rulers but cannot help being fascinated with the human woman who can actually see him in the Shadowscape. Ashla has been wandering alone in this strange land since a car accident put her in a coma. Trace and the enemy he killed are the only people she has seen or talked to. Whether it is loneliness or love, she is drawn to Trace and he cannot help falling in love with her, human or something more.
The author takes the reader to a very interesting world here. The characters seem to live in a sort of parallel universe, which can be a little confusing at times. Their society is easier to sort out and the characters are very appealing, especially Ashla, who is only half human and has been ostracized by not only her family, but most people for her whole life. The plots and political intrigue add to the suspenseful plot and the love scenes between Trace and Ashla are very well written. This is connected to the Nightwalker series, and I definitely have some catching up to do.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More