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SHADOW BLADE by Seressia Glass

Shadow Blade

"A powerful blend of ancient Egyptian mysticism, urban legend, and genius imagination... This novel is on fire!"
--New York Times bestselling author L.A. Banks

"The heart-pounding first in Glass's Shadowchasers urban fantasy series piles on the twists and turns in a supernatural Atlanta... Kira's personal battle against the forces of chaos will keep readers riveted."--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

February 2010
Mass Market Paperback
352 pages | $7.99
ISBN: 9781439156797

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Sometimes you choose a path in life.
Sometimes it chooses you.

For Kira Solomon, normal was never an option.

Kira's day job as an antiquities expert, but her true calling is as a Shadowchaser. Trained from youth to be one of the most lethal Chasers in existence, Kira serves the Gilead Commission dispatching the Fallen who sow discord and chaos. Of course, sometimes Gilead bureaucracy is as much a thorn in her side as anything the Fallen can muster against her. Right now, though, she's got a bigger problem. Someone is turning the city of Atlanta upside-down in search of a four-millennia-old Egyptian dagger that just happens to have fallen into Kira's hands.

Then there's Khefar, the dagger's true owner--a near-immortal 4000-year-old Nubian warrior who, Kira has to admit. looks pretty fine for his age. Joining forces is the only way to keep the weapon safe from the sinister Shadow force, but now Kira is in deep with someone who holds more secrets than she does, the one person who knows just how treacherous this fight is. Because every step closer to destroying the enemy is a step closer to losing herself to Shadow forever....

First of the Shadowchaser Series!

Reviews of Shadow Blade

"Glass' latest seizes the reader's attention and holds it captive. The author cunningly and masterfully injects details about gods who supervise and/or orchestrate what happens in the lives of humans, immortals and beings in between. The suspense is almost overwhelming, the intense action palpable. Glass creates a story you'll want to keep reading, even when there are no more pages."--RT Book Reviews

"The heart-pounding first in Glass's Shadowchasers urban fantasy series piles on the twists and turns in a supernatural Atlanta... Kira's personal battle against the forces of chaos will keep readers riveted."--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Filled with great spins, the first Shadowchasers urban fantasy is a terrific tale due to the heroine. Her current case is personal in several ways, but also could lead her into the Shadows of darkness. Atlanta proves a great landscape for a battle between shadow and shadow-hunters, but it is the teaming of Kira and Khefar as she learns there are plenty of shades of gray between light and dark." -- Alternative Worlds

"FIVE STARS! I found this story to be not only extremely creative, but down-right astounding! It sinks its hooks into your imagination and takes you on one of the wildest rides of the year. There is so much going on that I simply cannot put it into a short synopsis. All I can say is, "WOW!"--Huntress Reviews

"Seressia Glass turns her considerable talents to urban fantasy with this compulsively readable tale. The use of an Egyptian pantheon--Kira is a follower of Ma'at, Khefar a follower of Isis--gives the story a firm foundation, and the plot, with danger and darkness, but also a hint of romance, should surely satisfy. Bring on more of these characters."-- Affaire de Coeur

"Kira's personal history and the burdening effects of her gift were fascinating. Everything she touches effects her. Even food that she doesn't harvest herself can make her physically ill because of all the people who have touched it. Also the inclusion of the Egyptian pantheon of gods was a fresh and unique source of magic in the urban fantasy genre. The concept of Light and Chaos, and the Universe's need for balance made for an interesting world to play in....Overall, the concept and unique world building are the clear strengths of this novel." --All Things Urban Fantasy:

"With Shadow Blade, Seressia Glass, a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award winner, has written an urban fantasy tale with all the elements that I like in a good story: magic, deception, redemption, romance and victory -- a solid formula for a very entertaining read. I'm certainly looking forward to the next installment in the adventures of Kira and Khefar."-- Best Fantasy Stories

About the Author

Seressia Glass has always been a voracious reader, cutting her teeth on comics, cereal boxes--anything at hand. So it came as no surprise to family and teachers when she began creating stories featuring some of her favorite characters. One of her earlier works included the autobiography of a piece of bubble gum, and a short Halloween story was turned into a PTA play in elementary school.

Her proudest writing moment remains winning the first Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday "Living the Dream" essay contest as a high school senior and getting to meet Coretta Scott King. Since then, she's channeled her belief in the power of the written word by creating rich, emotional stories of diverse people coming together to achieve the universal goals of love and acceptance.

When not working on her next story, Seressia is an instructional designer for an international home improvement company. She spends her free time people-watching, belly dancing, and watching way too much anime.

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