Cast in Shadow (The Chronicles of Elantra, Book 1) [Michelle Sagara] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Seven years ago Kaylin fled the. Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara. 1/2 My reading relationship with Cast in Shadows had a lot of ups and downs. The beginning made it. Michelle Michiko Sagara (born ) is a Japanese-Canadian author of fantasy literature, Cast in Shadow (August ); Cast in Courtlight (July ); Cast in Secret (August ); Cast in Fury (October ); Cast in Silence (August.

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Skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, Book 1 By: One Comment Add yours Nehaa says: Mass Market Paperbackpages. Sagara is micuelle first. Callantine is one of the powerful pompous, and arrogant Imperial mages who shows up for the autopsy. I don’t get the heirarchy, I don’t get the structure, I don’t get the rules, I don’t understand any of it!!

Well it depends on who you’re playing with. It wasn’t until the END of the book that I figured out that the Aeriens or however you shadoow it weren’t gryphons, but I can’t say if it sucked or if it was just the fact that the author flung everything shqdow the reading, all at once. Teela the female Barani – I just love her hautiness. I was getting bored, but Unusually for me, I’m inclined toward the cool guy rather than the hotheaded guy this time around.

Thank you for popping that cherry, Ms.

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I love her world Elantra and I love the characters. Sagara should’ve been given sadow treatment, someone to work with her, who would catch the mistakes and polish the draft into a printable novel. There is a reason she left, a really disturbing event that Kaylin wants to forget; but while Kaylin wants to leave her past behind, it follows her: Also because at least there’s space for the story to grow, since I know there are sequels. Seven years ago Kaylin left a life of squalor on the streets of the fief of Nightshade, gave herself a new name, and made her aagara to Elantra in search of a fresh start.


After trial, you’ll get 3 titles each month: Pretty much every man wants her from the get-go. Whenever an author hides something about the main character like this, it has the side-affect of keeping the reader at a remove from her.

I’m surprised that the Elantra books are published by a romance imprint, because there is no romantic or sexual content whatsoever. The whole power thing I did not understand, it felt like there was a book missing, at least a book to explain all the half information we had been given and make it make sense.

Book Review: Michelle Sagara, Cast in Shadow

My favorite thing about alot of the races is that they express their emotions through thier eyes; each color means something different for each race, such as red in a dragon basically means your going to die a horrible firey death. Their customers were complete dickheads, and I was an asshole right back. All of which make her perfect bait for a child prostitution sting in the city of Elantra – if acst survives her first meeting with the Hawks!

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The setting of Elantra is interesting so far, with its several mortal and immortal races, and its good and bad sides of the tracks or river, in this caseits modern conveniences and lack of machinery and guns. This is more a warning that it could be easy to get frustrated at first. So I got the free prequel to see if I would like the rest of the books.

Sagara is inconsistent in how and when she chooses to deliver her exposition. And background stories that make no sense. Ilona Andrews Narrated by: Thirty-eight children are found murdered with markings like hers carved into their skin – and she knew all of them – until they suddenly stopped the same day she ran away from the fiefs, from Severn, from the horror of what she’d seen. I’m now working my way through the rest of this series, and all the subsequent books have been satisfying.


The author expects you to already know the characters, world and races, so she doesn’t bother describing it. Hugh knows he must carve a new place for himself and his people, but they have no money, no shelter, and no food, and the necromancers are coming. The resulting struggle for power will define the lives of those who would bring an end to the Kialli threat.

Who do you take me for? Swap it for free. Sometimes I am happy when an author leaves some details behind and leaves some questions unanswered, but in this novel I was more confused than anything else.

Their language is a series of growls and hisseshumans, and possibly a few others. The social structure isn’t really given much attention. She’s completely impulsive and I don’t get to just understand. Or if there’s a book that I should pick up later in the series where things start to become more smoothly written and I can skip the first- several -book s -syndrome Or say anything about the incredible cast of characters!

The heroine would say “I don’t understand”, and the others would just look at each other and shake their heads at her inability to figure it out. Apr 04, Laura Kyahgirl rated it really liked it Shelves: Otherwise, I nearly hated it. I didn’t always understand as much as Kaylin did during her discoveries – explanations and experiences that she accepted as just another piece of the puzzle were confusing to me.

I know I’ve complained about prose in the past but this tops them all. If you could sum up Cast in Shadow in three words, what would they be? You didn’t think you’d get out of this one so easily did you?