Shadow’s Bane by Karen Chance

Genre: fantasy
Secondary Genre: romance
CW: violence
Rep: PTSD, mental health
Series: Dorina Basarab vol 4
Format: audiobook
Rating: planchet-4

I’m not positive, but I think this is the last Dorina book. Either way, it’s the 4th book in a series, so I can’t go too in depth with the plot without spoiling the other books. 

I think what Karen Chance does best are beginnings and endings. She’s very good at dropping you straight into the action, and then tying up all the loose ends. That middle part though…there are frequently so many plates in the air that it’s hard to follow the plot. I’m always amazed when she manages to wrap everything up at the end.

The first third of this book was just Dory running from one fight to another, which is how most of Karen Chance’s books go. Honestly, I’m just about done with that formula. So while I did really enjoy this book, I am glad that it appears to wrap up the series (It does leave an opening for a sequel series, but I’m kind of hoping she leaves it as is).


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