The arrival of a very important person in her office seemed to be the start of a lot of problems for Kit Colbana, investigator extraordinaire. Claiming that he needed somebody with her special skillset, he sends her on a series of jobs that made little to no sense until one culminated with both her and her partner, Justin barely escaping with their lives.
Back in Orlando, they go their separate ways to recover, Justin heading to the house of a local witch, while Kit returns to the Lair, where she’s recently been living with her lover Damon, the Alpha of the Southern Cat Clans.
There’s barely a chance for to catch her breath before trouble of the highest order comes knocking on her door. This time, it’s the form of a psychic by the name of Nova. Nova has bad, bad news…Justin has gone missing and so has the witch who was going to put him up while he healed. Colleen, one of Kit’s closest, dearest friends.
With all sorts of non-humans disappearing, fury doesn’t even touch what Kit is feeling as she heads out to hunt down the people responsible.
But Kit isn’t the only one out on a hunt…somebody is hunting for her…somebody Kit would rather never, ever see again.
What I liked: Initially, the beginning of Shadowed Blade had me shaking my head. I felt like I had started reading in the middle of the book. However, after I caught up with Kit and Justin, I thought the tool Ms Daniels used for grabbing your attention was actually kind of brilliant. So, when you start the book, be patient and everything will become very clear.
Ms Daniels knows how to write characters! In some cases, she gives some background and then expands it in juicy novella. She also puts her characters through the grinder so to speak. Yes, they have powers but she doesn't make them into supermen/women. While in each and every book so far there is a good solid plot with a bit of mystery, I feel the books in this series are character driven. I've connected to each and every one of them.
The twists and turns in Shadowed Blade are enough to make you pull your hair out. You know something big is going to happen and the suspense builds and builds. The resolution isn't a quick couple of pages either. I was entertained all the way through. Several mystery characters are further explained and it was truly an eyeopener I did not see coming. The connections and interactions between some of the cast was both happy and heart wrenching!
While I can't expand without spoilers, Kit has a scene with a mystery character that just blew me away. I loved everything about Shadowed Blade except.........
What I didn't like: Ms Walker/Daniels is an extremely prolific author and her books I've read up to Shadowed Blade have been top notch in every way. I've read and heard that Ms Daniels was ill during the writing of Shadowed Blade but there is a major flaw in the pages of the book. The editing, oh the editing. I've never read a book by her that had so many errors. They're not subtle either; words missing in a sentence, spelling and so on. I'm not sure if she edited it on her own, which I can't see with an author of her caliber but it got to a point where I was just looking for the next mistake. It didn't make Shadowed Blade unreadable but it was highly distracting. I've read ARCs with less editing problems. Off the soapbox.
While I feel the book was well worth the $4.99 spent, you might want to see if the Kindle file is updated before you buy it, that's if editing is a pet peeve for you, as a reader.