Monday, July 28, 2014

Reign of Shadows by Melissa Wright

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Read along with us on the EXCERPT TOUR for 

the third book in the YA/NA Urban Fantasy Descendants Series:

Reign of Shadows

By Melissa Wright

Reign of Shadows
(Descendants #3)
By Melissa Wright

Brianna can see her future, but it’s the past that haunts her. Plans laid in place centuries ago are threatening not only her and her sister, but all of the Seven Lines. As the shadows plot their way to old rule, the visions shift again. Her power has led to some hard choices—and the occasional stab wound—but this set of futures holds nothing but darkness.

Unable to bear the idea of losing the footing they've so recently gained, she turns the soldiers of the Seven. But with shadows hidden among the ranks, can she overcome the path they've set in place, or is she blindly following their lead?

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Here's An Excerpt!

Chapter Six Cont’d

Her eyes fluttered shut with the words. Aern couldn’t be certain whether she truly believed them or not, but Ellin had been trained. She would understand the others were keeping Brendan, using him for leverage. She would understand that in this world, their version of safe meant something different. It wasn’t a promise to remain unharmed, only the reprieve to shut your eyes. To recover until the next round.

The cart was rushed from the room; the preparations made that would allow them to repair her most serious injuries. To reset bones and stitch up wounds that would recover better given a head start. The crowd of soldiers stood silent, watching as the door swung shut behind someone who’d been central to their council lives, and later, at the Division.

“They’re coming for her?” Eric said, breaking the stillness of the room.

Aern closed his hand, the warmth of it only serving to remind him of how cold Ellin’s skin had been. He turned to Eric, who stood waiting in front what was left of his team. “We have time. Brianna will give us warning.” He hoped the words were true, but if not, if they didn’t have time to prepare, it wouldn’t matter.

Eric gave a small nod, forced to accept there was more that Aern wasn’t willing to discuss, and drew a map from his pocket to start his report. “We found her here,” he said, pointing to a derelict industrial area. “Another warehouse. This one wasn’t even on council’s records. We just got close and …” he stopped, wetting his lips, and glanced up at Aern. “It just seemed right.”

“You were pushed?” Aern said.

Eric shook his head, uncertain as he brought back the memory. “I’m not sure. I wasn’t …” he gestured toward his men, “none of us really know how it happened.” He indicated another spot on the map. “We were heading to the Jamestown buildings to see if we’d missed anything there. And then Cooper took a side street, and this place looked suspicious. There were new locks on the gate, but they were open, high-dollar security equipment and no one had bothered using it. We dropped the team, and suddenly we were heading through doors, following new tracks and evidence of water, a fire that had been extinguished. But it wasn’t right, Aern. There wasn’t smoke damage, no sign of anyone around. Something was off. Wrong.”

Wrong. Brianna’s words echoed through Aern’s mind, and he pat Eric on the shoulder. “Send Seth, the other teams to check out the area surrounding it. But don’t engage.” He looked again at the map in Eric’s hand. “Whatever this is, I don’t want anyone getting too close. Not until Brianna gives us the go ahead.”

“And if they find us?” Eric said.

Aern glanced at the door that Ellin’s cart had disappeared behind, remembering her broken body. As if they had played with her, taken their time. Brianna’s face when she’d described Brendan, when she’d said the others were coming.

His gaze met Eric’s, tone even. “Pray.”

NOTE: Next Tuesday there is a Facebook Release Party for Reign of Shadows. Click Here.

The other books in the Descendants Series

Shifting Fate (Descendants Series, #2)Shifting Fate
(Descendants #2)
by Melissa Wright

There is a teaser posted here and the first chapter posted here, but beware, it's full of spoilers from the first book.

Purchase from Amazon , Barnes and Noble, and the Book Depository. Can also purchase in audio at iTunes and Audible.

Bound by Prophecy
(Descendants #1)
by Melissa Wright

You can read an excerpt of Bound by Prophecy here.

Get the ebook for FREE on Nook and Kindle. Can also purchase from the Book Depository, and in audio at iTunes and Audible.

About the Author

Melissa Wright is the author of the Frey Saga and the new Descendants series. Melissa spends her time working on novels, but when not writing she can be found on Goodreads and Pinterest.


  1. Love the sound of Eric, I think I could certainly fall for him.

  2. Every time I see that cover I love it even more. Thanks so much for sharing the excerpt with us!

    1. It is the same for me. I love these covers :) Although this one I think is my favorite out of the three.

  3. Ive seen this series on several blogs now and I am most curious about it. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  4. I wouldn't want to see the future if I couldn't change anything. That would be super frustrating! I really love the covers of these!

    1. I totally agree--seeing the future would not be fun!