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In this thrilling new Night Rebel series set in New York Times best-selling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress world, sexy and ruthless vampire Ian finally meets his match! 

The rule breaker...

Master vampire Ian is unrepentant, shameless...and every shade of wicked. He’s made one too many enemies in his two centuries of existence, including Dagon, a demon who now lays claim to his soul. Ian’s only chance to escape Dagon is to join forces with a Law Guardian, but he's never been able to abide by the rules for long.

The lawmaker...

Veritas’ normal role is police, judge, and jury to reprobates like Ian. But she has her own ax to grind with Dagon, so if she can use Ian as bait...well, all’s fair in law and war. As they scour supernatural hot spots to perfect their trap, Veritas soon realizes Ian’s carefully cultivated devil-may-care roguish image hides something much more powerful. And Ian discovers Veritas has shocking secrets of her own. 

As they’re drawn to each other with a passion as intense as their peril, either love or justice will prevail. But each will have devastating consequences.

©2018 Jeaniene Frost (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Unrealistic balance of power

Tavia Gilbert read as intensely as in the other books and I love to hear her play the parts. The fight and sex scenes are very lively and enjoyable that way. After reading every other books of the Night Huntress World, I was a bit disappointed by the unrealistic balance of power between Ian and Veritas. Veritas is as old as, if not older than, Mencheres and in the others novels she is respected and feared by about everyone even though she looks like a prom queen. In this book, Veritas appears weaker and she even loose a fight against Ian who is barely 200 years old ! She is about 4300 years his elder and she looses because he knows a bit of magic ?! That's just preposterous. I can forgive that Ian can have mastered an incredible talent to magic, learned about every languages possible and really is a fierce fighter but he still lost a fight (to the death) against Cat when she was still only half-vampire. Even though he underestimated her thinking she was human, how can he have be so much stronger than a 4500 years old vampire ?! I would have love a more logical view of the power balance with Veritas much more powerful than Ian and he having to rely more on his cunning mind. That's said, I do love the characters. Their personalities and interactions are funny and very interesting. The story is good and the plot thicken nicely, opening the door for the following book.

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  • Prometheus
  • 01/11/2018

Listened to over 390 books/never left a review:

I love... LOVE... supernatural adult books. I've listened/read so many. I've listened to all of Frost's other books and thought I couldn't enjoy anything as much... but oh my **** this is the unbelievable, most necessary paranormal romance novel that must be listened to ever. Literally, my first review of over 390+ books and I don't even want to write anything other than, READ THIS/LISTEN TO THIS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT NOW. Frost.... there are no words... narrator, at first her voice takes 5 or so chapters to get used to and then you love it.... LOVE. Stop reading this review, stop listening to all other books that come before this... STOP YOUR DAY JOB... and for everything possible listen to this book. I realize this review means nothing to those that don't know me, but please believe me, this is amazing.... so much so that I refuse to listen to the last 25 minutes of this book! WHAT!? You may say: What is she thinking? And I have never done this... But I don't even want to know if this book ends on a cliff hangar; I'm just stopping now. In order to enjoy these characters, story, plot... it all! FROST: You have outdone yourself!

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  • Cassandra Goff
  • 01/11/2018

1000% worth the wait!

‪It’s 5:30am and I just finished this book. wow, just wow! This book was worth the wait! I couldn’t put it down since I picked it back up at 11:00pm last night! The finale battle scene had me shocked, sad, happy, just full of emotions. Jeanine knows how to keep her readers on edge and wanting more. I can not wait to read the next book in this series. Another book I can continue reading over and over through the years. Thank you for being so amazing at what you do. Keep these books coming!

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  • MACE2018
  • 02/11/2018

I LOVED everything about this!!!!

I have hundreds on audiobooks under my belt and this is the first review I am writing and it is because not only did I absolutely love this novel but I really want to defend Tavia Gilbert’s narration. I have every single installment of Ms. Frost’s series and the spinoffs. I have enjoyed all of them and I really enjoyed Ms. Gilbert’s narration even when some of the voices were a little “off” (ie...the last Night Prince installment, which was my least favorite but still good). However, she does a pretty darn good job of recreating accents on characters that sometimes go years in between being voiced. The criticism of her voicing of Veritas’ voice is absurd for one really important reason - I don’t want to give too much away because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone - but I will say this. To this point the law guardian has been a minor, albeit important, character we see occasionally throughout the series - this is the first book that she plays a lead role. To that end, previously she is voiced as a modern quasi American accented woman but she is over 4000 years old (we know that because it was talked about previously). Her original accent cannot possibly be the way it seemed in previous installments (mind you, none of us can really know what a 4000 year old dialect would sound like but as readers/listeners we should be able to get behind her not sounding “American” when she speaks English, yeah?). Bravo Ms. Gilbert - you drew me into this story from minute one. On to the story. I absolutely loved it. I loved the direction you went in Ms. Frost. I didn’t realize that this was going to be another series at first and then when I found out I wasn’t sure Ian and Veritas’ could drive another series but I am so attached to them already that it’s going to be incredibly hard to wait for book 2. I have two all time favorite paranormal series I am passionate about and this is one of them. I cannot wait for it to move on. Thank you for creating another branch of this fantastic world you’ve created.

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  • amber
  • 01/11/2018

all rules were broken and i love it

Jeanine frost has done it again..i feel in love with her when i first heard A Night Prince:Vlad's story.and then i found bones and i thought i was in love then...but here in this new novel she has out done herself in a whole new way. its got it all!!! from hating each other to falling in love,the hot sex,and the fighting to stay alive kept me laughing,crying and holding on till the very end.i could not stop once i started i had to keep going.almost 9 hours latter and i want more.i cant wait till the next one come out. i know it will be just as amazing..this is so worth the credit u will not be disappointed at all!! its a must have for all supernatural romance lovers this book has it all...

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  • H Price
  • 31/10/2018

I didn't want it to end

I didn't want it to end.... and it didn't. Shades of Wicked is the first in a series featuring Ian and Veritas... and now we have to wait for the next installment. The pair has amazing chemistry! The story-line was fast paced, exciting, and sexy. I wondered how Ian's story would work out and was not disappointed. And the cameo appearances of Bones, Cat, and crew just added to the enjoyment. I loved Tavia Gilbert's narration, including her take on Veritas' accent (what does ancient Sumerian sound like, anyway?). She gave us the sense of a very strong individual with ancient roots.... perfect for Veritas. So now that I've devoured this volume, I'll say it politely: write quickly, Ms Frost! We're ready for the next one. #urbanfantasy, #sexyvampires, #writefasterjeaninenfrost, #chemistry, #vampires, #tagsgiving, #sweepstakes

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02/11/2018

Narrators Accent is Annoying But Story worth the annoyance!

I usually love Tavia Gilbert’s narration and she has so much talent, but I hated the main characters accent. It got better in the middle of the book as it didn’t seem quite so thick and by the end there were places where she dropped the accent altogether. This was distracting. The story was entertaining and what I’ve come to expect from Jeaniene Frost.

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  • Katherine Trim
  • 30/10/2018

OMG!!

OMG! fantastic as always! leaves me begging for more of Viv and Ian!!! I MUST know more!

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  • Kelly
  • 03/11/2018

Why change the accent????

I love every one of the Night Huntress, NH World and Night Prince novels... And as we all know, Veritas appears in quite a few of them. Why the drastic change in accent for this book? I was so confused in the first chapter, I kept thinking I was listening to a different character because the accent is so different than in the other books. At one point in the first couple chapters, Ian even says something like, "you barely have an accent," and it make me snort. Anyway, good story, like always, but very distracting to change the character's voice and dialect...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31/10/2018

Ian's story was worth the wait!!

This book is one of the best of the series. I am so excited for the next one!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30/10/2018

AMAZING IM IN LOVE!!!!

Out of all the spin-offs this is by far hands down the best one and this was just book one can't wait for the next books to come out.

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  • Zaruina
  • 03/11/2018

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I need more! I so hoped for Ian to get his own Story and wife.

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