Falling Light (Game of Shadows #2) by Thea Harrison- a review

Falling Light (Game of Shadows #2) by Thea Harrison- a review

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FALLING LIGHT (Game of Shadows #2) by Thea Harrison

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 4, 2014

Having finally reunited, and fought off The Deceiver for now, Mary and Michael race up the Michigan peninsula to meet Astra before police forces catch up with them. But the closer they get, the less Mary is willing to trust a woman who by her own admission will do anything to finish The Deceiver – even if it means killing Michael and Mary to try again in another life. As they face their final battle unsure if they can trust either side, Michael’s loyalties are tested, making him vulnerable just when Mary needs him most.


REVIEW: FALLING LIGHT is the second instalment in Thea Harrison’s contemporary, urban fantasy Game of Shadows series. Falling Light begins at the same point where Rising Shadows (book 1) left off. Michael and Mary have survived their encounter with The Deceiver and need time to heal. Following their instincts, our couple make their way to Astra for a few hours of rest only to discover that the Deceiver has left a mass of death and destruction in his wake with all fingers pointing to Mary and Michael as the guilty party.

Thea Harrison pulls the reader into a dark and stormy storyline where good and evil play a deadly game of cat and mouse. Following centuries apart Michael and Mary have found one another again and must face The Deceiver in a fight to the death. As Michael and Mary prepare for battle, Michael’s mentor is ready to sacrifice our couple for a chance at The Deceiver once again.

FALLING LIGHT and the Game of Shadows series is a bit of a departure from Thea’s paranormal Elder Races series. Urban Fantasy storylines are darker; less romantic; with fewer happily ever afters and in this, Falling Light fits the mold of a UF novel. The storyline is slow to develop as our couple makes preparations for the upcoming battle. Much of the storyline is spent ruminating about the past; their current situation; and the potential for betrayal from someone they trust. Mary’s powers grow in strength as Michael’s faith in the woman he loves begins to waiver but in the end they will pull together to meet The Deceiver-head on.

Thea Harrisons writes from the heart-you can feel the emotions and the pain with every plot twist and storyline turn.

Falling Light is not a standalone storyline. Click HERE for our review of RISING DARKNESS (Book 1).

Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley.

Reviewed by Sandy


13 thoughts on “Falling Light (Game of Shadows #2) by Thea Harrison- a review

  1. Sweet review Sandy. I’m not sure about this read for myself , But I have started Theas Elder race series and am enjoying it greatly . Best of luck on your new series Thea. Who know maybe once I finish playing with the Elder Race I will take a chance with this read.

  2. I love Thea, and did read the first book in this series. Different then her fab Elder Races, but it was still good. Looking forward to reading this. Thanks for the review, Sandy.

  3. AWESOME REVIEW Sandy! I have had the elder series waiting for so long .. I read Dragon Bound a long time ago and am going to reread it and continue with the series soon. After that .. will give this one a go aswell! 🙂

    Rachel 🙂

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