Shadow's Bane (Dorina Basarab, #4) by Karen Chance

Shadow's Bane (Dorina Basarab, #4)

Half-human, half-vampire Dorina Basarab is back—and facing her biggest challenge yet in the next urban fantasy in the New York Times bestselling series.Dorina Basarab is a dhampir—half-human, half-vampire. As one of the Vampire Senate’s newest members, Dory already has a lot on her plate. But then a relative of one of Dory’s fey friends goes missing. They fear he’s been sold to a slaver who arranges fights—sometimes to the death—bet...

Details Shadow's Bane (Dorina Basarab, #4)

TitleShadow's Bane (Dorina Basarab, #4)
Release DateJul 31st, 2018
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Romance, Magic

Reviews Shadow's Bane (Dorina Basarab, #4)

  • Mitticus
    That was GREAT!! In real life, Prince Charming took a knife in the eye, because he fought fair when nobody else did, and the bad guys won. That was my reality. Hell, that was everyone’s reality, because that was actual fucking reality, and yet here he was, acting like none of that was true, none of that could touch him. But it was, and it could; I could. Not only wasn’t I a Disney hero, part of me wouldn’t even have been cast as the villain...
  • Anna Serene
    I didn’t want it to end!!!!And Louis-Cesare, you scared the SHIT out of me!!!Update 7/31/2018THIS IS OFFICIALLY OUT AND I CAN'T READ IT BECAUSE LIFE IS CRAP AND I DON'T HAVE TIME!Update 1/31/18IT HAS A WHOLE COVER!! I CAN'T WAIT FOR ANYTHING!!!!Update 1/15/18It's got half a cover and a release date! I can't wait!!!! I'll be rereading in August. Looking forward to it!Update 4/15/17IT HAS A WORKING TITLE!! AND PENGUIN NEEDS IT EARLIER than expect...
  • Anita Chojnacka
    "People keep asking about Dory #4. And I keep saying the same things: Yes, it is coming. No, I don’t have a pub date yet. Yes, I am working on it. But that gets a little boring after a while, so after a bunch of recent questions came in, I thought maybe this time I would post a teaser instead. Consider it a good faith promise that yes, it really is in the works. So here’s part of the first chapter. Enjoy. :-)The truck was old army issue, buil...
  • Kira
    To sum this up in a word: frustrating. Dory had a lot going on. There were issues with the fey, Mircea, Dorina, and Louis-Cesare. It took a while for me to get into it and to get to the satisfying ending. The first quarter of the book was one action scene after another. It took all of that time for those seemingly random scenes to evolve into a cohesive plot. Some chapters were from Mircea's POV in the 1400's. Those scenes in the past were releva...
  • Beth
    High velocity ride you won't want to get off! Chance, once again, brings the world of Dorina Basarab alive. Balancing humor, action, romance and suspense, while pushing the reader through the gambit... on a roller coaster of emotions.I received this ARC copy of Shadow's Bane from Berkley Publishing Group. This is my honest and voluntary review. Shadow's Bane is set for publication July 31, 2018.My Rating: 4.5 starsWritten by: Karen ChanceSeries: ...
  • Cocktails and Books
    I loved this entry in the series because of Dorina. It was great to be inside her "head" and understand how she felt about Dory and their father. For as much as everyone feared Dorina, she proved she really is as loyal as her other half...especially to those that she loves. Can't wait for more.
  • Elaine Howlin
    Loved every minute of this rip-roaring ride of a book!With typical audacious Dory style and humour, we’re back in Chance’s world of vampires and fae. In this instalment, we follow Dory on her first job with the Senate searching for smugglers looking to benefit from the upcoming war.As with all of Chance’s books, this is full of action and so fast paced you will be on the edge of your seat!… if it’s possible to be on the edge of your sea...
  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    Originally posted at SmexyBooks- Quote:“Love is sending someone away because you would rather hurt than hurt them. Love is fighting beside them, bleeding along with them and putting their well-being above your own. Love is trembling at their touch so much that you do not notice that they are trembling at yours.”“I’m not trembling.”“I am,” he whispered and kissed me.Reviewed by ToriDori...
  • Keikii Eats Books
    49 points/100 (2.5 stars/5).Dorina was recently appointed to the Vampire Senate, but some enterprising vampires figure that if they can kill her before she is inducted in, they can take her place. Also, her troll friends have her going off all over the place looking for a relative that was taken by slavers. Also, her roomate Claire's father in law to be is hanging around, looking for Claire's help in something that you just know is going to be no...
  • amy r
    CONFUSING JUMBLE **Spoilers AlertI’ve been a long time fan of the Dorina Basarab series and have reread the previous books dozens of times and LOVED THEM so it’s disappointing that this one fell far short of the others. All action and very little character/relationship development (And I don’t just mean romantic relationships but also friendships)DORY/DORINA: At first I didn’t realize that there would be 2 separate consciousness’s insid...
  • Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
    I’m exhausted. After reading the action packed SHADOW’S BANE I need a long hot shower, a truck of food and a week to recover. You barely get a second to breath in this book before you are plunged straight into the next chaotic and fast moving battle. Which, is pretty standard for a Karen Chance book, what most authors will do in a few books Chance crams into a hundred pages.It’s been a 6 years since a full length novel has come out in the D...
  • Linda
    3.5 starsDory is back, and her life is as hectic and dangerous as ever. The main story arc is interwoven with that of the Cassie Palmer books. The vampires and fey are gearing up for war while there is associated infighting and backstabbing within each group. As a dhampir, Dory has never been part of any of the supernatural worlds, but because she is useful, the vampire consul has made her a senator. Of course that comes with the task of finding ...
  • Rhea Reads Books
    This was fantastic. I mean, it was absolutely magical. If this book was a food it would be a full course meal. I hate to say it but this book was worth the 6 years of waiting. (Though hopefully, it will not be a another six years before another one comes out!)I had a feeling after finishing the third book that this one was going to be good. However, it blew away ALL my expectations. The pacing was good, the action scenes were the right amount of ...
  • Sophia
    As one of the series that started me along the Urban Fantasy path, I definitely have a soft spot for the Dorina Basarab (or Midnight's Daughter) as the series is sometimes called. The action, twists, and tougher than anything heroine in the fabulous world the author created once again pulled me in and had me utterly riveted so many times.Shadow's Bane is the fourth book in a companion series to the author's Cassie Palmer series. Each of these boo...
  • Mara
    What she said
  • Shelley
    *Source* Publisher*Genre* Urban Fantasy*Rating* 3.5-4*Thoughts* Shadow's Bane is the fourth installment in author Karen Chance's Dorina Basarab series. This is a story that kicks into high gear almost immediately with a flashback to 1458 Venice with Mircea and a much younger Dorina. Readers who have gotten this far in the series know that Mircea is not the best father in the world. In fact, he's kind of an ass, truth be told. I think he actually ...
  • Tony Hisgett
    Karen Chance used to be one of my favourite authors, I loved the first five Cassandra Palmer books, but then it all started to go wrong. The author started writing books as though she was producing screenplays for Hollywood blockbuster action movies. It seemed to be the case of forget the story just look at the action, no matter how irrelevant !!I have waited six long years since the last Dorina Basarab novel and during that time I have just hope...
  • Sibil
    Maybe 4.5 starsEnglish RTCCon questo libro ho avuto una relazione un po' complicata, perché da una parte mi è piaciuto tantissimo, mi sono goduta la lettura e ogni singola scena ed era anche meglio di quello che mi aspettavo (e direi che la cosa si può dedurre dal numero elevato di stelline che gli ho dato), ma dall'altra parecchie scelte dell'autrice mi hanno fatto riflettere abbastanza. Non posso dire che fossi in disaccordo con loro, perch...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I’m exhausted. After reading the action packed Shadow's Bane I need a long hot shower, a truck of food and a week to recover. You barely get a second to breath in this book before you are plunged straight into the next chaotic and fast moving battle. Which, is pretty standard for a Karen Chance b...
  • Kari Chapman
    I am so very disappointed in this book. I abandoned the related Cassie Palmer series a few books ago when the author decided what we needed was non-stop chaotic action scenes. I couldn't keep track of what was going on or, honestly, what I should care. Chance had also decided that it was great writing to have her main character spend chapters upon chapters trying to get something to eat but being thwarted by the aforementioned chaotic action scen...
  • Jennifer
    I had some problems sticking with this one, much as I've enjoyed the series. Dory is finally reconciling her two selves, long separated by her father in order to protect her. The book bops back and forth between the present and Mircea's time in 15th century Venice, when he was a new vampire and Dory was a small child. There's the continuing romance with Louis-Cesare, Dory's position as a new Senator, and slavers smuggling and arranging fights bet...
  • Karissa
    This is the fourth book in the Dorina Basarab series. It’s been six years (yes *six* years) since the last book in this series. I love this series so much more than Chance’s Cassie Palmer series (which I stopped reading after the third book). I was a bit nervous to pick this book up because of the huge time lag between books, but it used to be one of my favorite UF series so I decided to take a risk. It ended up being good...not great...but g...
  • Jacqie
    Thanks to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book for review.I was interested enough in the blurb for this book to give it a shot. While I don't like a ton of urban fantasy/romance, once in a while it's a pleasant palate cleanser. Maybe if I had started with the first book in the series I would have enjoyed it, but this book is not a good place to start with this author. In the first couple of chapters, Dorina piles into a car with some troll...
  • Leona Woolfolk
    -Disclaimer: I received Shadow's Bane via the publisher in exchange for a honest and unbiased review-Rating: 3.5 So...I know I read the first two books in this series and I understood that things were getting ready to meet their climax but book three must've packed a punch because Shadow's Bane by Karen Chance felt as if it was picking up where something else finished. Dorina's character has always been a delight to me, but in Shadow's Bane she s...
  • LAB☺
    What a great installment in this fantastic series. As usual a LOT happens, and at times I did have to reread certain parts to make sure I had everything straight. It hit all my favorite buttons - humor, action, emotion. My only complaint was there is never enough Louis-Cesare for me, but these books, though long, take place over a short amount time (several days) so I know he can't be on scene every minute. But I just love him! Mircea is one of m...
  • Summer
    I ended up rereading the entire series before starting Shadow's Bone and I'm glad I did. On one hand I'm not sure if the series held up as well as when I first read them. On the other hand not rereading them would have made trying to read Shadow's Bone near impossible. I still love the Dorina series but there is a lot going on and Chance will sometimes take several years for a new installment. I ended up skimming a lot of the book from Mircea's P...
  • Lily
    I reread the previous Dorina books in preparation for this, and I've really come to love her as one of my favorite characters. This 4th book continues where the last on left off. Dory keeps growing and improving, her life keeps getting better, and she is essentially pulling herself out of 500 years of depression and isolation. I love the progress with Mircea and her growint relationship her weird collection of friends and family. It's a very sati...