Cursed in Shadow (Legends of Oblivion, #1.5)
by Andrea R. Cooper
Brock Rashwe, son of the tree elves, and brother to the wind, earth, and water, is known to his Elvin people as the Vaer--the Bringer of Death. Having been bitten by a vampyre, Brock is cursed with a hunger that neither food nor drink will fulfill. And unlike the vampyre, Brock's thirst is not for blood, but for Kajh--the essence of life, upon which he now feeds and is fueled. From a human, Brock may be sustained for no more than a few days, while other magical creatures can satisfy his hunger for weeks at a time. No creature is safe... except for Celeste, who is the only living being known to Brock that he cannot drain by touching.
In the first book we meet Celeste of the Elvin prophecy. This book continues with Brock and Celeste's journey back to Tamlon, the hidden Elvin world, shrouded in a veil that protects it from the prying eyes of the humans. Tamlon is a most magical place amongst the trees, with danger, adventure, and beauty around every bend. And while Celeste is accompanied by Brock, keeping her safe is another story. By nature, no other creature is permitted to enter. But Brock must bring Celeste back to Tamlon as her role is vital to the survival of the land. And the journey that ensues is indeed a magical one!
I loved the first book in the series, The Garnet Dagger! Cursed in Shadow is equally spellbinding! I was awestruck by the world building, and thoroughly enjoyed seeing where the characters would take us. A fantastic tale, entwined with a charming love story, this is a must read for anyone who enjoys escaping into a fantasy world where anything can happen!
Reviewed by Stephanie
Read our review for the first book in the series,