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A Dance of Shadows: Book 4 of Shadowdance [Kindle Edition]

David Dalglish
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

'Prove that you can stand against the darkness and live'

Haern is the King's Watcher, born an assassin only to become the city of Veldaren's protector against the thief guilds.

When Lord Victor Kane attacks the city, determined stamp out all corruption, foreign gangs pour in amidst the chaos in an attempt to overthrow the current lords of the underworld.

And when a mysterious killer known as the Widow begins mutilating thieves, paranoia engulfs the city. Haern knows someone is behind the turmoil, pulling strings. If he doesn't find out who - and soon - his beloved city will burn.

Light or darkness: where will the line be drawn?

Fantasy author David Dalglish spins a tale of retribution and darkness, and an underworld reaching for ultimate power in this fourth novel of the Shadowdance series, previously released as Blood of the Underworld.

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    Fast, furious and fabulous (Michael J. Sullivan, author of THEFT OF SWORDS)

    Dalglish is well on his way to join the ranks of Peter V. Brett and Brent Weeks as influential authors in a new generation of fantasy (FANTASY FACTION)

    Dalglish concocts a heady cocktail of energy, breakneck pace and excitement that a reader could get drunk on (Sam Sykes, author of TOMB OF THE UNDERGATES)

    A gritty book with intriguing characters and has a plot which will keep you hooked till the end (FANTASY BOOK CRITIC)

    A winning combination of A Game of Thrones, sword-and-sorcery RPGs, and vivid description . . . The point of view shifts continually, encompassing bit players and major characters from every angle of the struggle, and Dalglish handles his cast of thousands with aplomb . . . this is a fun read. Dalglish puts familiar pieces together with a freshness and pleasure that are contagious (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY)

    Book Description

    The fourth novel in an electrifying new fantasy series of thieves and assassins from bestselling author David Dalglish - perfect for fans of Brent Weeks. *Previously released as Blood of the Underworld*

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1228 KB
    • Print Length: 481 pages
    • Publisher: Orbit (20 May 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00GFHFU8Y
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Word Wise: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,804 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars wowza 20 Jun. 2014
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    Epically brilliant! Couldn't put it down, food, work, spouse, fact life neglected! Despaired of ever finding a good read, happily I have. Cudos to el creator, the scribe!
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read! 16 Jun. 2014
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    Thank you again David Dalglish for providing fantastic escapism I have been hooked on your books since I first bought the Half Orc Series and have become so attached to your characters. Highly recommended by me and my mum!
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    5.0 out of 5 stars A good read 29 Aug. 2014
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    I bought every booked published by this author who does write incredibly well. As with all eBooks in my possession there are typos and misspellings which ought not to be there. Also I'm a fast reader and think some books could have been put together. At times it felt like buying episodes rather than a chunky book. However I will buy more books as they are published because the author is talented and tells a good tale. A good read.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent offering from Dalglish 6 Aug. 2014
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    Another excellent offering from Dalglish, with the pace picked up a bit compared to the previous book. Also set back in Veldaren and leading the way for what promises to be an epic next book. My only gripe is that Haern seems almost a secondary character in this book, popping up at key points but otherwise very little character advancement for him.
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    2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Not just a reprint! 20 May 2014
    By Graham
    I too have read "Blood of the Underworld" however this is NOT the same book. The original was self-published and as the author has been picked up by Orbit they requested that all the books be re-released.

    This is from the author's Facebook group:
    "Well, today's the day: another big release, this time the (massively) rewritten Blood of the Underworld, now officially part of the Shadowdance series like it should have always been:

    I'll have the primer up in a few hours most likely, detailing as many of the changes as I can remember. In short, though, this is probably the first of the re-launched titles I would highly recommend grabbing even if you read the original, due to how many tweaks I made, and how they will affect the final two books in the series."

    I suggest you re-read this new edition and enjoy the rest of the series. Imagine you have just bought the directors cut of your favourite movie! You now get to re-enjoy the book the way it was always meant to be!

    For those that have never read any of these books, if your into fantasy books, you REALLY need to give this series a go. Dalglish is a fantastic author. He has created some fantastic characters and some excellent words in which they live. The action is fast paced, witty and gripping without ever being pompous or long winded. Do yourself a favour and pick up the whole series and you'll soon be hooked on this and his other series!
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 10 July 2014
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    Good read kept me engrossed easily the best of the renaissance books. Can't wait for the next one. Hope it's on the same level as this one
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 26 Feb. 2015
    By phil
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    I started reading David's books starting with book one and I really enjoy the the many build up of all the characters without needing to remember to many,I hope this ends in a way that would lead me on to the ork books which if the conclusion to this story ends well ,i will have to read
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    5.0 out of 5 stars another fab book 2 April 2015
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    Again didn't know where this book was going to go and Daglish did not disappoint! Brilliant twist to the end. Need to get started on the next one straight away though because it doesn't quite finish this book...
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