Crown of Shadows

Crown of Shadows


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The fae of the Night Court are desperately searching for a new monarch to crown before the Court collapses.

I couldn’t care less.

I’ve done everything I can to bury my fae blood and embrace my human half. That changes when some fae nobles show up on my doorstep and announce that I’m the next Queen of the Night Court.

Becoming an unwilling fae queen? Check. Inheriting a terrible mess? Double check.

The Court is almost bankrupt, my citizens’ favorite hobby is backstabbing one another, and I don’t know who I can trust since someone keeps trying to assassinate me.

Speaking of assassins, I get introduced to the best in the business—a fae lord nicknamed the Wraith. His deadly profession means he fears no one. The only reason he doesn’t kill me on the spot is he’s also a member of the Night Court and the Court’s magic protects me. But that doesn’t prevent him from trading verbal barbs with me whenever we meet.

And if cat herding all these uncooperative fae and chatting with assassins wasn’t enough, I’m required to get married as part of some archaic Court law. This “queen” gig is the worst!

Supposedly I can choose anyone to marry, but with all the infighting I need someone who is neutral and won’t provoke more political power struggles.

So, why do I keep thinking of a certain assassin?

Court of Midnight and Deception is an urban fantasy trilogy featuring fae, werewolves, vampires, and wizards. It’s packed with humor, adventure, and a sweet, slow burn romance between a reluctant fae queen and the assassin who tried to kill her.

Title:Crown of Shadows
Edition Language:English
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    Crown of Shadows Reviews

  • Jacob Proffitt

    While this is first in a new series, it's a direct follow-on of the author's Hall of Blood and Mercy series and there's a lot of cross-over, at least to start (not least of which that it was in that s...

  • Julia ?

    ✰ 4 'Wraith' Stars ✰ He stared at me. “You’re planning something.” “Only sort of,” I said. He shrugged. “Don’t bring ruin to our Court.” With that “beautiful” and “touching...

  • Naia Pard

    If it weren`t for the promise that I had made myself last year, I wouldn`t have even bothered with a review. I promised myself that I`ll try to write something, anything about every book I finish and ...

  • Ira

    The first time they met, the hero tried to kill the heroine and failed!Later on, she’s married him 😂.Well, she is a clever and cunning woman, for sure 😘.I will write a full review on book #3 a...

  • Al *the semi serial series skipper*

    This series starts after the end of Killian and Hazel's book. It's about Leila, their neighbor who trained the dogs. This is a terrific series if its been a while since you read Hazels book. I say tha...

  • Somia

    Half fae and half human Leila prefers humans over the duplicitous and backstabbing fae, but when she is marked as the new Queen the Night Court she finds herself right in the middle of fae life/societ...

  • Lemon

    (I've discarded my rambly analytical bullet points in favor of this, but...)WOAH!! Just...WOAH!! The writing, pacing, the character development, the relationships and side characters and progressions ...

  • Melissa

    I loved the Magic series that is the starting series to these. If you haven't read that series start there. Shea has a couple different writing styles and the style she went with in this series is not...

  • Vibliophile

    (4.5 stars) - Return to Magiford! (w/a Parental Caveat) The heroine of this fun book is Leila, whom readers of Hall of Blood and Mercy will remember as the Drake family's neighbor with the dogs & the ...

  • Kathy

    I really enjoyed this one!This was a great start to a new urban fantasy series. Leila is half-fae and is trying to live a normal life when she is suddenly made the Queen of the Night Court. While she ...