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Britannia meets The Mist—with a touch of Evil Dead—in this illusory fantasy horror about a kingdom left to darkness…
Jude Maddox knows nothing of love or even light. He knows only his grim duty as the Hand of Death, to lead the Knights of the Eternal Star into a land filled with nightmares and certain demise. It’s only when he sees her—a young woman with wild, amber eyes who’s as fierce, defiant, and swift as the shadow beasts themselves—that he feels the warmth of life in his blood…
The other Knights may fear their lethal commander, with his hard, merciless demeanor. Outcast Kiara Frey sees only a leader, a man who knows how to survive. Someone like her. But wanting him is as treacherous as the shadows themselves…and just as seductive.
With a kingdom on the verge of collapse, the Knights must now venture into the darkest heart of the land and uncover the secrets of the misted shadows, where evil will prey upon their minds and feast on their flesh.
It will betray their senses.
It will surpass their nightmares.
Most of them will die.
But they have no other choice. Because the only way to fight the darkness…is to become it.
Katherine Quinn is a fantasy romance author and poet. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in psychology. She resides in Houston, Texas with her husband and three children.
Her love for writing began after she read her first fantasy series, Song of the Lioness, by Tamora Pierce. After that, she wanted nothing more than to be a dagger-wielding heroine. Unfortunately, it’s frowned upon to give a child a dagger, so she settled on writing about daring adventures instead.
"In this sweeping debut, Quinn skillfully threads Kiara and Jude's lived-in-feeling romance with high-stakes life-or-death situations, making for an intriguing if familiar fantasy adventure. The cast is intersectionally diverse." —Publishers Weekly
“Right away, I was brought into the fictional world and all of its chaos. I thoroughly enjoyed the storytelling and beautifully descriptive writing.” —Could Be Reading
“I could go on forever, but I will end with this: do not sleep on miss Katherine Quinn. If you’re in the market for a thrilling YA fantasy romance (that feels to be more on the upper YA side for SURE), with a bi-sexual MC, tension and high stakes, betrayal and surprising reveals, look no further!” —Wicked Bee Books
“I'm obsessed with this book! When I read the premise, I thought it would be an interesting fantasy coming of age story, but it turned out to be so much more!” —Read with Kate 16
“I absolutely devoured this book, read all of it in one sitting and was immediately sad I didn't have more of this world to jump into! Definitely a. Top 10 read of the year for me.” —Rae’s Random Reads
“This is a fantastic beginning of a new series and I am looking forward to what happens next.
5 out of 5 stars.” —TC Books and More
“This story was so enthralling and captivating. I loved how Ki was so fearless and a true powerhouse. The push and pull between her and Jude was full of angst and tension but their witty banter was chef's kiss.” —Red Sonya Loves to Read
“5+++++ stars! wow I'm in shock, I’m in awe, so bewitched, this story is the best of the best, brilliant, dark, it is my first book by this author and it will definitely not be the last, it is SPECTACULAR!” —When Va Reads
“5 stars! Katherine Quinn is now an auto buy author for me. I was hooked from the very first page, and that's so rare for me.” —RoxasLoves
“Dark and daunting yet at the same time fierce, I absolutely loved the light and darkness wrapped up in To Kill A Shadow.” —Jotted by Jena
“This book spoke to me and I answered. Boy, did I answer. Ask me anything Kiara and Jude, it’s yours. ONE OF THE BEST FANTASY READS OF THE YEAR FOR ME. ALL CAPS AS IT DESERVES.” —Jessica DeSaMota
“This is an enthralling and imaginative fantasy novel that whisks readers away to a world of intrigue, romance, and daring adventure. Woah, this book was truly one I couldn’t put down an intriguing YA fantasy with romance and suspense.” —Rubie Reads
“This book! I was so pleasantly surprised by how much I really enjoyed it...YA hasn't been keeping my attention lately but To Kill a Shadow was one I couldn't put down.” —Erin Arkin 20
“The ending!! I cannot believe that we ended like that! I need the next book immediately. Overall, I would highly recommend this book!” —Maddie and Her Books