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I was impressed by this series, the Light and Shadow trilogy, which was another one of my fabulous Bookbub bargains Er, by the way, since I talk about them so much, one might wonder if I m affiliated, but I m not Though I ve acquired enough 0.99 and free books from them, I should probably take out stock This is both a fascinating character driven and an interesting plot driven story, wrapped in an engrossing fantasy world Catwin, the main character, comes from a poor family, and until she s noticed by the Duke of Voltur, she s destined to amount to nothing but kitchen help Instead, he sees potential in her and sets to training her to be his niece Miriel s bodyguard and assassin whether she wants to or not.Her struggles with the atrocities she s forced to commit are potent and heart rending The uneasy friendship that grows from initial hatred between the two girls is well crafted They dance around one another, neither sure if the other can be trusted, but having no choice but to rely on one another.I m not going to spoiler anything from the second and third books, but I loved how the story developed The stakes continue to raise, as Miriel must do her uncle s bidding and, well, Catwin must, also.I rated the third book as four stars because I wasn t impressed with the culmination of Catwin s prophecy As a baby, her mother refused to raise her because she foretold that her daughter would be betrayed A lot of that back story made no sense, and when the betrayal comes, I can t really understand why It s almost or completely a self fulfilling prophecy, and I don t really understand why the characters involved choose their actions.Overall, I loved this series and I heartily recommend it If you enjoy fantasy, either young adult or adult, you ll enjoy the Light and Shadow trilogy Ms Katson is now on my list of Authors I Must Read More of If Ever My TBR Pile Diminishes Also posted on my blog, Magic Mayhem Book Reviews. I ll admit it, the first book in this series was free on and that s the only reason I started this series, but I m glad I did It was a fun run and worth the read This series was good, even if it didn t end the way I expected. [Free Book] ☣ Shadows End (Light & Shadow, #3) ☦ At Last, Catwin And Miriel Have Chosen Their Own Path, Escaping The Court And Its Machinations, And Fleeing To The Norstrung Provinces, To Aid The Rebellion As They Shed The Masks And Deceptions Of Their Former Life, However, Both Must Face The Fact That The Same Dark Forces They Fled Are At Work Even In The Furthest Reaches Of Heddred But It Is Not Only Avarice And Hatred That Endanger Them The Prophecy Made At Catwin S Birth Is Slowly But Surely Coming True, And Betrayal Has Followed Her In Her Escape From The Court As The Shadows Of War And Rebellion Mass, Catwin Must Face The Fact That If She Wishes To Be True To Herself And Her Alliance With Miriel, It May Be She Who Bears The Cost Of Saving Her Kingdom What an awesome ending to the Light Shadow trilogy Moira Katson is definitely an author to watch for Starting this trilogy, I would have never imagined that I would become as invested in the story and as attached to the characters as I have The story was perfectly crafted and the characters had a depth that I haven t seen in a long while.If you haven t started this trilogy, do yourself a favor and pick up the first book it s even free. EntrancingMoira continues to tell Catwin Miriel s tale with skill There are some very big surprises and plot twists I enjoyed seeing them grow and mature, and even though there is much sadness and darkness there is also joy, hope, and light I was very happy to see this isn t a trilogy, but that I can continue with Shadow s Oath. Review to come later Lots of typos and missing words in this ebook copy though that is what lost the fifth star. OK This was the first book I have read in a long while that was not written by a big name writer in either fantasy or historical fiction that I found readable on the level of pure personal enjoyment I was able to turn off my editor and just relax and enjoy it The book is well written and the characters are interesting I liked that the style is not at all minimalist, but neither is it lush to the degree that it caused me second hand embarrassment.If I could have changed the book in any way, or if I had read it before publication, I would have suggested that she deepen the world with details The basic framework is there, but it is both shallow and revealed too slowly.The secondary characters could use a bit grounding that world Making the world deeper and stronger would give the author and better motivations for her characters and or stronger characters might demand from their world One could approach it from either side, but is needed.The sensory side of the story could use some enrichment also I did not carry away with me many strong visual images, scents, sounds, or enough of an ambiance to feel strongly grounded in the physical world The north is cold and mountainous the south is warmer and greener Clothes were described in detail, but at a distance Specific food is mentioned, but without filtering through the point of view character in such a way as to leave the reader with a strong visual much less a sensory component To show and deeper peripheral details could have raised this book from a workmanlike exercise of great promise to a fully satisfying fantasy novel which could compete with any of the best writers in the genre I wanted to care about all of the secondary characters, but largely they feel distant The main narrator s feelings could be manifested better in dialog and less internal monolog There is too much telling me how she feels instead of manifesting her doubts and pain At times she feels like a fantastic first draft.I think the author should slow down and give her story time and a chance to grow and deepen before rushing into print I feel like she has good instincts, but not the patience yet to write the book she could and should write. I just finished reading Shadow s End by Moira Katson It is a well rounded conclusion to the trilogy in which ah ha moments are to be relished The book picks up where Shadowforged left off Catwin and Miriel escape the Duke and retreat to the countryside inspiring lay folk into rebellion Upon returning to court each encounters changes they did not expect Relationships are challenged and the girls discover that again they are each others most reliable companion.Again, questions from the text draw us further along Will Miriel succeed in her task securing the favor of the King Will Catwin uncover the mystery of Temar s life as a Shadow how will this help us understand the Duke s intentions Ultimately, the readers wait for the looming prophecy to unfurl What or who will bring the ultimate betrayal Where will power in the kingdom lay when the balance tips I had the sense that I could see a vast pattern, beyond the Duke and Temar and Jacces and Garad, stretching across the whole of the earth and all of time I had always scorned fate and those who believed in it, and yet here we were and for some reason, when I thought on that, I did not think that we were simply on a cold, muddy field I had the sense that we were following a path, some direction we could not quite see It was far beyond my knowledge as yet, but I knew some of the shape of it Miriel and I were learning what questions to ask, that we might realize what it was we saw location 8773 of 12377 Overall a great read I was not left with too many questions instead I marveled at how the truth of the story was always present before my eyes At the conclusion I enjoyed recalling how the mystery appeared on the surface of the story but the undercurrents were clear and consistent Well done, Katson Not only do I anticipate her next publication, I am looking into the Mahalia collection which appears to also be available for download on Kindle and Nook cross posted to and Barnes and Noble. Just finished reading Moira Katson s Light Shadow trilogy and must say I haven t enjoyed myself as much since reading Stephen King s The Stand many years ago The characters are well drawn and have a depth that is hard to find these days The plot is as rich as the characters and draws you on, page after page I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a good read It is that rare form of book that has only one major flaw it comes to an end.