Shadows Return

by Lynn Flewelling
Shadows Return (Nightrunner #4) - Lynn Flewelling 8.94   17

Some secrets are written in blood.

With their most treacherous mission yet behind them, heroes Seregil and Alec resume their double life as dissolute nobles and master spies. But in a world of rivals and charmers, fate has a different plan...

After their victory in Aurënen, Alec and Seregil have returned home to Rhíminee. But with most of their allies dead or exiled, it is difficult for them to settle in. Hoping for diversion, they accept an assignment that will take them back to Seregil's homeland. En route, however, they are ambushed and separated, and both are sold into slavery. Clinging to life, Seregil is sustained only by the hope that Alec is alive.

But it is not for Alec's life his strange master wants – it is his blood. For his unique lineage is capable of producing a rare treasure, but only through a harrowing process that will test him body and soul and unwittingly entangle him and Seregil in the realm of alchemists and madmen – and an enigmatic creature that may hold their very destiny in its unhuman hands... But will it prove to be savior or monster?


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Release date June 23, 2008
Details updated September 14, 2022

Nightrunner :: Series

Series contains 7 primary works and has 8 total works.

Luck in the Shadows (Nightrunner #1) 8.42   26
Stalking Darkness (Nightrunner #2) 8.70   23
Traitor's Moon (Nightrunner #3) 8.96   20
Shadows Return (Nightrunner #4) 8.94   17
The White Road (Nightrunner #5) 8.64   11
Casket of Souls (Nightrunner #6) 8.50   8
Shards of Time (Nightrunner #7) 9.26   4
Glimpses 6.60   10

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Seregil of Rhiminee
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June 25, 2008
10 / 10

I read this book a couple of weeks ago. I have to admit that I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book, because I like Lynn Flewelling's fantasy books. At first I was a bit afraid that the quality of this book might be bad, because long fantasy series have a tendency to become boring after the first books. Fortunately this book was quite good and the story was interesting. I must say that Lynn Flewelling is a talented fantasy writer, who knows how to write good and entertaining adult fantasy. In my opinion this book is entertainment and it's not meant to be taken seriously. If you've read the previous Nightunner books and liked them, you should read Shadows Return, because it continues the story of Alec and Seregil.

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