Shadow's Bane (Dorina Basarab, #4) by Karen Chance

Shadow's Bane (Dorina Basarab, #4)

Half-human, half-vampire Dorina Basarab is back--and facing her biggest challenge yet in the next urban fantasy in the New York Times bestselling series.Dorina Basarab is a dhampir--half-human, half-vampire. As one of the Vampire Senate's newest members, Dory already has a lot on her plate. But then a relative of one of Dory's fey friends goes missing. They fear he's been sold to a slaver who arranges fights--sometimes to the death--between diffe...

Details Shadow's Bane (Dorina Basarab, #4)

TitleShadow's Bane (Dorina Basarab, #4)
Release DateJul 31st, 2018
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires

Reviews Shadow's Bane (Dorina Basarab, #4)

  • Beth
    High velocity ride you won't want to get off! Chance, once again, brings the world of Dorina Basarab alive. Balancing humor, action, romance and suspense, while pushing the reader through the gambit... on a roller coaster of emotions.I received this ARC copy of Shadow's Bane from Berkley Publishing Group. This is my honest and voluntary review. Shadow's Bane is set for publication Aug. 7, 2018.
  • Kira
    To sum this up in a word: frustrating. Dory had a lot going on. There were issues with the fey, Mircea, Dorina, and Louis-Cesare. It took a while to get to the satisfying ending and for me to get into it. The first quarter of the book was one action scene after another. It took all of that time for those seemingly random scenes to evolve into a cohesive plot. Some chapters were from Mircea's POV in the 1400's. Those scenes in the past were releva...
  • Cocktails and Books
    I loved this entry in the series because of Dorina. It was great to be inside her "head" and understand how she felt about Dory and their father. For as much as everyone feared Dorina, she proved she really is as loyal as her other half...especially to those that she loves. Can't wait for more.
  • Karissa
    This is the fourth book in the Dorina Basarab series. It’s been six years (yes *six* years) since the last book in this series. I love this series so much more than Chance’s Cassie Palmer series (which I stopped reading after the third book). I was a bit nervous to pick this book up because of the huge time lag between books, but it used to be one of my favorite UF series so I decided to take a risk. It ended up being good...not great...but g...
  • Linda
    3.5 starsDory is back, and her life is as hectic and dangerous as ever. The main story arc is interwoven with that of the Cassie Palmer books. The vampires and fey are gearing up for war while there is associated infighting and backstabbing within each group. As a dhampir, Dory has never been part of any of the supernatural worlds, but because she is useful, the vampire consul has made her a senator. Of course that comes with the task of finding ...
  • Jacqie
    Thanks to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book for review.I was interested enough in the blurb for this book to give it a shot. While I don't like a ton of urban fantasy/romance, once in a while it's a pleasant palate cleanser. Maybe if I had started with the first book in the series I would have enjoyed it, but this book is not a good place to start with this author. In the first couple of chapters, Dorina piles into a car with some troll...
  • Jennifer Reed
    I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.WOW!! SHADOW'S BANE is a roller coaster ride of fun and action! There was areas in the book that had me chuckling. A Dhampir usually has a short life, because their Vampire half matures faster than their human half and tries to tear them apart. Her father Mircea had put a mental wall between her two natures to allow her human half to mature.   Now the wall is down and the two h...
  • Jennifer
    I had some problems sticking with this one, much as I've enjoyed the series. Dory is finally reconciling her two selves, long separated by her father in order to protect her. The book bops back and forth between the present and Mircea's time in 15th century Venice, when he was a new vampire and Dory was a small child. There's the continuing romance with Louis-Cesare, Dory's position as a new Senator, and slavers smuggling and arranging fights bet...
  • Sophia
    As one of the series that started me along the Urban Fantasy path, I definitely have a soft spot for the Dorina Basarab (or Midnight's Daughter) as the series is sometimes called. The action, twists, and tougher than anything heroine in the fabulous world the author created once again pulled me in and had me utterly riveted so many times.Shadow's Bane is the fourth book in a companion series to the author's Cassie Palmer series. Each of these boo...
  • Rhea - foodie - Reads
    This was fantastic. I mean, it was absolutely magical. If this book was a food it would be a full course meal. I hate to say it but this book was worth the 6 years of waiting. (Though hopefully, it will not be a another six years before another one comes out!)I had a feeling after finishing the third book that this one was going to be good. However, it blew away ALL my expectations. The pacing was good, the action scenes were the right amount of ...
  • Lucy at Rain and Cupcakes Book Blog
    ARC Review.I’ve been looking forward to read this book for years now (book #3 was published in 2012), and when I find out book #4 has a publishing date, I was overjoyed. Now that I’ve finished reading it, it was worth the wait and I was not disappointed! Shadow’s Bane was an action adventure read where we gain a deeper insight to Dory’s Vampire half. As usual, there were tons of going on in this book, from complex vampire politic, Dory’...
  • Erica Chilson
    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 4 Stars I've been reading Karen Chance for over a decade, starting with the Cassie Palmer series. I adored the series, but fell out of love with Urban Fantasy for a long while but have since recently discovered my love again. When I saw this novel offered for review, I jumped at the chance, mind immediately remembering the world-building and Dori mentioned via her father, Mircea,...
  • Dana Alma
    Dorina Basarab is off the charts! I'm thrilled she's back! Chance sequesters us in Shadow's Bane! We never quite know what Dorina has in store for us or where we or Dory will end up. Twists and turns, bewilderments and perplexities are the order of the day in this dhampir adventure. We run across a few of the vampires, feyes, and creatures we love both from the Cassandra Palmer and Dorina Basarab series. Louis-Cesare! *Le sigh* Dory finally faces...
  • Louisa
    Loved, loved, loved this book! Loved having another Dory book, especially after finding out about Dorina in the previous book! So good, so much happened, some pretty hilarious moments, too! Such a fantastic book!
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    Review to follow
  • Katrina
    Loved it! This book had me laughing out loud at some points. It was fun and action packed. I cant wait to read more! !
  • Keira
    Finally!!!! My favourite series of Karen Chance's books so very, very happy that this is coming out!
  • Lynn
    Dorina/Dory Basarab has lived 500+ years fighting her dual nature. Her father, vampire master Mircea, has spent an almost equal amount of time fighting desperately to keep her alive starting when she was a young child. As a dhampir, Dory has ever been an outcast living in the shadows, both feared and reviled by humans, fey, and vampires. Now, Dory has friends and a vampire boyfriend, Louis-Cesare, who loves her despite the issues of having a leth...