Author: Devin Harnois
Publisher: October Night Publishing
Release Date: March 5, 2019
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 189
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Marius Everhart is something even mages fear — a shadowmancer. His power marks him as cursed, a creature belonging to the Queen of Shadows. Marius escaped her realm with his memories corrupted and his sanity in tatters, managing to live a fragile, lonely existence at the edges of society.
Some might call Ayodele Sauveterre delusional. He prefers the term “optimistic”. With his homeland in danger from invasion, Ayodele will do anything to protect it, even recruit a shadowmancer. Marius’s incredible power and gentle nature make him a perfect addition to Paladin Charm, a new mage guild dedicated to helping rather than exploiting the non-magical populace. The fact that handsome Marius also warms Ayodele’s bed is a wonderful bonus.
With support from Ayodele and his new friends in the guild, Marius begins to heal. He’s also quickly falling for the alluring mage, but Ayodele struggles with what’s forming between them. Past experience left Ayodele flippant but guarded, and Marius’s open honesty unnerves him.
As they grow closer, Paladin Charm prepares for a battle with impossible odds. And in the darkness, the Queen of Shadows waits to reclaim Marius and drag him back into a nightmare.
Shadowmancer is a paranormal love story set in a world where magic is the norm. This is the story of how Ayodele and Marius meet and they eventually fall in love.
This is the first book in a series and ends as Happy for Now. There is plenty of world building and a set of wonderful secondary characters. The story is set in a world where magic is normal and there are magical guilds everywhere. The lead character Ayodele is a wealthy mage who meets a shadowmancer Marius who can do powerful shadow magic. The story is all about how they help each other and how they fall in love slowly. The book focuses a lot on the story and the characters. There is a lot about the characters and how they interact and get to know each other more. Ayodele and Marius’s love story was built slowly and through out the story. I loved the way they both got to know each other and fell in love. In some areas I did feel that maybe Ayodele’s character was a little under developed but the story was really engaging and I had a wonderful time reading it. I would love to read more about them in the next book. The secondary characters were also amazing. They were fun and dynamic and they were a wonderful bunch. I am hoping to see more of them and the interesting magical world in the next story.