The Shadow Warrior

The Shadow Warrior

Bitter. Broken. Brutal. Molded since childhood to be the perfect weapon, Gavriel d?Alana (also known as Death?s Shadow) has devoted himself to serving Thalia Talfayen. The life of a Noxblade is lethal and lonely, and since the princess has no need of him, he secretly believes there?s no reason for him to live?and he should seek a glorious death?but that?s before he tangles Bitter. Broken. Brutal. Molded since childhood to be the perfect weapon, Gavriel d?Alana (also known as D...

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Title:The Shadow Warrior
Author:Ann Aguirre
ISBN:Ars Numina #4
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  • Kelly
    Apr 19, 2019
    Oh, man. A hardened, emotionally stunted (or so it seems on the surface) assassin and the enigmatic shifter who gets under his skin. Gavriel and Magda woooorrrrrrked for me. Mostly, I think, because Gavriel was just so conflicted about himself and his wants and, I don't know...EVERYTHI...
  • Sunny
    Apr 29, 2019
    3.5 stars I?m a fan of the Ads Numina series and have really enjoyed Ann Aguirre?s PNR series. I like the interplay between the different types of characters and the taut tension between the various couples. This particular pairing between Noxblade, Gavriel d?Alana, and Chief...
  • Marianne
    May 19, 2019
    I'm glad I read this right after finishing The Wolf Lord since they crossed over at the beginning and at the two thirds mark. I liked the dynamic of Mags and Gavriel both as partners and lovers; I think the author did a good job exploring this concept. On the downside, I have to wait a...
  • Chris
    Apr 10, 2019
    I was excited to receive an ARC because I had enjoyed the first 3 books in the series and wanted more! I loved the characters, Gavriel and Mags. Their relationship was unique, private, and special. Their journey together was a learning experience for Gavriel, both in life and love. The...
  • Saly
    May 26, 2019
    I didn't expect to like this as much as I did, I guess I expected the main characters to be colder and their sexual encounters to be rougher but that wasn't the case. The heroine a tiger shifter actually hid a very soft heart that had been hurt by losses. She was also deadly and kick-a...
  • Sarah
    Apr 22, 2019
    Gavriel was trained from childhood to be a lethal assassin, as a Noxblade his sworn duty has been to protect Princess Thalia and it's a job he's been proud to do. But as the Princess makes a marriage alliance with wolf and Pine Ridge alpha Raff he believes his duty as her bodyguard is ...
  • Carol (bookish_notes)
    Apr 26, 2019
    This review is also posted on my blog. One of the best things about this book is the BEGINNING. This is not a standalone romance novel, but a book that must be read as part of a series. There is a very long and involved recap of the previous books in this series, and thank goodness ...
  • Veronica
    Jun 19, 2019
    Gavriel and Mag's story is the Sweetness of Everything I've been a fan of Ann Aguirre since her Sirantha Jax series, but did not know about the Ars Numina series until very recently. I've been missing out! Having decided to start with book 4, The Shadow Warrior, I was more than a li...
  • Caroline
    Jun 01, 2019
    ?? I really enjoyed this story! Magda and Gavriel are a fascinating pair and the twists and turns are exciting. ?? ...
  • ᴥ Irena ᴥ
    May 18, 2019
    I liked all three previous heroines. I was wondering what additional information I'd be given so I don't dislike Magda. Her behaviour and comments previously didn't leave any room for me to like her. I'm glad Anne Aguirre is this good. I really liked Magda here. She is tough and for...
  • Nicole Luiken
    Apr 29, 2019
    Very steamy, but it was the characters' vulnerabilities that really captured me. A wonderful romance. The secondary plot overlaps a lot with The Wolf Lord and, while action-packed, suffered a little from lack of focus (we kept diverting from the main goal and going off on tangents...) ...
  • Kathleen (QueenKatieMae)
    Apr 15, 2019
    You know, I am not a romance novel kinda woman. If a book has a romance in it, fabulous, bring it. But I'm not going to actively search one out...unless it involves shape-shifting animari complete with tribal intrigue, battle lines, inter-species war, and erotica. Yes, erotica. You...
  • Beth Whiteman
    Jun 02, 2019
    Perfect I loved this story so much more than I was expecting. Perfect amount of angst mixed with sexy times and tenderness. There's nothing i would want changed. Ann Aguirre has created an intriguing world and lovely inhabitants. Now i settle down for the long wait for book 5. ...
  • Heather M Jones-Lancto
    Apr 14, 2019
    I am always excited to reveive an ARC copy of Ann Aguirre's books to review. The Shadow Warror is the fourth book in the 'Ars Numina' series and takes place in tandem to 'The Wolf Lord'; certain key moments from that storyline play out in 'The Shadow Warrior', though seen from Mags and...
  • Sanasai
    Apr 27, 2019
    Love this series so much. Still awesome every book. ...
  • Timitra
    Apr 15, 2019
    The Shadow Warrior was action packed with a few slow parts but I enjoyed it all the same. I especially loved the way the relationship developed between the main characters because of how unlikely a pairing they were not only because they were different species but for other reasons tha...
  • Clairissa
    May 17, 2019
    I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for a review. I love Ann Aguirre, and I really enjoyed this book. It?s a nice quick read, and I feel like it had some pretty good character development for the length of the story. It was great to see a more likeable side of Gavriel tha...
  • JG
    Apr 29, 2019
    The Shadow?s Warrior is the fourth book in Ann Aguirre?s Ars Numina series, a fantasy paranormal action adventure that is in one word fantastic. Each book can be read as a standalone however an overarching plot line makes it necessary for the previous books to be read as well. Magd...
  • Carmen
    Apr 10, 2019
    I was super excited to get my hands on an ARC of the latest installment of the Ars Numina saga. Mags drags Gavriel along on a quest to see if they can determine what happened to Slay, and boy is he not enthused by hanging out with her hotness... at first. If you are looking for a hero ...
  • Maya North
    Jun 22, 2019
    This series is glorious Such a complex, plausible world and amazing, utterly believable and engaging characters. I am absolutely hooked and cannot wait for the next two books!!! ...
  • Maggie Mcdonald
    May 15, 2019
    it was really cool to see events from the previous book unfolding at the same time from a different perspective. I like these two. I'm happy they found each other. I like that the plot lines from one book lead to the next book and I can't wait to see what will happen with the bears nex...
  • Maia
    May 15, 2019
    This is a good solid book with a nice story with great chemistry between the characters. Part of the story overlaps with the earlier book "The Wolf Lord", so this is definetly a series you need to read in order. Ann Aguirre does a nice update of the story so far in the intro, but I r...
  • Margaret
    Apr 11, 2019
    Romanceopoly Readathon Day 1: Red on the Cover/ Bus Challenge - Characters go on a journey This story takes place during The Wolf Lord, a side quest. I wish that it had tied back into the series storyline at the end though. I feel like I need to go back to TWL to see what?s next. ...
  • Alicia
    Apr 16, 2019
    I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. The Shadow Warrior focuses around Gavriel (Noxblade) and Madga (feline shifter), who were side characters in the last book in the series, The Wolf Lord. It follows along side, showing previous events from a different viewp...
  • Jenncw
    May 12, 2019
    A strong hero who likes the heroine on top? Yes please! This book was so good I read almost all of it in one sitting. I only stopped to have Mother?s Day brunch, and I kept sneaking a few pages in whenever I was alone ? Do read this one, right now! ...
  • Violet Walker
    May 05, 2019
    Gavriel's adorable and Mags is awesome. I love them both, even if they both drove me a little crazy at times. ...
  • Jamie
    Apr 26, 2019
    I have never read an Ann Aguirre book that I have not absolutely adored. Even the stories that aren?t my favorites are still so wonderful. This is not one of those stories. From the previous three Ars Numina, I had mixed feelings about following Gavriel?s and Mags?s story. As...
  • Julie Richard
    Apr 26, 2019
    I?d been waiting to learn more about Gavriel and I wasn?t disappointed. The action was balanced with just enough breathers in between to keep the characters engaging. The growing world of Ars Numina is only getting more interesting with each instalment. I devoured it almost in one ...
  • Hisgirl85
    Apr 27, 2019
    4.5 stars. This is the 4th in the series. It went along in the beginning with the events of the 3rd book. This character has been intriguing me since the first book and my heart breaks for him. Though he is surrounded by death, the senseless loss he had in the first, and the brutal fin...
  • Jacquelin56
    Apr 24, 2019
    Ann Aguirre managed to once again create a fantasy world that left you gripping the pages and disappointed only when there were none left to read. Typically I don't go running after books with shape-shifting lizards- correction, I don't think I've ever read another series with shape sh...