From USA Today bestselling author David Dalglish
"Prove that you can stand against the darkness and live."
In book #4 of the Shadowdance series, Haern is the King's Watcher, born an assassin only to become the city of Veldaren's protector against the thief guilds.
When Lord Victor Kane attacks the city, determined to stamp out all corruption, foreign gangs pour in amidst the chaos in an attempt to overthrow the current lords of the underworld.
And when a mysterious killer known as the Widow begins mutilating thieves, paranoia engulfs the city. Haern knows someone is behind the turmoil, pulling strings. If he doesn't find out who -- and soon -- his beloved city will burn.
Light or darkness: where will the line be drawn?
Fantasy author David Dalglish spins a tale of retribution and darkness, and an underworld reaching for ultimate power in this fourth novel of the Shadowdance series, previously released as Blood of the Underworld.
As the author states in his notes at the end that this was a rewrite. His original book was self published and when he went back to rework The Watcher's story he realized that his 1st go-around wasn't up to par. He wanted to give his readers something more. I respect that and above all I thoroughly enjoyed this read. All your favorite characters are back and ready for the bloody action we all crave. You won't regret this read!
Dance of shadows
Essentially this is the same book as " Blood of the Underworld" which I only realised after digitally downloaded. I have to say I was terribly disappointed that it was the same book as I was really looking forward to the next Haern book.
I did really enjoy the book first time round I just felt cheated after realising it was the same book with a few tweaks for 2 reasons, really looked forward to the new book in the series and for the monetary loss of purchasing it again. Perhaps this my own ignorance is to blame but I am disappointed. Mr. Dalglish if you read this please return the money to your fans.
Have author's gotten so low that they're re-issuing earlier books under a different title just to make a quick buck. I love Dalglish's work but this makes me think twice about getting his next book... or will it be another re-title.