The second installment in the Florentine series, THE
begins where THE RAVEN ends. Therefore, I do recommend
reading THE RAVEN first.
William returns to Raven on her birthday bearing gifts.
After weeks apart, their feelings for one another never
and the pair is quick to realize just how much they mean to
each other. While these two are building their
relationship, there is a traitor among William's
breaches is security allow feral vampyres
into the city, the bodies start showing up all around the
city, Florence is now being looked at by the Curia; the
religious group who if needed will exterminate the vampire
population and any human connected to it.
When Raven's family friend and father figure, Father
up in Florence to see her, she soon discovers the man
who rescued her and her sister from their abusive
stepfather is also a member of the Curia. Now Raven must
decide between the two men she loves.
When Raven and her sister
are kidnapped, William must find the traitor and
dispose of them before any harm is done to Raven. But with
the principality in upheaval, he realizes there are few
people he can trust; even his most reliable alley has her
THE SHADOW leans
more onto William's background and the problems he is
within his principality. Raven and William's relationship
continues to flourish and their passion is intense. These
two are tested by so many outside factors, yet they still
stay true to each other. When one is threatened, they
Since reading the Gabriel Inferno series, Sylvain
has been one of my favorite authors. With the
series, his writing style still continues to amaze me. His
writing flawlessly mixes some of the classic works like the
writing of Dante and Sir Michael with the fine art of
Boticelli's Primavera and the Birth of Venus in with modern
day, which stirs up curiosity in his readers to
seek out these classic works to learn more. The art
and Gothic influences make this unique paranormal world
highly original and quite intriguing.
From the New York Times bestselling author of the
Gabriel trilogy comes the hotly anticipated follow-up to
The Raven, a sensual novel set in Florence featuring
the dangerously intoxicating coupling of Raven and William…
Raven Wood’s vampyre prince has returned, pledging his love
and promising justice for every wrong done to her. In the
wake of their reunion, Raven is faced with a terrible
decision—allow the Prince to wreak vengeance against the
demons of her past, or persuade him to stay his hand. But
there is far more at stake than Raven’s heart...
A shadow has fallen over the city of Florence. Ispettor
Batelli will not rest until he uncovers Raven’s connection
to the theft of the priceless art from the Uffizi Gallery.
And while the Prince hunts a traitor who sabotages him at
every turn, he finds himself the target of the vampyres’
As he wages a war on two fronts, he will need to keep his
love for Raven secret, or risk exposing his greatest