Shadow's Claim - Kresley Cole

Shadow's Claim

By Kresley Cole

  • Release Date: 2012-11-27
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 291 Ratings


#1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole introduces The Dacians: Realm of Blood and Mist, a new paranormal series following the royal bloodline of Dacia, a vampire kingdom hidden within the Lore of the Immortals After Dark.

Shadow’s Claim features Prince Trehan, a ruthless master assassin who will do anything to possess Bettina, his beautiful sorceress mate, even compete for her hand in a blood-sport tournament— to the death.


Trehan Daciano, known as the Prince of Shadows, has spent his life serving his people—striking in the night, quietly executing any threat to their realm. The coldly disciplined swordsman has never desired anything for himself—until he beholds Bettina, the sheltered ward of two of the Lore’s most fearsome villains.


Desperate to earn her guardians’ approval after a life-shattering mistake, young Bettina has no choice but to marry whichever suitor prevails—even though she’s lost her heart to another. Yet one lethal competitor, a mysterious cloaked swordsman, invades her dreams, tempting her with forbidden pleasure.


Even if Trehan can survive the punishing contests to claim her as his wife, the true battle for Bettina’s heart is yet to come. And unleashing a millennium’s worth of savage need will either frighten his Bride away—or stoke Bettina’s own desires to a fever pitch. . . .


  • Not the best but not bad either

    By Andie Candy
    I expected something different but it was a good read either way
  • Another good one!

    By Clare-Bunny
    I liked the plot of this one - the tournament was very cool and an interesting theme for the book. I also enjoyed the way this one intertwined with Lothaire, giving more backstory from the Dacian perspective. A lot of people say they don't like Bettina because she's not kickass and cocky like most IAD heroines, but I found a "different" lead female to be refreshing. This book had a lot of cool scenes. Loved Salem, too - hoping he gets his own book...?!
  • More More More

    By gingrbrdgrl
    Please read this if you are a fan of paranormal. You don't have to read IAD to start this one. Completely in love with Trehan
  • Love it

    By Wendy's great
    Love all these books, this one is no different. Love it
  • Great read

    By Lennydarkwolf
    Love the books. Always wanting to know what happens next and the romance. It's only things we can dream of. I love getting list in them. Can't wait to read more!
  • Shadow's Claim

    By Pamela Brett
    Very steamy! Not usually into romance, but loved this book! Page turner
  • Lacking in Quality Expected from Kresley Cole

    By djb42812
    Unfortunately, neither hero or heroine were very compelling and there was little humor found in repeat characters that were almost non-existent. I must concede this is the dullest novel I have read by Ms. Cole. It felt phone in.
  • Shadow's claim

    By Katt'z
    This book had me entranced I had time putting it down ! I want more !,,,,
  • Not her best

    By Kelseyroe
    I'm a true fan of Kresley and the IAD series, but this one felt a bit forced. Bett was just boring and I prefer to read about a heroine that knows who she is (i.e. Regin, Elizabeth, Sabine). Bett seemed as though she could sway her feelings for someone by a mere kiss. Definitely steamy but lacking in depth.
  • No Bett

    By Nojelyan
    I have enjoyed the IAD series & looked forward to this new addition. Bett just bored the hell out of me & was more a spoiled brat than anything. She just irritated to the very end. Even Trehan lacked a steak of wicked. He was more the pushover than she. This was a bad read after Lothoire.