Review: Of Silver And Shadow

From the publisher:

Ren Kolins is a silver wielder—a dangerous thing to be in the kingdom of Erdis, where magic has been outlawed for a century. Ren is just trying to survive, sticking to a life of petty thievery, card games, and pit fighting to get by. But when a wealthy rebel leader discovers her secret, he offers her a fortune to join his revolution. The caveat: she won’t see a single coin until they overthrow the King.

Behind the castle walls, a brutal group of warriors known as the King’s Children is engaged in a competition: the first to find the rebel leader will be made King’s Fang, the right hand of the King of Erdis. And Adley Farre is hunting down the rebels one by one, torturing her way to Ren and the rebel leader, and the coveted King’s Fang title.

But time is running out for all of them, including the youngest Prince of Erdis, who finds himself pulled into the rebellion. Political tensions have reached a boiling point, and Ren and the rebels must take the throne before war breaks out.


This book is rich with high stakes, plot twists and turns, interesting characters and a world that I want to read more about. I found myself so enthralled with the world and it’s characters that I was staying up late at night, turning pages, rushing to find out what was going to happen.

A true delight!

It was refreshing to not have your typical love-triangle in this book. Or the bad-turned-good boy as the romantic interest. Romance is in the book (oh, how I love that!) and for more than one character.

In the romance, real problems are addressed – communication and trust. It’s not just about lust it turns out! Though there is plenty of steamy-bits for those who enjoy them! The foundation of relationships are what’s important. And I see it as one of the broader themes of the book.

Every character is rich and detailed. The way that Jennifer weaves the world into the story keeps the pace of the book fast without losing time to explaining overly much. We figure out bits of the world as we move through the story and it’s my favorite way to be dropped into a new realm.

The time she spent to detail out the characters clothing was a really interesting way to highlight their innate differences. And I loved thinking about their outfits! I can’t wait to see future fan art around them!

The use of silver magic was also an enjoyable journey. I loved visualizing the choreography behind the movements. And the fight scenes were like reading a dance… I normally skip battle scenes by nature… however I was hooked on every word here.

A solid 5/5 review from me. I’m so excited that I received the ARC from Netgalley for this book. I cannot wait to dig into future books with this series!

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Jessica Means View All →

My professional background in biotechnology as a research chemist and as a veterinary technician has allowed me to have experienced two vastly different fields and for that I am thankful. In both careers, I have mentored, encouraged, and developed talent.

As a mother of two (a daughter and a son), I’m a self-proclaimed backyard chicken guru and someone who has “foster failed” nearly all the animals currently running the household. Oh, and I maintain a husband in my spare time.

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