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SHADOW CHASE by Seressia Glass

Shadow Chase

"A powerful blend of ancient Egyptian mysticism, urban legend, and genius imagination... This novel is on fire!"
--New York Times bestselling author L.A. Banks

"The heart-pounding first in Glass's Shadowchasers urban fantasy series piles on the twists and turns in a supernatural Atlanta... Kira's personal battle against the forces of chaos will keep readers riveted."--Publishers Weekly on Shadow Blade (Starred Review)

August 2010
Mass Market Paperback
352 pages | $7.99
ISBN: 9781439158777

On Simon&Schuster.com

In a job like this, one mistake can cost you everything.

As a Shadowchaser, Kira Solomon has been trained to serve the Light, dispatch the Fallen, and prevent the spread of chaos. It's a deadly job, and Kira knows the horror of spilling innocent blood. But now she has a new role, as the Hand of Ma'at, the Egyptian Goddess of Truth and Order, and an assignment that might just redeem her.

A fellow Shadowchaser has gone missing, and so has a unique artifact imbued with astonishing magic. Unless the Vessel of Nun is returned, it will cause destruction beyond anything the modern world has seen. Kira's got a team at her back, including Khefar, a near-immortal Nubian warrior who's already died for her once. But as complicated as her feelings for him are, they're nothing compared to the difficulties of the task she faces. And the only way to defeat the enemy at hand is to trust in a power she can barely control, and put her life--and her soul--on the line.

Second of the Shadowchaser Series!
Don't miss Shadow Blade! (Book One)

Reviews of Shadow Blade (Book One)

"Glass' latest seizes the reader's attention and holds it captive. The author cunningly and masterfully injects details about gods who supervise and/or orchestrate what happens in the lives of humans, immortals and beings in between. The suspense is almost overwhelming, the intense action palpable. Glass creates a story you'll want to keep reading, even when there are no more pages."--RT Book Reviews

"The heart-pounding first in Glass's Shadowchasers urban fantasy series piles on the twists and turns in a supernatural Atlanta... Kira's personal battle against the forces of chaos will keep readers riveted."--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Filled with great spins, the first Shadowchasers urban fantasy is a terrific tale due to the heroine. Her current case is personal in several ways, but also could lead her into the Shadows of darkness. Atlanta proves a great landscape for a battle between shadow and shadow-hunters, but it is the teaming of Kira and Khefar as she learns there are plenty of shades of gray between light and dark." -- Alternative Worlds

"FIVE STARS! I found this story to be not only extremely creative, but down-right astounding! It sinks its hooks into your imagination and takes you on one of the wildest rides of the year. There is so much going on that I simply cannot put it into a short synopsis. All I can say is, "WOW!"--Huntress Reviews

"Seressia Glass turns her considerable talents to urban fantasy with this compulsively readable tale. The use of an Egyptian pantheon--Kira is a follower of Ma'at, Khefar a follower of Isis--gives the story a firm foundation, and the plot, with danger and darkness, but also a hint of romance, should surely satisfy. Bring on more of these characters."-- Affaire de Coeur

"Kira's personal history and the burdening effects of her gift were fascinating. Everything she touches effects her. Even food that she doesn't harvest herself can make her physically ill because of all the people who have touched it. Also the inclusion of the Egyptian pantheon of gods was a fresh and unique source of magic in the urban fantasy genre. The concept of Light and Chaos, and the Universe's need for balance made for an interesting world to play in....Overall, the concept and unique world building are the clear strengths of this novel." --All Things Urban Fantasy:

"With Shadow Blade, Seressia Glass, a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award winner, has written an urban fantasy tale with all the elements that I like in a good story: magic, deception, redemption, romance and victory -- a solid formula for a very entertaining read. I'm certainly looking forward to the next installment in the adventures of Kira and Khefar."-- Best Fantasy Stories

About the Author

Seressia Glass has always been a voracious reader, cutting her teeth on comics, cereal boxes--anything at hand. So it came as no surprise to family and teachers when she began creating stories featuring some of her favorite characters. One of her earlier works included the autobiography of a piece of bubble gum, and a short Halloween story was turned into a PTA play in elementary school.

Her proudest writing moment remains winning the first Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday "Living the Dream" essay contest as a high school senior and getting to meet Coretta Scott King. Since then, she's channeled her belief in the power of the written word by creating rich, emotional stories of diverse people coming together to achieve the universal goals of love and acceptance.

When not working on her next story, Seressia is an instructional designer for an international home improvement company. She spends her free time people-watching, belly dancing, and watching way too much anime.

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