New Release & Review – Shadow (Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #4) by J. C Andrijeski @jcandrijeski

Book & Author Details:

Shadow (Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #4) by J C Andrijeski
Publication date: 9th June 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Adult

Shadow.jpgFrom USA TODAY bestselling author, a psychic warfare alternative history set in a gritty version of Earth. Contains strong romantic elements – a book in the Bridge & Sword World. Apocalyptic. Psychic Romance.

“All what he has done, he has done for the greater good…”

Following the disappearance of the infamous “Sword” and leader of the anti-human rebellion, Allie finds herself despised by every free seer in the western world, and most in the East. Hiding in an underground cell to stay alive, she struggles with yet another visage of Revik, who turns into a feral animal once free of his dark masters.

She only has one shot at saving him, and it means learning more about his past than she ever wanted to know. It also means re-earning his trust, a near-impossible task given what she had to do to get him free.

Meanwhile, a mysterious force rises, known only as “Shadow,” boasting an army of powerful and ancient seers–seers with a darker agenda than even the Rooks.

NOTE: An alternate version of this book was previously published as part of the “ALLIE’S WAR” series (this version has been revised/edited prior to re-release).

Standalone novel. No cliffhanger.

*Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young readers.*

SHADOW is book 4 in the Bridge & Sword: Awakenings series – a series set in the Bridge & Sword World. It is also related to the Quentin Black World, and takes place in the wider history/world of the seers.

Next in the Bridge & Sword world: KNIGHT (Bridge & Sword: Apocalypse #1) – coming soon! Or if you’d like to read more about seers, check out BLACK IN WHITE (Quentin Black Mystery #1), which occurs in a version of Earth much closer to our own.

THE BRIDGE & SWORD WORLD encompasses a number of dark, gritty science fiction and apocalyptic story arcs with romantic (and sexy) elements, starring Alyson Taylor and her partner, dark and dangerous infiltrator, Dehgoies Revik. For fans of gritty, character-driven science fiction and fantasy worlds, filled with twists and turns and backstabbing betrayals, with heroes and villains who can be equally relatable (and sometimes the same people). The Bridge & Sword books span continents and historical periods as Allie and Revik try to save the human and seer races from destroying one another, and keep their friends and loved ones alive in the process.

Rook (Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #1)
Shield (Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #2)
Sword (Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #3)
Shadow (Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #4)

Knight (Bridge & Sword: Apocalypse #1) – Coming Soon!
War (Bridge & Sword: Apocalypse #2) – Coming Soon!
Bridge (Bridge & Sword: Apocalypse #3) – Coming Soon!


What can I say about this series that I haven’t said already?

I know I have mentioned in previous reviews that reading Allie and Revik’s story is exquisite torture.  And that remains my view.  With this addition to the series however, that is really ratcheted up.

My emotional connection with these characters was put to the test.  With each revelation, each disclosure my heart broke for them just a little more.  But Allie’s response really resonated.

This is not an easy read.  Don’t expect hearts and flowers.  You just won’t get them.  What you will get is a tumultuous and emotional read.  With just a touch of hope.


I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.



purchase links

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About the author

I’m a USA Today bestselling author of sexy, apocalyptic and cyberpunk-y paranormal mystery, alternate history, urban fantasy & supernatural suspense, often with a metaphysical bent.

While it might seem like I have a (perhaps overly?) friendly relationship with my dark side, if you read my stuff, you’ll discover pretty quick that, at base and in my heart, I’m a big, sappy, pie in the sky idealist, and that I always want the light to win, love to win, the good guys to win, compassion to win, the bad guys to be redeemed or at least to find love…even if they have to crawl through mud and blood and crazy sex and betrayal and broken fingernails to get there.

Of course, not all of them make it…but I always hope that they will.

Other stuff: I have a background in journalism and political history, and a Master’s degree in the latter. I love to travel and to interact with different cultures and histories and I’ve traveled a fair bit (although never enough – there are always new places to see!).  I’ve also lived a lot of different places, including all over the United States where I was born, as well as stints in Europe, Australia and now Asia, including a few years in India and now a few in Thailand.

Currently, I live and work full-time as a writer in Bangkok, Thailand, where I have a beautiful view of a Buddhist wat right out the window while I write.

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