After a selfish life and an attempt at
suicide, Justus is forced to become the Knight Shade.
Although he still lives, he must guide souls to the Gates
when they call. His talisman is a Knight of Swords tarot
card, which becomes an actual sword when he walks in
One night, Justus is summoned to guide
the soul of a young girl, Sally, to the gates. They become
separated, and he knows he must save her. Only her brother
Billy has a strong enough tie to her to help Justus find
her. Can they save Sally before itís too late?
Knight Shade is another
example of why I love Kiernan Kellyís work. Justus is an
incredibly flawed hero due to his bitterness and his badly
lived former life, but he is sympathetic and I truly wanted
to see him achieve some happiness at last. Billyís guilt
over the death of his sister is believable and
heart-wrenching. The terrible realms they must pass through
in order to save Sally lent suspense to the tale. The
world-building was excellent, especially for the length. I
really enjoyed the unusual ideas of this story. If youíre
looking for a very different tale with a tortured hero,
action and suspense, and a sweetly satisfying ending, pick
up Knight Shade!