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Novel of the Shadowspawn Series

S. M. Stirling
A Taint in the Blood by S. M. Stirling
The Council of Shadows by S. M. Stirling

Novel of the Shadowspawn Series : Titles in Order

Book 2
S. M. Stirling—the New York Times bestselling author of the Novels of the Change—continues his “exciting new Urban Fantasy trilogy”* in which the fate of humanity rests in the bloody hands of those who are far from human…  Adrian Breze has long defied his pure-bred Shadowspawn heritage as part of an ancient race of shapeshifters who once reigned supreme. But when his ruthless sister Adrienne kidnapped his human lover Ellen, he emerged from seclusion to rescue her.  Before her defeat, Adrienne revealed that the Council of Shadows was marshalling its strength to rule the world once again. To stop them, Adrian and Ellen must ally with the Brotherhood, a resistance group dedicated to breaking the Council’s hold on humankind.In the coming confrontation, Adrian must fight not only the members of the Council but also his own nature…and, he will come to suspect, traitors within the Brotherhood itself…
Book 1
From S. M. Stirling, the “master of speculative fiction” (Library Journal) and the author of the New York Times bestselling Novels of the Change, comes a new vision, as a man battles the dark forces of the world—including those in his own blood…

            Aeons ago, Homo nocturnus ruled the Earth. Possessing extraordinary powers, they were the source of all manner of myths and legends. Though their numbers have been greatly reduced, they exist still—though not as purebreds.

Adrian Brézé is one such being. Wealthy and reclusive, he is more Shadowspawn than human. He rebelled against his own kind, choosing to live as an ordinary man, fighting against his darker nature. But Adrian’s sister is determined to bring back the reign of the Shadowspawn, and now she has struck him at his weakest point by kidnapping his human lover, Ellen.                             

To save Ellen—and perhaps all of humanity—Adrian must rejoin a battle he swore he would never fight again.

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