Shadow Hunter by B.R. Kingsolver

October 29th, 2019 Kimberly Review 14 Comments

29th Oct
Shadow Hunter by B.R. Kingsolver
Shadow Hunter
by B.R. Kingsolver
Series: Rosie O'Grady's Paranormal Bar and Grill #1
Narrator: Madeleine Dauer
Length: 6 hours and 53 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
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Rating:One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Narration: 4.5 cups Speed: 1.3x

When my magic manifested at puberty, my parents sold me to the Illuminati. They trained me as an assassin, spy, and thief. But when they sent me to steal a magical artifact that reveals Truth in all things, I discovered that I was working for the Dark and not the Light. The Illuminati trained me well, and paid the ultimate price for their deception.

Thousands of miles away, I landed a job in a quirky little bar. But the scattered remnants of the Order still strive for world domination, and no one leaves the Illuminati alive.

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Shadow Hunter by B.R. Kingsolver is the first audiobook in the Rosie O’Grady’s Paranormal Bar and Grill urban fantasy series and it’s narrated by Madeleine Dauer. It offered an interesting premise, new beginnings and enough bite to have me looking for the next audiobook in the series.

We meet a young assassin trained and sold to the Illuminati when her magic manifested around puberty. She is one of their best hunters until she learns that not everything is black and white, dark and light, good vs evil. She leaves the order with a bang, abandoning everything she knows and takes back her birth name Erin. In hiding, she accepts a job as a bartender in a supernatural pub in the rural town of Westport.

While the story wasn’t perfect and Erin’s background and lack of social experience clashed with what I expected of a highly trained hunter, the storyline was well-paced with a mix of humor, snark, building of friendships and suspense as murders involving vampires plagued the town. 

There is a little romantic interest from others, but Erin is inexperienced and getting her footing, but things could develop as the series progresses. The world-building isn’t complex and provided throughout as needed which kept the flow moving but also left me with questions.

Madeleine Dauer narrated and I thought she did an excellent job with Erin and secondary characters. She helped amp up the suspense and emotions along with intensifying some key battle scenes.

Rosie O’Grady’s Paranormal Bar and Grill series currently has three books out in KU and paperback. Each with over two hundred four-star ratings. I am looking forward to Night Stalker and Dark Dancer on audio.

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About B.R. Kingsolver

B.R. Kingsolver

BR Kingsolver, author of romance, paranormal thrillers and the Telepathic Clans series, grew up surrounded by writers, artists, myths, and folklore in Santa Fe, The City Different, in the Land of Enchantment.

After living all over the US and exploring the world–from Amsterdam to the Romanian Alps, and Russia to the Rocky Mountains–Kingsolver trades time between Baltimore and Albuquerque. With an education in nursing and biology and a Master’s degree in business, Kingsolver has done everything from construction to newspaper editor and jewelry to computers. Kingsolver, a passionate lifetime skier, currently spends time writing and working with computers while living nine blocks from the harbor in Baltimore as servant in residence to a very demanding cat.

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14 Responses to “Shadow Hunter by B.R. Kingsolver”

  1. Anne

    Sounds interesting but I can’t take on one new thing right now. Fantastic review!

    Anne – Books of My Heart

  2. verushka

    There’s a lot to like in this, though I take your points about the flaws. I am curious about her bc of the Illuminati angle and working for the dark and not the light. That is definitely interesting!