Best Left in the Shadows #2020

Best Left in the Shadows Mark Gelineau Joe King Best Left in the Shadows A Highside girl Beaten Murdered Her body found on a Lowside dock A magistrate comes looking for answers For justice Alys trades and sells secrets among the gangs and factions of Lowside She is a daugh

  • Title: Best Left in the Shadows
  • Author: Mark Gelineau Joe King
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  • Best Left in the Shadows Mark Gelineau Joe King A Highside girl Beaten Murdered Her body found on a Lowside dock A magistrate comes looking for answers For justice Alys trades and sells secrets among the gangs and factions of Lowside She is a daughter of the underworld Bold Cunning Free When an old lover asks for help, she agrees For a price Together, they travel into the dark heart of the underworld in seaA Highside girl Beaten Murdered Her body found on a Lowside dock A magistrate comes looking for answers For justice Alys trades and sells secrets among the gangs and factions of Lowside She is a daughter of the underworld Bold Cunning Free When an old lover asks for help, she agrees For a price Together, they travel into the dark heart of the underworld in search of a killer.
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    1. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Another highly entertaining entry into the Echoes of the Ascended novellas series by Mark Gelineau and Joe King, Best Left in the Shadows proves yet again these authors have big plans for their fantasy world, are talented enough to fulfill those dreams, and are far from a one trick pony, as each series is a unique story all its own.Here Alys is a tough, streetsmart Lowsider Selling secrets to the various gangs and crime bosses of the seedy underside of the capi [...]

    2. This was one hell of a ride Alys seems like a very complex and intriguing character and I certainly want to know about her She is a bad ass lady with a righteous heart,even though she s probably not aware of this.Daxton investigates the murder of a young woman and needs Alys s help To say that there s some chemistry between them would be an understatement because there is so much chemistry between them that the chemistry itself seems to be a character on its own.The story is very interesting an [...]

    3. ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I m quite surprised by how much I liked this story The first few pages reminded me of reading a Sherlock Holmes story You have murder or what seems to be one , mystery, crazy plot twists that I really did see coming, lots of action, badass characters and even a hint of romance I always love reading a book with a strong female main character that knows what she wants and what s important, she makes stuff happen I liked Alys s personalit [...]

    4. A rich girl from the right side of town was beaten and brutally murdered Her body was found in the wrong part of town and it will surely draw attention.Best Left in the Shadows was a miss for me largely because it s among my least favorite tropes Forbidden love, wrong side of the tracks, and detective tale wrapped up into one is a hard sell for me, but I wanted to continue the Echoes of Ascended series so I read it anyway.The story revolves around Alys and her former lover Dax Alys is from the w [...]

    5. Zabavni karakteri sa ocitom prosloscu koji su ponovo spojeni zbog resavanja ubistva Ostalo sve mi je dosta meh sam svet, likove koje srecemo pa i sama misterija oko ubistva Nije lose ali vec vidjeno i nekako dosadno.A ocekivao sam da ce mi se ovo najvise svideti u ovom serijalu.

    6. Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes The Echoes of the Ascended is a series that follows four different characters in stories set in the same universe but not all in the same genre Of the book in this series that I ve read so far, this was my favourite.A noble lady has been killed and is found at the lower parts of the city It s simply a case of bringing the murderer to justice, but these things are never simple, unfortunately.First of all, it read like a Victorian murder mystery If it h [...]

    7. This is the third novella from Gelineau and King There are four distinct series under the Echoes of the Ascended banner, all taking place in the same world Each has a different feel The first three series, those featuring Elinor, Ferran, and Alys take place somewhat around the same time The fourth, which is a YA series that begins in December, jumps us back five years and follows Roan and Kay, along with the protagonists from the other three series.It s an unorthodox approach, but I applaud the [...]

    8. Hi everybody Mark here from Gelineau and King Joe and I wanted to share our latest novella with you and tell you a bit about it here.Best Left in the Shadows is our fantasy crime story It s equal parts murder and mystery, banter and action, lies and betrayal, all coming together in a crazy cocktail We think there s a whole lot of fun to be had as you meet the cast of crooked and cunning characters that are the denizens of the dark alleys of Lowside.The series follows Alys, our tough, streetwise, [...]

    9. Best left in the shadows by Mark Gelineau and Joe king.A Highside girl Beaten Murdered Her body found on a Lowside dock A magistrate comes looking for answers For justice.Alys trades and sells secrets among the gangs and factions of Lowside She is a daughter of the underworld Bold Cunning Free When an old lover asks for help, she agrees For a price.Together, they travel into the dark heart of the underworld in search of a killer.And really enjoyable read with great characters I liked alys and da [...]

    10. 5 Words Crime, friendship, loyalty, poverty, dark.I think I m in love with Alys.She s dark and dry and darkly funny in a dry way And she s vicious, both with actions and words.This is a very different side to the Echoes of the Ascended world This book was the least fantasy of the lot, it could almost have been set in historical London if it wasn t for the Razor making an appearance I absolutely loved this and can t wait for the next one I received a copy of this for free via NetGalley for review [...]

    11. Reviewed on my blog Books by Proxy4 StarsGelineau and King take precedence over my reading pile as once again we return for a flying but highly satisfying visit to the world of Aedaron Following the story of Alys, we are treated to another sub genre shift as we enter Prionside in this fantastical detective noir, where the inhabitants of Highside and Lowside are divided by than just distance.Following my ever increasing enjoyment of the previous novellas, A Reaper of Stone and Rend the Dark, I h [...]

    12. Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for a chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review My review can also be found on our blog Paein and Ms4TuneI can t help it I m addicted Best Left In The Shadows is the third book in An Echo of the Ascended and my third book in three days This novella series is all set in a fantasy world called Aedaron, but each book follows different groups of characters in different stories I love that this book had a completely different feel to the previ [...]

    13. I really like the Echoes of the Ascended series Mark Gelineau and Joe King The of the novellas I read, the complete the world of Aedaron is While A Reaper of Stone focused on the marches, this novella examines class, poverty and the criminal underworld of the capital city, Resa It reads like a gritty Victorian murder mystery with enough twists and turns to keep you excited to the very end, which is why I cannot wait for the second part.I am really enjoying the strong and intelligent female lea [...]

    14. Swashbuckling mystery Nope, there are no pirates in this book, but the word swashbuckling came to mind while I was reading it Must be because the story has scenes in docks, canals, dark alleys, and brothels Plus there are battles involving swords, knives and a big ass scythe being handled by a kickass heroine.Like with the previous Ascended books, I really love the characters and their dynamic The female lead Alys is different from the heroines in Reaper and Rend the Dark, but she s just as comp [...]

    15. Best Left in the Shadows is a short story a fantasy that contains a mystery A well born girl is found dead in the slum area, so a well born magistrate comes looking for answers He s guided around by a low born gal with whom he has a romantic past They re an interesting contrast to each other one is idealistic, the other very practical Both can fight well, and they get the chance to do it They ask questions, follow clues, and unravel the truth.The characters were interesting, varied, and played w [...]

    16. This is the first book in the Best Left in the Shadows series A Highside girl Beaten Murdered Her body found on a Lowside clock A magistrate comes looking for answers For justice Alys trades and sells secrets among the gangs and factions of Lowside She is a daughter of the underworld Bold Cunning Free When an old lover asks for help, she agrees for a price Together they travel into the dark heart of the underworld in search of a killerI awarded this story three stars plainly for the fact it was [...]

    17. An engaging fantasy novella involving the disappearance of a young woman of good family who turns up dead on the wrong side of town A sharp investigator teams up with a street wise woman born to the underworld and together they search for clues as to why a girl of noble breeding would turn up in Lowside.The interaction between Dax and Alys is electric we soon find out that they have a romantic history that still sparks Alys is a woman of many talents, both clever and dangerous She leads her form [...]

    18. Another little gem from this duo Alys is your typical tough woman from the slums , but she has carved out a comfortable life trading secrets between gangsters, politicians, whores, and whomever has something valuable to share Daxton is the other side of the coin, a nobleborn idealist cop Naturally these two have a history So they gallivant around Lowside attempting so solve a murder A tiny bit cliched But it was a fun read and Alys is a great character, despite the cliches.While I enjoy these li [...]

    19. This is a fun short story and definitely gets you intrigued about the world these characters are in And who wouldn t love a kick butt, take no names, heroine

    20. ARC kindly provided by Gelineau and King via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Review Best Left in the Shadows is the third novella in the An Echo of the Ascended series and the first in the Alys series Under the An Echo of the Ascended series are four DISTINCT series, they are Elinor , Ferran , Alys and Roan and Kay It takes place in the mythical and fantastical world of Aedaron The novella follows Alys s story and is as captivating, enthralling and enchanting as the blurb sounds.Best [...]

    21. Original Review HereHaving read a few novellas by Joe King and Mark Galineau, I was beginning to understand the worlds they were creating and the type of magic they liked to use I was looking forward to Best Left in Shadows and that enthusiasm was well rewarded it read as their best yet.When considering why I thoroughly enjoyed this one than the rest, it came down to the plot Despite being set in their world of magic etc, it was just a straightforward murder case that forced two people with a p [...]

    22. Thank you to the author for a chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.Publish date 15th November 2015Full review can also be found on Paein and Ms4Tune s Book BlogThis story was completely different to the other two There was barely anything relating it to the previous books except that I know Alys went to the same orphanage as the others and the Razors from book 1 were mentioned This was far of a mystery based story and the least like a fantasy story beyond it s other world s [...]

    23. This was originally posted on my blog.I received an ARC via NetGalley to read review.So back when I first joined NetGalley, I found Mark Gelineau and Joe King s Echoes of the Ascended Basically, they have a number of series all set in the same world This is the first book in the Best Left in the Shadows series and is the third series overall in the Echoes of the Ascended.I ve reviewed a few of their novellas before and really liked them so I went into this expecting to also really enjoy this one [...]

    24. The book blurb A Highside girl Beaten Murdered Her body found on a Lowside dock A magistrate comes looking for answers For justice Alys trades and sells secrets among the gangs and factions of Lowside She is a daughter of the underworld Bold Cunning Free When an old lover asks for help, she agrees For a price Together, they travel into the dark heart of the underworld in search of a killer Alys is a very intriguing character, she is strong and forceful dominant in her encounters and her relation [...]

    25. When I saw this cover on Netgalley I immediately had to check out the book summary The cover was that great looking I normally don t read novellas The reason being that I often find there to be a big lack of world building and I always want just a bit I was pleasantly surprised with this one The world building was there and even better I could actually see the dingy oily Lowside in my mind I loved the characters and the fact that their past effects how they work together for better and for wors [...]

    26. I am going to start this review off with saying, I am a huge sucker for a Galineau King novella Echoes of the Ascended is one of my favorite series to reach recently, and they aren t even full books Every novella is like a little torture so good, but so short lived.Best Left in the Shadows follows one of our orphans Alys as she runs around and just plain runs Lowside, the poor and criminal neighborhood of the city She gets tangled up in a high profile murder investigation when her ex lover Dax c [...]

    27. I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my unbiased review of it The opinions stated are entirely my own.Best Left in the Shadows is an engaging read from Mark Gelineau and Joe King Alys is called upon by a friend to help solve a murder of a young lady who was born into a family with an old name and thereby old blood which holds influence The person asking her for help is an old love of Alys Alys trades in secrets and information and she s good at what she does so she knows what [...]

    28. Why you should read it One of the most engaging and well written fantasy novellas I ve ever read Crime Police novels are not my thing but I was completely sucked into the world of Best Left in the Shadows from the very first page I was invested in Alys s story and the longer Alys and Dax were together, the I enjoyed Dax s personality Alys was a total BAMF and carried the story but all the supporting characters were wicked cool and had their own special flare that added another rich layer.The wo [...]

    29. Best Left in the Shadows by Mark Gelineau and Joe King is another cracking novella in their fantasy series This time, a sort of police proecdural.When a Highside girl if found beaten and murdered near a Lowside dock, a lawman, named Daxton, from the good side of the tracks shows up to find out what happened He forms an alliance with a woman, named Alys, who is adept at fighting and familiar with the Lowside She will help guide him in his investigation and provide introductions where necessary, l [...]

    30. Best Left in the Shadows ha sido otra novela corta de Mark Gelineau y Joe King que me result muy satisfactoria de leer Me gust tanto como Faith and Moonlight y, al igual que en esa, creo que los personajes son lo mejor Kay y Roan son adorables, pero Alys y Dax son incre bles Trama Sencilla, r pida, sin complicaciones e interesante El suspenso no se puede extender por muchas p ginas porque es una historia corta, pero a n as logra atraparte y convencerte de leerla de un tir n Personajes Alys es un [...]

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