Ink and Shadows Book One of Ink and Shadows Kismet Andreas lives in fear of the shadows For the young tattoo artist the shadows hold than darkness He is certain of his insanity because the dark holds creatures and c

  • Title: Ink and Shadows
  • Author: Rhys Ford
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  • Page: 270
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  • Book One of Ink and Shadows Kismet Andreas lives in fear of the shadows For the young tattoo artist, the shadows hold than darkness He is certain of his insanity because the dark holds creatures and crawling things only he can see monsters who hunt out the weak to eat their minds and souls, leaving behind only empty husks and despair And if there s one thing KismetBook One of Ink and Shadows Kismet Andreas lives in fear of the shadows For the young tattoo artist, the shadows hold than darkness He is certain of his insanity because the dark holds creatures and crawling things only he can see monsters who hunt out the weak to eat their minds and souls, leaving behind only empty husks and despair And if there s one thing Kismet fears than being hunted it s the madness left in its wake The shadowy Veil is Mal s home As Pestilence, he is the youngest and most inexperienced of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, immortal manifestations resurrected to serve and cull mankind Invisible to all but the dead and insane, the Four exist between the Veil and the mortal world, bound to their nearly eternal fate Feared by other immortals, the Horsemen live in near solitude but Mal longs to know than Death, War and Famine Mal longs to be human To interact with someone other than lunatics or the deceased When Kismet rescues Mal from a shadowy attack, Pestilence is suddenly thrust into a vicious war where mankind is the prize, and the only one who has faith in Mal is the human the other Horsemen believe is destined to die.

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    1. Rhys Ford

      Rhys Ford is an award winning author with several long running LGBT mystery, thriller, paranormal, and urban fantasy series and was a 2016 LAMBDA finalist with her novel, Murder and Mayhem She is published by Dreamspinner Press and DSP Publications.She s also quite skeptical about bios without a dash of something personal and really, who doesn t mention their cats, dog and cars in a bio She shares the house with Yoshi, a grumpy tuxedo cat and Tam, a diabetic black pygmy panther, as well as a ginger cairn terrorist named Gus Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird and enjoys murdering make believe people.

    348 thoughts on “Ink and Shadows”

    1. Cross-posted at Outlaw Reviews and at Shelf InflictedHaving already read two Rhys Ford stories, I knew I was going to enjoy her first novel in a new urban fantasy series. I expected complex and believable characters, frenetic pacing, and a unique storyline. While the story mostly met my expectations, there were a lot of flaws that were difficult for me to overlook. First, the pacing could have been more consistent. There was so much exposition in parts of the story that slowed my reading down en [...]

    2. I was lucky enough to get an ARC to read from Rhys. I was warned it wasn't a romance and you know what? I went into the book excited becauseRhys Ford.She was right. There is no romance in this book. It is pure Urban Fantasy. And this is usually not my genre of choice. I will admit this. But her words captured me from the first page and I was completely enamored into the story.Right away we start with this:And then the rest of the story is:and I felt like this most of the time:andandand the chara [...]

    3. So this was differentFull Disclosure hereI listened to this audio book for 2 reasons and 2 reasons only1. it was written by Rhys Ford & 2. it's narrated by Greg Tremblay because I'm telling you this is so much 'NOT' my type of book butRhys Ford? Really, there's no way I was going to never read/listen to this story. I admit I've owned the book for a while butdamn when I saw it on audio, wellwillpower I has none. Thank heavens because I loved itI really and seriously loved it.This is a bit of [...]

    4. ARC of Ink and Shadows provided by the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. This review has been cross-posted at Reviews by Jessewave.First, I need to say that Ink and Shadows is not a romance. Though we see the beginnings of a relationship between Death/Shi and War/Ari, we only see a hint of one between Pestilence/Mal and Kismet. There is no sex at all. The story focuses completely on the Horsemen solving the mystery of the Veil thinning and breaking and how Kismet plays [...]

    5. ETA: link to my review Gay.Guy.Reading and FriendsI'm writing a review for Gay.Guy.Reading and Friends. I'll add a link when it's available.4.5 immortal starsI received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Highly recommend!

    6. There is something I don't like to admit about myself. I get scared and startled easily.Yes, I am a wuss. I turn into a quivering pile of shuddering terror around horror stories. It's true. I get nightmares easily and figure, hey! No reason to bring that shit to my playground, right? So I avoid horror movies and books whenever I can. Which is most of the time.When I was offered Ink and Shadows for review I did read the blurb, but what I was thinking was "Rhys Ford and Greg Tremblay together? Win [...]

    7. Lots of dark, creepy imagery. Ford can clearly do horror. Not sure I'd want to sit in the dark and listen to this one!A little confusing at times as its sets up a new verse, could be a lack of focus on my part - do feel I need to re-read to get to grips with it. Veil and shadow worlds wrapped around human reality is a tricksy concept to grasp.Not a romance, yet, though the groundwork is here for two of them; this is the start of a series and I think my opinion of it will be set more by reading t [...]

    8. Death selected a ripe orange from the fruit bowl, hitching himself farther back onto the kitchen counter, the marble cold under him, even through the thickness of the low-slung cotton pants he'd tugged on after his workout.You usually get a feeling for how things are going to go with a new book by the first few pages, but I knew from the very first sentence that I was going to enjoy this book. It was absolutely epic, a really interesting and fast paced story, great world-building and fascinating [...]

    9. This is not a romance, it's an epic adventure. These are the four horsemen of the apocalypse but completely reimagined in how they work, why, their parts to play in the universe and who they are as beings away from the tasks they perform. There's simmering, erotically charged sexual tension between War and Death and the whole will they, won't they, "let's not mess up our friendship and of course there's the world to consider", was amazing. Death was my favorite, he's the leader, the soul of the [...]

    10. 3.5 starsSolid writing from Rhys Ford. I love her writing style. I think this is the lowest rating I've given one of her books. Well it's not the writing or the story, it was me. I could not get into it, and I'm sad that I wasn't able to grasp it like I would have liked to. I went into this book knowing UF is not really my thing. I liked a lot of the story. I loved the introductions of all the characters. I liked the religious aspects of some of it. I wish the world building and I would have got [...]

    11. 22'5 Estoy dentro de la minoría con este libro.Me ha aburrido mucho. He saltado párrafos y conversaciones durante casi todo el libro.Salto de punto de vista de narrador continuo haciendo confusa la lectura.Y el romance. que no he encontrado aún mirando con lupa.Al terminar el libro me he quedado igual que al principioEte libro no era para mí :-[

    12. When Rhys offered me an advanced copy of Ink And Shadows, I was excitedd terrified. Urban Fantasy and I do not get along well at all. Honestly because I do not have the patience for complex world building.My fears were groundless. I got caught up in what was happening right from the first page. By the time I realized that yes, there was world building going on, I was already so invested in the characters that there was no time to be bored. I wish more UF books were structured like this.The mix o [...]

    13. I read the blurb for this but I did not know it was not a "romance" but was paranormal fantasy. But there are love connections in this book. Two in fact and they could be the makings of some very hot scenes in the future. The world building was incredible. But what do you expect, it's Rhys Ford! It was a dark book with very interesting characters. The biblical references were there as actual people.The Four HoursemenFaithHope CharityPeaceBut they don't act the way you think they would. And they [...]

    14. I usually write my reviews immediately after reading so that I don’t forget anything. This isn’t the case with this one. I’ve had to sleep on this, just to make sure that I’m giving it the proper rating and review. You see, typically, I hate too much detail in a story. It drives me nuts. Just get to it and let MY imagination take me there. Well…I had to trust the author to not only develop my imagination, but keep interested throughout this book. Yes, it’s an Urban Fantasy. Yes, it [...]

    15. UPDATE:While reading the length of this book, one star. <----- That pretty much sums up the state of editing in this book. Hence the rating. ==================I was sooooo looking froward to this book! This is pre-Kai Gracen universe, I was told. But the moment I dug in. *sigh* I expected horror elements, of course, but not like this :/ This is a horror, alright. This. Is. Frigging terrible. Who "edited" this book? They really need to be fired. Like 3 years ago. Before this mess came out :/Wa [...]

    16. I wasn’t too sure what to expect with this book, but the blurb really intrigued me! I was absolutely blown away by this storyline! It is incredibly unique and original and, quite frankly, it was a breath of fresh air from the usual books that I read.It is mainly about the Four Horsemen. I’m sure we’ve all heard of them at one point or another. They are biblical figures who bring about many disasters to human beings (i.e starvation, diseases, wars). The novel follows each of these immortal [...]

    17. 4.25 stars from me. Great start to a new fantasy series by Rhys, based on the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Took me a while to get into it I have to admit, there's a helluva lot to take in but once I'd gotten hooked, there was no stopping me and unbelievably, for a Rhys Ford series, there was no sex whatsoever!! Loads of world building, character development and typically wonderful writing. Greg's narration was superb as usual, and his British/French accents were kickass!!I loved the Horsemen [w [...]

    18. This is the first book in a new Urban Fantasy series with several gay lead characters, but romance is barely part of the story, if at all, so do not expect it.The Four Horsemen, Death, War, Pestilence and Famine are immortals who live on earth, hidden behind the Veil which shrouds the Fae, Darkfae and other immortals, like the Vitues: Faith Charity, Peace and Hope (among others like Gluttony, Lust and Luck) from the sight of mortals. Except crazies and seers can sometimes see them. Kismet is lik [...]

    19. 4.5 HeartsKismet lives day to day, trying to survive the things that stir in his mind, ward off the monsters that lurk in the shadows, and come to him when he is alone, encroaching on his mind, and sending him closer to madness. Only the sweet bliss of drugs stops him from seeing the shadowy monsters he knows are always there. Mal is the underdog of the Four Horsemen. As the newly appointed Pestilence he has to learn to fit in with the other three, after the last Pestilence moved on. He is dismi [...]

    20. I love Ford's work. There is no doubt about that. However, I kind of had a hard time following this one. Maybe because I read this on vacation and I wasn't really getting into it like I normally do? Maybe because I started reading this while already having some beers in me at almost Midnight? Maybe it was because so many people have 2 names? So we have The Four Horsemen plus Faith, Charity, Hope, and Peace. I kind of wanted more about how this started. (view spoiler)[So, if they die, how do they [...]

    21. Very interesting and different story from most UF, and definitely different from the other Rhys Ford books I have read. Very enjoyable characters; the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are front and center, and are the good guys. Low heat factor, which was fine, as the plot kept me interested and erroneous sex may have detracted from that. Kismet is a tormented being who you can't help but feel sorry for; he gets under your skin and he had me bursting at the seams with protective instinct. Mal app [...]

    22. Another perfectly written work by Rhys Ford. This author really knows how to craft a paragraph and lets the story evolve through poetry and pacing.Having just finished the book I'm overwhelmed

    23. I was a bit nervous about reading Ink and Shadows, mainly because of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. I thought it might be a bit too religious for me, and I’m not a big fan of those types of stories, but, having just finished listening to Black Dog Blues, I was very impressed with how Rhys Ford and Greg Tremblay brought that one together.From the moment I turned on the audio for Ink and Shadows, I was totally captivated by Greg Tremblay’s outstanding narrating skills. Not to mention tha [...]

    24. This is a unique story, it uses the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse as the center characters. The best way I can describe them is anti-heroes. Death(Shi), War (Ari), Famine (Min) and Pestilence (Mal) become involved with a human, Kismet who can see them. He has always been able to see into the "Veil" where the Horsemen, along with other immortals, and assorted wraiths coexist. Because of this, Kismet relies on heroin to keep the specters at bay. Mal relates to the young man's loneliness. Mal rea [...]

    25. I really loved this and can't wait to see where Rhys Ford takes the series. Not really a romance, but there are bits and pieces showing us where the two couples are likely to end uphopefully anyway. This story was beautifully written and just as beautifully narrated (Greg Tremblay for the win again!!!) with great characters. Just loved it!!

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