As Shadows Fade

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Penguin, 2009 - Fiction - 350 pages
6 Reviews
Demons, enemies of both mortal and the undead, have found their way to Earth. To defeat them, Victoria Gardella proposes an alliance between her slayers and Lilith's vampires. But the vampire queen wants the former slayer Max Pesaro in return for her cooperation--a small price for the world, but a price Victoria is unwilling to pay...
 

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User Review  - krau0098 - LibraryThing

This is the fifth and final book in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles. It did a nice job of tying things up and resolving the main story. I really enjoyed the characters, the action, and the plot ... Read full review

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User Review  - arbjames - LibraryThing

This is the last book in the series, and I think it was well worth the wait. Victoria finally makes her decision about which man she wants to share her life with, and the final battle with Lilith ... Read full review

Contents

Where in the Marchioness Is Without an Escort
6
Wherein Our Heroines Serviced Are Engaged
18
In Which Our Heroine Dredges Up a Past Event to the Dismay of Her Companion
30
A Dark Battle
46
In Which Max Takes the Long Road Home
57
An Unwelcome Summons
70
Wherein Sebastian Swears Off Women
85
Wherein a Frothy Pink Confection Leaved Little to the Imagination
102
In Which Our Heroine Finds Herself Between a Rocky Wall and a Hard Place
205
The Negotiation
221
In Which Sebastian Exercises Unusual Prudence
235
A Parting of Ways
252
Of Dreams and Sacrifice and the Incurrence of a Debt
260
The Visitation
271
In Which Our Heroine Chafes at the Bit
286
Wherein Our Heroine Sets the Record Straight
297

In Which Our Heroes Accept Their Mission
118
In Which Sebastian Acquires Reading Material
137
In Which a Vampire Is Taken in by a Pretty Face
151
Wherein Sebastian Is Reminded That Hell Hath No Fury
168
In Which We Observe Venators in Their Natural Habitat
184
The Trial Commences
198
In Which Victoria Receives the Most Unpleasant of Surprises
308
In Which the Vampire Queen Invited Her Companion to Dine
316
The Temptation of Sebastian Vioget
324
Two Farewells and a Shocking Instance in Which Victoria and Max Agree
330
Wherein We Are Assured That Though Nothing Will Change All Will Be Well
338
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About the author (2009)

Colleen Gleason lives near Ann Arbor with her husband and children. She has an English degree and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Before writing full-time, she worked in the sales and marketing side of health care and insurance products. She has managed large sales forces, worked in start-up companies, and owned her own business. Colleen loves to hear from her readers, and can be contacted through her website.

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