Shadows Under the Shade – Elysia Dayne: Book Two
Independently Published (2022)
Reviewed by Kathy Stickles for Reader Views (01/2023)
Shadows Under the Shade – Elysia Dayne: Book Two is the second in this exciting series by Wil Chan and it should not be missed by fans of the series. Wil Chan has created a captivating and exciting second installment featuring this wonderful protagonist that I am sure will be as much of a hit with readers as the first book. In addition, book two is one that can stand alone and enchant readers who are new to the series as well as those returning for their second ride.
In the story we find the main character, Elysia Dayne, trying to fight her way back to life and being nursed back to health in the wilderness by Isabella, the princess Elysia was supposed to rescue. As Elysia heals, she finds herself beginning to care for Isabella as much more than a friend as the struggle begins to find their way back to the palace in Astoria. Without giving away too much information, I will tell you that this journey is filled with tons of adventure and danger, as well as lots of soul searching and emotion as these characters try to survive both the world and their awakening feelings.
Shadows Under the Shade is an incredible continuation of the Elysia Dayne series. The quality of Mr. Chan’s writing is exceptional. He has created wonderful and very memorable characters and continues to write them flawlessly. I, as the reader, feel that I can actually understand exactly what the characters are thinking and feeling and I can think of no higher praise than that. In addition, his beautiful descriptions of the places in the book make one feel as if they are there.
Shadows Under the Shade – Elysia Dayne: Book Two is a story full of adventure and emotions and I recommend it to all those who enjoyed the first book, Under an Azure Sky, as well as to all those who just enjoy the fantasy genre and all that it brings. It is a wonderful read full of action and excellent character development and should be read by all. I, for one, cannot wait to see what is next for Elysia Dayne.