Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway: Reign of Shadows by Melissa Wright

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Welcome to my stop for the Excerpt Tour for Reign of Shadows by Melissa Wright! You can see my review of Bound by Prophecy here and Shifting Fate here. I really love this series and can't wait to find out what happens in this third book!!!

***Definitely also check out the author's giveaway here and the Facebook Release Party coming up this Tuesday here!***

Reign of Shadows
(Descendants #3)
By Melissa Wright
YA/NA Urban Fantasy
July 30th 2014

Brianna can see her future, but it’s the past that haunts her. Plans laid in place centuries ago are threatening not only her and her sister, but all of the Seven Lines. As the shadows plot their way to old rule, the visions shift again. Her power has led to some hard choices—and the occasional stab wound—but this set of futures holds nothing but darkness.

Unable to bear the idea of losing the footing they've so recently gained, she turns the soldiers of the Seven. But with shadows hidden among the ranks, can she overcome the path they've set in place, or is she blindly following their lead?

Excerpt 11
Chapter Five

     “Brianna,” Logan said, squeezing her shoulders. “Brianna.” She shook herself, coming back to find him inches away, staring into her eyes. His gaze flicked back and forth, searching for signs of what was now gone. “What was that?”
     She wet her lips. “Brendan,” she said, closing her eyes tight for one long moment. “He’s got Brendan.”
     Logan drew back, not releasing his hold on her. “Wh—” he paused, one side of his face drawing up in confusion. “Brianna …”
     She let out a quick breath, the horror of the vision giving way to the realization of what it meant. “He’s not dead, Logan. Brendan …” But she didn’t want to say, didn’t want to explain that he was so close, so near death. Gods, what had they done to him?
     Hands shaking, she wiped her palms on the leg of her jeans.
     “What can I do, Brianna?”
     “I just …” She didn’t know, didn’t have the slightest idea what it meant, where he was. Her head shook numbly. It was a message. He’d wanted her to see it, wanted her to know that Brendan was alive. That they were killing him. “He was there. The man, the one from the warehouse.” She swallowed against a tight throat, sorting through the images. What was she supposed to do with it? Did he want her to find them? All he’d have to do was show her, let her see where. But he hadn’t, only flashed the scene of Brendan’s body, bloody and bruised as he was dragged through a building. Was he taunting her?
     “I don’t know,” she admitted. “I’m not sure what to do.”
     Logan’s grip loosened, sliding down her arms. “Is that,” he raised a hand to her face, gently brushing the hair back from her cheek, “it wasn’t a prophecy, was it?” He’d seen the difference, the flicker in her pupils replaced by something else. A vacant stare if she had to guess.
     “It’s him,” Brianna said, reeling from the terror of the vision, of feeling that man inside her mind. “He has some way of showing me things.”
     This was beyond Logan’s realm, and he didn’t like not having an answer, a way to protect her. “We’ll find him, Brianna.” His free hand slid down to hers, squeezing a fraction too tight, and he tucked her stray hair behind an ear.
     She saw Brendan’s face again, the mangled mess they’d left of his body, and she leaned into Logan’s palm to gather her courage. “You can’t.” His thumb brushed her cheek, urging her to look at him, and she said, “He’s too strong, Logan. And there’s something about him that’s just not right.”
     He sighed. “We can’t leave him to …” He broke off, frustrated at their lack of information, and said, “Whatever he’s doing, Brianna, it’s wrong. We have to find him. He held you captive. He was working with Morgan.” His list stopped as he realized they had the key.

The other books in the Descendants Series

Shifting Fate (Descendants Series, #2)Shifting Fate
(Descendants #2)
by Melissa Wright

There is a teaser posted here and the first chapter posted here, but beware, it's full of spoilers from the first book.

Purchase from Amazon , Barnes and Noble, and the Book Depository. Can also purchase in audio at iTunes and Audible.

Bound by Prophecy
(Descendants #1)
by Melissa Wright

You can read an excerpt of Bound by Prophecy here.

Get the ebook for FREE on Nook and Kindle. Can also purchase from the Book Depository, and in audio at iTunes and Audible.

About the Author

Melissa Wright is the author of the Frey Saga and the new Descendants series. Melissa spends her time working on novels, but when not writing she can be found on Goodreads and Pinterest.


  1. It wouldn't always be nice to see the future, but it definitely would be interesting!

  2. Darlene Cruz7/25/14, 10:35 AM

    No, I rather not see the future. I' ll go nuts trying to prepare. You have to enjoy what's in front of you. Live for today!

  3. Sarah Bauman7/25/14, 11:31 AM

    No i would not want to see the future, prefer taking life a day at a time.

  4. Oh definitely, seeing into the future could solve an awful lot of problems lol!!! :)

  5. Intriguing .... love the mix of colours :D

  6. I would! It would be cool, but I'd want the choice not to look at some things, like if marriages would work or fall apart lol. It would be cool :)

  7. It would be interesting to see what lies ahead

  8. I think I would

  9. I have been seeing this one around and it does look really good! Thanks for sharing this with us. :)

  10. I really like the colors on this, it is very eye catching!

  11. I'm glad you like it. :)

  12. I think it represents the title pretty well.

  13. It would be interesting, if a little scary.

  14. That's me too. I'd be too worried about my kids!

  15. Me too. Thanks for sharing!

  16. It could solve some problems, couldn't it? I like trusting someone else with my future and making my own though. :)

  17. It seems we're getting about half and half here with those that do and those that don't want to see the future.

  18. I love this series! I love the author too!! :D

  19. Thanks for sharing the excerpt! This series looks so good! I just need to read it now!

  20. Sounds like a good one. And it has an AWESOME cover!

  21. I'd definitely recommend the series. I'm trying to think... The first book may have a few mild swear words, but the others are clean. :)

  22. I'm rather curious about this one myself. :)

  23. Zonell Conant7/27/14, 5:06 PM

    I don't think I would, not if I couldn't alter the outcome

  24. Hmm. That's the brunt of the question, isn't it? Would you want to change the future if you could and would you really want to know what the future holds? Thanks for sharing!

  25. I would love to be able to see the future! Even if I can't change anything, I'd still like to know so I can be better emotionally prepared for whatever's going to happen. Thank you for the giveaway; This is such a neat concept!!

  26. Sara Gathro8/2/14, 3:37 AM

    sorry but no way would i want to see the future. ESPECIALLY not if i couldn't change anything about it. what would be the point?? i can see how it would make for an entertaining book, but it's not something i would ever want in real life.

  27. It would be nice to know what to be prepared for and when. Thanks for sharing!

  28. The MC doesn't really like seeing the future either, so you have that in common. :) It's not like she can see everything or know exactly everything and the actions of today change the future of tomorrow.


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