Monday, January 22, 2018

Review: Shadow Warrior by Michelle Diener

Title: Shadow Warrior
Author: Michelle Diener
Series: Sky Raiders #3
Publication: January 22nd 2018 by Eclipse

Genre: Science Fiction
Purchase Links: Amazon 
Rating: 4/5

Taya and Garek have survived the worst of what the sky raiders and their own fellow Illians have thrown at them. But now, they’ll have to deal with both their enemies working together.

As three of the Illian states close in on what they see as the weakness of West Lathor, Garek and Taya have to shore up their defences, call in favors, and forge friendships with whoever they can to protect their friends and family. When the signs that there is an alliance between an Illian liege and the sky raiders becomes harder to ignore, they have to face the fact that they may be defeated.

The arrival of a new group of sky raiders, looking for information and help, opens up a new possibility. Garek sees no choice but to make a deal with the devil, but the gamble is, will the enemy of their enemy help them, or betray them?

Oh my gosh, this was such an amazing ending to an equally amazing trilogy! I can't believe how totally absorbed I was with Shadow Warrior. I even stayed up late because I just needed to finish this book. And that's not something that happens to me a lot anymore. The action is what made this a huge page-turner but the varied characters and their final battle against the sky raiders is what really made this book special. I was more than hooked!

Shadow Warrior was easily my favorite book out of all three, which is another thing that doesn't happen a lot to me because usually I'm not the biggest one of last books in a trilogy or series so it's a pretty huge deal that this one was my favorite. The cover is also a big contender for my favorite book cover of 2018. I just love it so much.

The first book was a little bit of a rocky start but the characters in the books, especially Taya, have grown on me so much. I also thought Garek was beyond amazing in the story but Taya definitely stole the spotlight. The character developement of her was so incredible, you could just see her growing through the three books. She was absolutely badass and fearless in this book. I adore her!

As the last book of the Sky Raiders trilogy, Shadow Warrior was an excellent conclusion. If you're looking for an action-packed sci-fi adventure with a strong heroine an swoonworthy hero in the lead, this is the trilogy to start!

Author bio:
Michelle Diener writes historical fiction, fantasy and science fiction. Having worked in publishing and IT, she’s now very happy crafting new worlds and interesting characters and wondering which part of the world she can travel to next.
Michelle was born in London, grew up in South Africa and currently lives in Australia with her husband and two children.

When she’s not writing, or driving her kids from activity to activity, you can find her blogging at Magical Musings, or online at Twitter, at Google+and Facebook.

Check out my reviews of Michelle's other books:

{Science Fiction)
Sky Raiders (Sky Raiders #1) — 3/5★ 
Calling the Chance (Sky Raiders #2) — 4/5★ 
COMING SOON: Shadow Warrior (Sky Raiders #3) 

{Science Fiction}
Dark Horse (Class 5 #1) — 5/5★ 
Dark Deeds (Class 5 #2) — 5/5★ 
Dark Minds (Class 5 #3) — 4/5★ 

{Science Fiction}
Interference & Insurgency (Verdant String) — 4.5/5★ 

Breaking Out Part I (part of Entranced Halloween Box Set — 4/5★ 
Breaking Out Part II — 4/5★ 

The Golden Apple (The Dark Forest #1) — 4/5★ 
The Silver Pear (The Dark Forest #2) — 5/5★ 


{Historical Fiction}
The Emperor's Conspiracy (Regency London #1) 5/5
Banquet of Lies (Regency London #2) 5/5★ 
A Dangerous Madness (Regency London #3) —5/5★ 

 {Historical Fiction}

 {Historical Fiction}
In a Treacherous Court (Susanna Horenbout and John Parker #1) 5/5
Dangerous Sanctuary (Susanna Horenbout and John Parker #1.5) 5/5
Keeper of the King's Secrets (Susanna Horenbout and John Parker #2) 5/5
In Defense of the Queen (Susanna Horenbout and John Parker) 5/5


  1. This sounds like a really cool series! I love that you found the last book to be the best one. It's always nice to have the story end so perfectly. :)

    1. And that's so rare with me. The last book is usually the least best with most series for me.

  2. This is the first time I'm hearing of this series, but I'm so glad you loved how it ends! That's always nice!

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  3. Sadly, Science Fiction is not my cup of tea, but I;m glad you enjoyed it!

  4. I didn't know about this series, but it looks great and I'm glad to hear you loved it! I'll have to check it out :)

    1. I never read anything by Michelle that I haven't loved or at least really liked. ^_^

  5. When we stay up too late to finish a book, it means it's really good! And I'm so glad you enjoyed this last installment, Stephanie.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  6. Science fiction is not a genre I usually read. I got first taste recently and it was ok. This series sounds like it was fun, glad you enjoyed it.

  7. Even though the series had a rocky start it sounds like by the end of it all with this book you are fully convinced that this one is the series for you. I am so glad you could love it so much and enjoy the ending!


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