Megan Chance introduces The Shadows and provides an exclusive first look at her Victorian fantasy romance.
Imagine that one day a legend comes to life before your eyes.
In Victorian New York City, Grace Knox is overwhelmed by her family’s problems and old myths are far from her mind. But when the Irish Fianna—a mythical band of warriors—suddenly appear, Grace is reluctantly dragged into their orbit. The legend says that the Fianna, Ireland’s original superheroes, lie in an enchanted sleep, waiting to be called back in Ireland’s time of need. So who called them and why? Why are they in New York instead of Ireland? And as for the myth about a Druid priestess who must sacrifice her life to end a legendary curse—what has Grace to do with any of it?
I’ve always loved history and fantasy and romance, and I used them all create the world of Grace Knox, a normal girl who finds herself at the center of an ancient prophecy that could cost her everything; the Fianna warrior Diarmid, who is torn between love and duty; and Patrick Devlin, Grace’s childhood friend, who offers Grace his heart and his hand, and who has a dangerous role of his own to play.