In the Company of Shadows series description Years after the bombs of WWIII have changed the physical and political landscape, the Agency ruthlessly works behind the scenes to take down rebel groups that threaten the current government Their goals justify all means Hsin Liu Vega Sin is their most efficient and deadly assassin ever However, he tends to go off on unauthIn the Company of Shadows series description Years after the bombs of WWIII have changed the physical and political landscape, the Agency ruthlessly works behind the scenes to take down rebel groups that threaten the current government Their goals justify all means Hsin Liu Vega Sin is their most efficient and deadly assassin ever However, he tends to go off on unauthorized killing sprees and somehow his assigned partners all end up dead under suspicious circumstances That is why the Agency has had him locked up in a box on the fourth floor for years But now they think it is time to put the psychopath back in the field With a new partner.Boyd s mother, a high ranking Agency official, volunteers her teenage son for the position Boyd is not afraid of death In fact, his life has been such an endless cycle of apathy and despair for the last few years that he d welcome it.Can these two broken men form an efficient partnership Can they learn to trust anyone, let alone each other Sin doesn t give a fuck about the Agency, or the androgynous boy who holds the remote to the shock collar that is supposed to control him.On the other hand, Boyd is strangely unafraid of the man everyone calls monster and Sin seems reluctant to let his keeper get himself killed on any missions Yet.__________Status CompleteWord Count 404,241 42 Chapters Epilogue
Fade In the Company of Shadows series description Years after the bombs of WWIII have changed the physical and political landscape the Agency ruthlessly works behind the scenes to take down rebel groups t
AMENDED FINAL REVIEW Additional thoughts Ch 37 42 epilogue March 2, 2013 Good LORD That is some FANTASTICALLY BRILLIANT stuff How can they possibly wrap everything up How will it end What happens to GAHHHHH The last few chapters were so, so, so GOOD I can t evenI justIIGAHHHHH For fans new and old to this series, Sonny Ais did SO RIGHT by us in how they wrapped this all up Fade is the BEST book of the series, and In the Company of Shadows is the BEST series I ve readeverpuntlet thrownAt the end [...]
The best in the series, and the most disturbing, heartbreaking, pull your hair out, weep in agony and joy, God please let me not love worry about all of these characters, fuck it I m losing sleep again bookever You can argue till the death about these characters, and I really feel no one is wrong Why Because they are so realistically written They aren t pretty, they will piss you off, they will make you cry, and all along you just want something wonderful to happend then, it does These books and [...]
I ve just read this for the second time and if anything I enjoyed it even this time This book is incredible, it has everything including humour for which I have to thank Emilio.Original review.Absolutely amazingly brilliant.I read a lot of books and I ve been fortunate enough read some really great ones plus a lot of not so great ones as well but this has to be without a doubt the best, most addictive and compulsive series I ve ever read It s amazing and the fact that I ve 5 starred every book [...]
I m so sad because I never wanted this to end I could read about these characters forever I am in LOVE with series and I can t believe it s OVER I just cant believe it s overCONSUMED these books consumed ME Im guessing here, on the length of this series, but 4000 pages and I m pissed because I can t wake up tomorrow and read MORE This should never end.s I m a greedy bitch and I don t CARE Hsin Sin Oh my sweet psychotic Hsinyou stole my heart I will never forget you.you are the tragic hero that p [...]
Re read 7 15 17d my eyes out again so good Damn these booksey are awesome but I am such a wreck right now I m so happy I made it, and so sad that it s done at the same time.Once again, I am not going into the plot There is no point to do so, because this is book 4 and it can t be read as a stand alone, so those of you who are going to read this one, will already know what and whom it s about Also, I do not want to spoiler anything.What I can tell you however, is that this series, even though har [...]
I wish I would ve met youNow it s a little lateWhat you could ve taught meI could ve saved some faceThey think that your early endingWas all wrongFor the most part, they re rightBut look how they all got strongThat s why I sayHey man nice shotWhat a good shot manThat s why I sayHey man nice shotWhat a good shot manA man has gunHey man, have funNice shotNow that the smoke s goneAnd the air is all clearThose who were right thereGot a new kind of fearYou d fight and you were rightBut they were just [...]
A dismal end to lives forever cast in shadow If I could use only one word to describe Fade that word would be PAIN Fade ripped me apart, had me ugly crying regularly, so much so that I had puffy eyes for about two days straight which led to people constantly asking me if I was okay It necessitated the very first Irish ICoS Support Group being set up and it basically took over my life completely for 9 days So yeah pain But it was a beautiful kind of pain This series was a fabulous experience The [...]
Spoiler FREE and purposely vague review for the whole series If you decide to read this, you NEED to stay away from spoilers.It may sound stupid but now that it s over I don t know what to do with myself I m taking a day off reading because right now I feel that no book can compare I never saw this coming, and I never intended to read it But then Five Boroughs happened and Santino Hassell became one of my favorite authors And then I read After Midnight which I loved And Renee subtly started push [...]
You know that terrible sinking feeling you get when you realize that the alternate universe you ve been living in and loving has just finished Yep, I m feeling it post Fade but it s completely worth it.Here s the thing with In the Company of Shadows it s long It s so long that there were times when I rolled my eyes and felt like all the teeny tiny details were completely unnecessary BUT they weren t The details and inner ramblings served their purpose in helping us love and understand the charac [...]
BIGGEST 5 STARS IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE for this REMARKABLE, PHENOMENAL, ASTONISHING, WONDERFUL, AWESOME BOOK that is Fade ABSOLUTELY MARVELLOUS Question How can you describe THE BEST BOOK you ve read so far How can you describe the last book in the most AMAZING series in the world And I am talking here about a series that kept me up for so many nights and consumed me so much Answer You just can t find the perfect words Stop trying to There are no words to do it justice unfortunately.It was very h [...]
All of those stars in the sky All of those.I can t believe its the end.I m a little mess here I didn t want it to end And I fucking hate it when it s time to finally say goodbye It s just a bit heavy in the chest you know Being attached, protective, caring and in love with the characters and all that shit And yet At the end of it all, you still have to say bye Sigh.Sorry, I m pathetic I know, it s embarrassing But whatever How do you describe a book this good I can t think of any way I can only [...]
I ve been so immersed in this epic story, so living their lives in this futuristic post apocalyptic reality that now that it has ended, I feel empty With that distressful feeling you have every time you end something you know you won t forget Characters that keep coming to your mind, unforgettable quotes burning your brain and so many feels all around sighs loudly while trying not to cry Before I start with my rambling and promising to keep it short and as spoiler free as I can manage, I have so [...]
sniffle I just finished Ugh, my mind is spinning with a wide variety of thoughts and feelings And bittersweetness prevails I can t believe this is the end I can t believe this journey is over But there it was, written in black and white italics The End of In the Company of Shadows sniffle With the last book of the series, it s really inevitable not to incorporate the series as a whole in the rating And that general evaluation would lead to 5 stars Which is weird, since I didn t actually rate any [...]
SPOILERS AHEAD Lately it felt like every truth he ever thought he knew kept turning out to be a lie What we want or need to believe and what s true often get so twisted up and turned around But Fade takes it to a whole new level The intensity level is turned way up for the last installment of the In the Company of Shadows series Despair, longing, action, humor, and suspense bring Fade to life in vivid pain and passion The twists turns, shocks, and connections will keep you on the edge of your se [...]
This book is completely devastating It s incredibly written as always, but it will tear you apart inside For about the first 30%, I was very confused and was struggling to understand just what the hell had happened in the year that Boyd was away.Sin and Boyd had been so happy together but it seemed that this mission would finally be the last straw, the one thing that would have torn them apart, for good I have enjoyed this series than I could have ever hoped, but I have to be honest, this wasn [...]
I NEED MORE STARS Fade is absolutely the BEST book of the series And one of the BEST books I have ever read Everything was perfect the plot, the main characters and the side characters I completely fell in love with them over and over again HsinBoyd view spoiler Burning hot together this books have the hottest scenes I have ever read Amazing hide spoiler The book was a complete roller coaster I felt Pain Hopelessness view spoiler Heart wrenching flashbacks when Boyd thought Sin has died hide spo [...]
ICoS is finished It feels like the end of an era Fade is the epilogue to a rollercoaster of a journey I ll never forget Sin and Boyd will stay with me forever.
I think I need a t shirt that says ICoS ruined my liver because I have never read a book or a series, before this one, that made me want to drink with my morning coffee Not that I did, mind you, but it sure was tempting There was plenty of alcohol consumed at other times of the day, though, and I m pretty sure that s one of the only things that got me through having my heart ripped out and crushed, repeatedly That, and the fabulous ICoS support system around here.ICoS was intense Way intense th [...]
Goddamn it with this series It s managed to completely destroy me and reduce me to a barely functioning human being I m pretty sure everyone s mad at me for completely ignoring them these past few days I couldn t put it down I was up till 2 am reading it Until my eyes were so tired that I couldn t read the next paragraph.I can t believe it s finished I m in shock with everything that happened I don t even know if I m in the best state of mind to write a review Everything is too fresh and I just [...]
M.I.N.D B.L.O.W.I.N.G.ThisBoyd didn t protest when their fingers locked, and Sin tugged him out of the room They disappeared into the shadows, walking away from the unceasing narration that droned during the program, and away from the journalists who had helped them to finish it all.Soon, their boots were crunching on the snow outside Soon, breath ghosted out into the cold air, and Sin led Boyd away from the property.Their hands clasped again, and this time neither let go exactly what kept me fr [...]
5 stars for the whole series the word epic is often used in the reviews, well it s well earned.When I jumped from The Interludes to Fade , I was wondering what was going to happen Well, I didn t have to wait for long it started right away And once again the despair, the anguish, the longing, the questioning oh my, and the hotness I ve been binge reading this last part because I just had to This series is fascinating, insane, addictive, painful, heartbreaking But oh, so much worth it Quite an uni [...]
5 starsTwo cases of wine, 3 boxes of tissues, 4 ruined fingernails, 5 bars of chocolate, 20 days, about 32 breathless I can t believe it , multiple usually horrified Oh No s, and uncountable, emotionally laden OMGs later I m finished with the series Oh, and there may have been the odd Wtf on the way, too And what a read it s been Incredible Fabulous Spectacular Consuming Heart wrenching Oh so heart wrenching Poignant Touching Agonizing Excruciating Overwhelming Steamy and sizzling HOT So many fi [...]
A roller coaster ride of angst and adventure, just breaks your heart Just loved this book, the best written so far Completed at last, congrats to Sonny and Ais on a brilliant ending The top of Boyd s head pressed against the wall and he was sobbing a wretched mess in the middle of chaos and it hurt, it hurt so much.
This series has utterly ruined me for all other series.
When I read the last page of Fade, I felt abandoned.I started reading ICoS on my holiday, and so for the last 5 months it s been part of my reading life, I have questioned some of the twists and turns of the plot, loved and hated various characters and constantly rooted for a properly happy ending.d now its finished To use the word epic is an understatement, this is story telling on a massive scale, over 5000 pages, 5 or 4 volumes depending on which version you read , excluding 1 27 But it s so [...]
03.03.135 starsWow Just wow This book, this whole series, is amazing Every part of it Sure, some of it rambled at times but I still love it.Fade was amazing I don t have the words right now The ending was well worth the wait I m now hoping for some form of continuation of ICoS Whether it be a spin off or back stories I just want Hsin, Boyd and of course Emilio I know I joined the ICoS bandwagon fairly late in the game, but in a way I m grateful for that Unlike my other GR buddies I didn t have [...]
No tengo palabras, qu maravilloso viaje, una de las mejores experiencias lectoras de mi vida.Hsin y Boyd se quedan para siempre conmigo, qu magnifica muestra de c mo evolucionan unos personajes hacen los autores.No quiero ni analizarlo, no son libros perfectos, pero son perfectos dentro de su imperfecci n.
What an ending It was every bit as climatic as it should have been for a series of this length Fade grabs you from the first page and doesn t let go until you ve choked up every last tear It s impossible to really get into specifics without spoiling, but suffice it to say, if you ve come this far you will not be disappointed ETA view spoiler It s been a few days and I m still thinking about Boyd losing his goddamn eyeball I don t think I ve ever come across two characters getting shit on quite a [...]
BR with my bestie, Ele I almost don t want to finish this It s been so much fun living in this world again and experiencing it fresh through her eyes Sin and Boyd have a special place in my heart as one of my favorite couples of all time Hassell and Ais have compiled a page of all things ICoS here.
I m so glad I came back to this Lesson learned I believe this series is best read in long, insomnia inducing stretches There are a lot of dynamic characters, a long complex plot, and an emotional roller coaster that doesn t stop even in the end My five stars are for the story as a whole and characters rather than how I d rate it if this were a published novel If you want to get technical, yeah, it s not completely edited There were some parts that got a little tedious for me, and others where I [...]