Podcast Review: Shadow Hunter Trilogy

I’m a bit behind with my reviews as I’ve had other things on my mind, but more about that in another post later.

Oh, where do I start? I think I’ll tell you about the podcast sequels to Shadow Hunter by Terrence D McLean. The second book in the trilogy is called Chasing Shadows and the third book is Shadows Fall.

I remember when Terry started out with podcasting, about three or so years ago. Those first few episodes betrayed his nerves even though he desperately tried to hide it. But our voice is not easily controlled and I heard the nerves. I admired his courage because I do not believe I would have been able to even start a podcast, let alone to start and conquer the thing that makes us nervous and then go on and record three books. In fact, I know I wouldn’t be able to achieve this accomplishment, so a sincere “well done” must be sent through the airwaves to Terry. And as each episode was published, I knew he was feeling more confident and long before the end of the first book all thoughts of whether or not he was nervous were completely gone. In the second book he introduced guest readers, who adopted particular points of view to read, which gave a new dimension to the characters.

The Shadow Hunter trilogy is pure fantasy. If you love magic, demons, mystical objects and other worlds then you’re in for a treat. The world is fully developed and totally believable. As I listened to Terry tell his story, I had vivid images playing out in my mind. The characters are likeable, flaws and all. Even the ones we are not supposed to like, play their parts extremely well. The scenes are captivating for many reasons. They were fast paced, drawing me from one catastrophe to the next. One scene would have me listening to strong battles where my heart beat would speed up a little and the next scene might bring tears to my eyes (literally) because of the emotion contained in the story, which was beautifully conveyed by Terry.

I listened to all three books, one after the other, which meant I was listening to the story of Shalli and her world for several weeks. When the podcasts came to an end, I actually felt sad. It was over and I don’t think I was quite ready for the end. A friend told me that he had just finished watching a TV series. He said that he felt like a good friend was leaving forever, which left him feeling sad and quiet. I understood what he meant because I had just finished listening to the Shadow Hunter trilogy and I felt exactly like that.

Shadow Hunter by Terrence D McLean, and its sequels, are recommended. You can find the podcasts, completely free, at iTunes.

3 thoughts on “Podcast Review: Shadow Hunter Trilogy”

  1. Karen,

    Thanks again for the great review, I appreciate it. To let you know that I do have plans for more podcasts. In between two of the Shadow Hunter books I did a Podcast of Buried in the Sand, I have parts 2 and 3 of that written and plan on starting Exiled early in the new year.

    I am glad that you really enjoyed Shadow Hunter, and to tease you a little, I do have another series in the same world planned. I do have book one of that series done, but it requires a good rewrite/edit. I also have a short story that takes place after Shadow Hunter that I was giving away to a select few people. If you are interested let me know and I can forward it on.


  2. Oh, good. I’ve subscribed to your podcast so I know I won’t miss out and I look forward to hearing the next installments from Buried in the Sand.

    And, yes, I would love to receive a copy of the short story. Pretty please. 🙂

  3. Karen,
    These are great reviews (just discovered your site). You should seriously consider putting these out as an audio podcast. We need a well thought out podcast review show. If you need help, let me know (its easy!).



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