Book Of The Day – The Shadow Ryana

by Ron on November 26, 2013

Today’s Book of the Day is a Fantasy novel by C.R Daems and J.R. Tomlin and it’s 50% off for a short time only. The Shadow Ryana has a 4.2 star rating and is on sale for only $1.99 – save $2!

“Warning for potential readers: the story is so full of action, intrigue and fantastic characters that you will definitely stay up way past your bedtime to continue reading.” D. Han – Amazon Reviewer

The Shadow Ryana
by C.R. Daems and J.R. Tomlin
Rating: 4.2 Stars
Genre: Fantasy
Price: $1.99 save $2


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Ryana, a worthless girl-child, is sold to a mysterious woman who takes her to the home of the Shadow Sisters who are prized for their abilities as spies and assassins. She survives years of training in spite of being unconventional: adopting poisonous bats as familiars–something no one else would dare to do; choosing the blow dart as her weapon of choice–a weapon the Sisters don’t teach; and relying on intuition rather than logic. As she completes her training, the Shadow Sisters are under attack. The senior Sister selects Ryana to find out who is killing Sisters and why–because her intuitive approach has proved effective, even though her youth and inexperience makes it unlikely she will survive.

As she travels through the kingdom as a member of a gypsy clan, she finds the only way she can protect the Sisters and hope to discover the underlying plot is through ever more violence and killing. As she proceeds through the provinces, her secret enemies come to call her the Sister of Death and become desperate to find and kill her. But in her fight to protect the Sisterhood and the kingdom, Ryana fears that she has destroyed herself and the only life she ever wanted.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I literally could not stop reading it. Fantastic characters, wondrous settings, and great plot.
I will probably read this again soon.


The story telling of Daems was great, and made you think that you were there in person watching the whole thing unfold before your eyes. I look forward to reading more of this series.


This was a great start to what I hope will be a series. It definitely was written with unexpected twists and turns!


If this is an example of C.R. Daems writing then I am going to be looking forward to more to read from the author.


Well-developed characters and plots that keep you cheering for the heroine as she makes right decisions. I loved this book. I hope you do as well.

Get The Shadow Ryana here: The Shadow Ryana

About The Author

Clem Daems is a native of Chicago, Illinois and a graduate of the University of Arizona. He served twenty-two years in the US Air Force. Since then, he has worked as a software engineer, course developer, and adjunct professor, teaching mathematics and Computer Science.

He has always been an avid reader of Science Fiction/Fantasy but never had an interest in writing or being an author. So, it was surprising when he began his first novel, several years after his retirement, at age seventy. His first novel, co-authored with Jeanne Tomlin, “The Talon of the Raptor Clan”–recently reissued as the “Talon of the Unnamed Goddess”–was a 2010 EPPIE finalist in Fiction/Fantasy.

His hobby–a life-long one–has been Kung Fu and Tai Chi. Clem is currently retired and living in Tucson, Arizona with his lovely wife of fifty-plus years.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – C.R. Daems, J.R. Tomlin and ENT appreciate it.


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