Shadow Warrior by Debbie Cassidy – A Book Review

Posted December 3, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Reverse Harem, Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

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Shadow Warrior

(The Nightwatch Academy – Book 3)

by Debbie Cassidy
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Slow Burn, Urban Fantasy RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

Like all hero’s stumbling through their hero journey, Indigo is finding the low parts of her travels – and they just keep getting worse. Fast paced and action filled, Book 3 picks up where book 2 left off and should be a TBR today. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Once upon a time there was a woman who looked out for number one. That woman is dead.

When the final shadow trials are brought forward by several weeks, there’s no time to lose in preparation. My troop’s support reminds me that there’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’ and gives me confidence that together we can pass whatever tests the knights throw at us.

I guess attachments aren’t so bad.

I guess the L word doesn’t have to hurt.

But when the principal tells me that Payne isn’t coming back, everything is put on hold. Something is terribly wrong. Payne’s in danger, and there’s only one person who can get me to him, but will the cocky weaver agree to help me?

The rollercoaster of life is about to take a major loop de loop.

Here’s to hoping I don’t fall off.

Thoughts on Shadow Warrior

Book 3 picks up where Book 2 leaves off; just shy of the upcoming Trials, with cadets missing, a taken father and relationships up in the air. Just another day in the life of the first female Shadow Knight Cadet… right? For Indigo, it surely seems that way. Life won’t give her a break, and this book just proves that fact with every page. Mysteries are revealed, alliances made, romances decided (almost) and the true threat is slowly starting to emerge.

I love watching the growth Indigo undergoes from Book 1 to this installment. Her journey has been fraught with danger and enlightenment, both of her powers and of her innate self. She is not who she thought she was, but neither, it seems, are those around her. Foes are now friends, once friends are foes, and things are just getting more complicated. I’m eager, but a bit nervous, to see how this wraps up in Book 4!

**I was gifted an ARC of this book and am thrilled to give my honest opinion** 


  • Well written.
  • Plot is tight, even if the ramifications are far reaching (there is another series, The Nightwatch) which bleeds into this Universe. Doesn’t really overlap.
  • One character, The Head Weaver, from The Nightwatch series make a (brief) appearance!
  • Brady… I want to keep and hold that Orge. Hands off.
  • Indigo is growing stronger and (possibly?) a bit wiser.
  • That cliffhanger… did NOT see that coming!
  • Finally get some real heat in this one!!


  • Hyde. I love him. I hate him.
  • Felt short.
  • Some events just hurt my heart.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type




Romantic Dynamic

MMMF (??)

Character Age Range


My Final Verdict on Shadow Warrior

I love Debbie Cassidy‘s Urban Fantasies… but I love it when she combines that genre with Reverse Harem even more. This series smacks you, dares you and invites you to stick around, all while introducing a new Universe I have a feeling we’ll see much more of. It’s fast, thick with action and just romantic enough make you smile. Free on KU!

Published November 21st, 2019
187 Pages

Please note, this is a Reverse Harem series which features alternative romantic dynamics more suitable to an older audience.

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Your Turn

Have you read this book yet? How about other books by the talented Debbie Cassidy? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!



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