Between Ink and Shadows - Melissa Wright

Between Ink and Shadows

By Melissa Wright

  • Release Date: 2020-12-01
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4
From 474 Ratings


She’ll win back her freedom, even if she has to steal it.

Nimona Weston has a debt to pay. Her father’s dealings with the dark society known as the Trust cost Nim her freedom. There’s one way out of the contract on her life and that’s to bide her time and pay the tithes. But when the Trust assigns Nim to a task in the king’s own castle, her freedom is not the only thing she’ll risk.

Warrick Spenser has a secret. As king’s seneschal, he should be the last soul in Inara to risk association with dark magic, but long-hidden ties to the Trust are harder to shed than simply cutting the threads. When the Trust sends a thief to his rooms, Warrick thinks he’s finally found a way to be rid of them for good. But Nimona Weston is hiding secrets of her own.

Magical contracts, blood-debt accountants, and a deadly game. An epic fantasy with regency flair, an improper and slightly stabby heroine with a penchant for trouble, clean, slow burn romance, and a dark and twisty plot that pits magic against kings, love against power, and a gothic underworld against a kingdom desperate to survive. Perfect for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and The Shadows Between Us.


  • Okay - Entertaining Enough

    By BookNerd30
    I was ultimately very disappointed in this book. If you are looking for a physical description of any of the main characters, city, or items, you will be sorely dissatisfied. Not to mention that the protagonist is a thief… who is continuously caught. It’s as though she is utterly incapable of achieving anything without the help of her love interest. Again, very disappointing. I seldom do not finish a book, but I can’t make it through this one. It’s a shame because the plot has good bones.
  • Pretty good overall

    By RKJ1996
    This book is a little hard to understand sometimes, but overall is a good book. I will be getting the next book I the series.
  • Captivating read !!

    By RedTweety
    Couldn’t put it down !! Can’t wait to read the entire series
  • Well written but lacking depth

    By Gary the sweet boi
    I thought the book was easy to follow and well written. However, there were very few characters and places throughout the book which made it feel one dimensional in some aspects. Also, the magic just felt like feelings rather than actual power. The author would tell of the effect the magic had on the character, but not actually what was happening or what the magic could do. There was also annoying repetitions at times like “a man of this station”. I listed the negatives but I did stick with the story til the end and I am glad I did. Overall, some of the plot ideas and concepts are very interesting. Worth a read, just can’t give it more than 2 stars when I compare to other great reads I’m into right now.
  • Something doesn’t add up.

    By eriknoel
    Why did you make your main character so weak, so unwilling to push herself, physically and mentally? You say your main antagonist is powerful, but you only show your protagonist to be weak and dispirited.
  • Things are not always what they appear to be

    By Judydokota
    I usually don’t read this type of book. I found the storyline interesting. The writing is very descriptive. There were a few very unexpected surprises. I will probably read the next book in the series at some point.
  • Felt unfinished

    By Gsc10
    The tension between characters kept up the intrigue however the book ended in an uncomfortable situation
  • Just not enough

    By chloaken
    Over all it was a good story. I liked the characters and the premise of the world the author created. It was not as exciting as it could have been the chemistry between Warrack and Nim was great at first but nothing really happened. I felt like I wanted more from the entire thing. The audience needed more magic and more spice and this just left me disappointed. The book was descriptive but gave the reader no emotional connection to its characters.
  • love it!

    By churromuncher
    I’ve never read a story with such an interesting plot before, I couldn’t put the book down and when I had to it was only because I was about to pass out from staying up so late to read as much as I could. The saga continues👀
  • Between Ink and Shadows

    By PalatableDinner
    This was an okay read. Didn’t love it and didn’t hate it. The plot is predictable and the writing suffers from over-explanations. Previous information is frequently repeated and makes for repetitive reading that drags out the story. Nimona isn’t a very interesting protagonist and a trying test of patience. Whirlwind romance, despite Allister being the more romantic ship.