The Shadow Constant

Someone is keeping watch over the machine Should it ever have been built The lure of the find behind the loose hearthstone at Hazleton House was too great The schematic excited Evan, Reenie and Ive for different reasons but it is Kayla who actually begins building it Her ability to focus to the exclusion of all else is just one of the effects of her Asperger s.The scribSomeone is keeping watch over the machine Should it ever have been built The lure of the find behind the loose hearthstone at Hazleton House was too great The schematic excited Evan, Reenie and Ive for different reasons but it is Kayla who actually begins building it Her ability to focus to the exclusion of all else is just one of the effects of her Asperger s.The scribbled initials E.W were merely a curiosity until it s discovered they belong to Eli Whitney But strange footprints and disturbing visitors let Evan know that the theft of his sister s prize schematic isn t just a coincidence.It becomes obvious that the generator has no apparent power source And Eli Whitney was only the first to die because of the machine.Soon they realize their enemies are much bigger than they had imagined and the threat the device poses could topple an empire The secret now threatens those at Hazleton House.Who is trying to stop them
The Shadow Constant Someone is keeping watch over the machine Should it ever have been built The lure of the find behind the loose hearthstone at Hazleton House was too great The schematic excited Evan Reenie and Ive fo

  • Title: The Shadow Constant
  • Author: A.J. Scudiere
  • ISBN: 9781937996215
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Shadow Constant”

    1. Book Info: Genre: ThrillerReading Level: Adult (minor F/F situations)Recommended for: Fans of thrillers, those who like to see a realistic representation of Asperger'sBook Available: July 16, 2013 by Griffyn Ink in PaperbackTrigger Warnings: violence, attempted murder, murder, arson, kidnappingMy Thoughts: I want to point out that I'm a huge fan of A.J. Scudiere. Not all of her books were five-star ratings for me, but all were very enjoyable. I think she has a lot of talent, and some great stori [...]

    2. Really good science-fictiony, corporate-intriguey, mystery with some romance thrown in for good measure… I guess I don’t really know how to categorize it.This book had four main characters: Evan and his almost-fiancee, Reenie, Evan’s sister, Kayla, and the hired historical expert, Ivy. Evan and his sister invest in Reenie’s inherited plantation home in Georgia to turn it into a museum. The fun part starts when, during restoration, they discover a one hundred fifty year old enigmatic sche [...]

    3. A unique heroine, a fascinating historical mystery, and shadowy forces who want to make sure it's never solved make for a compelling read! I'm always drawn to three-dimensional characters who face real-world challenges. Kayla embodies this type of heroine. I can count a handful of books that feature characters on the autism spectrum. This story does so beautifully. As someone with a loved one on the spectrum (Aspie son), I was so pleased to see an honest portrayal - she's not a robot, she's not [...]

    4. When I read the first few pages of this book, it didn't interest me, but as I went on reading it I was hooked. I read it every chance I could including some some midnight hours. I thought the storyline was great. The characters were well defined and believable. The ending came as a big surprise. I was sorry to see the book end.

    5. This book was reviewed by Lee Ashford ("Grampy") for Readers’ Favorite.“The Shadow Constant” by A.J. Scudiere is a fascinating story which may, in fact, be rooted in historical fact. Scudiere has created characters as varied as any like number of real people, and placed them in a situation which, although certainly not common, is as believable as any story you’ve heard or read. By fortuitous circumstance, Charlotte “Reenie” Temple Carroll inherited Hazleton House, an antebellum plant [...]

    6. Wow! An overwhelming read. I wouldn't have thought that this story would have led me down an unusual path as this, but I am glad it did, because I enjoyed every step of the way. Tensions are unleashed as they search to find the truth. THE SHADOW CONSTANT, by A. J. Scudiere is a masterpiece beautifully and skillfully written. In this gripping tale of intrigue, murder, and mayhem, Kayla, her brother Evan, Reenie, and Ivy are trying to turn an old plantation house into the Hazelton House Museum wh [...]

    7. I loved it.One of the most amazing things about The Shadow Constant by A.J. Scudiere is the thoroughness of her portrayal of what it is like to live with Asperger’s Syndrome. The effects of the condition expand beyond the main character Kayla and effect everyone around her.One of the defining characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome is difficulty with interpersonal relationships and the reader experiences this not only with Kayla’s employment history and her inability to hold down a job, but [...]

    8. I would give The Shadow Constant 3 1/2 stars. The story line and plot were great. The main character was unique and well developed. Once again Scudiere does a tremendous job researching for her story to get little nuances down perfectly. My one main concern with the story had to do with introducing new characters about 2/3rds of the way through the story. When it first happened, all I could think was that they were brought into the story to provide a 'good' character to die so that none of the m [...]

    9. Four people, the inheritor, a brother and sister who has Asperger's and is very bright and another woman band together to restore an antebellum plantation and open it as a historical museum. Among other things they find is the plans for a machine designed by Eli Whitney. The sister is intrigued and more so when she finds various machine parts scattered about the smithy and other out buildings. When the plans go missing from the preservation company hired to protect them and then returned with so [...]

    10. I found this book a very good read. you will be super surprised at what length people will go to get something. This is about 4 people that accidentally found some plans in the wall for a machine.One of the characters in the book suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, which is Kayla. Evan her brother tries to look out for her. he is compassionate to her disease and defends her all the time from people that react badly toward her.I would highly recommend you reading this book. You will not be disapp [...]

    11. Eli Whitney had been for it. Now Kayla, a brilliant engineer with Aspergers has found and perfected his plans. As she, her brother Evan, his fiance, Reenie, and their resident historian, Evi try to get their old plantation house refinished into museum, they find their lives in peril to get the machine. The tension and ironic humor will keep you reading until you find out for yourself.If you love history, suspense and eclectic personalities, you'll love this book. Hidden hidey holes, buried treas [...]

    12. It's a great read about the intrigue and mystery surrounding the Hazleton House. A group of 20ers have to work together while one of them struggles with the effects of her Asperger's. Even though at times it was hard to relate I know what its like to have people try to hold you back and protect you at the same time because of an decease or illness. It's not my usual type of book but still a good read.

    13. An amazing readI have to say I have read a lot of books and I found this one is one of the best I have read. My son has aspergers and the depiction of Kayla is spot on. It is truly refreshing to read a book that shows all the qualities both good and bad that aspies have. The story itself was a thrilling read. The characters were well developed and you can tell the care put into the technical details. I couldn't put it down and truly look forward to reading other titles

    14. I enjoyed the quality of writing. I tend to lose myself a bit in characters but always felt a bit of an outsider in this book. I expect it has to do with the protagonist and her unique condition. All in all a very good read and I'm looking forward to reading the two other books on my kindle by this author.

    15. I am quickly becoming a big fan of A.J. Scudiere. The story was original, there's romance, action, and an unconventional main character. Kayla has Asperger's Syndrome and it is clear that Scudiere took care to portray her character accurately. She quickly became my favorite of the four main characters.

    16. History and mystery, relationships and hardships. This book has a little of everything. A group of 20-somethings attempt to renovate a Georgia plantation, amid death threats and surprising finds. Have they found a means to change the way we provide energy to the world? Have they discovered how to work in harmony? It's a compelling read.

    17. The Shadow ConstantI found this very difficult to read. It was all over the place. I couldn't even finish the book. I got to chapter 4 and I just couldn't go any further. It just bored the hell out of me.

    18. Great read. I found the historical aspects added to the overall enjoyment of the story. Can't wait to read her next bookEAT read. I found the historical aspects added to the overall enjoyment of the story. I can't wait to start her next book.

    19. Characters, History, StorylinesI could tell research was conducted and a thorough knowledge of asperger's syndrome. Interesting mix of storylines. Quite unique. Made me feel like I was part of it.

    20. Wow, what a great book! It was part thriller, a little science fiction and a couple of love stories. It was really hard to put down. Highly recommended.

    21. Good bookI found this to be a good book. It started a drop slow but picked up speed and finished off niucely!

    22. ExcellentI had a very hard time putting this book down for a minute!!!! Fantastic read. I totally recommend it and I'll probably read it again.

    23. AwesomeThis book makes me wish it were true and not a work of fiction. Not for the crazy, dangerous parts but for the machine. Love this block and recommend highly. Awesome

    24. AlrightGood premise. I liked stories like this, but was frequently annoyed by misspellings and typos. It was good enough that I will probably read more from this author.

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