The Undercurrent

The Rephaim

Shadows (The Rephaim Book I) by Paula Weston
Haze (The Rephaim Book II) by Paula Weston
Shimmer (The Rephaim Book III) by Paula Weston
Burn (The Rephaim Book IV) by Paula Weston


  1. Dani says:

    Hi Paula,
    I love this series very much. I am from the Czech Republic so i have a hard time finding these books. I only read the first two and I can not wait to read the rest of the series. I am a big fun of Rafa. Do you plan to wright something from his pov? That would be great.
    Tank you for your hard work!!

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Dani,
      Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you’re enjoying the series. I hope you like the final two books as well. πŸ™‚ I don’t have any immediate plans to write anything from Rafa’s perspective, but you’ll hopefully get a bit more insight into him in Shimmer and Burn.
      Thank you for reading my books. πŸ™‚

  2. Georgia says:

    Hi Paula,

    The Rephaim series is honestly one of the best book series I have read yet, and I read a lot!! I have gotten all my friends onto the books and they love them just as much as I do. Will we ever here more stories of Gabbi, Rafa, Jude and the crew or is this the end? (well not really the end but you know what I mean)

    Thank you so much for the amazing journey!!

    Love from,
    Georgia and the avid readers of Byron Bay

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Georgia,
      Thanks for that wonderful message. Made my day. I don’t have any immediate plans to write more in the Rephaim world (I’m working on something totally new at the moment), but there’s certainly scope to further explore that world. So, never say never. πŸ™‚ Say hi to the rest of your Byron Bay crew.

      1. Georgia says:

        If only the Rephaim could have kids :'( Can’t wait to read your new book!! And I’ll definitely say a big ‘hi’ to the crew!

  3. abauman489 says:

    I am having serious withdrawals. Such long waits for the US release! ??

  4. Alex Bird says:

    I live in the UK so I don’t have Burn yet; the wait is even more painful after the extract that was released! So, this means that I’ve had a lot of time to work out my theory of what i think might happen

    The battle with the gatekeepers in Pan Beach is not the main plot point in the novel. Then, when the outcasts are travelling they find a 13/14 year old girl who has the Rephaite mark on her neck but obviously she doesn’t yet know about the Rephaim. Because she is genuinely 13, this clearly means that one of the fallen came out again recently to seduce a woman. It eventually transpires that it was (wait for it MASSIVE PLOT TWIST) NATHANIEL. This of course means that Nathaniel is a massive hypocrite so when Jude takes massive pleasure in telling the sanctuary Rephaim this, is caused utter anarchy and everyone joins the outcasts yay (even Daniel lol). Then because now that Jude and Gaby have their memories back, they will (or won’t they?) know what they did last year. I’m going to go with the mainstream assumption that they did find the fallen BUT PLOT TWIST the Fallen are now in league with ZARAEL and the GATEKEEPERS!!!!! Of course Gaby, Rafa and Jude the three musketeers lead the Rephaim into grand battle (but not before more beautiful moments between Gaby and Rafaaa :0). They then find Nathaniel was with them the whole time….
    I also am very excited for the many flashbacks of what GabE was like and ESPECIALLY what happened between Gaby and Rafa….
    I also have this huge vision of the moment the new Gaby/e with the re-acquired memories find Rafa again: she will walk up to him very calmly then punch him in the face and then embrace and kiss him passionately before saying “I remember”. (they are alone for this dramatic moment)

    Or, alternatively, the battle is the main event and a ton of Rephaim die amid many shocking revelations that will leave me and the rest of your readers reeling and nursing a very severe book hangover.

    Basically, I will love the book whatever way it goes and I literally cannot wait for another 6 days until it comes out in the UK!!!!!

    1. paulaweston says:

      Interesting theories. πŸ™‚ You’ll have all the answers soon!

  5. Kat Smith says:

    Hi I found your books on the shelf at Brisbane international airport. So glad they’re available in the UK ? I will look out for them when I get settled and reviews on my blog

    1. paulaweston says:

      Thanks Kat! Happy reading. πŸ™‚

  6. Anoushka Mirchandani says:

    I loved this series! I just finished Burn in one day! I know you said this is the last book but it seems like there are going to be more from the ending in burn? Is this a possibility? I really hope so!

    1. paulaweston says:

      Thank you Anoushka. πŸ™‚ I’m working on a new project at the moment, but one day I may return to the Rephaim if I miss them enough. There’s certainly plenty of scope to further explore that world and I did leave myself a few options…

    2. Alex Bird says:

      im in rainy england i don’t even have burn yet….. :((((

      1. paulaweston says:

        Its on sale there next week. πŸ™‚

  7. Linda says:

    I really cannot wait for it to be released in USA, i am trying to pre-order in Australia, it keeps telling me, it has not been released in my region, please dont make me wait till next year to read the burn pleaseeeeeee.

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Linda – I have a feeling you can only buy the ebook version available in your part of the world. The only way around that is a hard copy, which you can get direct from my Australian publisher: (And I realise this is probably not the most economical option for you!)

  8. I absolutely love The Raphaim series! It’s one of my all time favourites. Cannot wait for Burn to come out! (Also, super proud as a fellow Aussie!) Dying for potential Rafa point of view chapters/scenes!!! Thanks for creating such amazing stories for us, Paula!

    1. paulaweston says:

      Thanks so much. Only four weeks to go! ?

  9. Savanah says:

    I need Burn!! I neeeeed itttt!! I live in the U.S. and I don’t think I have it in me to wait!! Is there anyway for me to order it from Australia/New Zealand when it comes out over there?

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Savannah. I generally encourage people to buy their local editions, but I totally understand your impatience. πŸ™‚ The best option if you can’t wait is through my Australian publisher:
      We should have a teaser chapter out in early June too… πŸ™‚

  10. Canadian Fan says:

    Any reason why the Canadian dates for book three and four are in 2016? It seems really far away given they have been released in other parts of the world!

    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi there,
      This has been a decision by publisher in North America. Originally, my books were being released in hard cover and then – a year later – in paperback. After Haze (due out in paperback in September), they will be in paperback only. The scheduled release for the paperback edition of Shimmer is in March 2016, with Burn only three months later in June. So, yes, a much longer wait than expected between Haze and Shimmer, but at least it is a very short wait between Shimmer and Burn.

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The Rephaim

Shadows (The Rephaim Book I) by Paula Weston
Haze (The Rephaim Book II) by Paula Weston
Shimmer (The Rephaim Book III) by Paula Weston
Burn (The Rephaim Book IV) by Paula Weston

About Me

I’m the author of the Rephaim series and The Undercurrent.

For my day job, I’m a writer-journalist-professional communicator, where my writing involves a lot less profanity.

I grew up in regional South Australia and now live in Brisbane with my husband and a retired greyhound.

If you’re interested in how I came to land a publishing deal, you can read the short version in this post from August 2011. There’s a longer version (in a guest post) here.

Paula Weston