I have not yet been able to get to the end of this audiobook - I have been thinking that I might try and pick up the printed version so I can find out how it ends at least. There's nothing especially original about the plot or particularly special about the writing, though both are decent and like I said, I would like to find out what happens. I like Margrit a lot; she's kind of a bamf, but strong without the annoyingly overbearing qualities Anita has taken on in the later Anita Blake books.
The problem is that I just cannot stand the narrator. What bothers me may not drive other people as crazy, but she's constantly throwing me out of the story. If you can't fake an accent, please don't try; it makes me cringe to listen to you. Even that I could have probably slogged through, but I came to feel that if I had to listen to her drawl "Maaaaarrrrrgriiiit" in that overwrought breathy tone one more time, I was going to chuck my Zen out the nearest window.
I bought this audio book not expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised. The reader was good, the characters were interesting, and the story had unexpected turns that kept me interested. I bought the following two books in the series immediately after finishing this one, and they were equally as good. I highly recommend this series!
I thought this story was good, but it wasn't I can't stop listening good. It probably shouldn't be listed in romance cause barely a kiss happens in this book. Definitely not a waste of money. Right at about average.
I didn't pay attention when I decided to purchase this audio book to the fact that it was a Harlequin. Had I known that, I probably would have turned up my nose and passed it by. In this case, however, I'm really glad I didn't notice until after the fact. So much for preconceived notions! It's a different kind of romance and is a great addition to the Urban Fantasy genre. It wasn't filled to the brim with what you think when you think Harlequin; in fact, I was pleasantly surprised that while there was attraction and care, the book wasn't all about getting the characters into bed. The female protagonist can hold her own and is a very strong character. Likewise, Alban can take care of himself. The storyline was at times predictable, but getting there was half the fun.
CE murphy has done it again. A new world -- the main charater learns about the "old Races" and helps them. Plan to get the second book to see how the races solve their modern day problems -- They need help and Margeret is the willing and has the skills and "grit" to do it