This is one of my favorites. On a scale of 1-10 this is for sure an 8.
I think of all the fascinating characters that are introduced I absolutely love Joscelin Verreuil. He has such depth; he is forever standing at a crossroads. He must choose and choose and choose again.
From the first introduction you forget this is a book; it feels more like Phedra is actually talking. Unfolding her story with grace and elegance.
Beauty should never be confused with weakness.
This is just the first book in the series. It is beautiful and wonderfully written. Jacqueline Carey has a talent for description that would make angels weep. I could not put this down.
I tried for three hours to listened to the book. I just could not listen to the anymore. I am not sure who would like this book.
It is not Ms. Flosnik's performance of the book. I just didn't care for the book. I purchased the book due to the special offered by Audible to possibly offer options to get interested into new series.
None of the characters are interesting to me.
I’ve tried and cannot seem to listen further..
The book is very well written, and I was looking forward to the series.
The beginning is interesting, reflecting on the main character’s youth and training.
It then goes into “BDSM” and other “specialties”.
I just don't jell with the content.
I'm on the 2nd part right now, I don't think I can finish it. It's slow, boring, weird and disturbing.
Love Orson Scott Card, Stephen King, C.S. Friedman and Sanderson. Also especially like Clive Barker and am trying to get into the Foundation
The story is excellent. The characters well rounded and believable.
The depth of the story and the fullness of the world created.
Boring. Wrong accent.
A story of love and passions that scours the heart and scourges the flesh.
Thank goodness the last three books have a different narrator. I would have gone stark raving mad have to listen to Flosnik's terrible voices.
Yes, if you enjoy fantasy, great characterization, and like/don't mind some well-written sex scenes.
Everything! The characters are great and I particularly enjoy that there is no black and white, good vs evil. I like a few of the "bad" characters.
Phaedra, of course.
They should make an HBO series!
I wasn't able to finish, I read about 2/3 of the way through and gave up because I just had zero interest in what was going on.
The book, yes. I absolutely love this book and have read it about three times. However, I wouldn't suggest the audiobook. The performance is stilted and fairly monotone. It was difficult to listen to.
There was little change in tone through the story. The overall reading felt very stilted.
I am really not in to romance.. I like historic writing the are fiction but follow closely to historic time lines.
Yes i would I found it very interesting
yes and no. the story does go off in different direction\. I think reading it yourself is best.
The series is good and the fight for one self and survival is well done but also she cares about the people she interacts with
Norwegian, creatomaniac and a lover of fantasy and adventure audiobooks. I usually put one on while I am making whatever takes my fancy.
The story is epic and exiting, the narrator really shows of the charaters to their advantage.
Strong female main character and interresting advesaries and bicharaters.
(Would not recomend this to someone not prepared for some graphic sex and violence in certain scenes.)