Basically this starts out as a mystical mystery, Then you run across a sex scene--okay, it's a modern world, I can put up with that. Then another sex scene, then a fantasy sex scene, and thinking about sex scene, and....well I gave up and checked the plot out in wikipedia...the book is just one long excuse for porn, with a sequel full of it too.
Geeze I know chick lit has girl sex descriptions in it, but at least when you read the "....in Death" series, there's an actual plot there too.
So if you like graphic sex scenes with unhuman creatures--a 5. If not, a 2.
I am hesitant to try the Anita Blake series because this book is so awful. Started out fine, but degraded into weird perversity. I can appreciate erotica; this was just a lot of sex, a little bit of plot and extremely poor writing.
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I would give it 4 stars for erotica and 3 stars for the actually story. Just depends on what you're looking for!
Love the audio version best. There are names of people and locations that are difficult to pronounce. Audio takes that stress away from me.
This series isn't for the bashful or shy. I wouldn't describe myself using either of those adjectives and yet... I find I become just a bit when listening to this story! ;)
This story could be so much more if the author had focused on the court politics more and left the gratuitous sex and descriptions of everyone's eye and hair colors to a minimum. I was hooked by the intrigue of the Sidhe world...it is an interesting, fascinating world the author has created. I wanted more of that. Unfortunately, she chooses to use it as a backdrop for a very cheesy sexual fantasy set up instead.
This narrator is not the right voice for this series. She has an old woman voice...which there is nothing wrong with...but it doesnt fit at all for this book or for the main character. And her attempts to do male voices were just sad and croaky. There are so many male voices in this novel that it honestly needed a dual cast a male and a female narrator.
It is not a bad book...but it could be so much more. If you can grab it on a sale, go for it. It wont be wasted time. I would never pay full price, though.
It's a good story - I like the take on the two different kinds of fey, makes it more interesting. The characters are great (Andais is very entertaining) and I like the court politics that go hand in hand with the intense violence. Also, like the wealth of different character appearances (some are just beautiful, some are horrifying, some are both).
she did a great job. She does a good job with the different accents.
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This is the first book and it's good, but eventually, (if you listen to them all) the author uses some of the lines way to often - they are good lines to begin with, but by the 4th book using that same line - gets annoying.
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This was my first book of Laurell K Hamilton and I loved every second of it and the rest of this series from the first to the eighth. I WILL BE VERY GLAD WHEN THE NINTH BOOK COME OUT
If you like fantasy and OMG moments then you will love this book it is a non stop of OMG what just happened or OMG no way.
I love all the characters in this book I guess one of my favorite parts is when she goes back to faire and you meet the queen for the first time. Man that is one evil bitch.
I wish they had someone else to read the book this narrator has the voice of my grandmother, and a lot of the voices sound the same. I wish that people could listen to the narrator first and see if people like the way the narrator read. This Laural Merlington should find a different job.
If this book was made in to a movie I would go see it. If they keep the storyline cause it is great. I would love to see how Hamilton see the characters.
I've got to wonder why they choose these mediocre narrators for the Laurell K Hamilton books. The one for the Anita Blake series is so bad I returned them and I love that series. This narrator, Laural Merlington is okay really it's a 2.5 star in my book. The men sound kinda funny and 1st person narration is kinda flat. The queen's voice is really good though. It's a good story, a better series, and for 3.99 with whisperlink worth the extra for something to keep me entertained in traffic. Read it on kindle or paper though if you can.