I will admit my first impression of this book was there is too much talking in one’s head and not enough interaction between characters. I still may think this especially in the beginning of the book, but I continued to listen. As the story developed so did my interest in the story and it’s characters. This tale is patiently built into one of the most interesting vampire stories I’ve listen to in while. There is intrigue, murder, sensuality and an offbeat humor from both the vampire and human perspective. It may be a long listen, but in the end I believe it was necessary. I will get the next book because these folks have my interest. I think mister bad boy Soren is the most interesting character of the book. It will be fun to see where the authors take him in the next book. There is subtleness to the strong love relationship that builds in intensity between Luca and Chloe that the authors captured quiet nicely in the book. Yes this is worth the credit.
Linda Howard never fails to please. Her first try at vampire stories is pretty amazing -- I liked Luca very much. I wouldn't mind reading (or listening) about Sorin as the lead on a sequel.
This book was a little different than the normal vampire books. I enjoyed it a lot and the suspense was great between the race to cross over between the warriors and the vamp. There was even a surprise twist in the end that made it even more interesting. I hope that Linda Howard and Linda Jones continue the theme into a series as there are several avenues to go. Be assured that the book does not leave you on a cliff the will frustrate you, just a thought that if another book comes out you will want to read it also.
All of the Characters bring something different
to the story.
The challenges the characters had to
My favorite scene was when Luca made
Chloe a vampire in order to save her life.
Battle for survival.
Fantastic, Fantastic, Fantastic.
A lot of personalities and action but not where you couldn't keep up with the story.
The final fight scene.
A trilogy. Say it in three. Done.
Too slow. Not on par for Linda Howard. Despite the paranormal edge, not as engrossing as Dream Man or Son of the Morning. Narration by Vanessa Hart is quite good, but she had doubtful material to work with.
This plot has promise, and I liked the lead couple, but...a frustrating listening experience. With two authors, everything was repeated to the point of annoyance, at least 4x (as if I'm too stupid to remember that Luca can tolerate the sun, or that nobody has ever remembered his name, or that Nevada is worried about her family, or ...). Every key point was repeated, mostly in the meandering thoughts of several characters. Lots of scene shifting. Lots of head hopping, in 3rd person POV. Because of info dumping and redundancy, the pace is slow, and Luca doesn't even meet Chloe till about 25% into the book, approx page 100.
This could have been a much better book, without the annoying repetitiveness and the interminable inner monologues. It is also fairly predictable, but that didn't bother me.
There is no sequel, but this story felt finished. No big cliff hanger.
I never have enough hours in a day to read as much as I want too! 24 is simply not enough! :)
Not soooo much description. Get to the point already.
Shorten it and get the story moving
Yes. The same
I did not read the print version, but the audio version was a fast listen.
Luca is sexy and broading.
When Luca made Chloe "his" with "bonding" was very intense.
This book was a fast listen, and if you have a whole day to listen (while traveling or something) it is perfect.
Would like the story to continue. I want to know what happens next with Nevada, Chloe and Indie.
Rogue Vampires are out to kill off the Humans.
Rogue Vampires are carefully plotting to kill off the humans. They take a witch Nevada prisoner attempting to break a spell that would give the ability to enter homes of everyone they want. SEXY Vampire Luca is soon is protecting a human Chloe who he finds not only sexy but needs his help. When he finds the rogue vampires will kill her he bonds with her a ceremony that offers her his protection and safety. This drags on and on. This would have made a great 8 hour audio and more than double that it is a *chore* to stay involved. Luca and Chloe are the center and we are listen to hear the end of their tale but this need far less filler characters and more story. the final battle is good and the ending leaves this open for a follow up we just need to hope they decide to make it a shorter. READER was very good. I give this 3 STARS and this is not one of Howards better audios.