I liked this series a lot. The magic system is pretty neat and it keeps you interested. The books have perfect pacing that lets the characters become well developed without getting bogged down with useless descriptors that just slow down the story without reason.
I will say the second two books are much better then the first two books. That being said the first two books are good too its just the second half of the series is AMAZING. The
a clever way to handle magic leaves a stratifying world where magic is tantalizing but easy to make serious mistakes. this world rewards the clever, but even the wary can catch one trap whilst blundering into another. very satisfying, I look forward to the next book.
I have enjoyed all of these books and other ones written by Dawn Cook. The stories are interesting and the narration is great.
As always Kim Harrison's world building skills are wonderfully displayed. This book is written from multiple personalities of various featured and main characters. There are not many characters in the entirety of the book, but each one was well written and understandable. I like the clever ways the author disguises snippets of importance that the reader can link together just before the characters catch on. The story is simpler in terms of complexity, but it has many enjoyable nuances. Overall a good read and a good performance by the narrator. I think if you have read any if the books with Rachel Morgan in the Hollows series by Kim Harrison you will enjoy this, even if it is shorter. There are many clues to the future that you will be waiting to fit together, something I really enjoyed from the Hollows series.
Very high - almost as great as the multiple-reader productions done with many of Orson Scott Card's books.
Alyssa - obviously the main character with the most focus.
All of them - Gavin does a great job at both male and female voices with enough difference to feel like you are hearing a different voice.
A wonderful story that stays clean enough for children to listen to as well!
Unbelievable emotional dialogue from start to finish. Characters that overreact to each situation and then are immediately over their fight and in love again. I know it is easy for a guy who has never written a book to criticize, but this was a tough listen. Sadly, they sold me book two on sale, forcing the purchase of book one. Since I don't like to start in the middle I unfortunately paid full price for this. The next book was not much better. In the book's defense, I must say that its probably great for the intended audience which must be 12 year old girls and not 46 year old men. Can a fantasy writer please write a single story that ends without the need for 5,10, or 15 books?
this is a ok fantasy sometimes a bit predictable but its interesting enough for the first book in a series i would get the next
This is an original and entertaining start. There were a few points that I can't figure out. They Felt a little rushed...but it wasn't enough to keep me from thoroughly enjoying tis ride. I find myself looking forwards to the next one already!
Nice low timbre with a distinct variation between characters while remaining comfortable
Alissa and Strall travel to The Hold to find the book First Truth