So I have to admit, I'm not sure if it was me or the book but I had a little bit of a hard time getting into it. I'm not sure what it was but I am so glad I stuck it out. I just finished and I'm starting the next in the series immediately. Love Patricia Briggs!
It is hard to decide how much impact on my rating was the writing versus the storytelling.
Likely it was both. I have read / listened to almost all of Patricia's books which I have rated them all 5's.
The first half of the book is very verbose, characters are not endearing and the storytelling reeks of snootiness. The second half has more action but in total I would skip this book.
I'm a huge fan of Patricia's Mercy, and Alpha/Omega Works. This is an exciting find on Audible, literally her first work ever. Read well, and I'm looking forward to part II of the series. This work definitely could stand alone with no sequel at all.
The narrator's voice is so irritating, I erased the book before hearing the first chapter.
Not necessarily. The narrator took a little getting used to, but overall did a good job.
Wolf, gotta love a mysterious magician / shape shifter...
The storyline was intriguing and captured my attention. Completely different from the Mercy Thompson series but I liked it.
The introduction by the author warns that this is a very early work and the style is indicative of her comments. It is interesting to hear the style from where she began to further appreciate her growth as a story teller.
As a Patricia Briggs fan I enjoyed this book but you can tell that it was her first even with the editing she has done.
Do I recommend it? Of course, Patricia Briggs is awesome.
Yes, it is fun and kept me listening when I should have been sleeping. Read her other series and was glad to find this one.
Saving the wolf from the pit!
Not a "serious" read, but more a fun one. Quirky characters and sly humor!
More than anything else in this book, the love story stands out. Its not romantic or erotic, its two friends who spend years together, slowly building a close friendship that turns into love. Its a beautiful, realistic portrayal of a love that will last a lifetime. No "love at first site" crap that is so common in literature.
The rest of the story is also good, though a bit predictable. The villain in the story felt a little cartoonish.