I really really really like Patricia Briggs' stories! I LU-HUV the Mercy Thompson series! I have them all on audiobook and really appreciate that she gets really good narrators for her books... like she cares about this audio-book fan-base. This is a solid book and Patricia does a foreword in it explaining where this series fits into her career. I still think this is a solid story and I really hope she writes some more in this series. I think they will only get better with her experience.
The story is equal to above average fan-fic. Aralorn and Wolf are likeable and each got a few clever lines, but most of the characters and situations are two-dimensional. Lots of cliches, stereotypes, and such predictable plot twists that I hesitate to call them twists. I've enjoyed every Patricia Briggs book I've bought until this one. I got this and the sequel on a 2 for 1 sale, and I don't feel I got my money's worth.
Wolfsbane...but unless it's a lot better, I doubt I'll finish it.
Kellgren's voice grates on my nerves. A bit too shrill, a bit too dramatic.
Too many to specify.
50 something, retired professional, mother, grandmother, wife.
that said, it is a decent story with likeable characters. this was her first book and she admits that she has learned a lot since then. not a bad listen if you get it for free or for very cheap and interesting if you love P Briggs.
Love this story and the characters!! I'm always hesitant about starting a new series by the author of another I like, but I have truly enjoyed this one and look forward to the rest of the story!!!!
Another great read from Patricia Briggs.
Her first novel, although reportedly much altered from the original.
One of four books featuring Aralorn and Wolf. These characters seem to exist happily in their own worlds, listening to the stories a few years after reading the books, gives a whole new dimension to the stories.
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.