I prefer urban/para romance right now for the fantasy aspect, but I listen to other genres as well.
This book is incredible. The way the author finishes out this series is FANTASTIC. The beginning of the series started out slow, but quickly gained momentum. I would suggest the Shadow series to anyone who likes fantasy romance. I would suggest you read (listen) to her Highlander series first. It introduces you to some of the characters mentioned in the book and makes you feel like you know something others may not know when they listen to this. Great story telling and the narration between Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante really makes this even better.
Karen's final masterstroke in her Fever series is check and mate with a resounding crack that reverberates long after the final page is read!
Barons and MacKayla are finally brought to their knees with the overwhelming depth of their feelings and passion for one another.
All is revealed, yet the drama and mystery builds to combustion level before the final curtain...
Absolutely fabulous dramatic narration and interpretation, by the most talented and gifted artists, Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante! Winning combination! They put you in the moment and shattered you or captivated, making the tale come alive from start to finish!
Brilliant work Karen. Completely and wonderfully different from your Highlander series and far more satisfying!
I don't think there are enough CAPITAL LETTERS and exclamation points for me to use to express my enthusiasm for this series and this hopefully-not-final book!!
I LOVED every minute of this terrific story, these great characters and the absolute drop-dead gorgeous voice of Phil Gigante, who, unbeknownst to him, is MY BOYFRIEND.
I must gush and genuflect at Ms. Moning's literary feet for creating such wonderful characters along with an involving plot with twists and turns and such mystery that all I could think about for days was getting to my ipod.
And all this plus the most beautifully erotic scenes ever!! I'm sorry, but I admit to not getting enough of Jericho and Mac. I've fallen and I can't get up.
Wait there's more! I totally melted when I heard that song at the end!! OMG!! I had to replay it a dozen times. Excuse me while I go listen to it again and then order it.
In conclusion: READ THIS SERIES!!
must read: darynda jones, Karen moning, Ilona Andrews, kim harrison, gena showalter, Karen chance,patricia briggs,jeaniene frost ,L taylor,
I love love love this series! The narration is fantastic. Phil Gigante is soooo good! I really don't want this series to end!
What a great ending to the adventure of Mac and Barons! I was drawn into this story so strongly that I wept with Mac and felt as tho I was there on that cliff with her. There are parts in this saga that are lengthy but over all this is a wonderful tell of magic and love. I highly recommend you to start at the beginning and immerse yourself into this world until the end. The narrators are excellent, Phil Gigante makes Barons come to life.I hope you enjoy these books as much as I have. Happy listening!!
This is not a stand alone read. Alone this book would make little sense to readers not familiar with the characters and plot twists.
I read the first three in print, getting more absorbed with the unraveling each time. I listened to book 4 Dreamfever on audio and was hooked. Told in the fist person, the main character of Mac jumps into your head and you can;t believe what she does or experiences next. Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross bring a life to all their characters better than my own imagination. Paranormal, fantasy, romance, mythology, humor and mystery! Shadowfever on audio is a grand finale you don't want to end.
Part one of Shadowfever kicks off with an emotional scene masterfully narrated by Natalie Ross. I can't really say more than that about it because if you have not yet read books 1-4, that would be a major spoiler. The quality of the narration only gets better as Mac searches through the Silvers for clues to her past, her sisters demise, and hope for saving her world. Phil Gigante fills in the masculine voices, giving a bone-melting interpretation of Barrons. The timing between the two artists is snappy, including the "childish" arguments between Barrons and Mac. It was so good, I hated to emerge from their world to do ordinary things.
Get them all.. This is a must have for fantasy readers it has everything action adventure mystery love hate villians and the end of the world
This was one of the best series. Karen Moning's writing was amazing. Search for "Shadowfever quotes" on the web to see what I mean. One that really got to me was when she was talking about death. "Time heals...No, it doesn't...." Of course everyone has different tastes but if you search reviews you will see that the majoritiy of readers loved it. They cried, They laughed, They sat on the edge of their seats. I loved the chemistry between Mac and Barrons, the action, mystery, adventure and romance. To really enjoy it, you have to start with book 1. Shadowfever is the 5th one.