the depth of characters, each individual, the various fantasy creatures and their worlds touched upon but mostly the completeness of the main and supporting characters. It is an adult book, but not the basis for writing the book, really part of the characters. Constantly learning more and more of this new world that is alive in our world. Strong, compelling and hated that it ended. there is a second book which I am purchasing today and really hope it can stand up to the first in the series because it will have to work hard to meet the stands of the first in the series.
It reminds me of Alton series, the Haustur series. This book is the world of fantasy but it doesn't allude to sexual privacy, it explores it just often enough to show the depth the main characters end up feeling, they are falling in love wo even noticing due to the main story which is how fantasy lives in our world, and the hidden worlds they also exist in. I has all the depth of character of the Pern series or the others but adds the sexuality that is often part of newer fiction.
the inflection of her voice for each character allows you to recognize him or her at once. She sounds interested in reading it and breathing life into it. She is excited, depressed, happy, sad to the bones. She covers it all.
Yes and am purchasing the second in the series and already wondering when the third will be out.
I will be rereading this series for a long time. It is worth my time.
Love to read. High stress job and books in any form takes me away from the job and into a different world for a little while. Prefer fantasy and alternate reality. Something completely divorced from my helter skelter life. Lite comedy is great also. Nothing helps the rush hour commute than listening to a good book.
I have not read the hard copy of this book, but have read other Harrison books. I bought this book because I love dragon lore and had a long drive. I think, from now on, I will just go for the audio versions of her books and hope Eastlake narrates. Sophie Eastlake brings out the shades of life you loose on the black and white page.
The tension between Dragos and Pia is pulsing and sweet at the same time. I will be listening to the rest of the series.
Not a book, but a series. Nalini Singhs' Angel series. Strong/bullying (but caring) male protaganist and a fragile/strong female who wears down the ego of said male and changes his life and hers at the same time.
No, but I am buying an anthology in which she narrates a Katie MacAlister novella. I am sure I will not be disappointed.
Yes, but unfortunately it took a while....life does barge in.
I have a list of authors I only listen to, because their narrators make the books for me.
MaryJanice Davidson and Janet Evonivich to name just 2. I have added Thea Harrison to that list and look forward more from her.
All the graphic descriptions of abusive sex were totally uneccessary!
I think I give a known mystery writer a try next time.
I enjoyed the tone quality of Eastlakes voice.
The story line is goo.d The mystery of what the main character was kept me guessing.
If Harlequin did paranormal in the '80's, this would have been it. I think I was expecting more nail-biting drama, but overall I was adequately satisfied with this fully fleshed out, somewhat lighthearted tale. Maybe lighthearted isn't the right word. There was conflict and suspense after all, it just never really gripped me in a way that had me emotionally invested. I'd give it a weak 4 stars or perhaps a strong 3 stars, just slightly better than average. I was concerned about the narration because I read one review that said all the characters sounded like surfers from Southern California even though the characters reside in New York. Born and raised near the beach in Southern California, I did not think I could handle that for 16 hours--had enough of that, thank you very much. But, seriously, they did not sound like So Cal surfers, except for maybe the character Tricks. To me, a lot of the characters sounded more like bored socialites. Maybe not from New York, but definitely not surfers from So Cal either. (I mean, seriously, I would like, you know, totally know.) The narrator did an average job. There was not enough distinction between characters to warrant any more than an average rating for narration. She didn't necessarily detract from the story, but she certainly didn't add. I might listen to another in the series. I just need to reset my expectation level.
I started out listening to books for work and now have become addicted. Every where I drive is a new adventure...
Thought Dragon's breath Fire ... those pages were hot to the touch. Drago and Pia's attraction sizzled and left me wanting for more. I never wanted this book to end.
Great book! The performance was really well done! I literally could not stop listening.
I LOVE what most consider Young Adult fiction, but I would call it closer to Mature Young Adult. For example, sparkly vampires...not my thing. My favorite Author so far is Karen Marie Moning but I also have favorite books like A Game of Thrones which is EPIC!
The narrator was awesome and the story line itself was really good with LOL moments pretty often throughout the story.
Thistle AKA Trix which may seem insignificant when you hear the book, but the cracked me up! Then there are all the sex scenes which made me blush. They are SUPER hot
Drago, Pia and anything with a penny. Freaking hilarious!
Penny for your heart,soul and body
Read this. I'm super picky about Paranormal Romance and although I can appreciate steamy love scenes, if the story isn't there for me it's just smut. This is not smut.
Everyone has to have that "Thing They Love!" This is how I find and keep up with mine!
Yes, it's a great book for getting into a new series, I could hardly put it down!
The MANISH ways of the male characters- I like the writers style - She's funny and thinks like I would think sometimes... Laugh when you should be crying type of thing.. :)
Sophie adds a voice and essence to the book... I don't think I would have imagined it the same way reading it on my own.
The way love could be formed with the Beast being apart of it. - I also like the way the jokes were told.. ( for lack of a better way to say it)
I don't usually write reviews but I have to say if your into the same types of books I am into this is a great series to get started on! :)
If this book is representative of this author's work, never.
I would certainly give her another try as she was restricted by the quality of the material.
Can a good actor or reader redeem a lifeless, meaningless, poorly written work? I have yet to find one who can.
Easy to sleep while listening to it--no rewinding needed.
Silly, but not funny. Lively pace that takes you nowhere fast. Has a sunny California feel in a Dante's Inferno setting--very dissonant conceptually but without irony.
Dragon Bound is a good story line gone bad due to the authors instance of constantly bringing sex into the story line. At times, I was wondering if I was reading a XXX book rather then a fantasy novel.(OK, most XXX novels are fantasy novels, but not with a storyline surrounding Dragons!) While the overall theme of the story was encouraging, I couldn't get past the countless sexual innuendo in it to fully enjoy it. Had Ms. Harrison stuck to developing and telling the story of the human/dragon interface/trials/conflicts and left the rest out, it would have been a very different review written.