This novel works because it is part of a nice series, but would not stand well alone, in my opinion. I enjoy Harrison's writing and Eastlake's narration, but it this novel is just there - a way to get to the next novel, which I really enjoyed. The story here is predictable and "meh" compared to the other 4 stories thus far.
Just cannot get any better than these series even those twilight books. At that time I thought those were the bomb but these are kicking those off the shelf!!
The characters were already well established in the first book and you kinda knew what you were in for even with their brief disagreement. Tiago seems to be the only who really has an understanding of their relationship while she is clueless 90% of the book.
I know that this book was mostly about her becoming the dark fae queen and going to the capitol, but the first book managed to do everything and encorporate a lot of romance. She was so closed off and trying to push him away while having her own melt downs that it tip toed on the line to annoying.
All the characters has polar opposite voices and it made it very easy to figure out who was saying what.
It made me want to read the next book in the series.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Near the top, awesome story and fabulous narration.
The love story...
She is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
From Trix to Queen...
It's a series, I thought book 1 was fabulous and this one is even better!!!!!
Suppose I am just providing feedback from a fan rather than reviewing... I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the narrator performance. I hope there are many more books in the series and that all the characters reappear from time to time in subsequent books. That all relationships and lives, progress and friendships either stay in tact (re-unite) in some way shape or form. In other words I hope Minian and Tiago re-appear (loved their story, passion), Ruin and Carling, Dragos and sentinals continue relationship even though evolving (there is a hint of it in Lords Fall).
Guess I agree with other review that this story might have had a little slower build up, so did the Serpant's Kiss and Oracles Moon, the joining of Dragos and Pia in the first book happened much earlier in the story (and more frequently than other books in series). Also, would like to see Minian and Tiago (maybe even the other characters in subsequent books) have opportunity for marriage and family too (though I guess it is a bit old fashioned of me).
Anyway, thoroughly enjoyed the story/book/series.
Sophie Eastlake does an outstanding job of narrating!
The scene in the bar, and the hotel scenes.
Sorry, I am not really answering the question but would like to say...
If this and/or other books are ever made into a film I hope there is alot of attention paid to select actors who look like the characters described in the book. And that all the key scenes are included. I have seen a number of films recently where I think this was not done and I was very disappointed.
I liked this book ok. The first one was better but I will still listen to the next one in this series. Its worth the credit.
Thea Harrison is obviously of the conviction that one word won't do if six can be found.
The book should have been about a third shorter because of the excessive use of descriptive words. Not horrible. It passed the time.
The story concept is sort of cool, but the endless descriptors piled upon descriptors got tiring... 'He held his lean, muscled body in tightly clenched stillness as he watched her tiny, lithe body gyrate on the dance floor in that scrap of a dress.'
The writing style is for preteens, but the sex scenes make it "mature audiences only."
This is definitely not a cerebral endeavor, instead it is a bit of fantasy that keeps you laughing and wanting more. Every woman's fantasy is to be protected though I doubt I would be able to withstand Tiago's style. The book was fun, fun, fun and a great way to escape the realities of life. Loved it!
There were so many but I was touched by the toughness of Tricks and the gentleness of Tiago.
The author did a great job of capturing her characters. The language and the humor was perfect.
Nothing she was great!
Read this book, it is so much fun and personally I feel it is well written.
Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!
This is the story of T-bird and Trix....Trix is being asked to take on a new role of ruling her people as Queen, it is her right by her bloodline, the thought to be long lost Dark Fae Princess has come out of hiding to take her place on the throne. Not everyone is thrilled that the princess has returned....and so the assassination attempts commence!
T-bird, one of the 7 Sentinels of the Wehyre people (sorry for my spelling guys I listened to it, I didn’t actually see these names spelled out) volunteers to go looking for Trix after an iPhone video surfaces on CNN that shows her own people turning on Trix, in an attempt to kill her, and she flees. T-bird tracks her down…and they become close….very close.
One thing that bugged me about this book was that it just felt it was a go, then not a go, then it was back on, only to be put on hold…a lot of yanking my chain to get to the “good stuff”, we got there eventually, but it wasn’t as powerful as in the first book. It was well worth the price and I will continue with the series…actually I already have and book three is awesome again!
I really enjoyed exploring more of the world that the author has developed in this series. Plus.. Steamy sexy warrior shape shifters are always fun!
There are several points in the book where the quips the main characters make made me laugh out loud. My Husband looked at me like I was nuts!