I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Rune story is soooo good. I like it alot. I love how Rune and the Vampire Queen kept changing history by flashback... so creative. I still don't understand what the Queen diease was and how she got over it, so that is why I rated this book a 3, but it deserves a 4 for sheer smexyness!
Eastlake is just awesome...
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You'll fight like a sentinel to get past the first 8hrs (boring) but the ending makes it worth it.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
Worth the listen!
Rune going back in time and the changes it makes.
She does a good job and I've been very pleased with her as always.
It's well worth the credit.
I listened to the first two books by Thea Harrison and thoroughly enjoyed them. I had a much harder time getting involved in this one and I'm not really sure why, but I just found I wasn't as interested in the story. Maybe it was the beginning, where we are getting to know Vampyre Queen Carling. She just doesn't seem like a very nice person and I really didn't want the story to be about her. Rune, yes. Carling, no. As the story progressed, I became more empathetic with Carling, but still couldn't really embrace her. Also, it seemed to take a long time to figure out what was going on. Maybe my mind wandered and I missed something, but I kept thinking that the writer was going to take the story in a different direction or include some other notions to make the whole story line more plausible. But even after the story ended, I kept thinking there were some missing pieces that could have really helped to tie the whole story together. The story ended with me kind of wondering what really happened. There were, to me, a lot of unanswered questions, even at the end.
And then there was the narrator. Really, I would expect a reader to be more educated, but she mispronounced what I think of as common words. Filleted did not have the French pronunciation fill ayed. She enunciated it all Fillit ed. It really irritated me for some reason. Luckily I figured out what the word should have been strictly from the context of the sentence (slicing someone up - like deboning a fish). Another was reticule (pronounced reticle). There were other words, and I recall she had problems with the other two books, but really, if your not sure you should look it up. Or are there editors for audiobooks. Whatever, they didn't catch the errors and it was annoying, making a fairly good story only adequate. Sophie Eastlake needs to be more careful, and, to me, take her job more professionally.
If you are into paranormal I highly recommend book 1 & 2 of this series but this book, not so much. Thea Harrison created a fascinating world with an array of supernaturals. I was getting addicted in the first two novels but the addiction was broken with this one.
There is a good story here but you have to be VERY patient because it does not really start until the second half of the book after a very complex backstory is established.
In the last book Rune obligated himself to a pact to do whatever Carling chooses. He now must fulfill that pact whatever it may hold. Khalil, who we also met in the last book, is an old and powerful Djinn and he owes two favors to Carling.
This book turns out to be a medical investigation into the cause of becoming a vampire. This is totally different than the stereotypes found in other novels. There is more focus on the investigation than the romance which was refreshing and the background of Carling's Egyptian beginnings is very interesting.
If you can hold out through the first half of the book, the rest will be worth it. However, I now need a break from the series. I will return because I want to learn about the other characters' individual stories.
In the last book, Rune made a deal with Carling and now owes her one favor. Carling is sick and has decided to call it in. Honestly, that whole bit was totally lame. Rune decides to stay behind and help her try to figure out a cure. She goes into these fades and Rune ends up traveling back in time and meeting a young Carling. Every time he does though, reality is slightly shifted because they change things. That was actually the most interesting part. Unfortunately, there weren't that many of them.
So, umm, this was okay. I just found it rather dull. But I can finally move on!!! Yay! I'm actually looking forward to the next book. I think Grace will be animated and feisty! And of course I'm curious about Khalil and his reaction to meeting her.
As usual Ms Harrison has hit it out of the park. I love this one. Even the end makes for a great cliffhanger. Rune has been the second in command of the Wyr for over a thousand years but one woman makes him turn his back on everything to help her. If you begin with this book you will not be disappointed but you would enjoy it more if you read the whole series. I read each one and all of the auxiliaries as well. This is a great set of stories and I hope she is not finished. Well worth the credit. If I could give it more stars I would.
I love when I'm pleasantly surprised. I had no major expectations with this 3rd story in the series but WOW this story drew me in hook line and sinker! Rune and Carling were hilarious together despite the seriousness of impending death. I'm not usually a fan of too many flashbacks---too confusing over several hours of listening--but this was well done and the listener is able to keep track of what is going on. Loved it!