Nalini Singh is one of my favorite authors and this one is one of her best works. Of the 4 books, this is my favorite and it is a great ending to the overall story line. A great twist to beauty and the beast and neither are who you might think they are. Some of the more interesting support creatures I've seen in a long time. Makes me wonder about their storys and hope to see more on them.
it is a toss up. somethings were noticed while listening that i did not notice while reading and vice versa. they were both very good
the whole story was a little different from many of the other paranormal reads/listens. It kept my interest by moving.
the voice did not sound flat as if she was just reading out loud.
no particular moment that i remember, but it has been a while since i listened to the book.
as this book was the last in what you would call a series, i was disappointed that the brothers and sister from prior books were not more evident in the retake of the castle, what their actions were. But like i said the book was well done and as a stand alone book, you would not think that much about the other siblings. In the end, the author did let you know what the other siblings ended up doing with their lives after the castle was retaken which was good. If you like paranormal and are getting a little jaded on the normal were animals, vampires, shape shifters, etc., this will be a refreshing change with suspense filled moments but a sweetness portrayed in the characters too. Try it, i liked it.
I was so looking forward to finding out the ending of this story. It fulfilled all my expectations. Nalini Singh is a wonderful story weaver. I anticipate more wonderful books in the future.
First, you should know that this is the last book in a series, and the other books aren't available as audio books. I probably wouldn't have downloaded it without reading the other books if I had known that, but it didn't become evident until the end when you find out his siblings are mated.
Second, the story has a great plot and I like the main characters as well as the side characters. But there are some pacing issues. The first half of the book has a good pace, and then about a fourth of the book is a series of sex scenes with no real plot advancements, and then the last quarter of the book is back to having a good pace.
Not that I object to the smoking hot love scenes, but 2 hours out of an 8 hour book, especially when they're one right after another, is a bit much. After a while, my reaction to the sex was just "yawn". At least some of them needed to be edited out or seriously shortened so that the plot would move a little. Good book but not up to Singh's usual standards.
Four books, four different writers, same storyline. You'd think it just wouldn't work but darn it, it was good!! It's pretty much impossible to tell who wrote what and the flow of the story is totally continuous. Great little bit of escapism and well worth the credits...
57 ways to repeatedly say,
Nalini Singh should read ANY Margaret Weis or Brent Weeks book to see what Sci-Fi or Fantasy story looks like.
The Narrator got a low rating due to the poor material she had to work with. The greatest narrator in history would have her/his career destroyed after recording this trash.
There were no redeeming qualities to this book that suggest any talent for writting in the Sci-Fi or Fantasy genre.
This is my first and last Nalini Singh book.