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.