The characters are very well done. Kaylin is a character you can relate to, plays to the beat of her own drum, can't seem to be on time or quite put together, but a great main character, one you can root for. Severn is the ultimate, quiet hero, one you can depend upon, one that doesn't judge. The story is engaging.
Hard to say if I have a favorite, but Severn is a quiet, solid support to the main character. There isn't a lot of time given to him, but the glimpses of this character leaves a good feeling.
Listening to this book left me feeling a little lost a couple of times as I tried to track where they were and where they were trying to get, but the story was very good and kept me engaged.
Yes, my understanding of the Barrani was vastly improved here as well as key background given to important characters - definitely worth a second listen
There is a lot of world building which slowed the pace down but I found the book wholly enjoyable!
I'm hooked on this series and will be reading it start to finish!
I love books. hate reviewing books because I hate reiterating what many other's have said. I hate spoiling a review.
Gaining a much better understanding of just how little we know of the Baroni. And getting to know Kaylin and Teela better.
When she gets to meet the Lord of the Green for the first time inside his soul. I really like him.
I love how she treats all of her characters. she makes them all individual.
I dislike this question. I wish someone would make this series into a series of movies like Harry Potter. I can just SEE the man who would be Sanabalis. Or even better--The Archon! but while I can just Hear a young James Earl Jones growling Marcus' lines, he is too dignified to act the part. So I am still trying to find the "right" personality AND voice for Marcus. Not to mention Nightshade.
I am a professional driver and therefore spend a lot of time on the road. Audible has been a great source of entertainment for me.
Mysterious Foreshadowing Illuminating
There is a part where Kaylin (sp heard the book, never saw the spelling for her name.) gained herself a name, which by rote implies that she is now Immortal, because mortals don't have NAMES (the deep can bind you ones). But at the time she also grabbed a second name, which is a key element in this book.
She totally gets the attitude of Kaylin, she personifies her completely to the extent that you start feeling her angst against things she cannot control. *lol*
Hrmm....No. I did get a little sad when the new mother was chosen, and was glad when the new lord of the court came forth, but no real extremes.
This series is getting interesting. Kaylin seems almost a force of nature. A natural power check on the re-awakening of the ancients perhaps. I don't know, but look forward to book three. :)
Absolutley! One of my favs in the last year. Started with #7 on sale and was so impressed I just bought the first book and am now starting #4. Missing work to listen through the series! Picky about my purchases and this enire series is worth the credits.
I enojoyed his book as much as my first read..#7. First book was good but 2 and 7 are my favorites so far. More adult with less of the erotica in many female fantasy reads. It's one of my top listens the year if not the best. Enjoy it as much as my Bujold Vorkosigan series or Flints 1632. Highly recommend the series. Kind of an Eve Dallas story set in a fantasy world.
Good solid performance. Did have a bit of trouble following some of the characters due to a lack of more than a couple of accents and the confusing names.
Only the insatiable desire to get through the entire stories 7.5 books ASAPP.
I know it's good, as I have ignored work for nearly a week now.
I felt as if I was in attendance of the high court myself.
There are so many unanswered questions and mysteries to explore in Elantra. Indeed to know more.
So eloquent. It is almost as if this is a real story being retold. The details and emotion are so rich.
Not a thing.
We learn about Kaylin's world and secrets along with her.
Kaylin -- she has great power and yet lives a normal life and messes up like the rest of us.
The voices she gives to the various characters and races make them come alive.
Avid Audible Subscriber...
I have not read the print version of these books but I suspect the audio version is better because of the narration.
Khristine Hvam is an excellent narrator.
This book is filled with action and does keep moving.
I was hooked after the first book, but this one was even better. Michelle does a great job of building the characters.Khristine is so believable as the narrator.
I was sucked into this story. I truly love Kalynn. She is always finding trouble.