This story had potential but with hardly any back story explaining her past, it's hard to get the main character. And are all the other characters animals? It was weird!!!
I want to like this book. In someways I did but in others I didn't. I found Kaylin's thoughts distracting. As the book goes on I tuned out and got lost because of it. I don't know if the other books have Kaylin grow up and her thoughts get more focused.... but I don't know if I'll give them a try. I'm on the fence
I am addicted to audio books, mostly fantasy. I have alwayz loved to read but could never find the time. This way I keep my mind occupied with wonderful stories and don't get caught up in life's stresses. I'm so glad I found this site.
This book has all the right things to make it a good story. Cool ideas for characters, magic, good narration etc. but it just wasn't. I found it really hard to finish. I was confused throughout most of the book. Poor job explaining their world and just weird writing. I wouldn't recommend it
I like female characters and wanted to enjoy this book. Problem is there is way too much work required to keep track of names and characters. I guess I'm just a bit lazy and like a book to just flow instead of feeling like I have to make notes so I understand what is taking place.
great listen worth a more than 1 listen i recomend it to anyone who likes fiction
Being a strong fan of Faith Hunter's books plus The Hunger Games and Insurgent series, I decided to give Michelle Sagara's "Chronicles of Elantra" a try. "Cast in Shadow" is the first installment of her popular 11 book series. I appreciate the difficulty of creating a complex society of dragons, aerians, immortals, and humans with a few dozen important characters. However, the narrative dragged with excessive attention to mine numbing detail. The action scenes (approximately 25% of the total), actually flowed well enough to maintain my interest through the much more tediously told day to day events. The young heroine, Kaylin, is an intriguing main character and I can the see the possibilities of her evolving through subsequent adventures. Kristine Hvam did a fairly good job with the narration. I am a big fan of Jane Yellowrock, and Ms. Hvam brought equal talent to Kaylin, the variety of other female voices, and the story's narrative. However, she had some difficulty differentiating the large number of different male characters.
I've had this on my wish list for awhile and am entirely happy with this purchase. I wasn't able to read the book all at once and this tale really kept a good pace. It drew me in and got to some action right away, which I love, and kept the flow of it all throughout. When I purchase audio books I'm always concerned with how the narrator can at times distract from the story. With this book the narrator was awesome! Different character voices really gets you into the story, so Bravo!!!
Overall a great great book and I will be reading the next in the series. Thank you to the writer and also
narrator for taking me to a different world 😊