There were too many details and repetitiveness. Got tired of hearing every thought about different things - how to escape, hate to hurt her - multiple times. The basis of the story sounded good but all the minute details kind of dragged the story down.
If you like the Harlequin Romance Novels you will love this book, If you like Sci Fi / Fantasy you will not.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of red and the sun. That's heaven.
The narrator was fantastic in the way he breathed life into the book. This is the second time I've listened to this series and I loved all of it. I had never heard of these before, but I can't wait for the next, Please let there be another!
Fury of Ice
Bastian was fantastic.
The writer is limited to colloquialisms, slang, and pop culture. I found it very hard to listen to 200+ year old dragons talking as if they walked of the set from a CW teen drama. I enjoyed the story, and felt compelled to get the next book, but, I read it instead and it was not so bad to read the words. It was torture to listen to the OMG's, and LOLs, and references to TV shows.
The author created a nice Dragon society, and a shifter culture that caught my imagination and wanted a happy ending.
First book by him I have listened to and I will think twice about getting another one. I don't know if it was his performance or the writing that did not lend itself to be read out loud. When you say OMG, and LOL you sound like you are 15, not a nurse practitioner in her third decade, not a dragon who slept for 200 years. At least when you read OMG your brain substitutes the words and you can move on.
Yes it would come right after Vampire Diaries, and Gossip Girl. It was written for that age group even though it has a lot of explicit sex scenes.
I read the series in two weeks, and can't wait for the next one. THe story line and the characters intrigued and gripped me, I just had to read it and not listen to it.
Although the idea of the book was interesting, it was very poorly written. There was no suspense around the relationships - the inner dialog was simply stupid and far too revealing with no sense of tension, no real build up of affection, and no sense of the strength a woman would actually bring to a relationship. The book was clearly written by a female - which lent a certain creepiness to the male reading - but it read more like what a man would expect a woman to be thinking. This is unfortunate as I think the concept and worldview was interesting and had a lot of potential in the right hands.
Take more time with that inner dialog - this sounded like it was written in a month to hit all the requirements for a romance novel - so that the tension builds slowly - so that the reader actually wonders what will happen next.
Also - stop interrupting every thought with an "and." I imagine in the written book it looked something like "and ---" followed by a quote. That is certainly the way it sounded.
As I listened, I fbegan to feel there was something wrong with a male voice vocalizing the sex thoughts of a woman - at least the way this book was written. The author had a habit of interrupting a thought line with a conjunction ("and" or "but") which the reade would follow with a pause - after the fifteenth time it was like fingernails on a blackboard and just served to emphasize the writing.
Irritation. I quit halfway. I marked it as finished - I couldn't even listen to the whole final chapter to find out what happened.
I won't be buying anything else in the series.
I have a love for a good dragon romance story and this is a standout over all the others that I've read or heard in a long time. I love this and as soon as I can I will be getting the other books in the series.
I think the most memorable part of this book was the knowledge that the women that have been harmed for so long due to the births of the children are the key to the emotional wellbeing of these men. if these men bond with their women then they can transcend what they have know all of their lives.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
detailed, wordy and moderately fun!
I liked the beginning but then it began to drone on and on near the end...
When it was discovered that Bastien could heal Myst...
Due to the ending, I will read #2 but I don't know if I will go any further.
Romantically erotic sci-fi
Bastian - given the description of his body, the tone of his voice, and the loving protectiveness he possesses, what woman wouldn't say he's her favorite character!
The moment that Bastian awoke in the dispensary, and realized that his "Bella mine" had saved him. It was the moment I realized they were now melded into one.
It would have to be when she realized that Caroline was loved by her male, and not just sacrificed for the offspring.
This is the first piece I've read from this authoress, and I am totally taken by her writing talent. Her words together with the narrator's talent with voice portrayals, kept me enthralled. I could not leave this story until I had finished the whole book!!
Mom of 3 who wishes she had more time to listen to her audio library.
The action, the romance, the story behind the story. The main story is about Bastian and Myst, but if you listen you'll find the author is setting you up for the series. I really like stories about dragons and this story appealed to my craving for romance.
Bastian was my favorite character because of his fierceness and protective nature towards Myst. I love a hunky male that is willing to protect his woman.
I liked the voice he did for Bastian. He did a good job differetiating between the characters.
Yes, I wanted to listen in one sitting. I couldn't because of time and instead listened in two sittings. I have listened to the book twice now. It's my favorite in the series.
Paranormal/Fantasy Romance is my favorite genre and this book doesn't disappoint with the background of Dragonkind. FYI: The "F" bombs are thrown around quite a bit and there's a steamy sex scene.
Was it worth the credit? I say, Yes!
I liked the idea behind this book. Dragons, tough guys and sexual tension. I bought the next book.