What a Surprise!
The Dragons changing and then the battles. Wow! Not to mention the bonding.
The whole book was my favorite. The narrator was especially important due to tone, and having the ability to make the book come to life.
I would listen to this book in one sitting.
Coreene Callahan and Benjamin L. Darcie brought this book to life. I have the second book. Now, Audible.com, where is the 3rd book. I'm waiting! Think you for such a great book.
I really liked the idea with the half dragons, I thought that rather original, but unfortunately I was disappointed. The characters were very briefly described and I couldn't really connect with them or the story. The narration was ok though.
Let's face it, this book is somewhat formula paranormal romance there is enough deviation from the formula to make it interesting. Not all the bad guys are truly evil and the good guy isn't perfectly good. Granted there are not as many dragon based books as there are vampire or traditional Werewolf books out there, I believe this book put a decent enough amount of twists to make it fresh. That's not to say you won't see the typical verbiage found in the PNR books, but honestly how many different ways can you describe two people getting close and having sex?
Towards the beginning of the book, our heroine has to do something that most of us would probably think twice about, and she has to deal with the consequences throughout the book. Granted she is a nurse, but even those in the medical field are people and are impacted by the lives of their patients.
No, this is the first book with this narrator. I found his voice a little better than most. He is eloquent in his presentation and annunciation to make the performance easy to follow. He is not as good as Jim Dale (Harry Potter narrator) at the voices, but few people are. However, that being said his presentation is enjoyable enough I'd listen to other books he has narrated.
There were parts where I needed to get to a decent enough stopping point, so it did keep my interest enough to anticipate what would happen next. But I didn't feel compelled to finish it in one sitting. I took me four.
One thing I liked about this book, was the fact that I felt the author had a decent enough grasp of the English language she didn't feel compelled to pull out a thesaurus to add obscure or forgotten language. I believe most people listening to this will find the book easy to follow without having to get side tracked by phrases or words from previous bygone eras. Unless I'm reading a book staged in the 17th century or earlier, or is referenced from earlier eras, I hate it when the author throws in verbs or adjectives we haven't used in more than 100 years. It makes the story come off as pretentious.
I love this series so far. I was looking for something to fill in between DoW books. This fit well. I love stories with danger, mystery and lots of plot so this one fit in well. So here's the short version, if you like hard edged men with hearts of gold, bad guys that die in a pile of ash and really steamy seduction then you will love this series!
Its different for me to hear the story from a man's voice but that is the POV the story is written in. Most of the ones I've listened to have been narrated by women, especially the ones with steamy scenes like the ones in this book. But when a deep, purring male voice is needed Mr. Darcie does the job nicely. On the plot front there are plenty of characters to work with for lead male in the coming books. Also, the story lends to a fairly long series. I read the second book in the series on my Kindle and its amazing too. I am going to get Fury of Ice on audio too so I re-listen as many times as I want until the third story comes out. LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!
As others have said there are similarities to BDB, but I don't see that as a negative. I know I like that sort of story so I read similar ones. It was an easy listen and I'll buy the rest of the series.
Here we go again, girl meets not a vampire but this time a dragon. The author is a good writer and narrator good. My only concern is that the "formula" of ...girl meets boy, girl hates boy, in this case, dragon, after hating boy and falls in love with boy/gorgeous man/dragon falls in love with boy - is getting a little old for me.
Now, I know all of you are probaby sick of hearing about JR Ward and the black dagger series but this is similar only with dragons instead of vampires. But JR is great at flushing out her male characters. This is similar to the Black Daggar series only replace the vampires with dragons. All the human/dragons are fabulous looking and the women need rescuing.
Let me reitterate, the writer is really good but I've heard the story so many times before.
I will be reading all of the series. The writing reminds of JR Wards Brotherhood series with its own special story. Can't wait until Nov. 13 and her next book is available.
I read the reviews about the similarities to the BDB and I really didn't find myself comparing the two. I love the BDB and consider myself an expert on the series. Sure there are the "mine" statements, references to the latest commercial products, and the brotherhood feel. I didn't find it any different than similar paranormal books I've read. Many are all about claiming their one true love, existing in today's world, and belonging to some group or another. I liked how the story moved quickly. The hero and heroine recognized early on that they wanted each other. Most of the angst was saved for the interim battles and the final showdown. I read these types of books for the happy endings and a possible setup for the next in a series. I got that with this one and will defintely read the next in the series.
In the top 10%
This is a very unique view at dragons. I listened straight through the whole thing. I loved it and am disappointed the next book is not on audio yet. Ms. Callahan left plenty of room for the series to grow - and I want it all NOW.