Love to read and I am really enjoying audible. Fantasy and sci fi are my faves but I also enjoy period novels and historical fiction.
I was hesitant to read this one but it was my fave of the series I loved it!!
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!
Oh so good.....I haven't listened to a bad Elder Races. Again this couple comes a very close second to Pia and Dragos and I would love to know more. The story, a little confusing at times so listen closely but very interesting and suspenseful. This is the first Gin and Oracle I have encountered and their story and talents are magical. I love Sophie in this series and would recognize every character she has performed!
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
Yes, this author is one of the top 10 in my list
When the house blew up.
I can't get over how she flexes her voice to give the characters different bodies.
I'm semi-retired at 67 and a recent Cancer survivor.
If I could give 10 stars to this book, I would. Of all The Elder Race books I’ve listened to so far, this one has my heart. AND I have loved all of them. I cannot say enough about the mind, brain, creative energy, unfathomable imagination and ability to turn a phrase that thrives in Thea Harrison. Oracle’s Moon may just be her best work (well, that I’ve read so far). The characters of Grace and Khalil are sheer perfection…Grace, an Oracle ‘don’t wannabe but hastobe’, is a steel magnolia from KY who by virtue of tragedy becomes the single parent of two orphaned kids as well as the recipient of powers she doesn’t particularly want. She struggles to make ends meet, to love and provide for her sister’s kids, and to adapt herself to a ‘gift’ that is both challenging and enormously draining.
Khalil, Djinn of great power and mystery, has no idea what he’s in for when he encounters Grace. He cannot understand her humanity as he is far from human and immortal. He IS however, enchanted with the kids, having lost his own daughter to a vile mother many years prior. And by lost, we mean changed from a powerful force for good to a damaged and permanently impaired being who needs to be kept away from the world.
As usual, there are reviews that give much better detail of the story and plotline…I give visceral reactivity and knee-jerk. This is the story of the Djinn and the Oracle—how they met, learned from each other, and fell in love. THAT story is priceless…Khalil’s efforts to control Grace, his desire to help her, his adaptation to human ‘skin’, his bumbling attempts to ‘date’ (the conversation between Rune and Khalil in which Rune gives Khalil dating advice is PRICELESS), his trips to the moon, his ability to ‘achieve pancakes’, his thoughts of falling into flesh (shades of City of Angels here), his growing respect for Grace, his protectiveness of her and need to be in her life, and ultimately, the return of Phaedra (Khalil’s daughter) and her triumph over the darkness (with Grace’s help) are all unrelentingly beautiful, funny, powerful, touching and downright amazing. Damn, I want a Djinn of my very own.
As for the performance of Sophie Eastlake, she is flawless. She captures Grace’s strength, her accent (beautifully done when SO MANY FAIL at being southern), her passion, her misgivings about ‘Oracleness’ AND Khalil and her strength…in short, when you listen to her be Grace…she IS Grace. And then she turns right around and does the SAME THING being Khalil…his arrogance, his need to control, his passion for the kids and for Grace, his bumbling efforts at understanding how to be in a relationship, his humor, his sensuality and his capacity for caring are all part of her depiction of Khalil.
I cannot erupt enough superlatives about how I felt about this book but I hope I’ve tried. It is nothing short of SPECTACULAR. Thanks, Teddy and thanks, Sophie and thank, audible.com.
This is book 4 in the series and it is great, but you should read the first 3 books in the series before you read this one. The story was so much better knowing the background of the characters. Thea Harrison does a great job linking her stories and the characters, so I'm hooked on this series! Thea also makes each male lead character in the series hot, interesting and unique. You will never feel bored or that the story line is "cookie cutter."
In this book, Khalil, a Demonkind Gin, and Grace, the Oracle, are both really good, kind, strong and interesting characters. The passion was hot! The book has some twists, and the ending is not what I expected (which was great). Thea leaves the story a bit open-ended, so we will see these characters again in another story. I can't wait to read the next book!
The narrator, Sophie Eastlake, is awesome!
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
I actually avoided this book. I cannot believe I did...but yes...I really did. Once I got to this book in the series I skipped it. I thought it would be horrible b/c of Khalil being a Djinn. I mean throughout the series Khalil has been sooo anal. But WOW. Grace is so down to earth that it isn't funny. She reminds me of truly southern woman. Khalil is explain so much better in this book, so are the Djinn. Khalil and Grace story is soo good, I keep re listening.
I was so disappointed with Book 3 that I almost didn't get this book. I'm so glad I gave the series another chance. This is probably my second favorite of the series, right behind Book 1. I really liked the characters, the Oracle and the Djinn. They had great chemistry together and really resisted it at the beginning. The story line was not predictable and took a while to reveal the deception and sinister plot going on underneath. It is definitely worth a listen. I may even listen to it again.
This book to me was just O.K. I am not sure I will listen to any more. I knew want would happen and kind of boring.
The first half of the first book in this series was excellent. It goes downhill from there. I think I am through with this author. I kept hoping to see more of what I really liked in Dragon Bound but I think she put her best first and now it's a real stretch.
It gets 2 stars because, technically, the writing is very good. The author has good pace, nice balance between narrative and dialogue and it is a well constructed story. But that's where it ends.
I just didn't care for the characters. Khalil was interesting -- but it was a little strange that he was a "spirit" who had never made himself into a human. Grace was awful. At one point in the book, she complains about volunteers who help her do yard work (no, it doesn't excuse it because she thinks to herself that she might be ungrateful for complaining).
In the big scheme of things, raising your sister's kids is not that big of a deal -- I know many people who are raising their sister/brother/child's kids and consider it a privilege.
I really don't understand why Grace couldn't get a job...?? Because she had a bum knee from a car accident? I worked as a single mom. I didn't complain and I didn't expect people to show up and do my yard work for free. And if they had, I sure as heck would not have grumbled about them not working hard enough. Geez!
It was a boring story about selfish characters.
I am a scifi/fantasy/mythology reader,and to find a book that incorporates that into a romance novel is wonderful, I found it hard to turn it off to go to bed at night, and listened just about everywhere. Sophie Eastlake did a wonderful job, would have prefered to have a man actually do the male voices.. Would like to have more books in this series, it seems as if there is much more to the story, that the first 4 books were just an introduction to each of the characters. More please.