James Marsters does an amazing job with the narration, so I would highly recommend the audio edition over the print version.
He has a dynamic voice that is always entertaining, and there is never any confusion as to which character he is voicing at a given time.
The world in which the story takes place is well developed and interesting. I liked the way vampires were handled in the story as well. It ended leaving me wanting the next book.
SOMETHING! Sorry it was funny when I typed it.
Not a bad story it was hard to get past the beginning which was a little slow going and many times I wanted to just stop... but I kept going and was well worth it. If you like steampunk you might like this. I enjoyed this and have moved on to the next in line.
It depends. If they like alternate history and star-crossed lovers, then maybe. It was just too cliché and trope-ridden for me.
Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Meh. The plot and characters were so-so and predictable. Several reveals were telegraphed poorly, and I'd seen a similar star-crossed lovers thing too many times before. The world-building and alternate history were well done, and were really the saving grace of this book.
Really I "read" this to hear James Marsters read an audiobook. His male voices were well done and I liked the range he showed there but the female voices were a let down. Still I will listen to more from him, but I will not continue this series. Not enough to the story for me to care.
The narrator! LOVE HIM! He does the Dresden files,I was worried I would be able to separate the two. He is amazing, the story is good too!
Probably when she realized he was the other kings son
HE IS AMAZING! I love love love him!
It was who she would have never expected!
Great book, a must read
Well its not too comparable - its a complete rewrite of history with science and supernatural elements. Just delightful.
Top notch. James is absolutely amazing.
Laugh, cry and shudder. It was a very compelling listen.
I anticipated another crappy vampire novel - but she managed to capture a sort of unique twist. Airships, vampires, post apocolyptic (sort-of), spiritualism, unexpected (an not forced or irritating) romance. It was wonderful. Any lover of fantasy/sci-fi will be very entertained.
Absolutely! Especially to people who have roleplayed Steampunk or V:tM. Howevet, it's also a star-crossed love story, which makes it terrific for those who don't require "Shades of Gray' in romance.
The book is NOT comparable to thle "Twilight" franchise; the Griffiths can write,
The heroine is brought before the vanpire king -- and most of the vampires in England.
, When the lovers have been separated, ostensibly forever, he manages to send her meaningful gift. The only thing protecting her is the word of a vampire prince.
The book is told with cinematic delight, almost gleeful. I appreciate vampire stories that are high on action, low on angst.
The book is read by James Marsters/ He is, by far, my favorite narrator. He manages to differentiate among the characters and to read the entire book with clarity and his melliflous voice.
I can't wait for the sequel.
To much emotional reiteration. I was heartily sick of the characters by the time we were done. The story should have been awesome, but it was predictable and overshadowed by melodrama.
I am going to listen to James doing a great job of the Dresden books again.
James is great, but this book does not really leave him with much to work with. Given that he got me into audiobooks with Grave Peril I find it difficult to reconcile how I feel about this book with how badly I want to hear James telling stories.
Perhaps as a movie some of the melodrama would be diminished.
along with dresden files & carnival of souls
dresden files & carnival of souls no boring parts james marsters is amazing
insane not to see it
can't get enough of james marsters he brings book to life. makes one neglect to remember the brillience of the authers
I enjoyed this book, I would listen to it again. The story was interesting and had more than a few twists that kept it interesting.
Everybody likes the heroes, in this case a very nice split of hero and heroine, but I really enjoy the dynamics of the villains. The villains are on the surface easy to predict, but as you get to know them you see they hide emotions and desires that twist them as events unfold. I really enjoyed the conflict of the female villain, as she warred within herself over her desires, training, loyalties, and basic upbringing.
He was consistently able to give differentiating voices to each character, making it easy to understand who was speaking.
No, even though I was forced to stop at points where I wanted to continue, there were other points I did stop because I had to process the impact of the last chapter, or the idea of this dramatic change in society due to different events in the history of the described world (our world with divergent history due to a vampire uprising).
I enjoyed this book and look forward to seeing where the author is going with this story. I get the feeling it really can't ever end 'happily ever after' for anyone, and I find that different and exciting.
One of the most imaginative vampire thrillers ever! And James Marsters (many will know him as Spike from Buffy) is an excellent narrator!
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter: again a very imaginative book.
He brings the characters to life with his wonderful narration. His stage experience really comes in handy.
I"m afraid I might give away some essentials of the plot. Let"s just say the relationship between the Princess and Greyfriar is touching and exciting.
I can't wait for the next book!