Dreamy eyed teen girls. However it's not really appropriate for them.
I know that she can do better than this.
It has a very weak story line.
She latches on to words and "fill in the blank" phrases that she won't let go of, ie : shit kickers (boots), thank *uck, FUBAR, _-o-meter (as in kill-o-meter), _ville (as in "neck deep in holy shitsville") a sprinkle of _ with a dash of _, _ itis (as in Ricaritis). There are too many of these to even list and they are used repeatedly.
There is very little creative description in this story. She uses lame, stupid, and silly analogies to describe everything from feelings to environment and actions, and does it at great length. Even the thoughts behind a split second decision are blathered about at length.
There is not an ounce of clever or creative dialog. Ancient dragons, who should have a great deal of experience and command of language, speak as though a a teenage girl put the words in their mouths. By this I mean, it is a teenage girls version of what a tough guy sounds like. The women are supposed to be smart, clever, and tough. That certainly doesn't come across through any dialog.
Mostly inappropriate voices
I would have cut in down to two chapters. There, honestly, isn't much of a story to this. It is all pointless filler that doesn't advance the story at all. It is as if she got paid by the word.
I would cut out all of the incessant thoughts about how beautiful, clever, smart, tough, adorable, brave, blah blah blah the women are. And, how they must be protected, never fear, always feel safe, blah, blah, blah.
I would also cut the endless thoughts about how gorgeous the men are; and their self deprecating thoughts about how unworthy they are and how they must always prove themselves worthy of their female.
I read the first in the series and thought it had an interesting premise. Wasn't wild about it, but thought it showed promise. However the second book amped up all the things that I didn't like in the first, taking them to a level that is almost unbearable. Since I was stuck on an 8 hour flight, I bore it. If I had it do again, I would sleep.
This series is on the order of the Midnight Breed and the Black Dagger Brotherhood. We have a group of good dragon warriors fighting against the other group of bad dragon warriors out to take over the world and kill all the humans. Of course along the way, the good dragons find the loves of their lives converting them to dragon ways, becoming part of the dragon commune. It all sounds cliche, which it is, but I enjoy a series like this now and then just for the fantasy, and a break from my usual crime thrillers. This being the second of the series, we are introduced to a couple new characters and the old ones are becoming familiar urging me to read the next installment to see if eventually good will triumph over evil.
Say something about yourself!
This is the story of Frosty, a.k.a the ice dragon and his "she-cop" Angela. I wanted to listen to this story to see how it would unfold, and it did unfold a bit differently than I thought so that was good. What I didn't like were the inconsistencies and the gaps in story. For example, there is a phone call towards the end of the book and someone is suppose to stay where they are, but when the person shows up they are no longer there....why? Or how Angela was "hurt" but we aren't REALLY sure how she was "hurt"...also not a lot of smexing in this book. Normally I don't mind if an action packed book goes light on the smex...if there is a plot to carry it, this one really didn't.
I want to hear Mac's story in book 3 but I think I'll give up on this series at that point. They are nice filler books while waiting for the books I REALLY want to listen to, but in my opinion this series is WAY weaker than Black Dagger Brotherhood, and The Midnight Breed Series...kind of on par with the Lords of the Underworld series...cool world, not a total waste of time, but nothing gripping.
Oh, and the narrator being a MAN I would expect his male voices to be better. His inflection is good, whispers are whispers and he's okay with all that but this big and tough warrior/fighter sounds like he might be 19 and a virgin...not so good for the swoon moments, which may be why I couldn't connect as well as I would have liked.
Strong women rule!
I remember the scene of how Angela escaped through the ventilation system when she broke out of the razorbacks lair. Very well written!
He is very good at telling a story. Very easy to listen to and almost hypnotic in a good sort of way. Really brings the interest of the story to the reader.
I enjoyed the entire book!
A different narrator would have been a good first step. Though the story itself was slow and hard to keep listening to ... due to so many positive reviews I kept listening waiting for it to pick up and get more interesting. Paranormal books are my favourite way to escape into another world for a short while, this book didn't fit the bill at all. I'm going back to the old fashioned way of reading paranormal books.
Definitely nothing from this author or narrator !
The book had sexy characters and scenes and I felt I was listening to my grandfather talk about "harder" "faster" and well suffice to say I looked forward to the intimate scenes to be over as it was plain awkward! And hearing what sounded like an elderly gentleman use swearing words, just didn't have the impact I imagine the author was going for :(
Where is the fast forward button!
Voracious reader/listener: I usually have one ebook and one audiobook going at a the same time. I'm a very eclectic reader so I tend to switch genres after every book. I'm open to most genres but my favorites in audio are mystery and fantasy (epic and urban both).
The first book in this series had serious similarities to Ward's BDB: the language, the two factions of warriors battling each other but with dragons instead of vampires, etc. Even though I wasn't crazy about reading a BDB clone, something about the characters pulled me and I decided to give Fury of Ice a chance, specially because I had read in previous reviews that the author became more herself. But I didn't find any such thing.
The book still has like a million POVs and lots of internal rambling about unnecessary things. Who cares if the villains are eating sandwiches or that one of them likes trucker lingo? I want time spent on the actual relationship - after all, this is a romance. But that was glossed over, specially the heroine's recovery after her kidnapping and abuse. Am I suppose to believe that a woman in her situation would be hooking up with a guy so soon? Give me a break!
Bejamin Darcie's narration was spot on even if his Scottish accent wasn't very attractive -sorry to say, he's no Robert Petkoff but I will definitely listen to another series narrated by him.
I liked most characters in the book - I applauded when the heroine realized that she was being very selfish by endagering the hero with her pursuit of revenge - but I just wished we would have spent more time on the main characters. I'm curious to see what's the deal with Wyck so maybe I'll continue listening. Can't say for sure right now.
Uninspiring. The relationship between the hero and heroine didn't have chemistry. Her writing with slang trying to mimic Black Dagger Brotherhood was just annoying and painful.She also has some similarities to the Lara Adrian series Midnight Breed.
I rather liked the first book -thought it a good mindless adventure. This book- I couldn't get through the first part.Didn't even finish listening to it.
Probably not. I didn't like her writing style.
I would have her rewrite it. Characters are all monotone and 2 dimensional. Dialog- unbelievable and uninteresting
I am retired and have started a small business from my home. I love every minute of my audible books. I can work and listen to a book at same time. I got a Kindle Fire for christmas and it has been ON ever scince. Now I just downloaded my library to my iphone....Its just great!
I would recommend this series to everyone. I love that they treat the woman with high regards. And that meridian is something else.
I love the series because the males are all big and tall are on a mission to protect women. In the process of protecting they find their mates. It included current events.
I love, love love them all but fury of seduction best because Mac turned into a dragon as an adult and is able to utilize his human experiences.
This series made me laugh hard and out loud.
My only regret is that it is only 3 b. What about the other guys. Give more..PLEASE! !!
The author addressed a very hard subject (rape) in this story, but it was done well.The love and support of the cast of charactors was touching.
Forge's talk with Angela. I wont give it away, but I re-listened to it several times.
Very good at giving charactors individuality. Especially liked Forge's Scottish accent.
Overall, an enjoyable listen. It has some very serious subject matter, but doesn't get graphic about it. But it also has some lighthearted moments that made me laugh.
This book was very much like the first book, but i listened to it in its entirety because i wanted to know what happened to the characters...and i had already purchased the third in the series.