Loved this story. A wonderful 2nd novel in the All Souls trilogy. Dianna and Matthews adventures into the 16th century were totally mesmerizing. Once again Ms Harkness intertwined real historical figures with her wonderful fictional characters resulting in a wonderful story. Can't wait for the third book. Jennifer Ikeda does another excellent job in narration.
PNR is my prefered genre, but I also enjoy any lighthearted, funny, steamy stories. Listening to books helps me to do mindless housework.
I'm nowhere near an expert on history, but I've always enjoyed this period of time, and Ms. Harkenss does an AMAZING job illustrating life in the later 16th century in wonderful detail. Moreover she has woven in another of my interests, supernatural creatures, as well as continues the relationship between Matthew and Diana.
Um, a history book mabey? I was reminded of the Showtime series "The Tutors" and the days (before I had kids) when I could go to Ren. Faires!
Love, love, love her ability to beliveably deplict charater voices!
Yes, most definatly, but, waaay to long to do so.
I personally thoughly enjoyed all the detail Ms. Harkness uses, it's very apparent she is aquanted with the time period. It would be hard for me to say which I enjoyed more the 1st or 2nd, and I'm going to have a very difficult time waiting for the 3rd installment!!
At times, the story seemed to drag a bit, but overall, it was a pretty good continuation of the story started in A Discovery of Witches. I enjoyed the historical figures that popped up throughout the story.
Yes. I have recommended it to several of my friends already.
Loved the time travel aspect of the story.
Its a long book. Probably would take longer then one sitting to listen to it all.
Interesting turns and twists to the story- definitely not predictable!
Interesting storyline- very unique. Witches, vampires, demons, time-travel- all in the form of a decent mystery thriller!
Excellent narration, easy to listen to, great storyteller!
I found myself a little surprised at the lack of a feminist response in some of the situations (I was expecting them- as a man, I found some of the details very chauvinistic.) I found the subservience a little distasteful, even when it might have been period-appropriate.
I thought some of the love scenes were a little drawn out (almost softcore porn). In some cases, I felt it took away from the action of the overall story. Other than that, I really liked this book! I found it even better than the first one! Well worth a listen!
Believer in what you can't see
I love learning about the period from the characters perspective
The narrator was excellent but I was a little annoyed at how Diana refuse to listen to anyone while she lived in the 1500's.
I loved the scene with Diana's drake
No, I didn't have an extreme reaction. t did however want to shake Diana everytime she walk right into danger. Especially when she went wit Kit and was tied to a post. I was so annoyed.
Looking forward to the third book
In every ending, there is a new beginning.
Picks up right where A Discovery of Witches left of and jumps into a whole new world of historical people, places and new obstacles for Matthew & Diana to overcome. Contains some of the most descriptive and interesting nuances of any book I've ever read or listened to.
This book is like nothing else...with the exception of its predecessor, A Discovery of Witches. There are so many real life people, places, historical events and opportunities for research-linking so much together you just can't even fathom! But even without knowing anything about those elaborate intricacies, it's a wonderfully fun and exciting experience. The first book seemed to be more about Diana, and from her point of view. This book seems to concentrate mire on Matthew, an his point of view. But don't worry, neither is left out of either book. In each, they both discover a great deal about each other...and themselves.
Jennifer Ikeda is a wonderful narrator and does an amazing job capturing all the accents, inflections and nuances of each character! It's simply unbelievable to me how she can come up with so many different voices for so many different characters, making each one completely separate and distinct!
Obviously, I would take Matthew out! He's the quintessentially perfect man-in my opinion! I'd love to try all the wines he loves & watch him savor their scents and tastes! And then, of course, there's the incredible vampire stamina and inventiveness in the bedroom I'd LOVE to experience! :°)
one of my favorites, love a great series.
Diana is meets her father. That we really unexpected.
She is great with all the different accents. I love her voice. Very believable.
History is not as boring as you think. Try living it!