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I love Kresley Cole particularly this series. While I trial enjoyed Trehen I must says I was very disappointed with Bettina. She was very weak, spoiled, bratty and too indecisive for me.
Most of Kresley's female characters are strong warriors but have a vulnerability that keeps allows you to recognize femininity.
Bettina came off as just weak whom did not understand either her own feelings nor of those she claimed to love... Too selfish and naive to be a main character of the Lore
This series is wicked and I can't wait for more. Also I'm soooo glad Robert is doing the narration, it gives great continuity between the series. I hate it when narrators are chopped and changed. His accents are great and he does the female voices really well. And his rendition of dear old Nix is great, seriously quirky and out there, the Lykae Scottish accent and the Dacian one is knee melting. The British accents Cockney and otherwise are really authentic. The story was great full of emotional twists and turns - Kresley Cole is awesome. Shy placid heroines usually annoy me. But I loved Bettina - her godparents may have tried to undermine her but she outdone them and got what she wanted. The girl has serious potential I hope this pair pop up again. Their passionate byplay is entertaining.
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It may have been exacerbated by the fact that I didn't care for the narration, but this book really got on my nerves. I thought all of the characters were really one-dimensional and not very likeable, and Bettina was just annoying. I also thought it was about 3x longer than it needed to be. There were a couple of bright spots with the humor -- the mundane world references to things like Rocky Horror and Cracker Barrel were kind of funny, but they seemed very random and out of place. The sylph Salem was the only character that I really liked, but he still seemed like a caricature. There were quite a few sexy bits, but something about the language seemed too crass to me and the Dracula-style accent that the narrator gave to Trehan was really disconcerting. I also really dislike the romance novel tropes of "Oops -- I had sex with you by accident, thought you were someone else!" and "Well, since I can't have sex with who I really want I'll just practice with you." Overall, bleh.
I loved every single minute of this book, Kresley Cole you've done it again!
There is nothing I would change except for I wish this story was longer. His and Her's viewpoints was fabulous to get inside their thoughts.
Kresley Cole never disappoints! Absolutely loved the book . An action packed love story!! And I love this narrator!! If you are a fan of her IAD series, this is a must read. So looking forward to the next book in this series.
Every story in this series is unique, captivating, and erotic as hell! This story includes royals of two different countries, a battle to the death contest to win the princess' hand in marriage, misguided love, attempted murder, and a battle of wills. Overall, a nice edition to the series.
I come from a military family, I am currently retired, I love to read and listen to good audiobooks with Eric G. Dove and Robert Petkoff.
Another excellent book by Kresley Cole. The books are rich in character, location and story. I love the audible versions with Robert Petkoff. He is one of the best in my opinion. Keep them coming Ms. Cole!
A reviewer at Guilty Indulgence Review Site. I don't go anywhere without a book -ebook or audiobook.
I love this series and am so glad I switched to audio after reading the first dozen in ebook. Petkoff is an outstanding narrator who adds more to the story, building on the author's world. Each book takes us closers to the big moment while providing us with a perfect love story. What more could you ask for?