I can't think of anyone I know who actually would enjoy this monstrosity.
Nothing by this author, that's for sure.
I wouldn't, because this book is terrible and doesn't deserve a narrator.
Every single last one.
As an avid reader, there are always books I don't like, but so far I haven't come across any that made my blood boil like this one did. The reason? The main character. Apparently, according to Kresley Cole, domestic violence is fine as long as a woman is the one doing the violence, men couldn't POSSIBLY understand what being used for sex is like so we should stick it to every man we meet and make him feel worthless even though he's done nothing to deserve it, and being bitchy, stuck-up, and just plain mean to a man who saves your life on multiple occasions (at extreme risk to his own I might add) is how a "strong" woman behaves. Ugh. I hated the main character the whole way through. She wasn't just a bitch, she was an uber-bitch who literally made the hero feel like garbage and yet he continues to worship her. I just wanted him, just once, to tell her (soulmates or not) to go fuck herself with a thorny stick. But of course that can't happen because women are Jesus, right? Also, the story itself was irritating. (Spoilers!) At one point, the "heroine's" boyfriend, who was being used as an excuse not to be with the hero, is revealed to be using her for her work in this obvious bid to make it seem as though women really are being kept out of STEM fields by men and not by their own stupid decisions. His character is nothing more than a plot device to make her suddenly want the hero after an entire book of her taking a big, nasty shit on him. It's pure propaganda, dressed up as romance and it makes me sick. A guy saves my life on multiple occasions, injuring and inconveniencing himself and over and over while also teaching me how to fight and doing everything in his power to take care of me in every possible way, he can have whatever he wants. As for his lie, he wasn't going to go through with it, but when he had no other choice he did it to save her life. I don't see that as something to get butthurt over. Just so much misandry and sexism against men in this book, I was just barely able to stop myself from throwing my tablet across the room. I HATE this book!
Cadeon Woede has been trying to make up for a careless act 900 years ago that caused his elder brother’s kingdom to fall into their enemies hands. The same enemies that murdered his entire foster family and Cadeon, a Rage Demon is more than ready to atone for his sins. All he has to do is deliver the Vessel (a chosen female of Lore who will beget a child who will become a warrior of ultimate good or evil) to hand over to a wicked sorcerer. In exchange, Cadeon will receive a special weapon capable of defeating his enemy in order to restore the kingdom to his brother’s hands. Unfortunately, for Cadeon the Vessel just happens to be Holly Ashwin a beautiful, brilliant young woman he has had his eye on for months thinking she just might be his life mate. And now that he’s kidnapped her, he KNOWS she is his mate – so does he keep her or turn her over to the evil sorcerer?
I have been following Ms. Cole’s Immortals After Dark series and each and every book just gets better and better! What I love is any kind of paranormal being you can think of generally show up in Cole’s Lore world and it is simply fascinating. Although, I have to say, I am very partial to the Valkyries - they are a hoot and unbelievable warriors with a heck of a sense of humor (even if they’re not aware of it).
Cadeon had been attracted to Holly, for a while and thought she was human. Discovering that she was in truth the ‘vessel’ and a valkyrie as well was a definite shock. However, Ms. Cole focused her attention on the adventure and Cadeon doing everything in his power to both keep Holly alive and not give in to temptation. The descriptions of demons, specifically ‘rage demons’ was amazing. And the most wonderful aspect of this audio was the impressive narration by Robert Petkoff who did both male and female voice-overs amazingly well – a terrific performance.
Bottom line: This was, as found in every Immortals After Dark book was sensual, quirky, and complete with bad-ass heroines who generally provide the humor that make these books so deliciously wonderful! Kresley - you go girl!
I love Cadeon's character and accent.
When Cade first sees Holly, he is struck dumb. So sweet!
I have no complaints. He is magnificent!!
I tried...I really did. Good listen!
I'm contemplating naming a kid Cadeon...lol
I absolutely love to read/listen to my books. If the book is hot, I'll read it over and over again. My wish is to meet my favorite authors.
I cant stop... between kresley gina and lainey I m gonna lose my mind... literally
The Story was full of adventure and enthralling. I absolutely loved these two characters. Kresly Cole never fails to hold you captive with her writing skills and I never tire of Robert Petkoffs narration! I love his voice and how he brings all the characters to life. I laughed hysterically numerous times. An excellent read!
I'm a graduate student from Flint, MI. My day job affords me hours to enjoy audio books while I work. Self-professed Narrator Snob!
I've enjoyed every one of the Immortals After Dark series but this has been the best by far! The story was great, and as someone who also as OCD it was nice to see a love story with a character who also has it (although her illness was simplified for the book, I think)