Great character development. Action scenes are well done also. Favorite series next to Kim Harrisons.
I usually do not review books/audio books because I feel that great books are in the eye of the reader. Tastes vary, what is one person's cup of tea is not necessarily another's.
Audio books can be hard to review because sometimes a voice just doesn't go with the story. I've had some great books that were just ruined.
These books and the narrator put that to rest. I have now found where the two mesh completely and it has pretty much raised the bar for me. Now I expect all books to be the same.
I can't wait for the next book in the series! Some people may not agree with me and that's fine, it's my personal opinion. As Kate would say... Take it or leave it! You won't be disappointed.
Teens in the pack often have difficulty with change and end up going rapid. It is heartbreaking and no lie I was crying right along with Kate and the mothers. An opportunity to act as arbitrators for a European pack in exchange for a miracle drug has Kate and Curran traveling the high seas. Selecting who will go was serious but also hilarious and I loved all the political maneuvering.
We have not even debarked and some little hottie Mc-shifter has set her sights on Curran. Oh but lordy this is going to be fun and dangerous. Kate internal commentary is hilarious let us just hope she keeps her cool. Court politics, death threats, group hunts and a strange beast is going to make things interesting. Hugh D’Ambray is present and his verbal exchanges with Kate were a dance of hate, respect and connection.
Miscommunication, Angst and Heartbreak abound. With all that is happening and trying to fulfill their duties, poor Kate is beginning to doubt everything about her relationship with Curran. It is killing me, well not really. I am annoyed at the lummox and the angst. I personally would have killed the little minx and chewed her to bits. Were-beasts of every type imaginable and not imaginable make it on stage and we see battles, damage and even death. This last date was heinous and had me standing still while cleaning to take it all in. Lords above and below something Doolittle does nearly broke my heart. The book ended and then Andrews gave us a deleted scene addressing something that happens during the actual story that was not fully addressed. I was delighted and appreciative.
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Yes but please read them in order to get the most out of them, I own the hardcover of all her previous books in this series
Kate Daniels main character
This book is 80% violence, but other than that, I liked it. The story is about a human living among shape-shifters. The shifters naturally have a more hostile disposition. They form alliances and play power games. They are all about status, and pride. I think that angle might have been taken a little too far.
But, the characters do make sense.
I think a good heroine is hard to find, but the author did well developing this one. She is not a sob story, or an over-the-top sassy heroine. She does not have a dopy male second banana. She was raised to be a killer, then abandoned. She has a lot of anger. In a different plot, she could be polarized and boring. But, in this plot, she faces some problems that need to be solved without a sword, putting her out of her element, and allowing her to be human and interesting. She and her husband do have a juvenile sort of mushy love, which seems gross at first, but don't worry about it. It is kind of a love story, but not like you'd think.
The author had some good ideas when she came up with the villain, and the sorts of challenges he poses, but I won't spoil that.
If there had been significantly less violence, I would highly recommend this book.
This husband and wife writing team is amazing! Sometimes series can get stale. Well, u never have to worry about that w this team. Each book is better than the last. I wish the books came out more than once a yr! :)
Renee Raudman is back as the narrator, and she totally makes Kate hers, along w the other characters. It's like she was w the authors for each and every written pg, taking notes on how the they wanted each character voiced, along w the tone of the book. No matter how gd a book is, a bad narrator can ruin it. You NEVER have to worry about that w Renee. I cannot picture anyone else narrating this book, and don't ever want to!