I've been a science fiction reader for as long as I can remember, and I loved hearing about the private lives of two very different worlds - shamanistic dragons and royal courtesans. It melded a story between the two. I plan to buy the sequel and continue on with the brilliant world created by the author. However this story was more than a simple introduction. It was a complete epic masterpiece that could stand on it's own. Although I am quite pleased to find out that there is even more to come!
I will most definitely listen to this again! I love when a sci-fi junky like myself can be surprised by a new mixture of magic and an unexpected scenario/plot.
The final battle on the fancy blimp, and Fae keeps blip rampaging - epic!
His voices were brilliant! You'd forget that one person was characterizing all of them as he shot out separate accents and pitches for each.
The ending... I won't ruin it, but I laughed and teared up.
GET IT! If you love magic, and new ideas put on old historical twists, love, friends, epic battles, and raging magic - this is a must 'read'.
Gaiman has a brilliant inflection and storytelling ability. His accent is truly amazing as he easily depicts his characters and storyline flawlessly.
Honorable, but less than ordinary man meets magic, shifts reality and changes his stars forever more.
I was surprised that this is Gaiman's favorite tale. Personally, I liked the Graveyard Book much better. This story felt like an except rather than a full tale. I hope that there is a sequel or spin off to come. This story was creative, and allowed the reader entrance to a new and a previously unimagined world. There are magical creatures, and humans are not the "kings" of this underworld, so beware. Brilliantly creative!
At first, I hated his book. I am not a stupid person, but the terminology used left me feeling confused and idiotic. I tried to return the book, but the site had an error. I decided to continue and I am glad that I did. Once I began ignoring his odd use of calendar and time terms it got a lot easier to follow. (Ex: half glass = half an hour) As the book continued, I got very involved in the plot and began to attach to the characters. If you have the will and determination to overlook the first two chapters and allow your mind to "skim" as it is read - the rest of the story is brilliant. If you love magic, science fiction, and the like - you will love this story. I look forward to hunting for more from this author.
Absolutely. The plot was creative and story/characters interesting.
This was my first audible romance novel. It was great! I found myself flushing with some of the sensual scenes, but that's what we read them for - right? None of it was crude at all. The story was a unique, behind the scenes view of a soap opera. That was really unique and left plenty of room for spin offs. Well done!
No, I'd wager there are better and more supportive references out there.
I've been trying to take the grains of information planted in this book. I kept having to pause and take breaks because I felt myself getting filled with anxiety - wanting to argue with some of the opinions. This book isn't the law on dealing with an alcoholic. A lot of the information was frustrating to listen to. What I did like was the chapter about adjusting how I felt and acting as I wanted to feel - the actions led the feelings and gave the drinker less of a reason to jump down a bottle. That was insightful and helpful. I've spent my time trying to cheer myself up, and in turn that has caused my situation to become lighter and more tolerable.
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