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The parasol protectorate is back and steampunk technology is in high gear. In this installment, Alexia is on a mission to prove her husband wrong. To accomplish this task, she rallies the old protectorate, but adds some new faces as well. Madame LeFoux moves to the forefront of this book, and I do not know why. She really is a hindrance to Alexia???s survival rather than an aid, but Ivy is as solid a friend as one could ever hope for. Major Channing Channing of the Chesterfield Channings returns and we get to see a new side of him. Floote is as faithful as always with more skills than previously assumed. Professor Lyall lives the thankless but competent existence of an extraordinary Beta. In the end, Alexia gets what she really wants and we learn more about her father in the process. All in all, this is an excellent book that resolves the Changeless cliffhanger. Emily Gray is perfect for this book, and I cannot wait for Heartless. It is important to note that you really cannot enjoy the books in this series out of order.
As a general rule, I love this writer/narrator combination. But this book is just a redressing of the Kate Daniels series. It is a private investigative story with an overbearing alpha male and a loyal, competent alpha female. It is an overdone, stereotyped, and sexist combination. Why is it always the woman who is the loyal, family-oriented character? If you are looking for more of exactly the same content as the Kate Daniels series, you will really, really love this book.
Peter Grant, the magician constable, is back and brilliant. In this installment, Peter goes to a small town to help find two missing girls. The typical cast of characters is not present in this book. With the exception of a few phone calls and text messages, Nightingale, Molly, and, of course, Leslie are largely absent. But Peter is still stumping along and taking huge curveballs in stride, and Beverly shows up to save him when he gets into trouble. If you aren't familiar with this series, give it a try.
This series follows a reluctant shaman, named Joanne Walkingstick, as she stumbles along the four paths to enlightenment saving the world along the way. The protagonist has a hilarious inner voice which will keep the reader smiling as s/he explores adventures with the Wild Hunt and more. Great writing; great reading. This is the final installment. Even though this isn't the best book in the series, this is a great series.
Great character additions to the series. There were too many rude exterior, heart of gold types. The series follows a diviner and his apprentice through various adventures. Give this series a try. You will enjoy it.
It took me a long time to pick up the first book in this series and read it. The premise always seemed boring to me, but it is not. Jacka has created a really fun urban fantasy series. The series follows a diviner and his apprentice through various adventures. The protagonist is a moderate talent of one very specialized skill, and his intelligence keeps him alive. This is a book in which the reader is not just told the protagonist is intelligence and expected to accept it as a truly predictable story unfolds. The protagonist does demonstrate intelligence through his creativity. Give this series a try. You will enjoy it.
Jacka has created a really fun urban fantasy series which stands up to a good binge. Even after listening to three books in a row, I still enjoy Jacka's world. The series follows a diviner and his apprentice through various adventures. The protagonist is a moderate talent of one very specialized skill, and his intelligence keeps him alive. Give this series a try. You will enjoy it.
Jacka has created a really fun urban fantasy series. The series follows a diviner and his apprentice through various adventures. The really appealing element of this series is the protagonist is not all powerful or really even powerful. He is a moderate talent of one very specialized skill, and his intelligence keeps him out of trouble. Give this series a try. You will enjoy it.
A diviner, an apprentice, an air elemental, and a mage walk into a bar..........This is a fun series. If you like the Dresden Files, you will like this. So, enjoy. I sure did.
This book is a raw, emotional, human journey through a dark point in life set in a crime novel. I don't know what to tell you besides this is a tough read/listen. It is full of intimate personal connections, mistakes, misunderstandings, and more. This is absolutely not the book I thought it was going to be, but in this case, that was a good thing.
Gail Carriger does it again. She has written another fantastic book creating another mandatory binge listening situation. Worth it every time. I also always find it hard to decide what my next book will be after I finish a book by Carriger, because what I really want to read is another book by Carriger.
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