One of the best audio books I've heard. If you like Holmes, and female heroines, this is for you!
There is so much detail at every level in this book that at first, I didn't know if I would like it, but I stuck with it and am very glad I did. The author has a great talent for setting a scene and I was playing a movie in my head of what she was describing all the way. She could do with less description in some cases, but overall an excellent book.
I've listened to hundreds of audio books, but I think this was the best so far. I loved the first book, Curse of Chalion, and this was even better! I wound up taking a 3 hour bath in cold water because I didn't want to stop listening. I'm sorry it's over.
I hope we hear more from Ista and Di Cazirel!
Daniel Hecht is one of my favorite authors, and I got almost halfway through this book before the bad guy in the story starts doing experimental brain surgery on dogs, cutting out pieces of their brains while they are awake, etc. etc.
I am a big dog lover, and though I tried, I just couldn't continue listening, it made me physically sick. I don't have a problem with descriptions of things done to humans, but I couldn't get through this. If graphic descriptions of drilling holes in the heads of dogs while they are strapped to a table and awake bothers you, don't listen!! What a waste of a potentially good book!!
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