I found that I fell in love with the characters. The intertwining storylines were interesting, and there were a few genuine surprises. I listen to my books on my 40 minute commute, and there were times I was a little late in because I had to sit in the parking lot to hear how the scene turned out! I also love historical fiction, so this little peek into the early days of Scotland Yard was most enjoyable.
I found I needed a little break here and there, mostly due to the somewhat repetitive nature of "let's explain how thumbprints work to everyone all over again" - but it was a necessary evil, I think.
I read on Goodreads that this is book one of a planned series. Hooray! I can't wait for the rest - I want to spend more time in this world.
I thoroughly enjoyed this! I'm a gamer gal who especially loves RPG-style games with quests and missions and "find the princess in the castle". This book, which is nothing more or less than one epic quest, was right up my alley. I could see it unfolding in front of me, and more than once, wished for the movie version. But not just any movie - an EIGHTIES movie. It would be epic. (And epically expensive, omg the licensing fees alone)
I listen to audiobooks in roughly 40 minute chunks during my work commute - much like many other people on this site, I suspect. Usually it's not a problem, but this book was occasionally difficult to follow. Jennings uses flashbacks and multiple points of view, which are probably crystal clear in print, but were sometimes confusing in audio. I liked the characters, especially poor Murdoch and the befuddlement of his personal life. It was a good read, a nice one, and down the line I'll pick up book 2 of the series.
David Marantz gives excellent narration! I loved the consistency of his choices - each character was uniquely voiced, with his or her own accent, which did more than just differentiate them from each other, but related to their history and who they were.
yes yes yes - the story was fantastic, and I cannot praise Stefan Rudnicki enough.
This: blood mixed with mare's milk. :: shudder :: Also, the quest for the eagle, the constant struggle on the steppes, and Temujin's strength of character.
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