I thoroughly enjoyed this sequel to "A Discovery of Witches." Harkness writes fantasy and supernatural with depth and enough weight in character and plot to satisfy. This book was almost historical fiction with a supernatural twist and I enjoyed meeting the numerous historical figures in this setting. I will never read "Dr Faustus" the same way again. Although others complained that the book is too long, has too many characters, or goes into too much detail, these aspects of it were its strengths for me. I just enjoyed being immersed in this world. Harkness writes well and obviously has researched in detail, making this fantasy for grown-ups. It is a meaty and satisfying book and long enough to be great value. The narrator is excellent.
If you're a fan of Molly Harper you will love this new one. Has all the expected biting wit and laugh-out-loud humor, combined with with serious themes about second chances and starting over. I think I used to be married to Mike!! Perfectly voiced by Amanda Ronconi - this pair is the ideal combination. Ronconi's voice brings Harper's characters to life and when I actually read the books, I hear them in that voice now. This is not intended to be taken too seriously, but if you want a fun listen, you wont be wasting your time. Great fun!
Another great installment in the 'Night Huntress World' series from Jeanienne Frost and this one is even better than the first. The character of the powerful and misunderstood Mencheres is one of my favourites, so it was good to see him expanded on. Kira was a much stronger female character than Denise in the first book too. The narration is very good, although I still find the voice for Bones annoying, but as he only appears briefly in this one, it doesn't detract. Well worth the money!
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