This wasn't a bad listen, a present day fantasy about ghosts, the living, magic and forces among the living. The plot felt slow in the beginning and rushed in the end, and if you can tolerate a main character who is a little whiny (she's had more than her share of tragedy) then this may be an audio book you will enjoy.
Other reviewers mentioned the "f" word, and yes it's there. It seems to be the only curse word used, but it doesn't detract from the storyline. Mostly, the Characters seem to exclaim it when something doesn't go as planned.
If you enjoyed Sagara's other series you may enjoy this one as well. There's a lot of creativity & imagination in her work that I always enjoy, although I wish she'd reach past the teen genre and go a little more in depth about things.
There are several parts to a great epic fantasy novel that this book is clearly missing.
1) This book has poor character development. The author is attempting to make her characters more than 2 dimensional and failing. And on top of poor development ---there are some characters in the book that are above and beyond "stupid."
2) The plot is terribly predictable. I keep hoping that I'll be wrong and that I'll be surprised, but it hasn't happened yet.
3) The author manages to draw out the most annoying parts of her book. Somehow no one guesses this "secret" that is terribly obvious and it draws out (if you get this book you'll see what I mean).
With that being said, I like the narrator, no problems there.
This is clearly a "lite" writing of fantasy and not a very good one at that. Overall I'd say if you can stand the annoying characters and predictable plot you may find this book to be mediocre.
I really didn't enjoy this book, one of the only good things about it was that it was short so I didn't have to waste more time listening to it.
The reader did a good job, it's not his fault this audio just seemed to fall flat.
That said, this book may actually appeal to some people, who like very "lite" fantasy, with poor character development ( 2 dimensional at best) and a predictable plot. There is a decent amount of humor in the book and some of it is actually funny. The world created for the Druid (modern day) and the conflicts ensuing as well as action scenes aren't terrible either.
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