I had high hopes when I downloaded this book. It was the first one of this series that I got because I was desperate for something to listen to. If I hadn't already read the Black Dagger Brotherhood series I might have loved it and sped through all the effusive detail jabber. Not that this is a bad book altogether, but I can pretty much name every book that ever inspired the author just by listening to this one. There just far to many parallel references to Black Dagger Brotherhood and one backward nod to a Gone With the Wind line that just rubbed me the wrong way.
The Narrator was great. The character speaking with a east coast accent trying to use Gaelic endearments didn't work for the character.
Since I haven't read the first two books in the series, If I were the editor having already read BDB I would have sent it back to her and had her change every similar reference to this other series. Pretty much every aspect of the book is a direct reflection of the Brothers in Dragon form right down to referring to themselves as "Males" What they wear and how they characters describe themselves, how the characters interact with each other, The Dragons feed off their Females same as the Brothers, it's just energy this time instead of blood.
Honestly I am surprised this wasn't caught sooner.
I'll keep them to myself thanks.
The most touching moments are sadly the most heart breaking, tear jerking ones between Tor and Noone. In all honesty their tragedies and past history are over the top and the dialogue between the two lacks back bone on both sides. Of course the reader is supposed to know that their mutual back bones have been ripped out but In all of the rest of the series the characters are brilliantly validated, vindicated and re-established as powerful. In this one it's too little to late and leaves a fan in a sort of Meh state of mind about Tor and Noone/Autumn.
Yes it did. Jim is the Voice of the Brothers, no question.
The First time I read it it made me mad. Years later as I listen to it.. yep still disappointed in the way the main characters of this story are fundamentally lacking aspects of the way they were previously written. Between Tor and No', especially their arguments were shallow and Tor being the aggressor made no sense and came off as being a hypocrite, while No' just took it like a shrug. Blech!
What's with the Angel all of the sudden? Where was the Scribe Virgin at all in this story. This Book was saved by all of the other aspects of the book that didn't have anything to do with Tor and No'one, of which there are many and they are brilliant!
Yes, Because the story keeps my attention and the narrator does a great job creating the characters they way they were written.
Since I love the whole series it's hard to pick just one character since most of them have some roll or another to play in each book. If I had to choose just one from this story it would have to be Carro over Slain because the character although having her own sad issues didn't succumb to a victim mentality.
The one where Slain finally gets a clue and goes to the cabin to see Carro and Ruby are packing up to leave. The emotion Slain goes through when he thinks they're leaving him serves him right even if he's wrong.
Ruby getting separated from Carro in the cave, and Carro getting Slain to help as well as his shock and astonishment of Carro's devotion to the girl.
I read this book so long ago that when it was billed as a new release I got excited and downloaded it. Normally I hate it when that happens but I loved the story enough that hearing it this time was like the first time all over. There's a difference in the terms New Release and New to Audible. If there's a way to tell the difference with out having to look in my nook or audible libraries first I'd love to know it.
I have spent the past year passing up this series of books.... I would look at them from time to time and think "Nah,not really what I'm looking for" I was a "terrible fool." These are amazing. Granted they can get a bit long winded but the unabridged version is far and away worth it. You'll find yourself swept away in a fantastic whirlwind of timeless passion as well as remarkable historical thrills and chills. I had to upgrade my credits to get the last three books. No question, it had to be done. P.S. Davina Porter should do a romance with Phil Gigante. That is if she hasn't already and I just don't know about it. "Heavy Sigh"
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