Although I love books with strong female characters, I would not try another book by this author.
Somewhat disappointing. Its hard to describe my disappointment, without giving away the story.
To believe in life's purpose.
Somehow to story does not make sense. On one side the story has a hostile if not even racist undertone against tribal people and shamans. On the other side the story lets an "evil" magician / shaman speak a sacred language and declare the "good" people to be barbarians. Additionally, the protagonist wonders about the fact that opposing parties declare to do god's will, but this does not make her question her own kind of god-believe.
A different reader would be in order for a start, the one used reads with to much pathos. Secondly, a better defined or more believable villain / antagonist would also improve the story. A heroine who is in fear of a bear in Ireland is just silly. And to create a wolf with red eyes roaming Ireland is laughable at best.
I did not listen to end of the story, its seems predictable, the villain is unbelievable plus the readers voice is a bit annoying.
The Psy / Changeling books are my second favorite paranormal romance series with "A Discovery of Witches" being on first place and the "Elder Races" stories coming third.
I hesitated to buy this book, because I do not like love triangles, but I am glad I read it eventually, because it fleshes out the story of the series as a whole. The love story of Riaz and Adria is only one part of the overall plot. Normally I don't like stories with a lot of characters, but it is okay in the context of this series, because most of the characters mentioned in the book have been introduced more throughly in previous books. For people who did not read the older books of the series, this novel might mention just names indeed; but I am delighted to see how other characters from previous books are faring such as Indigo, Drew, Judd, Hawk, Sienna and Sasha, for example. In contrast to "Tangle of Need", the following book "Heart of Obsidian" has less characters and focuses more on the main couple. This book also made a little more room for the Arrows, and I am so curious about what will happen with Vasic in the new book being published in February 2014.
The liveliness of changeling interaction, their teasing, poking and squabbling makes me smile, sometimes laugh. This is a contrast to psy interaction, which can be dangerous, and multilayered.
The rediscovering of the relationship of the two protagonists. The story makes hope and declares struggling to overcome deep emotional hurts and abuse is rewarding. The sexuality describe develops a tantric quality.
I really like the technic of describing one scene from the view points of the two participants. It brings out character and describes motivation. Nalini used this technic once on one scene, so it does not lengthen the story or makes the repeat boring.
No, I would not try another book, because the romantic relationship described is unsatisfying, and I don't like to wait until the last chapter of the last book until they finally become lovers. NO, THANK YOU!
The expressed victorian attitude towards sexuality is disturbing. It divides sexuality between "pornography, which is not worth fighting a war over" and a little lustful bloodsucking, which needs excusing. That is annoying!
The reader is very distracting speaking speaking with a hispanic accent.
First, I would like the change the sentences, because they are too short and choppy. At least in the beginning of the book I found this disturbing. To add more elaborate vocabulary would also improve the reading experience.
Some of the description of the sex scenes are like rape with consent. Its annoying and boring after a while to listen to a story in which a man always wants to control, lead and dominate the sexual activity and a woman whimpers and has to let things happen, sometimes with struggle and sometimes without. Stupid game!!!!
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