I absolutely love the world and characters that Mrs. Cole gives us and the way that Robert Petkoff brings them to life. Please please please never let anyone else narrate these books or they'll ruin them. Petkoff is the perfect narrator for this series.
Never in this series have we been introduced to such a character as Malkom Slain. Abused tortured and tourmented he's definitely the darkest character IMO of the series so far. Listening to this book you wonder how the two will fall for each other especially with the language barrier for a lot of the story. Then with "betrayals" and misunderstandings it was good to finally see a light at the end of the tunnel at the cabin on the island.
I'm not a fan of the pravis immortals being the only ones to get their powers back but I do understand it was important in developing a good story.
Not my favorite book in the series but my favorite series* (tied with Frost's Kat and Bones' Night Huntress series) and this was a good addition. I can't wait to hear Phoenix's book but I'm sure that will be the excession book. I always wonder if she will get her happy ever after after guiding so many to theirs.
As a series fan I liked the story bit Bowen and Mariketta's book is still my favorite. As a guy I loved the action and the sex and love scenes (yes the two are different) doesn't hurt either. Good addition to a great series. Enjoy!
Okay I'm not a fan of Chase because he's an evil rat bastard but... I understand why he is the way he is. Yes he tortured and killed many in the lore but they kinda started it. I'm just saying... his whole family was tortured and killed by loreans. He is then approached (as a grieving tortured impressionable young man) manipulated and brainwashed by the real bad guy in this thing, West. Of course I can't say Chase was right for what he did but I understand it. He has been drugged his whole life and is dealing with all these questions about dreams and pain he doesn't understand not to mention being on his own and struggling with being "different" but not knowing why. His mind is completely messed up. Regin goes through hell with guy and can forgive and forget so I guess I will. This book isn't my favorite but I'm glad Mrs. Cole didn't stick to the norm and gave us something different. The story is actually a good story and gets really good the last quarter of the book after La Dorada infiltrates the prison. By the end I actually didn't mind Chase. I mean hell, Nix helped him as a young boy knowing what is to come. Who am I to question a demi-goddess. One last thing... I'd like to know more about young Thad.
Is it weird that I'm a guy and I simply love the Harper/Ronconi duo? All I can say is that I'm comfortable with who I am and I can listen to these books all day! I've found myself listening to these books on the treadmill at the gym. I love Molly Harper's style of writing and Amanda Ronconi brings these characters alive in a way that I don't think anyone else can do. For some weird reason my favorite character is Dick Cheney, I find that guy awesome. I really hope that there will be more to this series. The humor catches me off guard sometimes and I love that. If you're looking for something with fun characters and an interesting story line this series is for you.
There is a new addition that I would have never thought of! Please, please let there be more of this series coming soon, It can't wait as long as we did for this installment for the next. Tavia's narration is second to none and she really brings this book to life compared to another populare series; the Black Dagger Brotherhood which I don't really like but everyone else seem to love, maybe it me but I think it's the BDB's narrator (I think he's just awful, I think Robert Petkoff would have done the series justice). This series is simply amazing, for me this is the best series I've listened to and would recommend it to anyone. Everyone I've suggested this series to couldn't believe how well written and read it is. The twists, turns and tie-ins between the other books are handled so well I would like the opportunity to meet Ms. Frost just to pick her brain. If you like the Night Huntress series, You will not be disappointed with this book.
Honestly this is one of if not the best series i've listened to/read. I've tried the Black Dagger Brotherhood and it's kinda weak but seems to be on everyones list as one of the best series to listen to. Maybe it would be better if Robert Petkoff read them, Jim Frandione is terrible. The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost is my favorite series ever. The characters that Mrs. Duvall has created in this series are simply some of the best characters in the paranormal romance/action world and her writing along with Mrs. Potter's narration makes these characters come to life. You can sit there and the images are painted so vividly that you're almost seeing it as if it's a move but so much better. The dynamic between Krysta and Etienne is developed in a way that makes sense and doesn't rush to put them into bed together just to have a sex scene. Krysta starts off strong and she and Etienne become stroner together. As a guy I find some of these series annoying when the male lead is overbearing and Misoynistic and I like that Mrs. Duvall doesn't take that route in her books and have strong female leads. It's almost hard to put into words how well written this series is. I bought Darkness Dawns while it was on sale for $4.95 but outright purchased Night Reigns and Phantom Shadows because I simply could not stop listening. Some Authors of a series become very formulatic but Mrs. Duvall writes in such a way that every book can be a stand alone but complements the series in a way that does not become repetitive or just used to blatently set up the next book in line. That being said I can't wait for the next book in this series. I need to know more about Seth and his "cousins" it's killing me.
It was ridiculous how bad the editing was. I almost gave up on listening but I like the Molly Harper Amanda Ronconi team and the story was pretty good so i pushed through and the editing got better.
This editing is the WORST I've experienced on Audible. It is horrible! Don't you guys have quality requirements? It made it ecyremely annoying to listen to and hard to follow at times. I can't recommend this title. The editing drstroyed tjis book. The only thing that made me finish was that I like Amanda Ronconi as a narrator.
I wasn't sure this would be my cup of tea but it was on sale so I gave it a shot. Can't go wrong for $4.95... after listening to it I am going to listen to the rest of the series. Very smart audible! I loved the characters from the begining. At first I wasn't sure of the narrator but realized that she does an excellent job as the book went along. The story at first was a little bit weird at first but if you can get passed the intro this is a great book and I recommend for anyone looking for something not on the beaten path.
I loved Bowen's character and am so happy he was developed from the last book. Robert Petkoff is an excellent reader and brings these books to life like I couldn't imagine. His style of reading paints a very vivid picture to the point that it's like watching a movie with your ears. Some readers read the words on the page but Petkoff reads the scene. I can't wait for the rest of the books because I've started reading the next book but I think i'm spoiled by Petkoff and I'm not too full of myself to give the guy credit. I love how Kresley Cole develops her characters. Every character, even secondary or satelite characters turn out to be very important in their own way.
I know it's a series and you can't have complete closure at the end of the first book but just as the characters are developing especially Leila coming into her own, the book ends. Yes there are questions that leave you having to wait for the next book. Leila is in love with Vlad but he can't or won't love again so that will be intersting in the next book but what I didn't like was how when Tepesh has his enemy face to face finallly he pulls out a weak maneuver and leaves Vlad having to retreat with Leila. I have come to expect more from Ms. Frost and I was a bit let down by that. The dynamic between Vlad and Leila needs to be turned up to 11 for the next installment.
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