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Absolution: The Penton Legacy, Book 2 | [Susannah Sandlin]

Absolution: The Penton Legacy, Book 2

Mirren Kincaid remembers the vampire he used to be - and he’s not going back. As the Slayer, Mirren served the Vampire Tribunal as its most creative and ruthless executioner. Then he refused a kill order and eventually found himself the protector and second-in-command of the peaceful enclave of Penton, Alabama. As civil war threatens to break out in the vampire world over the scarcity of untainted human blood, the Tribunal wants its slayer back - and has sent a beautiful witch to retrieve him.
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Publisher's Summary

Mirren Kincaid remembers the vampire he used to be - and he’s not going back. As the Slayer, Mirren served the Vampire Tribunal as its most creative and ruthless executioner. Then he refused a kill order and eventually found himself the protector and second-in-command of the peaceful enclave of Penton, Alabama. As civil war threatens to break out in the vampire world over the scarcity of untainted human blood, the Tribunal wants its slayer back - and has sent a beautiful witch to retrieve him.

Descended from a powerful shaman, Glory Cummings is meant to restore Mirren to his bloodthirsty ways as the Tribunal’s assassin. But Glory doesn’t see a killer when she looks at Mirren; she sees a vampire haunted by his past. Though her mission is to turn him into a monster, she hopes her magic touch can heal the man she’s suddenly falling for. But the Tribunal has never looked kindly upon defiance.

©2012 Susannah Sandlin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Robin in Vermont Vermont 11-29-12
    Robin in Vermont Vermont 11-29-12 Member Since 2009

    Winter's coming -- almost time to huddle up with my ipod and hot chocolate!

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    "Great Series!"

    Loved this book but wish the vamps would act more vampy. They keep getting caught unaware even though they know what's coming. How can an army sneak up on 55 vampires. The author has populated her story with 55 vampires, but only 4 or 5 have anything to do. How about using the other 50 to guard the town?

    I found myself really rooting for Glory - she is an awesome original character. Hope she's given more to do in subsequent books.

    Sex scenes are a bit short -- so if your expecting steamy romance, you won't really find it here. I will say that what there is is good, not awkward, and I expect this author will eventually find her way in that department.

    Amy McFadden did a good job with voices. Enjoyed her reading very much.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 11-19-12
    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 11-19-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Absolutely a good 2nd"
    If you could sum up Absolution in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, intriguing, irresistible


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Absolution?

    I think it was when Glory and Mirren meant for the first time.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The standoff at the end of the book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really, while I could have done it in one sitting because it wasn't a long book.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good follow up to the first book. It keeps your interest with just the right amount of romance. But because there is a larger story at work it doesn't draw you away from that. In fact you find yourself wanting book 3, right after you finish this one. It is a fast read and that's one of the things that keeps your interest.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa 03-24-13
    Leesa 03-24-13 Member Since 2012

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Keeps getting better!"

    I enjoyed the first book, but this one was much better. The excitement in the plot and also the sexual interaction was good. This is a must have if you've started on this series. I'm looking foward to book 3.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Think about this 02-10-13 Member Since 2011
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    "New narrator makes a world of difference!"

    I ended up having to read the first of the series, really didn't care for the narration. With a change in narrators, I listened to most of this book, only switching to reading a few times. She totally nabbed Glory and Mirrin in my opinion. I had to chuckle at times with their interactions.
    This has shown to be a very interesting series, with an intriguing concept of Vampires trying to survive with the humans, after a virus has poisoned most of the human blood population. Penton is a community made up of what I call the good vampires, being harassed by one of the governing Tribunal vampires, that is afraid of Penton's sucess. All in all, there is a lot of suspense and back stabbing going on, with a good dose of violence, compassion, and love.
    Within this, the author has created many memorable characters, whose stories develop more and more with each installment. I have really enjoyed these two books, and am on to the next "Omega"

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joslyn77 Palm Bay, FL 06-30-14
    Joslyn77 Palm Bay, FL 06-30-14 Member Since 2010

    I love books! Listening or reading! Vampires and Werewolves and Fey, oh my!

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    "Just as good as the first."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sure. The story was a little predictable but I enjoyed how it was put together. So far I love the Penton series because it isn't complicated. I LOVE Game of Thrones but the Penton books are great for sitting back to just listen and not have to try to keep up.


    Would you recommend Absolution to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would. Again its a great listen for a day of laying around. Rainy Sunday afternoon stuff. Its a great romance with some action.


    What about Amy McFadden’s performance did you like?

    I liked not only the way she did the accents but also the vocal "pace" she gave some of the other characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I can't say I was "moved" but I did like how Mirren was written. He has this damaged hero thing going on that was interesting to look at.


    Any additional comments?

    If one is looking for a simple but entertaining story for a weekend read, the Penton series is a great pick.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 07-07-13
    Lia Sutton, Australia 07-07-13 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Totally Satisfying!"

    Absolution is an excellent, fun read! The characters are complicated enough to be interesting, especially Mirren, but not so complicated as to be frustrating or confusing. The love story is believable and based in Glory and Mirren's personalities.

    The book is just the right mix of action and more action, with enough hot sex to get it an R rating, at least. Sizzling, but not overdone. The Penton vampire story line is different - yeah! - with enough politics but not too much, really evil evil, and enough twists to keep you guessing who'll make it to the end.

    Susannah Sandlin has really come into her writing power with this book. I can't wait for the continuation of the saga. Do yourself a favor, and buy this book. Then settle in for a fun few hours in a slightly altered universe.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 06-26-13
    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 06-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Getting Better"

    I am glad I bought the second book The story got better and the characters more interesting. I think there is a lot of potential and I am interested to see what happens next in the series. This book does not, however, make you rave about it. It was enjoyable and has enough meat to it that you want to keep listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer SEABECK, WASHINGTON, United States 03-25-13
    Amazon Customer SEABECK, WASHINGTON, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    If you could sum up Absolution in three words, what would they be?

    reading about a big tough guy falling in love with a sweet girl is so funny.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Glory is my favorite. she is strong and willful


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Minnesota 10-21-12
    Amazon Customer Minnesota 10-21-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Absolution is amazing!"
    Where does Absolution rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best Audiobooks I've listened to in a while. Amy McFadden did a wonderful job in the narration and really brought out the feelings and emotions of the characters in the story.


    What other book might you compare Absolution to and why?

    I first read Redemption and fell in love with the people if Penton. The Story line is amazing and keeps you deep into the story through the whole book. Strong Characters in each book that makes you want to hear more about them. I can't wait for the next book to find out what happens for the people of Penton.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Trish JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 01-20-14
    Trish JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 01-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Good book.. So-so narration.."
    Any additional comments?

    Loved it just as much as I did the first one. Loved Mirren and Glory and it was nice visiting with Aiden, Krys, Will, Hannah, etc..
    I'm going to read Will's book now and I do hope the series continues.

    The narration? Amy McFadden does have lots of emotion and great inflections in her voice but she doesn't do mens voices worth a damn. Sometimes I wasn't sure if it was a male or female talking. If she just lowered her voice she would get nothing but 5 star reviews. She does do Will's story so I will suffer through it so I can see what happens next.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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