The end of her journey is only the beginning....
The Barrani would be happy to see her die. So Kaylin Neya is a bit surprised by her safe arrival in the West March. Especially when enemies new and old surround her and those she would call friends are equally dangerous....
And then the real trouble starts. Kaylin's assignment is to be a "harmoniste" - one who helps tell the truth behind a Barrani Recitation. But in a land where words are more effective than weapons, Kaylin's duties are deadly. With the wrong phrase she could tear a people further asunder. And with the right ones...well, then she might be able to heal a blight on a race.
If only she understood the story....
©2013 Michelle Sagara (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Sadly, this was one of the worst books I've read this year. I very much enjoyed the first few books in the Cast In series, finding the development of Kaylin's character and the fleshing out of the other Hawks and secondary characters well done and overall making for enjoyable reads. But the last couple of books have been less enjoyable and this one was finally one too far. Every time Kaylin gets in trouble, she suddenly has yet another new power to overcome the problem, and I'm just tired of it. Plus this isn't about the city or the characters in it, but a bunch of weirdness and totally unappealing silliness. Sometimes, authors and publishers just need to let go of a series and start with a new one.
Hvam is always gives a great performance.
This story is slow and focuses on just one event. Many of the previous stories had multiple situations and varied characters.
Please do not.
I am afraid that Michelle has run out of avenues for the story and is just casting about. She has a beautiful writing style but unfortunately nothing to say.
"reading junkie" I read or listen to almost anything except for non-fiction or history, unless I find it interesting.
I have listened to all this series and find it very interesting. If you have never listened to any of these books it is a good idea to listen to Cast in Peril first. I like the lengths of the stories (although it wouldn't hurt my feelings if they were longer). The characters are colorful. Ms. Sagara has created a wonderful world. The narrator does an excellent job. This book picks up where the last one stops with alittle less action. The focus is saving Teala and the Green in the West March. There is a bunch of information about Barrani in this story including the "lost children", Teala and Nightshade. I only have one complaint I wish Kailyn would learn to make peace with her past more but I understand that she is young and seems to be trying to.
I love books. hate reviewing books because I hate reiterating what many other's have said. I hate spoiling a review.
I enjoyed the servants assigned to help Kaylin. I enjoyed meeting the Lord of the Green again. I enjoyed the "little Dragon's" adventures.
When she lead the Lord of the Green to the rot in the Heart of the Green
Her slue of voices. her drama and narration.
did and did
Just buy them all.
Avid reader. Listen to audio books on long drive back and forth to work.
Wonderfully fantastic characters
I've listened to all of the Elantra series and I couldn't imagine anyone else reading these. The life she brings to the characters is absolutely awesome. They come alive and inhabit your mind taking you places you've only vaguely imagined. I've listened to several other stories read by Khristine Hvam and she always brings so much life to the character that pull you even deeper into the story.
These characters, old friends now after reading the entire series, always bring laughter and tears both. That's one of the best things about this series and these characters. They pull you into their lives and you feel their joy, their sorrow and their loves.
I would recommend this series to anyone who likes fantasy, likes strong characters and detailed plots. I've hooked my wife into this series and I'm working on my daughter and granddaughter as well.
This book continued the story from Cast in Peril. It had some surprising turns, and interesting developments. I waited a year for the continuation from Peril, and it was well worth each day's wait. Great story. Cannot wait for the next one!
i don't know where it went wrong, but this book just didn't have the same effect on me as the others. usually i can't wait for the next one, but if it isn't any better than this one, then don't bother.
it isn't that the writing was bad, or the narration...i can't put my finger on it, but the vibe was wrong. the flow and excitement was just lacking in this one.
still and all, it's a good listen, Khristine Hvam is one of my favorites. i just wish it had the same 'something' as the other books in this series.
I felt that it dwelt too much on the one event. Other episodes had little digressions from the main story line where this one has very little to say about what else may be going on.
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