Or so she thinks...until something extraordinary happens.
When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death - a cryptic message on Mac's cell phone - Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers.
The quest to find her sister's killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed - a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae.
As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister's death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane - an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women - closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac's true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book - because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds.
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"It's a compelling world filled with mystery and vivid characters, and this, combined with the hint of sparks between Jericho and Mac, will stoke readers' fervor." (Publishers Weekly)
"Joyce Bean captures the beauty, fear, and otherworldliness of Moning's characters." (AudioFile)
This story seems to be pretty interesting but with the southern accent of the reader and the juvinal descriptions of the lead characters hairdo and attire the whole thing just gets too tiresome to continue. I've tried twice because as I said the story is interesting. The long blond ponytail every other page and that awful accent. Just too much.
I'm an entrepreneur / small business owner, a computer nerd, a lover of music, an Auburn fan, a father to the 2 best kids ever, and I'm pretty much always in a good mood. I enjoy the shooting range and hit the gym almost every week day. I have an awesome group of close friends and if I drink, I enjoy a neat single malt scotch.
I listened to all 5 books in the series over the course of the last 2 months. The later books are written better and the new narrator is much better. They also use males to read the male voices in the latter books. I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan so following up on Jim Dale's narration is nearly impossible, but I really enjoyed this series nonetheless. If you're looking for another series to read and just can't get into this one, try His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.
loved this book. The narrator is awesome! I could listen to her all day. Can't wait to download and start listening to book2.
This story is well written. The awakening of 'Ms Lane' that there is a whole other world she never knew of but would soon become intricately embroiled in is a captivating story. The narration is pretty good. I'm kinda spoiled from her previous series being read by the unparalleled voice of Phil Gigante. He comes back in later books of the Fever series though and once again gives a truly amazing performance. All in all this is a must have
The primary female character of this story comes across as whiny and spoiled. Stuborn and uninformed to the point of ridiculous this woman stumbles about in a world so completely unknown to her it is amazing that her character survives. Even in this genre of fiction, a certain credibility must attach to the characters for the story to remain of interest. This main character lacks that credibility making the story a challenge to finish. The narrator however does a credible job of bringing the characters to life.
This book is Moning's first attempt at first person perspective writing and she has hit this story out of the park. SUMMARY (POTENTIAL SPOILERS): MacKayla Lane is a beautiful happy southern belle until she gets the call that will forever change her life. Her sister Alina has been brutally murdered in Dublin while studying abroad. Even though against her parents' wishes, she herself goes to Dublin to try to get the cold case reopened. While there, she meets enigmatic bookstore owner, Jericho Barrons. Unsure of who trust or what she is, she discovers she has the ability to see through Fae glamour. Barrons takes her on a crazy ride, stealing Fae relics, and testing her resolve. With a cast of good and bad fairies, other women with her talent, and the sexual tension with Barrons makes for a great foundation for the series to expand upon. While Moning says this is a book of hope, slowly the pink facade Mac brought to Dublin begins to turn dark, making the resolution in Shadowfever that much sweeter! Hang on and enjoy the ride!
I didn't think it got any better than the highlander series! but after Darkfever I wish I had started with this series instead!
I could not tell you if the story or the narrator was the problem, but I just could not listen to this. I'm going to try again, maybe in actual paperback, because it seems like a popular series so people must like it. Maybe I will find it is the narrator that could not keep my interest that way? Whatever the case, it was disappointing to not be able to get through an hour of it :/
I'm sure that it's tough to find a narrator that can do a British, Irish and Southern accent, but this is just not a great narrator. The story is so good I toughed my way through it though.
I loved every one of these books! The characters are interesting and well-developed. Moning does a fantastic job of keeping the story exciting, intriguing, sexy, and unpredictable. I downloaded all of the books to my phone so that I could listen whenever I had a few minutes, whether I was driving, working out, waiting in line somewhere, or folding laundry. Pretty addictive! I was so sorry when I reached the end. I'm starting her Highlander Series next.
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