New York Times best-selling author Keri Arthur received the coveted Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for her urban fantasy tales.
In Darkness Unbound, Risa Jones’ werewolf-and-Aedh lineage allows her to see reapers - supernatural beings that escort the souls of the dead to the afterlife. But when Risa discovers that a practitioner of blood magic is preventing souls from moving on, she knows she must set things right before all hell breaks loose.
©2011 Keri Arthur (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC
Risa is half wolf and half Aedh. She cannot change into a wolf but has some of their characteristics. On her Aedh side she is able to see reapers and change into mist. From her mother she got the ability to change her features.
Risa just wants to live an ordinary life running her restaurant but then her mother asks her to see a child of her clients and Risa discovers the child's soul has been ripped from her body. She sets out to try and discover who is responsible. On top of that she suddenly has all kinds of creatures trying to kidnap her to get to her father (who's only role in her life was to give her life - one night with her mother) because supposedly he is up to no good and both the bad and the good want to find him.
There's lots of action and twists and turns and good character development. You have her roommate who is a witch, another friend who is a werewolf. You have a reaper warrior who attaches himself to Risa hoping it will lead to finding her father, Lucian who is an Aedh who has lost his wings and is a love interest and several other interesting characters.
The narrator did a pretty good job and I loved her voice.
Oh yes, very exciting and I've been following the whole series. I did not see this ending coming at all. I was stunned.
When Rissa realized who killed her mother and kills the bastard.
It's her voice and they way she weaves the story line. It's like she is all the characters and really gets into character.
How far can you push one person?
The whole series is fantastic. I am amazed how the story line continues and does not get boring. Rissa is a fantastic character. She has so many skills, but is still so very human in her emotions. She sometimes makes bad judgments, but isn't that what life is about? I would highly suggest listening to book one and going through them in sequence. You don't really have to as the author catches you up, but you miss a lot about how all the characters, evil and otherwise have connected.
A spin off of the Guardian series. If you liked the Guardian series you will like this series. The main character is the daughter of one of the lesser characters in the other series and Riley is still around but not a major player.
Bringing more information to the reader about the other characters
This was my first read by her so maybe I would try another but not of this series
She's got right voice I just didn't care for the story
No i listened through till the end and had to drag myself there
I bought this on a whim and a sale, so without much review or research. It was interesting, but I won't be getting any more of the series, I just didn't like the lead character that much so I don't really care about what happens to her or the unresolved elements of the story.
I liked that the author did not spend time on explaining how the 'reality' or 'world' of this book came to be, just accept that there are humans, vampires, werewolves, witches, and other creatures that all exist and many have interesting powers. If you are the sort who needs explanations, this might be bothersome. It didn't seem to be necessary, just go with the flow so to speak.
I'm thinking this might have been listed under romance, but I'd put it under fantasy/sci-fi. There isn't any romance but there is sex.
I enjoy reading series and very rarely read stand alone series. I mostly read romance and sci-fi & fantasy.
This is one of those books you can't help but enjoy! It has it all, vampires, werewolves, angels oh and you can't forget the love the mind reading and the action. At first I wasn't sure about this book, I thought I would try it out and if I didn't like it wouldn't be too big of a deal. By the time I was half way through the first chapter I was hooked.
Risa has to deal with so much and make so many hard decision that it is impressive especially since she is under so much pressure to let the problem she is investigating go. This is one of those series that you can't help but buy all the books at once and read them through.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance, action, mind-reading angels, and good sarcasm. You won't be disappointed.
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