Theron - Dark haired, duty bound and deceptively deadly. He's the leader of the Argonauts, an elite group of guardians that defends the immortal realm from threats of the Underworld.
From the moment he walked into the club, Casey knew this guy was different. Men like that just didn't exist in real life - silky shoulder-length hair, chest impossibly broad, and a predatory manner that just screamed dark and dangerous. He was looking for something. Her. She was the one. She had the mark. Casey had to die so his kind could live, and it was Theron's duty to bring her in. But even as a 200-year-old descendent of Hercules, he wasn't strong enough to resist the pull in her fathomless eyes; to tear himself away from the heat of her body. As war with the Underworld nears, someone will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.
©2011 Elisabeth Naughton (P)2013 Tantor
"Conniving Greek gods, horrifying demons, vengeful warriors, and true love clash in this sexy, fast-paced paranormal romance series launch." ---Publishers Weekly
I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)
I liked the theme of the book, I am a huge mythology buff but this book seemed to be constantly beat around the bush...and talk about some serious coitus interruptus! Geez I have three kids and I'm not event interrupted that much. Then after the big climax the book really fizzed out. Now,I have high expectations when it comes to Greek mythology. I had to translate Jason and the Argonauts in Latin class, I only passed that class because of my interest in the mythology, and I did not like how the book portrayed Persephone at all. She is the sweet daughter of Demeter and is the goddess of vegetation. She was kidnapped by her uncle Hades and was forced to be the queen of the underworld. Hades tricked her to eat the pomegranate seeds( a fruit from the underworld) before Zeus forced Hades to return Persephone to Demeter. Since Persephone ingested the seeds it required her to have to spend one-third of the year in the underworld with Hades ( hence the season of winter) only in later writings did it go from three months to six months. The author made her and evil awful goddess and I can't get behind that, it just rubs me the wrong way.
There are several things that are needed to make an audiobook good. And having a half way decent narrator is one of the most important. I know it's not an easy profession, but ... Come on, why do all the women have to sound like elementary school children? I couldn't handle her impressions of almost all the characters and even her "normal" reading voice was a bit grating. It was so bad, I couldn't get past 20 minutes before looking for another book to listen to. I just hope she gets better with the second book in this series.
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enjoyed the mythology and a new type of hero story. romance was enjoyable and character development was well crafted. the narrator was not able to manage the male voices and the female voices were high pitched and whiney. would enjoy more with a different narrator.
I do not give a synopsis of the book, just my opinion on the listen. I am not a book critic, just one who loves to read!
This story is very unique for fantasy fiction. I enjoy a well written story and this listen did not disappoint. The narration was not the best and it was not a story I wanted to finish in one sitting. I would go back to it from time to time. This author will be one to watch... very talented. I believe this is worth a sale and if you like this sort of story minus the hot love scenes, a credit.
I just couldn't get into this book. I love books like this typically but the Greek mythology just was not my thing I guess. Narrator needed more voices/tones as I couldn't tell she changed characters at times.
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I have been on the lookout for a series that I can sink my teeth into and with this book I think I have found one. It isn't in the league of some of my other favorites (Kresley Cole, Thea Harrison or Gena Showalter) but close and the story is engrossing that my day just flew by as I listened. I liked the characters and the world that has been created by Elisabeth Naughton. I'm always a sucker for Greek Mythology, I love how stories can be twisted and remolded into stories. At first I was leery about Theron because he was a bit prejudice but Cassy wasn't afraid to call him on it and soon he learned that he was wrong. I am always a fan of strong woman and Casey soon shows her true colors and makes for a great character. I look forward to reading more from this series. I see that many reviewers did not like the narrator. I thought she was good and don't understand all the bad reviews, mind you she is not the best but good none the less.
I read and enjoyed the book and wanted to try the audio version. The narrator accents were good, but the halting, choppy, staccato, and often sing-songy delivery throughout the book made me decide to stick to the hard copy of the series. A shame really. Otherwise, author and story are great.
The narrator struggled at first. Maybe I struggled more to grasp the different characters. Overall it was a good job as I became comfortable with the performance.
The book has a great story line and set up the reader to want more. The climax was moving and I was left wanting more. I will try book #2 although one review gave a low rating.
Great fantasy--loved the mythological world. The characters are interesting. The story and plot are good too. For mature readers. I am looking forward to the series. Narrator is good also.
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