When Grace Andreas's sister, Petra, and her husband are both killed, Grace inherits the power and responsibilities of the Oracle of Louisville, as well as her sister's two young children - neither of which she is prepared for. Then Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn prince of House Marid, decides to make himself a part of the household, both as guardian and counterpoint to Grace's impudence towards the Elder Races.
©2012 Teddy Harrison (P)2012 Tantor
I Love to read and I am all over the place. From Fantasy to Non Fiction to True Crime. Sadly even some Romance novels which I never thought I would read but they turned out to be not bad some even good as long as they had some fantasy in them
The Narrator's ability to give the character's believable voices ones I would I have had given them myself
How the main female character found her inner strength. She over came her own obstacles without much help. Its nice to see where women are shown to have strength without being a butch yet holding her femininity.
The one where she went to the moon
Where she stood tow to toe with a 1st generation Ginn and was able to bargain with him without dying.
Nurse working at being a nurse practitioner. The only way I have time to read for pleasure is audio books while I drive to work. I have always liked audio books.
Interesting that it is a human this time with all her human limitations. Mating is getting to be an old story though. I like Grace as the healer of the Jin
I enjoyed it. More so then some; not as much as others.
I would compare this book to any with the plot line: young girls life altered by death of entire family; financial troubles solved by end of book
She's a great narrator; but I would like a bit more variety when it comes to the male characters.
When the children weren't too hurt after the kitchen explosion.
Worth checking out, especially if you're into the entire series
Yes... It's one of those books you can get lost in
I've enjoyed the book as a whole beginning to end.
She did such a good job with the characters i couldn't pick just one
Yes, but knowing this was the last in the series i didn't want it to end
I was so glad to hear this is not the end of the Elder Series, there's a new one coming out later this year
The narrator was wonderful - she did a great job with everyone's voices, including the children.
The slowly developing family unit.
I have listened to one other book. I think this was better in comparison because it really showcased her range.
In a world of magic and power, love is a hard bargain.
The story did drag at times, but overall it was quite lovely. I look forward to the next installment.
I plan to listen again. The story line is at times serious, funny, full of adventure. It's a special blend of all things human.
Light and funny at times. At times it brings a smile to your face.
Wonderful performance by Sophie Eastlake. Keep bringing it to us girl! Haven't listened to her before but looking forward to hearing her again. You go girl.
I wouldn't have thought it based on the overview but this was one of the best in the series. I love the attitude Grace has adn that while all of the characters have a moment of stupidity they recover quickly and move forward.
Sophie Eastlake does an excellent job with the characters as well.
Thea Harrison knows her Sci-Fi Fantasy - I recommend listening to all 4 books
I loved Grace's Character.
This book will make you laugh and make you cry.
Outstanding job - loved the series
I really liked the addition of children in the mix. Nice to have a loving, strong-willed heroine with other responsibilities than herself and a male character that has room - or the capacity to love so deeply there is room enough for them all. Lots of humor and sparks. Unique story line. Sophie Eastlake is a great narrator and kept me stealing away to listen to what comes next!
Oh this is a hard one. I would say that Sophie Eastlake accentuates the wonderful story written by Thea Harrison. They compliment each other so well and they make a great team that provides a wonderful experience (time and again)!
The MOON! You'll just have to listen to the story to get that one. : )
Sophie Eastlake's performance was beyond great! She excelled at the individual accents, inflections and emotions. She truly added another level of enjoyment to an already wonderful book and series. Kudos to Sophie!
YES! I did both! At the beginning of the book we see that Khalil just doesn't understand humans and it creates some very funny interactions between him, Grace and the children.
"That is my tail"..."Now you have discovered one of my eyes. Oh look, you have discovered the other one"...
The wonder and sometimes frustration of stepping in to be a single mother while dealing with loss. The human frustration of trying to survive while taking on the responsibilities of the Oracle. There are so many memorable scenes that really bring out both laughter, hope, happiness and some tears. I have a soft spot for Grace and Khalil.
I really love the world that Thea Harrison has created. I especially love this book as we watch Khalil grow so much as a character and his interactions with Grace and the children are just priceless. Thea has excelled at blending a Sci-Fi world with real world issues and creating a connection to her characters that makes me come back time and again to re-read her stories. I highly recommend this book and her series.
I recommend reading/listening to the series in order as there are things mentioned in this book that are based off of previous books. That and there are a few clues in this book that are for the future.
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