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 wasn't sure I was going to like this one, because the Oracle seemed a little rough in the last book, but I was so wrong! The characters are a little different in this book, but still very well developed and interesting. (Does anyone else envision Tom Hiddleston as Khalil?)
Sophie Eastlake does another outstanding job performing this book. Chloe's voice is adorable and I literally laughed out loud during the dialog between Khalil and Rune. Dude.
Highly recommend the series but this was the best book.
The plot was a bit more complex than the other stories and I really enjoyed the way that the author wove a kind of spiritual connection as well as physical aspect of the characters relationship. Twice as hot!
Fabulous job with the voices and really putting in some "attitude"
Absolutely! I actually listened to it twice - back-to-back before I moved on to the next book in the series.
I have come to expect great things from Thea Harrison, and was not disappointed by this book. It continues the story of the elder races, and pulls in people I feel like I know from other books. However it is a great story all by itself. A little fantastical - but aren't they all?
I save my audio books for road trips..but it was so engageing i could not wait for the next road trip to finisn..yeah i really enjoyed the book,
I think she did a great job
It had great fun moments..but parts were so sweet , and loving it made your eyes tear up a bit
Say something about yourself!
I have to say I didn't think I would ever be so addicted to a set of books as I am to Black Dagger Brotherhood...and I was wrong. If BDB gets a 100, this series is getting at least a 95! The world created by Thea Harrison is so vivid and distinct from anything else I have ever read that I just want to know more and more, and like with BDB I find myself wondering which of these secondary characters is going to be the focus of the next book.
Love, love, love these books, can't tell you how happy I am with them! The only thing that would make them a bit better is not waiting so long for the hot scenes...I mean you KNOW they are coming, but I want them to hurry up and get there long before they actually do. The scenes are well written and explicit, but in a GOOD way!
This book detailed the story of the Oracle (Grace) and the Gin Callile, once again sorry for the spelling, these were listened to not read so I am doing my best!
The plot was full, the characters were well rounded, and if you can call a totally imaginary world made up of imaginary creatures as believable, then this plot within this imaginary world was very believable...I do feel a bit cheated, in need of a serious epilogue or a book two about them, because I SOOOO want to know how it went after the book was over, but for the most part, two thumbs way up!
Thea now begins to weave a tale of humans and different types of mystical beings, the story jumps and spreads as people begin to live different lives, interesting lives, lives that surprise you, compel you to wonder what is around the next corner. No gaps or "why is that happening?" this is a growing, truly provocative series now. When you aren't listening you are thinking about it, wondering what comes next. This will be a series that will be read for the next decade if not longer. Thea has found her stride and her stories have depth, humanity and move as the world does..... slowly toward the unknown. Brava bella, Brava
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I love this series. I am tempted to go back and listen to the first one again and considering how many unread books I have in my library that is saying something. This book is sexy, funny, and you love the characters. Although I wasn't sure where the angst was going to come from, it was more romance with small obstacles to overcome than anything large and obvious until closer to the end. The narrator is the same throughout all of the series and does a great job. Defiantly should listen to in order, all the books are great. Now I have to go find all the short novellas that the author wrote for this series.
Yes, I would definitely listen to this again. It was just the right amounts of fun, sexy and engaging to keep me going. I blew through it in 2 listens.
After the last two books in this series, I had serious reservations about going for the fourth. The last two books were fairly formulaic, which I can get past if the characters, world building, and other nuances of the story are interesting enough. However the last two didn't really feel that way to me. I loved the first installment so much though that I decided to give the series one more chance before I gave up on it. I am very glad I did because I think I loved this book even more than the first one. I would love to see a full series based just on these characters. The female lead was strong and she didn't spend the whole book whining about her lot which I found refreshing. The male lead was just plain sexy! He wasn't as stereotypical as I have found the males to be in this series, and he was fun and surprising. It was also refreshing that this was not just another Vampire/ Shifter story, I enjoyed the diversity of supernatural beings. Overall, I found this book charming, fun, and sexy. It gave me a reason to stick with this series for at least a few more books.
The narrator was pretty good in this story, I liked her in this book better than the rest of the series. I am not sure if it was because I thought her Character voices were more appropriate in this one, or if it's because the story was just better. Probably a little of both.
Yes, I didn't want to put it down.
The universe that has been set up is very interesting. It is a shame it is so badly wasted.
Not really. All the action is crammed into a few days and we're supposed to believe some profound connection is being formed. What?
The whole world of the Elder Races just fascinates me! Their relationships with the mortals, really, this is great sci-fi. The whole mythology of the series is fantastically woven.
I would listen to this again just for the Djinn, Khalil. I think he is my favorite so far. He was so well developed. They all are, but this one, this one stuck with me the most. I was fascinated by him and all his Djinn “ness” He started as the cold snarky scary Djinn and then gets under your skin… He is smoking… in more than one way. He did it for me. I’d like to have a Djinn on hand!
The narrator gets it right every time. You know every character that is speaking – she does great accents and have to say loved the children’s voices. She does a great job with all the male characters as well.
I find that some of the reviews of the series are ridiculous. If you don’t find them completely entertaining – then why do you keep reading them! Because they are entertaining and you can’t put them down! That’s why!!! I highly recommend the series – I enjoyed every minute of them. The steamy scenes are well written and reflect each character deepest desires. They just enrich the story even more…
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Time Travel, and Historical Fiction – this series has it all! Thank you Thea for this series -- please continue!
Love it and I am totally hooked. You will be too -- start with Dragon Bound.
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