Known as Trace to his enemies and friends, this lethal Dhampir leaves no trace of his victims behind.
The life of deadly Russian slayer, Trace, has always revolved around death and preventing humankind from learning about the legendary creatures of the night. But now his position as a Watcher has become a prison, and dealing death for the Nation isn't as prestigious as he once believed it to be.
College dropout Bessina Darrow has witnessed things she isn't permitted to see, a simple case of wrong place at the wrong time puts her life in danger. When Bessina becomes his new mark, Trace is prepared to eliminate her - until he discovers a way out for them both.
Protecting Bessina means defying the leaders of the Nation, an act that has them both running for their lives. The more Trace fights to disappear from danger, the more he unravels the secrets surrounding his world of lore - secrets he must unveil to finally save a life, instead of destroy it.
©2016 Inger Iversen (P)2016 Inger Iversen
I am a chronic binge listener and enjoy paranormal romance, MC, science fiction, historical fiction and more
Bessena witnesses a Vampire suicide which is overseen by a Watcher named Trace, who is a Dhampir. Watchers jobs are to be sure that there are no witnesses in order to protect the secrecy of vampire existence.
While tracking down Bessena to try to kill her to wipe out any witnesses, which is part of vampire law, Trace and Bessena develop a connection. I am hesitant to go in to any more detail for fear of giving away too much of the plot. There are multiple POV's but it is primarily from Bessena and Trace's POV.
The narration by Kevin Theis and production wasn't my favorite. The background was a little fuzzy but I’ve heard worse, I am just used to a higher quality production. Also the narrator chose to use one voice for anything other than direct quotes. So even if he was narrating Bessena's thoughts he would use the same voice for narrating Trace's thoughts. It just required me to pay close attention to who was "thinking."
I do not think it is worth a credit but I do believe it is worth buying if can get it for a reduced price and if you are interested in stories with a twist on Dhampir and Vampire stories. I do plan on reading more books in this series.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
I love nice Voices!
I liked Bessina and Trace, but I found out while listening to this book that I don't like Russian accents. The narrator was good and his accent was good, but that accent is not for me. Bessina's religious views were interesting. I don't share her views but I know someone who does and from time to time we respectfully have discussions about our views. I want to know more about The Sect and The Vampire Nation. Sounds like that will be interesting. And what was really going on with her mother and father? I will check out the next book. Thanks for the read.
I was given this book for an honest review.
I read all kinds of books, but I have an obsession with paranormal and fantasy at the moment. Sorry about any spelling mistakes/typos.
Yes, in fact I'm looking forward to book 2 of the series.
Yes, the narration was well done, I found the voices distinct and consistent.
This book made an excellent start on building the world that the story is set in. It gives enough information to build an understanding without overloading you on details. A longer book would have allowed for a more detailed picture but for the length this was well managed.
The characters were interesting and were well developed for a reasonably short book. I liked to concept of the dampire and found their integration into the society of the vampires interesting.
The pacing of the book was excellent, the story constantly moved forward.
Overall quite enjoyable.
Note: This book was provided free in return for an honest review.
I can't say the BOOK wasn't for me. Its more accurate to say the narrator didn't work for me.I would need to read the eBook version to decide further.
Yes. The narration killed the book for me. I couldn't connect with either the character or the plot because the narrator was all wrong , in my opinion.
Not sure, maybe if its in another genre. Preferably non fiction.
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author.”
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
This book was given to me for free from the author/narrator for an honest and unbiased review.
This book is a unique paranormal book, I quite enjoyed it and would definitely listen to another book from this author again. The narrator did a good job, no complaints. Accents were good.
Worth a credit - yes
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