Zoë Merrick lived an ordinary life until late one night, she was brutally attacked and left for dead. She survived, saved by a stranger who witnessed her undergo a physical transformation. That's not the only thing that's different. Zoë is unable to control an unexplainable energy coursing through her body.
Justus De Gradi is a man who can teach her that control. He's handsome, arrogant, and not entirely human. He reveals that she is a Mage - an immortal made of light, not magic. She must now make a choice: Rebuild her life in the human world with the man who saved her, or live with Justus and learn how to use her extraordinary gifts. Justus has sworn an oath to protect her life, but can he guard her from the one man who has a right to claim it?
©2012 Dannika Dark (P)2014 Tantor
"One of the most balanced stories in terms of darkness, action, romance, and humor that I've read in a long time." (Grave Tells)
I don't want to live in a world without books!
I love the world the author has created in this series. Filled with shifters and mages and vampires, she nevertheless imbues them with a sense of purpose and reality. My favorite thing is that we follow the main character, Silver, and her cohorts through each book. I enjoy series of this kind, where the characters are allowed to grow and evolve over time -- and these are great characters!
A young woman is walking home alone across a field late at night, when she is viciously attacked and killed by a man with surprising strength, and strange glowing eyes. But that's only the beginning of her journey and she is reborn to a world she never knew existed.
Along the way, she figures out who and what she has become, even as she struggles to hang on to her humanity.
There is plenty of action, and a heroine who is headstrong and determined to get the bad guys -- even as she learns to trust and rely on those around her -- and they learn to trust her. There aren't a lot of TSTL moments, but there are a few as she negotiates her way, but they make sense in the context of the plot.
The love interest is original, sexy and mesmerizing.
I'm delighted to have found this series and love the trajectory it appears to be on.
The narration is top notch as well. Nichole Poole (AKA: Justine O'Keefe) can't pronounce words like valuable, but I find it charming and her performance here is even better than on the Sinners on Tour series!
I have a 40 minute commute each way and with out Audible, I'd go crazy! My fav genre is fantasy and I love a great series!
The story here was good, the characters defined, if a bit predictable. Sterling wraps up the story and lets you know there's more to the overall saga. The narrator was a bit flat. Sometimes really good, other times, just meh. Not very good at strong emotions or "yelling". I found myself wishing for a strong narrator like Renee Raudman (Kate Daniels - best series ever!) or Tavia Gilbert (Night Huntress - 2nd fav series).. but she did ok, and didn't ruin the story, which, as I said, was good. I'll move on to the next book.
A new and interesting start to the series. It was an enjoyable read, and will continue to follow through with the series. The story line did pull me in and was pleasantly surprised with the authors world created in the Mageri series.
I had read it in ebook version and decided to buy the audio to experience the story in a new light. It. Was. Awesome! Nicole Poole did a marvelous job capturing the feel of the story and gave each character a voice that suited them perfectly. 5 stars all the way!
Since discovering audible I have become an avid "reader" I have been able to read more books than I ever thought possible, as I am dyslexic. I love self help, thrillers, sc-fi, so much more.
I haven't read the book.
The whole book was memorable but the part that stands out is when Adam finds Zoe just after she has been attacked. He is such a noble person.
Amazing!!! She brought this story to life. The emotion was amazing, I could feel the pain, joy and energy of every character. I look forward to listening to anything Nicole reads.
It will leave you wanting more
This book is a must read for anyone who likes the supernatural. Its a refreshing story when you think have heard it all and everything sounds the same this will draw you in and won't let you go. You will have to finish it in one day and then look forward to the next.
My taste in books vary depending on my mood. I usually read crime dramas (fiction & true crime), but have been on a UF or PNR kick lately.
This series just might rank high up there among my favorites.
It kept me interested the whole time. Some authors can become too descriptive and drag out some scenes. This book flowed nicely.
My favorite character? Hmmm... It's a toss up between Adam and Simon. The narrator did a good job most of the time with the different voices. Her voice wavered in pitch a few times & she has a tendency to whisper scream when someone is suppose to be yelling. Otherwise, the narration was good.
I never really cried, but I did laugh several times.
I'm a 47 year old mom of two young girls. Just recently discovered young adult fiction, as well as dystopian novels.
The character development and story in this book is typical romance. If you are in the mood for this type of book, it's great. I'm now on book #3, so I guess I am in the mood. However, the narrator is INSIPID! The heroine sounds whiny, judgmental and uber maternal. When I listen, I just try to ignore the voice. Otherwise, I couldn't stand it. A lot of the other characters sound the same. The "tough guys" all sound like caricatures of a Bronx hood. SO BAD. The good guys sound forced and flat. The only voice I think she actually does well is Simon. Shows you that the story is very interesting that I am actually still listening. If I had time I would totally ditch the audible for the hard copy books.
This book was boring. She never really learned anything and never really illicited any empathy from me. Also the narration was unmoving. She barely emotes any emotion. I found myself listening on fast forward just so that I could get to the end.
The performance was terrible the narrator's voice was so monotone and boring that you would have to strain to listen to what she was talking about.
Change the narrator.
Couldn't even finish the book.
"Did I have different book than most people?"
A female lead with some self-respect, strength and brain and less hysterics.
Where to start... I found some descriptions too expanded while others- important to story rather shortcut. That much to writing. As for the characters in book, it just didn't do! The lead character is probably weakest female lead I came across in past couple of years and I read a lot of paranormal and fantasy drivel! The failure to take her life into her own hands at nearly 30 is just sad.
I think the narrator is more suitable for different type of book. The voice is fine, the accents so-so, but every time she does somebody screaming it’s like nails on blackboard.
I would love to say yes, but I am very sorry for myself to have spent a credit on this. I wish a band of sexy males who are all completely into me even though I have terrible taste in books would die saving me from my foolishness. After getting me extra credit and some first obviously.
Much better prose than many audiobooks, performance was good but the stage English accent for Simon made me want to cringe. Shame, because the rest of the narration was very good. Perhaps it's only because I'm English not American!
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