The wall between our world and that of vengeful spirits has protected humanity for more than 400 years. It's about to come crashing down.
Ellie Lancaster has lived her whole life by the site of the mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke, the Virginia settlement that vanished without a trace around 1590. Ellie is a Curse Keeper, the direct descendant of one of the two men who banished the spirits of a warring tribe from the material realm. The story goes that if the two Curse Keepers ever meet again, the countdown to the death of the curse will begin, the gate will open, and the raging Native American spirits will be unleashed to seek their revenge.
Ellie has always taken the legend for a harmless fairy tale. Until she meets the darkly handsome, but downright infuriating, Collin Dailey and realizes that he is the other Curse Keeper. The prophecy is coming true. Now Ellie and Collin must battle supernatural forces and their loathing - and passion - for each other to set things right.
©2013 Denise Grover Swank (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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The beginning could of been stronger.
That it actually turned out good. I about gave up in the beginning because it seem like a young reader kind of book.
This book starts off seeming like a young teen read and grows into something way more than that. Stick with the book through the rough start because it gets much better. At times this book is heavy on the foal language. The story is actually pretty decent about to start the second book.
I loved it. I first downloaded this book thinking it would be a good book to keep me entertained while I wait at the doctors office or before bed...but I was hooked! It had a few cheese moments but it's very fast moving. I couldn't put it down.
I've listened to around a hundred books some were so bad I couldn't finish, others were good, them there were the ones like this one that I just loved and couldn't wait to get the next one. I hope the next one is as good or better
Audible addict... need i say more
I love the story but since I'm from the north, the NC accent kinda through me for many parts of the book but it definitely fit the characters . Love the story line though. I'm starting the second book now.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I had higher hopes for this book, the storyline sounded intriguing. I am a fan of ancient curses of all cultures, so I was excited about this book. I was enjoying this book up to about 4 hours into the story and it took a turn that wasn't to my liking. I wasn't a huge fan of Collin to start off with but as the story progressed I started to loath him, even when Elle like him I still didn't. The romance was very juvenile. I went ahead and read what the next books were about and needless to say I will not be continuing on after this series. I am not a fan of love triangles, I believe they have to be written with some delicacy otherwise they don't work. I don't believe I will like this triangle at all so this is the end for me. I was not a fan of the narrator, she had a tint of tinniest that was a bit annoying. After a while though I didn't notice quite as much.
The Curse Keepers is a story that I've revisited three times now. Every time I read or listen, I feel as though I glean a new aspect of the story. This makes my second time finishing the audio book. It won't be my last!
No story Denise Grover Swank writes will leave you disappointed. In fact, you'll finish so quickly you can't wait for the next!
There are three things good about this book:
1. I got to listen to in through Kindle Unlimited for free, i.e. I didn't have to pay for this.
2. I listened to it rather than read it so I mostly avoided any grammatical errors that I might have focused on instead of the story.
3. The historical mythology.
This book had so much promise in the beginning. The introduction of the characters, the setting, the mythology are all the reasons why I picked up the book in the first place.
Then, the author seems to have given up and just gone through every romance and soft core erotica written since the seventies and used every single cliché in and out of the book.
The characters do not grow with the experience. They only wobble about in their contrived scenes. Ellie goes from responsible, boring, predictable to sexually driven waif in less than two chapters.
I skimmed through reviews on Amazon before listening, and got excited about the originality. After listening, I skimmed through the more discerning reviews on Goodreads, and found several mirroring my exact thoughts: good idea, bad execution.
You'll like it if you've never, ever read a romance before and everything is new and scintillating. You'll like it if all you read are old romances.
You'll like it if you skim through the contrived scenes and focus on the fictional mythology.
You won't like it if your tastes are a bit more demanding, if you understand that the changes in character come slowly as people learn, if at all.
The premise was original and interesting in its historical basis in the lost colony of Roanoke, but the romance was so stilted and predictable that it was laughable. The female lead's characterization is uneven, and the male lead is so obviously the cliched unreliable bad boy - so the romance seems contrived and based only on physical attraction, so as the reader you aren't rooting for them to be together.
The ending is a cliffhanger, but that was okay with me as it helped guarantee a readership for the second novel. 2.5 stars
Couldn't really decide if I liked this or not. It's okay but not brilliant. The main character is big on self-pity which got annoying very quickly, and the main male character isn't particularly likeable either. The narrator wasn't great. Her voice is quite monotone, and she doesn't put much expression into her reading.
Overall this was a something of nothing book. I might get the next one to see if the story or characters improve, but I won't hold my breath.
I'd recommend the story, but not this recording
Recording was tinny throughout & ruined the enjoyment of the story. The voice she used for Ellie sounded bored throughout.
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