Raine Benares is a seeker who finds lost things and people. Ever since the Saghred, a soul-stealing stone that's given her unlimited power, has bonded to her, the goblin king and the elves have wanted to possess its magic themselves. Which means a goblin thief and her ex-fiancé - an elven assassin - are after her. To survive, she'll need the help of her notorious criminal family.
©2011 Lisa Shearin (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Funny, intriguing and satisfying!
Eileen Stevens brings the characters to life!
Too long to listen to in one sitting, but I tried!!
I craft chainmaille while enjoying audiobooks. My current favorite Authors are: Butcher, Gaiman, Hearne, Correia, Scalzi and Hodder.
First off let me preface by saying I was looking for a sci-fi novel, and a new series. When this books shows up on sale, I figured, "What the heck."
The plot was pretty good, until the end, when I discovered the climax of this story occurs in the next book. Also, the "romance" is portrayed like a teenager talking to a grown up about sex. In other words, a lot of dancing around the subject with vagueness and euphemisms describing the lovemaking. I would have preferred glossing over the whole sensual scenes to the drivel given here.
As for the narrator, she did okay for most of the book, and wasn't monotone or boring. Unfortunately, every single male part sounds exactly the same, and goofy to boot.
To sum up: 1. Story is good. 2. Sensual scene are vague and childish. 3. Narration is amateurish.
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