Someone, somewhere, has declared war on Kevin Kichida, and that someone has a long list of magical predators in their Rolodex. The good news is that Kevin lives in a town where Ted Cahill is the new sheriff and old ally of John Charming. The attacks on Kevin seem to be a pattern, and the more John and his new team follow that thread, the deeper they find themselves in a maze of supernatural threats, family secrets, and age-old betrayals. The more John learns, the more convinced he becomes that Kevin Kichida isn't just a victim - he's a sacrifice waiting to happen. And that thread John's following? It's really a fuse....
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These stories really do keep getting better and better. The story is unbelievably good and the narration is fabulous!! Books that I can't put down (or stop listening to) are farther in between, but this whole series is a hard to stop listening to. I can't wait for the next one. Thank You Elliott and Roger!
Not my favorite of the series. I liked it better when John was on his own. I'm not crazy about the characters in his group. Too much angst all around.
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I love this series of novels by Elliott James!! They are extremely Whitt and entertaining reminding of the writings of Jim Butcher and Kevin Hearne. If you're a fan of either author, then you will love these pax arcana series.
I'm not too much into werewolves and vampires; I mean, it's all been done so much so that I thought no new twist could make it (for lack of a better word) fresh. I'm excited to admit that I was wrong and that the Pax Arcana series has me hooked and looking for more, especially since they keep getting better with every installment.
Now to the narrator, Roger Wayne. He's a perfect fit and has brought all the characters to life for me - I just wish that he was given the correct Japanese pronunciations. Then again, I can't think of any other narrator that has gotten them correct so far, either.
The story rolled right along and was worth the listen, but IMHO not quite as good as the previous installment. I thought the character development was more revealing, the humor not quite as good, and the story lines good, but not great. I really enjoy the narration and main character, the snarkier the better. Sig's character is really explored and I did find myself liking her better. Really good series, wish people would quit comparing everything in this genre to Dresden Files, one of my all time favorites and definitely a gold standard, but this series is good enough to stand on it's own.
This is a fun and entertaining series. I like the characters and the world created. I hate that I have to wait for the next in this series. But, it will be worth the wait.
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There was just so much right with this story.
1. John and Sig finally have some insight on themselves as a couple, and surprisingly we've moved past John physical fixation on her to something that is real and a lot more less shallow.
2. The Japanese Legend twist to the story was unique for me and greatly appreciated.
3. I loved that the person to protect wasn't didn't turn out to be a female. It's usually about the damsel in distress so this was refreshing that it didn't turn out to be that at all.
4. I loved the different type of myths, legends, and shapeshifters that was integrated into the story. Honestly, the Jinn really had me interested and I wanted so much more about her but I truly loved the Japanese tale. Very creatively written and of course the narrator was amazing to bring it to life.
5. Roger Wayne! His narration, character for John in this story had me crushing on John. It was a mixture of his layer back personality that came through his voice that was appealing in this story.
6. For those not as physically attracted to women, you still have to put up with every other woman being described in great detail about how perfect, beautiful, hot every aspect of their body is and of course there are never any hot or attractive men, but it wasn't as annoying as it was in book 1 and 2.
7. An amazing and diverse cast of characters, shifters, and legends in this story truly brought the entertaining factor to an all time high. And, with an incredibly talented narrator like Roger Wayne (jeez, that name just reminds me of a cowboy!) whose outstanding performance brought the story to life for me, I'd say this audio is worth more than 5 stars on the entertainment scale!
I definitely recommend this!
But being totally nit picky... Why would you change the voice of the "heroine" of the story... Sig has the best voice I the first 2 books, then the 3rd... Ugh!!! Otherwise a great fun monster hunting book... With moments of absolute yet charming philosophy that's brilliant....
The only issue I have had is the volume level goes up and down. This makes it very hard to hear some parts without turning the volume up. Then the level goes back up and blows your ears out
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