Demon summoner Kara Gillian bears the scars of Rhyzkahl’s treachery, but she refuses to let them slow her down. She and the demonic lord Mzatal have not rested in their efforts to recover Idris - Mzatal’s summoner protg who was kidnapped by enemy lords - but now their search has brought them back to Earth.
With the help of FBI agents Ryan Kristoff and Zack Garner, they begin to track down summoners who are working with Rhyzkahl. However, Kara knows Ryan’s true identity, and questions of loyalty threaten to tear apart this group of allies. When Kara intervenes to help a brilliant young computer expert and his bodyguard after an accidental shooting, she quickly learns that Rhyzkahl’s machinations run deeper than she could have ever imagined.
The search for Idris takes on a desperate edge as their enemies increase in number, and Kara realizes that an old homicide case may hold the key to their success - or their doom.With the very fabric of the universe at stake, Kara must rely on her skills, wit, and luck to save her friends and her world, yet ancient vows will have to be broken if she is to have any hope. But the price of breaking those vows may be her own blood.
©2014 Diana Rowland (P)2013 Audible Inc.
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Kara Gillian is a low key person. She's intelligent, soft spoken, and pragmatic. She works as a homicide detective in a small city in Louisiana. And she is a summoner of demons.
The demons don't come from hell. In this plot, the demons are from another dimension, and they come in all shapes and sizes and flavors (and colors!). Kara uses them for practicing her summoning, and for help with the murder cases (supernatural) that she has to solve. They are very original characters in their own right. I love the alien-ness of the demons, and the way their otherness comes across in dialogue. There is a secondary mystery running through the whole series that really gets going in the last two books.
It's a pretty good premise for a series, but in the hands of Diana Rowland, it's a great! I've been listening from book 1, straight through, and I've loved every minute of it. (I bought the whole series while I was only halfway through the first book!)
Liv Anderson is perfect for the series.
I enjoy mysteries, wrapped with violence and sprinkled with romance.
This book rocked. You really do have to have read the previous 2 books in order to keep up. The investigation was interesting and nail biting. I really liked the unexpected twists at the end.CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK!
I really liked Paul & Bryce as a unit because they add a new dimension to the storyline and they help the other characters to change as they needed to.
I enjoy her different voices and the fact that she is "acting" rather than simply reading the lines.
I didn't really have a particular reaction but I went through the rollercoaster ride of the emotions of all of the characters.
Firstly, if you haven't listened to or read the previous books of the series, this isn't the one to start with because each builds on the ones before, particularly 4, 5, and 6.
The story engaged me from beginning to end with plenty of revelations and just as many new questions. Liv Anderson's narration was spot on as usual and made for a pleasant listen.
In this installment, Kara is back on Earth trying to rescue Idris and joins up again with the old gang. Eilahn, Zack, Jill, and Ryan are all there as well as Tessa, and detectives Pellini and Boudreaux. A lot happens around betrayal and loyalties, and Kara finds herself still a target for the machinations of the Mraztur. There is a scene with Ryan-Szerain that blew me away but saying more would spoil it!
Almost every character increased in richness and depth and the world building leaves me wanting to know more NOW! :)
For a fan of the Kara Gillian series, this is a must-listen! Nothing is black and white.
All the books in this series have been great. I love the story line, the characters & the narrator is amazing.
This is the best book so far! The story is getting bigger and richer! I love Kara and Mzatal much more than Kara with Rhyzkahl. I love learning more about the demons and the demon realm. Diana Rowland is creating a very interesting world.
I like how the plot from previous books come together and we learn more about the characters, and the listener ends up anticipating what is to come next... The entire series should be listened to at least twice.
I enjoyed Kara Gillian's Character growth as well as others. The story is unique in its own genre, and the series is well built and plots from previous books are well linked.
Liv Anderson does a very good job with different charterers. I really enjoyed her performance. Hopefully she will end up doing more readings. I am a fan!
I listened to the entire series back to back, and went into a withdrawal when it was done, so I had to listen to it all over gain. :)
Can wait for the next book... The cliffhanger was nothing short of "well done", leaving the audience in anticipation for more secrets to be revealed.
Audiobooks are great tool in dealing with my ADHD. They limit distractions while listening and I don't have to sit still. PS. I can't spell
This is one of the better series I've found in recent years. Each new installment improves on and builds on the last one so the series is one that really must be enjoyed in order
I tell you what, this book kept popping up for me as a recommendation, I finally gave the series a chance , no I'm hooked!!! I absolutely love these books. The narrator is great, the story is different and the characters are my my Mizodle mmmm mmmm good. I recommend this series to anyone who likes sookie or twilight, it's much more explicit but that makes the books that much better.... I can't wait for the next one.
O man the moment with the Lord's in battle .
She is just awesome, such realistic narration it just enthralls you that much deeper into the story.
Yes and yes both.
Just listen to them you won't regret it.
I love books with strong female leads.
When worlds collide......
I CAN'T wait for the next book in the series!!! With the right director these books would make the best movies.....eclipsing Lord of the Rings.
I can honestly say I have never enjoyed another series this much! I love the characters, plots worlds everything. I love the lover/mentor relationship between her & Lord Mazatal & how good they are for each other. I hope they unite close again cause I can tell it's getting ready to get really really with the new revelations & they're problems are way bigger than the demon lords
I have listened to the whole series now - and whilst the first book is ok, numbers 2 to 5 actually are good. The characters are engaging, the story amusing and enjoyable, aside from some minor annoyances.
The point about this book is that our whole concept of the story is turned upside down - a surprise twist. I like surprise twist normally. But here the twist seems to come with losing any link to any characters, it is incredibly hard to empathise with them anymore because they have become flat facsimile of stereotypes.
I like the narrator
Honestly, not many. The story has a lot of potential but the characters have flatlined.
"Another Great Kara Gillian Story"
Each book gets better than the last. I have never gone from one book to the next so quickly in my life. Next book starts tomorrow!
Very Highly, I loved Diana Rowland's book all of them try reading other writers like john Ringo and Chris Fieldwater as well
very much the demon who took care of the main character
It is the voice, sexy yet great to listen to and the way she expresses and delivers with her timing.
I did it was great
I hope so much that Diana writes lots of more books and that liv anderson narrates them.
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