Recent art school graduate Bekah thought she’d hit the jackpot: an unknown relative died, and she inherited a small fortune and a huge house in the mountains of North Carolina.
Trey Howard, the lawyer who handled the estate, is a handsome man in his 20s and they hit it off right away - and soon become more than friends. Bekah expected a pleasant year to get her head together and have a romantic fling. Problem is, the house is full of junk...and siblings she didn’t know she had are willing to kill her for it.
More important, the junk in her new house is magical, she’s surrounded by monsters, and her life seems to be in mortal peril every time she ventures into a new room. As Bekah discovers more about her mysterious benefactor and the magical world he inhabited, she’s realizes that as tough and resourceful as she is, she might just be in over her head...
Heirs of Grace is a tale of family and magic, action and wonder, blending the strong heroine, cheeky humor, and dark fantasy that have become the hallmarks of Tim Pratt’s writing.
©2014 Tim Pratt (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Sure. It was fun. Easy reading. Times you needed to be sharp to follow. Other times was pretty fun. *Definitely needs a note about the language though*. My 13 yr old would enjoy this very much but too many f bombs thrown around consistently.
The real personality of the main character. She made me smile throughout.
No. This one was good though. Wasn't a distraction from the story.
More than anyone bargained for.
Another fun read. Most of the time there was no gut clench as I got through the stressful spots. Was easy to root for the main character. & I loved her friends. The brother scene completely weirded me out though.
Decent fantasy story, narrator has a few minor issues like making any male with a southern accent sound like he's 65 years old but overall wasn't bad. At least she narrates like a normal person talks and doesn't feel the need to precisely enunciate every single letter of every word like some do. It isn't great literature, but it's an interesting story that moves at a good pace, and that's all I was looking for. My biggest pet peeve is that the main character always referred to her love interest as a "boy," as in "the boy I like" or "the boy I kissed," even though they were both fully adult twenty-something college graduates instead of sixth graders. It just sounded childish. Maybe it was supposed to be her feminist answer to women her age being called "girls" by men; maybe it was some linguistic fad from recent years that I missed (I'm forty-something, not twenty-something). Either way, it was annoying, but not enough to ruin the book.
what an amazing story! With a perfect ending! The author did a phenomenal job writing a story that didn't stick to the usual cookie cutter flow of most books. The only bad thing I could say which didn't bother me too bad, is the reader used more of an Alabama accent rather than a North Carolina accent. But I only noticed because I live so close to where the story took place!! This is one of those books that I will listen to again and again, because I loved it so much!!
I absolutely loved this story.The narrator had done an awesome job giving individuality & life to each character & was funny as Hell:)The book was soo imaginative,creative & chuck full of suspence,humor & adventure.You never get bored listening or reading.I loved Becka's view of things,she was a riot with how she dealt with things,especially"The First Born"her eldest sister from her biological &"wizard"father.Fun,creative characters,great back stories all with in an awesome back setting of multitudes of different places & scenes.Would be great if made into a movie like Harry Potter but this book is in no way for kids.Imaginative enough for sure but with adult content.I highly recommend listening.The Title & cover of this book doesn't do the story justice.Loved It!
It's a great story to listen to and Leslie Hull narrates the book pretty well overall. I enjoyed listening to it so much the first time that I decided to listen to it again!
Retired teacher and interpreter. I read classic and contemporary fiction, as well as Mystery/Suspense/Horror, Fantasy&Sci-fi.
Kind of a vacation book. This is a fantasy novel and it's interesting enough that it kept my interest and original and kind of cool...
A young woman, recently graduated from Art School, an adopted woman with no knowledge of her birth family, suddenly learns she has inherited enough money to live for a couple of years without having to work, and a ramshackle house in the woods in North Carolina.
As she settles into her inherited though, she begins to discover that her birth father was a powerful wizard, that her inheritance is much more complicated than just an old house, and that nothing will ever be the same.
I wasn't super impressed with this one. The premise of inheriting a magical house was pretty cool, but the characters felt pretty contrived to me. Becca was unbearably smug. The author had her use obscure words constantly so that the other characters could revel in her brilliance. I found that obnoxious. Honestly her character seemed like she was trying too hard to be edgy. I wasn't a huge fan of the narrator either. Her southern accents were awful. Think of how Bill Compton says Sookie's name on Trueblood. And then imagine one of the main characters sounding like that every time he spoke. The last thing that really bothered me was that the narrator gave Becca's gay friend a stereotypically effeminate voice. Not all gay men talk that way. That was just offensive. The listeners could have picked up that he was gay from what the author wrote. No need to reinforce homophobic stereotypes. I don't think I'd listen to this narrator again.
I have enjoyed Pratt as T.A Pratt before so I really like this book. There are elements in here that are in the series Pratt wrote under that other name. The story took turns I did not expect and kept me guessing while it also tied everything up nicely in the end. I recommend this book.
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