The mystery enshrouding Hutton's Bridge is as impenetrable as the fog that descended at its borders 80 years ago. Each year, three villagers enter the mist searching for answers. No one ever returns.
Then a dragon falls from the sky to the town square, dead - the first glimpse of an outside world that has become nothing more than a fairy tale to Hutton's Bridge. Except to Tressa.
Tressa grew up with Granna's stories of the days before the fog fell. When Granna dies, leaving Tressa without any family, Tressa ventures into the fog herself, vowing to unravel the foul magic holding Hutton's Bridge captive.
What she discovers beyond the fog endangers the lives of everyone she loves.
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Teen aged boys are the only group that I can imagine actually enjoying this series,
Something much more adult... actually have started on "Dawn of Wonder - The Awakening, Book 1", which seems to be more to my liking
Emily's performance was average. She is not a bad reader, but has a hard time doing the male voices.
The story line was interesting enough, and I would have gone on to listen to the remainder of the series were it not for the constant preoccupation with sex. Honestly, if I were interested in a Harlequin romance novel, I would not have been searching for books in the SciFi/Fantasy section.
Miss Jensen has some talent as a writer. She just needs to remember which genre she's writing in and stick to that.
So - first i want to say that this started out... juvenile but a pretty good story. As tge pages turned however the characters became ever more plastic - and the writer defaulted into sex and violence. The sex was uninspired mysogynistic and just pretty gross. But the Amount of sex - which started as enuendo but became increasingly more blatant - pulls this off the shelf for anyone younger than 17 and i really dont think its written well enough to keep a 17 year olds attention.
I had a harder and harder time trying to stick with it to the end. Its unfortunate because the story idea is great! Its the writing that us so poor as to convince me not to for book 2. Not worth the effort.
In the audiobook version the reader was excellent. Good voices - good consistency. Well done.
Had hoped for something more interesting. Characters and the story seemed a bit stilted and the narrator definitely needed to find a way to "tell" the story, not just read it.
Who says, "Money can't buy happiness? It buys Books & Yarn....I'm happy! 💜
With such a good store, a shame the author & narrator did a poor job!
No, I wouldn't listen to Kleimo again.
Megg Jensen? Maybe. But not on audio, though. Not if it's the same narrator.
The premise with the village surrounded by fog is really interesting. Tressa's grandmother too seems to be full of secrets,
I could have lived without the sex scenes, though. They didn't add anything to the story and it felt to me as though they had been added because Jensen thought that's what readers want. Probably some readers do. This particular reader doesn't.
She speaks way too fast, as if she's impatient to finish. Sometimes I'd have to go back a bit and listen again, just to catch the story.
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