A whole new series from the world of the Echo Trilogy.
Three years ago, the gods abandoned us. We've been alone ever since.
Kat Dubois is immortal, and she's retired. She's long since hung up her sword and left assassinating immortals to someone else...anyone else. She's now a hard drinking, sass-flinging Seattle tattoo artist with the innate ability to read people's fortunes using her charmed deck of tarot cards. Her days of bloodshed are over, and she has nothing but time - an eternity, in fact - to hide from her past.
Until someone from her past shows up on her doorstep with news that her beloved older brother and mentor, Dominic, has gone missing. Kat may be the only person with the right skills - and access to the right magic - to track him down. She must confront her past if she's to have any chance of finding and saving her brother. She must fight her demons. She must embrace the power within her.
She must become the Ink Witch.
©2016 Lindsey Fairleigh (P)2017 Rubus Press
I really like this book, the only negative is that there is so long pauses betwen chapters. A few times I almost got my phone out of my pocket to see if the app crashed, it was really annoying.
This is a great book to listen too. I couldn't turn it off! Can not wait to listen to the next one. The narrator does an amazing job and the story is very catching! I bought the second book when I was only half way through. Listen or read it, it's a must!
If you haven't read/listened to the Echo in Time trilogy (plus 2 novellas), I think you'll enjoy this but will be missing a lot of the backstory. This is a fantastic continuation of the Echo in Time series, where Kat was introduced. Very excited for the next installment (already started it!)
The narrator is fantastic!! She does a great job with the different characters and gives life to Kat's insouciance from the novel; not an easy feat to combine the angst of teenager with an immortal 18-year-old. I hope that she continues to narrate the other 2 novels in this series (I think a 4th is due this summer, hope she does that one too!)
Love the dynamic between Kat and Nik and the scenes where Kat works her magic and opens up portals to new worlds ...
Her voice is perfect for Kat - sensual but strong with a hint of raspy. Also really like her voices for male characters, it's a subtle change so not distracting. Her voice and emphasis draw into the story.
Ink Witch (why mess with a good thing?)
It heavily depends on personal preferences. Lore does resemble some parts of Neil Gaiman's "American gods" although perspective is vastly different.It should appeal to the fans of genre - female POV, strong character and lore references. Depicted culture and characters do not lack details by any chance.Since I'm not quite a fan of genre - time spent listening was good enough to pass time, but not quite there to detach me from life and focus on listening.
A little bit more emotion/mindset into what it would "feel" like to be part of culture, that interacts with society and hidden right next to it.
On one hand - voice casting an immortal must have been somewhat tricky - a level of apathy is expected, though throughout the book overall lack of emotion did cause attention to blur.
If you are a fan of the genre - it's a decent book to grab. Otherwise - it's good enough to pass a few hours, but will not end up as a memorable book in library.
Comments based on experience of mid-twenties male.
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