A scared teenager, Lara must battle her own inner demons while being stalked in her nightmares by an all-too-real monster. She has only two options: run or succumb.
A courageous woman, Cybil is doing her best to piece together a new life free of her abusive husband. She is cursed with confused glimpses into future events she may not be able to change - including her own death.
An honorable warrior and the reluctant leader of her people, August must undertake the familial obligation of protecting a seemingly ordinary high school teacher. If she shirks her duty, then the world will fall to a preternatural tyrant in search of a long-lost weapon of immense power.
Their stories weave together to reveal a mysterious supernatural world that hides just beneath our own.
As chaos swirls among and around them, the three women must put aside their differences and act together or watch two worlds collide in a deluge of fire and blood.
©2014 T.C. Pearce (P)2015 T.C. Pearce
Because tales should be told.
This book is a rarity. It has an extremely good story performed by an outstanding narrator.
The ending where Greg runs into the cops from the hospital is very satisfying. But the scene where Laura is initially drawn into someone else's dream is also very well-written. The final fight scene is incredibly memorable and well-done. Sylvie finding the Instrument and the scene in the Antique bookstore is completely original. This book is filled with excellent scenes and just plain good writing.
She does a fantastic job. So good that after the first chapter, I ceased to notice her. I was simply wrapped up in the story.
Yes, the intricate story draws you in. The different threads are skillfully woven together to create an excellent sci-fi/fantasy tale.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
It took me a bit to get into this book. For a while I wasn't quite sure what was going on. Each chapter in the beginning is from a different characters viewpoint and there are a lot of characters, for me it just felt disjointed. Things started to make a little more sense and started flowing smoother with the story starting in chapter 6 which is almost 2 hrs into the book. The dream sequences can be confusing at times. Even with a rocky start the story slowly and continually pulls you in and weaves an entertaining, interesting and unusual story.
The story shifts between the lives of August, Cybil and Lara until their paths eventually cross and pull the story together. Mythological beings as well as hybrid humans living/hiding/fighting in, around and among the human world. Things are not always as they seem. There are two sides to every story.
Suzanne Elise Freeman did a good job with the narration. Pleasant voice very easy on the ears. Good character voices. Clearly spoken with a smooth even pace. Some parts of the narration that are not a character speaking are a little monotone/flat at times, but overall was enjoyable.
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[almost]All SciFi, all the time...
The author has crafted an interesting take on the whole 'mythological creatures hidden in plain sight' trope, blending Norse, Middle Eastern, Medieval, and Germanic mythology and folklore in a mostly seamless fashion. Some of the dialog is a little trite, and the story telling followed a few predictable patterns, but also some not so predictable.
I did enjoy this book, but the narrator, while not bad, was distracting at times. She played one of the main characters as completely devoid of emotion for some reason. Her narrative voice just seemed to lack any gravitas.
The story is not terribly long, and thus worth a listen. It ends with a surprise cliffhanger (sort of) and I'll probably check out the follow up.
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narrator was great for some characters. I liked her for laura, the scottish father, and philip. but I felt she didn't portray angry characters well; August always sounded bored; and the 60 year old woman barbie didn't sound very old.
I enjoyed the novel and kept reading to hear what happened. There are a lot of characters and the point of view frequently shifts between them, but I didn't have any difficult following the story. The dream sequences can be a little confusing, as well as how the story changes between the past and present without telling you. I felt the ending was rushed where too much happened too quickly. At least the ending isn't a cliffhanger. Despite the story revolving around Succubus, we didn't see them doing very much IMO.
I really enjoyed this book. It's a fun urban fantasy with a new take on old concepts. I love the theme of dreamers and dream worlds, and wish it was more common. My only complaint at all is that at times it was difficult to follow where the story jumped around between times and points of view, and I think it could have signalled this somehow a little more clearly, with more of a pause or something. I enjoyed this, and will definitely look for more.
I have to first admit this is not my genre. It sounded very interesting from the sample, and it was. Only, I just felt lost through most of it. It was so mysterious that I just didn't ever feel like I knew what was going on. However, I'm not familiar with succubi or the other creatures? in the book either.
The writing flowed well and was good. I found myself drawn into the story and wanting to understand and know what was going on. Yet, something would happen that only added more questions with no answers. The narration was excellent. And I even liked the characters and felt their personalities were interesting and engaging. It's hard to describe, because it was definitely engaging. And, I truly believe others who are into this genre would love it. It wasn't bad and I didn't dislike it, I was just lost.
Eat Well, Move Well
I really liked the story. It introduced a world within our world where mystical and magical creatures coexist with us, in secret. Lots of great characters and intrigue, with hints of what's to come!
I will definitely read the next one.
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I would, because it's the kind of story that I'm pretty sure I know people who'd enjoy it.
That's a hard question because I don't read a lot of urban fantasy in this style, so the closest would probably be something like the Dresden files, but that comparison does no favors to either book as they're so different.
She breathes life into the book, not to say the book wouldn't have that on it's own, but there's something different about being able to hear the characters with their delivery in a realistic manner and what they feel being far more apparent.
No, but I'll be rather shocked if I ever have an extreme reaction to any book.
I received this for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. I'm glad I did and considering that this isn't exactly my kind of book I'm sure many others would get even more enjoyment than I did which is quite a book.
Lara, for her bravery for someone her age
The first scene for Lara, her trying to wake her friend Greg from a dream and then total chaos.
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Storyline reminds that there is more than one side to every story. What is seen as justice to some is seen as atrocities to the victims.
I found the beginning a little slow and hard to follow but it definitely picked up and was gripping for the rest of the book. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com
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