"People die. Everyone knows that. I knew it intimately as everyone in my life died thanks to my one seemingly harmless mistake. I'd brought down Heaven, lifted up Hell, and set the world on fire, all due to one slip of the memory. I forgot the pizzas...." Caliban is a dead man. The Vigil, a group devoted to concealing the paranormal from humanity, has decided Cal has stepped out of the shadows once too often, and death is the only sentence. They plan to send a supernatural assassin into the past to take down the younger, less lethal Cal. But things change when The Vigil makes one last attempt on Caliban's life in the present - and end up destroying everyone and everything he cares about. Now, Cal has to save himself, warn those closest to him, and kill every Vigil bastard who stole his world. But if he fails, he and everyone in his life will be history....
©2015 Robyn Thurman (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Mother of 8, grandmother of 12, RN and book nerd
Let me start by saying that I have been a long standing fan of Rob Thurman's books, and I mean ALL of them. I have hard copies and if available, Audible versions of them. So, I know what genius this writer has. Always perfect characters, with DEPTH. Because of this, I don't just read about these characters, I KNOW them. This particular series I will have to say is my favorite because I have watched them grow, struggled with them, laughed with them and cussed like a sailor on leave with them. Nevermore does not disappoint! As a matter of fact, it almost killed me! What a ride! I even forgot to take one of my kids to school on time because I couldn't wait to jump back in. For those that complained or gave low stars because they didn't like the ending, I have this to say..."HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MINDS?!" This book could not have ended any other way. The ending to me means that there is more of Rob's genius to come. I'm going to patiently wait because I know I WON'T be disappointed!
So if you haven't read this series, honey, do yourself a favor and start with book one. Believe me, you'll know what I'm talking about by the time you get to Nevermore ;)
This book is amazing. There are twists and turns that I was not expecting, and while several people are "gone" from this book they are still there. But a word of warning, while I absolutely love the ending of this book in fact I think it's my fovorite ending so far it is a bit of a cliff hanger. CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK!!!!
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I'm not sure about this story. The previous 9 books were amazing and I never found myself confused within the stories nor did I feel as though information was repetitive.
Unfortunately, this story begins after the big event happened, which is a shame because being in the actual moment with Cal and those he cared about whould have been much more entertaining. There was so much repetitive information (about the past, future, each character) just told in different ways, the mini stories for events that took place in Cal's life in the future was distracting, and with so many empty threats from every single character, I found myself desperate to re-listen to books 2 - 9 to remind myself why I love this series.
I felt so lost, confused, and empty at the ending of this story and I've never felt that way about any of Rob Thurman's stories that I've read or listen to, so I'm holding out hope that book 11 will reflect the awesomeness of the previous books.
It was great to have Cal, Robin, and Niko together again. And, once the action started it was great but that was far and few between all the narration (most, repeated information told in different ways).
Andrews brings the characters alive. Thurman's writing again gives you a story that has soul and comedy mixed with insanity. Best one yet
Argh. I've really enjoyed this series up until now. My mind wandered a lot during this book, and then - it just ENDED. I hadn't realized it was on the last chapter, and the book was nowhere near resolving the original conflicts. It ended with a big "cliffhanger" (even though we all know how it will turn out in the next book), right in the middle of the story arc. Totally just half a book, and half of that was sort of meandering.
Yes, I'll stick with the series even though I was really disappointed in this book.
First of all, I absolutely loath cliffhangers, and the one waiting at the end of this book isn't even one of those things that happen after the main plot has been resolved. So if you're looking for an ending, not to Cal and Niko's story, but to the part of it told in this book, you will be very sorely disappointed.Other than that, I felt that some of the character interactions were a bit off, and any time when the author has to spend this much time explaining why the characters are being unpleasant (yes, even by Cal standards, unpleasant) I always feel like they're trying to convince me it makes sense to have the characters act this way, because they aren't convinced themselves.And I'm not used to that from Ms. Thurman. Honestly, I'm not sure this book would get as low a grade as a 3, if I hadn't expected so much better based on past experience.
Absolutely! I love Cal and Niko, and I'm also a fan of the Korsak brothers books and the Trixa novels. I have to find out how this story ends, so in that respect, I guess the cliffhanger did what cliffhangers are supposed to.Also, my relative disappointment aside, this book is by no means bad. I liked to hear more about Robin's past with the Leandros brothers, and as always, I laughed out loud at Cal's sarcastic with and Robin was outrageously hilarious, as always. There's a lot here for fans of the series to like, but maybe you'll enjoy it more if you're prepared to be a bit disappointed.
MacLeod Andrews does a great job on these books. I think he nails every character, and even with two Cals in this book, you never have to wonder who's speaking. I think Robin is my favourite character, but then, I have an embarrassing soft spot for loveable rogues.
It almost inspired me to toss my phone in the sea when I got to the end and realized there was no ending. It also inspired some of my fellow commuters to move a few seats away from me to get away from the crazy, giggling fool, which gave me more leg space.
In case you didn't catch this before, I really, really, really hate cliffhangers. If you don't, and you like this series, you probably want to get this book now. If you do hate cliffhangers, wait until the next book comes out. I wish I had.
I love all of Rob Thurman's books, but my favorite are the Cal Leandros books, and this one is the best yet! I have already read and re-read it several times and listened to it on Audible at least 3 times, as well. Cal back in time with his younger self and, currently younger than him, big brother, Niko brings in more depth and emotion to all of the characters. The irony of Cal being the one in the teacher/mentor/responsible person role is well delivered. The ending was a great cliffhanger that has me holding on by my barely there fingernails as I wait most impatiently for the next book and the continuation of the story.
Say something about yourself!
Narrator:: This is my first Cal book on Audio, the rest of the series I've read paperback versions. I was very impressed MacLeoad Andrews. I had forgotten how "whiny" the younger version of Cal was, and there was a very distinctive voice difference between young Cal and older Cal.I also enjoyed Robin's voice.
Story: Beginning was slow and kind of rambling, making it hard on the audio version to tell what was going on. Once I understood what was happening, the book took off and ended on an amazing cliffhanger. I also had a fan-girl moment over the slight cross-over with Ms. Thurman's other series in the same universe. I listened to that entire scene a few times, it was just perfect.
Overall: This series isn't slowing down or getting bogged down by it's own history as sometimes long series tend to do. Cal is powerful but still struggles with both internal and external conflicts. Family and sacrifice is still a prevalent theme. While not my favorite book in the series, it does stand strong and is a good addition to the universe.
If you have read the other Cal Leandros books, then you already know the tone of this one.
In short: After Cal's world ends, he tries to fix it, but complications ensue.
This one is epic enough that it is going to stretch to at least two books, and I cannot wait for the next one!
It ends on one hell of a cliffhanger and whets the appetite for more.
The performance is very good, and Macleod Andrews gets the character voices spot on! Can't wait for the next.
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