Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between the world of the Broken (where people drive cars, shop at Wal-Mart, and magic is a fairy tale) and the Weird (where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny). Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel from one world to the next, but they never truly belong in either. Rose thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn't turn out how she planned, and now she works a minimum wage, off-the-books job in the Broken just to survive.
Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have her (and her power). But when a terrible danger invades the Edge from the Weird, a flood of creatures hungry for magic, Declan and Rose must work together to destroy them - or they'll devour the Edge and everyone in it.
Spend some more time on The Edge.
©2009 Andrew Gordon and Ilona Gordon; (P)2009 Tantor
"[E]ngaging urban fantasy....Andrews has created a complex plot and convincing characters that will keep the pages turning." (Publishers Weekly)
This Book was different for me but I enjoyed it! It rates at the top for me and I will be listening to the rest of the series.
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I got this book because I am very fond of the Kate Daniels books by Ilona Andrews. This did NOT let me down. It is written in a very similar style. It has a strong no nonsense female character.
Rose is my favorite character in this book because she is strong and a no nonsense kind of gal. She can hold her own and doesn't mind proving it.
She also narrated the Kate Daniels books. In both series, I've gotten very into the characters as enacted in her voice.
The beautiful Rose has thorns!
It's a good easy read with an engaging story. The plot satiated my fantasy of being swooped by a a knight with wizardly powers without demeaning the female character as a hopeless and weak damsel. The story was simple and believable. I was drawn to the characters. I would very much like to see this book come to life in a movie. I wish Ilona Andrews would go further and make the world of magic and Weird a little bit more intricate and not just a mirror copy of the real world. Besides, magic is a limitless possibility.
Aside from the leads, I loved the character of Georgie. He made me cry.
The narrator is amazing! Bringing emotion with precise tempo. I really enjoyed her performance.
Would you give your life for the person you swear not to trust?
I can't wait for the next book! The story is a promising series of adventure and romance. I would like to know more about the Weird and how the characters will evolve. Thank you so much Ilona Andrews for creating a wonderful novel.
I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did, a very pleasant surprise. I liked the heroine but her little brothers were my favorites to read about. I loved how she interacted with them, especially, Georgie.
This story is unique and I cant think of one book that I could compare it to, so I love the newness of it for me and the concepts brought into this one. I would like to learn about about the differences in the two connected dimensions, very interesting ideas here, for that I look forward to reading the other Edge books.
I really have enjoyed reading anything from Ilona Andrews, as her books are full of action with strong women in interesting urban fantasy settings.
Kick-arse heroin. Novel use of magic, as of course, sword and sorcery has been done to death, but I was really engaged as Ilona Andrews has her own magic in creating a new world based on the old.
I think much of my enjoyment comes from listening to Renee Raudman . . . she is VERY talented, and brings the characters to life. I am not in to plain romance as it is so formula driven, but I am tempted to listen to some, as Renee Raudman has done so many. I am addicted to her, and have to force myself to listen to other narrators. She brings each and every character to life.
It is not a literary work and there is a certain amount of predictability relating to the romance, but the characterisation and interesting settings and challenges for the characters makes up for it.
I have listened to this story twice now and each time I notice different bits, I feel I will be listening again and again,
I noticed myself chuckling during the reading
Renee is a new performer to me. I will be checking out what else she has done
When Georgie becomes George.
What a fun listen! I was a little leary about this series at first. I love the rest of ILlona Andrews' other books but the official summary just didn't sound all that good. I was very pleasently surprised! It is much better than the publishers review! Interesting characters, unique story line and a wonderfully twisted romance plot line.
The narrator had a very nice range of characterization. She also has agreat grasp of the characters emotions.
All in all just a very interestingly fun listen! I am looking forward to book two.
One of the best fantasy novels I have read in a while.
I love magic and a good love story; this book does a great job at both. Unlike some books that do a good job at one or another, this book completely captivated me with every aspect of the story.
At first, Renee Raudman sounded a bit like Ellen Degeneres and the likeness was distracting, but not for long. Raudman's voice changes are not over the top but are different enough to make distinguishing characters in conversation easy.
I couldn't stop listening to the story. I stayed up nearly all night listening and finished the book in two days .... thank God for the weekend :-)
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