LA gets a little hotter when there's blood on the streets....
This special edition of Shifter Legacies combines books one and two, and contains a long journey of dark paranormal urban fantasy.
Way of the Wolf: Dr. David Lephmann lived a normal existence until he was attacked by a shifter. Thrust into a world of violence and mistrust, he must battle for a place among his new people.
Only strange new alliances can keep him alive. A powerful master vampire may help him take his revenge on the shifter who destroyed his life. There's only one distraction from his mission: an intriguing shifter woman who opens up his world to werewolf romance.
With no way back to his old life, David has no choice but to bend to the rules of his new people. Can he survive the challenge?
Wolf's Revenge: Los Angeles - a city of vampires and shifters where violence simmers just below the surface. LAPD Lieutenant Christine Humber has worked for years in the city's most violent district, nicknamed Monster Central. When Chris examines the murder scene of a werewolf, a particularly hard-to-kill shifter, she doesn't find a shred of evidence. A serial killer was just what the city needed to make tensions start to bubble over.
Threatened by the chance of a new urban revolt, the FBI steps in and tries to take the case. Chris reluctantly teams with the overly slim and beautiful Agent Flint to maintain the fragile peace. As the shifter body count grows, Chris and Flint must find answers before war and death spill out onto the streets.
If you like shifters or the work of Charlaine Harris and Jim Butcher, you'll love these tantalizingly action-packed books.
©2015 Mark E. Cooper (P)2015 Mark E. Cooper
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one a scale of 1 to 10, I would give this an 8 or 9.
I receive this bundle free for an honest review and I would greatly recommend these books. I hope there is more.
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These were great stories, and I really enjoyed the "shifter" world development and how it combined shifters and vampires.
Book 1, Way of the Wolf, is a fast past, complex story, with great characters. Told from multiple POV's, the story follows different characters and then pulls them together perfectly for a thrilling ending!
These shifters live in harsh times with no rights for being "non human" and they must fight for the status in the pack.
Book 2, Wolf's Revenge, was a great story that was mostly told from Chris's POV. While investigating a murder, she is changed to a shifter and in the beginning she has a hard time adapting to being a non-human; however, she will stop at nothing to get to the shifter that changed her life.
The shifter world created by Mark is hard to compare to other stories; it has such a unique plot and characters.
This was my first story I've heard narrated by Mikael Naramore he did an awesome job! I loved how he brought the wolf character's to life. I will definitely be on the look out for more stories narrated by Mikael.
There were times I was shocked especially what happened when Chris shifted for the first time.
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This story started out loosely being about shifters in the first couple of chapters, but quickly seemed to morph into something more about vampires and human police than anything else. Was there supposed to be a legacy? I appreciate the narrator doing a great job, but surely he must have wondered what the hl he was reading. The plot was disjointed and I gave up at Chapter 19 with 22 hours still left to be told. Maybe that was too soon but seriously, a good story would have made the hook before that point.
No, this is my genre of choice. I enjoy paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction over other fiction styles and will continue reading other authors. I may even try another Mark Cooper series.
I don't think I've listened to any of his other performances yet but I did enjoy his narration style, tone of voice, cadence, and diction. I would probably enjoy his narration of a better written story.
Well, probably everything starting with the title. Where are the shifters after the first couple of chapters?
Don't rely on glowing reviews to choose books and don't be afraid to cry uncle when you don't enjoy the story.
I struggled to finish this. I had to will myself to finish. I don't know if it was the narrator and his bland character voices or if it was the uninteresting story that jumped so much it was hard to follow. sorry! I wanted to like it.
The narration of these 2 books was excellent. The first book was more about vampires in my opinion than shifters. There were times that I got confused as to what was happening; thinking maybe I had skipped a chapter or something. I would back it up and listen again but hadn't missed anything. In the end all the separate tangents come together. The second was about shifters and I could follow the actions better. There was one small thing that bugged me. I didn't think Chris had a boyfriend in the first book but in the second she had a fiancé. All in all it was a very enjoyable read.
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l enjoyed both books. The narrator did an execellent job. However, book 1 was my favorite. l had a hard time in the beginning with the different story lines but once I've over came that, the book really caught my attention and held it. My favorite character's stories were David, Stephen and Gavin. Book 2, was okay, however, the main character Chris was annoying. I find that she went from being a strong detective/lieutenant woman, to a whining, annoying pain. I had to take breaks between listening, because I just could not take her for long periods. I would have love to know what happened with Gavin and Angel. Overall, I rate this set 4 stars.
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Traveler and writer of strange tales. AKA The Editor's Gadfly
I really enjoyed book. My only complaint about the story was that I found it hard to believe that a detective in this world would not have bothered learning how the monsters lived because that knowledge would have helped in investigations. I also found it hard to belt that she wouldn't have realized that getting bitten would have cost her her job. That said, my suggestion is to suspend your disbelief and enjoy the story.
I am not a review type person so bear with me.
I have listened to many books, and this one started out very good, fact is the pair of books are great, but the end of the second book was rushed, its just that simple, many story leads just went no where.
It really had the feel of a great book , and then it just ended, with lots of "what happened" to many lead parts.
Felt like a deadline was being pushed on the author. I just hope book three goes back and fills in and completes these dead ends.
The novels take place in near future Tolkien like universe. It is a world of not just humans but also of shifters, elves, vampires, dwarfs, dragons, witches and other magical paranormal creatures. It is a world of magic and technology. The humans are the dominant species and many humans detest and fear the magical beings. The magical beings face great bigotry and prejudices.
Vampires are considered as non beings and have no rights. They can not own property, and have no legal rights and if some one kills them it is not considered a crime.
Shifters are second class citizens. They can not get loans or be part of guild and have a difficult time getting jobs. They are seen as plague carriers.
When David a doctor is bitten and infected by a shifter he loses his doctors license because shifters are not allowed to be docters. When Chris is bitten and infected by a shifter she loses her badge because shifters can not be police officers.
In this fantasy it really gives the reader a good idea of how life would of been like in the segregated south, or apartheid South Africa or for Jews in Europe during the 30's and 40's.
The first novel is very complex and confusing to start with. There is what seems to be multiple unrelated story lines that jump from one story mid-way to another. I thought at first that there were parts missing or that maybe the book skipped mid-way to the second book. Do stick with the book as these multiple story lines will begin to converge and make sense culminating in a grand climax.
The second novel is less complex and more direct and easy to follow. Chris who was a very opinionated tough detective with an attitude and chip on her shoulder slowly evolves into a more open minded well rounded mature person.
The performance and narration was excellent. All in all it was a fun suspenseful fantasy adventure with a strong social statement.
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"2 good books for the price of 1"
Yes I would - its actually 2 audio books Book 1, Way of the Wolf, which is a complicated story told from several viewpoints. It takes a little while to get to grips with it but well worth sticking with as the plot converges and has a lot of action - you really care what happens to most of the characters.Book 2 Wolf's Revenge is set a few years later and follows just one of the characters - Detective Chris Humber - who was one of my least favourite characters from the first book. Its a good story though I preferred book 1, and I was actually more interested in the parts of the story which also involved David and Stephen again, and wished we had found out more about some of the other characters from plot 1. its a decent follow up though and has some good action in it.
Many good bits especially in book 1 but difficult to say to much without giving spoilers I really liked the way Davids storyline developed.
No Not yet but I will as I will be listening to more Mark E Cooper books and Mikael Naramore narrates most of themHe is a great narrator, tells the story really well and is good at differentiating between the characters. Definitely one of the better narrators I have heard on Audible
I might have wanted to but its just too long I didnt want to put it down though once I got into it
See individual reviews of the 2 books - this is a combination but you do get 2 books for one credit so no point actually buying the books seperately
"I really liked it"
Yes. I love audio books when I'm travelling and this one kept me thoroughly entertained.
I liked the shifting view points all building to the ending. I also liked the pace and the fact that the politics of different species ((humans, vampires and werewolves) were interwoven to make a compelling read.
Excellent narration. Good pace and an interesting voice. Not just monotone like you sometimes gets. His narration helps to draw you in and keep the pace flowing.
Definitely. In fact I found myself listening for longer than I intended and when I should have been doing other things. It's obviously too long for one sitting but you will enjoy it enough that you listen for longer than you think.
I loved how the story jumped into things. No long preamble just straight at it. I liked the view points and the plot is excellent. I’m trying not to write about the plot as I don’t want to spoil it. It looks at the politics of our world but turned on its head to include vampires and shifters/werewolves as if they are a normal part of our world with their own issues and alliances. The books draw you in and then gives you enough twists and turns to keep you happy until the grand finale.
The narrator was excellent. Very east to listen to with a laid back narration but also interesting and entertaining enough to keep me listening.
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"Great and Thrilling ride and a Bargain"
Another excellent book from Mark E Cooper
Set in amodern LA which is part of a massive republic where the fantasy is part of everyday.
I love how the world looks when you have the Monsters part of everyday life.
The books treat specism almost like the days of Racism in USA during the 60s. Only the eleves the dragons are apart as they are the strongest mainly as they have the magic to fix an entire ozone layer only if everyone moves to green alternative fuels, and down the bottom are the vampires and the shifters struggling for acceptance in the modern world.
The characters are realistic and enthralling showing a good backgroubd which easily draws you into their lives.
The 2 book special is a steal for the money and will be listened to quite a few times in the near future.
The narrator brings the books richly to the forefront where you can believe that you do live in such a a world.
A little slow to begin with but the story soon gathered momentum until it was difficult to leave alone.
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