A Houston college student, McKenzie Lewis, can track fae by reading the shadows they leave behind. For years she has been working for the fae king, tracking rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn't her only secret. She's in love with Kyol, the King's sword master - but human and fae relationships are forbidden. When McKenzie is captured by Aren, the fierce rebel leader, she learns that not everything is as she thought. And McKenzie must decide who to trust and where she stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil war.
©2011 Sandy Williams (P)2012 Tantor
"Featuring a gutsy heroine and plenty of fay lore, this urban fantasy debut should appeal to fans of Seanan McGuire's October Daye novels." (Library Journal)
I enjoyed this new author and new series so very much. The story was fresh and interesting and kept me intrigued from the beginning. I really can't wait for the next book in the series. So audible. Get going. She has already written the Next book.
Amy Rubinate's narration was spot on! I am sometimes distracted by female narrator's interpretation of male voices. But Amy handles the numerous and varied voices effortlessly. Her subtle changes in tone and personality are exactly right and kept me fully rapt in the story.
There were so many! The story was very fast-paced and suspenseful. McKenzie's struggle with "who to love" was compelling, but didn't take away from the fact that she's a strong, smart woman.
I have listened to some of Amy's other books and this is my favorite to date.
Strong heart, strong mind, strong body - McKenzie has it all!
Can't wait to hear more!!
Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!
The story, the conflict McKenzie faces, the love triangle, the kick butt action scenes. I loved it all!
Aren and McKenzie are smokin! Every moment they share together sparks.
I'm a book lover! I read, review, listen to, and hoard books :) I run a book blog, Book Savvy Babe, and am also a mom to 2 young boys.
I loved the world-building, and the audio was very good too. I would rate this in my top 5 favorite audiobooks
It's Urban Fantasy, so I would compare it to The Anna Strong Chronicles, The Becoming. Also, the Kate Daniels series- Magic Burns. The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, Dead Witch Walking.
I really liked Aren
not an extreme reaction, no
A Good Story
It was just a decent story
I am glad I got the book it made a long drive better!
et cetera, et cetera, etc.
No, I generally like this genre.
I don't know. The book was so mind-numbingly awful that I can't give an objective review of her narration. I didn't HATE her. So that's something.
The best part was when it was over.
This read like something written by a thirteen-year-old. At its best, the prose was cliche. The rest of the time I was cringing. I had no affinity with any of the characters. The protagonist was obnoxious, unrealistically oblivious, and not the least bit interesting. I found myself wondering how she had managed to live into her twenties with absolutely no survival instinct whatsoever.
The fact that she was extremely obstinate wouldn't normally bother me if I couldn't tell that it was merely the author's lazy attempt to artificially insert conflict into the narrative.
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