Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can't forget the sacrifice made for her by the human boy who could have killed her - Garret Xavier Sebastian, a soldier of the dragon-slaying Order of St. George, the boy who saved her from a Talon assassin, knowing that by doing so he'd signed his own death warrant.
Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the order's headquarters. With assassins after them and Ember's own brother helping Talon with the hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George.
A reckoning is brewing, and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day...or start an all-out war?
©2015 Julie Kagawa (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Yes, I really enjoy this series and once all of the books have been released I am going to listen to them again in order back to back. Time always flies when listening to these books!
Ember because she reminds me of myself. She cares about her friends and family deeply and she fights for them. However, she never lets them push her around and she makes some pretty mature decisions for a 16 year old girl.
Each of the narrators did a wonderful job. They displayed the perfect balance of emotion and made it easier to feel their emotions. You really feel like you are getting into each character's mind to understand how they think -- no matter which narrator is speaking.
Yes, there were several -- most of them had to do with the former St. George soldier Garret and how he was dealing with the fact that not all Dragons are heartless killers. His character changed the most during this book and it was fun to watch.
If you like dragons and you don't mind thinking out of the box this book series is amazing. It is set in our modern world and is a little bit different than what I am traditionally used to seeing. However, this story is amazing and the characters are vibrant. I recommend reading/listening to Talon prior. It is the first book in the series and amazing as well.
The narrators who brought the characters to life. The story, the plot and everything.
Caitlin Davies from the Penryn and the End of Days series. MacLeod Andrews from The Iron Knight. Both are as great in this book as they were in their previous performances.
I loved it with every chapter. I've laughed, cried, got angry, experienced emotion and longing for the next book.
When Garret admits he loves Ember despite her being a dragon
The emotions that the different narrators are able to express adds layers to an all ready good story
This is a good follow-up to a good YA Novel. If you like the first book you will like this book.
The story is fun since it has dragons, something I have a soft spot for, but the conflicted romance love triangle is a little too forced. The human guy seems to have depth with the relationship, the dragon guy's attraction feels pretty flat. There was some more time spent on developing 'the other guy' story ploy, it's just nothing that makes me feel like it would cause a true love triangle.
I do like that, in general, rather than having a lot of dialog that leaves me feeling like they just need to say something basic to clear up confusion, they just end up saying it. It feels much more realistic in that sense.
Otherwise, some of the plot twists are a little too basic, don't want to spoil anything though. The action is fun. My biggest complaint is that it just feels like the love triangle part is either unnecessary or too weak. I think it would have done better without being another 'which guy should she choose?' trilogy.
A well educated IT Professional. Manager at a Fortune 50 company. Grew up in a small town. Loves sci fi/ fantasy.
Felt the need to continue after book one. Well performed but the story is a bit too mushy for me.
"English as a second language"
I enjoyed the story and light drama, but the tortuous English accent was distractingly painful.
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