I generally enjoy all of Jayne Castle/Jayne Krentz/Amanda Quick's books, this one was no exception. The beginning felt slightly disjointed, the transi..Show More »tion from Frequency City to Rainshadow Island felt a little rushed. I almost thought I accidentally forwarded through a scene, but I know that she uses that style in a lot of her writing. Though it is easier to 'see' the transition when you read than when you listen, lol.
Castle's female characters are always a bit feisty and a little 'unusual' in that they never seem to fit in with the norm (of the society the books are set in). Their quirks are part of their charm, and usually the reason the hero ends up falling for them. I've always liked the mix of fantasy & mystery & romance she puts in all her series. I am fascinated with the idea of psi- abilities and like the way she's still able to put a slight twist on it given Harmony's history - a bit of old fashioned sci-fi alien technology mixed with old-world fantasy psi-abilities.
I basically logged on to Audible today to see if she had any other more recent books out in any of her pseudonyms. Alas, not until next month!
Definitely recommend the author and this series, as well as the Arcane Society series which can be seen as part of this series too, if you squint :)
With an excellent Author and narrator how can you go wrong.
All of books in the Arcane. Ladies of Lantern Street, Dark Legacy and Harmon..Show More »y series are an auto buy for me. Not that some of Jayne Ann Krentz's other series and books are not worth reading or buying for example the Lost Colony series (early Harmony clone) Lavinia Lake / Tobias March series and Eclipse Bay series/books to name but a few
I hope we hear more about Rainshadow and the world of Harmony for a long time to come.
As there are 3 Sebastian siblings and 3 missing crystals as noted in The Lost Night, I had hoped that meant the third crystal will be tackled in the third book along with inducing the third sibling a sister. But with all crystals now accounted for . . . who knows . . I guess we will have to wait for the next installment to find out.
As for meeting the next Dust Bunny it.s going to be a hard wait to meet the next successor to bunnies like Elvis and Houdini. each one in the past has had him or her own unique personality and contribution to each story
Is it worth buying - YES
If you like a touch of Paranormal or books set in alternate worlds you will find it hard to find a better author than Jayne Ann Krentz
Jayne Ann Krentz also writes under Jayne Bentley, Jayne Castle, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Amanda Quick, Jayne Taylor. The most famous being Jayne Ann Krentz contempory, Amanda Quick past and Jayne Castle future themed books.
The storyline was interesting. The characters are likable, but, after years of listening to Joyce's soft, smooth, gentle voice I was surprised how muc..Show More »h I missed it. I like Barbara Rosenblat but not in this genre, she sounds great reading Nevada Barr or Elizabeth Peters. I found her voice harsh reading for JAK. Guess that is just what I've become used to after all these years.