I listen to a TON of paranormal romance audiobooks, and I have to tell you that with few exceptions, I'm left cold. Either the story is too dry and pl..Show More »odding, or the narrator left much to be desired.
This is not the case with this series. I was immediately drawn into the story, and fell in love with the characters. I laughed a lot, teared up a little, and immediately moved on to book 2. Sophie Eastlake did a wonderful job on the narration, and they were a few times I forgot I was listening to just one person reading. I highly recommend this series, and I hope others find it as enjoyable as I!
This audiobook was so great! This is the second book in Thea Harrison's Elder Races Series and the story was great! I'm a reader who usually reads the..Show More » book first and then listens to the audiobooks of the series I truly LOVE! I decide this time to use my monthly credit on a book I had not read yet!
I think my favorite part of was how perfect the voice of Niniane was portrayed. The narrator voiced her exactly how I pictured her speaking in my head! The other characters were very well done also!
Overall, a great book worth listening too! AWESOME JOB Ms. Eastlake!! A GREAT JOB goest to Thea Harrison as well....keep them coming!!
Ummm...I have to admit, I've already listened to it so often that if it were a record, it would have grooves! I love this particular installment of t..Show More »he series. Rune is so very...well, HOT and possibly the most enjoyable of all of the male leads in the series. I love the portrayal of his lazy, playful, lion's side. Plus, the story itself is extremely well done and highly entertaining. There are perfect blends of steam, action and drama with the typcal comedic moments that catch you by surprise sprinkled throughout. If you haven't started this series, you'll want to begin with Dragon Bound. What I like about this series is that each of your male and female leads have very distinct personalities. You don't feel like you are reading something made from a cookie cutter formula of alpha male, helpless female, blah, blah, blah. The women are strong in their own rights and the men are delicious and the stories will be ones you wish to listen to again and again.
Sophie Eastlake rocks the narration for this series. If she never said which character was supposed to be speaking in the midst of an all out argument with every single character involved, you would know who was speaking just like you know your own family or friend's voices. I've read a couple of reviews complaining about the way she might pronounce a word here and there. I would challenge that regionally, we all pronounce words slightly differently. Being from the south, I do prounounce the word fillet as 'Fill-Ay' but my neighbor, commonly pronounces it as 'fill-it'. It's no different than the whole 'roof' argument about whether it is pronounced like 'goof' or whether you say it like you are a dog barking. See...I can be snarky too!
So if you are already into the stories...keep going and don't forget to swing over to Kindle to check out the novellas that are only available in electronic form. You'll meet some new characters and revisit some older characters and there's a bit of glue that will bind the series in preparation of the book that will come out after "Oracle's Moon." Read "True Colors" and "Natural Evil" before you read "Devil's Gate" and make sure you don't read "Devil's Gate" before listening to "Oracle's Moon."
I think this book and book #1 are my favorite in this series. I liked this book for many reasons. I like the fact that the characters were likeable a..Show More »nd interesting. Another thing that I enjoyed a lot was that the author gave you glimpses on the direction she is going to take the series. Through out the whole story their were hints of possible future book. Which involved my mind even more.
Their were a lot of unanswered question that will be answered in other books in series. If you are not patience to wait for the answers...this might not be the book for you. I don't think this book could be taken as a stand a lone. So I recommend that you start in the beginning.
They are sexy men...(of course there is its Thea Harrison Book). There is a lot Fantasy taken in different point view. ( I have read other books with Djinn and they were never portrayed like this. They are always unfeeling spirit creatures with no forms. Not at all lip biting sexy Kid loving males.)
I also love the female heroine struggles with being Oracle. The author give the character just enough whin but she did not make her a whinier. Some author over do in that area.
Thea Harrison has a way of keeping you on the edge of your seat while Sophie Eastlake brings the characters to life. I fell back in love with the two ..Show More »who started it all. Dragos and Pia continue to grow and I found my self laughing at Pia's commentary. Harrison has showed that these two are not a one shot deal... While I enjoyed the other characters in this series being able to read about the Pia and Dragos made me what to read the series again from the start.. Can't wait to see what happens next!
I'm not into the bdsm stuff that is all the craze now, but I have to say it works if it is from both sides and in small amounts. Only one part toward..Show More »s the end that I felt could have been left out and I would have like the book better. Of course I love this series. This is not my favorite book in it, but it is still awesome. The book defiantly starts out with a hate/hate relationship. Thea Harrison has great character development and over time Aryal and Quentin come together perfectly. The Dragon Bound series is an immediate download for me. I have enjoyed the narrator, which is the same one as the rest of the series. Read in order for max enjoyment.
Man... this was awesome! If your a fan of the Elder Races... you know Dragos and you know Pia and Peanut! Dragos gets in a little accident... and poor..Show More » Pia has to deal with a reverted Dragos... how he was before he was the Dragos we all love...
Now.. here is the thing... Will Dragos get his memories back...IDK... which sucks because Dragos was one of the oldest of the oldest of the Elder Races... I see a full book coming up about this..
Now Peanut... boy has just decided to keep growing... 6 months... 5yrs old.... why not! Loved it..
I cannot wait till the 3rd book in this set of novellas... Peanut is going to start school... I am so there!
Man I love these books! Visiting the Elder Race world is so much fun, I adore the complex world Thea Harrison has created and really wish they came o..Show More »ut more often!
In this book we have the Night Kind King Julian's story. We have only ever heard of the ruthless mean streaked Julian who doesn't care for anyone or anything...but how did he get that way? He is a vampire who has walked the earth for nearly 2000 years and he's tired of existing, the one brief glimpse of happiness he had was when he dated the Light Fae Princess Mellie for 3 months 20 years ago, but even that was ruined, he is a man who doesn't have anything to loose, or so he thought.
When the call comes from Mellie's mother that she needs Julian in LA right now for a crisis she won't discuss over the phone Julian's blood runs cold...not Mellie....not Mellie....but when his worse fears are confirmed and the kidnappers ask for him in exchange he has no choice but to try to save the only woman he has ever cared about.
*shiver*...this book had a really decent plot, nothing stale about it, Mrs. Harrison has opened up a new can of worms with this book. My only complaint would be that things wrapped up a bit too neatly for my tastes but it was still a great book full of humor and interesting characters. We didn't get to see much of the Weir in this book, but hopefully book 9 will send us back to those lovable characters.