I am amazed that this series has not hit the best seller list. Happily, I feel I got in on the first wave even though the series has been on the mark..Show More »et for awhile. I'm not quite sure how to describe the series except to say that Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones & the Dresden Files marry.
There are Magicians, Shifters, Trolls, & other paranormal characters & a sort of history of the ancient Celtic people all rolled into one. It is mystical and draws you into the story line whether you want to be there or not. The series makes you feel empathetic toward each character and is explained from each POV so much that even the villains can draw your sympathy. I was only though 1/3 if the Edgelanders: Serpent of Time book when I sought out and purchased the 2nd book in the series, Sorrows Peak. Believe me, normally I don't do that! I wait until the end to see if there is a major mistake made by the author. Didn't happen!!!
The audio version of each of the first 2 books runs just over 19 hours ( over 550 pages) & each hour/page is total bliss. If you are looking forward to books full of blatant sexual encounters...you won't find it. However, there is romance and tons of adventure, intrigue and excitement. It was hard for me to put it down, turn it off to sleep or work. Nothing could get in the way of the books. That, to me, is the sign of a good book or series.
Both books had a solid 4 at Goodreads (which I found out by the time I was at the end of book 2). That rating only tells me that others (for their own reasons) enjoyed these books almost as much as I did.
So, if you have approximately 40 hours to invest in a great series & enjoy fantasy...I don't think you will be disappointed and will thank me for this recommendation.
The only thing wrong with this book is the 3rd book in the series (Serpent Rising) isn't written yet. My review of book 1 tells you what I think of t..Show More »he series and it hasn't changed one bit. This series is fantastic. If you like Magic, Shifters, Trolls and other creatures with a Lord of the Rings & Game of Thrones type series with plenty of adventure...it's here. There is a little romantic angst. So far, no X rated stuff so it's good for all ages.
My husband & I normally have long discussions about everything under the sun, HOWEVER, since I started listening to this series...no discussions, no talk, no interruptions. The series is that good. As I said in the first review, Goodreads has the series at a solid 4 stars. That means many people (like me) gave it 5 stars while a few gave it a little less so that the average is 4. I was surprised that a few people rated it with a 1. I guess it just wasn't what they were looking for or were intimidated with the length of the book. I think that 4 is a pretty good rating overall. I hated when the book ended & am waiting with eager anticipation for book 3 to appear (Serpent Rising) in audiobook format. I only hope it is as long & detailed as the first two books. It would be hard to get any better. I can't wait to continue the journey that Finn takes with Princess Lorelei and am eager to find out what happened to Brendolowyn and the rest of the gang.