I love dragon books, especially when there’s another story after this one. So, I look forward to reading/listening to Ty’s story after finishing this ..Show More »one about Marcus, and Aphrodite’s granddaughter Gwen, and Ares the brothers’ father. I won’t be going further than Ty’s story because the 3rd one only has 80 pages and that’s really not worth bothering with. IMO. I mean, this book had 250 pages. Ty’s story has 240 pages, but Zavier only has 80?
And, of course, the evil brother Garrick who killed Gwen’s parents 14 years earlier. Now on the run she ends up neighbors with the dragons and they are tasked with protecting Gwen and the Goddess Nyx’s daughter Elle, Gwen’s BFF. Needless to say, Gwen is the mate to Marcus and they are a wonderful twosome. Absolutely no angst between them, which I loved.
Overall, it really was a good book: Dragons, Gods, Goddesses, Nymphs, and a Cyclops or two? What more do you want.
There was explicit sex in this AND the word pu**y, which I find disgusting and such a dirty word, was used. I know a lot of you just love that word but not me. However, since it was only used 3 times I will go ahead and read Ty’s story, and hope it's not used more than that, but I will not be reading more from this author. Sorry!
There was swearing and the F-bomb was used 25 times.
As to the narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo is a good reader. He laughed out loud when it was called for, and growled when the dragons did that, too. The women sounded like women and Marcus’s voice was sooo sexy it was unbelievable.
Artemis's Hunt is a nice addition to the Sons of War series--I enjoyed discovering the background story of Ashlynn's parents, Artemis and Evangelos, a..Show More »nd seeing them finally(!) get their HEA...only 1500 years after they should have had it.
Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, played a role in book two (Ashes of War) as her only daughter struggled to prove her mate's innocence. As Ash tried to save Ty, she also discovered a secret that Zeus had managed to hide from her and her mother for her entire life--that her father, Evangelos, was actually alive and living on earth among mortals.
Evangelos was pretty bitter when Ash found him in the last book, because he had been lead to believe that Artemis had been behind his banishment from Olympus. Ty helped him "get his head out of his butt" in that book, but when this novella begins he's still not sure how to go about reconnecting with his former lover--or if it's even a possibility.
Artemis is still reeling from finding out Evan's alive, but is immediately willing to do whatever she can to get his god status reinstated, She agrees to the task that Zeus gives her--deliver a message to Hera, the "Queen of Mean" (thank you, Scholastic books!) who hates her guts because Zeus had an affair with her mother. (But really, who hasn't Zeus had an affair with? Is it even worth the level of anger she has to maintain because the guy can't keep it in his godly pants? But I digress...) Evan, of course, finds out and joins her on her mission.
This is a novella, so it's pretty short--not necessarily a problem, except that Ash and Ty join the quest as well and take some of the narrative away from the main couple. I did enjoy seeing them so soon again after Ashes, but I would have liked the story to stay focused on Artemis and Evan more, since it was finally their story. It's not a huge issue, but worth mentioning.
The quest itself isn't all that long or difficult either--again, a novella; and it's a story that doesn't really do anything to help Ty and his brothers with their main quest--but it does make for an entertaining read nonetheless. I liked seeing Artemis and Evan get to their HEA; it was definitely long deserved.
The series narrator did another great job here--his male voices, especially for the dragons, are delicious!
Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B-
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
OK, I said I wasn’t going to read this because it wasn’t worth my time but if you ever want to know if they kill Garrick, or send him to hell, you hav..Show More »e to keep reading. I don’t know for how long but I won’t be waiting long. I love all these dragons but I WILL give up on them. I don’t mind reading books like this as long as the books are all available but these ARE NOT. They’re not cliffhangers but each book leaves you hanging as to what will ever happen to Garrick.
I must say this was definitely my least favorite. I liked Zavier and Elle but there just wasn’t enough of one story. With only 80 pages (or less) everything happens in a hurry and then you move on to the next thing and solve that in a hurry then move on again.
There was a sex scene in this story that was just OK, nothing special.
There was swearing and the F-bomb was used 13 times.
As to the narrator: Didn’t like Michael Ferraiuolo all that much in this story. He did read with emotion but Zavier’s voice was way too feminine for me. Zavier was more girly than most of the women.