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  • Cast in Secret

  • Chronicles of Elantra, Book 3
  • By: Michelle Sagara
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986

Still avoiding magic whenever possible, Private Kaylin Neya relished investigating a run-of-the-mill theft. Until she found out the mysterious stolen box had been taken from Elani Street, where the mages and charlatans mingled, and it was sometimes hard to tell the difference between the two. And since the box was ancient, without a keyhole, and held tremendous darkness inside, Kaylin knew unknown forces were again playing with her destiny....and her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I couldnt stop listening !

  • By Ronnie on 01-23-12

Very Exciting Story - Exceptionally Entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-18

This is one of my favorites that I've read so far in this series. I read it years ago and just finished listening to the audiobook for the first time. One of the strengths of this series for me is the richness of the description of interactions between characters. Michelle Sagara does a great job illustrating the interpersonal dynamics between characters in this series, and between that and great voice acting by Khristine Hvam (who really hit her stride in this book), you can read between the lines many different subtleties that create an understanding of the undercurrents of Kaylin's various interactions with her partner, colleagues, friends and teachers. It feels sometimes as if you are standing in the room sensing the mood and tension change along with them. I particularly enjoy the overarching theme of overcoming prejudice in this story, as well as Kaylin's many humorous interactions with the older and wiser role models in her life. In true Kaylin Neya fashion, her precociousness and lack of diplomacy come out in full force in this story and do not disappoint. Fans of this series should be as thrilled as I was listening to it. I started and finished within a few days!