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Stephanie Louie

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  • Heir to the Shadows

  • Black Jewels, Book 2
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: John Sharian
  • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878

Ambitions unfurl as the realm's dreams of a liberator have finally been made flesh: Jaenelle, singled out by prophecy as the living embodiment of magic, is haunted by the cruel battles the Blood have fought over her - for not all of them await her as their Savior.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Everything is in place for an earth-shaking payoff

  • By RabidReads on 04-13-15

Great, but the narrator needs some work

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-10

This is one of my favorite books to read, and hearing the story of Janelle, Saetan, Daemon, and Lucivar was terrific. The book is technically a transition book, continuing the story of Daughter of Darkness, and leading to the end of the tainted Blood in Queen of Darkness (which I am eagerly awaiting for on audiobook). It follows Janelle's recovery from her rape, growing into her power, and finally creating a court to save her people. My only disappointment was with the narrator. At times, it seemed like he got tired and lost track of what character was speaking and just used his "narrator voice." The other problem was that he used the same tone of voice for someone snapping something as someone whining about something.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Bloodhound

  • The Legend of Beka Cooper, Book 2
  • By: Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 911
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 755

The Dogs discover that gamblers are bringing the counterfeit money from Port Caynn. In Port Caynn, Beka delves deep into the gambling world, where she meets a charming banking clerk named Dale Rowan. Beka thinks she may be falling for Rowan, but she won't let anything - or anyone - jeopardize her mission. As she heads north to an abandoned silver mine, it won't be enough for Beka be her usual terrier self. She'll have to learn from Achoo to sniff out the criminals, to be a Bloodhound.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great sequel

  • By Stephanie Louie on 02-02-10

great sequel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-10

I loved the book! Tamora Pierce is one of my favorite authors, and this book is a fabulous example of her work. The book continues the story of Beka Cooper that was started in Terrier.

Beka's personality clearly comes out early in the book when she discusses her troubles finding a new Dog partner. Listening to Beka's troubles dealing with her first serious relationship, with a man that she's lying to and using to find counterfeiters, is entertaining and touching when she struggles to deal with the relationship ending. I'm eagerly awaiting the third book, Mastiff, to read and listen to!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful