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Blood Bonds

An Otherworld Novel, Book 21
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Series: Otherworld (Galenorn), Book 21
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
4.5 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

They're the D'Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-fae agents of the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. Camille is the queen of dusk and twilight. Delilah is a two-faced werecat and the autumn lord's only living death maiden. And Menolly is a vampire princess and married to a gorgeous werepuma Amazon. 

It's been four long years since they first found out about Shadow Wing...and now, they're facing the end of the line. It's time for the D'Artigo sisters to extinguish Shadow Wing's evil forever, before he goes mad and tries to unravel the world....

©2019 Yasmine Galenorn (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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What a Series

I have thoroughly enjoyed this series over the years. What an adventure I've been on reading about the lessons, loves, and losses throughout the series. I assure you I put a GOOD dent in Redenbacher popcorn reading these books so much so that I should have purchased stock! The projects I've created listening to the audiobooks have been lovingly appreciated. If only they'd known it was all due to the exciting world I was observing from a far. Yasmina Galenorn OMG Woman you so ROCK! I'll read anything your mind dreams up. Thank for creating this Other World and inviting me into it. Good life to you and Blessed Be.

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Fantastic ending to a great series

I loved the whole series. I am sad it is over, but happy that it all wrapped up and ended on a high note.

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  • PPK
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States
  • 07-18-19

Rushed

This is book 21 in the series that has been told over 10 years in real time and 4 years in book time. Now I’m not going to talk about the inherent issues with a book who’s chronology moves at less than half the speed of real time because I believe they can be deduced on their own however I will say that this book contains time jumps that are dizzying. Also this series for 20 books was told from the point of view of one of the three sisters per book on a rotating basis; book one is from sister one’s point of view, book two is from sister two’s point of view, book three is from sister three’s point of view, book four is from sister one’s point of view, etc for 6 2/3 rotations. This book flips from sister to sister as each chapter changes. Also for 19 books this was a romance series with very full sexual relationships, books 20 and 21 drop the relationship aspects completely; which is fine as the author had become repetitive and stale in the depictions around book 15. The book is also about 4 hours shorter than the previous entries. All of these above facts tell me that something happened that led the author to the fact that this was the last book in the series and she wanted to tie up all the loose threads. To that end she did tie it up. However it was as satisfying for readers as reading the Wikipedia synopsis of a movie or tv show. It lost all style and intrigue and the beautiful character development that had been consistently building for 19 previous installments. I say 19 because the switch really happened in the book prior which also seemed rushed but maintained most of the elements of the previous books minus the sex.
Another issue that happens late in the series is the introduction of bridge stories. Novella that galenorn(the author) wrote that tell additional plot related stories. These are stories that get you from the end of book a to the beginning of book b, they introduce characters that have consequence in later main series books and provide important information that reveals events in the main series but are only referenced in passing or given a paragraph in the main series to tell who these people are or what happened. The majority of these novella are not available at audible (only one is, book 9.5 it’s quite good). And there are 2 between books 18 and 19 and one between book 19 and 20. So when you get to book 21 you are admittedly swimming in the deep end trying to piece together what has happened while the books were away from you... much like stepping into a tv series mid way through season six and trying to understand what is happening by the “previously on.. “ montage. I guess this shouldn’t surprise anyone as the first book in the novels continues a smaller novella (also not available on audible) and drops us as readers off in a world with characters already in mid action. If you ever wondered about how in “Witchling” Camille and Trillian got bound or why there was such a threat from shadow wing then you will be equally wondering in this book how ::mild spoiler:: Tanabaum was made a Keraastar knight, how sheamus was brought back from the dead, and who these other three people are with spirit seals.
If you’ve gotten through the series to this point chances are this review won’t sour you on going through and reading this book and it shouldn’t as you should get the closure you need in a saga this long but if I can lower your expectations you will probably enjoy it more than I did. Forewarned is forearmed as they say.

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I hate that it had to end I cried laughed though her books but this one hit home had all in one and I love it

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Wow, what a great ending to a epic series!!!

Yasmine Galehorn has truly written a fantastic series and the performance by Cassandra Campbell was outstanding. I'm really going to miss the characters and any other series will never match up. This series is a MUST READ!!! Thank you audible and Ms. Galehorn.....

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great series

I loved this series it was great read I cant believe it's over I hope she wtite's more in it even if the pepole in it are diffrent but the same.

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Super great series, I read all 21 books.

This was the greatest series, I'm kind of sad it had to end, I cried, I laughed but I really enjoyed the read. Thank you Yasmine Galenorn for sharing your special gift of such wonderful, imaginative stories.

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  • allison
  • broken arrow, OK, United States
  • 04-26-19

Never wanted the story to Enf

This was a great story from book one to twenty one and finished a lot of plot lines.Although i didn't want it to end and listen too it twice in a row. It took the characters from nobody to two Quuens and Death Maiden who was chosen for a specisl job raising a immortsls child. I will miss all the characters. A wonderful series.