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Publisher's Summary

Kaylin Neya is a Hawk, part of the elite force tasked with keeping the City of Elantra safe. Her past is dark, her magic uncontrolled, and her allies unpredictable. And nothing has prepared her for what is coming, when the charlatans on Elani Street suddenly grow powerful, the Oracles are thrown into an uproar and the skies rain blood….

The powerful of Elantra believe that the mysterious markings on Kaylin's skin hold the answer, and they are not averse to using her—how ever they have to—in order to discover what it is.

Something is coming, breaking through the barriers between the worlds. But is it a threat that Kaylin needs to defend her city against—or has she been chosen for another reason entirely?

Spellbound? Listen to more Chronicles of Elantra.
©2010 Michelle Sagara (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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Amazing Book Cant wait for the next one

Wow...this series is one I stumbled on because the first Novella was free, boy I am glad I did I have listened to each book so far, and was so frustrated that I made it through them all so quickly, I must admit I listened to while driving to and from work and while cooking so to be fair I was addicted. Its a great series and very powerful, I cant wait for the next book. Boy I hope she writes fast.

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When will Keylin Grow up?

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Keylin doesn't reach a higher level of maturity with each book. Her feats are never acknowledged by the other characters and too much time is spent on theories and not enough on action.

Would you recommend Cast in Chaos to your friends? Why or why not?

With reservations. The novella was great and the next two were good, but after that the format just addressed another emergency without any growth.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

There is hardly any romance. Just statements of love....boring

Any additional comments?

Bring back the excitement and wonder of the first several books.

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The best one yet

What made the experience of listening to Cast in Chaos the most enjoyable?

The story and delivery of it by KH kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time

What other book might you compare Cast in Chaos to and why?

This cast series is my first on the genre and I'm swept away.

What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

The intensity in which she delivers the story. The accents are great, distincts and characteristic. the emOtion with which she delivers the development of the love passages give me chills and I catch myself smiling with excitment sometimes.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitly. And almost did too. If basic necessity, like eating and sleeping, hadn't gotten in a way.

Any additional comments?

I wish they put out an ETA of the next books. I'm dying to know what with happen next.
My only issue with the stories is: even though there have been 6 books before this one after she became a private, the time line hasn't seem to progress. She is still 20yo and the stories always state that had only passed 7 years since she arrived at the tower. 6 books and 6 different stories that shows how much she has grown and learned. All of that happened within less than a year? I'd like to see her turn 21 (at least!)

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I love this series!

I am not sure what it is about this series that I love so much. It's not perfect, but it's close. I Iike Kaylin, but to be honest there are times when I want to smack her. I just like Elantra as a whole. The city and the people. Sagara writes in such a way that I can see the city when I read her books. It's pretty awesome. The story is an interesting one. The idea of the refugees is an interesting one, I can't wait for the next one. Hvam is an awesome narrator, can't say enough about how awesome she is.

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love it

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, great book, great series

Who was your favorite character and why?

i liked them all

What does Khristine Hvam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

she gives the characters more life then i did when i read it

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Kaylin continues doing what she does best

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would and have done so many times.

What did you like best about this story?

Kaylin stands up for what she believes in.

Have you listened to any of Khristine Hvam’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have all of the Cast In series. I love them.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

both at different times, as always.

Any additional comments?

I love this series. I heartily recommend it to everyone. It is unlike anything else in my 2000+ library. It is unique- serious, funny, scary, mysterious, and intriguing.

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Great!

Love the readers voice and it remains constant thru all the books. Each book is as good as the last. Enjoyed the whole series.

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Kaylin -- Never grows up and never gains knowledge

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I too wish that Kaylin would stop complaining about lessons and actual LEARN something. I loved the first few books but she stays the same old uneducated (both in lessons and in life) girl who could be so much better. I thought by now we would see her grow but instead she goes into each situation with her eyes shut and comes up knowing nothing more than she did in the first Novella. Bummer.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I also agree that romance is LACKING. Does she care about Nightshade or Severn? Who knows? Is she stringing them both along? Seems that way to me. Let's get a move on here one way or the other. It can't all be doom and gloom!

Did Cast in Chaos inspire you to do anything?

Unfortunately it inspired me to discontinue buying these books. There are no answers, no romance, and no growth (Kaylin).

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One of my default reads

I have listened to the books in this series over ten times. Must be good!

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I love this series

I love this series and can't wait for each new book. I have worked my way through this series several times each time I fall more and more in love with the characters each time. the plight of elantra is again in the hands of corporal handred and private neya. kaylin is tasked to help in the containment of magic spill over. the elements have shown distress and there is something on its way to elantra