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Publisher's Summary

Eric Banyon, musician, is out playing the blues on his flute one day, but he couldn't have known that the desperate sadness of his music would free a young elven noble from the magical prison he has been languishing in for centuries - nor does he believe it!

©1990 Ellen Guon and Mercedes Lackey (P)2021 Recorded Books Inc.

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I first read this about 30 years ago

this is probably the first urban fantasy book I actually read. I had read the Valdamor series from Mercedes Lackey and enjoyed it. I picked this up on a lark originally and enjoyed it.

unfortunately the narrator destroyed this for me. with a book that is so tied to music having a narrator who has a wispy voice made it very difficult for me to buy into the book. it really needed somebody who had a strong resonance and able to sing

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Great series

I hope they put the rest of them up-this series is fantastic. The narrator is not the greatest, but eh, at least in this book Eric was stoned most of it. Maybe, like Eric, he'll get his shit together in the next one...

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Poor excuse for entertainment

The narrator sounded like he was reading to first graders. All the characters lacked any semblance of relatability. All of them were so self absorbed and whiny. None of the elves behaved very elf-like in that that all portrayed far more human characteristics than elven. Even when the story was at the peak of intensity it just seemed to drag on and on without going anywhere. Overall not very enjoyable.

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Decent.

I enjoyed the action sequences. overall the narration could have been a touch better. the male and females were too close in how they sounded imo.

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excellent.

I love it. I just wish the rest of the series was on Audible so I could continue listening.

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Story incomplete

I am a big fan of Mercedes Lackey, but this story is really hard to get into. The narrator did an excellent job of narrating, and that helped me listen to the whole story.

Pros: The female characters of the story seem to have it all put together, except for the evil female character. That would be a good thing, because if you can see a weakness, you can cash in on it. I can see why there is a second book in the series, and I want to listen to it if for no other reason than to see how the story will go.

Con: Eric spends too much time not thinking, even drunk or stoned. And when being drunk or stoned isn't an excuse, he doesn't use his brain very much at all until he absolutely has to. Also, this plot line has a lot of holes. What exactly happened at Julliard? How did he get to L.A., because $20 bus fare wouldn't have cut it? Why would one burn down an apartment without first checking to see if anyone was in it first? There are lots of other questions I have, but I don't want to spoil it for the people that are still going to read this book.