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The Mistress of Death discovers that hearts never truly die. The Grim Reaper has been collecting souls of the dead for hundreds of years, but even the Master of Death has to pass on his reign. Unfortunately, his progeny is not quite ready to replace him.

Cora Grim, daughter of the Grim Reaper, is suddenly thrust into her father’s role. Leaving the Underworld on her own to bring back the dead souls, she discovers that the Master of Death neglected to tell her one thing. She can still fall in love.

©2018 Jane Redd & Heather B. Moore (P)2018 Mirror Press

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Well written fantasy and a impossible love story

Coming from more of sci-fi, litRPG, monsters and spaceflight I find my self blown away by how the writers paint and weaves things with beautiful words and describe it fluidly with ease.The opening chapter read by Katharine Mcewan is absolute brilliant made. I have re-listened to this a few times, had my wife and eldest son listen, we all agree that this is professionalism and really good stuff. This had me hooked in from the beginning and totally fixed to the book.

The story is from the point of view of Cora, the daughter of the Grim Reaper, king of the underworld and how her uncle want to overthrow him. The story quickly sets its course towards politics, how Cora is thrown into a role of her studies too soon, forbidden love between a prince from the mortal realm. It is pretty obvious that the author know romance when those parts in the story are described and I find my self thinking that it is really good balanced with everything else. I might, perhaps... like it.

The characters are well described and grow throughout the whole book, so no lack of development. The story has a very good beginning, a little too short of things in the middle (I think it should have been longer and dived much deeper in the lore and politics) and a satisfying ending. There are two voice actors where Stevie West portraits the male chapters and Katharine Mcewan the female, both really do it very good. Throughout the book there is an obvious change of how the descriptions and the dialouge are changing and it feels more like two styles of writing and towards the end of the story it's obvious. The lengthy and beautiful sentences become shorter and shorter, but not as something written in a hurry but more to emphase the gravity of the situations that take place. I found that part very interesting and a nice touch.

All in all, yes... this is a really good book. It is different and interesting, a little too short but well worth the read.

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Great world building!

Wow! Those readers’ voices are amazing! I’ll search out other books they’ve narrated...

The story is a wonderful YA fantasy with a very romantic hero and heroine. Magic and immortality and love all wrapped up in an enjoyable package!

YA is my favorite genre, but this story is great for any age person who wants a clean, romantic escape from reality.

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Very interesting story, great audiobook readers!

I thought this was a very interesting twist on the grim reaper and how he (or she) came (or comes) to be. I‘m usually not a huge fan of first-person writing styles, but this one actually worked.

Also, the audiobook readers both did a really good job! Seeing as I’m extremely picky when it comes to audiobook readers, this is a big compliment. The man’s voice didn’t sound whiney when he was reading a female characters dialog, and the female voice was able to actually make the male characters sound manly instead of like there was a woman reading the dialog and trying to make her voice low like a mans.

Both readers were also articulate and clear in their reading as well as engaging and bringing the characters (specifically the main ones) to life.

I would recommend this book & audiobook to anyone that is interested in fantasy, romance, and twists of classic stories or ideology.