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It has been a busy few weeks for Private Kaylin Neva. In between angling for a promotion, sharing her room with the last living female Dragon, and dealing with more refugees than anyone knew what to do with, the unusual egg she'd been given began to hatch. Actually, that turned out to be lucky, because it absorbed the energy from the bomb that went off in her quarters.

So now might be the perfect time to leave Elantra and journey to the West March with the Barrani. If not for the disappearances of citizens in the fief of Tiamaris - disappearances traced to the very Barrani Kaylin is about to be traveling with....

©2012 Michelle Sagara (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Interesting spin on Good vs Evil

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

I have recommended this series to my niece. She is also thrilled.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The new Hawk is an interesting mix of street-smarts and intelligence.

Which character – as performed by Khristine Hvam – was your favorite?

The sargent's voice is awesome.

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

I would have listened to this in 1 sitting if I didn't have to sleep.

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Love the Series

Would you listen to Cast in Peril again? Why?

Love the entire series and yes i list again and again

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cast in Peril?

When the egg hatchs and turns into a glass dragon

Which character – as performed by Khristine Hvam – was your favorite?

Kaylin is my favorite character so has come a long way but still is the girl we first met

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

Yes I love this series and couldn't wait to hear the whole thing.

Any additional comments?

Love the series cannot wait for the next book in the series.

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Grrr....were and when is the next book.

Very interesting book. Somewhat of a diversion from the first 6. If you like Michelle Sagara then I would suggest you read.

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  • ML
  • 12-09-12

Cast in....

If you could sum up Cast in Peril in three words, what would they be?

Loved it.

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

I've listened to all 8 books and loved them all. It seemed like book 8 had a rushed ending. As anxious as readers are to get their hands on the next book, I hope the author takes her time writing future books.

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  • nancy
  • boynton beach, FL, United States
  • 12-07-12

The egg

I was so upset that the audible edition did not come out with the print edition that I bought the book at Barnes and Noble. I wanted to know about the egg. I am not sure I want one because it would come with a life I do not need, but I sure do like reading about the complication. I got the audible version for company on the road and in the house. Sagara is good company as is the narrator.

This book is part one of a book Sagara had to cut in half so the story is complete but still hangs. Readers should follow the series to this book in order to understand what is going on. Sagara does not review constantly from one book to another and I am grateful. Her writing is fun and the stories are often both thought provoking and memorable. Several have a wonderful emotional impact.

I would like to mention that Sagara has the earmarks of a serious writer. She tackles tough subjects like unforgivable choices, eternal life and its certainties, sober understanding of the nature of immortality and its friction with mortality, and the nature and problems of healing and language. There is enough information about her on the web that readers can speculate how these driving forces enter her need to write. We generally find this interest in "serious" writers from "serious" genre. The friction of maturity and responsibility is rare in this genre. The stories do not suffer from the under current of more sophisticated direction. Story is paramount in her books, but the addition of a mind working through the difficulty of knowing and understanding is a small treasure.

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An Excellent Performance

I find that the books written by Michelle Sagara, are always complex and well written.
this book was not the exception, starting out with a surprise from the egg as it hatched in a magical conflagration. the assassination attempt which laid waste to kaylin's life, and the beginning of her trip to the West March with the Barrani high court. the character Kaylin found many complication centering around her journey to the West March unexpected enemies and allies. and the many fall-outs dealing with the Argonaut Barrani race entails. there were unexpected battles, where the very fabric of dimensional reality is threaten, newer and stronger shadows hunted the forest around the caravan, dogging the steps of kaylin and the lady of life; also we the readers were given a greater understanding of the role of the chosen and her awesome responsibility

Wonderful narrator,she brought the story to life

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  • Nina
  • Springfield, VA, United States
  • 11-25-12

A bit of a let down! :(

I am sad to say that it was Disappointing! I caught myself often drifting throughout the story and at the end of the book I felt it was just cut off, as if you had stopped at the end of a chapter in the middle of the book. I felt cheated! Even though I had known that the Author had split the book if felt just like that and I don't think it should have - I felt like she could have closed the book at least by a point where something was accomplished with relation to the journey. Maybe I am spoiled in the sense that all of the other cast books had a story that started and ended; and although the development of some characters in relation to the protagonist was present I felt like the protagonist herself didn't. She is still struggling with the same issues that was presented in the very 1st book. She has not evolved much and for this having been the 8th book I expected a little more. I was happy to learn more about Tela and what's behind the facade of such a strong character, a bit more of Nightshade was implied and I think it also gave a bit of understanding about his character.
I have to say I really like Michelle Sagara's style of writing (even though the over usage of "shrug" and "brown raising" started to get on my nerves a bit - might be a signature move within her writing but it's still annoying), the dialog is creative and the vocabulary very rich. However, Cast in Peril left a lot to be desired. Maybe it would not have been so bad if we could have gotten the entire story in one book instead of two.
I am debating whether to get Cast in Sorrow, which makes me bitter because I have been following this series and anticipating each book..

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Great next book in the series!

Would you listen to Cast in Peril again? Why?

Cast In Peril is a great next step in the Chronicles of Elantra series by Michelle Sagara, and expanding from the familiar city to the West March. Familiar characters' histories are expanded, revealing and hinting at deeper strengths and weaknesses, and carrying the long story forward, leaving the listener anxiously awaiting the release of the next book.

What did you like best about this story?

The deepening development of many of the characters is a favorite part of each book in the series, and the revelations in this book are fascinating as they humanize non-human immortal characters, and illustrate the limitations of immortality and how the inflexibility of Names are both strength and weakness.

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

The narrator is very good, and her voice characterizations are interesting -- I still have to chuckle at the Jamaican/African Leontine voices, which startled me with the first book, but which I have grown to appreciate as a good fit. She only rarely mispronounces a word, or uses an alternate pronunciation to that most familiar to me. She tells the story very well!

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  • Kara
  • Kirkland, Washington, United States
  • 11-19-12

One of my favorites!

If you could sum up Cast in Peril in three words, what would they be?

Intense, exciting, suspenceful!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love the dragons, but they weren't involved in this story all that much. My favorite character throughout the series has been Lord Nightshade. I think we will start to see more and more as to why he is the way he is, and I think it has to do with why he is outcast. I am not going to be able to wait another year for the next one to come out.

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

She is EXCELLENT! I am amazed at how well she can keep her character voices throughout the book. You always know who is talking throughout the book. I am actually trying another series just because of her.

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Entertaining but the same story line

Would you consider the audio edition of Cast in Peril to be better than the print version?

yes

Would you be willing to try another book from Michelle Sagara? Why or why not?

yes, but hopefully it will have some different twist to the character

What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

yes, She did well as usual

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

No

Any additional comments?

I'm beginning to wonder if our main character will ever decide to have a romance with Severen or Nightshade or just keep us in suspense for ever

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