An enemy returns to spark new tensions between the Guardians and Novacorp. In the midst of the crisis, Nadira is given information about her parents that threatens to destroy her relationship to the Guardians and to Jonathan.
While Nadira searches for answers, Jonathan is enticed into the hedonistic world of the Novacorp executive class. His entertainment club attracts the elite of Hathor, but his notoriety comes with a price.
The worlds of the Guardians and Novacorp are put on a collision course where only one side may come out on top. Nadira is called on to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the legacy of the First Families, the original settlers of Hathor, while Guardians, Kasema, and Deshtu PSI groups are faced with the choice to unite or be brought completely under Novacorp control.
Old scores are settled and long-hidden truths are revealed, and at the end Nadira and Jonathan's relationship and their world will never be the same.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I was hooked to the story. It was a growing mystery about Nadira's parents and more. There is some connection to them, their disappearances/deaths, and others. But what is it? What is the truth? I had to know! So much new information to take in! I was enthralled with the story!
Sometimes I'm so drawn into the story I forget to make notes for the review. It's a good thing! It happened with this story. I was so intent on listening to everything that happened and all the details, living with the characters and enjoying all scenes, that I didn't want to stop to make notes.
Deborah had me worried for Nadira and Jonathan in this book. I worried for their connection, their lives, and their well being. I was saying to myself, a few times, that just can't be...they have to....there's a hint for what I want, or am I reading to much into it. I love when an author has me question myself and what's happening, it's all done in a good way and keeps me guessing.
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The little extras that narrators do help make the book all that more interesting. Kristin has a talent of adding a bit of that flare to her work. Nadira and Jonathan have a psychic ability to mentally speak and in doing this Kristin does this in a way that you know it's not normal speak - there's a sound like it's dreamy or echo-y but clear to hear. Kristin does different voices for the characters, making them easier to differentiate when listening to all together.
We are reintroduced to the main characters, and those around them, in the first chapter. This is so well done as it's about now and how Nadira and Jonathan are living. But we see what had happened as there is a new worry as of today. Mikal has escaped from the penal colony he was imprisoned on, after the Burn Order was carried out.
This book seems to conclude a period of Nadira's life that was stressful. But, in the end I heard about the next book that's coming. It'll be done with a character we got to see in this series. Cool beans!
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While I enjoyed this story it did take me a bit to get all the characters and the story straight. This is the 3rd book in the series and I have not listened to the previous installments. Throughout the story you are given enough pieces to the backstory to fill in what you have missed from the previous books. The backstory that has taken place before is important. So I would recommend listening to the series in order. The story is worth it. I would like to go back and listen to the series from the beginning.
Very entertaining, interesting, engaging and enjoyable.
The synopsis tells you the basic's of this book except that it's a creative, fast-paced, full of action & suspense, intrigue, great characters, Psi abilities, betrayal, secrets and much more are all woven into a well written, really good story.
Kristen James did a great job with the narration. Pleasant voice. Easy to listen to for long periods of time. Wide range of fantastic character voices. Even her male character voices. Her narration fit the scenes. Great tone and delivery. She was able to bring the characters and the story to life. Very enjoyable
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Kristen James gives us an excellent narrative performance in this audio book. I follow each character easily, which makes listening pleasurable. The story by Deborah Bailey captivated me into the lives and feelings of each character.