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Steel's Edge Audiobook

Steel's Edge

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The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is a fairy tale—and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny…Charlotte de Ney is as noble as they come, a blueblood straight out of the Weird. But even though she possesses rare magical healing abilities, her life has brought her nothing but pain. After her marriage crumbles, she flees to the Edge to build a new home for herself. Until Richard Mar is brought to her for treatment, and Charlotte’s life is turned upside down once again.

Richard is a swordsman without peer, future head of his large and rambunctious Edger clan—and he’s on a clandestine quest to wipe out slavers trafficking humans in the Weird. So when his presence leads his very dangerous enemies to Charlotte, she vows to help Richard destroy them. The slavers’ operation, however, goes deeper than Richard knows, and even working together, Charlotte and Richard may not survive...

©2012 Andrew Gordon and Ilona Gordon (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    RabidReads 08-26-14
    RabidReads 08-26-14 Member Since 2017
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    "This author duo doesn’t do half-assed. Period."

    It should come as no surprise that I’ve been enjoying this series a lot, but I haven’t LOVED any of the installments yet, until now. When I first discovered that this final book featured a healer as the main heroine, I had some qualms as to whether Charlotte would be able to achieve the level of badass-ery that I’ve come to expect from Ilona Andrews. Case in point, FATE’S EDGE’s Audrey Callahan wasn’t a fighter either, and ended up being my least favourite THE EDGE female protagonist. All of my doubts quickly flew the coop though when I learned that de Ney’s abilities could also be used to harm, and I’m not talking little ouchies here, but mass murdering plagues. Never have I been so happy to eat my words! The world-building, narration, secondary characters, and storytelling absolutely rocked too. This was the series finale after all, and this author duo doesn’t do half-assed. Period.

    I liked that the protagonists were older; they’ve both been married once already, are individuals first, and a couple second. Charlotte and Richard have been around the block a couple of times, and as a result, were unwilling to settle for anything less than true love. It made them both more accepting of their respective faults; the flash fire romance was believable on account of them knowing exactly what they wanted in a partner, and not being afraid to go after it. I loved de Ney’s flawless poise vs. Mar’s backwoods mannerisms, and her raw power to his skill with a blade. She fears transforming into a bringer of plagues, while as he’s worried that he’s not Blue Blood enough for her. When they finally opened up their hearts to a relationship, it was like two puzzle pieces sliding home.

    The Andrews’ skillfully wrapped-up this series’ story arc while still weaving a captivating story about slavers, political intrigue, and also tying up several loose ends secondary character wise. Jack and George play a vital role in this installment, and I loved how they were able to get some closure with regards to their father’s abandonment. Sophie gets a piece of Spider for fusing her mother, and even Rose, Declan & Kaldar had brief cameos. As much as I enjoyed the action, I actually liked Charlotte’s poised manipulations and tutelage of Lark more. It takes finesse to defeat a foe with a sword, but even more so with words, and clever artifice. However, not everyone got their HEA unfortunately, poor sweet Éléonore… And, was it just me, or were there sparks between George and Sophie? Potential spin-off?

    I’ve now had the pleasure of listening to eleven audiobooks from Ilona Andrews and Renée Raudman, and let me tell you, the experience is in no danger of getting old. There are many reasons why this trio makes up the bulk of my Audible library including spellbinding performances, flawless pacing, and masterful tone. Raudman is the voice behind the Andrews’ written word, breathes life into all of their memorable characters, and makes listeners feel like they inhabit this author duo’s fictional worlds. If you’re still on the fence about audiobooks, I highly recommend that you give these a try, you won’t regret it! In fact, your house may end up cleaner than it has even been because you’ll find yourself actively seeking out excuses to read hands-fee.

    STEEL’S EDGE was the ultimate epitome of go big or go home! My god, am I ever going to miss these characters!

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    The Purple Panda WI, USA 02-13-17
    The Purple Panda WI, USA 02-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Enjoyed every book in this series!"

    Worth the credits! This series was good enough to listen to again...and again! I would love more books to flesh out the rest of the characters in their own stories.

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    Nichole 07-30-16
    Nichole 07-30-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Favorite of the series!"

    This was an excellent addition and conclusion to the series. I really liked both Richard and Charlotte. Richard may not have been born a Blueblood but he was as noble as they come. Plus, he's really good with his sword *waggles eyebrows*. I loved how fierce Charlotte was! After losing so much, she didn't back down one bit. Both her and Richard made huge sacrifices of themselves to get justice on behalf of others. It really made them exceptional characters in my eyes. They didn't take the easy path, they took the hard path that would permanently change them and never looked back.

    It was nice to see George, Jack and Sophie taking such active roles in the end here too. I'm hoping that one day there will be a short spin-off to include their stories because they are all 3 very interesting characters themselves.

    Honestly, I have loved everything I've ever read from Ilona Andrews. They have never let me down and I'm always looking forward to more of their work.

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    Donnalynn 06-09-16
    Donnalynn 06-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Love it love it love it"

    I am afraid this is the end and I do not want it to be over. I absolutely can't believe the amazing job Illona did in creating a world beyond what my mind is capable of conceiving. I loved this series and sincerely hope there is more to come.

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    Evelyn 02-06-16
    Evelyn 02-06-16
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    "Great series!!!"

    I really enjoyed this series and hated to see/ hear the end. it isn't often that someone can build a truly unique world, or in this case, worlds.
    I hope that they will consider revisiting these great worlds in a few years when the children have grown into adulthood and we can see where everyone is again.

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    BA in LA 07-03-15
    BA in LA 07-03-15
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    "Another good one"

    You can count on Ilona Andrews for a great story, good dialog, characters and flow. They are never borrowing, silly or predictable. This was a great conclusion to the Mars family sags and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. I will buy anything with her name on it.

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    "Ilona Andrews is amazing."

    I love the way Ilona tells a story! Every story is amazing, & I enjoy the character cross overs!

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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 03-02-15
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 03-02-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Slaver Slaying Duo."

    Another hit for the Edger's series. Like the last two books George and Jack stole the show, and now Sophie too. I would like to see all three have their own story as adults. Richard is different than you expect him to be, and in this instance that is a good thing. There were a few storyline discrepancy with Richard's back ground and a few of the other books, overall they were easy to ignore but still there. This may be the last book in the series, but it is left in a way that Ilona Andrews can easily decide to write more. I will admit that this book felt long, even though it wasn't any longer than the last two. I recommend the Kate Daniels series if you haven't read it yet. Narrator does an excellent job.

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    DMFY 05-24-14
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    "Great reads!"
    Where does Steel's Edge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The series was an addicting read. The only thing I dislike is there will not be more.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The depth of the characters, and the culture of the edge.


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

    She made the characters come to life.


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

    Yes


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    Natasa Jovanovic-Vuskovic 04-01-14
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    "Shockingly, it's boring!"
    Would you try another book from Ilona Andrews and/or Renée Raudman?

    Absolutely!


    What was most disappointing about Ilona Andrews’s story?

    All Ilona Andrews' books have the same formula - strong, intelligent female character with an animal, but no children of her own, so she adopts a troubled kid along the way; a "superman" with excellent physical prowess and intelligence, a killer with moral values, yet a lover as well in search of a woman who can be his equal. Even though they all the same in premise, Ilona Andrews makes them all very entertaining and one isn't bothered by the repetitiveness in the slightest. Yet this book is just plainly boring. Story is extended beyond usual length for the writer and the push to add more content while extending the time in which the main characters fall for each other and open up to one another, makes one loose interest pretty early in the story line.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Renee Raudman is an excellent reader.


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