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Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between the world of the Broken (where people drive cars, 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). Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel from one world to the next, but they never truly belong in either. Rose thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn't turn out how she planned, and now she works a minimum wage, off-the-books job in the Broken just to survive.

Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have her (and her power). But when a terrible danger invades the Edge from the Weird, a flood of creatures hungry for magic, Declan and Rose must work together to destroy them - or they'll devour the Edge and everyone in it.

Spend some more time on The Edge.
©2009 Andrew Gordon and Ilona Gordon; (P)2009 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"[E]ngaging urban fantasy....Andrews has created a complex plot and convincing characters that will keep the pages turning." (Publishers Weekly)

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On the edge: The Edge, Book 1

The escape from reality was good. While the setting was magical it was not so farfetched as to be unbelievable.

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absolutely loved this story.

i loved this book. the narrator did an amazing job in voicing it. Can't wait to hear the next one.

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  • Elisabeth
  • STANTON, CA, United States
  • 11-26-17

Not for me

Tolerable, but not a series I will continue to read. Some interesting concepts and ideas. Refreshing to have characters believably struggling financially. A predictable ending. Nothing I would read again.

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Great potential, but...

Would you listen to On the Edge again? Why?

I concept of this story was new and interesting! And like all authors, filler needs to be added to lengthen the book.

However, I found it distracting and not beneficial to the development of the story, when the author spent such a large part of the book discussing sexual fantasies!

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Can't stand Renee Raudman

Renee Raudman over emotes. It drives me crazy, especially when it doesn't match the character she is portraying.

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  • Beth
  • Salem, OR, United States
  • 09-09-17

interesting

This book was different than I expected and quite good. The characters feel real and approachable, not idealized characters, dealing with real problems, there is just a little magic involved..

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Good Book

Good story line. Narrator is weak on the range of different character voices. It was confusing which character was speaking, most of the time. It was frustrating. The (southern) accents were annoying and did not seem authentic.

I really enjoyed the author's other books but the narrator really makes it difficult to finish the story.

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This is a okay story!!!!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No...because the book seems to end at an odd place. It is just an okay story, and is a little hard to stay with.

Would you be willing to try another book from Ilona Andrews? Why or why not?

yes.. because her other works are better than this one

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

Renee saves the story, and keeps me from going to sleep.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

NO...

Any additional comments?

It as if she did not put her all into the book... I love her other works better

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  • Lilian
  • Seattle WA United States
  • 08-03-17

"it's always the cover that stops me..."

I don't know why but this is the second time i have passed an Ilona Andrews book because of the cover. There is something off putting about it but years later as I was going through my wish list, I took a chance and as always I was sucked in by this book.

Rose has great magic within her but she also has the responsibility of taking care of her two younger brothers who both have interesting magic. She struggles to pay bills and take care of two young and impressionable boys. She is also unfortunate in the love department because of her magic as she is a prize that everyone is out to get by any means possible. Soon her world starts crumbling... there is something dark and powerful that is out to destroy her home. Unfortunately, before she can figure what is happening, she runs into two out of town men who both want to use her and have her. She quickly discovers that she is drawn to one as a lover and one as a friend. There is tons of magic, tons of action and tons of humor in this book. I really enjoyed all the characters esp Jack and George (Rose's brothers). At the end of this listen, I was ready to dive in to the next book in the series.. William's story

My opinion, anything Ilona Andrews + Renée Raudman is worth a credit....

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excellent story

wonderful characters, interesting story line. I love the concept and this husband and wife writing team.