A girl on the cusp of womanhood, Amarys of Rensweald wants to live without limits. Three generations have passed since the knight LeMerle carved out his realm, and legends of his atrocities during the Norman Conquest have grown in the years between. When his castle becomes Amarys' home, LeMerle's dark presence begins haunting and tempting her. Amarys struggles to make the right choices, but when love gnashes her, she craves only revenge. Can she overcome the monster she's unleashing?
Dark and gritty, the ensemble of characters in this expertly crafted story are complex and real. I fell in love with many of the characters, but then cringed at some of the decisions they had to make. Much of what happens in this finely tuned story arc, you won't see coming! Daily, I would hurry home from work to find out what what would happen next. Pick up a copy, and I bet you won't be disappointed.
Where does The Taking rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It's very good. Traci Robinson is fearless with her characters, taking them to dark places both physically and emotionally and with such good characterisation that it's a very intimate picture you get for each of the main characters. Great horror and suspense comes from placing characters you relate to in intense situations.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Taking?
We’re reminded throughout the book that nothing is as it seems. Horror, jealousy, and greed taint the actions of our characters. It's very good.
Have you listened to any of Maria Marquis’s other performances? How does this one compare?
No but I really enjoyed it. Maria brings this very visual and well written book to life. Very good narration.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
As you get closer to the end it gets harder to put down. The reading is colorful and allows you to envision the characters and surroundings. A very engaging book.
Any additional comments?
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