Starlight

The Dark Elf War, Book 1
Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
Series: The Dark Elf War, Book 1
Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
4 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A secret power. The revival of magic. An ancient evil stirs.  

Twenty-year-old university dropout Cassie Rogan has returned to her small British Columbia home. Tortured by an accident that killed her parents, she drifts, failing life at every turn. When an impossibly localized lightning storm hits the surrounding forest, Cassie discovers her supernatural side.  

After centuries of atrophy, the forces of magic are flowing back into our world, and Cassie can wield arcane powers. Her life seems destined to turn around, until the downside of magic brings everything to a screeching halt. Horrifying mythical beasts now prowl the Northern wilderness - including the basilisk - an enormous eight-legged lizard that can turn its prey to stone. 

Recruited by a secretive agency, Cassie must quickly master her powers to protect mankind. As she develops her skills, a dark power secretly watches from the shadows. The Fae Seelie (aka the Dark Elves) - humanity's ancient enemy - have returned to settle the score.  

Contains mature themes.

©2015 William Stacey (P)2018 Tantor

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Unique and attention grabbing

I honestly had a little issue in the beginning. Strongly religious characters like Elizabeth kind of push the wrong button for me. However, Elizabeth did become more tolerable to me as the story progressed.

The story and narration were awesome and I'm glad I pre-ordered book 2. It was a wild ride in book 1 and I can't wait to hear how it continues.

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Potential to be a good series.

Apparently the author has a problem with Christians and uses a character to remind us of that the whole story...or at least as long I was able to listen to it. Disappointing.

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really gave it a shot

I really gave it a shot but really ended up hating it.
The story, the narrator just didnt jive well at all for me

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meh

could of been a good story arc but feels more like a trap where the first book is good and then the rest of the series devolves into a diversity checklist with forced representation with no reason and tropes that are tired at this point.

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  • 01-26-20

Bit of a hard read but not too bad.

"Black hawk down meets Lord of the rings."
That was the tag line and i really dont think it fits. while the book is good and describes all the military stuff well enough that some things didnt need the full abbreviation everytime. GPNVGs could just be NVGs.
The Characters were the hardest part for me, Elizabeth is beyond annoying and i found myself want to skip anything to do with her. Buck is just as bad, he is so obviously racist and so much of a power hungry asshole i was hoping he'd be eaten.
Honestly cant say if ill bother with the other two books.