Edge

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 72 ratings

The Edge of Reason Publisher's Summary

Since the dawn of consciousness, a secret war has been fought between the forces of magic and religious fanaticism, and the cause of reason, understanding, and technology. On one side are the Old Ones, malign entities that feed on the suffering of mankind. On the other are the Lumina, an ancient order dedicated the liberation of the human spirit.

Officer Richard Oort of the Albuquerque Police Department is caught in the middle of this primal battle when he rescues a mysterious teenage girl from a trio of inhuman hunters. Recruited by the Lumina to serve as their latest paladin, Richard ends up fighting beside a handful of unlikely allies, including an adolescent sorceress, an enigmatic philanthropist, a sexy coroner, and a homeless god with multiple personalities.

The Old Ones and their mortal pawns are determined to destroy Richard - or subvert him to their cause. And they have all powers of magic and organized religion at their disposal. As the gates between the universes shred apart, it may be up to Richard to save humanity from the endless horror of a new Dark Age.

Provocative as The Golden Compass or the Illuminatus! trilogy, The Edge of Reason dramatizes the fundamental conflict behind the hot-button issues of today...and the future of the human race.

©2008 Melinda Snodgrass (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Edge of Reason

    • Edge, Book 1
    • By: Melinda Snodgrass
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Since the dawn of consciousness, a secret war has been fought between the forces of magic and religious fanaticism, and the cause of reason, understanding, and technology. On one side are the Old Ones, malign entities that feed on the suffering of mankind. On the other are the Lumina, an ancient order dedicated the liberation of the human spirit. Officer Richard Oort of the Albuquerque Police Department is caught in the middle of this primal battle when he rescues a mysterious teenage girl from a trio of inhuman hunters.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Was hoping for more

    • By Michael Charboneau on 08-23-16

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 2

    • The Edge of Ruin

    • Edge, Book 2
    • By: Melinda Snodgrass
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    I’m Richard Oort. I’m a cop. Two months ago I had learned there were unseen worlds on the borders of our reality. Dimensions filled with horrific, nightmare creatures. Things that viewed humans as prey. Things that drove us to acts of unspeakable violence. I had to fight them. To defend the people I loved, and to find out who I was. And am. I’m still a cop. But now I’m also CEO of Lumina Enterprises, a mysterious, globe-girdling operation even I don’t know the full extent of. Replacing the previous guy, who appears to have also been Prometheus, really and truly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just awesome!

    • By HaloLove on 09-11-15

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 3

    • The Edge of Dawn

    • By: Melinda Snodgrass
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Lonely and overwhelmed after a series of terrifying, catastrophic global and personal events, Richard is still determined to save the world from the horrific "old ones". He goes undercover in a Christian fundamentalist compound, playing house with an attractive FBI agent. At first this serves only to increase his loneliness, as he misses his real family. But against all odds, he discovers another unique human who can use the paladin's weapon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Fantastic Fantasy Story! -SPOILERS-

    • By HaloLove on 09-11-15

    Regular price: $24.95