I enjoyed this story. It was a little on the overly gruesome side as the writer seemed to be wanting it to compete (and win) with the horrors that the other characters of the series faced. Overall, this story is what you would expect from a Kenyon novel.
one of my favorite books, and author.
I think this is the best of Sherrilyn Kenyon's books and I've read them all.
I also find the narration to be the best of any book I've heard.
Thank you, it made this book a delectable and amazing story!
This book is an extravagant, luxurious, suspenseful feast of a book. Its long. 19 hours. But its catharctic qualities, the deep deep character building, the very realistic rollarcoaster of relationships across planets and cultures was lush, and utterly satisfying. Under the drama are life lessons of the male protagonist's father's 20 rules that made me stop stirring the risotto and burn it while he recited it in the last quarter of the bbook. "Shoot", I thought, "why the heck didn't someone tell ME that when I was a kid?"
For those who work to forget trauma in the past, this book is a glass-bottom boat to see how various characters deal.
Fans of Kenyon's Dark Hunter series will find some similar themes to her book and character Acheron of the Dark Hunters Series. The author loves to explore redemption of the deepest darkest of human experiences, and the resilience or coping strategies of the best in dealing with horrible traumas.
There is a long solid, well-developed plot that the books length allows the reader to feel very drawn into as it unfolds, and the relationships issues are woven throughout.
There are a couple weaknesses in the plot, particularly with the protagonist's inability to break free of the evil uncle chains, yet develops the characteristics and skills of a league assassin(?). For those who have read the first couple of books in this series, the prominent central return of Sin and Nykyrian (sp) was wonderful, familiar, and like visiting with old friends. The witty repartee was fun and comforting. It should be noted that the author actually wrote those earlier books in this series when she was a kid--something of child novelist prodigy?
But you don't need to have read those to love this book. It stands alone wonderfully.
Holter Graham's narration was beautifully secondary to the story. He does a decent job with female voice.
I wish the rating system allowed halves. I am giving this a 4 star since I rarely give 5, but I'd give it a 4.5 if I could.
Gifted author. Great performance. Clone Mr Graham's performance. A bad performance can kill great book, and this narrator/actor does a very good job of bringing this book to life.