When a newspaper report of a medical miracle catches Matt's eye, he and India go in search of Dr. Hale in the hope he is more magical doctor than miracle worker and can lead them to Chronos. But Hale turns out to be an apothecary magician keen to educate the public about magic.
Their disappointment in not finding Chronos is soon forgotten when Hale is murdered, and Matt becomes a suspect. With Matt's nemesis Sheriff Payne influencing the investigating detective, India and Matt know they must find the real killer, or risk his freedom, and ultimately, his life. Time is running out as they hunt for a killer capable of turning medicine into poison with a magic spell, as well as continue the search for Chronos. A search that must end in success before Matt's malfunctioning watch stops altogether.
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In particular, this narrator is one of my favorites on the Audible site. In fact, it's how I came to find this book series in the first place.
I have to say that I enjoy her performance of Matt Glass the most. India's voice is non-distinctive and I find her interpretation of "outlaw" voices to be really cartoon-y. But I do enjoy the smooth and confident way she presents Matt's voice.
Even though the book isn't officially listed on audible as a "romance" novel, I find myself growing frustrated by the allusions to "love" and feelings on the parts of India and Matt, though there is nothing that furthers those feelings along. At first the angst was enjoyable, but by book three, I feel like I've been watching a teen-drama TV show where the writers are playing games. At this point, something romantic needs to happen or it just will begin to feel silly and boring - this whole "will they / won't they" thing has stopped being exciting.
As far as the plot goes, I don't yet see what this book served aside from the end. There was so much travel and movement in this book that I couldn't always keep up, unless I was listening without doing anything else. Overall, I will rate this book with 4 stars - it's the third of a series so you really must read it, but I hope that the next book will pick up the pace a bit.
- Maranda G.
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