A Sorceress of His Own : Gifted Ones

  • by Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by Kirsten Potter
  • Series: Gifted Ones
  • 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Since the day Lord Dillon earned his spurs, rumors of his savagery on the battlefield have preceded him into every room, stilling tongues and sparking fear. Weary of battle, he wishes only to find a woman he can wed who will approach him not with fear but with the tenderness that has been absent from his life for so long. Yet only the wisewoman seems invariably at ease in his presence.
For seven years Alyssa has been by Lord Dillon's side - counseling him from the shadows, healing him, and staving off the worst of his loneliness. Blessed - or cursed - with gifts that label her a sorceress, she is forced to conceal her youth and the love she harbors for him, leading Dillon and his people to believe she is the same wisewoman who served his father.
All is revealed, however, and passions flare when an enemy threatens Dillon's life and Alyssa sacrifices everything to save him. When Dillon discovers that the wisewoman is far from elderly, he is instantly entranced. And, as he and Alyssa work together to defeat an enemy bent on destroying them both, Dillon will risk anything - even the wrath of his king - to be with her.

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AudioFile Earphones Award Winner
"As in the best audiobooks, it's the joining of Duvall's carefully constructed romance and Potter's consummate voices that yields this excellent production." (AudioFile Magazine)

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Story is half great, half dull. Narration is great

Well this book started out absolutely fantastic! Up to about 36%. Then got a bit dull and somewhat repetitive and it felt like a lot of filler nonsense was taking up the pages. It picked up again at about 70%. There are a lot of thoughts going on from Dillon that were just kind of annoying making him more of a lovesick hero than a strong manly knight that everyone supposedly feared.

I enjoyed Alyssa's character very much. She was strong, smart, and beautiful. I liked all the gifts she had and that concept was great. It would have been nice if she had discovered more about her gifts a history or background or something and if she had had some sort of meeting or dialogue with Seth. But nope there was none. I feel like if you haven't read the immortal guardians series you would be a bit lost or confused as a reader.

I really liked the story line and plot. I liked that Seth and Roland showed up even if it was only for a minute.

And it's sad to say but after 40% the best parts of the book were when Alyssa and Dillon were not together. I know! I know! It's hard to believe I am saying this but it's true. The thoughts and dialogue with them were just boring, annoying and repetitive. But when they were apart there was action things happening and it was entertaining.

There is sex in this book, quite a bit of sex. There is a quite a bit of dialogue too.

I have read all the Immortal Guardians books and this one is not nearly as good as any of them. I believe the author wrote this book before the immortal guardians series and this is what inspired to her to write the Immortal Guardians which I am thankful for. So I will definitely read the next book in this series because I think it will be fresher and not full of dull filler nonsense.

As for the narration, it was fantastic! You can never go wrong with Kirsten Potter, she gives everyone a voice, the men sound like men and she reads with emotion. She made this story better in my opinion.


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- Tracy T "Audible Addict!"

A little better than OK for me..

Any additional comments?

Yay! Seth and Roland are in this book, and it was so nice seeing them. I just love Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series, in which Seth and Roland appear. AND book 6 in that series is coming out August 25 and I’m so excited.

As to this book? It started off good then at about 40% started to drag and the dialogue was rather boring, too. It picked up somewhere around 75%. I'm giving it 4 stars for the beginning and the end.

There really was no sexual tension to speak of. Oh, they made love 2 or 3 or 4 times but it was nothing to write home about. No feelings or thoughts led up to it really.

It was pretty cool how she healed him, until it nearly cost her her life. And the other *gifts* she started discovering was kind of amazing. I especially liked her telekinetic power, which came after she was healed.

The secondary characters were just great: Robert, Simon, Michael, Geoffrey and Meg. And the way Ms. Duvall described Gavin I could almost smell his stinky self. Of course, Camden was absolutely whacked and made a wonderful bad guy.

This was not nearly as good as her Immortal Guardians books. But it was OK. It certainly would not stop me from reading DD’s books.

As to the narrator: I like Ms. Potter's reading voice and her voices but I just noticed she doesn't have any emotion when she reads, not enough to notice, anyway. Oh, she did yell when Dillon came to rescue Alyssa, but other than that I can honestly say I don't remember anything else. For all the laughter shared by Dillon and Alyssa in the book I can't remember once when Ms. Potter laughed, as the book called for. Ms. Potter has her moments, with good and OK narration, and this was just OK as far as I'm concerned.

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- Trish R.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-05-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio