Burning Lamp : Arcane Society

  • by Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by Anne Flosnik
  • Series: Arcane Society
  • 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Arcane Society was born in turmoil when the friendship of its two founders evolved into a fierce rivalry. Sylvester Jones and Nicholas Winters each sought to enhance their individual psychic talents. Winters’ efforts led to the creation of a device of unknown powers called the Burning Lamp. Each generation the Winters man who inherits it is destined to develop multiple talents—and the curse of madness.
Plagued by hallucinations and nightmares, notorious crime lord Griffin Winters is convinced he has been struck with the Winters Curse. And the instincts that have helped him survive the streets and rise to power are now drawing him toward Adelaide Pyne, the bothersome social reformer. But even as he arranges a meeting with the mysterious woman, he has no idea how closely their fates are bound, for Adelaide holds the Burning Lamp in her possession.
A dreamlight reader, Adelaide should be able to manipulate the Lamp’s light to save both Griffin’s sanity and his life. But their dangerous psychical experiment makes them the target of forces both inside and outside of the Arcane Society. And though desire strengthens their power their different lives will keep them apart—if death doesn’t take them together.


What the Critics Say

"Bestseller Jayne Ann Krentz, writing under her historical fantasy nom de plume, turns in a top-notch performance in the second Dreamlight novel....Fast-paced and cleverly constructed, the tale perfectly balances lively adventure, passionate romance, and the paranormal against an elaborate and refreshingly original background. Arcane Society fans will be thrilled, and new readers will find this stand-alone story very accessible." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Story is great- narration poor

This is a great story and will be more enjoyable if one had read/listened to the other titles in the Arcane Society Books, though it isn't essential.

Unfortunately, the narration is of very poor quality which is astonishing in a Brilliance Audio title! I haven't quite decided whether the reader just has a harsh, unpleasant voice or she was so utterly bored with the story that it came out that way. I actually checked my mp3 player several times to make certain that it was playing at the proper speed. The reader's uninterest in the story is very obvious.

It's a shame since this is an interesting story. I hope that this is the last book she reads for Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle, Jayne Ann Krentz. Since I am major fan of this author.
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- Anne

Love the Arcane Soc.Stories, Hate this Narrator!

I cannot believe how awful this narrator is - and what is worse, she is reading for some of my favorite authors. I love the tales of the Arcane Society and Jones Family but I cringe now every time I hear a book read with this voice and accent. Maybe if she skipped the accent it would be better! Just be warned that you are in for hours of listening to someone talk like their nose was stuffed up!
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- Ruth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-20-2010
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio