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I generally enjoy all of Jayne Castle/Jayne Krentz/Amanda Quick's books, this one was no exception. The beginning felt slightly disjointed, the transition from Frequency City to Rainshadow Island felt a little rushed. I almost thought I accidentally forwarded through a scene, but I know that she uses that style in a lot of her writing. Though it is easier to 'see' the transition when you read than when you listen, lol.
Castle's female characters are always a bit feisty and a little 'unusual' in that they never seem to fit in with the norm (of the society the books are set in). Their quirks are part of their charm, and usually the reason the hero ends up falling for them. I've always liked the mix of fantasy & mystery & romance she puts in all her series. I am fascinated with the idea of psi- abilities and like the way she's still able to put a slight twist on it given Harmony's history - a bit of old fashioned sci-fi alien technology mixed with old-world fantasy psi-abilities.
I basically logged on to Audible today to see if she had any other more recent books out in any of her pseudonyms. Alas, not until next month!
Definitely recommend the author and this series, as well as the Arcane Society series which can be seen as part of this series too, if you squint :)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
OK listen, I did enjoy it even if I didn't think it a great book
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This book was enjoyable but not fantastic. I think the most annoying thing was the constant mentioning of people and events that you are clearly supposed to know about but have never been mentioned and you know nothing about. At first I though maybe I had bought the second book, but when I checked this is listed as the first of the series. Odd. The narration is okay, I have definitely had to put up with worse when it comes to audio book. May get the next in the series, but not sure.
Generally a good convincing performance but a lot of the male characters sounded similar. Story was good but had a few sections where the action stopped and the characters all sat around explaining back story to each other