Edgelanders : Serpent of Time

  • by Jennifer Melzer
  • Narrated by Veronica Giguere
  • Series: Serpent of Time
  • 19 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Princess Lorelei of Leithe overhears her fiancé's plot to murder her on the way to their wedding, she does the only smart thing: she runs.
Into the Edgelands, the savage, woodland home of the legendary U'lfer, a race of fierce wolves who walk as men, she knows she is as good as dead, but she would rather be torn apart by werewolves than die by Trystay's hand.
A young U'lfer warrior named Finn catches her scent on the wind and finds himself possessed by an unnatural desire to shield and protect her from that which hunts her. From the moment he first sees her, Finn knows she is his. He feels her heartbeat, knows her soul, and he will do anything, even suffer exile from the Edgelands to be with her.
But there is more to Lorelei than meets the eye. She is like Finn; there is U'lfer blood in her veins, a beast beneath her skin she never knew was there. The answers she seeks lie south, in the frozen tundra of Rimian, where a village of people just like her have been waiting for Lorelei to come and save them since before she was even born.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Interesting ideas, needs a skilled editpr

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The text focuses, in my mind, too heavily on interpersonal relationships and exposition of growing feelings and attitudes. I'd imagine this would work more in the context of big fans of the romance genre.


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The world itself has a lot of potential. The tribalism and ritual of the U'lfer seemed interesting, exploring the realities of an animalistic people denied their traditional hunting lifestyle was interesting to chew on. There was just too much focus on the little details without enough chance to absorb the big picture first.


Any additional comments?

This book is in desperate need of an editor. 120 pages into the book we're still talking about the implications about the first dramatic scene in the Edgelands. The impending doom is delayed by every pair of characters hashing out how they feel about the event. The world is interesting and there seems to be some good ideas here, but the author bogs us down with character details we don't have nearly enough investment to care about! I'm patient, and the narrator of the audio book wss good enough to make me even more so, but this has turned into a slog and I just can't continue.

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- Mark Scheid

Shockingly Awesome!

I am amazed that this series has not hit the best seller list. Happily, I feel I got in on the first wave even though the series has been on the market for awhile. I'm not quite sure how to describe the series except to say that Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones & the Dresden Files marry.

There are Magicians, Shifters, Trolls, & other paranormal characters & a sort of history of the ancient Celtic people all rolled into one. It is mystical and draws you into the story line whether you want to be there or not. The series makes you feel empathetic toward each character and is explained from each POV so much that even the villains can draw your sympathy. I was only though 1/3 if the Edgelanders: Serpent of Time book when I sought out and purchased the 2nd book in the series, Sorrows Peak. Believe me, normally I don't do that! I wait until the end to see if there is a major mistake made by the author. Didn't happen!!!

The audio version of each of the first 2 books runs just over 19 hours ( over 550 pages) & each hour/page is total bliss. If you are looking forward to books full of blatant sexual encounters...you won't find it. However, there is romance and tons of adventure, intrigue and excitement. It was hard for me to put it down, turn it off to sleep or work. Nothing could get in the way of the books. That, to me, is the sign of a good book or series.

Both books had a solid 4 at Goodreads (which I found out by the time I was at the end of book 2). That rating only tells me that others (for their own reasons) enjoyed these books almost as much as I did.

So, if you have approximately 40 hours to invest in a great series & enjoy fantasy...I don't think you will be disappointed and will thank me for this recommendation.
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- Lostime4me "Books speak to the soul."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2014
  • Publisher: Jennifer Melzer