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Loved everything about it! This series leads me around like a....well like a Will-o- wisp!
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Ivy escaped from the land of Faerie with her fiancé, Ceffyl, and a testy friend, king of the Cat Sidhe, Sir Torn. But as they return, they discover that an evil force followed them into Ivy’s home town, Harborsmouth. The Huntsman and his powerful Barguest are bringing the Wild Hunt to Ivy and her community. The Huntsman will blow his horn at sundown to loose the dark hounds on the city. Any bite from the hounds turns the victim into a new black hound.
Ivy would normally call on her witch friend, Kaye, to help prepare a defense but Kaye has gone off the deep end on a power trip and may be as dangerous as the Huntsman. Ivy has to deal with Kaye before she can gather allies to face the Wild Hunt.
I enjoyed the action and the usual characters, plus extra creatures, brought in to help in each of the crisis that Ivy faces. I was a little distracted by some repetition of Ivy sort of whining. Still, she is growing and those around her recognize her special ability to bring adversaries together to face a common foe. She’s done it before and hopes to do it again to protect the city from the Wild Hunt. She tries to protect those she loves but can she save all her friends, including Ceff when he gets caught by the hounds? There are threads from prior books, and a few surprises, that get tied in nicely here. I liked how the friends come together in this good adventure.
Audio Notes: Melanie A. Mason and Anthony A. Bowlin do a nice job with the character voices. Their back and forth combination works well to make this a fun and entertaining listen.
I received this audiobook from the author as part of release tour. My rating 4.25.
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What did you like most about Hound's Bite?
Eeeek! I feel like I have been waiting forever for this book to come out .I have been a HUGE E.J Stevens fan since the first book Shadow sight came to Audible UK in 2013!After the revelation in the previous book,Birthright,that Ivy ,our Ivy was Queen Mab's daughter. The queen of air and darkness' daughter !Lets just say I have been eagerly waiting for this book to be released.So what did I like most?the continuation of this amazing fae filled,realm jumping Myth to reality series.It was amazing!Its hard in reviews not to let any spoilers slip so that and hold on to your seats, grab some tissues and you may need a baby monitor at some time ;) Outstanding Urban fantasy.
What other book might you compare Hound's Bite to, and why?
Hmm if i were to compare this series to anything it would be October Daye series by Seanan McGuire .
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Absolutely and I did. Infact I went back and listened to all of the books again to get the full experience.Writing like this is worth it,you see and pick up things that the writer has planted in the ground work from the beginning and throughout the books that come to a head and make a glorious , magical sense.
Any additional comments?
Melanie A. Mason , Anthony A. Bowlin were very good and held me spellbound.This book was on my “ Pounce on it as soon as it comes out list” however I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. This review,as always , is my honest opinion.
Any additional comments?
I have to admit that I have not read or listened to the previous books in this series. However, as the story progressed the author explained somethings. I didn't feel that I was missing anything from not reading the others in the series.
I liked the main character Ivy, I thought she was mature and lead her team like a true leader. I have to say my favorite character has to be Torn. I found him to be really interesting. I didn't get much from Ceff, Ivy's boyfriend. I didn't see any emotional connection between him and ivy. I am surprised that they are in love because I did not feel it. I thought he would have been more involved but we don't get to see him a lot and sometimes I forget he is even there. It is a shame I would have loved to have gotten to know him as I got to know the other characters.
There are two narrators in this audio book. They worked really well together and gave the characters a more 3D effect. I also liked the sound effects, which I wasn't expecting and it gave the book something more.
I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator