Mask of the Swan : The Fearless

  • by Terry Maggert
  • Narrated by Rebecca Cook
  • Series: The Fearless
  • 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Killing immortals is easy. Becoming one is hard.
Three demon hunters continue their search for the archdemon Elizabeth, following her path as she turns people to the ranks of evil through twisted magic.
Brutal, elegant, and cruel, the target leaves hints, bodies, and broken souls called Archangels, who recruit for the forces of darkness. Broken and dangerous, they spread among humans to feed and kill without mercy.
For this fight, the hunters have help. An ancient succubus will switch sides to join an honorable priest as they chase Elizabeth to a deadly conclusion. But first, they must find the strength to resist the call of darkness.
Their mission: kill the ultimate evil. But this time, she knows they're coming.

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An urban fantasy that reads like literature...

Okay... I hate to admit it, but... I looked up the author on the internet because I was convinced it was a female writer (it is not). Why, you might ask, did I wonder this? Well, because the female characters are fully realized, and not just objects to be rescued, and the main (male) character is sensitive and responsive - like a woman might want a man to be - rather than crass and manly like many 'action' heroes are.

Of course, Ring is not really an action hero, and this novel falls into the urban fantasy genre, not the action genre. But it is only urban fantasy in that some of the characters are immortal... the story itself, and the main characters, all have a feeling of realism. In fact, the biggest reason why this novel doesn't really feel like an urban fantasy is because of the quality of the writing, and the lack of 'cheese'.

Maggert has fantastic vocabulary. The book almost feels like literature, but it is not dense or heavy - it just has a lovely use of language. There is some non-graphic sex, which was well-placed and... I don't recall any swearing.

Overall, this book is actually better than book one was - and that's saying something since book one was pretty good. This one has a more concrete resolution, and characters which are consistent internally and over time as well. It was not a cliff-hanger ending, but I will read any more in the series. I think that if you were going to pick up this book, though, you might enjoy it more if you read the first book first since the characters will make more sense if you do - and this is definitely a character driven novel.

The narration is terrific. It's a female narrator for a male main character, but don't worry, she doesn't narrate the men in "falsetto", and each of her characters are distinctly voiced.
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- crazybatcow

Whatever you do, DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!

I had read book one, but the author did enough recapping without getting pedantic that one could start here, if necessary. Terrific, complex story line well developed. Characters are finely delineated and well explored. The series is addictive, and the audio performer exceptional!
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- Jan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-07-2014
  • Publisher: Terry Maggert