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Funny glorious and tragic, Seanan Mcguire is improving with every book (and they didn't start out too bad either).
Toby is a hero in every sense of the word and her friends are wonderful characters with a great deal of depth.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Ms. McGuire's world building is so rich and imaginative that this series is one of my favorites. The characters are delightfully quirky.
I have loved the stories in print, but Mary Robinette Kowal does a masterful job of bringing the characters to life.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed listening to this story. The stakes are high for Toby here - she is trying to stop a war and save children (again) and she is pushing herself beyond her limitations (again).
I find the first person narration irritating at times as the constant jokey/ ironically detached tone is often at odds with the emotional rollercoaster Toby Daye is on in this book. Perhaps that is in keeping with her personality and her position as neither fully Fae or truly human. But the constant reminders that as readers/ listeners we are meant to find this or that scenario hilarious because it is being underlined as such by the character narrating the story is unnecessary. Write the scene and if it is funny/ tragic/ ironic trust us to work that out. It is like those people who say "I am mad me!' If they have to tell you then they are boring and sane.
The narration was clear and appropriate though I find some of the voices a little odd Quentin sounds about 13 but he is a hulking great lad I am sure his voice has broken by now! Anyway worth listening to and great fun and sad and exciting. All the elements of a good fantasy.