Narrator: Joyce Bean
Series: Fever Series #3
Published by Brilliance Audio on September 16, 2008
Genres: Romance, Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hours 50 minutes
My Review (3/2/13):
The New York Times bestselling author of Darkfever and Bloodfever returns to Dublin’s Fae-infested shores in a bold, sensual new novel. Hurtling us into a realm of seduction and shadows, Karen Marie Moning tells the enthralling tale of a woman who explores the limits of her mysterious powers as she enters a world of ancient sorcery—and confronts an enemy more insidious than she could ever have imagined.He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him.I’d kill for him, too.
When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe- seer is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it. Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shape-shifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, an insatiable Fae prince of lethally erotic tastes, and Jericho Barrons, a man of primal desires and untold secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul. As All Hallows’ Eve approaches and the city descends into chaos, as a shocking truth about the Dark Book is uncovered, not even Mac can prevent a deadly race of immortals from shattering the walls between worlds—with devastating consequences.…
This book not only pulls your through its pages like your in a race for the end, and then leaves you gasping at the finish line. Mac has not only gotten further into the mysterious battle for her world, she’s gained new (potential) allies and even more enemies. The struggle to keep the walls up is really intense, with new revelations increasing the stress at every turn.
Mac and Barrons banter remains one my favorite parts, even as the mystery of who/what he really is seems to grow deeper, rather reaching towards an answer. (I have my suspicions…but as of yet they remain unexplored by Mac). I’m really rooting for Barrons over V’lane – there’s something about him that I just find unsettling… maybe just because he’s Fae? Or maybe because sex with him would always be so dangerous? Or maybe that’s the thrill? As for Christian – I think he’s a nice guy, but he hasn’t got a chance with Barrons and V’lane in the picture.
I’ve grown to love Dani and really hope that her relationship with Mac will continue to grow. She seems like such a sweet kid (but don’t tell her that!) and she’s clearly really strong. I know she’s had it tough, especially with Rowena. What a major B!
The narration, on the other hand, is horrible. Joyce Bean’s accents are absolutely ridiculous. Mac’s southern bell is so over the top, but it is bearable. Every Irish accent, however, is cringe-worthy. Barrons comes across like an old man, not they sexy mysterious man that the book describes. I’m able to get passed it, but if you’re the sort of reader where voices really matter I’d pick up the book and skip the audio.
A really fast-paced, action filled, thrilling ride. Have the next book handy when you finish- you will not want to wait!