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This is a rollicking swashbuckling tale of a sorceress out of time, a rakish pilot, and various sidekicks. The first book tells of Sardelle and her soul blade and how she encounters Ridge and there is quite a heavy emphasis on romantic connection between the protagonists.
Book 2 tells of one of Ridge's squad and her battle to escape prison. Helping her is a pirate with the nickname Deathbringer.
The third book brings them all together on a mission for the King although the emphasis is heavily on Ridge and Sardelle.
This is no Way of Kings. It is an enjoyable romp with just enough background and description to get you into that world but nothing more. It made a nice change of pace from the intense epics of Brandon Sanderson that I had been listening to up till this point.
A nice distracting listen to and I will get the next one in the series if that's any indication.
The author took a little getting used to as she used quite harsh accents for some of the characters but after a while my ear got used to it. She's not the best reader I've heard but she wasn't awful either.
All in all a reasonable series and worth a 'credit' from Audible.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
This story is just about perfect for me. Great characters, humour, romance, lots of action and adventure and I love the mixture magic and machines. Caitlin Davies's performance is superb, especially of the snarky Jaxi Character. Can't wait for the rest of the series to be added to Audible.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
These are the first three books of a series of six. I hope the next in the series will be released soon. I found the story to be well written, attention grabbing, and very entertaining.
There's magic but also things like old style fighter planes, which sounds like a strange combination, but the author makes it work. Well worth the credit.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
I just hate that 5 stars is all that I can award this series. I'd love to shout out to everyone who loves a good tale.........listen to this. Yes, get the full benefit & LISTEN not read.
The story weaving is excellent but the audio enhances it to the NTH DEGREE. Caitlin Davies did an awesome job! Each character has their own voice and there were many many voices for her to do. Imagine doing individual voices & personalities for an entire fighter squadron along with the main characters and supporting characters. She even got her soulblade, Jaxi's voice at it's "snarky" best.
What a Great Omnibus of books. I spent sleepless nights listening to this set of 3 books. The only thing wrong is that the remainder of the series isn't available on Audible YET.
There are a few other books at audible by this author but not in this series...I CRAVE MORE. This series is a cross between life on other planets & magic. The author made it marry very well. It sort of reminded me of Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle books in the beginning years when I couldn't put them down.
The shocker is that I got this 3 book set through Amazon for $.99 plus the extra few $$ [2.99] for the audible version [whispersync rocks on occasion]. I can't believe this series isn't flying off the shelves. Basically, $4 for 27.5 hours of bliss. This author was unknown to me prior to my listening to this audiobook but I plan to put Lindsay Boroker on my short list of authors & am eagerly waiting.
It has been ages since I have enjoyed a series as much as this one. Oh, there have been a few that I have enjoyed quite a bit but Dragon Blood tops them all...and to think that I hardly paid anything for this much pleasure. Really, I wish I could tell the world about this series...I haven't been this excited in a long time.
My only question is: How long do I have to wait for Patterns in the Dark (Dragon Blood, #4) & The Blade's Memory (Dragon Blood, #5)? I am like an addict that needs to know the rest of the story...I need that fix NOW. No, I don't want to read it. I want to hear the voices of all the supporting characters in Ridge's squadron. No, I NEED to hear Duck's country boy voice & the voice of Apex, his over educated priggish team mate & all the other wonderful voices that bring this series to life. Sardelle & Ridge have much more to offer me & I can see a long life in this series because the supporting characters are so interesting & all have their own stories that need to be heard. Tolemek must continue his quest because his sister will have a few surprises for him...I just know it.
25 of 27 people found this review helpful