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If I had read this in a book form first then it would have been put on my permenent bookshelf to reread at a later date, as it is on audible then I shall listen again to it later in the year. If you like fantasy which includes the unexpected including a guardian gnome, bad mages and werewolves, with a few other immortals introducing themselves to the unlikely hero who is learning on the job and finding out his heritage. There is humour and I listended to a big chunk of this narrative whilst cooking and I became quite engrossed in the story line. I have given it 4 stars instead of 5 stars because I personally thought the narrator rather rushed the story but after a while the story line came to the forefront I hope there is a follow up soon.
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Another winner! I actually found this book on "Amazon" while browsing the kindle selection and was glad to see it was available on audible. For Tom Keller's first effort it's hard to believe how solid and well written this novel is. This book is slightly unique compared to other magic oriented UF novels because in this story the protagonist, "Robert" has lived his whole life without ever knowing or using his magical capabilities. "Robert" learns that he is actually a very powerful "high Fae" (basically a God) and with the help of his Aunt and some new found friends he slowly learns how to use his magic and he discovers (to the extreme shock of everyone around him) just how powerful he is. What I like most about this book is that it's character driven, all the "players" in this story were interesting with very likeable personalities(even the pet dog). The narration by Andrew Roth was very good making the audio experience that much more enjoyable. I was impressed enough with this first book in the series to take a chance with book 2 when it's released. Good job Tom Keller!
If any of you guys are fans of the Iron Druid Chronicles or the Dresden Files you might want to check this book out- they're kind of along the same lines.
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Would you listen to Return of the High Fae again? Why?
Absolutely! Nothing is better than listening to a great book while driving to work or school. The Narrator, Andrew Troth, did a fantastic job. The story was enthralling and had a good mix of humor and action, and I want to see what happens next!You always miss a few things the first time through a book, so I will have to give this one another listen.
Which scene was your favorite?
I loved the parts when they go over the history of the war between the Lillen (sp? That is the problem with audio books!) and the Fae. But I have to say that the part that gave me the most pleasure was listening to Robert learn how to talk to his dog!
Any additional comments?
I loved how Tom Keller mixed in all of the fantasy elements and creatures into a different, almost True Blood worthy, version of how humanity and fantastical creatures coexist along side each other. I can't think of a mythical beast, or species, that wasn't worked into the story, in one form or another. This is the type of Urban Fantasy I like to read!
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