• Sworn to the Night

  • The Wisdom's Grave Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Craig Schaefer
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 19-03-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Demimonde Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (2 ratings)

Summary

Marie Reinhart is an NYPD detective on the trail of a serial killer. When she sleeps, though, she dreams of other lives; she dreams of being a knight, in strange wars and strange worlds. On the other side of the city, Nessa Roth is a college professor trapped in a loveless marriage, an unwilling prop in a political dynasty. She's also a fledgling witch, weaving poppets and tiny spells behind closed doors.
When Marie's case draws her into Nessa's path, sparks fly. What comes next is more than a furtive whirlwind affair; it's the first pebbles of an avalanche. Nessa and Marie are the victims of a curse that has pursued them across countless lifetimes; a doom designed to trap them in a twisted living fairy tale, with their romance fated to end in misery and death.
They aren't going out without a fight. As they race to uncover the truth, forces are in motion across the country. In Las Vegas, a professional thief is sent on a deadly heist. In a Detroit back alley, witches gather under the guidance of a mysterious woman in red. Just outside New York, an abandoned zoo becomes the hunting-ground for servants of a savage and alien king. The occult underground is taking sides and forming lines of battle. Time is running out, and Nessa and Marie have one chance to save themselves, break the curse, and demand justice.
This time, they're writing their own ending.
©2018 Demimonde Books (P)2018 Demimonde Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sextus Scorpius Scorpenis on 24-03-18

Schaefer needs to do more passion projects

Would you listen to Sworn to the Night again? Why?

Yes. Many times. The Faust/Black series is some of my go to background listening material, and this builds on all of that.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sworn to the Night?

"You have the one thing none of us ever had: A FIGHTING CHANCE!"

Have you listened to any of Susannah Jones’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, she did a great job with the Revanche cycle books and this is a continuation of that

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book is an extreme reaction.

Any additional comments?

The Revanche Cycle was some of the best material Schaefer has ever written. Naturally it sold like dog droppings. I'm glad that he worked up the nerve to go outside his comfort zone again.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ethan on 22-04-18

Another good one for Schaefer’s universe

Overall I really enjoyed this book, it follows some new characters as well as some old ones in an ultimately enjoyable experience, the only real issue I had with this book was that most of the book feels like a prologue for the next two and not a complete book on its own. All of his books like to leave you hanging with the next threads of the story, but that usually comes with a satisfying conclusion to the current book and for me this ones conclusion wasn’t quite that satisfying.

As for the narrator she was very good with all the new characters, the problem was with the old ones, unfortunately it just didn’t feel like the real Faust and Temple and Black because I was so used to the narrators of their books and she didn’t really lend anything to make them feel like they do in the other series. It kinda killed my excitement of seeing them in this story for me. If that doesn’t bother you the way it did me though then you shouldn’t have any trouble with the narration.

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