As the two Sons chosen to decipher the Prophecy of Idolas, Ramiel and Thane journey to find the key to defeating the Archons. Together with Noele, a born vampire, they confront their fates as they fulfill their duty to their world. Along the way, they'll find love, but death and betrayal lurk in the shadows, threatening everything that is dear to them. Descended from the gods and warriors all, each Son's loyalty will be tested. Every action has consequences, and the choices they make now will seal their fates. Alliances as old as the vampire world itself are reforged, and the Sons' duty is clear: stop the Archons, or die trying.
This audiobook includes the short stories "Forbidden Fruit" and "His Love".
Contains mature themes.
©2013 Copper Key Media LLC (P)2014 Tantor
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"Vampires, Gods, Battles, Romance"
I had really high hopes for this story based on the reviews and the listening sample, and I wasn’t totally disappointed. But it didn’t live up to my expectations, and maybe that’s a bad thing about high hopes.
The story is made-up of several different parts and the lives of varying characters. I enjoyed that aspect, it not just focusing solely on one pair. In it there’s new romance, heart-break, betrayal, personal growth or change, and many, many unanswered questions at the end. And the author takes a somewhat new slant on Greek gods and vampire battles. With the romance, there are a few sex scenes, though not explicit in my opinion. Still, characters do say “cock” &, less often, “pu**y.” That’s all any degree of detail during the sex scenes entails. The story doesn’t focus on sex, which was also great. I have no problem with sex in stories, but it’ s nice to have a balance & this story has that. But the good stuff isn’t enough to make me continue the series, though I might try this author—under either name—again. The story fails, somewhat for me, because it doesn’t hold together well enough IMO. For instance, some of the things Ramiel says don’t seem to match with the way he is portrayed and described in the story, making it inauthentic and unbelievable. Similarly, I was unsure whether ALL of the vampires had teleport ability, since it wasn’t used by some of the enemies some of the time when it would’ve been greatly advantageous. And there was no explanation for this. And I wished that Ramiel’s romance included, explicitly, an interest in his mate beyond sex. He says this but doesn’t act in that way whenever he talks about being with her and is with her.
The narrator did fine, especially with the multiple male voices. But I didn’t like his voice much when he portrayed the females. But the female narrator of the 2 short stories at the end, did a good job. And I really liked the short story, “His Love.” So listening to this story is not a complete lost, and I’m willing to consider this author again. But the story just didn’t live up to my expectations, but maybe, after the great listening sample, they were too high.
"AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER-COASTER FROM START TO FINISH"
What a great series this is…. there's so much world-building and descriptive content explaining the Sons of Navarus Vampires and the Prophecy they must fulfil in order to save the world from the Archons - the deadly evil Vampires. It's so much more than just the norm type vampire book.
It's got humor, romance, sex, twists, action, adventure, great characters - with new ones being introduced as well and "WOW I didn't see that coming" or "WHAT OMG NO NO NO" surprises because no-one is safe and sometimes key characters are killed or kidnapped, relationships are tested or fail and just occasionally miracles can happen. The love stories end but the Prophecy storyline continues with each character being suspended in the trouble their currently in.
Various characters P.O.V.'s all handled well by the narrator who was Christopher Slye - Emily Durante only did the other two short stories.
Worth a credit? If you like PNR then it's a series you must try (but from the beginning) and for me they are definitely creditworthy.
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