Jin Rayne is still growing into his frightening new powers as a nekhene cat and his place as reah of Logan Church's tribe when he learns that a sepat, an honor challenge, has been called. Logan, who has never wanted to do anything but lead his small-town tribe, must travel around the world to Mongolia and fight to become the most powerful leader in the werepanther world.
Logan won't be the only one making the journey. As his mate, Jin must fight with him to honor his commitment to Logan, his culture, and his tribe. But the trial is long, involving a prolonged separation between the two men, and Logan's humanity is at stake. In order to make it through the nightmarish sepat, Jin and Logan must accept their fates, trust each other, and honor the vows between them no matter the cost.
©2011 Mary Calmes (P)2012 Mary Calmes
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"Better than the Narration of Trusted Bond but not"
Yes it was but not because of the narration but because of the story.
Trusted Bond that Honored Vow's narration was only slightly better but still have the same problems of not much diversity in the voices, so it was easy to mix up who was saying what and what was being narrated if you haven't read the book. Also in every single chapter start the name of the book was mentioned like there was a chance of the listener ever forgetting it so it bear repeating. The thing that made it better than Trusted Bond's narration was the fact that we didn't had to hurry along to follow what was going on, this narration was better paced.
One of the bad things was the name Yusuke -and who knows what other name- was read wrongly. It's Yu-su-ke not Yu-suk! That almost had me going back to the book and checking to see if I remember correctly that the tribe of Reshep was from Japan and not another country!
The other book I will compare it too is Change of Heart that Sean Crisden's still remains the best of all.
Really the narrator did detract from the book. His narration was just not rich enough. Not much feeling or diversity in the voices, as mentioned before, can lead to confusion to someone that isn't familiar with the book.
And the fact that the terminology and names were read wrongly isn't warming up to it.
Honowred Vow has a follow up book, Crucible of Fate and I'd love to see that one being turned to audiobook, even though Trusted Bond's and Honored Vow's narrations weren't as good as Change of Heart's was.
If Crucible of Fate is turned to audiobook can it be narrated by Sean Crisden?
Yes! I already have listened and read Honored Vow multiple times because the story is wonderful.
I always adore Jin and Logan, they are such a great pairing and they are always fun and exciting to read about.
Domin Thorne is getting better with each story and I hope audible will have the next book 'Crucible..." on audio soon, I have already read the book half a dozen times.
Crane is such a sweetheart and I love him.
I haven't a favourite performance, Jeff does an excellent job.
When Logan calls to Crane in Cranes' room, after Jin makes him shift back to human, that scene with Logan and Crane is so touching. The bond between the Semel and his people is shown in such a simple and moving way in this scene.
Just hope Mary Calmes and Audible continue to work together and create more of the Change of Heart series.
"Please don't end!"
Yes I would it was a good listen
Some parts made me laugh but nothing extreme....
"I love this series, horrible robotic narrator."
No, the narration is monotone, no character to voices, painful.
Love the series and the imaginative made up world of Calmes' shifters.
No. I'll stay away from this narrator from now on.
Always to me it's Jin.
Too bad they switched narrators. Sean Crisden was my favorite.
Thanks for a very wonderful series. I love every book in it. Just wondering if "Crucible of Fate" will be on audible soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU MARY CALMES
"NICE! Great Ending"
WOW the ending totally was unexpected. I loved it. I am so happy how things turned out. I was actually worried for Logan and Jin. I was scared they would have to leave thier home, but I just love how it all played out in the end. Super Happy. The only negative I have is the switch of roles right at the end. Ummmm.... Why was that needed. I don't think that was needed and Logan is just not bottom... I don't care what the reasons where... Logan is not a bottom in no universe!
Great book and great ending. I actually hope just one more book comes out... Yari and Duncan story... Super Cute don't cha think.
"INTENSE addition to the series"
Can we just say that?
So… Mary’s not done with us yet. This is the third book, and it must be read in order. No question.
Logan and Jin have come together and been torn apart in the first two books, a few times now. Well, that’s not done. There’s more separation as Jin continues to learn more about his cat and his powers and the politics of the various tribes.
And more fighting. WOW. More fighting. These guys do NOT have an easy go of it.
This is definitely the most (except for Crane ☹ ) brutal story and at one point I literally almost lost my mind. (You’ll know it when you read/listen to it.) But – the payoff is worth it. There is so much love when these guys settle down. So many strong emotions and I guess that’s the flip side to the violence is the extreme love that follows.
My favorite thing in this series is the growth of power Jin feels throughout each book. The developing nekhane cat and what happens once he’s bonded and grown his family. That is fascinating! I, personally, HATE the separation, it physically hurts to see these guys live without one another –but I guess that’s the mark of great writing, isn’t it? To make the reader feel so strongly.
I’m not a big Jeff Gelder fan, but he’s not the worst I’ve listened to either. Just like with book two, Jeff Gelder does a fair job with this narration. I still love Sean more because he adds unique character voices, emotion and (to me) pronounces things as they should be. While Jeff Gelder is a bit monotone and doesn’t do a lot for the accents, having someone read all the strange words and keep you going through the violence might make this book easier to take. (Since I’m a “cover my face and close my eyes in a horror movie kind of person”, it helped me!)
There are some surprises ahead and fans of the series are going to be pleased, if you’re new to audio, I’d listen to the sample before deciding if this is the book for you.
4.25 of 5 stars
"Even better than 1 and 2"
Mary Calmes can write, of this there is no doubt, and this series is a perfect example. Her stories are fascinating, extremely interesting, and always fun. This book continues the journey of its two MC and is even more gripping than the first 2. I have listened to them while doing serious cleaning of my house, which helped me stay at it.
"Love the Series - Love the book"
This is another series that I have listened to over and over. Wasn't even into listening to/reading paranormal/shifter stories when I first came across this one (I go in fits and starts) but I love this series. I love these characters. I love the world Mary Calmes had created.
I revisit this book the least often, however. It is *brutal*. Every one of my favorite characters is put through the hard-core wringer in this book and it is *painful* ... Love the moments all that torture results in, and it is a good conclusion to the story so far ... but damn is it tough to go with them through all of it to get there in the end.
I have said before, Jeff Gelder is hit and miss for me, but his is the voice hear in my head when I think of this series, and Logan in particular. I think he's grown on me as I've relistened.
If you like Mary Calmes, MM, paranormal ... and distinct mc's with both strengths and significant short comings then don't miss this series ... or this part of it.
"The best one!"
How much the love between Jin and Logan has grown since book one. Their love very gets tested in this one.
The part when Jin is getting whipped and Logan is in so much pain seeing is mate get hurt and not being able to help him...it made me cry D:
I have not
The ending when Jin decided to take Logan's last name, and when Logan pulled him in and said " I love you Jin Chuch" eeeeek it made me very giddy and happy
I want more Jin and Logan!
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