Alissa is steadily advancing in her magical studies with the last surviving Master at the legendary Hold. But she's haunted by dreams - dreams revealing that other Masters have survived.
Alissa's dreams lead her to a distant island where she and a rescue party discover countless Masters, alive and part of a flourishing magical society. But instead of being welcomed, Alissa finds that she herself may need to be rescued. The Masters' leader, Keribdis, believes that she should be Alissa's teacher, whether Alissa likes it or not. When Alissa rebels, she endangers not only her magic but also her life.
©2004 Dawn Cook (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Fun...sure to appeal to fans of Tamora Pierce or Robin McKinley...everything I need in a good read." (Patricia Briggs, New York Times bestselling author)
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".. and nothing but the truth"
Having completed the series I have to say I am disappointed there are only four books. As stories go this one is one of the best. I don't know if it is Dawn (Kim's) writing but coupled with Marguerite Gavin's narration it makes me listen to the series often, it is just so enjoyable.
The story leaves me thinking I know the characters. I find them to have real depth and have developed a real fondness for them.
I would really love to see a sequel to the series. I find I have question at the end that stretch my imagination.
This is a good book with great narration. Listen to it! Please. I believe you will enjoy it.
"super great series"
maybe the last book in this series, maybe not, all four book were wonderful, the narrator was awesom, the story was rich in love, faith, trust and friendship.
This was a great series that I see my self re listening to over and over again...
"Good ending,I want more"
I really enjoyed this series. I was so hesitant to get into it because it's teen, but ultimately glad I did. I listened to all three in a row and was sad when it ended. I felt like I could continue enjoying stories in that world. I hope she revives it, even if it's with different characters.
"Narrator flaws otherwise excellent story"
As usual, Dawn Cook has crafted a very good book, but the narrator spoiled it for me. She was great when telling the story in the third person and when taking the part of the female lead character, but she was unable to speak the key male character's part without ruining it. Apparently not having developed
the ability to mimic a convincing foreign accent, she resorted to a weird-sounding fake sing-song that was primarily distinguished by putting the emphasis on words that should not have been emphasized. This made it sound as if the narrator did not understand the meaning of the words she spoke and was quite irritating. If you can overlook that, you will probably enjoy this book.
"My favorite Audible book series"
I have listen to this series at least five times (I have not kept track) and I am listening again. I simply love how Marguerite Gavin reads this story. She give a unique voice to each characters and her male voices are believable. The story itself is great and I highly recommend it.
I loved all three books! I hope there is another book coming! I almost want to listen again 😍
"listened to the entire series!!"
loved this series, Dawn Cook A.K.A Kim Harrison has to be one of my favorite authors, I have listened/read all her books. I already miss all the character's and wish there was a fifth book!!! this was such a awesome series!!! if you haven't read it you should as well as the rest of Kim Harrison/Dawn Cooks books.
This is my go to series for when I'm stressed. It takes my mind off life. So engaging I can listen to it over and over. No swearing, so I can listen while kids are around. Dawn Cook/ Kim Harrison is one of my favorite writers.
"Completely Satisfied... Please write another!"
Kim, er... I mean Dawn weaves another great tale. Rachel, er... I mean Alissa yet again does some wacky risky stuff that no one else on the planet can accomplish, an get herself in deep, deep trouble. The formula may sounds familiar to fans, but who cares. This is really great story line, with very imaginative and touching in parts in places. As always Marguerite does a spotless job bring this to life for the listener.
I do hope Dawn considers continuing this series. Might here be a "New Truth" in the future?
Really loved this series and wish there were more books! The narrator hit her stride and this book seems to be the best in the series! Good clean listen! Well done!
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