Kai Gracen has no intention of being anyone's pawn. A pity Fate and SoCalGov have a different opinion on the matter.
Licensed Stalkers make their living hunting down monsters and dangerous criminals, and their lives are usually brief, brutal, and thankless. Despite being elfin and cursed with a nearly immortal lifespan, Kai didn't expect to be any different. Then Ryder, the High Lord of the Southern Rise Court, arrived in San Diego, and Kai's not-so-mundane life went from mild mayhem to full-throttle chaos.
Now an official liaison between the growing Sidhe Court and the human populace, Kai is at Ryder's beck and call for anything a High Lord might need a Stalker to do. Unfortunately for Kai, this means chasing down a flimsy rumor about an ancient lost Court somewhere in the Nevada desert - a court with powerful magics that might save Ryder's - and Kai's - people from becoming a bloody memory in their Merged world's violent history.
The race for the elfin people's salvation opens unwelcome windows into Kai's murky past, and it could also slam the door on any future he might have with his own kind and Ryder.
©2016 Rhys Ford (P)2016 DSP Publicaitons
Another fabulous instalment of the Kai Gracen series from Ms Ford, narrated perfectly as per usual by Mr Tremblay. The world-building is phenomenal, the sheer amount of nasty creatures able to bite your head off or just plain old eat you is staggering [and I include huge worms and those bloody awful black dogs...again!!], but this time around we also have treachery, murder and extremely unwelcome visits from relatives [of sorts, and those of you that have read this series know the vile monster that Kai was created by, and what his known siblings are like].
Kai is huge of heart and braveness personified, and Ryder falls in love with him even more...there is NO sex whatsoever in this story, but we can only hope that in the next story Ryder and his ainle Kai give in to their mutually acknowledged heat, and one thing's for certain...it will be explosive!! 5 stars from me.
I love Greg's rendition of both Kai and Ryder. As always the story he is working with is brilliant - lyrical, descriptive, emotional, funny. But it's his prickly rendition of the main characters who make it for me in this audio book. Fantastic!
"For fans of fantasy!"
Seriously, Rhys Ford does some really excellent and damn interesting world building with this series. But it's Greg Tremblay that elevates this to auditory art.
This story was like listening to a graphic novel come to life. Greg Tremblay perfectly captures the action and excitement of the story and brings it to life. The story and the narration is an experience.
This isn't a romance. While it has hints of possible romance to happen in the series, it's first and foremost a fantasy story.
In this installment elfin outcast and Stalker Kai Gracen is once again importuned to help Ryder, the High Lord of the Southern Rise Court.
The action in this start heavy and doesn't stop until the very end. It's a roller coaster ride that all I can say is hold on to your seat, 'cause it gets bumpy on this ride!
I had such a great time listening to this and that has everything to do with Greg Tremblay's wonderful narration. His accents, pacing and timing are all absolutely perfect for this story (and series). Kai is one of my favorite Rhys Ford characters, the prickly bastard, and I can hardly wait for more from his world.
For fans of fantasy and audio this is definitely recommended!
"When Amazng meets Fantastic..SPOILERS...SPOILERS"
In the middle of action, adventure, betrayal, demented elf's trying to play God, and laying the foundation to relationships bound in loyalty, you're gifted with a slow burning romance between Ryder and Kai.
If you are looking for erotica between two men, this story isnt for you.
But if you are looking for a story between two men who learn to respect each other, who learn to care for each other, who learn to protect each other, who look past lust and sexual desire in leui of truly seeing what is real in each others heart and soul through out an adventure full of dragons, creatures made of nightmares, explosions, gun fights, and so much d@mn action you almost miss the fantastic mystery surrounding their adventure, then this is a story for you.
💖 I absolutely loved everything about this story and Im so d@mn excited to see where Ryder and Kai's relationship will end up.
My God, there were some truly beautiful moments between Kai and a couple of the characters in this story. Ryder pouring his heart out to Kai -sniff, sniff- just beautiful. But the moment that brought unshed tears to my eyes was between Kai and Sparky.
"I fell in love with that young boy lyng on my workbench as still as he could so we could undo what a monster did to him."
-shaky sigh- Greg, Greg, Greg! That man has me falling in love with these characters he passionately potrays and thats talent when its done with only a voice 💖
"CANT WAIT TILL BOOK 3 & THERE BETTER BE ONE!!! LOL"
I love this writer, narrator combo...together they are pure gold!
How Ryder, will stop at nothing to have Kai, and kept letting Kai know how important he was...He wants to take care of him in every way!
Kai of course!!! Then Ryder!
I would not change the name..I really like the name!!!
I relistened to book 1 1st because it had been awhile, and then listened to this one...I really like the romance brewing between Kai and Ryder, and I wish Kai's terrible family would leave him alone! They just keep torturing him..as if what they did to him as a child was not enough..they treated him like a science project, so no wonder he Id's as human, and not Unshe or She...or even Elven...I hope we get a book 3 and a true romance between Kai and Ryder...and I want to see how the baby girls grow up...I really like Kai Gracen!!
WELL WORTH YOUR TIME AND A CREDIT! GREAT SERIES!!!
"The perfect combination"
Ford's most fascinating and entertaining hero, and Greg Tremblay's performance make for an utterly compelling audio book. I cannot recommend this series highly enough. It is amazing.
"A whole new world"
I loved this story. the narrator does great with the pronunciation and inflections, but vest of all the story just weaves a whole new world I didn't expect. I am so excited about the Kai Gracen series and I hope it doesn't take quite so long for the next book.
"absolute fun start to finish"
Loved this book! the narration, the writing
g all of it! waiting for the next one!
Greg Tremblay does an amazing job bringing Kai to life! The accents he used are perfect for the story and makes each character stand out. I had never read the books before I listened to them and I'm glad! These books are two new favorites from Audible.
"Cannot get enough!"
There is so much to love in this audio book: Rhys Ford's gift for creating memorable and much loved characters and intricate, believable worlds, and Greg Tremblay's amazing skill at bringing those characters and worlds to life with his seeming limitless voices. Give the book a read. Give the audio a listen. You will not regret it. I surely didn't!
This was a well written story that held my interest all the way through. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did
"exceptional narration of a great story"
As I said above. Exceptional narration as usual. Really brings Rhys Ford's books to life. One 9f my favourite characters too.
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