Murdered contortionists aren't exactly what Vivienne signed up for when she ran away to join the circus. But like most things under the big top, nothing is what it seems. With a past she can't quite remember, Vivienne finds that running away forever might not be as appealing as it once sounded - because forever means something quite different at the Cirque des Immortels.
Aided by her friends Kingston - a feisty stage magician whose magic is quickly stealing her heart - and his sarcastic assistant Melody, Vivienne finds herself racing against the clock to discover the culprit behind a series of deaths that should be impossible. However, the answer she seeks might reveal more about her own bloody past - and future - than she bargains for.
The show's just beginning. Step right up....
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"Slow start, hard to get into but gets better"
This book was very hard to get into and lacked direction till the end. However, second book gets more into the story.
The concept is good but not strong. Second book is more embracive and worth reading the first.
She does a great job with Lilith character and overall great will all the voices. She paints a good picture.
Yes, I would like to see this as a movie. I believe it could be amazing if produced right.
"I Swear if I hear "says" again i am going to screa"
I most likely will not listen to it again, do to the fact that the author doesn't seem to realize that there are more than one tense, to the word "say""He says" "I says" "she says" "Mab says" I mean come on! there is say said says. I felt like they really needed a thesaurus to cover the lack of vocabulary. Other than this little and very annoying issue, the book was great. It was a enjoy take on the faye courts.
"Best carnival story since "Something Wicked This Way Comes""
It all begins as a mistery plot, with a touch of "Miss Marple". But then it evolves in a very "Bradburesque" undertone. Couldn't wait to see the end, can't wait to buy and read the other books of the saga.
Fantastic entertainment for 14 yr or older. Would require C1/C2 English language proficiency.
Narration's quite adequated, I could neatly read/hear at 1,25 speed. Rythm and expression of narrator helps to get into the plot.
"REMARKABLE journey into an alternate reality!"
I got hooked by "Pale Queen Rising." Not a part of this series although there is some crossover with the characters.
This story unfolds the tale of the Immortal Circus giving a broad foundation for the other pieces of this wonderful alternate reality.
The action is fast paced and the characters are written with depth and intrigue. You want to know more.
"Intriguing and Imaginative"
There is a great quality to this story. Some great characters, a solid premise and a world waiting outside of this initial story. I've seen a lot of reviews state that they feel it was lacking something. I'm not sure what it would be, I kept coming back. It was a lot like Carnivale from HBO, set in the current day, and mixing it with a dose of fae and other things.
The narrator enunciates every syllable though, which kind of made it hard to feel like I was in the story instead of being read a story.
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