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Once I was a fae princess with sea-magic at my fingertips. Now? I’m a hunted supernatural in a squalid shop, stripped of my power. My only comforts are stale cookies, Elvis records, and my hula-hoop. Then a lethally sexy fae king arrives and rips even those away. 

After the brutal king throws me in prison, I strike a bargain with him: my freedom in exchange for helping him find a magic blade. What Lyr doesn’t know is that the blade might restore my stolen magic. 

But as we journey, the gorgeous jerk starts to make me feel things I’ve never felt. When Lyr touches me, desire ignites. I see raging passion in his eyes too. If I give in, I risk losing my chance at reclaiming my power…and, even worse, I could be forfeiting my life.

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Good book, grating narration

The book is pacy, sexy and fun. Unfortunately the narration is almost unbearable. The narrator is good at character voices but has chosen a nasal, almost monotone pitch for the protagonist, which is so grating I had to turn down the volume. Unfortunately the narrator only seems to have one British male voice in her repertoire so it’s hard to distinguish male characters, and that voice would be best used for depicting a stuffy, dull uncle in a Victorian drama - NOT hot for our otherwise very appealing male lead. If you can bear the narration the book is well written and enjoyable. Solid plot - interesting characters.

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  • AMP5
  • 14-03-20

Interesting but kind of weird

One of the first times I’m not sure if I liked a book or not.
The best and brightest parts were was the humorous and sweet relationship between the heroine, Aenor, (a banished Fae princess of a lost kingdom who now lives pathetically below ground in London to hide from assassins) and her teenage human ward, Gina. A lot of detail is put into this very strange World set-up, but then abandoned when the main two characters traipse around Israel of all places.
There are just some seriously dark moments, with characters throwing in humor which screeched on my nerves. The storyline stayed well hidden, you had to go along to figure it out, there are like zero hints where the heck it’s all going. It was just....well, weird.
Its saving grace is the touch of a real and appealing connection between Lyr and Aenor. Lyr is a Demi-God sea fae king of some sort, which is never exactly explained as to why this is or what this means really. He is the most interesting character in many ways, sacrificing himself at times for the right reasons even if he makes mistakes, each time he does he brings into himself a punishment and a mysterious curse.
But... there’s just something ... off. I’m not sure I’ll continue on. Could just be me.
The first book cuts off abruptly by the way. Perhaps it’s intentional, but the abruptness was a bit jarring. I was left not knowing who to root for- it’s like they all are poised to turn better or worse, the last line in fact was a bit creepy. But this ambiguity, and the point that good people can be worn down or confused or warped seems to be a theme of the book. Good people make mistakes, etc., while the apparently bad people have their reasons too. Whatever.
No idea why the story moved quickly from London to Israel. It’s like the authors visited the two cities in Israel and there’s lots of their travel notes thrown in with almost too much detail.
Actually I think I’d just prefer to read the cliff notes of what eventually happens I think.

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  • CCW
  • 15-05-20

No end & next book isn’t a sequel

The end is a bit random and a lot is left undone, but the next book isn’t about these characters. WTF???

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  • Jody Niemojuski
  • 24-07-20

Love it!

I love it. I am a huge fan of Justine Eyre as the narrator. I sometimes look for books she narrates. She does the voices so well and takes me for a ride on all the emotions of each character .

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  • David Stallings
  • 30-10-20

Keeps you on your toes

I love to listen to books and podcasts at work and this one was great! It kept my attention the whole way through. Excited for another one!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-07-20

Great book to listen too!

It's a bit fast paced but I really enjoyed it. Laughed my ass off at some parts! Love the narration as well she just brings the characters to life.

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  • Josie karg
  • 03-04-20

Really good

I loved it but like when they were getting to the sexy and it kind of freaks me out but I think it just always freaks me out so I don't know

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  • John abell/ Tara Hendrix
  • 08-03-20

Please finish series on Audible!

Another amazing read by this author. I couldn't put it down. I just hope they release the rest of the series on audible

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  • ToastyGirl
  • 04-03-20

Very interesting, fun story to listen to.

I really enjoyed this and can’t wait until Book 2 hits audio. Justine is great narrator & I love the story and world CN Crawford is building in this book.

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  • Sophy Sorn
  • 18-02-20

So good

Wow this book is good, CN Crawford is a new author to me and gosh I’m so glad I pick this one up. After read the second book’s blurb, I’m scared lol be sure I really love her to be with Lyr. Justine Eyre did an amazing job at narrating

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  • Yvette Jackson
  • 10-02-20

Pretty good book.

I listened to this while I was cleaning my home and it was well written. The world building was clear and easy to imagine. All the guys sound the same. But maybe all Fae men sound the same. You know, to enchant us? But I did like this as a fantasy book series start. Leaving room for more

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