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Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. Every night is a party and Bryce is going to savour all the pleasures Lunathion - also known as Crescent City - has to offer. But then a brutal murder shakes the very foundations of the city, and brings Bryce's world crashing down.

Two years later, Bryce still haunts the city's most notorious nightclubs - but seeking only oblivion now. Then the murderer attacks again. And when an infamous Fallen angel, Hunt Athalar, is assigned to watch her every footstep, Bryce knows she can't forget any longer.

As Bryce and Hunt fight to unravel the mystery, and their own dark pasts, the threads they tug ripple through the underbelly of the city, across warring continents and down to the deepest levels of Hel, where things that have been sleeping for millennia are beginning to stir.... 

With unforgettable characters and suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by No.1 New York Times best-selling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom - and the power of love.

©2020 Sarah Wasserman (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Amazingly boring, some technical isdued

Elizabeth Evans does a decent read. A few times I had difficulty separating voices. On occasion there seemed to be some muffled narration. Maybe it was technical. The story is a kind of fantasy chicklit. Girlfriends discussing boyfriends and going clubbing. Sex in the City with werewolf and fairy. This is the start and set up for the book. Unfortunately it went on too long. So that when the supposedly adventurous part starts I didn't care. The fights and damage scenes are graphic but unengaging. The emotions feel like distanced. The result was a book that's despite great detail and some gory action was boring.

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Disappointing

I usually love Maas’ books but this one was a total let down. Any dialogue between the characters was irritating and too eye roll-y.

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Can’t wait for more ....now a favourite

Was reluctant to start this as being such a Maas fan didn’t want to be disappointed..... but soooo glad did as yet again this was a fantastic read/listen. Different to start - like a fairy crime thriller - brilliant story line, characters, build - and left wanting more. Also loved narration - clear and pleasing to listen to Elizabeth captures each character beautifully - brings to life and at perfect pace. Couldn’t imagine listening to anyone else. Now just waiting for next instalment. Please hurry! .... have read 3 times since - a favourite - if you’re not sure - do it!

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Couldn't put it down

I absolutely adore Court of thorns and roses by Mass, so was unsure if I'd like this new series! I couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end! A spiky protagonist who you grow to love and a story with so much twist and turns and thrills! Looking forward to the second in this series! Just hope Bryce and Hunt are still in it!

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Excellent

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next one! I'm rarely moved to tears, but I genuinely wept at parts of this story. Personally, I didn't find it "heavy going" & truly enjoyed the world building and character evolution. Elizabeth is one of my favourite narrators and I think she was a truly great choice to perform this fantastic story.

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Sarah j mass fans will love this.

The first part is quite hard going. Lots of information is thrown at you. But give it a chance, it is worth persevering. Looking forward to the next one

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Love sarah j mass

So I love all Sarah j mass books , This is another great one loads of action romance and a fab story that leads to more to come, Although now I’m sad as gotta wait for her to write the next one!!!!!!!!

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Captivating and enjoyable

I think this might be my favourite Sarah J. Maas book so far. Believable and relatable characters, exciting plot with twists and surprises, slow burn romance. I particularly liked the way the character’s struggle with trauma is portrayed, as well as the depth of love in friendship, and the difficulty in navigating sibling/family relationships. Can’t wait to read the next book in the series!

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Wasted a credit

I usually really enjoy Sarah J. Mass, but this book was so dull, and the narrator was terrible. I couldn’t finish it. Really disappointed and I will always listen to the preview before buying from now on.

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2/3

2/3 into the book it just got more a more eventful, you literally couldn’t stop reading without being left wondering what was gonna happen next. If your eyes do not water even a little bit then you might be heartless.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-03-20

Brilliant!

None comes close to this masterpiece! Sarah 's best work yet! I am so sad that i finished it. It will be hard to read something as good as this again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-03-20

Another 5 star read for Sarah J. Maas

I have read all SJ Maas books and I think this one is the best! I love the characters and the story was captivating. Thank you for sharing your stories SJ Maas.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-10-20

Absolutely remarkable!

This book was amazing! The audible adaptation just as good! I love all the characters! I love the story. Sarah J Maas is ridiculously talented! Definitely a must read! Bring on number 2!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-10-20

Satisfying

This has been one of the best books I have had the pleasure to listen to in ages. There is something for everyone. The narrator is my favorite to date.

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  • Jenny Ralston
  • 23-09-20

Can’t finish this. Really after such amazing books!

I do not even have fifteen words for this. Did not enjoy at all. Previous trilogies were really good. Sad

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  • kaybee
  • 30-07-20

Love it!

No other words I just LOVED IT the characters backstories and development was amazing though I expected nothing but AWESOMENESS from Sarah j mass!

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  • Sarah Turner
  • 30-06-20

Cracking book!

One of the best books I’ve heard in forever, edged of seat & twisty AF - boy I hope there’s more to come in the series!

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  • Louise Montgomery
  • 06-05-20

Another outstanding book! I cannot wait for the next book!

Sarah J Maas is just unstoppable! I have never read an author like her! Every series gets better and better!

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  • Barbara Huysmans
  • 10-04-20

brillant

loved it can not wait for more loved the story love the Author love the audiable