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Summary

I'm not Goth to hide my Drow heritage, I'm Goth because I'm not a quitter.

My name is Cheyenne Summerlin, remember that name. Somebody should...

The world can't know I'm a Drow halfling. Not yet. I barely have these powers under my control, but time's up. I'm about to take magic for a test drive. Want to come along?

The black ops government group believe they can run my life... But I have plans of my own.

Watch out magical evil doers - I'm about to crash your party.

But will my training be enough?

©2020 Martha Carr and Michael Anderle (P)2020 Tantor

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Good start to the series

Good story, slow to start but that's not a bad thing as it sets up our main character.

Lots of action and different characters - some good, some bad - time will tell if they are still good and bad by the end of the series..

I liked the narration too.

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  • Jessie
  • 09-10-20

Drows forever!

First I want to address some of the other reviewer's issue with the MC's attitude. I didn't really feel the same. I kept "she's only 21" in mind when she seemed a bit petulant or bratty. And, this didn't really happen that often.
Second I didn't care for the breakdown of the books. Mainly the fact that there weren't any. LOL This is really set up as a long book with occasional retelling of backstories or ideas to keep you updated.
Third the ending seemed a bit cliffhanger-ish. I know, not a word but I bet you all know what I mean regardless.
This is a good book. I didn't get bored or annoyed with it which is a win for me. I'm not one to dig into plots. I just want to like what I hear/read. That's it. With this I did and with amount of reading you get, the neat way Magicals are described and their new lives here, and a good narrator... it's well worth the credit.

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  • Montzalee W
  • 26-11-20

Interesting!

Once Upon a Midnight Drow
(Goth Drow #1)
by Martha Carr and Michael Anderle
There is a lot to unpack in this novel. Supernatural being normally live below a certain borderline. There is a security force that controls and hunts down those that break the rules. Most humans are clueless that they live among creatures that are powerful and just as smart as they are but look a lot different. There are orcs, trolls, goblins, elves, and more. Some have magic and some don't. No one has seen a half long until the gal of the story comes along. She is half Drow ( dark elf) and half human. The story how that happened is interesting. She doesn't know any drows to help her learn how to control her magic.
It's full of interesting characters and tons of fighting, both magical and other. Enjoyable read but I thought it could have been either enhanced and made into two books or revised to make a shorter book.
Good narration!

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  • Jason Baisden
  • 08-05-21

Takes cringe way beyond 11


So I gave this a good 4 or 5 hours of effort. It starts intriguing enough with a Drow breaking out of high security prison and setting up some exposition for the future Heroine.

Once Cheyane gets introduced, it's all down hill. It's cringey at every step.

1) Cheyane refuses to admit to her one and only friend that there's another side of herself when her friend is asking for help

2) Cheyane miraculously taps into her other side and starts kicking butt and casting magic without any effort at all

3) Cheyane's emo "I'm so freaking amazing hacker/programmer" classes are just really bag. She's an ass. And little miss "there's no way they'd ever track my online persona to me" when her handle is literally cheyane71. No hacker in the right mind would have ever created a handle so close to their identity. Then there's this idea that she has so many hacking apps and just runs them all at the same time to brute force into a file. It doesn't work like that. Bruce forcing takes lot of processing power. Running 5 of them concurrently just ruins how productive each of them are by making them fight for resources. This is just basic computer science stuff.

4) Cheyane's trainer doesn't really do much, but that's fine because she masters most of her powers over night. Literally.

At this point, I just couldn't continue. It's obvious she's going to be emo amazing the entire book with sass and attitude and that just doesn't make an appealing character for me at all. Hopefully she has some growth, but I just can't continue with the book.

The narrator did good with what she had to work with, which wasn't much.

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  • Stacie
  • 08-03-21

Awful book!

These story has zero redeeming qualities! The MC is a petulant child, the Dialogue is suspect and I regret spending a credit on it!

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  • Nita King
  • 21-10-21

A cliffhanger!

96 chapters and y'all leave me with a cliffhanger! Gods this is awesome, glad I got the rest of the series to read. Thank you both for this!

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  • Lonnie Lomax
  • 07-08-21

Good listen

Could not stop listening can't wait to start book 2 loved her tough attitude

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  • Barb
  • 04-01-21

I gave 3

I felt like their was a lot of repeating things said I like the Mc but I did figure that the ending was a cliff hanger for these reasons I gave it 3 stars will try the next book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-12-20

Alright read first book is far and above the best.

For the first book: The authors do a fantastic job of not glazing over anything while keeping it interesting. The book is nothing new but highly entertaining. Can't wait for the next books to come out!

The rest of the series devolves, each book becoming worse as the writers don't explain anything.... By book 4 the story devolves into all non main characters are jerks that never explain anything shoving the main character down the plot... The magic system that seemed interesting in the beginning becomes a meaningless part of the world because the not explained plot tunnel is all that matters...

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  • Francisco D. Rodriguez aka Paco
  • 20-10-20

Very original story

Characters are different and the mystery of the storyline keeps growing. Kind of a Alien Nation theme, but still good.

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  • Jose
  • 03-10-20

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What a story. The poor girl is going through her own hell and still helps out her friend and is going to get vengence. And her mom is just ... wow. Keep up the great work