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Rogue

The Talon Saga, Book 2
Series: The Talon Saga, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
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Summary

Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can't forget the sacrifice made for her by the human boy who could have killed her - Garret Xavier Sebastian, a soldier of the dragon-slaying Order of St. George, the boy who saved her from a Talon assassin, knowing that by doing so he'd signed his own death warrant.

Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the order's headquarters. With assassins after them and Ember's own brother helping Talon with the hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George.

A reckoning is brewing, and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day...or start an all-out war?

©2015 Julie Kagawa (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • 04-11-17

Awful

I neither liked the voice actors or the writing in this book. I felt the writing was very poor, and lazy. I really found it hard to finish his book, I rolled my eyes a lot.

As mentioned above, I thought he voice acting was dreadful. The voice actor for Ember sounded like she spoke through clenched jaws a lot, did a terrible British accent (which I guess was supposed to sound Cockney?) and she dropped her T's in words a lot. The voice actor for Dante sounded waaaaaay too old be to be playing a 16 year old. None of the actors who had to voice Wes could carry off a British accent - I wish they had done something different there. It was just really l, really bad. The writing was poor, but decent acting could have made listening to it less painful.

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English as a second language

I enjoyed the story and light drama, but the tortuous English accent was distractingly painful.

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  • Amanda Davis
  • 28-12-17

Good Story Plot

I feel like there is a lot of repetitive thoughts going on. Over and over Ember explains her feelings towards Garrett and Cobalt, but we have no clear definition of what that means. I do hate when an author tells you things rather than showing you. I’m only finishing this series because I am interested in the world she has built. I really don’t like Ember’s character AT ALL. Her two guys don’t deserve her. The narrators were all amazing though.

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  • Chantel
  • 12-08-16

bored to death

hated it, i fell asleep after the first chapter. the narrator is pitchy. the blurb and the story do not co exist. waste of money

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  • Nathan
  • 12-01-16

Twilight w dragons

Felt the need to continue after book one. Well performed but the story is a bit too mushy for me.

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  • Jordan
  • 11-11-15

Not as impressed as I hoped I'd be

This series isn't nearly as exciting as Julie's Iron Fay series. There were a couple of good parts but way too many dull parts for my liking.

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  • Debbie Winn
  • 22-08-15

Seemed to Drag A Bit

I found myself getting impatient with the pace of this book. There weren't really any plot twists that I couldn't predict well before they happened. And I must be getting tired of angsty, reluctant teen heroes. Guess I'll switch plot lines for a while. I will most likely read the next book in this series, in hopes it proves the adage "third time's the charm" .

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  • Carla M. Edwards
  • 11-12-16

People don't act this way

Unrealistic. Combat in story is wrong.
Speaker is good, I'd be happy to listen to another book she reads.

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  • Stefán
  • 11-05-15

so dull, but if you want teenage romance go ahead

abysmal book and writting, im stunned how this can be this uneventfull and boring. abysmal!

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  • Laurel T
  • 09-09-19

Must understand that this is a young adult novel.

I enjoyed other titles by Julie Kagawa much better. I plan to finish the series as I really want to see what happens. Hoping the narrative gets better.

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  • Tony Roqz
  • 06-12-18

Wow! Simply Amazing

I Loved it, I can't wait for the next book of the series. wonderful Narrators.

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  • Mary B. Coates
  • 22-11-18

Can't get enough

I discovered this series on Audible channels Get Hooked series starter. They did not lie. I listened to Talon,the first book in this series and knew by the end of the first chapter they had me. Rogue , book 2 in the series did not disappoint. As I was listening to the epilog I was also purchasing the next book. The story line is a familiar one, good verses evil, verses maybe not so easy to know who is good or evil, etc. There are a lot of potential surprises yet to come as we uncover the secrets of the Order of St. George- Dragon hungers and the order of Talon- Dragons infiltrating humanity. Are the two arch enemies secretly working together to undermine the world? We have to keep listening to find out. The strength in this series lies with the characters as you discover how completely you begin to care about them. Well worth the listen.