At one time, Decklan Holmes may have considered herself immune to the intrigue of abnormal mysteries. She was a prominent detective with the Caplan City Police Department, the child of a suicide victim, and the survivor of one of the most notorious catastrophes in Caplan history. Yet, in the wake of a horrifying accident, Decklan encounters an all-too-familiar man who forces her to confront a forgotten past and re-examine everything she has come to believe concerning myth, legend, and the nature of reality. Now, caught in a mystery of the supernatural variety, the feisty investigator is quickly learning to question everything…but, as it turns out, "everything" might not quite cover it. And through it all, the Earthwalker watches. The Earthwalker waits. The Earthwalker carries a secret that Decklan Holmes must never uncover.
Excerpt: Falling in love with an angel is like falling in love with a supernova. It's as cosmic as it is unrealistic. You can be physically shaken by its splendor, or so wholly debased by your own sense of awe that you weep to think it's anything but a dream. You can tell yourself that simply being aware of it means something profound, something real. You can rationalize it all you want. But in the end, you're bound to learn that this celestial body can never love you back. Not the way you need it to.
What did you love best about Earthwalker?
The story was riveting I had trouble putting it down once I started listening to it! The character development was very well done. The performance on this audiobook was first rate and high quality.
What did you like best about this story?
The synthesis of romance and fantasy was superb. Not my usual genre but I really enjoyed this one. Lexa Clarke is a great writer who has a smooth style that makes this an easy read.
Which character – as performed by Meral Mathews – was your favorite?
I thought that character of Declan Holmes was very well done. A female character that is believable and not annoying is difficult for a male voice to accomplish and this one was great.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The section where the relationship between Declan and the Earth walker was developed was particularly moving due to the great development and character sketches amde you care deeply about them.
Any additional comments?
Buy this book you will not regret it. Very enjoyable, Well done entertaining and well worth your time.
If for no other reason, I like this book because it doesn't have the standard fare of mythological creatures. I also enjoyed this book because of the character development, story pacing, and the author's insight as to how love blooms over time, and what love drives people to do.
The narration was well done. The voice was rich and comfortable, with good accent control.
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Lovers of fantasy
Has Earthwalker turned you off from other books in this genre?
How could the performance have been better?
The dialogue was ok, but the narrative was read without intonation, or the wrong intonation.
What character would you cut from Earthwalker?
Not sure where to start
Any additional comments?
Not an extremely well developed plot in which its easy to get lost. Kept losing track of who had what power.