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Veins of Magic

Otherworld
By: Emma Hamm
Narrated by: Siobhan Waring
Series: The Otherworld Series, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

The sequel to Heart of the Fae, where Beauty and the Beast meets Irish mythology

Once upon a time....

Heartache dogs the steps of Sorcha of Ui Neill. Although she is home with her family, she is unable to shake the memories of her time in Hy-brasil. She heals with a heavy heart, tells stories with melancholy words, and cannot forget the magic of the Otherworld. When an opportunity arises to return to her beloved Fae Prince, she makes a questionable deal. Dark magic, druidic curses, and a witch open a portal and send her tumbling into the middle of a war she must end for the sake of all who dwell in the Otherworld. 

Saving the faeries will not be easy when she has become a woman they fear. 

The once-banished king battles his way through the Otherworld, freeing the Lesser Fae with each swing of his sword. Each attack turns Eamonn into something far more beastly than before. Geodes multiply and hinder his movements, harden his heart, and crystalize his resolve. 

Together, they face the King of the Seelie Fae and his golden army to end the war that will change the fate of the Otherworld forever. 

It is suggested to listen to Heart of the Fae before this book

©2017 Emma Hamm (P)2018 Emma Hamm

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fabulous!

Another fabulous book in the Otherworld series by Emma and beautifully narrated by Siobhan. i get completely lost in the otherworld and cant wait for the next story in the series. Amazing partnership .... Emma, you need to keep hold of Siobhan! she brings your stories and characters to life. Thank you!

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This is the concluding part of Sorcha and Eamonn's story which started in the Heart of the Fae story which is book 1 of the Otherworld series. I loved that and I am happy to report that this book had the WOW factor just as much as the first one did. Again the story was absolutely awesome and the narration of it was perfection! I actually can't get over just what a marvellous narrator Siobhan Waring is. Most female narrators that I have listened to do a fairly good job at voicing the male characters, but Siobhan actually makes you think you ARE listening to a male. The characters she portrays go from young lads then to girls, to men and women, to gnomes, pixies, selkies, back and fore she tells the story changing her voice and each time she portrays them perfectly. I could listen to her reading all day!

In this story, it was time for Eammon to take back his throne and win back the hearts of his people. To do so put his and Sorcha's life very much in danger. Did they have any chance of winning, would they end up separated by death, how much bloodshed would there be? I am not saying a thing, you will have to read or listen to the story to find out, but obviously you need to read/listen to Heart of the Fae first. That book and this one were the height of fantastic adventure and romance with magic, good versus evil, and I was kept absolutely captivated from beginning to end. I cried happy and sad tears and positively sobbed during parts of the story. It was a good job I was listening to it rather than trying to read it, I wouldn't have been able to see through my tears.

I wholeheartedly recommend this book, this series, it's author and narrator!

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Veins of magic

I think I liked this better than the first one!Absolutely fabulous story!I hope we get to find out what happens with Sorcha. Siobhan Waring was an excellent narrator. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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Brilliant!

Another gripping book, beautifully narrated. I can't wait to hear the next instalment! Would recommend.

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  • Emily
  • 12-10-18

Absolutely best read of the Summer!

Emma Hamm has done such an amazing job with wrapping up this amazing retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The character development is perfection. I feel like I truly know the characters inside and out. Their journey in the book is a bit terrifying in the best possible way. I definitely shed some tears and was on the edge of my seat. I truly was transported into Sorcha and Eamonn's world. They both are such strong characters but I love how powerful and strong willed Sorcha is instead of just being a timid after thought to the beast of a man Eamonn. The emotions are intense because you are right there with the characters in this journey. This is not the predictable retelling of a Disney classic! It's super exciting and unpredictable. This is simply thrilling and one of my favorite reads of the summer and probably the year! I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend this to anyone who loves fantasy, mystery, romance, strong characters, and wants to be transported to the Otherworld!
The narrator is the first I have come across that I think actually adds to the story. Don't get me wrong I love a lot of narrators but this was a match made in heaven. Her accent and voice for characters really added to the enjoyment and keeping the listener wrapped up in the story! I hope she narrates the rest of the Otherworld series.

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  • KD
  • 07-10-18

Very happy to accidentally stumble upon this book.

I had no idea what this book was about and have never heard anything from this author either. i was pleasantly surprised with what i got. The first book in the series did a really good job of setting up the world with out being too much about world building.

I'm excited for the next one

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  • Debbie
  • 04-10-18

One of my favorite fairy series!!

This is an epic series!! Well written! Very nice narration! This gave me all the feels!! "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Cindy
  • 24-09-18

Awesome

This book is so much better than the last. The first two were great, but this one ended this series with an awesome ending.
The narrator did an excellent job, her accent perfect. She was clear and expressive. Great choice.
This audio was given to me free, and I voluntarily gave this review.

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  • G C
  • 24-09-18

GREAT FOLLOW-UP STORY!

What a great follow-up to the first book, I am in love with this series! This story is such a fun fantasy. The narration was superb and gave that extra flair to the story. It will keep you entertained. This author does a great job with her character builds and plot, keep up the good work! I read the first book (Heart of the Fae) by this author and will be reading the other books in this series as soon as I can (can't wait). I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Dee
  • 20-09-18

Read book one first!!!

There is sooooo much to like about the second book in this series but do yourself a favor and listen to book one first. This book picks up right where book one ends and is unapologetic about it!

I will get to all that is freakin' fantastic about this listen but I need to mention the one thing that I did not like. Sorcha is such a tool in this listen. She was smart and feisty in book one and I applauded every obstacle she overcame. In this book, she was a hard-headed, know-it-all, and was single-handedly the reason why I threw my phone across the room. Twice.

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This story was excellent. I mean, in every definition of the word, excellent!! Sorcha and Eamon were the stuff of legends. Their love, their journey, their struggle, was so special that even though this was pure fantasy, it was totally relatable.

I spent nearly eleven hours in this world and wanted more. There was a good versus evil theme but the lines blurred which kept the story flowing, and the tension high, and I was never quite sure what would happen next. I love that in a listen.

The narrator was off-the-charts good! I was constantly amazed that this book was performed by only one narrator. Siobhan Waring was practically schizophrenic in the people she brought to life. She was, in a word, amazing.

It's almost Christmas and I've been good so I truly hope there will be a third book.


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  • CuteAsADaisy
  • 24-03-20

So many twists!

The narrator is incredibly talented, if you’ve read the first book you’re well aware of that fact.

Language: the FBomb is dropped a few times.(PG13)
Sexual content: essentially this is a romance novel-level in description and should be read by those over 18.(R)
Violence: there’s more war and gore than the first book and appropriately so (PG13)
Story: this book was more than I anticipated after the first novel. So many twists I didn’t see coming, the heartbreak, war, loss and everything in between will have you yelling in frustration or fanatic-like support as things unfold. If you enjoyed the first book, you will be blown away by this one.


—I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Grace Grant
  • 01-01-20

Wonderful and Fantastical.

No words can discribe accurately how much joy this book brings me. I grieved, loved, and lived with every character in this amazing series. A thousand "Thank you"s to Emma Hamm!

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  • Julia S.
  • 04-12-19

Unique story

The story is very creative and well told. Although i found there to be many characters and details that were not necessary and made things confusing. This book easily could have been split in two. Overall I did like it and will defiantly check out this author's other books.

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  • Timi Kraft
  • 25-10-19

So beautiful!

I cried so much during this book but it only made me love it more! Such a beautiful story and i will definitely be re-listening to book 1 and 2 just to stay with the characters and their amazing beautiful story!