Series: Fever #8
Narrator: Luke Daniels, Jill Redfield
Published by Brilliance Audio on 01-19-16
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
When the immortal Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged, and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit. Only the long-lost Song of Making - a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of life itself - can save the planet.
But those who seek the mythic song must contend with old wounds and new enemies, passions that burn hot and hunger for vengeance that runs deep. The challenges are many: the Keltar at war with nine immortals who've secretly ruled Dublin for eons, Mac and Jada hunted by the masses, the Seelie queen nowhere to be found, and the most powerful Unseelie prince in all creation determined to rule both Fae and Man. Now the task of solving the ancient riddle of the Song of Making falls to a band of deadly warriors divided among - and within - themselves.
Once a normal city possessing a touch of ancient magic, Dublin is now a treacherously magical city with only a touch of normal. And on those war-torn streets, Mac will come face-to-face with her most savage enemy yet: herself.
THEY GOT THE JOB DONE!! And the only reason I finished the book.
I’m a huge fan of Luke Daniels and Jill Redfield! I think they did a wonderful job. For me Jill is Mac! Her southern accent wasn’t over done like the other women that have voiced her. It did take me a bit to get used to Luke but that’s only because I just binge listened to The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne so I had Luke in my head as Atticus (Luke is Atticus!!!) but this is an issue I have with a few narrators. Because a have a small list of narrators I will listen to while they read a phone book (Luke and Jill being two of them) I usually try to put other books in between (by other narrators) so I don’t get the characters confused. LOL, I listen to Jill do other books too but I’ve not listened to her for a few months so I didn’t have the issue with her.
Both Jill and Luke did an outstanding job with the narration for the characters. I know they are getting judged harshly by fans of the series but it’s not easy for narrators to come into a wildly popular series like the Fever series and not get some backlash. I think it would happen no matter who the new narrators were.
Meh. This one felt like a filler book like Burned, but at least, we get some insight into Jada/Danni. Which broke my heart, and, of course, it ends on a cliffhanger.
After KMM gave Danni her own book I feel like she should’ve been the main character afterward. (But I guess you could look at it in the spirit of Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrew, were a secondary character gets a book of their own within the series. Even though I think that Mac and Barrons’ story should be over, events in Feverborn helps me see why Mac is around so much. There are issues from earlier in the series that come up again and might play at the ending (when KMM FINALLY gets around to wrapping up, which I think she could’ve done by now).
Will I read the next book? Maybe. If I choose to, I will get it from the library. I’m done giving KMM my money. And I will only listen to it on audio if Luke and Jill are back. I love them both and want to support them.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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