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4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 4.30 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ilona Andrews Narrator: Renée Raudman Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Edge Series Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9781400182909
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Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between the world of the Broken (where people drive cars, shop at Wal-Mart, and magic is a fairy tale) and the Weird (where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny). Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel from one world to the next, but they never truly belong in either. Rose thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn't turn out how she planned, and now she works a minimum wage, off-the-books job in the Broken just to survive. Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have her (and her power). But when a terrible danger invades the Edge from the Weird, a flood of creatures hungry for magic, Declan and Rose must work together to destroy them—or they'll devour the Edge and everyone in it... Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A fascinating world combined with pulse-pounding action and white-hot romance makes On the Edge a winner! Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author of At Grave's End
  • “A fascinating world combined with pulse-pounding action and white-hot romance makes On the Edge a winner!”

    Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author of At Grave’s End

  • “Andrews takes dysfunctional family stories to a new level in this engaging urban fantasy series opener.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Renée did an excellent job with the narration of On the Edge. She was right on target with Rose, Declan, and the kiddos.”

    The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 2/13/2014

    " The author's website says that they have trouble classifying this book. It seems obvious to me. It was the perfect mix of historical romance and urban fantasy. It has every feature of the romances: she's a stubborn and smart commoner, has a big problem that's kept her from having a satisfying life, he's a tough warrior and rake from a noble family with a weakness for mouthy women who can back up their threats with action, there are many humorous misunderstandings that gradually lead them closer together, etc. The three major elements of romance novels, his arrival into her life solving her problem, them falling in love within days, and him happening to be rich although she's not the kind of woman who'd make that a priority, are all in place. It just happens to all take place in the modern era and weave in and out of our world and one closly connected to it. So the hoop skirts are blue jeans and the marketplace is Wal-mart. Add a whomping dose of magic and it's Paranormal Romance at its best. This theory is supported by the next book being about one of the supporting characters in this book, our hero's troubled best friend, in another location with another woman. Romance series have a loose through story with one completed romance in each book, often featuring siblings or dear friends in subsequent novels. Good luck, William, I think the force will be with you. So as for the story in this book, it was very entertaining. Declan was a little cookie cutter. There wasn't anything not to like about him, especially once his true motives for making a bet/contract with Rose were explained. Rose is very likable, if overly mature for her age, but that's part of the point. Her little brothers are adorable, the best kid characters I've seen in a long time. The evil is gross and despicable. All of the elements are in place and Andrews is a good writer and makes it all work. It's an enjoyable story and book, even if it doesn't yet have the depth of her Kate Daniels books. For one thing, it doesn't have to, it's a different style and will appeal to a somewhat different but overlapping audience. In addition, we only got hints of the Weird and I suspect that will be further developed in later books. I like that it's a sophisticated world. No electricity doesn't mean primative. They have the equivalent to movies, horseless carriages, modern plumbing, etc. But a totally different political structure and historical development from our world, The Broken. I look forward to seeing more about that. And hopefully Rose's little brothers, I'll miss them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginger Snaps | 2/13/2014

    " I don't know why I waited so long to read it. I loved it! Magic, danger & romance. How can that go wrong? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ab | 2/7/2014

    " P.S. Kate Daniels is still my favorite "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sassychassy | 2/4/2014

    " I liked this one.... Rose was definitely a kick ass heroine! I loved that she could stand on her own feet and didn't just turn into a helpless bimbo when Declamation showed up. LOVED Jack and Georgie. it was refreshing to see how kids deal with supernatural abilities as you don't see that very often in these books unless you are reading YA. Will definitely continue on in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam Sigelakis-Minski | 2/3/2014

    " guestbook... better review when I am more awake. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 1/15/2014

    " This is so much fun! I'm on to the sequel! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 1/4/2014

    " I love their writing style and can't imagine not liking a book this couple writes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Viccy | 1/4/2014

    " Between magic and reality lies The Edge. Folks that live in the Edge have some magic but they cross into the Broken (reality) to work. People that live in the Weird (magic) are full magic users. Rose Drayton and her little family are Edgers but they possess a lot of magic. Consequently, Rose is courted by lots of men. Unfortunately, most of them just want to own her as breeding stock. Rose is independent and strong and wants only to support her family. When Declan Camarine comes out of the Weird, looking for her, she sets three challenges for him to overcome in order to win her hand. But things get in the way, things such as evil magic pouring into the Edge from the Weird. Rose and Declan have to fight together to rescue everything Rose holds dear. The beginning was really slow, but once the action started, the book picked up steam. There were a few good subplots. Some funny lines, an enjoyable read, the second book involves a character from this book, so I will have to track it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/7/2013

    " Check out my review at: Escape by Fiction "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 10/15/2013

    " I loved the Kate Daniels series. I don't know why I thought I wouldn't like this one. Can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna Knippling | 10/6/2013

    " Just slightly on the goofy edge. I liked it. With a lot of contemporary fantasy romance stuff, things are SO SERIOUS. This? Life is weird and getting weirder, and sometimes our main character just has to laugh. I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aimee | 9/9/2012

    " very entertaining but a little too predictable. the ending was tied up nicely. maybe too nicely... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 5/26/2012

    " Surprising twist at the end. And I just found out that the author is a husband and wife duo. I would love to write a book with my hubby... if I ever get one that is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tess | 5/21/2011

    " Very very good book. Probably some of the most original writing I've seen in quite some time. Gladly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachael | 5/20/2011

    " i like this very very much!
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyssa | 4/28/2011

    " What a strange book, but entertaining nevertheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 4/28/2011

    " I like the Edge series better then the Kate Daniels one, but both are still good. The edge setting is very unique and there is a lot of adventure. It can get a little bloody at times, but I flip through those pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maelle1973 | 4/15/2011

    "
    Just love it! the edge world is crazy and rater new to me, the characters are Wonderful, perfect balance between action and romance Hihihi can't wait to read the next book of the series bayou moon "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helga | 4/3/2011

    " Pretty good story: romance, magic...what else do you need? A strong heroine, a hero worthy of her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 4/1/2011

    " 1st in new Edge series; Rose and bros w/Declan-loved it! "

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About the Author
Author Ilona Andrews

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Andrew is a former communications sergeant in the United States Army. Together, Andrew and Ilona are the coauthors of the New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels urban fantasy series, the Edge series, and the new paranormal romance Hidden Legacy series.

About the Narrator

Renée Raudman is an actor and multi-award-winning audiobook narrator. She has performed on film, television, radio, and on stage and can also be heard in several video games and hundreds of television and radio voice-overs.