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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,840 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Briggs Narrator: Jennifer James Bradshaw Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9781101538609
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Hated and feared, magic was banished from the land. But now, freed from the spells of the wicked bloodmages, magic—both good and evil—returns. And Aren of Fallbrook feels her own power of sight strengthen and grow …

Overcome by visions of mayhem and murder, Aren vows to save her village from the ruthless raiders who have descended upon it—and killed her family. With the return of wildlings to the hills and forests, she strikes a bargain with the Hob, a magical, human-like creature imbued with the power of the mountains. But the Hob is the last of his kind. And he will exact a heavy price to defend the village—a price Aren herself must pay …

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaime | 2/20/2014

    " slow, but a good story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanille | 2/19/2014

    " I love this. This is the first book i have read by this author and i am hooked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 1/29/2014

    " A cute fantasy, with more of a "fairy tale" vibe to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janine Spendlove | 1/28/2014

    " It was a fun read, and a well crafted story. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dane | 1/25/2014

    " This is one of Patricia's books that got her recognized. I can tell why. Very good book again she developes neat charactures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kami | 1/24/2014

    " It was good, but not as well written as some of her others. This book was confusing at first and some threads still had me wondering near the end. Many of the secondary characters seemed to run together, but I'm just nitpicking. It was a quick fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Toocrazycosmoyahoo.com | 1/19/2014

    " Booo! Read the Mercy series instead! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haley | 1/17/2014

    " Another perfect novel by Briggs. Full of romance and lots of action. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheri | 1/15/2014

    " Not my fav effort by Patricia Briggs, but still written with her magical sense of adventure & humor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ban | 1/7/2014

    " Two stars seems low - the book wasn't bad but you can tell it was an earlier book and it's not as well done as her newer series. The story was interesting but seemed to miss something for me. I'd have liked a bit more between the main characters ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 11/23/2013

    " A little slow moving at times, but enjoyable fantasy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emy | 8/29/2013

    " This is the book that introduced me to Patricia Brigg's books so it can do no wrong for me. It also took me literally years to track down a copy, but I am so glad I bothered... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 7/8/2013

    " Really liked it, kept me guessing, but where's the next book? Don't leave me hanging! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Snarky Hatter | 7/3/2013

    " I wasn't able to finish this book, but honestly, not because it was bad. I just simply couldn't get into it. I still recommend to lovers a fantasy, especially high fantasy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natlyn | 6/21/2013

    " Patricia Briggs writes about people coming to terms with their magical capabilities against adverse political backdrops. I like what she does and will probably read everything she writes. While there is a romance, it is very much in the background. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mia Lampe | 2/5/2013

    " One of the sweetest fantasy love stories I've ever read!!Great detail - paints vivid mind pictures!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deyara | 1/4/2013

    " A lot of fun, especially Caefawn and Duck. Aren was a likeable character and her progression through the story was good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shamela | 10/21/2012

    " Earlier effort. Interesting concept, not so great on character development. Safe to say that I like her modern material better than her fantasy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debby Allen | 6/8/2012

    " Briggs is a romantic without getting mushy. Or bodice busting, for that matter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paxnirvana | 6/6/2012

    " The seeds of her storytelling skill were there, but this isn't her best work. It's an early work, but I'm glad to say Ms. Briggs gets much better. I did enjoy reading it and about the odd little fantasy world of the Hob, but it was a little unfocused and ended too abruptly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte | 5/3/2012

    " Love it. A short quick read, wish there was a sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 4/20/2012

    " I really enjoyed this fantasy novel and Briggs is a consistent, funny, smart writer. Some of her voracious fans liked this book the least of her works. Personally, I found it to be a little gem and will start her Dragon series next. Perfect summer reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather Jones | 3/4/2012

    " I don't know what it was but I just could not get into this book. It's a shame because I like the Mercy Thompson series but this was just torture to get through. Not enough character background for me I think, it was too focused on the world and it wasn't even an exciting world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorena | 2/15/2012

    " A weaker effort from Patricia Briggs...you can see that there are a lot of interesting ideas in this one, but for the most part, they were half-formed and rushed. Also? The relationship with the hob was always kind of creepy to me. "

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Author Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs is the author of the New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series.