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- Book 1 of 3 in The Immortal Circus (3 Book Series)
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More About the Author
In the past few years he's taught circus in Amsterdam and Madrid, gotten madly lost in the Scottish wilderness, drummed with Norse shamans, and received his Masters in creative writing from Glasgow University. And that's the abbreviated list.
He is the author of many things, including THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS, THE PALE QUEEN, THE HUNTED, and RAVENBORN (yes, all series, because his brain doesn't condense).
When he's not writing or climbing in the rafters, he's probably outside, staring at the clouds. And seeing as he now resides in Seattle, there are clouds aplenty.
He is represented by Laurie McLean of Fuse Literary.
Personal Site : http://www.arkahler.com
Top Customer Reviews
I have at times been disappointed by the highly rated books available to borrow for free. (I suppose most of us have a tendency to be more critical of things we had to pay for.) Let me assure you that this book fully deserves the ratings it is accumulating, even if it had been in the price range of a current best seller!
This book has a wonderful mix of mystery, fantasy and unusual characters. The ending hits the perfect mark of leaving you satisfied that you finished the book, but wanting the story to go on. The story line is unique and the plot fast paced. All in all a great read! Enjoy!
The main character's personality is stagnant, as it never develops and is trapped in a few simple emotions (infatuation, anger, and fear). She never deviates beyond those feelings or comes to a stronger understanding of her life or what kind of person she is. The plot devices also are incredibly lacking, as new elements of the plot simply happen and are accepted. Mysterious backstory elements are stated and easily accepted in the story line. There is no foreshadowing, questioning of dubious information, or explanation into why things happen the way they do.
Ultimately I encourage reading this book, but do not expect a work of literary genius.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the circuses we grew up on had this type of allure to them? Magicians that capture our minds with spells, while the fey like performers capture our eyes with their graceful moves. Oh what a wonderful world indeed that would be!
Lucky for us, Mr. Kahler created a world with these very powerful beings who can transform everything around us with just a blink of the eyelid. From the very first page, we are thrust right into the dark world of the Cirques de Immortales where a performer has been murdered. Right away, we get a glimpse of the dangerous side to this profound group of circus performers.
It is told from Vivienne's standpoint, so we are kept in the dark, only learning things as she learns them. There are a few times we are privy to certain conversations between other characters that help us see a little bit more into everyone's parts that they are destined to play.
I liked Vivienne for the most part. There were times she seemed a little naive concerning the background info on the other members of the circus, but in her defense she had a lot on her plate so I guess that could be understandable.
Besides our main character, the others are an interesting lot too. Kingston is a heartthrob indeed! Every time I hear his name, I imagine this tall gorgeous man wearing a top hat (magicians have to have their top hats) and an overcoat with no shirt open. Oh goodness me!
I, personally, love our leader of the Immortal Circus, Mab of the Winter Court. She is sexy incarnate. She is dark, deceptive, and yet I feel drawn to her like a magnet.Read more ›
*It's a little strange to rate a serial. The work isn't finished but I still think it's worth rating/reviewing in parts. I'll update this as I finish installments.
Just finished the second installment & I'm still enthralled. It feels like something big is coming and while this leg of the journey wasn't full of thrills or answers, it felt solid. There's still no definitive answer to what took Sabina & we have another murder along the way. I have to know more about the Summer King & the conflict with Mab's court. I'm also eager to find out what is up with Vivienne. She's fainted & lost time but doesn't seem concerned about that anymore. She also seems rather relaxed about not quite recalling the terms of her contract. I'm disturbed for her. I'm worried for Mel, she's sick & no one really seems to care, except Kingston, who can't fix it. I'm quite interested in the relationship between Kingston & Mab. Seems like they're tied by magic & lots of time. Lillith remains a curious one but I give the benefit of the doubt any girl who rolls with her cat, no matter how odd.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Couldn't put it down! The characters are intriguing and the mystery kept my interest, just put it down and bought 2 & 3!Published 2 days ago by sas01915
This is a fun quick read. It has an interesting plot that hasn't been done before. Not the be written book,Published 4 days ago by martha
Interesting and unique twist on a supernatural theme of battles among the Faerie Kindoms.
Very intricate entertaining plot. Read more
I'm in awe of this book and cannot wait to get my claws on the next one. That being said, I do believe this is one if the few series that must be in both the digital and physical... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kindle Customer
I am impressed with this book. The action begins on page one and doesn't stop. Vivienne 's character, while slow to develop, wraps up well by the end and has me intrigued. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Elizabeth Briick
This was the first time I had read anything by this author.
I enjoyed this series immensely ! ! !
This is now one of my absolutely most favorite authors. Read more
Not of my usual genre. I tried to break out and try something new. It was a good enough read, writing style just wasn't for me. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Imogen
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|Discuss Episode Three of "The Immortal Circus"||
Omg! cliffhanger! when is book 4 going to be out!!?
Dec 31, 2012 by Graceface | See all 48 posts
|Discuss Episode Four of "The Immortal Circus"||
I was waiting all day for this episode to come! I think it was the best episode yet! I love that Vivienne is becoming more kick ass as the story continues, I also like the intrigue and how we're not sure who we are to trust. Good stuff, I'm always excited for the next episode but the cliffhanger... Read More
Jan 15, 2013 by Amazon Customer | See all 52 posts
|Discuss Episode Two of "The Immortal Circus"||
I read one and two together and I am intrigued by this story. I find The contract details interesting. The MC's sketchy memory is a nice plot device-keeping me reading and wondering what will happen next. I am wondering how many faerie courts are represented in this book and who else might have... Read More
Dec 21, 2012 by Read2Write10 | See all 18 posts
|Discuss Episode One of "The Immortal Circus"||
I'm definitely intrigued, but I am a little confused on why a mortal is so non-challant about the fey and other immortals around her. At the same time, I've alwayds been in love with the idea of mingling the fantasy realm with "our reality of Earth".
Dec 17, 2012 by Audra Shafer | See all 12 posts
|How long is this book, exactly?||
It's most likely just a formatting thing--there is nothing missing between the serial, print, and ebook versions. :)
Jun 8, 2013 by Amazon Customer | See all 2 posts
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