- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 14 hours and 12 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Carina Press
- Audible.com Release Date: August 6, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008TIQVJO
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I loved the writing in this story, it was very beautiful, which I have come to expect from this writing partnership. In fact up till the story hit 42-43 percentage mark on my kindle, it was pure reading bliss for me - perfection.
Here we have the guys whose connection may be fast, but not quite Instant, believable, lovely, really beautiful. I got the sense of who Sean and Cormac were very fast in the story, and I appreciated that they felt like fully fleshed characters right from the beginning. As you can imagine from the blurb, Sean is not in the best shape due to what is happening to him and is trying to find the ways to solve his problem and him coming to Cormac made perfect sense to me. Due to who Cormac is, I guess due to his calling, it makes perfect sense that the story is deeply rooted in magic and mythology. I am *not* the sort to complain about magic and mythology in the story. My knowledge of Irish mythology is almost non-existent (I know some basics here and there but no more than that), but I appreciated that the authors were not talking down to me and if I wanted to learn about names and places they referenced I could look it up for myself. I do not think that not knowing much about Irish mythology would stop you from enjoying the story, - I know it did not stop me - just prepare yourself that magical beings and events play important external obstacles to the main characters' happiness and if that is okay with you, you will probably be fine.
I did run however in the certain problem related to the humongously important role magic and mythos played in the story that as I said that started roughly less than in the middle of it.Read more ›
Sean O'Hara has lived a life full of nightmares ever since his great-grandfather left him a cursed druid stone. He's soon reliving another man's torture and death every night and goes in search of the one person who can help him. Cormac Kelly wants nothing to do with Sean at first thinking his plight is a joke. It soon becomes apparent that Sean's nightly torture correlates to Cormac's past and that only by working together can the nightmares, and Cormac's guilt, come to an end.
The history of Ireland plays an important part in this story and the authors have made the images extremely vivid which easily immerses the reader in the action. Modern-day Ireland also leaves a lasting impression as the small-town characters are larger-than-life and bring some much-needed humor to the seriousness of the storyline. Cormac too provides flashes of humor which is greatly appreciated to deal with the life and death situation these characters are in.
Sean's life has been endlessly difficult. In his younger years he fell into drugs and prostitution and just when he thought he'd gotten his life on track, the nightly torture began. He longs to have someone beside him who can support him through the bad times, someone who accepts him for who he is. Cormac too wants someone to accept him and discover that he's more than what his family line proclaims him to be. These two lost souls, constantly being hurt by fate, are perfect together.Read more ›
Sean has been having the same horrific dream over and over again for more than a year. In it, he relives the grisly torture and murder of a man in Ireland nearly 100 years in the past. He's seen doctors and shrinks, he's tried drugs of all kinds, but every night the dream comes back with the same brutal clarity. He's come to believe that he was cursed by his great-grandfather, who gave him a mysterious stone he can't get rid of. Research leads him to Cormac, a Druid, and he hops aboard a plane to Ireland, hoping he can get the curse removed.
Cormac is a man damaged by the mysterious disappearance of his lover 10 years ago. He does his duty with his magic, but lives his life with meaningless one-night stands with random men. When Sean shows up on his doorstep, he thinks the man is a flake and sends him on his way. But thankfully, when Sean is targeted by the Fae King, Cormac is there to rescue him. Of course, at that point, the Druid realizes his mistake.
The story follows Cormac and Sean as they try to unravel the mystery of the stone and figure out the identity of the man dying in Sean's dreams. This, as the two men realize a growing attraction between them.
I definitely enjoyed the book. The authors do a great job presenting the Fae as twisted, selfish, and downright scary. The mystery was good and the resolution was very interesting. But just as good is the characterization of our two male leads. Both men are deeply scarred by their past. The depth of their issues is slowly revealed over the course of the book and it wreaks havoc with their growing feelings for one another.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sean and Cormac were both believable characters, the plot was well fleshed out, terrifying with deliciously twisty Fae!
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At first I was intrigued, but then it got a bit boring and I ended up skimming a lot towards the end.Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
Really, I thought our two male lead characters could keep this tale alive. Unfortunately, I became lost in the confusing fantasy world the authors attempted to create. Read morePublished on March 7, 2014 by Blaltimore Phil
This was a great book to listen to. The Irish and American accents were done very well by the narrator. Read morePublished on November 11, 2013 by Mtsnow13
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This story was... hard for me to get into. The world is extremely interesting. Read more
Just wow! I truly enjoyed this book. It wasn't like anything I've read in the past. It was all so original and I absolutely love the world both authors created. Read morePublished on December 4, 2012 by Zach Sweets
The travelling into history was just too frenetic and not well drawn enough for me to suspend THAT much disbelief. It just got completely silly. Read morePublished on November 14, 2012 by Earth Worm
This book is a trip. AN AWESOME AWESOME TRIP. And it has EVERYTHING--romance, adventure, paranormal, sexual tension, fantasy, action, sexy times, mythology, time... Read morePublished on October 4, 2012 by T. Gray
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