- File Size: 2518 KB
- Print Length: 133 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 23, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00J7UB30K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,182 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Ice Born (The Texas Kaldr Clan Book 1) Kindle Edition
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This, added to a original and interesting lore and a quick plot, could have lead to an excellent reading experience but for one problem: the two leads feel stiff and distant, their motives always hazy, their psychological development hidden and unclear.
As this concern even the POV bearer, one of the two leads, whose feelings should be crystal clear and are blurry instead, relating to the story and rooting for the characters becomes difficult.
Several typos/mistakes require further attention from author and/or editor.
I really hated the things that were introduced and never explained or fleshed out. I never fully understood what Guy was, or how he and his people came to be. Or how Jason had been surviving for a year after being expelled from school. How every time Jason asked Guy to explain something, Guy would give him an answer that went in a totally different direction, basically leaving the question unanswered. Elliot stating that Guy was "freshly turned" (I'm assuming into a Kaldr) but when, how, and by whom? Jason has to recover from a heatstroke, when no heatstroke was ever mentioned. "Sanguines" are mentioned but not explained. No human should be able to hear or understand when the Kelda speaks, yet Jason does. (To be honest, I didn't understand a thing she said.) And Guy's mother had died, but how and when did Elliot get to take on a new partner? And why did he have such a problem with Guy being gay if he was gay?
Between the countless errors and the numerous questions I was plagued with, it was hard to get into this story, and it felt like it dragged on forever. And I never really got past the fact that they "met" on a dating app, went out to a bar and had sex that same night, then Jason "has to" move in about 3 days later, and by the end of the week they're running away together from this madness that was still halfway unexplained by the end of the book. And of course, they're in love within a couple of weeks. And why is there an epilogue if there are more books to follow?
The only thing that made the story hard for me to read is over the top descriptions. Don't get me wrong, they were absolutely stunning but were much more artistic than I would imagine a story like this warrants. Although some of the descriptions took me a little away from the story, I was able to get back into it without too much trouble.
A side note - this does end in a cliffhanger so of course I had to get the 2nd book because I NEED TO KNOW!!!! *goes off to read His Kiss of Darkness*
What did you love best about His Touch of Ice?
Honestly, the narration. I love the different voices and tones Leslie uses when conveying a story. I must say that the story itself is just different enough to be intriguing.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
I was very interested in the Kaldr and why Guy fled.
Jason's story, not so much.
Which character – as performed by Joel Leslie – was your favorite?
Amadeo, one of Guy's fathers.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, and I did.
Any additional comments?
There were a lot of holes in the story, many times when it didn't flow well from one chapter to the next. But Leslie still managed to capture my attention and hold it from start to finish. I really like stories where the vampire like race, the Kaldr or the cold ones, feed off something other than blood. Sexual energy is very powerful, and I love it when an author can bring that into the story and make it believable.
Jason has hit rock bottom, his savior turns out to be Guy, a guy that Jason never thought would be interested in him. But Guy has a secret, and that is discovered the night that they both run for thier lives. This story takes you on a Rollercoaster of emotion, and hidden agendas. A great suspense story.
I'd love to see the rest of his books on audio!!