Night Season by Eileen Wilks
Cynna and Cullen are tricked into going to another world to help save that world and find Cynna’s father. This story focuses on Cynna and Cullen instead of Rule and Lilly, and mostly takes place in a fantasy-like world. The story is pretty good, though the ending came up suddenly. I’m still enjoying the GraphicAudio format!
Publisher’s Description: Pregnancy has turned FBI Agent Cynna Weaver’s whole life upside down. Lupus sorcerer Cullen Seabourne is thrilled to be a father, but what does Cynna know about kids? Her mother was a drunk and her father abandoned his family. Or so she’s always believed…
As Cynna is trying to wrap her head around this problem, a new one pops up in the form of a delegation from another realm. They want to take Cynna and Cullen back with them- to meet her long-lost father and find a mysterious medallion. But when these two born cynics land in a world where magic is common-place and night never ends, their only way home lies in tracking down the missing medallion- one also sought by powerful beings who will do anything to claim it.
Possible spoilers beyond this point.
As many of you know, I’m making my way through the World of the Lupi series by Eileen Wilks in the GraphicAudio.net format. I know there are some vast differences of opinion about full-cast audios in the audiobook listening world, but I have to say, I love it. I haven’t experienced many other audios like this, however, so I may be spoiled – GraphicAudio.net does a really good job with voices and sound effects, and I don’t know if the quality is typical or not.
I’m getting less perturbed by the romantic elements of the Lupi books. I’m not sure if that’s because they are getting toned down with each progressive book or because I’m just getting inured. I like that this series is a mix of urban fantasy and straight-up fantasy; most of this novel takes place in a more traditional fantasy world, but the language and sensibilities are still modern. Wilks’ world is very complex; if you have trouble keeping up with places, characters, and relationships, you may struggle with this series. But it makes it rich, too, with one-book adventures as well as series-spanning development. That richness intrigues me because you are actually living a life with these characters, not just visiting for a short time.
I’m hooked on this series now, particularly in this format. Cynna and Cullen, Lily and Rule, Gan, the dragons, Grandmother, are all friends now. I’m looking forward to seeing what they get up to next.
My other reviews in this series:
- “The New Kid” prequel short story
- “Originally Human” Book 0.5
- Tempting Danger Book 1
- Mortal Danger Book 2
- Bloodlines Book 3
If you like this book…
You might try the Otherworld series by Kelly Armstrong. Armstrong is the only other author I can think of right now that writes stories in a complex world of many interrelated characters and whose narrator changes with the stories.