Monday, January 28, 2013

Audio Book: Silver-Tongued Devil by Jaye Wells


Now that the threat of war has passed, Sabina Kane is ready to focus on the future. Her relationship with Adam Lazarus is getting stronger and she's helping her sister, Maisie, overcome the trauma of her captivity in New Orleans. Even Giguhl is managing to stay out of trouble thanks to the arrival of Pussy Willow and his new roller derby team. But as much as Sabina wants to feel hopeful about the future, part of her doesn't trust that peace is possible.

Her suspicions are confirmed when a string of sadistic murders threaten to stall treaty negotiations between the mages and the vampires. Sabina pitches in to find the killer, but her investigation soon leads her down dark paths that have her questioning everyone she thought she could trust. And the closer she gets to the killer, the more Sabina begins to suspect this is one foe she may not be able to kill.

Silver-Tongued Devil by Jaye Wells
5 out of 5

Welcome to the saddest book in the whole series (maybe the saddest book I’ve read all year).  So many deaths, fights, betrayals, heartbreaks, secrets, lies, and all of it being laid in the open to the point where you wonder what will be revealed next, and how people will react to it. 

Poor, poor Sabina.  So much has happened to her in this series.  She has lost friends, watched her sister be traumatized, and in some ways, she has lost who she actually is.  She is trying to discover who she is: Mage or vampire; lover or fighter; the Chosen One or the Cursed One.  The emotional struggles that she is going through are almost more the point of this book, more focused on than trying to succeed at getting a peace treaty signed.

Giguhl gets to show off his wiser and more emotional side.  He encourages and gives great advice to Sabina.  He also gives some wise wisdom to Pussy Willows (who you want to give shaken baby syndrome because you are wishing someone would knock some sense into her!).  I think I like this side of him… It is deep.

We finally truly get to meet Cain in this book.  In the previous books we get some hint, a faint ghost of the Father of the Vampires.  But when it comes down to it, we have no real understanding on how evil and twisted he is.  In this book, we definitely find it out. 

It was pretty cool to learn more about the mage and the vampire mythology and how the mage and vampire mythology corresponds with other societies’ mythology and the better known Biblical stories.  Definitely pretty cool.

I truly did not see who the murderer was until it was too late.  I mean, I swore it was someone else, NOT who it was. 

I thought it was appropriate that there was some mysteries left that will (hopefully) be answered in the last book.  Who is Able?  What did Cain do to Sabina’s mother and father?   And there are quite a few more questions. 

Overall, this is a good book, though it is definitely depressing.  I look forward to reading the last book in hopes of some happy resolutions. 
Definitely recommend. 

Happy Reading!


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