KAREN MARIE MONING graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor s degree in Society & Law. Her novels, which have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, have won numerous awards, including the prestigious RITA Award.
This fifth and final entry in Moning's New York Times best-selling urban paranormal "Fever" series-the entirety of which is also available from Brilliance Audio-leaves just enough loose ends to suggest more will eventually come from this universe. -MacKayla Lane manages to avenge her sister's murder and acquire and control the Sinsar Dubh, a book of dark magic containing the power to create and destroy worlds, but she is still unfulfilled. The only thing that will satisfy her is Jericho Barrons. Narrator Paul Gigante serves up a luscious Jericho with a smooth, urbane, and slightly disdainful voice that hides the barely civilized man; his repertoire for characters of the same nationality, however, is limited. Natalie Ross exhibits a wider vocal net, capturing Rowena's hurtful nature, Dani's teenaged exuberance, and the depth of Mac's feelings in a way that makes it easy to differentiate among the characters. There is some graphic sex toward the end, though most listeners will welcome the release of the sexual tension. A richly satisfying listen recommended as a necessary acquisition to completing the series. [Contains selections from the soundtrack Shadowsong; see Prepub Exploded, BookSmack! 7/1/10; film rights to the series have been optioned by Twentieth Century Fox/New Regency Productions.-Ed.]-Jodi L. Israel, MLS, Salt Lake City (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.