Narrator: Xe Sands
Running Time: 11 hours 16 minutes
They are called the Demons, one of the elusive Nightwalker races living in shadow and struggling for survival against their human enemies. Their proudest warrior is Elijah, a man who bends for nothing and no one…until one woman brings him to his knees…
Some Feelings You Just Can’t Fight
He is known as the Warrior Captain–a master of every weapon, a fierce soldier sworn to protect his kind. Powerful, relentless, merciless, Elijah has always won every battle he’s ever taken on–until now. Ambushed by necromancers, he is left for dead only to be discovered by the woman who could very well deliver the final blow…Siena, the Lycanthrope Queen.
With three centuries of warring, little more than a decade of uneasy peace has existed between the Lycanthropes and Elijah’s people. Now, after a lifetime of suspicion, the warrior in Elijah is consumed with a different battle–winning Siena’s heart by giving her pleasure beyond all boundaries. What starts as attraction and arousal soon burns into a passion with consequences that will echo through the ages for both their people. And as would-be enemies become inseparable lovers, another threat approaches, one with the power to destroy them all…
Surrender to the night.
This audiobook was a total guilty pleasure for me. I normally have all my listening scheduled out for a month in advance between my commute to work and my work listening, but towards the end of the month I realized that I had finished all the stuff that I had planned on listening to, so I went rooting through my files and found Elijah. I had previously read the first two books in the series, but picked this one up in audiobook format after heading goodreads friends rave about Xe’s narration. The first thing that I learnt was that I was totally saying the narrators name wrong 😉 (Sorry Xe!). The second thing I learnt – OMG, I will totally be picking up more books narrated by her in the future.
In the previous two books, we had seen Elijah in the background – he was the guy essentially in charge of the military of the Nightwalkers – the guy that everyone would want on their side if they were to go into battle. And yet, there was something about him that made me want to know more – it was like he was scared to love…and then you met Sienna – she has previously appeared in Gideon’s book, and was the Queen of the Lycanthrope’s – she seemed very cold and honestly, I wasn’t sure if Ms Frank was going to be able to pull her off as a character that I could connect with, but wow did she ever. I was immediately sucked into their story and really didn’t want to take any breaks while I was listening because I was so caught up in what was going on.
I don’t know if it was the story, or the narration that made it for me. From previous experience with the author, I know that she can weave a tale that will suck you in, but when combined with Xe Sand’s narration – I was doomed (to not get any work done because I was soo absorbed in the story). I loved the various accents that were used, especially Sierra’s Russian-esque one and Elijah’s just made me go weak-kneed (thankfully, I was sitting down while I was listening). I highly recommend people who like Paranormal romance listen to this audiobook and I can’t wait to get my hands on the other ones in the series, or other books that Ms Sands has narratored. I think this is where I get to yell, give me more please! lol