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Monday, December 9, 2013

Audiobook Review: The Endless Knight by Kreley Cole


Title: The Endless Knight
Author: Kreley Cole
Series: The Arcana Chronicles, book 2
Narrated by: Emma Galvin
Genre: YA
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audiobook
“Evie has her full powers as the Tarot Empress, and Jack was there to see it all. Teens reincarnated as the Tarot are in the throes of an epic battle for mankind. She must trust new allies against other Arcana, Bagmen zombies, post-apocalyptic storms, and cannibals. But she's also drawn to Death, the Endless Knight, who shares history with the Empress. She can't remember; he can't forget.”
The Endless Knight is the second book in The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole. Emma Galvin narrates this audiobook.

First let me tell you that The Endless Knight shouldn’t be read as a stand alone, to get the full effect of the story you need to read Poison Princess first.

Evie and her gang are in a difficult place, on one side they have zombies following them and on the other are the cannibals, to add to that they don’t have food and are getting weak by the hour. But that should be the least of their worries; Death is closing up and would not give up until he gets his hands on Evie.
Evie doesn’t know what to think of Death, he was supposed to be a heartless immortal without morals or feelings, but now that she’s spending sometime with him she realizes she was very wrong. It’s truth that he hates her, but when she learns the reason of his distrusts towards her she doesn’t have any other option but understand him.
Even though Evie has a connection with Death, Jackson is always on the back of her mind and the time has come to make a drastic decision, one that can make a difference between life and death. 

Evie is learning more about her powers, she is also working in accepting what she can do and what others see in her, especially how Jackson now see her. I can’t say more about this without giving spoilers away.

For Jackson was really hard to see Evie at her full power and coming to terms with what she is and what she can do hasn’t been easy. He knows he needs to leave it or take it and with that everything that comes with being with The Empress.

Selena, Finn, and Matthew are also present in this installment, they have formed an alliance of sorts with Evie and for the moment they are happy to continue their adventures together.

In this installment we are introduce to new characters, from them the ones that stand out are Lark, Mistress of Fauna and Ogen, The Devil. With Lark even though we want to like her we don’t know if she is friend or foe. Ogen as his card says he’s The Devil and we know we can’t trust him, he’s the desecrator and given the chance he will kill anything of his path.

Last but not least we have Death. Death is a very complex character. It’s very easy to think the worst of him just knowing what he represents, but he’s much more than Death, Death is just the card he was dealt with; that doesn’t mean he’s one of the bad ones. I’m also not telling he’s good, I’m just telling he’s much more and we get to see the real him in The Endless Knight. After seeing the real Death and learning about everything that he has gone through for many, many years it was impossible for me not to like him.

Kresley Cole has created a very imaginative world in this post apocalyptic series. Tarot cards come to life to have a final battle in the world, a battle that will define the future of a world plagued with zombies, cannibals and extreme weather conditions.

The Endless Knight is a dark, emotional, and highly entertaining book. One full of surprises from beginning to end and talking about ends… that freaking end!! Yes, a cliffhanger, now I need to wait months to the release of next book in this, which is scheduled to be release on October 2014.

The Endless Knight is categorized in the YA genre, but I wouldn’t recommend it to very young teenagers due to sexual content.

I listened to the audiobook of The Endless Knight and as I previously said it was narrated by Emma Galvin.
Mrs. Galvin does a good job bringing to life the characters, but if I’m honest I’m sad to say that I missed having two narrators, like it was the case with Poison Princess audiobook (first book). 

My Book Verdict: 5 Paws
My Narrator Verdict: 4 ½ Paws

Other books in the series
Poison Princess
The Endless Knight

Other reviews Goodreads


2 comments:

  1. I need to read book 1! The library does have it

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  2. YES! Another fantastic listen :)
    Wonderful review Marcela, I also missed having 2 narrators. IMO all fiction audiobooks should have more than one narrator.

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