I. Could. Not. Stop. Listening. I really loved this and I still can't believe this is available on KU, for a read & listen even. Thank you, Amy Harmon, for writing such a heartbreakingly beautiful story.
Let me start off with saying that the narration by Rob Shapiro was fantastic. When I first started listening, I didn't believe that he would do the book justice, I mean, after all, this is Amy Harmon. He not only won me over but he did it fairly early on. I always knew whose head I was in within seconds of the changeovers. Bravo.
As the story unfolds it transports you to another time, another world with curses, blood runes, corrupt kings, keepers, and love...so much love. And characters that you will love like Bayr, Alba, Dagmar, and Ghost. I know I loved them. There is a video on Youtube of a review that explains the intricacies of the world in this perfectly and I totally suggest watching it before you read it.
All I can say is read it. Or listen to it. Just consume it.
Narration Performance⇢ 5/5
The Feels⇢ 5+/5
Theme or Tone⇢ 5/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇢ 5/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇢ 5+/5
Ending⇢ 5/5 Cliffhanger⇢ Not really...
Book Cover⇢ Love the dark wood with the barely discernable artwork or rune.