|I liked a lot of things about this book. I truly did. And the narration is sheer perfection!|
THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING BY KRISTEN ASHLEY
From the unparalleled imagination of New York Times best-selling author Kristen Ashley comes an enchanting new audio-first fantasy romance series that will sweep you away!
Once upon a time, in a parallel universe, there existed the continent of Triton. The land was filled with beauty, but it was also splintered by war. Out of the chaos grew a conspiracy to reawaken the Beast, a fearsome creature who wrought only tragedy and devastation. The only way to stop him was to fulfill an ancient prophecy: Triton’s four strongest warriors must wed its four most powerful witches, binding all nations together and finally bringing peace to the land.
This is the story of their unions: the quiet maiden Silence and the savage king Mars. The cold warrior Cassius and the fiery witch Elena. The steadfast soldier True and the banished beauty Farah. And the pirate king Aramus and the mysterious queen Ha-Lah. Their unions will not be easy, but each couple must succeed, for the fate of their world is at stake….
Okay, there’s a lot going on here. A LOT! So my thoughts are a bit jumbled at the moment.
I liked a lot of things about this book. I truly did. And the narration is sheer perfection! Like legit, one of the best productions I have listened too. I just couldn’t keep up with all the characters. I had to pay super close attention and rewind quite a bit until I learned everyone and their partner. 🙈🙈
The opening scene was eye opening! I’m still sitting here going over a few of the scenes, like WHAT IS HAPPENING AND DO I LIKE IT?
Ultimately, the story was what I look for in a new series. It caught my attention and held it. I was completely engrossed by the end and cursed everything when it was over. So there’s that.
Here’s what I loved:
It’s true! This is in the same universe as the Fantasyland series. So yayyyyyy!
The couples are the bomb! Exactly what we’ve come to know and love from this author. Alpha men, strong women. I love so many of the characters and the partnerships. The men are sexy and strong. The women are surely going to give them a run for their money. And I am here for it.
I’m reserving judgment on the overall storyline since this a true series. Bits and pieces of it were a bit too much for me. But I’m certain it’s personal preference.
Ultimately this lands somewhere between 3 – 4 stars for me. The biggest reasons for star deductions are the number of characters and my general confusion at this point in the storyline. I’m certain that will change as I continue with the series.