Brief As Lightning by M.L. Hamilton
Narrator: Kelley Hazen
Series: The Avery Nolan Adventure Series #3
Published by Self Published / Indie on 12 June 2018
Length: 8 hours 4 minutes
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Source: Narrator, Submitted
Avery Nolan promised six-year-old Bay one thing - she’d bring his father home to him. That, however, was harder to accomplish than she’d thought. When Bay is abducted by his grandfather and taken to the Greensward, Avery now has two people depending on her, but she’s unable to find a way into the illusive land and no one seems able to help.
Until a visit to her mother provides her with a cryptic message, “Find the rainbow people.” Avery has no idea what this means, but ICE agent Graham Braddock does and he thinks he may have found a portal into the Greensward.
Except nothing is ever that easy.
Taeseus, the Lord of the Frostfell, is not a man to take lightly. And then there’s Avery’s father. As Taeseus warns, “I am a tame house-cat compared to your father. You’d do well to understand that when you threaten to unleash a dragon such as he.”
At this point, Avery doesn’t care. She’s about to unleash the dragon.
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Avery Nolan’s adventure to recover her lover and his son continues in this book as her and ICE special agent Graham Braddock. They know they must find a portal into the Greensward and rescue both Duncan and Bay from Taeseus, Lord of the Frostfell. After her mother provides her with a clue, both Braddock and Avery set off into the wild unknown in the dead of winter! Avery tangles with Taeseus where she’s ready to unleash the dragon.
There’s a love triangle of sorts – Braddock is falling for Avery, but Avery can only see Duncan. Bay breaks her heart when she sees how frightened he is of his grandfather, stoking the anger Avery barely holds in check. I feel for Braddock, especially after his decision.
The rainbow people are a hoot and one only has to wonder (ok, not really) what was in the water from Greensward that Avery gives the old dog and grandfather.
The story continues to move at a steady pace, new adventures each time for Avery, Braddock, Duncan and Bay. While each book has moved us closer to meeting Avery’s father … and we actually do this time …I cannot wait to see who wins the test of wills … father or daughter! My money is on Avery – there’s nothing more vicious than an angry woman who is protecting her home and family!
Well written, the plot moves forward in a satisfying manner. We’re given new insights into Braddock, the rainbow people, Duncan and the sisters! The characters are growing and changing with each book providing more comfortable and stronger connections. I cannot wait to see what Avery will be like once she comes fully into her own powers.
The dialog is realistic and smooth, including the aunts getting a cell phone! There are moments where laughter cannot be held back, there are times where the tears could flow easily and there are nail-biting, lip chewing times as well.
M.L. Hamilton has created a world that is both fascinating and riveting. Her narrator, Kelley Hazen once again performs the audio expertly and with a finesse that makes the listener fall into the story completely. She sounds just like I expect Avery Nolan would sound like if she were real. I cannot wait for the next book!
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