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House of Earth and Blood

The Crescent City, Book 1
Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
Length: 27 hrs and 50 mins
5 out of 5 stars (296 ratings)

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Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. Every night is a party and Bryce is going to savour all the pleasures Lunathion - also known as Crescent City - has to offer. But then a brutal murder shakes the very foundations of the city, and brings Bryce's world crashing down.

Two years later, Bryce still haunts the city's most notorious nightclubs - but seeking only oblivion now. Then the murderer attacks again. And when an infamous Fallen angel, Hunt Athalar, is assigned to watch her every footstep, Bryce knows she can't forget any longer.

As Bryce and Hunt fight to unravel the mystery, and their own dark pasts, the threads they tug ripple through the underbelly of the city, across warring continents and down to the deepest levels of Hel, where things that have been sleeping for millennia are beginning to stir.... 

With unforgettable characters and suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by No.1 New York Times best-selling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom - and the power of love.

©2020 Sarah Wasserman (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Did not disappoint

I wasn’t sure what I expected of this book, and I was slightly concerned as this was my first Sarah j Maas book that I’ve ‘read’ via audiobook. The story itself was really good, the magic fantasy world blended with a modern city setting was crafted expertly and there were more than enough twists and turns to keep me hooked, and I wasn’t able to predict any of the major plot twists. I’m also happy to say that this was one of the best narrations I’ve ever heard, listening to this book was an absolute joy!

Highly recommend!

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A brilliant new series for Maasians

Absolutely loved it. I loved that it was the same narrator as the Throne of Glass series too. cannot wait for book 2. the mystery had me hooked and the last third of the book had me on the edge of my seat.

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She’s done it again

I was captivated. Sarah J. Maas creates such immersive worlds and fascinating characters, with Bryce being no exception. Can not wait to see where this story goes next!

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Love this book! very enjoyable to listen to

SJM and Elizabeth did it again👏 I love this book! I thoroughly enjoyed it...cannot wait for the nexr one. please do not let us wait too long🥰

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Well Worth The Listening

I was pleasantly surprised that Elizabeth Evans has returned to read this book, brought back some nostalgia of TOG.

That being said, this book is vastly different and to be honest, took a little bit for me to get into as my first urban fantasy. Once I delved into the story, however, I was hooked.

Can’t wait for the next one!

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Incredible fantasy - Couldn't stop listening!

WOW! Modern style fantasy with all SJM's incredible flair. I was on edge. Loved this change of pace. Elizabeth Evans is truly the best narrator, her enthusiasm given to each character is incredible.

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Exceeded high expectations!

Sarah J Maas has quickly become my favourite author. Her ability to build such an incredible story and later it with so many plot twists is truly impressive. House of Earth and Blood had me on my toes the whole book, when I thought I had it figured out she threw another curve ball - I truly felt as if I was living the story. It was the perfect mix of fantasy, romance and drama. I became so attached to the characters I’ll admit I did shed a tear or two. I had the pleasure of listening to this as an audiobook and the performance by Elizabeth Evans is exceptional! Would highly recommend House of Earth and Blood, cannot wait for the sequel!

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Finally à dark fantasy for adults!

If you love A Court of Thorns and Roses you will love this. Though I realised in many ways similar in tragectory of the main character. It's so nice to have my favourite author realise that it's primarily adults reading her books. A fun, modern murder mystery with all our favourite elements--Fae, wolves, angels etc. It's dark and gritty, the sex is hot, the blood and gore- even the fact that the main character isn't 18 is wonderful to me.
I also enjoyed that the characters only made irritating decisions within their character arc, none of the behaviours were frustrating as they were all within the perveiw of their personalities.

I'm definately excited to read the next one.

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Amazing book

Sarah does it again, another wonderful story that I couldn’t stop listening to. Thoroughly immersive and entertaining.

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Great start to a series

Having read the Throne of Glass series I was intrigued by the concept of this fantasy set in a very modern world. There was a lot of information to process in the beginning which left me a little confused at times, but once I became familiar with the terminology etc. I started to really enjoy the world building. I liked the main suite of characters and once the plot thickened I could hardly put my headphones down. The narrator was good too, not too over the top. The book set up a lot of interesting points for the rest of the series so I’m looking forward to reading more about this world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-03-2020

Brilliant!

None comes close to this masterpiece! Sarah 's best work yet! I am so sad that i finished it. It will be hard to read something as good as this again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-03-2020

Another 5 star read for Sarah J. Maas

I have read all SJ Maas books and I think this one is the best! I love the characters and the story was captivating. Thank you for sharing your stories SJ Maas.

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  • Louise Montgomery
  • 06-05-2020

Another outstanding book! I cannot wait for the next book!

Sarah J Maas is just unstoppable! I have never read an author like her! Every series gets better and better!

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  • Barbara Huysmans
  • 10-04-2020

brillant

loved it
can not wait for more
loved the story love the Author love the audiable

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  • Bob
  • 20-03-2020

Amazingly boring, some technical isdued

Elizabeth Evans does a decent read. A few times I had difficulty separating voices. On occasion there seemed to be some muffled narration. Maybe it was technical.

The story is a kind of fantasy chicklit. Girlfriends discussing boyfriends and going clubbing. Sex in the City with werewolf and fairy. This is the start and set up for the book. Unfortunately it went on too long. So that when the supposedly adventurous part starts I didn't care.

The fights and damage scenes are graphic but unengaging. The emotions feel like distanced. The result was a book that's despite great detail and some gory action was boring.

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  • Doublespeedson
  • 09-03-2020

Sarah j mass fans will love this.

The first part is quite hard going. Lots of information is thrown at you. But give it a chance, it is worth persevering. Looking forward to the next one

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  • sara arkell
  • 09-03-2020

Love sarah j mass

So I love all Sarah j mass books ,
This is another great one loads of action romance and a fab story that leads to more to come,
Although now I’m sad as gotta wait for her to write the next one!!!!!!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-04-2020

Disappointing

I usually love Maas’ books but this one was a total let down. Any dialogue between the characters was irritating and too eye roll-y.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-03-2020

2/3

2/3 into the book it just got more a more eventful, you literally couldn’t stop reading without being left wondering what was gonna happen next. If your eyes do not water even a little bit then you might be heartless.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-05-2020

I've never in my life wanted a book to finish!

If you're ready for an emotional rollercoaster then this is the book. I couldn't stop listening to it, took every and any opportunity to listen! Honestly wish it didn't end or even a sequel would be amazing!!

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  • Kathryn
  • 18-05-2020

Incredible!

Yet again Sarah J. Maas has done it!
A beautiful book with all the feels!
It’s a long book which means you can really get the feel of every character, I cannot wait for book 2 ❤️

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  • Pen Name
  • 14-05-2020

interesting

great story and narration. just wanted to know what was going to happen next as it kept me gripped.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-05-2020

incredible

what a amazing story, epic battle narrator was amazing. I cant wait for second book.


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  • Heather Johnston
  • 11-05-2020

Loved it!

I could hardly stop listening - I really enjoyed the story and thought the narration was excellent!