love this author and her fantastic world.
Another great installment in the Valkyrie Bestiary series. Plenty of action, amazing characters and thrilling storyline.
An Adventure Fraught with Treachery, Mystery, and Skulduggery!
Kim McDougall is still a new-to-me author but I’m really enjoyed these action-packed urban fantasy stories. The future world that she has created is a rich, fantastical tapestry that still feels real and believable. I enjoyed Kim’s pacing in this story and the revelations were delightfully unexpected. The humour in her stories are always fantastic; feeling natural and well-timed. Kim had me smiling and chuckling out loud quite a few times.
Kyra Greene ticked my boxes – a heroine capable to kick arse with a heart of gold.
As our protagonist, Kyra exhibited many of the personality traits that I love. She’s intelligent, has integrity and will fight against injustice. I loved seeing how she dealt with the challenges that sprung to confront her in these stories. Kyra loves expanding her knowledge about the creatures that now inhabit the world and uses her skills to deal with them humanely. I love that she writes a blog – Valkyrie Bestiary – and shares her knowledge and experiences throughout these stories. Kyra has captured my heart and I’m looking forward to listening to more of her adventures.
But it’s not just about Kyra, there’s a varied selection of characters to entertain and connect to.
I loved the personalities that Kim created for each one of the characters in this story. There are fae, brownies, vampires, and so many fantastical species that I wouldn’t know where to begin! We get to know Mason and the other gargoyles a bit more during this adventure. Lyra’s managerie is ever expanding and we’re introduced to more of the human population within the Montreal Ward.
Hollie Jackson is one of my favourite narrators.
Hollie did a great job pulling me into this story. The pace she read felt right to me and the emotions and inflexions she used throughout heightened my enjoyment. Hollie’s performance brought Kyra and the other characters to life. She has a wealth of accents and voices; she creates just the right one for each character she reads. I never felt lost when multiple characters were in conversation. Hollie transported me into each and every scene in these stories.
Dervishes Don’t Dance is a fantastic audiobook.
Kim’s written another tale that is a great example of a character-led urban fantasy story. Our protagonist’s journey aside, who couldn’t be won over by Jacoby’s growing bravery or the insights Angus reveals. I’m also looking forward to learning more about Errol. I’ve already downloaded audiobook 3 – Hellhounds Don’t Heel. I need to listen to the next adventure and find out what Kyra encounters next.
This is another brilliant book form Kim McDougall. We learn more about Kyra and her wonderful rescue family The story is great and the characters quirky. The narration is excellent, I am off to read the next book.