Haven Lost

Written by Josh de Lioncourt ⎮ Narrated by Reay Kaplan

Haven Lost

Author: Josh de Lioncourt
Narrator: Reay Kaplan
Length: 16 hours and 26 minutes
Series: The Dragon's Brood Cycle, Book 1
Publisher: Draconis Entertainment
Released: Oct. 7, 2015
Genre: Fantasy

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Synopsis

Legends never die; they just go into hiding....

Sixteen-year-old Emily Haven, heroine of the girls' hockey team at Lindsey High, has spent her young life keeping two secrets: her rapidly deteriorating home life and the seemingly supernatural power that makes her a star on the ice. When she begins seeing visions of a lost and ragged boy reflected in mirrors and shop windows, a series of events unfolds that tears her from 21st-century Minneapolis and leaves her stranded in another world with horrors to rival those she has left behind. Lost amidst creatures of fantasy and legend, she's forced to confront the demons of both her past and future to unravel the riddle of the mysterious boy and embark upon a journey to uncover long forgotten histories and the dark, cloaked figure in the shadows behind them all. Caught between opposing forces of a war she doesn't understand, Emily must find new strength within herself and, above all, the will to remember her friends.

This audiobook was provided by its author, Josh de Lioncourt, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thanks, Josh!

Alyssa's Review

4.75 Stars

First let me start by saying, when I decided to read Haven Lost, I wasn’t sure how much I would actually enjoy this book. I usually crave the element of romance, but the only thing that can still satisfy me when there is no romance is adventure and this audiobook is full of adventure. I am so glad I took the chance listening to this book.

Now to the good stuff. The author, Josh de Lioncourt, did an amazing job writing this story. This story drew me in right away. I felt Emily’s confusion, angst, and pain from the beginning. As the book progressed, I feel that I grew along with Emily and the other characters. Lioncourt was able to keep me engaged in the adventure from beginning to end. The descriptions given truly brought my imagination to life. It was truly amazing!

The narrator, Reay Kaplan, also did an amazing job! Honestly, a story can have great imagery, however without the right voice even that can fall flat. Plus, as I stated earlier, I felt the emotion vividly throughout the story and that is certainly in part due to our amazing narrator. I can’t wait to listen to more books narrated by Kaplan. Truly a job well done.

Overall the production side of this audiobook seemed to have gone well. I think there was one hiccup that occurred and that was towards the beginning and truly wasn’t a big deal. I also forgot about it. I seriously couldn’t tell you at what point it was in the story now because the story itself was just that good.

If you have any question if you should read this book, I’d say heck yeah! You won’t be disappointed. It will take you on an adventure you won’t want to leave, and you will be so ready to experience the second installment. Much like I am now. I seriously hated for it to end and can’t wait to dive in to Haven Divided! I need more time with Emily and the rest of the gang.

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