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Echoes in the Dark (Summoning Series #5)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2009

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    Good ending to an OK series

    Robin D Owens has an awesome series in her Celta series, but this series was simply ok...once you read the first book you knew the basic plotline and the end was no different from the beginning; the only difference, the series concluded in Echoes in the Dark. Not a book or series I'll keep in my permanent library.

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  • Posted June 12, 2009

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    Great ending to a great series

    The planet is dying, slowly being drained by an alien Dark, and only one last, desperate plan can save it.
    Deep in another dimension, a disillusioned young singer is summoned as Lladrana's last hope. Uncertain of her future, unaware of her extraordinary magical talent, Jikata will be the sixth and final outsider-Exotique-to step through a dangerous portal of prophecy and magic. Survival will require her to forge closer friendships than she has ever known. The price of those bonds will threaten the very fate of Lladrana: a world where music holds the key to an ancient mystery-and six women will wage the ultimate battle against the forces of Dark.


    This was one of my favorite series! Loved the six Exotiques - ordinary women who became extraordinary in their fight to save their adopted homeworld.

    I sort of wish that Raine had her own book and didn't have to share with Jikata, but that was my only quibble with this story. Both of these women were strong and resourceful, although very different. Of the two, I liked Raine's story better and felt that she was the more sympathetic character.

    And I got a kick out of seeing the other Exotiques again! They're like old friends at this point. I think Alexa is my favorite, and not just because of her name! :)

    As the last of the series, this was focused more on the final battle with the Dark as opposed to building a romantic relationship between the Exotique and a Llandran male. Still a satisfying story though, and a great ending! I highly recommend this whole series! Sad to see these ladies go....

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

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    An interesting conclusion to the series, although it is somewhat disappointing in its brevity.

    I am not typically one for reading romance novels, however I began this series on a challenge from a friend and was pleasently surprised at how good the story is.

    Robin writes a beautiful tale in these books and they are well worth reading. This last book brings an interesting conclusion to the series, although it is somewhat disappointing in its brevity.

    Combining the stories for the two individuls summoned for the Shipmasters and the Singer into a single book allowed for this volume to reach about the same length of the previous volumes, however it is a little chaotic in the method used to enact that combination, and the final battle against the Dark feels a bit rushed but fits with the pacing of the attack.

    Alexa, Mirian, Calli, Bri, Raine and Jikata are all unique enough to deserve their own Exotic volume in the series, but as it stands it is still a very good tale. Now these books have permanent residence in my book collection and I look forward to seeing what else Robin has to offer.

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