Mask of the Swan

Mask of the Swan

by Terry Maggert

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ISBN-13: 9781539910527
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/19/2017
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Left-handed. Father of an apparent nudist. Husband to a half-Norwegian. Herder of cats and dogs. Lover of pie. I write books. I've had an unhealthy fascination with dragons since the age of-- well, for a while. Native Floridian. Current Tennessean. Location subject to change based on insurrection, upheaval, or availability of coffee. Ten books and counting, with no end in sight. You've been warned.

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Mask of the Swan 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
I had read book one, but the author did enough recapping without getting pedantic that one could start here, if necessary. Terrific, complex story line well developed. Characters are finely delineated and well explored.
AudiobookReviewer More than 1 year ago
This would be my first modern day vampire romance novel and truly, Dracula is the only other I have to compare it with. The Mask of the Swan: The Fearless is quite different from the old classic but as always I listened with an open mind. Rebecca Cook was a very good narrator and her variety of voices were surprisingly well done. Best of all, she did an excellent job on the male characters; it’s not often that women are able to do so. The production of this audiobook was fine, nothing fancy but good. Overall the story was well written and I thought it had a great twist or description of this hidden underworld. As I don’t know much about the vampire craze, succubus was new and the description available is a bit different than the characters in the story but in a nutshell, they suck the life out of both men and women even with just a touch and it keeps them looking youngish and beautiful rather than the evil looking creatures which they can turn into. There is adult language and sexual scenarios in the story some of which was unnecessary in my humble opinion. The main characters are: three immortal warriors (two beautiful women and a hunk of a man living together as a married trio) who make it their business to kill vamps, warlocks and a variety of evil creatures; two drop-dead gorgeous succubus, one is nearly as old as time, hates humans and is on a power-crazy rampage, while the other is her “daughter” who was turned 2,400 years ago, enjoys for the most part loving relationships with humans and wants to stop her evil “mother” from destroying the planet; and, the rather handsome, open-to-the-strange unknown priest. The supporting characters are many and varied ranging obviously from good to evil and again, I must give the narrator credit as she had only a few nearly unnoticeable voice falters in the wide variety of character changes she had to make. I’m sure vampire fans and romance readers will enjoy this easy listening audiobook as it’s got a little action, some lusty romance, a save-the-world plot and sinister characters. While writing this review, I saw the book cover for the first time and must say it is nice but I don’t understand the lone female approach, I would have used the three warriors. Audiobook provided for review by the author. Please find this complete review and many others at audiobookreviewer dot com [If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lex Allen for Readers' Favorite Having read book one of The Fearless series (The Forest Bull), I knew going in that Mask of the Swan would be an exceptional read. This expectation doubled as Ring, Waleska (Wally) and Risa continued their chosen mission of eliminating immortals from our world, and the elusive and exquisitely deadly succubus Elizabeth remains their primary target. Now, however, they are much closer, and the three partners and lovers have picked up some unexpected co-conspirators. No names here, as that could spoil the experience for new readers. The living characters (with an occasional reference to those deceased) from the first episode carry over into the second, but author Terry Maggert does an excellent job of interweaving past events and characterizations so that Mask of the Swan could easily stand on its own. Still, missing out on The Forest Bull would be a great loss to fans of this exciting series and masterful storyteller. Mr Maggert’s style of classy prose, back story and impeccably positioned sub-plot side trails are indicative of several notable bestselling authors. Unlike these authors, who sometimes develop a unique lexicon in their stories, Mr. Maggert uses the Standard English dictionary to raise the vocabulary bar for many, and even introduce some new words to the few. He sent me to the dictionary on at least four occasions while immersed in Mask of the Swan, for which I’m grateful. New words are always welcome in my vocabulary and with e-books, finding a particular word is quick and effortless. Knowing and using “big” words is one thing, but it takes a wordsmith extraordinaire to weave them into coherent sentences that are understood by readers of all levels without constantly visiting the dictionary.  Throughout The Fearless series, Mr. Maggert’s composition ability invaluably increases the reading experience. Based upon the living arrangement of Wally, Ring and Risa and several scenes of brutal and explicit death, I would not recommend this novel for YA readers. For the adult fan of horror tales, and those who simply love exceptionally well written novels, Mask of the Swan and the entire Fearless series is a must-read.
SBMorales More than 1 year ago
The trio is recovering from their near fatal fight with Elizabeth. Delphine is back asking for an alliance against her mother, Elizabeth. The trio has to learn to trust her at least to a point, but will she betray them again? I enjoyed the way Maggert wrote this. We get to see what our trio is doing while we also get a look at what Elizabeth is up to while both sides prepare to change forever. We learn a lot more about Delphine's past as well as Elizabeth's through letters sent from mother to child. I just loved all the mythology and theology in this one. Ring has new allies! A couple demi-gods and one hot priest! I can't wait to read the next book! I am hoping to see more of the new allies and anxious to find out where Maggert takes us next. 
NYM More than 1 year ago
Another great book in the Fearless series. Great characters, fantastic pacing. I love not only the protagonists, but the antagonists are well developed and fleshed out as well. If you like paranormal reads, I'd highly recommend this series.
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TracyG-1 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book from Redhead Book Services in exchange for an honest review. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by this book.  It was much better than the first book, The Forest Bull.  Ring, Wally, and Risa are back.  They’re back to stop Elizabeth’s attempt to take over Hell.  They get help from the most unlikely characters, a priest, a demigod, and a succubus.  I liked that we got a more in depth look at Delphine’s, the succubus, life.  I also liked getting more insight into Elizabeth and her actions.  However, it was difficult for me to keep all the characters straight because the story again seemed to bounce from place to place.  It was easier to follow than the first book, but it did still tend to bounce around.  Overall, this book was okay, and you’ll just have to read it yourself to decide if it’s right for you. 3-Bombs Reviewed by Tracy