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Elizabeth Cage, Book 2
Written by: Jodi Taylor
Narrated by: Julie Teal
Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The second novel in the new, gripping supernatural thriller series from international best-selling author Jodi Taylor.

From the frying pan into the fire....

Betrayed, terrified and alone, Elizabeth Cage has fled her home. With no plan and no friends, she arrives at the picturesque village of Greyston and finds herself involved in an ages-old ceremony that will end in death.

And that might be the least of her problems - the Sorensen Institute would very much like to know her whereabouts. And Michael Jones is still out there, somewhere, she hopes. No matter how far and how fast she can run, trouble will always find Elizabeth Cage.

©2018 Jodi Taylor (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Trying to be Alice in Wonderland?

Nope, don't like it. Too much of Cage wandering and wondering and getting into ever more unrelated and unlikely situations. The first book seemed headed towards something that I thought would be further explored in the second. The beginning of this seemed good, until it became clear that it would not explore Cage's 'ability', nor did the second adventure, and then she started telling about her dreams. The last thing I need in a fantasy, or any book, really, is a breakdown of a dream that someone had... that is why I am reading the book.
Then there is the narrator change. My 3 stars for the "Performance" does not reflect on Ms. Teal, but on the choice of Ms. Teal to replace Ms. Scarfe. Ms. Teal is a brilliant narrator, whom I would love to hear read many books, and I will so explore. However, Ms. Scarfe had done such a fantastic job with E.Cage in the first, that it is a travesty to take her away, or at least not choose someone who sounds similar to her. I agree with other reviewers that Ms. Teal makes Cage sound like a pension aged woman, as opposed to the younger woman she is. That being said, once the the plot changed into... I don't know what it became... I did not mind Ms. Teal's voice as much, because it was no longer the Elizabeth Cage from book one, but an absurd fantasy book, that I'd mostly lost interest in except for Ms. Teal's telling. When 'the dream' started, I had to shut it off. I hate listening to other people's dreams, particularly in a book that might all be a dream. I haven't decided if I'll finish it.
That being said, the St. Mary's Series is brilliant and should never end. And I think a re-imagining of this book could lead to a better sequel for White Silence, which it deserves.
... I have finished it. And enjoyed it enough in the end... NOT as a sequel to White Light, but as a stand-alone.

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  • Mary Catherine
  • 2018-10-27

A break from reality

I enjoy Jodi Taylor's books, and have listened to all of the St. Mary's series. I am glad I started this new series. This book has little to do with reality, and I read to get away for just a bit. I like the characters and the setting a lot and I never knew where the story was going - by turns, it can be calm home life, with a bit scary, a little funny, or a lot dangerous. The only little thing that bothered me was the change in readers. It did take a while to get used to a different voice, but I finally accepted it. I do get whiny when different readers are used for a series, but that is just my preference to stay with a good thing. When there is a good reader for a character, and then it changes to someone different, it takes me out of the story for a while until I get used to the change. I did like the calmer presentation of the first reader more, and even considered buying the Kindle edition instead, but listening turned out OK. I told you I get whiny when a series changes readers.

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  • Candace
  • 2018-11-07

Narrator should not have been changed!

The book was written well and the story was great. I did not care for the narrator. Elizabeth is a younger girl and I felt the new narrator aged her and she wasn't as good as Kate Scarfe.

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  • S. Kouba
  • 2019-01-27

Couldn't get pst the narrator

Not the same narrator from book 1 :( If they go back I will try again

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  • Mia
  • 2019-01-11

Narrator-sigh

Love Jodi Taylor books. But this one is the first one that I didn't care for the narrator. Nice voice but can not to different people.

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  • Heidi S
  • 2018-12-17

Gotta Read the 2nd to get the 1st

Gotta read the 2nd book to get the 1st book. If you hang in there, it may be worth it.

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  • Kyle Boyd
  • 2018-10-30

Wonderful Sequel

I absolutely LOVED this book! I liked it even more than the first! Jodi Taylor’s writing is so engaging and I cannot wait for the next book in this series! Also note that while the narrator is different from the first book - I thought she did an excellent job!

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  • Colonelswife
  • 2018-10-26

Love love love it !

Jodi Taylor never disappoints !
Highly recommend this book. And if you haven’t yet read “The Chronicles of St. Mary’s” series , you must !!

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  • J A Darby
  • 2018-10-25

listened to audio book - excellent as usual.

Picked right up from book one and just took off on it's own. Don't know where Ms Taylor gets her ideas, but would like a share. Julie Teal was excellent. Highly recommend this book and every other book written by Jodi Taylor.

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  • Barbara Blanks aka StFlossie
  • 2019-09-03

Endless repetition

How can Jodi Taylor write such a good book in one series and such horrible ones in another. I skipped through Book 1, the title of which I've already forgotten, so I don't why why I bothered to try Dark Light. I wound up skipping through it, too. Jodi can't say one thing without saying it again immediately at least two other ways....and then repeats what she just repeatedly repeated again a few lines further on. My god woman, just get on with the story. Disappointing.

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  • Sherri
  • 2019-08-02

Growing Pains

Yanno, I get it. I get that one gets invested in a narrator for a character, and when (if) the narrator is changed it does change the "feel" of the character. But... With this change, I got it. For me, it worked because the character is growing, learning, becoming. She is not the same naive, blah, humdrum house wife as in book 1. Now, whether the change to a more adult sounding narrator was intentional in character development, well, I haven't a clue - but it worked for me.
And a good part of this book was about growth and change... not to mention the maiden, the mother and the crone... and a troll... and Sorenson... E. Cage is coming to her own, learning about the world and herself along the way. Yes, there are mythical creatures, but it all "just" happens to her; she doesn't go looking for it.
Still, the mystery of E. Cage remains... just who is she? Why is she a magnet for mythical beings? Personally, I'm hoping her backstory gets wrapped up in book 3 (just assuming here that there will be a book 3). I could see her character travelling on for more adventures (much like Max and the Gang at St. Mary's); but, for me at least, it's nigh time to sort out her provenance.

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  • starlyte
  • 2018-12-04

Second in Cage's life story, great book.

As the plot thickebs, there are incredible developments and even stranger meetings, as powers develop.