Thursday, August 7, 2014

Audio Book Review: War


By:  Mur Lafferty

Publish Date:  2009

Format:  Podiobook

Genre:  Fantasy

Series:  5th of The Afterlife series; 1st Book ~ Heaven, 2nd ~ Hell, 3rd ~ Earth, 4th ~ Wasteland

Recommendation:  Oh my. Finish out the story line, yes.

Kate and Daniel remain exiled in the new world they created, with the need to build an army to save Heaven. But the allies they need may not be willing participants, as they're trapped gods who blame Kate and Daniel for their imprisonment. As the dark power that traps Heaven begins to seep into Kate and Daniel's new world, they face new enemies and learn about a very old obstacle that blocks them from their goal.

First Sentence:
Barris lay on the temple's roof, watching the sun go down with half-lidded eyes.

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*I listened to this story for my own enjoyment.

My Thoughts and Summary:
Kate and Daniel travel their second world to free the gods imprisoned on this world. They need all the help they can get to go to war to save Earth 1, Heaven, Hell, and even this world. But, no matter how hard you try, not everyone wants what they think. Kate and Daniel work to try and save the worlds they've created.

The story does start with a fellow voice friend giving a recap of the four previous stories, to bring us completely up to par for what this book has to hold for us. I really liked this reminder of where we started and what Kate and Daniel worked through to get here.

Mur has taken us everywhere through this series. This story; floating city, gear works, and to an under sea city. Never thought, in starting this series, that we would travel so far and create so much. Good and bad, as everyone - even gods - make mistakes and aren't perfect.

We face that there are peculiar storms in the Earth 2. I want to know about the Chaos storms as I think it has to do with Heaven and Hell war, or what's happening there. The anticipation grows with the story!

In the end we learn what has caused their journey from the beginning. The influence to why they were given their quests, in looking for the lost souls and leading them on their path of troubles. Why the souls were taken and what was stirring that they had no idea of. How far with Kate and Daniel go to save all?

This is the conclusion to the world and story of Kate and Daniel. It was one I got caught up in, and with all the gods that surface along the way. A blend of so many elements in one place. The story had moments where I had to re-listen to areas as I wasn't sure what was going on. Things happening a bit rushed, but at the end the world in in dire need of a rushed rescue.

I have found, I AM a Mur Lafferty fan. I will be watching this author for as much as she'll put out.


  1. Sounds like a complicated world. I can see having to go back as I would in a book. Still sounds like something I would enjoy. Brilly review!

    1. Melissa (B&T) there's a lot to the world, but it's not all that hard. Just so neat! :) Thank you!


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