Audiofile Review: NINTH HOUSE


"Ninth House is the best fantasy novel I’ve read in years, because it’s about real people. Bardugo’s imaginative reach is brilliant, and this story - full of shocks and twists - is impossible to put down." (Stephen King)

Galaxy "Alex" Stern arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. Their eight windowless "tombs" are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street’s biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.

Fortgang commands most of the narration in this audiobook, using low, chilling tones that add irresistible intrigue to the occult activities of Yale University's most secret societies...

[She] creates a believable persona for a woman who is unlikely to be a student at Yale, considering her dark history. An interview with the author at the end offers fascinating insight into her writing process and the inspiration behind the novel. A.K.R. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2019]

Read the full review from Audiofile Magazine here.


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