Listen is the third book in the Earthen Witch series by Sarah Doughty.
Summary (from Goodreads)
When vampires Liam and Jon go missing, it’s up to Aisling Green and her friends to find them, but doing so and surviving what awaits won’t be easy.
Battling against things she cannot fight isn’t something Earthen witch Aisling Green is used to, but she must act quickly and outsmart the one that wants her dead and save the lives of her friends before it’s too late.
As they follow the trail, they rescue a most unlikely person, and uncover a deeper, more sinister plot. With the lives of the two vampires on the line, they must fight for their lives, try to rescue their friends, and stop the evil plans. In the face of so much danger and uncertainty, they are forced to go to war and make a discovery that will change everything. The question then becomes at what price will they be forced to pay to survive?
And then I felt his lips pull back into a smile. “In order to kill the Earthen you must wear a pink tutu and sing I’m A Little Teacup,” the vampire responded in that same old Romanian accent.
Having enjoyed the first two Earthen Witch novels, Just Breathe and Focus (you can find my reviews for them here, and here), I knew I had to read the third instalment in the series to see how Aisling and Connor and their friends were fairing.
I love this world Sarah Doughty has created. The unique mythology is detailed and fantastic and just adds richness to this supernatural fantasy series. Witches, vampires, werewolves, shamans and sphinxes, this book series has them all and more besides. Both the major and minor characters are engaging, each with own background story to tell, adding further depth to an already captivating cast.
Aisling is a great main character. She is so very strong even though past experiences have left their mark. With the love and support of Connor, she overcomes, and that is a great message. It makes her believable…realistic…human, and reminds the reader that anything is possible.
The story is well-paced and there is action throughout, leading to an entertaining, engaging read. And as for the ending, all I’m going to say is that it sets the story up nicely for the next book.
If you like the paranormal romance genre, you will love this series, but I recommend you start at the beginning with Just Breathe so you can fully immerse yourself in the scope and magic of the Earthen Witch world.