Monday, 20 February 2017

Audiobook Review: Dawn of Rebellion by Michelle Lynn!


Dawn of Rebellion Audiobook
  • Written by: Michelle Lynn
  • Narrated by: Danielle Cohen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:06-06-16
  • Publisher: Michelle Lynn
  • My name is Dawn Nolan, and I've grown up on the streets of military-controlled London. The one person in my life I could always count on has been taken from me.Gabby is combative, pushy, a real pain - but she's the reason I've survived this long.She's my sister.And now she's gone.Criminals are sent to the colonies to work as slaves for the rest of their lives. There is no escape. I only know that it's a savage place - not a place for a teenage girl from the wrong side of London.I might die trying.I'll probably never see London again.But they've taken my sister, and I'm going to get her back.

My Thoughts:

This was a little gem! I ended up really enjoying this and devouring it over the course of a day and a half. 

The story centers on 2 sisters, Dawn and Gabby. Gabby has always looked after Dawn and tried to make her life comfortable. One day while out with her boyfriend, Gabby decides that Dawn deserves something special for her birthday and steals an expensive necklace. Unfortunately she gets caught and is sent to the colonies, an undisclosed location where they are sent to be slaves for the rest of their lives. Dawn is devastated but decides that she has to try to find this place and rescue her sister. So she leaves London and travels to where they know the colonies are located, which is the old US. Where the colonies are exactly, they don't know, but Dawn and Drew are intent on finding Gabby. 

The setting for the book is for an America that is no longer, it's now colonised by Britain and is used for criminals no matter how small their crime. I enjoyed this aspect of the book as usually Post Apoc books take place in America, and while this still does, it's not an America that's normal. 

I liked the characters too. Gabby and Dawn have a great relationship and it was lovely to see. The fact that Dawn left everything she knows to go to an unknown world to save her sister, pretty much says it all. There are plenty of other characters too and all were well written and developed. The only character I had any reservation for was Drew. His reasoning for going to the colonies in the first place were sketchy and not mush was done about it during the book. Maybe we will find the answers in the next book, but who knows!!

In all, this book was a pleasant surprise and kept me hooked throughout. It is told from multiple POVs which worked well here because we get Dawn's story as well as seeing from Gabby's and Drew's POV. It made the book richer. I can't wait to read more in this world!! 

Danielle Cohen did a great job. Even though, voice wise, she didn't differentiate the sisters that much, it was still easy to follow who was talking at any given time. It was subtle differences but the way she executed it was really good. She was easy to listen to as well and was clear and concise! 

I was voluntarily provided this free copy by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.


Sunday, 19 February 2017

Audiobook Review: The Sorcerer's Quest by Rain Oxford!


    The Sorcerer's Quest Audiobook
  • Written by: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook

  • Release Date:04-22-16
  • Publisher: Rain Oxford
  • It's not easy being the youngest of seven sons in a family of notorious sorcerers, especially for Ayden Dracre. In a world where sorcerers only practice dark magic and wizards only practice light magic, Ayden has a problem; he is very bad at being bad. Try as he might, all of his spells to cause mayhem go awry. When he finds out that his family has had enough of his mistakes, he decides to take destiny into his own hands.He has one chance to prove to his family that he is worthy of the sorcerer name or he will find himself on the unfortunate end of his mother's wrath; he must defeat the greatest wizard of all the lands. There are only two problems: he doesn't know how to fight with magic, and he doesn't want to hurt anyone. If he's going to survive this quest, he will have to rely on the most unlikely allies.

My Thoughts:

Ayden Dracre is the 7th son from a family of notorious sorcerers, but he is different. Sorcerers all have dark hair and eyes and practice dark magic whereas Wizards all have blond hair and blue eyes and practice light magic. Ayden is like the latter, he has blond hair and blue eyes and is so bad at being bad, no matter how hard he tries! Unlike his family, he has a conscience. When he realises that his mother wants to kill him because he is such a failure, he decides to go on a quest to kill a powerful Wizard before his brothers can and prove to his family he is a worthy Sorcerer. 

Plot wise, this was a fun, action packed and magical read. I loved the setting and the whole feel of the world. Wizards are good and Sorcerers are bad, there is no inbetween. I loved the magical creatures they encountered and thoroughly enjoyed the adventure that Ayden was on. 

Character wise, I loved Ayden!! He was such a joy to read. Despite his parents being bad, despite his brothers being bad and despite his wish for acceptance from his family, he has a conscience and actually listens to it. He knows not everything is black or white, there are multiple shades of grey in between. He listened to his head and heart and it made him all the more awesome.  

In all, this was a fun and enjoyable read. It was action packed, adventurous and fun. I can't wait to read the next installment!!! 

I've listened to a lot of books narrated by J. Scott Bennett and have always enjoyed them! He always delivers a great performance. He had plenty of tones and voices for each character and knows how to tell a good story. I highly recommend people check out his work!! 

I was voluntarily provided this free copy by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.


Saturday, 18 February 2017

Audiobook Review: Raptor Apocalypse by Steve R. Yeager!


    Raptor Apocalypse Audiobook
  • Written by: Steve R. Yeager
  • Narrated by: Alex Lankford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:11-09-15
  • Publisher: Steve R. Yeager
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  • Small-town Deputy Sheriff A.J. “Jesse” Prieo led a comfortable life with his wife and daughter by his side. All that changed in an instant when genetically engineered creatures—terrifyingly similar to velociraptors—were set loose on an unsuspecting world. 

  • In the post-apocalyptic aftermath, pockets of civilization endure, but they are few and far between. 

  • Helped by a sword-wielding former radical, a woman of shifting loyalties, and a mysterious lost child, Jesse must do whatever it takes to lay his ghosts to rest and survive long enough to uncover the twisted secrets behind the Raptor Apocalypse. 

My Thoughts:

How can you not love this?? End of the world as we know it but with Raptors instead of a virus or Zombies!! It's deliciously dark, yet oodles of fun. Anything with dinosaurs in it and I'm sold ;) Lol. 

Anyway, the plot of this isn't hard to understand... genetically modified things escape, breed like crazy, eats humans, end of the world as we know it! It sounds like a typical, old style, campy, B-Movie plot, and while it kind of is, it's also so much more. This story has heart and will keep you gripped till the very end. It's a unique take on the end of the world but is also a tale of hope, of survival against the odds and of realising your mistakes. 

Character wise, this follows some very different characters, all of whom were well written and developed, and I have to say that I loved them all, especially the raptors ;) Deputy Sheriff Jesse is just a normal guy trying to survive a horrible world. Cory was intriguing. He wields his Katana expertly and isn't afraid to battle the beasts, but what's his story? Then we have the mysterious little girl. Who is she?? 

In all, this was a pleasant surprise and one I ended up devouring. It's bloody, it's dark, but it's such a great read that you will have a hard time putting it down. I really need book 2 to see what happens! Thoroughly enjoyable and I highly recommend it!!

Alex Lankford seems to be a new narrator and it showed a bit. He did a great job for his first time, but I felt like he needs a little work with his tones and cadences. He needs to know when to amp up the tension and when to slow it down, but I'm sure that will come with experience. 

I was voluntarily provided this free copy by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.


Friday, 17 February 2017

Audiobook Review: Primal Dawn by Ryan Kirk!


Tev is a hunter, one of the best in his clan. Trained since birth in the art of tracking and killing, Tev has never met a challenge he couldn't overcome. But when a mysterious fireball falls from the sky, Tev will question everything he has ever known. For the first time in his life, he isn't the one doing the hunting.
He is the prey.
Primal Dawn is the first short novel of the Primal Series, spanning centuries of conflict following first contact. Each novel tells a complete story in the ongoing saga of two cultures learning to explore the vastness of space together.
My Thoughts:

The first thing to catch my attention about this was it's cover. Very intriguing!! Then I saw who was narrating and I definitely had to listen. Andrew Tell is such an amazing narrator. He always delivers and is clear, concise and has a range of tones and cadences that always make the book come alive. Thoroughly enjoyed his performance in this one. 

When I first started this, I was a little put off with the POVs. It felt disjointed and I wasn't sure what was going on. But the story came together and clicked and I realised that the author set an amazing scene and had me gripped from the get go. I thought the POVs was switched from Earth to the Space Ship, but I was confused because they were on about Earth being destroyed. But it finally clicked and I realised who Tev was. It's a nice change of pace when humans are the aliens ;) Lol. 

The world building was awesome. I loved finding out about Tev and his world, I also loved being on the ship and following those characters and finding out their story. The world building is expertly written and developed and I really hope we see more!!

The characters are another major bonus. Each were well written and developed, and I was rooting for each for different reasons. I don't want to go into too much detail about them as this is a story that's best experienced first hand, but I will say that I loved Tev. In fact, there wasn't a single character I didn't like. 

Even though a whole lot didn't happen in the book, it was still a fast paced and entertaining read. I listened to this in a day and didn't want it to end. I really hope there is more planned for this and it will become a series. Highly recommend. 

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts. 


Thursday, 16 February 2017

Chameleon by Zoe Kalo Book Blitz and Giveaway!


Chameleon
Zoe Kalo
Publication date: February 2nd 2017
Genres: Gothic, Young Adult

An isolated convent, a supernatural presence, a dark secret…
17-year-old Paloma only wanted to hold a séance to contact her dead father. She never thought she would be kicked out of school and end up in an isolated convent. Now, all she wants is to be left alone. But slowly, she develops a bond with a group of girls: kind-hearted Maria, insolent Silvy, pathological liar Adelita, and their charismatic leader Rubia.
When, yet again, Paloma holds a séance in the hope of contacting her father, she awakens an entity that has been dormant for years. And then, the body count begins. Someone doesn’t want the secret out… Are the ghost and Paloma’s suspicions real—or only part of her growing paranoia and delusions?
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Madre Estela remained standing by the door. “Get a bucket and fill it with water.”
Her hypercritical eyes sliced through my self-worth as I grabbed one of the metal buckets, lifted it into the sink, and turned on the faucet. I watched, transfixed, as the water gushed like a torrent spurting from an open artery. The cold spray raised goosebumps on my arms.
Madre Estela snapped her fingers. “Move.”
As I hauled the bucket to the door, some of the water slushed over the edge and splattered to the floor.
“Add the detergent,” she said stiffly, irritated by my clumsiness.
I chose a green bottle, twisted the cap, and poured. The acrid pine smell stung my nostrils.
“Get a sponge and a brush from there. Get going. We don’t have all evening—unless you want to work in the dark.”
I gritted my teeth, but pretended not to be bothered. I suspected that the one thing that this nun couldn’t stand was indifference.
Outside, it was almost dusk. In spite of the intense screeching of the coquíes, the drum of the waterfall hit my ears. It was louder now than the last time I’d been here. How was that possible?
I felt a drop of rain. Great.
Madre Estela put one hand out, palm up. “My, my. What’s this?” She looked chagrined, and I suddenly realized why. If it rained, I would have to go inside, ruining her plans. “What are you standing there for? Start scrubbing.”
I was tempted to throw the bucket of greenish water at her face. Instead, I prayed for rain as I walked across the rose garden. Once at the gate, I glanced back at her.
“You’ll work until I come for you, understood?” she said, hands on hips in her usual stance. She pointed to one of the second-floor windows. “I’ll be watching from there.”
And that was it. She was gone.
For a moment I just stood there. If only my friends could see me now. They would never believe it.
I opened the gate and walked into the graveyard. The statue of Gabriel greeted me, its face fiercer in the dusk. The temperature must have been in the low seventies. I was glad I had my cardigan.
Suddenly, the garden lamp post lit up. I turned, startled. I wasn’t sure if it had automatically switched on or if someone, maybe Madre Estela, had done it from indoors. I glanced up at the second-floor window, expecting to find her face. I had the chilling sensation of being watched. There was nothing. The windows glowed with yellow light, a multitude of feral eyes keeping guard.
However, behind one of the ground-floor windows on the right, a figure appeared. Tall, blurred. Madre Superiora? I was sure that was her office. Yet, something about the shape of the head and the shoulders made me think of…Rubia. What was she doing in Madre Superiora’s office?
Just as abruptly as it’d appeared, the figure vanished from view.

The incident left me strangely unsettled.
Focus.
I splashed some of the water on one of the tombstones and got to work. The sound of hard bristles against stone blocked the hum of the waterfall. Almost.
Go away, damn it.
As I crouched to work on a second tombstone, doing my best not to get wet in the process, something shifted at the edge of my vision. I jumped to my feet, my heart thudding. Gabriel. Its wings had rippled with movement.
Dear God…what’s happening to me?
I rubbed my forehead and grimaced, my fingers shaking.
I felt another drop of rain. If it was going to rain, why didn’t it? The sky was playing with me, too. Mocking me.
I cursed the clouds and started scrubbing again.
I had another sensation of being watched and this time, yes, it was Madre Estela behind the window. I pretended I hadn’t seen her and tried to keep focused on the task at hand. The water had turned blackish with grime.
I don’t know how long I scrubbed. I lost track of time. But it was dark. My back and shoulders were sore and my hands stung from the harsh detergent.
Madre Estela was long gone from the window.
Half panting, I sat down on the edge of the tombstone and tossed the brush aside in disgust. I looked at the statue again, but it was motionless. I turned to the windows again, my eyes slowly moving from one to the other.
From one to the other.
Expecting to see the face. Wanting to see it.
Nothing.
Yet, that weird sensation of being watched, again.
My gaze shifted to the woods, to the exact place where the cemetery ended and the forest started. There was a path there. Narrow, obscured by the trees. For a long moment I sat, mesmerized. Then I stood up and began to approach it. The breeze picked up as I got closer, carrying with it the cool, slightly pungent smell of the waterfall.
I stopped at the very edge, the darkness enveloping me, the dampness seeping through my clothes.
The wind sighed, rustling the leaves and fluttering my hair.
Icy breath, on the back of my neck.
I’m in here… a voice whispered from the shadows.
I spun around in terror.
Then I hit something hard.


Author Bio:
A certified bookworm and ailurophile, Zoe Kalo has always been obsessed with books and reading. Reading led to writing—compulsively. No surprise that at 16, she wrote her first novel, which her classmates read and passed around secretly. The pleasure of writing and sharing her fantasy worlds has stayed with her, so now she wants to pass her stories to you with no secrecy—but with lots of mystery. She lives amongst cats and books in Belgium, and is the author of the Cult of the Cat young adult fantasy series and the Retribution novella series for adults.
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Audiobook Review: Wolf Killer by John Van Stry!


With having to leave the commission for a year while things cool off politically, Mark finds that the church has loaned him out to the FBI, who have been trying for years now to get an experienced monster and demon expert in their newest division, to help train and educate the agents there on just what they will be facing. Finding out that Mark actually is one of those very monsters has made them want him even more - not just for what he can bring to the table but because they do need to check off that newest minority checkbox, even if no one knows they exist.Mark doesn't mind the new assignment; being closer to home means it will be easier to visit with family, and the agents all seem nice enough. Plus the FBI has a bigger budget and gets a lot nicer toys than Mark is used to. However, while Mark knows how to deal with devils, demons, and even the nastier monsters out there, he doesn't know anything about how to deal with a sociopath werewolf who has gone full psycho and started to murder coeds.That's more of a human problem, after all.
My Thoughts:

Mark is one of The Vatican's secret weapons. He belongs to The Hammer Commission, an elite group of people who fight the unseen monsters that society know nothing about. At the moment, Mark is on lone to the FBI to try to help them and teach them about Monster hunting. Mark is different though, as well as being part of the team, he is a Were. His supernatural abilities help him with his job, so when a rouge and unhinged Were, starts killing and turning females, it's up to him and the FBI to bring him down. It's not going to be easy though, as the Were is extremely strong, stronger than he should be. Can they stop him before things get seriously out of hand?

Having not realised that this is book two, The Hammer Commision being book 1, I have to say that it does work well as a stand alone. There are a few questions that I had but nothing that stopped me enjoying this as much as I did. I really enjoyed the interactions between the FBI and Mark and his friends. Sometimes snarky, sometimes funny, it added a little levity to an otherwise dark read. 

The plot was fast paced and action packed. It's a typical serial killer book but with supernaturals. A serial killer is bad enough, but when it's a Werewolf, it's even worse! We get to see the serial killers POV which added to the overall story. It's well written and executed. All the characters were well written and developed as well. 

In all. this is a great read. It has all the elements of a mystery but with the added bonus of Supernaturals added into the mix. I must check out book 1 now!! 

Doug Tisdale Jr. was great. He really knew how to tell this story. He had the right tones at the right times and amped up the tension when needed. He is a narrator that I will have to check out. 

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts. 



Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Island of Exiles by Erica Cameron Blog Tour and Giveaway!


Island of Exiles (The Ryogan Chronicles, #1) by Erica Cameron
Genre: YA Fantasy Published by Entangled Teen
To Be Released on February 14th, 2017




In Khya’s world, every breath is a battle. On the isolated desert island of Shiara, dying young is inevitable. The clan comes before self, and protecting her home means Khya is a warrior above all else. But when following the clan and obeying their leaders could cost her brother his life, Khya’s home becomes a deadly trap. The only person who can help is Tessen, her lifelong rival and the boy who challenges her at every turn. The council she hoped to join has betrayed her, and their secrets, hundreds of years deep, reach around a world she’s never seen. To save her brother’s life and her island home, her only choice is to trust Tessen, turn against her clan, and go on the run—a betrayal and a death sentence.


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29560003-island-of-exiles


Read below for an excerpt from the book:
I breathe the briny air and try to consider the options objectively. As objectively as I ever can when my brother is involved.
Yorri was the first person to tell me that one day I’d be kaigo, just like our blood-parents, serving the Miriseh and earning high honors in Ryogo. I’d flicked him on the shoulder and said “Of course I will be,” but his faith had been what convinced me I was right.
Yorri gets so excited he stumbles over his own words when he’s explaining how he solved some new, impossible puzzle. He devotes himself with frightening fervor to anything that ensnares his arrow-quick mind, but sometimes needs reminding that the rest of the world exists.
Forget objectivity. It’s worth the risk.
I am going to keep him safe, just like I always have.
“You’re going to be late for the vigil if you stand here staring into nothing for much longer, Khya.”
I tense, keeping my eyes on the angry, dark, blue white-capped waves. I’d heard the footsteps approaching, but several people had come and gone already and left me alone.
Tessen, however, never was able to keep his thoughts inside his head.
“I won’t be late.” I answer without looking at him until he moves into my peripheral vision.
He leans against the wall to the left of me, his forearms crossed on the ledge and his head tilted up. With his arms folded on the ledge and his body held slightly away from the wall, I can make out the lines of muscle under layers of cloth, all of it hard-earned—though I probably won’t ever admit that to him. I don’t look directly at him, but I turn my head enough to get a better look at his face.
He’s taller than me, so looking down on him like this is strange. Seeing him without the hood and atakafu we always wear on duty is stranger. I don’t think I’ve seen his whole face since he became nyshin over a year ago.
His thick eyebrows sit low over his deep-set eyes and the line of his nose is straight, because somehow he was always quick enough in training to avoid all but the most glancing blows to his face. The setting sun highlights the red in his terra-cotta skin and makes his oddly pale eyes flash. Usually they’re limestone gray, but now they’re paler than ever and gleaming almost as bright as the sunlight off the ocean.
“Shouldn’t you be off training? Or guarding something?” I ask before he speaks.
“I am.” He smirks at me. “I’m guarding the mad nyshin girl who’s decided to perch on the walls and imitate a mykyn bird.”
“I’m not planning on attempting flight.” I wave my hand at him, trying to brush him off. “You can go, Nyshin-ten.”
His lips purse; I hide a smile. It was delightful discovering exactly how annoyed he got when I called him by his class and rank instead of his name. The flash of aggravation disappears quickly, replaced by his more usual sardonic smile. “Should I guess what has you lost in your own head the night of a vigil?”
“No. I don’t have that much time.”
“Then I won’t guess. Only your brother puts that look on your face.”
I look at him, expecting to see mockery in his eyes. There isn’t any. He looks almost…serious?
“You’re worried about his herynshi. Unless he’s in trouble again? It’s been a while. He’s overdue.”
“It’s been a while because he doesn’t have to deal with people who point out his every mistake anymore. Like you.” Gritting my teeth, I bend to brace my hand on the ledge and jump down to where Tessen stands. At six feet, he’s only an inch or two taller than me. Our eyes are nearly level when I square off against him. “You’re one of the reasons he ever got in trouble in the first place.”
“And you spent years trying to make him invisible.” Tessen’s lips thin, and the muscles in his jaw clench for a moment. “Even before you found your wards, you shielded him from everything. What he can do now that you’re not there to monitor his every move should be all the proof you need.”
“He would have died if I hadn’t protected him.” Nothing will ever convince me it was wrong to keep him alive. “You can’t seriously be suggesting I should have let that happen?”
“No, that isn’t— You don’t even know what he’s capable of! How long has it been since you’ve seen him fight? It’s been—” He steps back, his lips pressed tight and his hands held away from his weapons. “Bellows, Khya. I didn’t come here to fight with you. This isn’t how this was supposed to go.”
I blink. “What?” Tessen backing away from an argument? This has to be a trick. “How what was supposed to go?”
He shakes his head, a small smile quirking up the corners of his mouth. “I only came to ask if you’d dance with me tonight at the celebration.”
He can’t be serious…but there’s not a single sign that he isn’t being sincere.
I drop my gaze to hide the confusion that has to show on my face. My focus catches on the pendant gleaming against the undyed cloth of his tunic—a two-inch iron disc etched with crossed zeeka swords. Blood and rot, I hate seeing that around his neck. The zeeka is the symbol of the kaigo; the pendant is a symbol of their students.
Tessen is wearing the kaigo-sei pendant that should have been mine.
Out of the whole clan, the Miriseh and the kaigo only choose one nyshin-ten per year. His blood-mother, Neeva, is on the kaigo council. Being named a kaigo-sei isn’t a guarantee of advancement, but it is a sign that the leaders of the clan are keeping an eye on you. The kaigo-sei are given extra training and have to face additional tests of magic, skill, and leadership. Not every nyshin named a kaigo-sei student becomes a council member, but no one who isn’t a kaigo-sei will ever become one. I can still earn one—and I will, sooner rather than later—but it seems like they’re already grooming Tessen to take Kaigo Neeva’s place one day.
Rot take him, it was supposed to be me.
Swallowing the fruitless envy building in my chest, I raise my eyes to meet Tessen’s again. “I don’t make promises I don’t intend to keep.”
“But that’s not a no, so I’ll ask again tonight.” He smiles, inclines his head, and then walks away whistling. I hate that sound, and I’m almost positive he knows that.

About the Author:


After a lifelong obsession with books, Erica Cameron spent her college years getting credit for reading and learning how to make stories of her own. Erica graduated with a double major in psychology and creative writing from Florida State University and began pursuing a career as an author. Erica is many things but most notably the following: writer, reader, editor, asexual, dance fan, choreographer, singer, lover of musical theater, movie obsessed, sucker for romance, Florida resident, and quasi-recluse. She loves the beach but hates the heat, has equal passion for the art of Salvador Dali and Venetian Carnival masks, has a penchant for unique jewelry and sun/moon décor pieces, and a desire to travel the entire world on a cruise ship. Or a private yacht. You know, whatever works. Her debut novel, Sing Sweet Nightingale, released March 2014 and it was the first volume of The Dream War Saga. In May 2015, Erica and her co-author Lani Woodland launched the Laguna Tides series with Taken by Chance. Riptide’s new YA imprint Triton Books will release both books in the Assassins series, Discord and Nemesis, in 2016. The Ryogan Chronicles, a fantasy trilogy set to launch through Entangled Teen, will launch in 2017 with Island of Exiles.


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Audiobook Review: Eternal Hunt by Lucas McWilliams!


    Eternal Hunt Audiobook
  • Written by: Lucas McWilliams
  • Narrated by: David Dietz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook

  • Release Date:06-28-13
  • Publisher: Lucas McWilliams
  • Purchase: Audible   Audiobooks.com 



  • Set in contemporary Alaska, Canada and New York State, The Eternal Hunt is a supernatural thriller based on Iroquois legends. Non-stop action and wonderfully developed characters drive this novel. The main character struggles with his internal demons along with fighting the monster his friend has become. It skillfully blends the modern world with the mystery of American Indian legends. It is a unique addition to the current selections in supernatural novels.
  • While trapped in a month-long storm in the Alaskan wilderness, Logan's cousin and blood brother, Caleb, becomes a cannibal to survive. Cannibalism opens Caleb's soul up to a vile Indian spirit known as a Wendigo, which possesses him.
  • After the storm lifts, Logan is the first on the scene to find his friend. All Logan finds is death at the hands of the vicious man eating Wendigo that Caleb has become. Logan barely survives. A near death vision shows Logan he has been chosen by his tribe's spirits to take up the knife and hunt the Wendigo.
  • Logan joins the False Face Society of his tribe, the Seneca Indians of the Iroquois nation. He carves a mask of the Wendigo and upon donning it, gains the Wendigo's powers.
  • Along the way, Logan is recruited into a secret government organization that monitors supernatural beings. With the combination of their high tech weapons and his Indian spirit powers, Logan hopes to stop the Wendigo. Logan struggles with his desire to save his blood brother and the knowledge that the cannibalistic Wendigo Spirit inhabiting Caleb's body must be stopped at any cost.

My Thoughts: 

I have a love/hate relationship with this book and let me tell you why. I had to google this and see was there two different authors writing this book because this book read like there was!!! One author nailed the action, the tenseness, the Wendigo and the Indian lore and legends, then the other author was this mad sex creep who made the MC act like a sex mad fool. But no, it's one author, and all I can say is WTH?? How can you go from making the book grab you in the first 10 mins with the action and then all of a sudden have the MC jump into bed with ever single female he met, all the while supposedly being in love with someone else?? It totally destroyed the book for me. 

The Wendigo has always been a creature that has fascinated and repulsed me, the lore behind them is something that has a ring of truth to it but their appearance is repulsive and horrible. The author did a good job with the lore and bringing the thing to life. I liked how we got to see glimpses into the head of the creature. He did a great job of bringing the Indian lore and traditions to life too. That was the part of the book I liked best.... the lore, the history and the action and adventure of trying to find the creature and figuring out how to either kill it, then the author goes and ruins the book  by adding the sex!!

As I said, I hated what the author did. There was absolutely no need for him to make the MC jump into bed with every single female he met. It really ruined an otherwise great book. Logan started out being an awesome character and I had high hopes for him, but by the end of the book I loathed him! He professes his love for a girl and two seconds later, jumps into bed with someone else. Now I'm sorry, but there was no need for it. It felt like he threw in sex just because. There was NO need for it!!! 

In all, it's an OKish read. Get rid of the unnecessary sex from the book and you would have a good read. I don't think I would read another book in the series though, if there was one, as I loathed Logan and didn't care what happened him by the end. 

David Dietz was the saving grace with the audio. He has an impressive array of tones and voices and nailed the action parts. He made the Wendigo stand out, and frightened me a few times when the Wendigo howled!! Great performance. 

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts. 


 
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