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Darkblade Assassin

Hero of Darkness, Book 1
Narrated by: Marc Vietor
Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
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Summary

The best assassin in the world doesn’t come cheap. Betraying him will cost your soul.

The Hunter is a name feared by all in Voramis. He is an outcast, driven by a cursed dagger with an unquenchable thirst for blood and death.

Yet he follows one simple code: Kill those who truly deserve to die. His creed is put to the test when, deceived by a shadowy employer, he unknowingly slaughters an innocent man.

With the most powerful criminal organization in the city after his head, the Hunter must fight for his life and find a way to atone for his mistake. When his enemies harm the people under his protection, it will take much more than an army criminals to stand in the way of his revenge.

©2018 Andy Peloquin (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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  • Cindy
  • 09-02-19

Outstanding !!!

Oh my, this is awesome. Intense, heart wrenching and the satisfaction of seeing retribution. I love the Hunter and can't wait to hear more.

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  • von
  • 28-01-19

Well Started!!

The hardest part of any series is the start. This series sinks into your mind and keeps you guessing till the curtains begin to open on Act 2.

Can't wait for the next book. Love your Fantasy Fiends Podcast as well.

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  • Johnny Olivarez
  • 25-01-19

Clueless Antihero

main character seems to be skilled. But is completely clueless. Even things that seemed obvious are lost on him. making him completely arrogant one minute and just another dumbass the next. overall it was an okay story. not too much of a struggle to finish

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  • MasterTorian
  • 27-01-19

Good story, but a bit predictable

The narrator was quite good. Voices and inflections could have been a bit better, but on the whole he did an excellent job.

As far as the story, I'm rating it a bit higher than I feel it really deserves because a big part of that is personal taste.

The book is very well written, the story keeps moving while offering good character development and world building with very few hiccups in the prose.

That said, the main character seems really cool at first, but the whole amnesiac thing really annoys me.

Now, I understand that his ongoing quest to recover his memories is a (or possibly THE) thing driving the series, but it irks the hell of of me.

I'm all for badass antiheroes with few (if any) morals, but a code best described as complicated. Or even those who really have no code, no morals, and no ethics, and just send up being heroes for selfish reasons. I can get behind all that.

But...

I need to be able to see a reason for why they are the way they are. Telling me "is his nature" just doesn't work for me.

And while it is distinctly possible that we get a lot more of the Hunter's history in later books, right now all I'm getting is, he is the way he is because of what he is. And yet, none of the others are like him. So again I have to ask, why?

It's possible I may pick up the next book or two when they release in audio to see if my questions are answered, but I'm not in any big hurry to do so.

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