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Hush

Book Two of the Dragon Apocalypse
Narrated by: Jake Urry
Series: The Dragon Apocalypse, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs
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Summary

The invulnerable, super-strong warrior, Infidel, has a secret: she's lost her magical powers right at the moment when she needs them most. To keep a promise to a fallen friend, she must journey to the frozen wastelands of the north. Her quest leads her through the abstract realms of the Sea of Wine, where she uncovers a conspiracy that threatens all life. Hush, the primal dragon of cold, has formed an alliance with the ghost of a vengeful witch to murder Glorious, the dragon of the sun, plunging the world into an unending winter night. Without her magical strength, can Infidel possibly survive her battle with Hush? If she fails to save Glorious, will the world see another morning?

©2012 James Maxey (P)2018 James Maxey

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  • Jack
  • 31-01-18

loved it.

keep up the good work James and Jake. I look forward to meny more exciting adventures with Stagger and his family and friends.

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  • TU
  • 21-02-18

Another FANTASTIC entry into this series

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was an outstanding epic fantasy. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story continues to be original and engaging. The narration was great. Jake Urry does a great job of bringing the book to life. I will definitely look for more from this series.

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  • James Marsh
  • 10-02-18

Another Great Adventure in the Dragon Apocalypse

Disclaimer: I was a beta reader for this book and was provided a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

I was asked to read this book without having read the first volume. As a new reader, I was able to jump into the story with no real problems, which is saying quite a lot because this novel picks up very shortly after Greatshadow.

During the course of the first novel, a promise was made and this volume sees how the main characters attempt to fulfill that promise. Despite the fairly linear goal, Maxey weaves new characters in deftly that expand the scope of the quest, new and original powers and continue to develop the mythology in entertaining ways.

The Dragon Apocalypse is notable as a fantasy novel that does not seek to retread Tolkien or others' paths through fantasy. In many ways, it is fantasy by way of Jack Kirby with larger than life threats, vast new worlds to explore while maintaining an intimate view of the unusual cast of characters. Expect jokes, wordplay, fantastic action sequences and surprisingly nuanced discussions of love, death, philosophy, religion and everything under (and in) the sun. Ghosts, shape changers, magic pirates, witches, princesses, ogres and of course gigantic elemental dragons and more await!

It's not quite like anything you've read before and leaves you guessing what is coming next right up until the final page.


You can pick this up on it's own or start with Greatshadow (which felt like a HeroQuest mission with fanatasy superheroes in the best way.)

For those of you who are adverse to starting series that are not finished - have no fear. All 4 volumes are written, published and available in your preferred medium(Audible audio books currently have 2 out of 4 with more on the way)


Note for the audio book: The narrator did a great job with some difficult voices including multiple types of golems and dragons.

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  • Aquakittie
  • 13-11-19

Great 2nd installment

This was a great 2nd book to the series. We don't waste a lot of time playing catch up from book 1 which is nice. I hate when sequels in a series spend soo much time recapping. Either you read the previous book or you didn't. Go back and read it.

I feel like we pick up where we left off from the first story very smoothly. The characters continue to be developed and things get more and more creative and interesting when it comes to Stagger and Infidel's relationship. Stagger becoming a golem is a perfect way to bring him more physically into the story. The end gives you clear direction for book 3 and definitely kept things interesting.

The Sea of wine, the primal dragons, the Roma family, all make this new story full of depth and lore.

I love that Jake Urry is continuing to narrate. His voice was made for fantasy, sci-fi and horror in my opinion. They continued the use of some synthesization with some of the vocals where necessary. Totally works and aids to the believability of the character transitions.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jen n Dave
  • 30-10-19

Excelente!

I was gifted this book in exchange for a review. I listened to the first book and the second did not disappoint. I can’t believe some of the ideas the author has come up with for this story! This is a unique story that really had me enveloped as if I were there with the characters. I don’t know if anyone else dances around the house with their pods in their ears pretending they are a character in their books but I sure do and this story gets me silly. It’s a good thing the kids are at school or they might think I’ve lost it. Everyone knows how good it feels to be in a good story and this one is good. I prefer female narrators to be honest but this guy rocks it. He is one of the best and I have hundreds of audiobooks.

I want to know, what will happen to Stagger? What will happen to Infidel and where did she go? Will they ever be together again? Will the dragons destroy the human race? I want more so I’m off to the next book In the series. TaTa for now!

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  • Josh R
  • 04-12-18

Good Continuation of the series

Hush picks up pretty much where Greatshadow ended. Bringing the cast (well, some of them) back together for another adventure. As with the first one, I love how this book is narrated by a dead guy, who at times, breaks the fourth wall. There is a dash of humor mixed in that I really enjoyed as well. The way magic is portrayed in this book is very interesting as well, with several different types of conflicting magic that all blend together to make an interesting and entertaining novel. The narrator does an amazing job as well, and his voice for Stagger later in the novel is fantastic. Overall, it was a good continuation of the series and I look forward to listening to the next book.

The author has gifted me other books, including the sequel to this one in exchange for an unbiased review, but I purchased this book myself. This review is my unbiased opinion.

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  • Cindy
  • 29-09-18

Another Winner!

This continues the story of Stagger and Infidel as they travel north to fulfill a pledge to a friend. This story is still going strong with new friends, new hardships, new adventures.
This narrator has done a great job, he has such a range in bringing these characters to life.
Looking forward to the next in series, Witchbreaker.

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  • tjalfe
  • 22-09-18

not for me.

the removal of her powers, the extreme focus on being a mom as a major drive of the "mc", etc. it just became to much and it takes away from the feel of what i would have expected.

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  • PAW
  • 11-09-18

Even better than the first

What a great sequel to the first book! The narrator is perfect as always and really brings the story to life. Stagger is was less creepy in this book and I am glad I continued with the series.

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  • Marc Garvin
  • 04-09-18

Excellent second book!!

Dare I say that I liked book 2 more than book 1? Possibly...
There were just a couple questionable moments as far as understanding and possibility concerning Stagger goes but, aside from that, this book was great. But who am I to decide what is or is not possible in this created world? lol
I like the writing style a lot and the narrator is great.
Some neat twists, resolutions and developments.
excellent jobs all around!