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Knights of the Dead God

Broken Redemption, Book 1
Narrated by: Senn Annis
Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
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The half-orc girl, Mikaia Goretusk, has been torn from her home. Her world. Her family. Her only allies are the holy knight, Arthur Shield, once sworn to kill everyone she has ever cared for, and the witch, Hazel Midd. Arthur struggles with the guilt of being unable to save his god. Hazel seeks desperately for something taken from her. They distrust each other, but both are compelled to protect the young girl.

To return her home, they must battle angry mobs, hags, and dark wizards. They will seek the aid of the Knights of Saban. The very god that ordered the extermination of her family. But Saban is dead, and not all is as it should be in his temple. The knights have enlisted the use of dark magics to rekindle the fear that was once theirs by right.

Mikaia’s road home will be a long one. Will her first step in that journey be the last?

©2018 James Jakins (P)2019 James Jakins

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Fresh modern fantasy

Whilst this is technically a sequel to Jack Bloodfist: Fixer there is no need to have read that before starting this. This book is set in a more tradition fantasy setting (orcs, magic, paladins, etc) and has a few characters from the original where Jack Bloodfist: Fixer was a urban fantasy.

This book following the perspective for three main character flicking between them as the story needs. The first MC is Mikaia Goretusk who is a 6 year old Half Orc. Her naivety makes her for a very lovely little girl. She is protected by Arther Shield who was a Paladin for the dead God Saban. His view of the world has changed after his God died and his beliefs have to be questioned, who is friend or foe. These two encounter Hazel who is young witch on their journey. She is very reluctant to trust the former Paladin but their paths align so she decides to tag along.

The narrator does a great job with the voices and allows for the story to flow and not being confusing with the change of perspectives.

I loved this books as it felt very fresh and is compelling with flawed characters which are very relatable and hints of a bigger intriguing world.

James Jakins is very upcoming author being a SPFBO finalist in 2017 with Jack Bloodfist: Fixer. This fantasy book has a very modern feeling and I will be keeping an eye out for future books of his and looking at his previous ones.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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  • Meka I
  • 17-10-19

So Freaking Great

I just love this story. I did not think I would ever like a story containing orcs and whatnot but man I am hooked on his writing and the people he picks for audio AMAZEBALLS! James Jakins is a fave for life. need all books on audio and kindle. may need to have them in paperback/hardcover too. Such a fan.

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  • michael martins
  • 02-07-19

Good Story with cool characters!

Knights of the Dead God is a cool story that takes place in an interesting world. This is a standalone novel but there is a previous book that takes place in this world with some of these characters, I never read that one and think it would of added some backstory to this but it isn't needed to enjoy this book. It has a good amount of action and cool fight scenes and the character of Arthur shield is a bit of a badass.

The narration by Senn Annis was very good. I would recommend the book and am interested in listening to the previous book which appears to have taken place more in the modern world then in this 'medieval' world.

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

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  • Brian
  • 25-06-19

Great Action Packed Story

For such a short novel, there is a whole lot of world built and characters fleshed out and interesting pov's to go around. We go from an old warrior with a crisis of conscience, to a young girl trying to find her way in a unknown world, to a witch who has more at stake than she lets on and this cast of disparate characters journey through an unkind land full of unkind people learning to have one another's back despite significant distrust among their peoples. And all throughout the narrative speeds forward like a freight train towards an ending that I don't think it's hyperbole to say is worthy of being the end of a series, but as every ending is a beginning it has me excited for where this could potentially go from here.

The narrator does a great job bringing these characters to life in addition to a cast of secondary and background characters ranging from other children to nice old ladies to one of the best voices given to a villain I've ever heard (seriously it's like seeing Umbridge the first time in Harry Potter, you just know he's not good).

I received the review code for this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review.

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  • Johnny Reads
  • 12-06-19

Surprisingly good!

So good! This book follows three main characters perspective, one of them is Mikaia Goretusk who is a 6 years old Half Orc. I was surprised at how well the book is written but specially Mikaia's character. The author captures the observations and insecurities of a girl so young incredibly well. The narration was really good as well.

I received this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • CJaks
  • 12-06-19

Gripping Weave

Told through the eyes of a young girl, I entered a new world with the observation, habits & insecurities I felt at that age. Event after event, I loved how each character weaves throughout as an important part of the main storyline, culminating together fantastically at the end. The central three characters were compelling & I related well to each of them. Their motives, etc were perfect. Well-written and with a decent performance, I enjoyed this audible experience very much. I would recommend to anyone tween & older, any gender. Great female leads as well as a male lead.

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  • Aurora McMillian
  • 09-06-19

A Confusing Start

At the start of the story I was a bit confused, was this a medieval world? and if so why does a 6 year old half ogre act like she knows artificial flavors like fake cherry? The beginning was not holding my attention well and so my mind would wander making me have to go back and re-listen to parts because I missed something relevant to what is happening now. Then something just clicked in the story and Im not even sure exactly where that happened at but it did and I began to enjoy the story. I had hoped book 2 was already out because I like to marathon a series that way the details dont get lost between stories but I am looking forward to the next book in this series. **This book was given to me free in exchange for my unbiased review**

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  • Annalee
  • 04-06-19

Couldn’t put my headphones down!!

I’m normally not a read or listener of audio books, but I was introduced to this author and I can’t get enough of his writings and book. And “King of the Dead God” was no exception. I pretty much listen to the entire book straight, with an exception to some interruptions. The way he writes make it easy to envision. This book had some fun intense moments. The action scenes are well written. Not to mention the narrator did awesome job. Love this book!!

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