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Summary

Wake no more, said the fearful small, for now I am here, to punish you all.

Stella Familiar is the only remaining member of the London Coven; an enforcer, built by witches to destroy the monsters that seek to destroy humankind.

She’s good at her job, but now she’s facing a challenge she can't put her fist through.

One by one, the children of London are falling asleep, and they're not waking up again.

A terrifying phantom from the city’s past has returned, and it’s found a way to burrow into the minds of children.

Can Stella banish the nightmare creature, or is every child in London about to close their eyes for good?

Mystery, scares, and fast-paced action collide in this thrilling urban fantasy series. Listen to Nightmare Realm now for a tale of magic and mayhem you cannot put down.

©2019 M.V. Stott, David Bussell (P)2019 M.V. Stott, David Bussell

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Getting better and better

Stella is such a lovely character. Her heartache of losing her coven, her pain and her sorrow is evident.

The author has such a way with words, even though the story itself is dark and twisted, we still find humor.

I love David as a character, more even than Stella itself, but I must say his backstory is lacking, his motivations and everything. I would love to know more of him, the way he is in this installment, I thought of him more like comic relief.

The brief appearance of Jake was amazing!

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Enjoyable.

Nightmare Realm tells of quite a chilling mystery for Stella Familiar and her detective sidekick to get their teeth into this time. Again the book is made all the more enjoyable by the excellent narration of Heather Tracy. Heading for book 3 right away!

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Will keep you up all night

I really enjoyed the first book in the series, so as soon as I finished that one I was straight onto this book. This book was just as good and guess what I will be listening to next. You don't need to listen to the books in order as they could be stand alone books but with the ending of this book (hmm not quiet a cliff hanger but the introduction to next plot of book 3) I highly recommend that you do. The characters are great and I still love David's bravado in the face of danger and I liked the fact that we learnt a little bit more about the characters. The plot kind of reminded me of nightmare on elm street. where people (or In this case children) got attacked in there sleep but this is way better. I am more of a mystery fan but this series as captured my imagination as Stella and David run there investigations into who or what is causing the children to stay asleep.
Stella, a witches familiar is the only one left in her coven alive and the only protection London has against monsters. So when the children of London start to go to bed and then never wake up it is up to her to find the reason behind the super natural mystery. Police detective David is willing to help especially when his own niece is afraid to go to sleep. A school yard dare leads children to say the rhyme that summons the monster in there sleep. Can Stella and David find out the reason behind the creation of monster in order to stop it. They witches of London managed to stop it before now it's Stellas turn.
I like the narrator and thought she did an excellent job with the voices, she had a way of making the come alive.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Recommended

I very much enjoyed this second book in the series. The narrator, Heather Tracy, does a fantastic job of the general storytelling, and the many character voices. She really draws you into the story, adding a whole new dimension to what is already an intriguing tale. If you enjoy action-packed urban fantasy, I recommend checking this out.

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An Uncanny Kingdom Urban Fantasy

Loved the first book and the next one in the series does not disappoint. Stella has to defeat the evil that preys on the children of London. I loved this one more then the first because it reminds me of the pied piper. I have not come across books with this concept.
I am looking forward to the third book in the series.

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Great second book

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The children of London start to fall asleep one by one . Can Stella Familiar find and defeat the evil that is preying on the children. Looking forward to listening to more in this series.

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Enjoyed

Really enjoyed the story line narrater is fabulous nothing to dislike about this audio 10/10 amazing can’t wait for book 3

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  • Gorp
  • 28-04-20

Good stuff.

The story was good, the characters were interesting, the narrator did a great job with the voices.

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  • Krista Gimeno
  • 25-02-20

Children are not even safe in their beds

Children are falling asleep all over town to unending nightmares of bullying and abuse. Monster-hunter Stella Familiar has to figure out how to chase down the perp. I love the action of these stories, and I love-love-LOVE the narrator, but I keep getting confused as to what the rules of magic are. Well, I guess as long as Stella understands them, Londoners will be safe in their beds!

I got this audiobook free in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Patrick
  • 15-01-20

Great series

Just as good as the first! The way these two characters play off each other and the story line keeps this going well.

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  • Mandy Buffington
  • 04-10-19

Fantastic

I received this book for free at my request but the opinion is of my own. Stella is back this time having to find the reasoning on why children are suddenly falling asleep and not waking up after voting a rhyme. Awesome story once again great action, adventure, and magic. Amazing story. Looking forward to more.

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  • Leslie Twitchell
  • 16-09-19

cliffhanger must read

I received this book for free for a honest review. this book was so good. I loved the storyline and the characters . the narrator did not disappoint and brought the characters to life. reccomend.

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  • Kira
  • 04-09-19

I couldn't put this one down

A creature has returned from Stella's town’s dark past. 80 years ago, it targeted young children, taking them in their sleep. Her former masters were able to defeat it, but their enchantment has worn off. Now it has returned and taken many children who may never wake up. To interact with the creature, you have to have had a childhood trauma. How can a familiar born as an adult defeat something they can’t touch? Will she figure out how to enter the Nightmare Realm where it resides? Narrator, Heather Tracy’s arsenal of different voices is engaging and brings the characters of the Uncanny Kingdom to life. Her narrative style matches well with the authors’ style. Her intonations and pacing easily draws the listener into the story. The plot is well-developed and impossible to put down. Fans of dark fantasy, magic, and mystery will enjoy listening to this book.

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  • Kimberly Smith
  • 14-07-19

Great addition to the series

I really enjoy this series! This story was just as good as the first, if not better. The narration is EXCELLENT! Heather Tracy has been added to my list of favorite narrators! I received a free copy and voluntarily left this review.

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  • Camila Brianna Belbin
  • 12-07-19

Great Sequel

This was a great sequel and better than the first book! Once again, Stella must protect the citizens of London. One by one, children are falling asleep and not waking up, keeping them trapped in their nightmares. Stella and detective David Tyler must find a way to banish a monster from the past to save them all. I liked that we got to see more of David’s family in this book, but it did make for a more urgent matter to solve the case and an emotional ride. We also got to see Stella experience childhood emotions for the first time since she never had one whichwas very interesting. I love that the author uses unique monsters for this series instead of your everyday ones. This book was filled with suspense, action, and many new characters.
Heather did another great job with this narration! She managed to bring every character to life with their own voice and put emotion in her performance to make you feel for the characters.
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Lisarami
  • 09-07-19

Better than the first book

I almost did not give this book a chance to redeem itself because of the first book; but I'm glad I did. while this storyline was much better this book did not reach out and pull me in. The narrator does a great job and I enjoy her work. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Kandice C.
  • 27-06-19

Very good

This audiobook was very good. It has a great combination of mystery, suspense, and drama. The narrator does a a superb job.