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A defiant girl just discovering her powers. Four hot, arrogant men determined to break her. Who will surrender first?

When mages slaughter my parents in front of me, I’m allowed no time to mourn. It turns out I’m the long-lost heir to a royal family of dark magic - and the four scorching hot guys I’m meant to rule beside have no patience for my grief. 

They expect me to fall in line.

Learn my lessons at this college of magical villainy.

Cultivate a power that feeds off people’s pain.

Take my proper place as a vicious queen among ruthless kings.

And when I refuse to turn my back on the kindness I grew up with? They resolve to wring it out of me.

No way will I bow to any heartless prince, no matter how brutally alluring. They can turn on the charm or tear me down, but they can’t break me, even if I can barely get my magic working. I will find justice for the people I loved. When I tap into the dark power inside me, I’m taking these villains down. 

Royals of Villain Academy is a university-age paranormal academy series. Expect magical villainy, a tough heroine who bends to no one’s will, a dollop of steam, and a slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romance where the men discover the joys of sharing.

Enjoy over 30 hours of excitement in one audio box set! This set contains the first four books in the Royals of Villain Academy series: Cruel Magic, Vile Sorcery, Sinister Wizardry, and Horrid Charms.

©2019 Eva Chase (P)2020 Eva Chase

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A fantastic Royal Mags story

A fantastic Box set that everyone should get. This is from book 1 to 4 of Eva Chase paranormal series. There are lots of action, lots of mystery , there is the good Mags against the darks Mags . Eva wrote strong characters, the female, Rory and her four men that will go against her because they think it’s owned to them to rule .
Rory always thought her parents were her real parents , until she was kidnapped and taken back to the world where she belonged . The four men will make life real hard for Rory and put her through difficult circumstances. Not only will they trick her during the university days but also try to turn the school against her . Will Rory overcome the tests and show the four men that she can’t be pushed around .

Meg Sylvan, and Stephen Dexter performance is fantastic. They brought the characters to life . You can tell the characters by the tones they both used

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I love this series, it is my guilty pleasure!

The storyline is very unique with the way magic is fuelled by others emotions, and is full of twists and turns to keep you guessing. Rory is an enchanting and strong heroine, who's ever evolving relationship with her bullies is addicting. I really look forward to the next in the series to see what challenges this group have to face next. The narration is great and very distinctive for each character. I highly recommend listening to this series.

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Not one to miss!

I received a free audio copy of this book directly from the author for an honest review.

I found this a pretty intense academy book that hooked me from the start. It has guys that literally you want to throttle at times but with chunks of their pov’s that make you think twice to just why they are the way they are. It’s certainly going to be a slow burn here but from enemies to lovers deal but each has their own story to tell. With such a strong, fierce but relatable female lead Rory it makes this book easy to find enjoyable but equally I can see why some would hate that she’s so bullied by the love interests. This actually slightly reminds me of young guys who pull the girls pigtails of the girl they like sooo I rather liked it and found it just proved her strength. Rory has such an inner strength that you can’t help but love and also slowly working her way on the guys to make them question what they have been taught and how they think. I’ve really enjoyed the time it’s taken to weave this world and the plot is very intriguing with certain questions about what the future holds and I’m certainly ready to keep reading. The characters continue to grow throughout especially hearing the guys POV’s. There’s certainly a cliffhanger or two in these books and you’ll want to devour them all with every twist and turn.

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  • Lisa Maher
  • 12-12-20

I love this series!

This is probably one of my favorite series by Eva Chase to listen to. The narrators are fantastic and do an amazing job of bringing this series to life in a way that makes you feel as if you are part of the story. Rory is so strong despite all of the nonsense that the other scions put her through. I love seeing how she puts them in their places and as they learn to work together. Some take longer than others, but it is amazing to see. I love that this series is now in two different box sets to make listening to it so much easier. Yes, it is a long listen, but it is worth the time.

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  • Brooke
  • 12-12-20

Omg!

Eva Chase what have you done to me. This series is amazing and I couldn't put it down.

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  • AlliTheBookWyrm
  • 21-12-20

Captivating and Magical Listen!

Wow! This is my second series by Eva. I fell in LOVE with her Flirting with Monsters series and was not disappointed by this one either. Rory is strong-willed (sometimes to a fault), but the same could be said about her guys a lot of the time. It makes for a nice push-and-pull between the characters. I love that we get some steam in the first book, but that the angst continues. We still get that romantic suspense without being completely deprived of the steamy goodness.

Oftentimes, I will have an audiobook that I only listen to on my evening walk, while I keep another book that I read during the day. But this one pulled me straight into that world and from the start it has been my main (and only) read. I was a bit worried about diving into a longer series as I've recently preferred shorter ones, but this still has me hooked at the end of book four. I can't wait to dive into the next audio boxset! Bring on the romance and plot twists - I'm ready!

As for the narration, both get 5/5. I've gained a couple new favorite narrators from this listen. They both speak clearly and bring the stories to life with their character voices. They also do sounds, which I love. A lot of narrators will *read* the sounds vs actually making them. It sounds more natural, like you are hearing the character speak, and I really enjoyed listening to them both!

Quick & Dirty Details:
- College/New Adult
- Reverse Harem (4 guys)
- PNR/UF: Mages
- Steamy: Fast Burn, Romance: Slow-burn
- Enemies-to-Lovers

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  • L.j.
  • 24-04-21

The first boxset (of 2) keeps building up to a captivating story!

The narrators both did an excellent job. And great choice to have both the female and male pov’s narrated by the same gender, Meg and Stephen are a great match for this story too.
I was so impatient to know what happened next that I gave the speed a little bump and even at 1.25 everything could be understand perfectly without some swallowed consonants (which I’m sensitive of with my type of hearing loss). It was a joy to listen to.

This series is fierce (with a strong protagonist!) & magical (but hidden from the normal world).
There are Joymancers that derive their magic through the joy they spread and their opposites: the Fearmancers, they derive their magic from the fear they invoke in others. Each race is powerless without having spread some joy or fear around to access as the form of power that fear or joy becomes. And the more joy or fear they can spark, the stronger they get. Great concept!

The point of view in this story is alternated between Rory and the other scions, 4 boys.
Rory lived with her Joymancer parents, although she is not a Joymancer but a “Nary” (short for “ordinary” an the term those with magic use to describe the normal, unmagical people in this world).
But one day a group of people broke in and murdered her parents and kidnapped her to this whole other side beyond everything she ever knew... and lost.
It is here that she learns Joymancers are not the only ones with magic and that she is believed to be the long lost heir of one of the strongest Fearmancer families, one of the 5 families that rule the fearmancer society.

In the first book Rory is new in this utterly cruel world where bullying is the norm. As an outsider, Rory won’t even consider letting all that bullying continue if she can help it. When the 4 scions, the other heirs to “the Pentacle”, those 5 families that rule fearmancer society, turn out to be the biggest bullies, she turns down their offer to be part of their group, taking a stand against bullying. But that only fuels the leader of the scions to try and break her, to take her under their wings like a meaklittle lamb that follows his every move. Because at “Villain Academy” (which is the unofficial name of Bloodstone Academy because joymancers see fearmancers as villains), everyone knows that the school isn’t ruled by the teachers, it is rules by the scions of the pentacle. And Malcolm is the leader who will do anything to get the long lost scion into line because he is his the undisputed leader of the scions. Needless to say, Rory has to be resilient and well, she won’t break easily.

In book 2, after the big reveal at the end of book 1, many see Rory as a stepping stone towards more status, more power, a more revered life. But that doesn’t mean her problems from book 1 are over. The 4 scion boys are still pushing her buttons, back and forth between utter cruelty and sometimes a few blinks of kindness.

Book 3 begins with Rory coming “home” for the first time, in one of the Bloodstone properties. There’s no turning back to her old life so this has to be her home now.
She doesn’t have long to get settled in though before she and her fellow students will arrive at “Blood U” for the summer course. A contest about a project of choice and some classes plus dealing with her nemesis and the scions. So get ready for another story filled with a tough girl holding her ground. Her looking into what her mentor had said to her and the key she was given. And some former enemies turning allies. But do they really mean it or is it another ploy?

In the 4th book, Rory is in a very bad predicament. The future has never been more dire but at least she has some allies fighting on her side. She will need every single one of them and more. It will take more than they have to get her out of this mess. So the banter might be a bit less and the overall book a bit more serious, in my opinion this may be the most captivating story yet! I was always wondering how she would get out of this mess.

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  • laura rowlands and richard morrows
  • 15-04-21

Good listen

Book 4 was disappointing but overall the books were great.
Loved books 1-3 they were great!

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  • Sai
  • 23-03-21

Villainous reads!

Book 1

A magical read!

She thought she was ordinary Rory Franco: college student, artist, and over-protected daughter...
Then, mages barge into her family’s home, murdered her parents, and whisked her off to a university known as Villain Academy...

Interesting read that kept me up at night so I could finish it off as soon as possible but I didn't want it to end. I can't wait to read the next book! Excited. Really enjoyable read.

The narrators were fantastic. Loved every minute of it.

Book 2

A vile read!

When the danger turns deadly, will she be able to save all of them and herself?

Another brilliant addition to this series. This book has everything - treachery, villians, mystery and magic.

Gosh, what a read!

The narrators were bloody awesome. Enjoyed listening to them.

Book 3

A fantastic read!

With each book in this series, it only gets better and better. Wow, what a read. Could not finish this fast enough but I also did not want it to end.

Excited for more!

The narrators were was wonderful. Such a pleasure to listen to their voices.

Book 4

A charming read!

With every book, it gets better and better. I am so in love with this series and characters. Amazing!

Lovely narration!

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  • Maria
  • 18-03-21

Excited for the next book/set!

This collection of all 4 first books is long, but worth it. Initially it felt like a little too much young drama for me and it dragged out, but as the story went on I was hooked. It’s lighter reading, and not terribly dark. There are lots of lusty romance and snarky mean girls to keep you listening and make you want to know more. The characters are well developed, and I can appreciate the intertwining relationships as well as listening the characters grow individually through the book(s). This was the perfect set to listen to during my commute, and I found myself looking forward to actually driving to and from work. I’m so interested that I’ll be checking audible for the next book as soon as I’m done writing this review.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-03-21

slow burning, and hot!

can't wait to read book 5+.amazing characters and story line! worth the credit/$$ get it today!

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  • BJNynas
  • 09-03-21

Exciting Read

Great characters and storyline. Rory is special and tough as nails! I love to reading and following her progress. The males in this series have their own unique pasts, but to see how their relationships are formed was an adventure all on it's own. I can't wait to continue this series!

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  • Mary D
  • 07-03-21

Boring...Way to drawn out.

The story is way drawn out that it got to be really boring. I had to skip allot of chapters and books to try to get to the good part, but unfortunately it just didn’t get any better. The bullying just got to much also. I’m really bummed that I bought the second story bundle 5-8. I don’t have high hopes that the second set will get any better. I will be exchanging this entire purchase.