For Edward, immortality has been very lonely lately. After several decades in hiding, he's surfaced to find scarcely any of his kind left. Most importantly, his beloved Beatrix would appear to have succumbed to the sands of time. Curious to learn what might have befallen her, he stalks the last two immortals, Arron and his daughter Jennifer, in hopes of learning her fate.
Things are about to get a lot less lonely for dear old Edward. He's stumbled into a battleground between light and darkness. While this particular war has been going on since before the biblical flood, Edward will have to sort out the puzzle quickly, or join his friends in the afterlife.
On that subject, Arron's daughter may have a few ideas of her own. It would seem Jennifer Faust is convinced that the gates of Hell have a revolving door, not a padlock.
Disclaimer: This book contains fallen angels, Greek mythology, huge slices of cake, katana swords, weaponized Hell fire, excessive drinking, wagering on everything, classic cars, dead woman soup, bullet trains, toxic pollution, and vintage fashion red flags.
I loved the new characters that were introduced in this book. It would be possible to read this as a stand alone but the first book is amazing so you would be best placed to start there. This is equally good. I’m not going to give any spoilers so I’m going to be deliberately vague about the characters. We start with an escape from danger that’s tense and action filled leading into a good old face off between the good guys and the bad guys - yes deliberately vague!! The characters are interteresting with a good deal of depth. You like the good guys although are they the bad guys? And you either dislike or hate the bad guys but then some of them have a bit more depth than that also. I really dislike the queen - which you should or at least I think you should. It also sort of disturbed me that the games she plays with people are so warped given who or maybe what she is. Which is also really fascinating in terms of why she is like that or how or why. Like I said really involved characters, a great story, plenty of things going on to keep you hooked!
I loved the ending. I like the closure we get in the book and the possibility for more and once again the good guys who are bad guys the bad guys who are the good guys. I like the challenges the book throws at me in terms of that understanding.
Great narration that portrays the characters nicely and gives a sense of pace to the book.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review
Surprising twists and turns.This was dark, fun, and fast paced. There are complex characters with twisted motivation.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This is the second book in this series it goes into more detail many have died and only a few are left. Edward is reported dead but he is very much alive, he has promised to watch over Arron and keep him safe. He finds he is not only watching over Arron but his daughter they have gotten an invitation go out to a birthday party none want to go but some are taken and given no choice. Jennifer decides to make a stop before she goes to be with her dad this is full of mystery. Leaving the reader in awww as to the outcome. Edward finds his self in a race against time trying to keep those safe at the same time not really wanting to go through with this. Jennifer is very much a part of this story she has powers she got through her mother who fought the angel and past on some of her powers to her unborn child. Now the angel wants them back, she sets a trap but all is not as it seems. Jennifer has a few tricks up her sleeve but things do not go as planned.
Mr. Baker’s narration is very good, he does give more pause than he did in the first book. Some of his characters voices are great giving wonderful emotions but others are a little flat. There are no background noises, no volume changes, if any breaks where taken I could not tell. There are no repeating of words the audio is pretty even toned. He really the characters to life for me and made me believe in them. Mr. Baker’s normal voice is very pleasant to listen, his female voices are better than the first book but still need a little work to make them sound a little more female. I really like how he did the thoughts so you could tell they are thoughts and not spoken. I did think he put a lot into the action and suspense and this part really pulled me in. I really enjoyed the audio and look forward to listening to more of this narrators work.
I really liked how this plays out, the mystery, suspense, how the game is played. My heart does go out to some of the characters and the games they had to play. The author goes into detail from the start of time and how these angels and fallen ones started out and why they need to die. Anne just breaks my heart and it looks like she will be playing a very big part in book 3. So innocent, so forgiving and demands nothing in return. I wasn’t sure how this would play out but the author did a wonderful job pulling me in and even shocking me a little. It is a ride that really pulls the reader in making them believe in a story that isn’t real but seem so. It has a nice pace, with a good plot, I loved the tension, and the surprises. The adventure and suspense was wonderful keeping you on the edge leaving you guessing what could happen next. I can hardly wait for the next and last book in this series to come out. It will be interesting to see how the author plays this out, who will live and who will die.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
The 2nd installment is not quite as good as the 1st, but good nonetheless. Narration is spot on throughout the book. Only complaint is much of the book is a character trying to find out what happened to another character from the 1st book. Since I listened to the 1st, I already knew. Good series though!
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The Conduit: A Tale of Resurrection
By CF Waller Narrated by Wyatt Baker
The Conduit: A Tale of Resurrection continues almost 100 years after the calling tree. Ronee’ and several more of the characters are back, as well as, new and unique characters. The stakes are much higher and there are rules, so many rules. The book intrigued me from the start and I couldn’t wait to listen to more. You can read The Conduit as a read-alone, but you’re missing out if you don’t grab The Calling Tree too. The writing is as great as before and I can’t wait for book 3!
Overall, The Conduit: A Tale of Resurrection is a 4.5 star book.
This was another book I didn't want to put down!The last immortals are being hunted down and killed..for good.There are rumors as to where the immortals came from and why they need to be ended.This includes all mythology and it meshes nicely.Everyone has an agenda and the adventure is high. Wyatt Baker narrates nicely.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
Another great book by Waller & a stellar performance by Baker.
While not as action packed & edge of your seat as book one it is certainly another great addition to the story. I can’t wait for he next adventure!
Weaving fantasy with biblical & historical tales like the genius he is Waller will pull you in & keep you enthralled.
I want to know more about Jennifer and Annie. I hope these new characters get fleshed out more in book 3.
I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook from the publisher/author but voluntarily give my honest review.
There are only a handful of lesser immortals left. The queen is hunting them down. She seeks the sparks of her life that were stolen from her. To do so she must get the conduit. Who or what is the conduit? What powers does the conduit have and if what use are they? Deals with the devil revealed, contracts with fallen angels near their completion and a final show down awaits. Great story well narrated. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
I loved the first book and was anxiously awaiting this book. I was not disappointed! It did take a bit longer for me to get into this book; however, once it got going, I was hooked! Now, I’m anxiously awaiting the next book! The narration is great and makes the book that much better. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.
Firstly, I do hope people take the time to listen to/read this book, BUT please make sure you read Book 1 - The Calling Tree first!
Thankfully, I did. Even so, it took still took me a few minutes to reacquaint myself with the characters and their prior situations, especially as the story is told from the viewpoint of Edward, who was not a major player in book one. Once I got my head into the right space, it was game on!
The Conduit is a well written, well narrated tale that continues to build upon the trials of Aaron (and his daughter Jennifer) through Edwards' initial surveillance, and subsequent reluctant involvement with them.
The characters are well formed, the story moves along at a solid pace and is excellently narrated by Wyatt Baker. The book also sets us up nicely for a finale to the trilogy.
Well worth a read/listen.
My thanks to the Author for providing me this book, free of charge, in return for an unbiased review.
I was provided this audiobook through Audiobook Boom at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.
I don’t know why so many people think book one was better. I thought the hero and heroine weren’t defined and had too many characters. It more like a stew than a steak. Book TWO, on the other hand, picks up 70 years later and I think it’s stronger and cohesive with definitive character roles. I really liked it. Can’t wait for book three. That will be one HELL of a ride... seriously, I mean it literally!
Wyatt Baker really is the perfect voice for this series. Great Job!
Two Thumbs UP!