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The Scarlet Thread

The Fated Destruction
Narrated by: Austenne Grey
Series: Fated Destruction, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
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Summary

My name is Kaidance Monroe, and sometimes when I touch people, I see how they die.

After I saw my little brother's death but failed to stop it, my parents abandoned me to a juvenile detention facility. I don't let people touch me anymore. Not my fingertips, not my skin, not my heart.

Just before I turned 18, I got a visit from a cute guy, who tricked me into giving up my secrets. He said I was special, but he wasn't the only one searching for me. I barely escaped with my life. Now I'm in a mansion, learning how to control my abilities - abilities so powerful, even the gods are jealous. I didn't mean to make anyone fall for me. Certainly not my would-be killer. And I never imagined how far he would fall.

The Scarlet Thread is a dark fantasy romance for fans of Greek mythology and Gothic romance. Fans of Fallen and Percy Jackson will be captivated by this mashup of fallen angels and forgotten gods.

This is Book One in the Fated Destruction series.

This is a "slow burn" dark fantasy romance - relationships are being formed, but won't heat up until book two. You'll have to keep listening to see whether Kaidance ends up with Puriel, the smoldering fallen angel who tried to kill her, or Sitri, her mysterious brooding savior.

©2016 D.S. Murphy (P)2017 D.S. Murphy

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  • 11-04-20

Kaidance has spent her life trying to hide her cur

Kaidance has spent her life trying to hide her curse, she can see a person's death when she touches them. When she was small, she tried to save her brother from the death she had foreseen, but no one believed her and they thought she actually caused the death. Since then she has been living at the Juvenile Delinquent Reform Institution. What she doesn't know is that The Fates gave her this power and there is someone who will stop at nothing to use her power.

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Very good read - highly recommend

Very good book, slightly hard to follow at times but interesting and captivating. Highly recommend!

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Dark and Mystical

This is a dark Greek gothic mythology book and I had some doubts at the beginning but as I started to listen I was hooked. Lots of twists and turns. Derek Murphy definitely wrote a unique book that just grabs you. Austen Grey does a fabulous job of reading this story. The book ends on a cliffhanger and you want to pick up the next book right away! 💙

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well written

It's a good book. Well written and we'll narrated. An enjoyable read which will leave you questioning all that you think you know.

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Awesome Series Starter!

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and Austenne Grey did an Amazing job as narrator!! The book ended on somewhat of a cliffhanger but that was not all surprising since that is common with series. I am excited to see where the next book takes us.

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  • The Poetry Novelist
  • 26-10-17

Great writing, mediocre reading.

Definitely not my style of story, but I thoroughly enjoy Derek Murphy's instructional videos on YouTube and I wanted to see how well he backed up his advice. If he has any true horror novels, I'll be all over them.

Austenne Grey has a tendency to over-enunciate horribly, especially when voicing non-human characters in the book. After a while, it became quite distracting for me. I don't have much experience with audio books, however, so please take my review of the audio portion lightly.

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  • Peachesnbeal
  • 07-06-17

I went on to the second book!

I actually had to slow down the speaking in this book, which I know some people listen to them sped up, so I feel this is a great quality to have! it's hard for me to read ya greek mythology books. I liked this story a lot and the take it has on mythology. As soon as this was done I dl the second one! it's a great listen so I bet it is a great read!

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  • Tammy B Oakley
  • 20-05-20

Great Story!💜

This is going to be a great series. I love this storyline and all the amazing characters.
This is my first book with this narrator and I loved her. Great job on so many different characters.
This is book 1 and continues on into the next book.
If you don’t mind cliffhangers I recommend this book/series!

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  • Lexi Zieve
  • 29-04-20

Scarlet Thread

This book was alright the characters were good but something about it just couldn't hold my attention as much as I wanted it to. I loved the synopsis and hoped it would grab my mind and not let go. I enjoyed it but it didn't make me sad to have to pause it and I wasn't constantly wondering what would happen next to the characters. I hope the next part is better since there is so much promise for this world and these characters. You can't ever escape death and this is something the MC has had to learn the hard way. The death of her brother hit her hard and has shaped her since then. I loved the writing so I will definitely give the next book a chance. This could be an amazing book but it just didn't hook me. I hope the next one will hook me better than this one did.

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  • Dawn M
  • 17-04-20

Loved it!

this is a great listen the story is fantastic and the Narrator is fabulous! i enjoyed them bringing the story to life and i will be checking out the next book

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  • Elizabeth
  • 30-03-20

Gothic and Mystical

This was a great start to the Fated Destruction Series by Derek Murphy. Austenne Grey did an amazing job narrating and bring this story to life. I immediately fell in love with this dark fantasy romance and it's twist on the Greek Gods and Fates. It centers around Kaidance a young girl who has been gifted or cursed by the Fates and is able to see a person's death with a single touch. I won't say anymore due to not wanting to ruin the story for anyone. Yet I will say I can't wait for the next installment.

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  • Mary Schlemmer
  • 20-03-20

Warning, Cliff hanger

I enjoyed the book until the very end. There is no end. It is a cliff hanger. Grrrrrrrrrrr. It definitely snagged and held my attention.

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  • Timi Kraft
  • 18-03-20

Good start

A very good to the series. Very well written, and good narration. Like the twist on Greek mythology.

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  • Laura
  • 13-03-20

Great twist!!

I listened to the audiobook and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The narrator did a fabulous job bringing the story to life. I highly recommend it.

This was a great book to start off the Fated Destruction series.
This is my first book that has introduced me to the author and I was immersed with the world building that the author created. I immediately felt for the main character Kaidance. Here is a young girl who was abandoned by her parents after she attempted to warn them about her brothers death but they ignored her and abandoned her in a juvenile detention center where bad stuff happens to the girls. Then the story continues to unfold and brings in another world of Greek mythology. I absolutely loved it!!

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  • Sandi
  • 12-03-20

Decent set up

This was a good set up for a bigger story. It wasn’t super engrossing but it was good to set the stage. A lot of wondering who was on what side and good vs bad questions. The romance aspect was very underplayed, hoping for more there in the next book. The narrator was back and forth with tone, seeming to have a more monotonous intonation with male characters, but the female ones were nicely done.

I received this audiobook free in exchange for my fair and honest review.