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The Downs, the poor district of the city of Avarest, is home to cutthroats and thieves, pickpockets and prostitutes, all of whom pay tribute to one of two powerful crime bosses.

It is also home to Aaron Envelar, a disillusioned sellsword known as the Silent Blade, who cares nothing for the criminal overlords or their schemes, who only wants to survive and make a little coin in the process. 

But when a group of unwitting thugs steal his mother’s necklace, the only link he has to his murdered parents, Aaron decides that sometimes gold isn’t enough - sometimes, blood is the only payment worth taking. And whatever else will come, this time, he will not be silent. After all, when you take everything from a man, what else does he have to lose?

©2017 Jacob Peppers (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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Wow! Incredible

Surprisingly fantastic! Highly recommend, pleasantly surprised and excited to move on a read the rest!

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  • Trish R.
  • 28-02-20

Good read and listen..


Alrighty, then! For a novella this had so much killing I couldn’t even tell you how many died. But it was actually a good little story and I might read/listen to another one about Aaron Envelar, of the Seven Virtues series.

No sex and the F-bomb was used 9 times.

As to the narration: Steven Brand did a fine job on the men’s voices and his emotions but he does need some help with the women’s voices.

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  • Robert C
  • 07-01-21

Good intro

Normally I ignore intro book, as I see them as a rip off. They still are if there is a fee, but wth.
Glad I tried this one & will give the series a try.

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  • Dylan Williams
  • 07-04-21

Medieval John Wick

This novella seemed like a quick listen, but the words spoken even at 1.5 speed seemed to linger with the weight of anvils when transcribed by Steven Brand and directed by Jacob Peppers detailed writing.

However, as the title states, it sends strong “medieval John Wick” vibes. This isn’t necessarily bad; it differs in story of course but character mannerisms, dialogue and combat tactics are much better envisioned when comparing them to scenes of the famous action movie bent on the passion for revenge of an assassin.

The feeling that this listen slighted me was only prevalent when I remembered that I have seen this story before. I have to say though, it’s a fantastic little novella that is a great stand alone story. That’s what I thought it was when I first added it to my library... turns out that there’s a whole series that I have to listen to know...

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  • Tensia
  • 11-03-21

Novella caught me

The novella was so good, I had to find the series. I am soooo hooked! Lol

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  • Kathy Wild
  • 15-06-21

EPIC

truly EPIC. great story line. one of the best I have heard in a long time.

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  • Joseph Gray
  • 07-06-21

John Wick gets his necklace stolen.

The story was well written, but very predictable. It’s basically John Wick, except instead of losing his dog he loses a necklace.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-04-21

Awesome

The story was great! The way Silent handles himself was to me like a fantastical John Wick. Can’t wait to continue with the story

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  • Benjamin M Page
  • 04-04-21

Applause for Peppers

This was a fun listen. I am glad I found it. I will enjoy listening to the works of Jacob Peppers.

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  • Zackary
  • 28-03-21

Good read while cooking.

I really enjoyed the Medieval Fantasy version of John Wick! I highly recommend this book.

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  • Phx17
  • 16-02-21

Sold me on the series- or at least book 1

Great novella introducing anti-hero Aaron Envelar, a sellsword willing to cut a bloodthirsty swath up a crime lord’s ranks to recover a sentimental trinket. Super plausible? Maybe not. But, it provides enough of a plot device to support non-stop action and violence.

This is a medieval, urban fantasy world with plenty of torture and gore, swear words known (occasional F bombs) and created (Pits!), and the promise of a decent, dark full length book. The writing and narration set a good enough tone that I have placed book 1 into my wish list.