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Summary

Part lawman, part tracker and part magician, the Wardens are monster-hunters - tasked with protecting the people from the various, nightmarish creatures that have invaded the world of men.

Despite his personal dislike for the job, Errol Magnus has faithfully carried out the daunting (and singularly dangerous) duties of Warden for their region in place of his missing brother Tom. Truth be told, despite his reluctance in accepting the role, there is no one better suited for it in terms of knowledge, training, and skill.

Arriving home after an extended sojourn in the Badlands, where monsters are as common as blades of grass, Errol longs for just a single day to pass that doesn't require him to put his life in danger. His desire for a respite, however, is complicated by two things: the arrival of a mysterious troupe of performers and the appearance of a bloodthirsty creature that kills its victims in a horribly gruesome fashion.

Now Errol must determine what connection - if any - exists between the troupe and the killings, as well as find a way to stop the monster before the body count goes any higher.

©2013 Kevin Hardman (P)2017 Kevin Hardman

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Lure of the Lamia

I really like Kevin's books, so when I saw this I had to get my hand on it and I was not disappointed.

With this authors books you know you will get a good plot with a twist and suspense. This story did remind me a bit of Beowulf, that I read in my teens, which I really liked, so this book did not disappoint me.

I would highly recommend this book!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Scott R
  • Falkirk,Scotland, UK
  • 03-11-17

Exciting Follow up

After the events of Book 1 it seems our new warden( reluctantly) is attempting to recover however the life of a warden barely pauses Errol finds and so the learning experience continues. As he hopes to find out more about his brother Tom still missing he finds out about the other side of the monsters where sometimes it isn't as cut and dry a problem as you would think.
great pace of action, mystery and even a nice dose of humanity rounds this book up well.
Narration as you would expect from Narramore is excellent and comes across well especially in the human moments.
Looking forward to the next in series.
I was gifted this audio and choose to leave a review and as such is my own honest opinion.

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  • James
  • 20-11-17

Better than the 1st

Hardman is a really good author and this series was much better with this installment. Narration was really good. Looking forward to the next one.

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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  • Amazon CustomerBeliever
  • 19-05-18

Good Continuation

I got this story via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. This is part two of the story of the brothers who are tasked with destroying monsters. Errol is still looking for his brother Tom. He is now the Warden until his brother returns. He also finds a love interest. The narrator made me see that spider and her children. That part of the story and the action and battle came to life in a good way. I can see that there will be more stories as Errol grows in knowledge and skills. This was a nice fantasy and well developed. I loved the narrator.

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  • KC Jones
  • 21-12-17

Only one gripe

The only problem is that I don't believe how he reacts to getting a cool ability. I mean who says "you gave the power to talk to nature i'll kill you." It just the stupidest thing I have ever heard. this would have gotten 5 stars other wise.

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  • Michelle Titherington VanDaley
  • 18-11-17

Great & Exciting Series!

Book 2 continues from where book 1 stopped and leads the reader/listener on another exciting mission with Errol who is reluctantly doing the duties of Warden since his brother Tom is still missing. This book introduces us to a troup of odd performers as well as some new creatures for Errol to battle. The story is fast paced and the characters and world building are on point. The narrator does a wonderful job at bringing the story to life. I enjoy this Author's descriptive writing that makes me feel as if i can see the story playing out right in front of me. I look forward to more in this series and from this Author & narrator.

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  • mandy
  • 13-11-17

Good!

Enjoyable and unique story with good narration!

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  • TU
  • 13-11-17

Short but great continuation of the series

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I really enjoyed this one, just as I did book 1. I just wish these were longer. The narrator is good and I'll definitely look for more.

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  • Bibliopa
  • 06-11-17

Smart Supernatural Warden

I received this book for free in return for an unbiased review.

I really liked this book, and I'm going to go back and find the first book. it is really short, I don't know that it's worth a whole credit, but the world is interesting and inviting.

One con that is pretty picky. The author doesn't know the difference between venom and poison. Look it up dude, there is a difference and it's annoying when it's used incorrectly.

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  • Mary Karowski
  • 05-11-17

The warden is back and he is awesome!

Even monsters love their children. So what happens when your Child goes rogue. The circus is in town and it’s not like any that you’ve seen before. His brother is still missing he’s acting as warden in his stead still. There’s a budding romance some female rivalry politics monsters magic curses and more. This series is a must for fans of the seventh som and the book series it was based on. Really great stuff well-written well narrated highly recommend it. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Jason
  • 25-10-17

Good book!

Enjoyed the book, although a little short on time. I was a nice diversion for 4 hours.


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  • Daniel Delgado
  • 24-10-17

Enjoyable story, solid reading

This story is fairly entertaining, though not enough context to the first story is given. Having jumped right into the 2nd book I was confused early on, as without context references to earlier plot elements were too vague to properly interpret. It wasn’t until I was about an hour and a half in that things started to come together.
The narration is very good, and the female voices in particular are clear and appropriate sounding.