A fantastic combination of good and evil fighting against the even more evil. How can one man control his darkness? How can one man with such darkness fight for the good? Hop on the Stone Born train and find out.
Title: Accession of the Stone Born
By: Ken Lange
Narrated by: Paul Clewell
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
Release date: 10-13-17
Publisher: Ken Lange
Source: Purchased from Audible.com
Publisher’s Description: Former DOD operative Gavin Randall is coming home after twenty-eight years of war. Dismissed by the government he spent his life fighting for, his only solace is knowing that the life waiting for him is one of peace.
Unfortunately, Gavin stumbles upon a secret underworld that exists alongside ours, one populated by vampires, mages, and bloodthirsty werebeasts.
Now, Gavin finds himself recruited by the Biblical Lazarus, leader of this hidden community. He must track down those who seek to disrupt the fragile peace keeping these nightmare horrors at bay. If he fails, more than his life will be forfeit.
Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel (or, in other words, SPOILERS).
Nervous Nellie says…
I’ve already read this book. And reviewed this book. Accession of the Stone Born was a good book before, but the author did a “book overhaul” and tightened up the story and made it flow much better. I read the book again and then I listened to the audio. I have to tell you…it was marvelous! I didn’t really notice that it didn’t flow smoothly before the ‘overhaul’ but it was certainly a page turner the second time I read it.
Annnnd then I listened to it.
I really love audiobooks. The narrators give dimension to the characters my imagination can’t always achieve. Paul Clewell was amazing. Gavin was great in print but even more dimensional with a voice to go with the character in my mind. The narrator absolutely nailed the villain in this book. And Andrew. I already loved Andrew, but the narrator smoothed him out to be a true southern gentleman. A dangerous southern gentleman that with his magic and very little effort, could most likely snap me in half like a twig. To be totally honest, I believe that I loved this book as a print and audio equally.
This story is just one link in a chain of a series of stories that encompasses a lot of characters and a much larger picture. Author Lange’s story telling leads the reader on until they find themselves deep into a web filled with dangerous power hungry creatures. Each corner turned will expose characters that are connected in the most unexpected way.
The other published link in the chain is the series, Warden Global, starring Viktor Warden. Both of these series are mostly contemporary with references to the past to keep things interesting. Gavin Randall is a newbie to this world, but Viktor Warden is a seasoned professional. It doesn’t matter which series a person starts with but I do suggest both series because it makes the overall picture a much richer experience. There is violence but not consistently one scene after another. There is a mystery to figure out and pieces to the puzzle to uncover, so if that is something you enjoy – you’ll get it.
Other books in this series:
- Dust Walkers (coming February 20, 2017)
Warden Global series: