Friday, August 16, 2019

Audiobook Review - Dark Harvest by Nazri Noor @NazriNoor

Dark Harvest by Nazri Noor
Narrated by Luke Daniels
Series: Darkling Mage #2
Publisher: Nazri Noor
Publication Date: July 22, 2019
Date Read: August 13, 2019
Length: 7 hours 36 minutes
Source: Author
★★★★☆
Dustin Graves has three days to live.

The darkling mage has found himself in the company of scoundrels. Maybe that’s what Dustin deserves: a werewolf, a vampire, and a talking sword for teammates, and a rogue sorcerer as his mentor and master.

But a doomsday cult has surfaced. Twelve mutilated bodies are found drowned in blood and in wine. The massacre stinks of both the divine and the supernatural. Worst of all, an ancient god sends Dust on a lethal mission, one he must complete in three days. The reward? He gets to live. Well...maybe.

If you like snarky heroes, snappy dialogue, and a bit of grit and gore, you'll love the second book in Nazri Noor's series of urban fantasy novels. Explore the darkling mage universe and discover Dark Harvest today.
My Review

I thought that this book was really well done.  I enjoyed the first book in the series quite a bit so I was pretty excited to start reading this book.  It really had everything that I was looking for with great characters, a touch of humor, a mystery that kept me guess, and one of my favorite narrators.  I really enjoyed the hours that I spend with this book.

This book is the second book in the Darkling Mage series which I do think is best read in order since this book picks up shortly after the events of the first book.  Dustin's life looks somewhat similar but yet different than it did in the previous book.  He is still stealing things but he is doing it for a different group.  He still has his trusty sword and seems to be able to get out of some pretty serious situations.

The story opens with the search for a very special cup and things go wrong almost immediately.  Before long, Dustin has been assigned a task and if he can't complete it within three days he will die.  Let's just say that Dustin is pretty motivated to do what he has been asked to do.  The story takes quite a few twists and turns and there is a lot of excitement along the way.

Luke Daniels does a phenomenal job with this book.  He really was able to bring Dustin to life and I loved the voices that he used for all of the characters.  I think that he was able to give highlight Dustin's sense of humor through his reading.  He was very easy to listen to for hours at a time and I think that I liked this story just a bit more because of his narration.

I would recommend this series to others.  This was an action-filled story where anything could happen.  This was a very complete story but there were a few unresolved questions that I hope will be addressed in future books.  I can't wait to read more about Dustin and his friends!

I received a review copy of this book from the author.
About the Author - Nazri Noor
(From Author's Website)

Hi, I'm Nazri, a Filipino-Malaysian author based in California. I’m trilingual, but I really only write in English. I can also speak just enough Sindarin and Valyrian to impress absolutely no one. My urban fantasy novels focus on heroes who use wits, style, and their wildly unpredictable magic to save the day. Think sass and class, while kicking ass.

My influences come from horror and fantasy: HP Lovecraft, Anne Rice, George R.R. Martin, Chuck Palahniuk, Terry Pratchett, and Neil Gaiman. Growing up I was shaped by the Blood Sword, Fighting Fantasy, Lone Wolf, and Grey Star game book universes. I'm also inspired by video games, specifically the Castlevania, Final Fantasy, and Persona series.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

10 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the prequel book for the series so I'm definitely going to read the first novel. I loved the characters especially the sword so I'm excited that it is in follow up books!

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  2. Oh, wow. Just the first line of this blurb sold me. What a fun sounding story! I'm going to have to check this one out.

    Great review!

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  3. I think I am going to have to check this series out. It sounds like such a great read!

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  4. I love books involving cults and I love Luke Daniels a narrator so that alone is enough to tempt me!

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  5. I still have not tried Luke! I know I know

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  6. Another series I must try! I have had the worst luck with audiobooks this last year or two. The problem is really my motivation to listen to them. I need to work on that...

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  7. Gotta love it when the next book gives you everything you hoped for. And what a stunning cover!

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  8. the first sentence got my attention. everything about the book sounds good and your review confirmed it
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  9. I can't say that I've heard of this series before. But that's not really all that surprising since the genre isn't really thing. Great review, though.

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  10. I love UF and I remember your review of the first book. I think I put it on my TBR as a KU book. Anyway, I can't start a new series right now but I'd like to read these someday.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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