Behind every myth, there is a spark of truth....
There's nothing special about Ben Garston. He's just a guy with an attitude in a beaten-up leather jacket, drowning his sorrows about his ex in a local bar. Or so he'd have you believe. What Ben Garston can't let you know is that he's also known as Red Ben. He can't let you know that the world of myth and legend isn't as make-believe as you think, and it's his job to keep that a secret. And there's no way he can let you know what's really hiding beneath his skin....
But not even Ben knows what kind of hell is about to break loose. Because the delicate balance between his world and ours is about to be shattered. Something's been hiding in the heart of the city - and it's about to be unleashed.
©2016 James Bennett (P)2016 Little Brown
I found this very enjoyable. This is an excellent listen. If you like tales of old gods and dragons in a modern setting then grab this one.
I knew nothing of this book or this author when I bought the audiobook. It appeared to be his very first novel, and there were no ratings and no reviews. Still, I liked the story description, the narrator's clip, and the cover art, so I took a chance. So glad I did!
What a nice surprise it was when I discovered that the novel was professional and polished in storyline and complexity, complete with several different countries, time periods, characters, points of view, and subjects, including loneliness, love, trust, revenge, hope, order and chaos, magic, and supernatural or magical creatures. I noticed when Bennett subtly peppered the story with descriptive language fit for a dragon: ash, flame, smoke, claw, etc.
I'm guessing (hoping?) that there will be more!
I'm American, but love my Audiobooks to have a little UK bite and humor, and my narrator too have a matching UK accent. Colin Mace generally did an amazing job with tone, pace, accents and genders. Bril!
I highly recommend. Enjoy!
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