Gifted with meta-human powers in a world full of capes and villains, Tori Rivas kept away from the limelight, preferring to work as a thief in the shadows. But when she's captured trying to rob a vault that belongs to a secret guild of villains, she's offered a hard choice: prove she has what it takes to join them or be eliminated.
Apprenticed to one of the world's most powerful (and supposedly dead) villains, she is thrust into a strange world where the lines that divide superheroes and criminals are more complex than they seem. The education of a villain is not an easy one, and Tori will have to learn quickly if she wants to survive. On top of the peril she faces from her own teacher, there are also the capes and fellow apprentices to worry about, to say nothing of having to keep up a civilian cover.
Most dangerous of all, though, are those who loathe the guild's very existence. Old grudges mean some are willing to go to any length to see the guild turned to ash, along with each one of its members. Even the lowly apprentices.
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Loved the story and the length of the book. Readers was solid. I prefer when they bring in a male to do the male voices but she did a good job.
an awesome new series by Drew Hayes.
Amy Landon narrates spectacularly. I turned on the audible and didn't turn it off until it was finished. I wish there would have been more jobs and even though the book was a great length as the chapters ticked away I kept wishing it would not end, as I feel about every Drew Hayes novel.
It's becoming really difficult to figure out which of Drew's fictional universes is my favorite now. Villians' Code is pretty amazing. Amy Landon's narration is great.
Hard to rank, but it is excellent!!!
She did a very good job with both the male and female voices. Strangely enough, she did a better job of differentiating the male characters... a lot of the female characters sounded similar.
Laugh... yes. And is kept me engaged throughout... and that is saying something as it runs for 26 hours!!!
Great debut to the series.... not sure which I am looking forward to more... the next book in this series or the super powereds / corpies series.
I really enjoyed this book. it was a little slow to start and at first I thought it might be a little juvenile for my tastes, but happily I was wrong... it ended up being more mature than I had expected (some cursing, which I don't mind). very good trust on the normal good vs evil trope. give it a go.
took me a bit longer to get hooked, compared to super powereds at least, but once it hit it's stride, I knew I was going to be in for a ride, that and I already want a sequel. As for the narrator Amy did a decent job with the material, but I would have really liked her to switch off with a male narrator at certain points, this may be chauvinistic, but most female narrators have a harder time with male voices and end up sounding alike, the better male narrators have less of that problem, in no way am I saying that I did not like the narration, only wish listing a bit.
As I have come to expect from this author, the deeper you get in to the story, the more it draws you in and his endings are worth every penny, even though I hate when a good story ends.
this was my 1st listen thru and I went almost nonstop, so I will probably update this or throw up another on goodreads, since I WILL listen to this again in the near future...
Drew Hayes, Thank you for sharing another great story.
I've been anxiously waiting for this book to come out since Drew announced it and released the cover art (which I love!). I have been a huge Drew Hayes fan since I discovered his Superpowereds series here on Audible. The style of writing is so captivating. It really draws you in and its so easy to picture the characters. I have been listening to this book for 6 hours already and I don't see putting it down any time soon. The last time I have every been this hooked in a book was when the Harry Potter series was being released. Congrats Drew on another home run. Can't wait for the next book in the series all ready.
Out of everything I have read by him I have never been disappointed. Forging Hephaestus is a great introduction to a new universe that I can't wait to explore more of
"a truly entertaining story"
I've become an increasing fan of Drew Hayes since I discovered his NPC trilogy. being geeky I enjoyed it greatly and finding he had a new book about the world of heroes and villains from the villains perspective. I wasted no time in scooping it up and I've got to say I'm glad I did as I was as entertained and found myself laughing at points.
"Another great book from Drew Hayes"
It's not surprising that he can do super powers well after reading Super Powereds, even in a separate universe with a different system entirely. This is a series I will be looking out for, I can't wait for the next installment!
"Difficult to put down - great new series"
Drew Hayes cements his reputation as he heads in a different direction full of super heroes and lovable super powered villains. He pulls it off in spades, thoroughly entertaining and sets up a great storytelling universe. Can't wait for the next instalment.
"I did like the book, unsure about the narrator"
I did enjoy this book but the only I didn't like was the narrator. She tried to voice acting different characters and after a while a lot of the characters sound the same. I know I am probably not picking but when you are trying to keep up with the story, this one is a fairly long one, it just seems hard and confusing when the characters sound the same.
"Another amazing adventure"
A great listen all around, I'm a fan of drews and even I was shocked how much I enjoyed part one of this new series
Drew Hayes is quickly becoming one of my favorites, this is yet again one of those stories in which the listener can get fully imersed and wonder just where the time has gone but sadly realise the story has finished. I hope that this isn't a one off story !
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