"I've awakened in a stone box about the size of a large coffin.... I'm filthy, everything aches, and, by the various so-called gods, I smell awful. I've woken up in worse places. Hmm. What does that say about my life choices?" (Eric, amateur magician, part-time vampire, and accidental king)
It's not easy being king. Especially when you've got an allergy to sunrise and sunset, a fire goddess for a mother-in-law, demonic adversaries, random assassins, and a basement full of insecurities to cope with. Add to that his daughter, the fire priestess/princess; a couple of lightly deranged professional magicians; a whole city full of wizards; and enough squabbling princes to resemble a kindergarten argument. It's enough to make a man want to just go home. Luckily for Eric, he has the world's fastest pet rock, a smart-mouthed sword, and a horse that not only understands him but likes him anyway.
©2015 Garon Whited (P)2016 Podium Publishing
I loved listening to this novel! The story grabbed my attention immediately and it held it through to the end. I love the magic system, it makes sense to me, and I love how the protagonist works through the problems he encounters by using magic and his vampire powers. This is a truly unique vampire story and it's truly epic. There is a HUGE cliffhanger at the end, which leaves me chomping at the bit wanting to know what happens in Book 3. I hope it's not a long wait. I think the narrator is a perfect match too. I can't imagine any one else narrating it. Sean Runnette was excellant!
I do not normally write reviews, but I had to for this book. The first book in this series was spectacular but this book eclipses the first by far. Gritty, dark fantasy, wonderful world building, exceptional characters, humor and death. This book has it all. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
Great story telling Garon, thank you for a wonderful series. And Sean, you really bring the book to life for me. Thank you both.
Yes -- book ends on a cliffhanger - want to see how issues are resolved
Halar - he bridged the two worlds just right (but there should have been a little more freaking out about what happened to his world)--only drawback--his constant complaining about NOT wanting to be King--it became annoying rather quickly & constant reminder of how "ethical" he was. Loved him with his granddaughter.
Laughed @ times
a humble, seeking, loudmouth, Jesus lover, and sometimes heretic explores his questions, concerns, and varied interests through books.
Who is Halar the Night Lord? Can he build and rule a society free from corruption?
Will his enemies succeed in destroying him?
This is the second installment in the Nightlord series by Garon Whited. These are excellent fantasy novels that follow the adventures and exploits of Halar and his companions.
If you like fantasy, action, and suspense stories then these books are for you!
As always Sean Runnette does a killer job narrating!
why oh why stop there?!?!?!? you evil bastard!
this book is no good without having read the first but I highly recommend reading the first even if you don't read this one. bunches of fun
What a great book! Sean Runnette did it again as he has so many times before. This book has left me wanting more....
The night lord is a great guy most of the time,he stragglers with a idea of good and evil try's to rise above it all,I can't wait for the continuing story of the night lord he has the ultimate fight to fight!
this is a brilliant audio book and its a brilliant storyline and funny and best book ever I can't wait for the third book to come out it's going to be awesome heads up to the author you've done a brilliant job keep up the good work hope this 3rd book comes out really soon
One of the best books if not the best must read /listen can't wait for the next one
"another fun one"
science fiction in fun mode. the plot thickens. some loose ends remain but that is for the next installment ...
"Best fun to be had in book form"
Garon Whited's Nightlord series is one of my favourite audio books to date. The writing is funny, witty, entertaining, dramatic and takes you on a truly extraordinary journey. Paired with Sean Runnette as the narrator it is a delight to listen to. Sean's voice adds drama and depth to an already dramatic tale and really brings the character of Eric to vibrant, blood sucking life. I was hooked from the very first paragraph and my only complaint is that I have to stop listening when the book ends. I will be eagerly, impatiently and excitedly awaiting the third book with bitten nails and a fervent hope for Eric's survival.
Yes, it is very entertaining, the performance and book manage to provide a personal experience of an American becoming a vampire in an alternate reality.
I think the humour, which is often self deprecating.
Form me the American accent which works very well with the pop culture references that so often lead to reflective humour.
An American in Mordor
"Just getting better....and better."
Yes. Its a great story, and Garon Whited has created a wonderful blend of worlds and characters with real depth.
It blends so many genres and does it very well indeed. As I've said the characters have real depth and you relate to each of them throughout the story. The "hero" is very believable and fallible too!
As usual Sean Runnette is masterful in his performance. He does not "read a book"....he tells it like it's his story from his own memories.
Not a chance at over 30 hours!
GARON what a place to leave me hanging! Get writing this minute.....!!!!!
one of the best so far. Great story well presented. Cannot wait for next book.
"Aw no! You can't leave me like this!!!!!"
One off or the best I have listened too.
It stands alone, I can't compare it in kind.
The spirit of the story, his inflection, and each character is real!
It certainly was!!
"The technical aspects to magic"
So... I might have listened to shadows before sunset and well, I wish that the story would just go on forever. I loved the characters, the plot, the details and even the confusingly brief nods to things that later led me to google the series to find out if there was a prequel.
The thing I love more than anything though, was the beautiful way in which you meld science and magic. The idea of a wizard dissembling a spell as if it were code in order to hack together some quick and dirty solution, only to later refine with the help of more technical mages is simply brilliant. I love your book and I'm about to go through Sunset now.
I do hope that when the next instalment is ready, that you get it to the ever talented Sean Runette post haste, for his performance was simply stunning.
"great story. very subtle humour and very well read"
would recommend to any Anne rice fan who likes a bit of wry and dry humour. made me smile lots.good gruesome bits about killing those that deserve it. classic nice guy is out of his depth and has enormous power for good or evil.
Report Inappropriate Content