This omnibus collection includes Days Gone Bad, Wolves and the River of Stone, and Winter's Demon. That's three complete novels of Damian's dark, gritty, and occasionally hilarious urban-fantasy adventures.
Days Gone Bad (Book 1)
My name is Damian Valdis Vesik. I am a necromancer, an ability feared and hated as much as the powers my master and I set ourselves against. We've vanquished many evils, but now something is releasing an old darkness, forcing us to hunt an enemy beyond anything I've faced before. I was already busy enough with vampires, fairies, witches, Watchers, weddings, and ...damn, I need a vacation.
Wolves and the River of Stone (Book 2)
Philip, Zola's boyfriend from 150 years ago, is not nearly as dead as we thought. I really wish he was. Not only has he kidnapped Zola, but he's raising an army to scour humanity from the Earth. Hopefully the local werewolf pack will help. What could possibly go wrong?
Winter's Demon (Book 3)
Some things can never be undone. The horrors I've defeated - or even caused - with my own hands...they are nothing compared to what's coming. Philip Pinkerton has brought his madness upon my family, my own blood. His army of necromancers is on the move, harbingers of a great darkness. I fear the war has begun...and damn, I don't get paid enough for this.
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I would listen to this series again because I really enjoyed the story and the narration was nice to listen to.
I liked the interactions between the characters and the humor that is expressed throughout the story.
I'm not one for sharing spoilers AND it's pretty hard to choose because there are so many. Some actions scenes are really good, but then there are some touching scenes with happy and vicky that are just awesome.
no. This is three books so it takes a couple days to get through.
If you enjoy Jim Butcher's Dresden series, you'll probably like this series too. They contain the same sort of humor that just has you laughing out loud sometimes.
I found myself at points not interested and other times not wanting to stop reading. It's similar to Dresden Files. I would have to say try for yourself.
"I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
I enjoyed getting to know the characters and listening to all of their interactions with each other.
He was able to bring all the characters to life. He has a wide range and made these books much more enjoyable for me. I thought he did a great job narrating these books.
The deaths of a few characters I liked was sad.
I thought these were good books to listen to. I would recommend them to anyone who is considering these. If you like this type of story, you will enjoy this series. I'm sure I will be listening to them again. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
This is one of those stories where you can't wait to see how it ends, but you wish the story would go on because of how attached you get to the characters. Well, with the boxed set, you get to have your cake and eat it, too! I enjoyed every bit of the story and the narration made it just that much better. The voices helped to build a mental picture of what the characters look like and made me look forward to hearing them speak again. And one of the benefits of having the first three books all together is that when you're done with the first, you can just keep going. Which is perfect for those long car rides to work because you don't have to wait until you get somewhere to download the next book, you just keep on driving and enjoying the story.
This was the first subject for an Audiobook club my brother-in-law started!
This story is phenomenal! The attention to detail in the world Asher created is top notch. The dynamic characters feel like old friends!
I highly recommend this to any modern fantasy or adventure lover!
Yes, I would as it was such an intricately woven story I feel I would discover more and more
One of my favorite things was that the characters and their back stories develop as you read. It is like meeting people in real life, you do not get to know ALL about them in one sitting, you develop a relationship and slowly get to know them better, this is exactly what I felt as I read the books. I felt Damian & I were becoming closer. And that I would totally be shopping at Death Door (a lot). I felt that the Faeries were letting into their world, as if they had begun to trust me. I still feel the Vamps aren’t quite ready to open their doors fully but have let me into the foyer and let me sit for a cup of coffee with Sam, and well Carter and Hugh, I felt they welcomed me just fine, like meeting old friends somehow.
As a reader he was fantactic. He voiced Vesik as I had imagined him to do so. I loved all the voices he had for each character and the perfect inflections for the tone of the story
A necromancers job is never done...
I love to read box sets (well in this case listen to). One of my main concerns is always, will the story flow from book to book? And in the case of Vesak it flows seamlessly!! I mainly liked the fact that Eric Asher (the wonderful author) doesn’t retell you who everyone is in each book, he figures you read the first book so you can now follow along.
It was, to me, like it was one book with three parts which is exactly how a box set or book series should feel. In each book Eric laid the ground work for the next book so there was continuity there and also a sense on reading something and thinking, “Hmmm something is brewing here, wonder where this will take me”, and so far I have been very pleased with the journey!
My favorite aspect BY FAR is the snarkiness. I am by nature a snarky person, so when I was listening I was laughing and just loving the rapport and snarkiness between ALL the characters. I would be sitting amount a group of people and listening on head phones only to find I was literally Laughing Out Loud while other just looked at me like I had lost my mind. I love it when a book or books pulls you so deeply in that you truly forget the world around you. My favorite line is from book 1, Vesik to Sam: “You did die, you know”. After I read that line I knew I would just love the rest of the series.
Asher created a world that you just dive into head first. There are enough descriptors so that you know what the place looks like yet he still leaves room for your imagination. All the characters have depth. Each one adds to the story line perfectly and each one is vital to the series as a whole. As you read each new character that is introduced is done so within the realm created by Eric, and fits the flow of the story, and also adds to the richness of the world being created.
Grandma who spends too much time in her car. The books keep me happy and sane!
Wow. Volumes 1 - 3 were amazing! I would never consciously chose a book from this genre, but I received the first three books free from the author. I'm NOT one to turn down a free book. I was captivated from the second sentence! The writing is excellent, the characters are plot were engaging.
I have no idea, I've never read any other books of this genre.
This is my first book by Dufris. He did an excellent job! I will look for more from him!
Moved, as in uncontrollable laughter? Bobby at the tux shop. He was pathetically funny!
I did not expect to enjoy the print version nearly as much as I did. The audiobooks are just icing on the cake!
This is my favorite series. the characters and plot are well written. If you like fantasy set in current time with relatable characters you will enjoy this series. I received the audio books free but I bought the Nook versions. The narrator does an excellent job.
"A lot of potential but could be better"
I liked the atmosphere that the author managed to conjure in places but I did not like the number of unnecessary supporting characters, it made things a little difficult to follow and meant most could not be developed to any real degree.
Perhaps. The books are not completely to my taste but they are reasonably well written and different people have different tastes.
Yes they passed the time and were a pleasant enough distraction while driving.
What's with all the eating? I know we all need to eat but I don't need to know every time the hero and his entourage stop for another face full of junk food.
"lighten up this is fun (*^o^*)"
I hesitated a long time before getting this one because of the comments. I read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy books and it's hard to find something but doesn't feel like I have read it before. But this was a fun and refreshing experience. Sure it's no great classic and the narrator is a little over-the-top at times but he brings to life a cool but clueless necromancy, badass fairies and all kind of unimaginable beings in a fun but catching way. This was an easy listen that gave me a few surprises and lots of smiles. Why not, reading is supposed to be fun.
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