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  • Death

  • Mercian Trilogy, book 3
  • By: K J Wignall
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

The devastating conclusion to "The Mercian Trilogy", as the vampire's destiny is finally revealed. 'I am pestilence and plague, war and turmoil. I am what you fear when the night is dark, I am the shiver you feel in your spine when you least expect it. I am the dreams from which you awake full of dread. I am the dreams from which one day you fear you will never wake at all.'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbroken!! This is the last of the series!!

  • By Barbara on 07-05-17

A brilliant conclusion to a brilliant trilogy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-13

If you could sum up Death in three words, what would they be?

Powerful and thought-provoking

What was one of the most memorable moments of Death?

The hero's final confrontation with someone who betrayed him.

Have you listened to any of Carl Prekopp’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Carl read the other two books in the trilogy and his performance was amazing throughout all three.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, but to give details would spoil the story.

Any additional comments?

This is an Author who, so far as I know hasn't had a lot of good press for this trilogy. I stumbled on them by accident. There are many other well known Authors of vampire fiction who could learn a lot from him.

  • Blood: Mercian Trilogy, Book 1

  • By: K.J. Wignall
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

“I do not remember being bitten. I wish I did, for then I would know the creature who did this to me and I would have a purpose, to track him down and repay him for the poisoned gift he gave me.” Back in the Thirteenth Century, Will was destined to be Earl of Mercia, although he never lived to inherit his title. In the centuries that follow, Will has led a lonely life, learning to deal with whatever the present day throws at him, always searching for answers but never finding any.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it - wish it were longer!!

  • By Barbara on 06-15-17

A vampire novel to sink your teeth into.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Blood: Mercian Trilogy, Book 1 to be better than the print version?

Yes

What did you like best about this story?

The Gothic element.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene between Will and his brother.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

In a genre littered with mediocre offerings, this really stands out. The Author doesn't sugar-coat Will's vampire nature, while at the same time managing to make him a sympathetic character. The interaction between him and Elouise is brilliantly done and the differing first and third person perspectives add variety.

  • Alchemy: Mercian Trilogy, Book 2

  • By: K. J. Wignall
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

‘Run!' Will said to Eloise. She hesitated and he pushed behind her, grabbing the bird out of the air. But the sound of beating wings didn't stop. Eloise let out a cry and when he turned she'd been scratched on the head and was hitting another crow away. The vampire William of Mercia continues to search for answers about his long, un-dead life, together with Eloise, the girl with whom his fate is entwined. But the darkness doesn't yield its secrets easily.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The second is every bit as good as the first!

  • By Barbara on 07-05-17

Fantastic Sequel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Alchemy: Mercian Trilogy, Book 2 to be better than the print version?

Yes

What did you like best about this story?

The beautiful style, the sympathetic hero and the realistic and fantasy blend.

What about Carl Prekopp’s performance did you like?

He somehow managed to make his performance moving but not over the top. It was just right.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Gothic Vampire Mystery

Any additional comments?

This book continues the story of Will as he attempts to learn the truth about his destiny, helped by the human Elouise and hindered by Windom, a sorcerer whose one aim in life is Will's destruction. Amazing!