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Darkbeam Part I: A Dragonian Series Novel - The Rubicon's Story

The Beam Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Kevin T Collins
Series: The Beam Series, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
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Everyone in Paegeia knows that only one Rubicon dragon lives at a time. If more than one, they will destroy Paegeia and eventually the rest of the world as they crave that constant power for dominance. 

Blake Leaf is this era's Rubicon and is destined for great things if his darkness can be won. Darkbeam Part I follows the story of the Rubicon and how he tries to keep his beast, the darkness, at bay.

©2017 Adrienne Woods (P)2019 Fire Quill Publishing

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bring on more of the rubicon

BRING ON PART 2. Need I say more. The dark fantasy with a dragon. The battel of Blake Leaf against the darkness that works hard to overtake him.

I have yet to read the Dragonian series, but after this one I will be heading back to read that series and book one from this series. I want to see where things began and how the progress. I am awaiting the follow up book for Darkbeam. I want to know more about Blake.

I am certain that once I have consumed the other series and the first book of this series. I will most certianly be back to listen Darkbeam Part 1 a second time.

The choice in narrator was a good one. I found that Kevin's portarila of the characters was alluring. He was dark when needed. Sick and twisted at the right times. The timing, inflections, diction, pitch and tone worked very well with the story unfolding.

Kudoos and high-fives for the writing, the depth of characters, the direction of the story, the background, the narration.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Adrienne Woods. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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I absolutely love Blakes side of things

I am a huge fan of this universe. Dragons, secret schools, and learning to be partners/riders with dragons. So the fact that the author decided to give us a look at broody boys story is fantastic. The audio reading is well done and draws you in to the fight between light and dark. Be aware that this takes place before and right at the beginning of the original books stories.

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Without her I was nothing, I was evil.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the story was entertaining.

Blake has a darkness inside him.

He has a lot of sex, arguments, fights, and battles with his inner dialogue.

As the last Rubicon after 1000 years he believed he didn’t have a rider, but things might seem to have changed. Now struggling to understand and even believe he might finally have a rider, one that he doesn’t want, he continues on a path of destruction and tries to ignore Elena.

Lucian is definitely someone I want to know more about and before Elena, I had hoped he could have claimed the beast within Blake.

Kevin T Collins is a new narrator to me. I enjoyed this narration. Kevin was on point with the emotion and tone of the story making it an easy listen.

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LOVED IT!

I absolutely loved it! This book is part of a series and is told from Blake's POV. Even though I haven't read the other books, I really enjoyed it. The narration was great and will keep you entertained. This author does an excellent job with the characters and plot. I look forward to reading more books from this author. I'm actually going to start reading this series from the beginning so I don't have to wait to find out what's going to happen! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Loved it!!

I truly loved getting Blake's prospective on the story!! I was really curious about what he was thinking while he was acting like an A!!

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Dragons, and magic, and a bad boy oh my.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

So when I started this book I didn't know it was part of a series and that it's just a different point of view from the Author's other series I think dragonian is what it's called. So I'm sitting here just finished this book and I'm mad for listening to it without the next books out yet but I'm also happy I did because I loved it. Now I'm debating whether or not to get the books from the other series so I know what happens or not so I don't have to wait.... ugh so yeah I will warn you that this is about a Dragon pretty much fighting with his dark side so he does some pretty dark things.... a lot. But I loved it.

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  • Selina ryles
  • 07-03-19

Powerful dark and intriguing full of sexual tensio

First of all I would like to emphasise how much I absolutely love the cover to this book. It is powerful and intriguing and is perfect to portray the novel.
I jumped into this book without knowing much about the storyline or the author and it was not what I expected at all. Based on the cover I assumed it was a normal run of the mill young adult novel but wow was I wrong. This book is certainly not aimed at the young adult market as it is dark and full of sexual tension and sexual scenes. The author has done their best to put warnings on the amazon page etc. Even though it was not what was expected it's much better. The book is a slow burner but I encourage readers to keep with it . The character development is absolutely on point and it's such a powerful start to the series. I will be definitely looking into the other books by this author. I was given the book by the author /narrator via audioboom in return for an honest and unbiased review