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Have you ever wondered what made Crispin so wicked - why his heart is so black? What drives his hunger for total control, and his need to cause such horror and pain to others? Was he born this way, or did something horrific happen to him as a child? What goes on behind those dark, hauntingly beautiful, blue eyes?

Step into the mind of a killer. He is charming, cunning, and his velvet voice will enchant you. Is Crispin really as evil as he is portrayed, or is there more hidden beneath the skin? Now you can find out all about Crispin, and what makes him tick.

Warning: This audiobook is very addictive. It also has sexual content, bad language, violence, and the most malevolent man you will hate to love.

©2016 J. L. Clayton (P)2017 J.L.Clayton

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Great start!!

This is the first book in the series that I have listen to. It will definitely not be the last. Crispin, I can tell just from the backstory that he will be evil and all because of his evil father. This is definitely a story where nature versus nurture is obvious. It makes you realize how dearly people need their mother's love and their fathers approval and growing up without one and never getting the other, definitely plays a huge role in the person your going to be. I can only imagine what this series has in store. Sarah Puckett, the narrator did a fabulous job. She kept me engaged and the emotion and nuances in her voice were spot on. I hope they keep her on for the remainder of the series. I would recommend to grab this short story and get started on what is sure to be a great series.

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A dark, evil and vicious read!

Xen is cunning and ruthless as seen in the prologue, which definitely caught my attention, making me curious as to what will happen in the upcoming chapters.

An emotionally charged read - I feel so sorry for Rain. Xen is so cruel and vicious! Such a vile creature Xen is - utterly cruel!

Overall, a deliciously dark and sexy read!

Full of magic, betrayal, lies, darkness, demons and in the freedom from a tyrant.

Perfect for readers of dark fantasy.

An enjoyable listen made worthwhile by the narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Loved it

I loved when I read this book but it was simply wonderful listening to it to me it brought the book to life
Truly an amazing book by such a talented author

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Great story and narration!

I felt so bad for Crispin. He was used as a pawn by his father to be molded into his father's expectations. His mother was such a gentle soul. And she would've given anything to have her son. Great story that had me so emotional. First time heading this narrator and I really enjoyed her work !

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great!

Wow! This was a fantastic story that had me hooked from the beginning and I can't wait to listen to more in this series! The narration was perfect and there were twists and turns in this story I didn't see coming. I can't wait to check out more by this author!

**I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review**

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Great book

Awesome job my friend!! I loved it! Paitently waiting for your other books to come to Audible!

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Absolutely Amazing as audibles

This is my 2nd time to read this book! I will read it again and again!

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very good

This was my first time listening to a book mstead of reading one the story was told in a way that I was able to enjoy it and not feel bored. Again JL Clayton has outdone herself. I look forward to many more reads and listens now.

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Awesome book

JL is an amazing author and storyteller, I can’t put down her books until I’m finished. I’m a driver so I love the fact that she’s making the saga into audiobooks, makes it a lot easier and safer for me. I love the storyline but I do have to say I’m not a fan of the father, taking away “ his son “ and threatening the mother to not see or speak of him. I give the story an A++ it kept me interested and seemed to only get darker the further in I listened. I’ll admit I did smile at the part Crispin was playing with the blocks though :). Keep up the great work JL and keep them coming lol.

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Excellent

Short but packs a punch. Gives a great deal of insight into Crispin's character and sets up neatly for the next book in the series. Dark, intense, and highly entertaining. The narrator was amazing! Highly recommend giving this one a listen! I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.