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Kester is one of the last surviving defenders of the Church of True Light. With the Serpentine Empire closing in, Kester finds himself on a desperate mission to recruit the aid of one of the Church's greatest enemies: a man who is often called a demon. When his ideologies are tested, Kester must choose between upholding the tenets of the Church and completing his mission.

There is nothing Reis wants more than to be left alone to his research. But when the Empire comes knocking, Reis is left with no choice but to fight back. Knowing the imperials will not stop coming for him, Reis is left with one path. If his research is to continue, Marcus Serpentine must die.

Together, the two may have a chance to cripple the greatest military force the world has ever known...if their conflicting ideals don't make them kill each other first.

©2015 P.F. Davids (P)2016 P.F. Davids

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The first of three evils, but certainly not least

I want to say that the cover to this book drew me right in, as soon as I saw it I knew it was something that I needed to read. I checked out the blurb for the book and saw that my instincts were dead on. The book sounded super interesting. Anyway, the cover is just amazing, it looks dark and evil, macabre and foreboding. You can literally feel the intensity of the rider and his mount flying off the page. This is completely wall worthy, as I would hang this on my wall in a heartbeat.

The book plays out like a YA story, but I couldn't find anything that said that's what it was, either way YA or not the story is good. An evil leader takes it one step too far, and a band of heroes rise to stop him. They are filled with strife and conflict in spite of being the "good guys". The band fights overwhelming odds on occasion and manage to come out ahead due to their creativity and bravery. The writing is solid, and full of action. It seems like there is always some form of conflict going on with the group. The story is fairly self contained, although this is billed as a trilogy. I really look forward to more of this series, and cannot wait to see what happens next.

The narration by Florio is really good. He is crisp and clear, easy to listen too and understand. He does voices for the characters, and his rendition for Serpentine is just about perfect. He comes off as super smarmy. He plays the party characters up as well, each has their own distinctive voice that carries their personality reflected in their words. He plays them out quite well. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

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