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Sovereign

Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
Series: Nemesis (Daniels), Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (243 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The highly anticipated sequel to Dreadnought, featuring "the most exciting new superheroes in decades." (Kirkus)

Only nine months after her debut as the superhero Dreadnought, Danny Tozer is already a scarred veteran. Protecting a city the size of New Port is a team-size job, and she's doing it alone. Between her newfound celebrity and her demanding cape duties, Dreadnought is stretched thin, and it's only going to get worse.

When she crosses a newly discovered billionaire supervillain, Dreadnought comes under attack from all quarters. From her troubled family life to her disintegrating friendship with Calamity, there's no lever too cruel for this villain to use against her.

She might be hard to kill, but there's more than one way to destroy a hero. Before the war is over, Dreadnought will be forced to confront parts of herself she never wanted to acknowledge.

And behind it all, an old enemy waits in the wings, ready to unleash a plot that will scar the world forever.

©2017 April Daniels (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Spencer
  • Media, PA, United States
  • 09-30-17

Better than the first one

Oh Dionysus, this was a great novel. There were times where I kept pausing it to draw out the pleasure of the experience, or because the emotions got too intense for me. The world-building is as phenomenal as ever. The characters are rich and complicated. We really get to see Danny struggling with her character flaws and inner darkness. The Nemesis stuff I feel a little uneasy about, but I'll have to see how the author realizes that later down the road. Most of all, I'm glad that this novel got a proper epilogue compared to the abrupt stop of the first novel.

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I'm a cisgender man, and maybe this isn't my place...but this author GETS IT. This author understands suffering, and trauma, and self-loathing, and in those ways I was really able to relate to Danny as a character. Honestly? This book helped me with my own issues a little.

Danny is the superhero we need even though we, as a civilization, haven't done enough good to deserve her. Fictional or not, she has already saved many real human lives.

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I loved this book

April Daniels did a fantastic job with this book. It picks up where Dreadnaught finished and Danielle encounters the stress of being a superhero and instant celebrity while battling her own demons and rage from years of abuse at the hands of her father and peers. I love having a superhero whom I can relate to and the story is gripping. I couldn’t stop listening.

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kind of a let down

I really liked the first book. which made how much I didn't like the sequel kind of jarring. Danny went from being this sympathetic and inspiring charecter to being kind of a bitch that I didn't mind not rooting for. I feel like the title should have been; How I almost became a psychopath mass murderer. or maybe ;How I almost became a super villan. I mean I understood the reasons but at the same time she had a great support system and everyone that "turned their back" was because she had changed her personality.

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Impressive!

To be honest i was a little hesitant about getting Dreadnought,I am glad I did!! I love the genre and mixing magic in with it another genre I love was great! The whole finding one self in these two books was a different perspective I haven't experienced before and was well done.I think the main character was a little self absorbed but hey who wouldnt be.... got to read the books to find out why! I would like to learn more about Codex would be fun to see how a Prodigy does in a Meta Human world!

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awesome

this series just keeps geting better and better.
incredible story and more details to their past

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Superhero story with real heart.

I've read both books in this series (so far), and I can't recommend them enough! Excellent story and characters. I very much hope there's more to come from this author.

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Wonderful

I listened to the first book thinking this would be a pleasant juvenile fiction. As it progressed, I saw a lot of real depth. As this second book unwound, I was engrossed. I don't know if I'm just imagining this, but the author seems to have matured into a really great writer. i liked the first book a lot. I loved this book.

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Worthy sequel

I loved Dreadnought, and Sovereign is a worthy successor. The characters are well written, the story interesting, and it has one of the grittiest superhero fights I’ve encountered.

Natasha Soudek puts on a great performance.

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The highs are higher, and the lows are lower

Danielle suffers alot in this book, but she keeps going where others may have given up. This was a book that I figuratively could not put down, and was always looking forward to hitting the "Play" button when I was back in the car.

The author has done her research on multiple subjects that help build the world in a more believable manner (ie: how does a flying superhero navigate when flying in near-Earth orbit?).

I've got to mention that the character Kinetic was confusing to me, because the book refers to Kinetic as they or them instead of he or she, so it sounds like we're talking about multiple people instead of one person. I had to keep remembering that Kinetic was one person, not a group or a team.

The narrator did a great job with the different voices for the different characters, though if I had to nitpick, the voices for Doc and Calamity sound kind of similar.

Greywitch is a character I loved to hate

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Wonderful story

I am happy to have picked up this series. This book ended splendidly. I do hope there will be more to this series. However, should there not be another planned book then I can still say I enjoyed it.