Sovereign

Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
Series: Nemesis (Daniels), Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (396 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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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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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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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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awesome

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

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Second verse, same as the first

by which I mean this book is unbelievably good. chewed through it all in 2 days and my only regret is that its over now. Eagerly awaiting a part 3.

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The MC loves to whine...

a fantastic story. My only complaint would be , that the main character loves to whine about her predicaments. anything she could blame herself for or take blame for she does. it's a lot of one step forward two steps back situations where she just whines and whines and whines. It's really annoying to read. Even all the way up to the next the last chapter she still whining. that aside, my next big complaint would be that the voice actress cannot do male voices at all. I should even say she shouldn't even try. It's horrible. Absolutely horrible. Now as for the story, it's really good; with just enough detail in background during World building that you don't get bored. Wonder if there will be more.

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Good story

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So much angst...

Can we get any more clichés forced into this book? Very predictable with little substance. It’s like the author was checking all of the LGBTQ plus checkboxes.

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Super

I just wish she wrote more than two books, I love the world and characters.

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A Must Read

I couldn’t possible write a review to describe how I feel about this book. It is truly spectacular. Daniels has absolutely knocked it out the park and created a beautiful sequel to “dreadnaught”. I myself am a trans woman and it warms my heart to have a character I can connect with so deeply. The fiction serves as a most perfect form of escapism. The emotional undertones and character details draw you in and Daniels is not afraid of tugging on the lattice of your heart to make you feel emotions like no other piece of literature. I cannot tell you what this book means to me, and I eagerly await the conclusion to the nemesis trilogy.

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