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A city-sized dragon Overlord, a crippled wyrm bent on insurrection, and a sleek shadow dragon determined to protect her family. Does anyone win when catastrophic forces collide?

After the horrors of the Dragon Wars in the distant future, the Earth is ruled by an elite subset of dragons called Overlords.

Khellandrian, a fiercely proud azurite dragon crippled in his youth, leads an insurrection violating the most sacred laws of dragonkind.

Melliaunserah, a sleek beauty of smoke and shadow, is desperate to keep her clan-family safe from the tyranny of the Overlords. From their first meeting, she feels an inexplicable connection to Khell that only grows as time passes.

Caught in a desperate race against time, the unlikely pair struggles to unite unlikely allies and battle unlikelier enemies in their quest to destroy the Overlord.

Will they succeed and overcome the sadistic Overlord, or were they doomed to failure before they even began?

©2017 Kevin Potter (P)2017 Kevin Potter

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A Great Listen

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request, and have voluntarily left this review. I found this tale of the future to be very interesting and a bit upsetting, since humans are gone. Dragons rule the earth and humans are just a memory. Dragons have all the same traits as humans, miss using power included. This is a tale of the weak coming together to defeat the overlord. The heroes are brave and unique. This short story has character and lots of action. It's a great listen if you have a couple of hours to fill.

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Excellent introduction

This book is an excellent introduction to the world the Calamity series is set in. During the story you get a fair bit of the history of the world as well as the societal set-up and the social norms.

The dragon characters were really well done and the story is interesting and exciting. I really enjoyed listening to it and I'm looking forward to listening to more of the series.

The narration was excellent, the character voices were really well done, they sounded draconian and delivery was smooth and natural.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Great Dragon Tale

Such a fun listen! In a time when humans are no more and dragons roam the earth, an enormous dragon overlord rules his domain with an iron fist (or paw). Pushed to their limits, his subjects mount an rebellion to rid themselves of his tyrannical rule. Though they are many, they are smaller and weaker. Will they succeed or is it a suicide mission? Listen and find out!

What a great way to spend a couple of hours! I enjoyed this prequel and it promises to be an awesome series. I loved that the dragons had many human qualities and were capable of love, sympathy and courage. Along with a terrific story, the narration was top notch. Scott Allen's rich, deep voice made this even more amazing. The character voices and pacing were wonderful and I couldn't have asked for more from a narrator. I loved The Fall of an Overlord and would highly recommend it.

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

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  • Mandy
  • Hillsboro, Oregon
  • 03-07-18

Dragons fighting for freedom

Dragons and more dragons who deal with a tyrant that one is brave enough to want to overthrow to give freedom to the other
dragons. First met with resistance not wanting to bring harm to the younger dragons than many side with the revolution. Great description of the different type of dragons.

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captured my attention

great prequel to a new series that has captured my attention. i can't wait to listen to more in this series!


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it.

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Didn't quite like it.

What could Kevin Potter have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I have read several books with dragons in them and it is always interesting in one way or the other. This book had a very unique way of talking about dragons where we see them as any other human character. I was getting somewhat of a Eragon vibe from it. But apart from that tiny interesting side, I didn't connect with rest of the book. All the different kind of dragons introduced in this book didn't interest me and I was more eager for the main story to take off. Even that main story lost steam after some time and I felt it was dragging towards the end.

Did Scott Allen do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

The narrator did a good job in narrating this book. All the characters had their own distinct voice and were easy to differentiate. Different passages had appropriate infliction, which is always nice.

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  • TU
  • 12-05-17

Short but fantastic fantasy story

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

I really enjoyed this dragon story. I enjoyed it so much, I really wished it was longer. The world and character building the author was able to achieve in so short a story was impressive. I found myself getting lost in the great narration and story telling and wanting more. That is a sign of a great audio book. If you like dragons and well done fantasy stories, you should definitely check this one out!

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A New World of Dragons!

The Fall of an Overlord written by Kevin Potter is a story that takes place centuries into the future that follows a world void of any and all humans. Dragons are left to rule the new world. “The Fall of an Overlord” is a prequel in the upcoming “Calamity series”.

The story follows the struggle of a needed shift in power, as the current ruling overlord has created quite the dictatorship. As with any repressed people, or in this case dragon, it eventually leads to the need to overthrow the ruler. The dragons seem to possess many of the character traits of the long lost human race which allows for a very dynamic and enjoyable character storyline.

This book is narrated by Scott Allen. He has a rich and powerful voice which couldn't be more ideal for this type of novel! He easily handles a range of character voices that are easy to distinguish and also easy to listen to. He is able to reign in the power of his voice for a soft and smooth storyline narration as well. Scott appears comfortable behind the mic already and currently has a total of 4 narrations available on audible. We will look forward to seeing that number grow!

The story is told well and captures the essence of a dragon society but the audio quality comes into question almost immediately. While the narrated story flows easily there are extraneous background noises here and there that can be slightly distracting. This would be the only negative mark that could degrade the listening experience of the audiobook, however, the story is captivating enough that the extra background noises are rarely noticed.

This audiobook comes in at just under 3 hours. With such a short run time it is often difficult to create a complete storyline but this isn't the case for this novel. Since it is a prequel, it sets up the next books in the series quite well. It takes a unique stance development of a world ruled by dragons! If you have a few hours to burn and enjoy Sci-fi & fantasy this audiobook is a good pick!

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  • Kingsley
  • Henely Brook, Australia
  • 11-23-17

Dragon Potlitics and Coup de Gras

3.5 / 5, rounded up

Set in the far future, where humans are gone and dragons rule the world in a feudal system, some dragons are planning how to overthrow their dragon overlord.

This is the first of a series of prequels series/story called The Calamity. This is currently the only book set in the world available in audio

The biggest thing that surprised me was that this is a story wholly of dragons. Not humans with dragons, but only dragons. All the characters are dragons.
The story is well put together. The abilities, strength, weaknesses, nature of the dragons etc all are used well to build the story and to make the actions and events different than if it was humans or humans and dragons. Details of the larger world and social structure are provided as much as they are needed for the story, but clearly showing there is more to this world. The world building is interesting, with it being clear there is more to explore and room to grow.

Narration by Scott Allen is good, and fits the story well. His main narrator voice is clear, well-paced and has depth to it that suits the story. He then provides character voices, inflections and emotions for each of the characters. It makes is both easy and enjoyable to listen to.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Wonderful prequel, great world building!

The Fall of an Overlord
A Prequel to the Calamity
By: Kevin Potter
Narrated by: Scott Allen
This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary.
This is an excellent prequel. It lets the listener/reader get to know several things starting with lives, how the dragons live, the neighbors and how they live, the society of dragons, and so much more just from the prequel. Of course we learn about some of the characters that may or may not be in the series. I really enjoyed it. I liked how the author got me to hate the Overlord so quickly and love the underdog so fast. LOL. To cram all the world building in this prequel without describing but just while telling the story was great. Will have to read the next book.
The narrator was excellent. A perfect voice for this book!

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  • Leniverse
  • 01-27-18

Dragon rebellion

I thought it would be difficult to feel invested in a story narrated from a dragon perspective, and where humans have presumably been extinct for millennia, but it didn't take long before I was fully invested in the dragon freedom fight. Minus points for cheesy and cliched insta-love. (And for the frequent use of "whom" in the subject position.) This is a prequel and I do wonder what the main body of work will look like. And what time period it will be set in. And if it will actually explain where the dragons came from.

The narration was quite good, but some of the attempts at female voices were unintentionally funny.

This audiobook was provided to me by the author in the hopes that I would give my honest review, which I have done.

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  • Peter
  • 01-06-18

Dragons!

If you like dragons then this is for you. An interesting story about the conflicts between dragons, full of atmosphere and hints of a lot of unseen history. The writing is good with clear and engaging descriptions.The narration is good and Scott Allen does a great job making some dragons seem large and powerful with deep voices. Each dragon is given their own unique sounding voice that enhances their personality. The narration is clear and easy to listen to, there were no errors I noticed.

I am very much looking forward to Calamity coming out on audible. I want to know about the world and how it ended up the way it is. The book is short so may not be worth a credit if you are looking for a longer listen but other than that I can recommend this as a great listen.

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