• The Blood King Conspiracy

  • Matt Drake, Book 2
  • By: David Leadbeater
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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The Blood King Conspiracy

By: David Leadbeater
Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
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In this much awaited sequel to The Bones of Odin, Matt Drake takes his thirst for adventure to an even higher level when an incredible device dating back millennia is salvaged from Blackbeard's ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge.

With the answer to the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle in their hands, America is attacked on its own soil by the Blood King - an underworld figure so powerful his very existence is a mere myth: a man who coerces people at the highest levels of government and society; a man who sends an army to first storm a USS destroyer guarded by hundreds of marines and Special Forces soldiers and then to steal the secret of the Bermuda Triangle - a source of power that will allow its owner to hold any civilized government to ransom.

Matt Drake and his friends must follow a treasure trail through rich pirate history that leads beyond the death of Blackbeard himself, through modern sea battles and warfare on the streets of Key West to a showdown with the most dangerous, well-connected, and feared man in the world - the Blood King.

©2013 David Leadbeater (P)2015 David Leadbeater

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Book 2 in the series doesn’t disappoint. It’s a rampaging thrill-ride with some outstanding characters. Not only are the best characters back from the first novel, but some amazing new good guys join the cast. Just as important, some outstanding new antagonists join the fray… folks who are likely to make appearances in the future.

While the book touches on the phenomenon of the Bermuda Triangle, and the source of its mysterious history, the plot never digs into the guts of the matter. Maybe the next book will pick up where this one leaves off. I hope so. So much fertile, unexplored ground is left waiting for readers to experience.

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Great concept, creepy narration

I loved the ideas in the story. However, the dialogue was not as well written as some of Leadbeater’s later stuff. But I couldn’t stand the narrator! They way he read the banter between the men and women which should have been flirty and playful was really creepy and made it hard to even like the characters. Also he tries to use various accents and they are so bad. They are almost offensively over-stereotyped.

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