• The Dangerous Type

  • In the Wake of the Templars, Book 1
  • By: Loren Rhoads
  • Narrated by: Liv Anderson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (424 ratings)

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The Dangerous Type

By: Loren Rhoads
Narrated by: Liv Anderson
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Set in the wake of a galaxywide war and the destruction of a human empire, The Dangerous Type follows the awakening of one of the galaxy's most dangerous assassins and her quest for vengeance.

Entombed for 20 years, Raena has been found and released. Thallian has been on the lam for the last 15 years. He's a wanted war criminal whose entire family has been hunted down and murdered for their role in the galaxywide genocide of the Templars. His name is the first on Raena's list, as he's the one who enslaved her, made her his assassin, and ultimately put her in a tomb. But Thallian is willing to risk everything - including his army of cloned sons - to capture her. Now it's a race to see who kills whom first.

Alternatively, Gavin has spent the last 20 years trying to forget about Raena, whom he once saved and then lost to Thallian. Raena's adopted sister, Ariel, has been running from the truth - the one about Raena, about herself and Gavin - and doesn't know if she'll be able to face either of them.

The Dangerous Type is a mix of military science fiction and an adventurous space opera that grabs you from the first words and doesn't let go. Along with a supporting cast of smugglers, black-market doctors, and other ne'er-do-wells sprawled across a galaxy brimming with alien life, The Dangerous Type is a fantastic beginning to Loren Rhoads' epic trilogy.

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If I could rate it any lower I would.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I don't know. The book offended me on so many levels. I couldn't finish it.

Has The Dangerous Type turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. It wasn't the genre. I know homosexuality exists and I have no wish to tell anyone how to live their life. I just would like to know before I pick out a book that the main character is homosexual. I can handle the side-kicks just not the main character. I'm not interested in reading or listening to explicit details about homosexuality.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Didn't listen to enough of it to be able to say.

What character would you cut from The Dangerous Type?

The main character.

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I really liked the premise of this novel

The Dangerous Type by Loren Rhoads is the first in a series called In the Wake of the Templars. This novel is set 20 years after a war that wiped out most of humanity. Raena is a wanted criminal and has been kept captive in the magical tomb world of now extinct beings called Templars. She is finally found by Gaven, a man who has been searching for Raena from the time she was imprisoned. Now she is on the run from Thallian, her previous employer and abuser. But Raena is sick of running and instead plots her vengeance against Thallian, who is now a criminal in hiding.

I really liked the premise of this novel, but I didn’t feel like it followed through on its promise. It’s really a novel detailing how someone pursued revenge on their abuser. I did not like Raena’s character and because she’s the main character, it made it hard to appreciate the rest of the novel. While it’s made clear how the circumstances of her life lead her to become closed off, enigmatic, and vicious, I did not understand why she was put on a pedestal by the rest of the characters in this novel. Nothing in her personality made her seem endearing to me other than the fact that she was considered to be beautiful. And that wasn’t enough for me. I felt that the other characters of the novel built up the novel more than Raena in terms of information and emotion while Raena’s actions drove the major plot developments. But overall the plot of the story was good even though it occasionally stagnated. Thallian was a brutal villain and was done well, as were his different sons. The set up and the end of the novel were both good.

The narration by Liv Anderson was okay. She didn’t leave enough space between two different characters’ first person perspectives, which made listening confusing. The production quality was good. I would recommend this novel to someone who likes revenge stories set in space.

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If you like a little S&M with your SciFi

There was a number of times it turned a little bit dark and a number of times it turned a little bit adult. Neither bothered me but I could see if someone was to be bothered by it and not expecting it to be turned off. The story itself wasn't bad come on just wasn't really good. A lot of opportunity with world building and an entire different realm, but never really flushed out.

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An honest review from a happy listener

To be honest I picked this book up because it was free to me and the reviews made it sound like a terrible book with too much adult "profanity"(my curious side had to see what all the fuss was about).

Yes there is profanity, but it makes to story feel more real, puts a darker aspect on the story that is shaped to perfection.

I don't review books, I have about 90, and this is my first one. I am doing so now because this book deserves better reviews than it has.

If you can't stand a few two minute long love scenes just don't listen to it.
But, don't let that alone shade your judgment on this book as a whole.
It is an epic story of revenge in a futuristic fantasy theme well worth the listen.

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Wasn’t incest

People who freaked out that allegedly the main chic had sex with her sister. If they actually listened they would’ve known they aren’t blood sisters. The story line wasn’t bad actually was good enough to listen to the next one in series

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Don’t listen to the homophobic stuff

I wasn’t overly impressed with the writing, but the story was interesting and there is nothing inappropriate or weird about the sexual relationships. The author simply leans in on some sexual fantasy content. If you are uncomfortable with that… maybe mention it to your therapist.

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The title should actually be a content warning

CW: abuse, sexual assault, grooming, torture

Basic synopsis: a young woman is found emaciated in a tomb after the fall of the last galactic (fascist) human empire. The ones who find her are fired by their incel boss who wants to keep her as a prize. He thinks he 'deserves' her because he searched for 10 years. We spend several chapters learning about several of the ways this woman was abused through her life. That will be the rest of the book. The guy who tortured and r**ed her since she was a child is still out there and wants to get her back.


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she is built up to be a badass but the finale is a rug pull followed by a deus ex machina

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Good, but confused, story

Interesting story, but the way it jumps around in time and location without warning is both confusing and off-putting. Might work with the print version, but not so much an audio book.

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50 shades of sci-fi angst

it seems like a dark fantasy for emo cutters that need some kind of goth revenge sex fulfillment. I'm just not the demographic for this hot mess, I don't care if it was free.

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Sad sad story

This is a very sick and sad story of sadism and masochism pretending to be a work of science fiction.