Warlock At War

Arcane Inc., Book 4
Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
Series: Arcane Inc., Book 4
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Vampires have come to Maidstone, and Eddie is going to war.

The Syndicate has arrived in Maidstone. The deadly group of vampires, led by their master, Sebastian Redvers, have spread across Kent, and now, they’ve got their eye on Eddie’s town. Eddie is prepared to stand aside and let them have it - until they attack his favorite pub. After defending the landlord in a bloody battle with few survivors, Eddie sets himself in Sebastian’s sights, and staying out of it is no longer an option. 

Sebastian is over a thousand years old and impervious to magic. Every attempt to take him down is thwarted. The Master Vampire comes after Eddie and all the people he cares about. As the casualty list grows, Eddie is forced to work with less-than-trustworthy people. He soon finds himself caught in the middle of a fight between the Syndicate and the Alliance of Covens and has to find a way to keep his town free of both.  

Eddie Lancaster is at war, but how can one man take on two armies and prevail?

©2017 Sean Stone (P)2019 Sean Stone

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Definitely Getting Darker

Eddie is maturing, as well as the storyline. They have a much more sinister plot and Eddie, while still the sarcastic wizard, is finally not just thinking about himself. A lot of his friends are playing a bigger part in his world, whether he likes it or not, and his enemies are coming back too. I felt like the previous stories were all really building up to this book. This felt intricately designed and worked really well.

I liked how the story has matured as we progress through the books. I feel like the author takes the story a bit more serious as he also makes it a bit more unpleasant. This was a bit more emotional than the previous stories and for different reasons. I think the author has really found his stride and at no point can you compare this to the other wizard story that people like to compare this to. I think the dark undertones of this story really make this standout.

Like I said, I thought this plot was a lot more mature and more sinister. The villains in this seemed to have a darker presence and committed darker crimes in order to enlist the help of Eddie. Sebastian and Rachel are willing to stop at nothing and all is fair in war. I really liked hearing how Team Eddie works through everything and seeing the changes Eddie has been making towards being a more mature and reliable person.

As he does with all of his narration, Hannibal Hills continues to bring this series to life. At this point Hannibal is Eddie and I wouldn’t have it any other way. His character voices are perfect and I suggest you just sit back, close your eyes, and let him take you off into Sean Stone’s Realm.

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

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Best of the series! Great dark fantasy!

Warlock At War (Arcane Inc., Book 4) by Sean Stone and narrated by Hannibal Hills is the best of the series so far. It keeps getting better and better with each book. If you’re looking for a dark world with a snarky warlock, you should def give this a listen.

What’s it about? Adrian is cashing in on the favor Eddie and Ashley owe him. Unfortunately it has to do with vampire business and they find themselves fighting a war they hadn’t planned on. It’s full of action from start to finish. I enjoyed the twists, turns, and darkness. The characters are developing nicely and great world building. I have no critic for this particular book in the series- it’s a great addition.

The narrator, Hannibal Hills, does a great job. He certainly nails Eddie and helps make the book stand out.

Overall I recommend, especially if darker fantasy with magic is your thing. When I first started this series I wasn’t sure if I would continue as the first book is good, but not great and it took a little bit of warming up to Eddie/his character developing, but once that happened, I found I could not put this series down. Make sure if you start this series, you stick with it through the second book.

Parental guidance/trigger warnings: this particular book has a focus on war between two groups- there’s death, animal torture (don’t worry, it ends for the better thanks to Eddie), violence, or similar things. The MC suffers from PTSD, although he doesn’t say it specifically, it’s implied (his enemy, who also raised him, killed his parents at a young age and then used him as she wanted/trained him to do bad things- no sexual abuse). Language used: F x30, S x18.

*I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you for allowing me to listen and review the book!

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Love the snark

I love these books. The story always has my attention-yes sometimes there’s a ‘don’t do that, stupid’ moment. But it flows, there is no disappointment and I’m ready to get to the next one.
The narrator is great-definitely one of the best

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Love Eddie!

I received this book for free at my request but the opinion is of my own. Eddie is back and going to war. Vampires are trying to take over Maidstone and no one else dares to try to stop them. Even Clara who has a coven because of a treaty. So with his back against the wall Eddie has to stop a war from coming, to save his city, and to keep his friends safe. With the help of his great friends can Eddie find a way to stop the vampire war before it’s too late?

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Another Great Read!

Eddie is my favorite warlock ever! I was so worried for him in this book, I didnt want him to be a warlock vampire and Im glad he worked that out. I knew Matt would not leave Emma and Im glad they are able to protect themselves now though because being Eddies friend has it drawbacks haha. All these books are sooo fun to read! You can start anywhere but you will want to go back and read the first one no matter where you start because, backstory. To my understanding there are more to come and I am very excited for that. So anyone reading this review, get started now so you can catch up! Dont want to be late to read the new ones too :)

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This guy’s even tougher, what will they do now?

This is the fourth book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would listen to another. I’m quite enjoying these books. Each one is a standalone but listening in order will fill small gaps that would be there if listened to out of order.
The coven of witches is a part of this story but not main players. Once again Eddie does what is needed (and controversial) to deal with the current threat. Most previous characters make it into this story.

This is the eighth book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Hannibal Hills ) and I would listen to anything he narrates. I love the voices he creates and his ability to bring out the emotions and personalities of the characters. He turns the books into a movie in my head. I love how he portrays Eddie.

There are no explicit sex scenes, but is mild reference to a sex act , there is not any excessive violence, but there is swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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Love Love Love it!!!!!!!

I love this series. Eddie and the gang keep on the edge of my seat the entire time. This book had a lot going on and lots of changes to some of the characters. This is definitely one of my favorite series. I get so involved with the story i hate to see it end But yet i while i am listening/reading i can;t wait to see how it ends.

The narrator, Hannibal Hills, does a fantastic job. His voices for each character is fantastic.

I was gifted this book at my request in exchange for an honest review.

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Do yourself a favor

This has quickly become one of my favorite series. Love everything Eddie. All the good and the bad and everything in between. Hannibal captures Eddie’s likeness perfectly. Do yourself a favor and listen. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and I’m voluntarily leaving this honest review.

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Very enjoyable

I found this audiobook to be a very enjoyable listen. It has a great combination of drama, suspense, mystery and magic. The narrator does a wonderful job reading this book.

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Impulse Control

It seems Eddie is getting better with his impulsive behavior. As usual Mr Hill's does an awesome job as narrator. I have enjoyed this series and look forward to hearing more.
This audio was given to me free and I voluntarily gave this review.