The Shadow Master

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767 ratings

Villains Rule Publisher's Summary

Hi, how are you?

Yes, I am talking to you, the reader of this book's description. It's rude not to answer a person when they ask you a question. Okay, I get it, fourth-wall breaking is overdone. Get over it. This book, Villains Rule, is a fantasy action-comedy which you have to hear. Not because it redefines the genre, far from it. But rather for what it contains. A villain's tale.

How often do you get to listen to a story where the villain is the protagonist? No, not an anti-hero, or a brooding monster, nor a hero thinly disguised as a villain. And not evil. If you want evil, take that nonsense to therapy. No, I mean a villain's villain. The ones who use their power because they can, while morality is only a philosopher's complex.

This is the story of Jackson Blackwell, the Shadow Master and the top villain adviser. Sadly, even the top villain occasionally gets double-crossed. Trapped in one of the fantasy realms, Jackson has to use his skill and wits to exploit the rules, points out the genre flaws, undermine godly authority, and win the day.

Because that is what villains should do, shouldn't they? Listen to this book, have a few laughs, and find out.

©2017 Michael Gibson (P)2017 Michael Gibson
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  • Book 1

    • Villains Rule

    • The Shadow Master, Book 1
    • By: M. K. Gibson
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043

    Hi, how are you? Yes, I am talking to you, the reader of this book's description. Okay, I get it, fourth-wall breaking is overdone. Get over it. This book, Villains Rule, is a fantasy action-comedy which you have to hear. Not because it redefines the genre, far from it. But rather for what it contains. A villain's tale. How often do you get to listen to a story where the villain is the protagonist? No, not an anti-hero, or a brooding monster, nor a hero thinly disguised as a villain. And not evil. If you want evil, take that nonsense to therapy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ignore the cover art.

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-12-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Villains Pride

    • The Shadow Master, Book 2
    • By: M. K. Gibson
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 632
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 630

    Jackson Blackwell, The Shadowmaster, is in over his head this time. After his last adventure, where he tore fantasy novels a new one, Jackson has to deal with the repercussions of angry gods, angrier conspirators, and the wrath of his pregnant girlfriend! Thanks to a godly decree and a crafty clause, Jackson has been banished from his home. And the only universe kindly enough to take him in is one infested with comic-book-style superheroes and supervillains.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book 2

    • By MEDY L on 01-02-18

    Regular price: $19.95