Overlord by David Wood & Alan Baxter (Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer)

Sucked Me In

5 out of 5 stars

I knew going into Overlord, how much I liked the first book in this series Primordial (click for my review).  So I assumed I was going to enjoy Overlord just as much – and I did. It has that creature feature feel with some science, mystery, and investigation that I love in an Adventure book.

I think one of the things I enjoyed most was that it didn’t really mess around getting into the story.  We are introduced to Aston again in the beginning.  We figure out where he’s hiding and he’s basically bribed into helping out.  From that point on Overlord is basically balls-to-the-wall action with a little bit of setting up here and there to keep the story going.

Wood and Baxter know how to write stories that both make you laugh and cringe.  There were scenes where I was cracking up at the things that Aston and company said, like:

I mean that’s hilarious and almost out of place in a book like this.  Almost.  And then we’re thrown into scenes where things are attacking everyone and insane and brutal death is imminent.  I loved the back and forth and it makes for a deeply enjoyable story.

There were three main non-human characters in the story and each of them was interesting in their own ways.  I can’t really go into why or who they were as to not spoil the story but the ending and how they figure out what is going on (and how to ‘fix’ it) was fascinating and kept me up late into the night to finish it.

Overall, a great adventure story mixed with a creature feature.  A book that grabbed my attention early and held on the entire time.

Book Description:

Overlord by David Wood & Alan Baxter (Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer) five-stars
Overlord by Alan Baxter, David Wood
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
Series: Sam Aston Investigations #2
Published by Tantor Audio on December 18th 2018
Genres: Adventure
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What lurks beneath the ice?

Marine biologist Sam Aston is hired to explore a series of subterranean caverns deep beneath the Antarctic. Somewhere within this lost world of magnificent caverns and underground seas lies a source of limitless clean energy, but something guards this treasure.

As enemies bent on obtaining this world-changing resource for themselves close in from above, Aston and his team plunge further into the depths and discover they are not the first to come this way...and they are not alone.

As the death toll mounts, Aston and his companions are forced to uncover secrets hidden far beneath the ice. Danger lurks at every turn as they face the deadly threat of the Overlord.

I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


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