Kept Me Guessing Until The Very End
5 out of 5 stars
The first book in this series caught me completely by surprise. I don’t normally listen to books like it but picked it up on Jeffrey Kafer (the narrator)’s suggestion. Boy, was I glad to be proven wrong. I absolutely love that one. So when I found out that they teamed up for the second audiobook – I had to give it a listen.
It started out a little bit slow and took me a little while to get into it, but once I was in it – we were back to where the first book took me to.
The main character, Jason Blackwell, was a fun one to follow. You can tell that a lot of time and effort went into making him both a believable (even in a fantasy story) and as realistic as possible. He was fun and entertaining and a little bit of a jerk/a-hole without pushing me too far.
I like a book that keeps me guessing and that’s what Villains Pride did for me. I had no idea how it was going to end and I was genuinely surprised by the ending. That alone is enough to make it a 5-star book – but throw in the writing, character development, quirky dialogue, and top it off with Kafer’s narration (especially his tone and his delivery of this particular story) you have a winner. I shouldn’t be surprised – but I am a little. I’ll admit. I was wrong again!
Villains Pride by M.K. Gibson
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
Series: Shadow Master #2
Published by Amber Cove Publishing on November 30th 2017
The Shadowmaster is back... whether you wanted him to be or not!
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!
(I know... actual consequences in a comedy/action series? How avant-garde! - I think. Okay look, I really don't know what that means. I've always just wanted to say it and I'm too lazy to look it up.)
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. A perfect place to cause mayhem, right? Well, it wouldn't be much of a book if it were.
Comics don't play by the rules, and Jackson has been tasked to do something unique. Whatever is a villain to do?
Follow the adventure of Jackson Blackwell as he attempts to manipulate his way back to the top while dealing with all manner of dark detectives, godly aliens, expensive power suits, and the most daunting challenge of all... looming parenthood.