Chasing Embers : Ben Garston

  • by James Bennett
  • Narrated by Colin Mace
  • Series: Ben Garston
  • 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fans of Ben Aaronovitch and Jim Butcher will revel in this fiery tale of magic, mayhem and modern-day mythology.
Behind every myth there is a spark of truth....
There's nothing special about Ben Garston.
Or so he'd have you believe. He won't tell you, for instance, that he's also known as Red Ben. Or that the world of myth and legend is more real than you think.
Because it's his job to keep all that a secret.
But now a centuries-old rivalry has resurfaced, and the delicate balance between his world and ours is about to be shattered.
Something is hiding in the heart of the city - and it's about to be unleashed.
The Ben Garston novels:
Chasing Embers
Raising Fire
Burning Ashes (coming 2018)


What the Critics Say

"A thrilling fusion of myth and modernity." (Kevin Hearne, author of the Iron Druid Chronicles)
"Blending together the best of action, adventure and urban fantasy.... Chasing Embers is one of my highlights!" (The Eloquent Page)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Disappointingly verbose

The ideas behind this book were really fun but it was nearly ruined by dragging description of EVERYTHING. You could cut half the words out of the book and you'd have a fun read/listen.

Unfortunately the narrator was also poor; it seemed as though hey were trying to make each sentence sound even more dramatic than the last which, frankly, got a bit wearing.
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- Verity

Entertaining but maudlin

I enjoyed the premise of the story and the (very expansive) world created to contain it but can't help thinking the story could have been told in half the time. Having a certain level of introspection is one of the great things that sets books apart from films but this work takes it to extremes and, along with Gartston's overwhelmingly poetic, morose and morbid bent, makes the whole experience seem to just drag on (pun intended). It sort of reminds me of American Gods (which I'll admit I didn't enjoy) but trying too hard. I'd like to hear more from this series but only with a significant change of pace.
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- G. J. Krupa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK