Wanderers: Ragnarök : Wanderers

  • by Richard A Bamberg
  • Narrated by Johnny Mack
  • Series: Wanderers
  • 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Alone and friendless, the Wanderers, servants of Fate, maintain the balance between the supernatural world and mankind's. For millennia the Wanderers protected that balance - but now a renegade Wanderer arises to open the doors between the earth and our greatest nightmares. Years ago Fate scavenged Rafe from the battlefields of Vietnam, handing him over to a mentor he barely knew before the rogue Wanderer slaughtered him. Skilled but only half trained, Rafe tracks down a warning from a naiad in Alabama only to find a coven of witches probing deeper into dark magics than they ever intended. Rafe must stop the witches from destroying the already fragile balance...but can he do it before the lovely young witch helping Rafe gets sacrificed for the greater good?

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Very good start to a new series

Quite often these days, urban fantasy tends to end up being vampire romance or supernatural detective like the dresden files, luckily for me, this novel tends take more of the latter approach.

There is a varied cast of characters in the book led by the titular Wanderer named Raphael (or Rafe) Semmes, a man brought back to life to act as an immortal troubleshooter for the personification of Fate aid by his Manticore familiar named Beast who spends most of his time in the form of a Harley.

This opening novel in the series does a very good job of starting to explain some of the mythology, the mechanics and rules of magic in this book's world without overloading the reader right from the outset. The overall arc of the series and what are likely to be recurring plots were set down in this book, but were not pushed forward at the expense of a strong and entertaining main story.

One area that I didn't find as good was when the author seemingly felt obliged to try and appeal to the supernatural romance readers, these scenes mostly came across as somewhat tacked on and slightly superfluous to the overall story.

The performance of the narrator was a good one, the main characters all having their own distinct voices established already and I hope that he continues to read the rest of the books in this series when they are released.

In summary, this was an enjoyable book that also sets the stage for the rest of the series and I was eager enough to keep listening to it that I finished it in only a couple of days, whereas most audiobooks tend to last me nearer a week.



[Note - "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."]
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- C. Rowlands

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Any additional comments?

This action packed book, while set in a real location with a plot hatched purely from fantasy, tackles big themes such as predestination versus free will. Bamberg will fully immerse you in this world and take you to the brink of the end of the world.

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- med c

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-05-2017
  • Publisher: Richard A Bamberg