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The Destroyer

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Written By: Michael-Scott Earle

Narrated By: Kevin T. Collins

Date: November 2017

Duration: 14 hours 55 minutes

Summary:

After untold centuries of absence, the evil Ancients have returned. Their magic appears unstoppable and their hunger for conquest is insatiable. To protect the country of Nia, Duchess Nadea and Scholar Paug make a desperate journey to find a human legend: a man known to have destroyed these Ancient foes with a powerful army.

But legends can lie.

When Paug and Nadea revive their hero from sleep, his virtue is far from clear.

Is he really their Savior or their Destroyer?

Contains mature themes.

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  • Ryan H.

    I did not like this book at all, despite normally enjoying swords and sorcery stories. I had to listen to it at 1.5x-2x speed just to get through it so that I could say i gave it an honest chance. The main rub was that none of the characters acted believably. Beware to potential listeners; your eyes may become sore from all of rolling they will be doing as you listen 14.5 hours about a horny genocidal superhuman man and his sex objects (read: literally all main female characters and most of the other named ones) making their way through this unfinished and unsatisfying story. This story might be leading up to something more interesting, but based on this story I will not continue the series. The book feels like an author of smarmy romance took a shot at writing a fantasy story geared exclusively to unmarried young men that want to read juicy details about sex with elves and royalty. It seems like so much more attention was paid to telling us about sexual desires and encounters than was paid to the actual plot. There were a couple of decent scenes where an interesting problem was overcome, but those represented an depressingly small portion of the book. There was nearly no character development, and this makes sense in that the characters did not really act like humans to begin with. Like I said, this was the biggest rub for me. I have listened to a lot of fantasy and science fiction, and comparatively Destroyer feels like an ill-defined quest with few interesting problems to solve populated by wonky caricatures of people. The book closes in a way that resolves no sub-plots and feels very unsatisfying.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • Debra R.

    To be fair and honest, the listener is warned that this book contains adult content, and yeah it could have been less explicit but get over it. The story itself is great. I was hoping for a happier ending but as I am now on book 2, I want Nanos to die very horribly and I hope Kaiyer beats the crap out of him.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Samuel G.

    Great read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Devon Wheaton

    This is hard to review. On one hand it's actually a really good story that is fairly unique with an interesting main character. Then there's the rest of the characters that are so plain, boring and overused in every fantasy. Then there is the excessive amount of words/pages dedicated to sex and making the book sound like a porn. I feel like the author wanted to set up a romance with one of the female characters but couldn't decide which one so he just went with all of them...in every scene, especially when it's not even remotely relevant. I'm not opposed to some sex scenes if they are good for the story or character development but this book is just lewd for the sake of being lewd. It's weird. But it was worth rolling my eyes through those scenes to continue to get back to the actual story, which I really enjoyed.

  • Anonymous

    Author seems fixated on sexual fantasies with the female characters

  • Blake D.

    Um, I did like it. I listened to the whole series but, holy cats, it’s almost grotesque in its wording on the subject of sex. I smh every time a sex act was described because it was often and repetitive. Otherwise, I enjoyed the story.

  • ZACHARY H.

    good junk

  • Dane james

    Amazing fun book

  • Tracey Z.

    I loved this 04 book set. It was very interesting and compelling.

  • Troy B.

    Good premise but poorly executed. Set in fantasy world where no one has more than a 4th grade vocabulary,or even any difference between characters, socially, morally, or academically. Like the endless useless lists and descriptions of food, clothing and workout schedules, the sex scenes follow tedious checklists from someone who has watched way too many Red Shoes Diaries. The ending was unsatisfying, and even with the cliff hanger ending, I do not care enough about any of these characters to read another "book" by this author.

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