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Balancing The Scales (Twenty-Sided Sorceress #10) by Annie Bellet

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Hello, fellow urban fantasy fans. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Balancing The Scales by Annie Bellet read by Hollie Jackson. The tenth and final audiobook in her urban fantasy series, The Twenty-Sided Sorceress. My thanks to the publisher, Tantor Audio, for the free audiobook in exchange for my candid review.

What’s Balancing The Scales about?

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Balancing The Scales (Twenty-Sided Sorceress #10) by Annie BelletMy Rating:
Title: Balancing the Scales by Annie Bellet
Series: Twenty-Sided Sorceress #10
Published by Doomed Muse Press, Tantor Audio on 10th March 2020, 8th September 2020
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Shifters, Urban, Urban Fantasy
Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Length: 4 hours 53 minutes
No. of Pages: 263

Never fear an ending. For every end is a beginning, too. Even the darkest night is broken by the dawn…

Jade Crow faces her biggest challenges yet, and the consequences just might be world-ending...

This is the epic conclusion to the USA Today Bestselling Urban Fantasy series The Twenty-Sided Sorceress!

©2020 Annie Bellet and AnneMarie Buhl (P)2020 Tantor


Source: ARC

I received this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't affect my opinion of the book or influence the content of my review.

Formats Available: Audiobook, eBook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal Link ¦ Audible* ¦ Book Depository*

Listened to: 11th – 13th June 2021


What did I think about it?

A Great Way To Finish The Series!

I’m already a fan of Annie’s writing style. As I’ve said before, I love the way she weaves her plot threads, taking us into one breathtaking situation after another. The characters she creates are just as captivating, I never have any problems believing their motives and actions. The diversity in these books is fabulous!

The books in the Twenty-Sided Sorceress series need to be read in order to understand the characters’ motivations and previous plotlines. But they’re more novella size than full epic fantasy novel size so it’s easy to catch up! Balancing The Scales is the 10th and final audiobook in the series and picks up almost immediately after the events in the previous story.

Hollie Jackson is one of my favourite narrators.

Hollie has taken over the narration for the final few audiobooks in this series. I love the pace that she reads, the emotions she portrays during the various scenes and the voices she gives the characters. Hollie captured Jade’s personality to a tee and led us into each battle of this adventure.

The main series threat to our protagonist, Jade, was dealt with in book 6.

Therefore, the focus of the series has changed somewhat to a grim prophecy about an apocalypse. Oh, yipee. 😉 Danger is still lurking around every corner and Jade and her friends are trying to deal with each threat as it arrives. Annie is excellent at building tension and writing dynamic fight scenes. The perpetual fight or flight adrenaline surge seemed to be continually flowing through my system as I listened to this finale. However, the banter, humour and softer, emotional scenes balanced the tension beautifully.

Balancing The Scales had it all.

What I really loved was that Annie has wrapped up the loose ends in this final instalment while still providing some threads she can follow to write additional stories in this new magical world.

Keep reading to find out more the author, but first, here’s the information about this fantastic series.

Twenty-Sided Sorceress Series by Annie Bellet

This series is about comic store owner, Jade Crow. A native American sorceress who loves gaming but has escaped to the quiet little town of Wylde, Idaho, to hide from her murderous ex. Hiding in plain sight amongst Wylde’s shifters, paranormal community and unique magical landscape.

Books in the Series

If you haven’t read any of these stories yet, what are you waiting for? Click the links below to read my reviews or buy them yourself.

The series also has a few box set editions:

  • Twenty-Sided Sorceress: Books 1-3 (Justice Calling; Murder of Crows; Pack of Lies)
  • Level Grind: Twenty-Sided Sorceress Volume One (Books 1-4: Justice Calling; Murder of Crows; Pack of Lies; Hunting Season)
  • Boss Fight: Twenty-Sided Sorceress Volume Two (Books 5-7: Heartache; Thicker Than Blood; Magic to the Bone)

Buy any of the above titles in print, audio and ebook formats:

Amazon ¦ Audible* ¦ Book Depository*

And now, as promised, here’s some information about the author of this amazing series, Annie Bellet.

About Annie Bellet

Author - Annie Bellet

Annie Bellet is the USA Today bestselling author of The Twenty-Sided SorceressPyrrh Considerable Crimes Division, and the Gryphonpike Chronicles series. She holds a BA in English and a BA in Medieval Studies and thus can speak a smattering of useful languages such as Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Welsh.

Her interests besides writing include rock climbing, reading, horse-back riding, video games, comic books, table-top RPGs and many other nerdy pursuits.  She lives in the Netherlands with her husband.

Plus, as this is a review for an audiobook, here’s Hollie’s bio too.

About Hollie Jackson

Narrator - Hollie Jackson

With over 200 audiobooks narrated and produced, Hollie Jackson has worked with both indie and USA Today bestselling authors across a wide range of genres. Hollie's voice brings characters of all types to vibrant, compelling life, allowing the listener to sit back and enjoy the story.

Growing up in a military family, Hollie found herself lost in the world of poetry and prose, and truly enjoys sharing that joy with others through spoken and written word. As an author, she understands the importance of drawing the reader into the world of the story. As a voracious reader, she enjoys an eclectic range of genre and carries that over into the studio: from contemporary romance to paranormal thrillers, historical fiction to epic fantasy, from erotica to tamer New Adult/Young Adult titles.

Everyone has a story to tell, and Hollie loves to bring those stories to life, one word at a time.

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts about Balancing The Scales. Have you got this one or any of Annie’s other books in your library? Drop me a comment below so that we can chat books! 😉

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Annie Bellet has earned her place on my Favourite Authors’ Page. Before you go, check out all the amazing authors I’ve listed. Is YOUR favourite on it?

Bye for now,

Flora x

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About Me

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

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