Hello, fellow audiobook addicts. Today, I’d like to share my thoughts about Daemon Scourge written by Stacey Brutger and narrated by Eva Wilhelm. The second audiobook in Stacey’s urban fantasy series, Clash of the Demigods.
My thanks to the publisher, Tantor Media, for the audiobook in exchange for a candid review.
What’s Daemon Scourge about?
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Title: Daemon Scourge by Stacey Brutger
Series: Clash of the Demigods #2
Published by Tantor Audio on 14th December 2021
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adult Paranormal Romance, Dark Fantasy, Dystopian
Narrator: Eva Wilhelm
Length: 10 hours 59 minutes
No. of Pages: 380
To keep the world safe from supernaturals, humans played god and accidentally created a scourge that now threatens to destroy everything.
Octavia barely survived her last meeting with the demigods, her very existence a threat to their carefully created dynasty. If given the chance, they wouldn't hesitate to come after her. When dead bodies start showing up, she is ordered to investigate. She suspects it's a carefully laid trap - if she doesn't uncover the killers, not only will more people die, but the fragile truce with the demigods will be nullified.
Left with no choice, she follows the trail of dead bodies and discovers a new horror - a scourge that's killing both humans and daemons. Octavia and her men must stop those responsible, but if the scourge catches her first, she'll become their next victim. If she fails, the demigods will deem her unfit, and her mates will be forced to return to a life of slavery.
Now that they've finally found their mate, the guys will go to any extreme and sacrifice anything to make sure no harm comes to her, even if it means bringing down the wrath of the gods.
©2021 Stacey Brutger (P)2021 Tantor
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.Review Format: Audiobook
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Listened To: 5th – 10th March 2022
What did I think about it?
A Gripping Adventure – I didn’t want to stop listening!
Stacey Brutger is a new-to-me author, however, her stories tick every box for me. An intelligent writing style that’s easy to read. ✅ Check. Protagonists with depth and credibility together with personality traits that draw me in. ✅ Check. A great wealth of characters in the supporting cast. ✅ Check. Believable background story and setting with a plot that has a balanced mix of relationship, tension, action, humour and mystery. ✅Check, ✅check and ✅check.
I’m loving this urban fantasy series more than I originally thought I would.
Our protagonist, Octavia exhibits all the personality traits that I love. She’s intelligent, resilient, self-reliant and has oodles of gumption. Her elite team of daemon mates – Warrick, Keegan, Nikos, and Atticus – are lethal warriors, each male sworn to protect Octavia and each having different characteristics, strengths and hidden insecurities. 😘 I loved reading about Octavia’s fight for survival and seeing how she dealt with the challenges that sprung to confront her.
Eva Wilhelm is a new-to-me narrator.
I really enjoy the pace at which Eva reads these stories. The emotions and inflexions she used for the different scenes feel natural and brings them to life. Eva has created different voices for our main characters which match their personalities perfectly. This also helps during the dialogue, meaning that I never feel lost during the multiple-character conversations.
Clash of the Demigods is taking me out of my comfort zone.
If Tantor Media hadn’t have sent me the first audiobook (Daemon Grudge), I never would have bought it myself. The world we’re introduced to in Clash of the Demigods has a dystopian feel. Dystopian settings depress me and rub my sensibilities up the wrong way; I don’t like stories about brutality, survival of the fittest, injustices or prejudices. I also tend to stay clear of reverse harem and polyamorous tales – multiple partners (lovers) at the same time are not my thing. However, Stacey deals with both themes in a way that I can accept and actually end up enjoying. 😉
Daemon Scourge is a fantastic audiobook, and I really loved the adventure.
It’s a great example of a character-led urban fantasy story. Plus, there’s no life-or-death perilous cliffhanger at the end! WoopWoop! I’ll be waiting with bated breath for the next and final audiobook. I need to find out how Octavia and the guys deal with the impending daemon-demigod war.
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Keep reading to find out more about Stacey Brutger, but first I’d like to share some info about the Clash of the Demigods series.
Clash of the Demigods by Stacey Brutger
WHEN THE GODS VANISHED, DAEMONS TOOK OVER PROTECTING HUMANS FROM THE THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT…UNTIL DAEMONS DECIDE THEY DESERVE MORE.
Books in the Series
- Daemon Grudge (Clash of the Demigods #1) (2020)
- Daemon Scourge (Clash of the Demigods #2) (2021)
- Daemon Legacy (Clash of the Demigods #3) (2022)
Available in print, ebook and audio formats.
Now as promised, here’s Stacey Brutger’s bio and social media links.
And because this is a review about an audiobook, here’s Eva Wilhelm’s bio too.
Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to read my thoughts about Daemon Scourge. Have you read this one or any others by Stacey Brutger? Drop a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.
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