Hello, fellow audiobook fans. Today, I’d like to share my thoughts about Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped written by Annette Marie and read by Cris Dukehart. The third audiobook in Annette’s urban fantasy series, The Guild Codex: Demonized.
My thanks to the publisher, Tantor Audio, for the audiobook in exchange for a candid review.
What’s Hunting Fiends For The Ill-Equipped about?
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Title: Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped by Annette Marie
Series: The Guild Codex: Demonized #3
Published by Tantor Audio on 23 June, 2020
Genres: New Adult (NA), Urban Fantasy
Narrator: Cris Dukehart
Length: 8 hours 28 Minutes
I thought I understood power.
My parents taught me that magic attracts equal danger, and everything I've seen since becoming a demon contractor confirms it. I've witnessed how power twists and corrupts - and I've tasted power no human should wield.
I thought I knew greed.
Ambition and avarice drove my family into hiding. My parents died for someone else's greed. I've never hunted anything in my life, but now I'm hunting their killer - with my demon's help.
I thought I'd seen evil.
But with each step closer to my parents' murderer, I'm uncovering a different sort of evil, piece by hidden piece. I've stumbled into an insidious web that silently, secretly ensnares everything it touches. My demon and I came as the hunters...but I think we might be the prey.
Make sure to check out the companion series, The Guild Codex: Spellbound, available now, and The Guild Codex: Warped, coauthored by Rob Jacobsen, available summer 2020.
©2020 Annette Marie (P)2020 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: 25th November – 2nd December 2021
What did I think about it?
Decoding the Past to Uphold a Promise Made in the Present
Annette Marie has become a tried and trusted author with her interlinking Guild Codex series. Her writing style is polished, intelligent and easy to sink into. I’m captivated by her world of Mythics, demons, magic, danger and secrecy. The characters that Annette has created for this world are diverse with multiple layers just waiting for us to delve into.
Hunting Fiends For The Ill-Equipped is the third story in the series, The Guild Codex: Demonized or book #9 in the whole Guild Codex Universe depending on how you decide to play it.
However, I think you can start listening to it without getting too lost or needing to know stuff from The Guild Codex: Spellbound books. Annette weaves any vital info into this story. Having said that, I really think you should get them all. They are rather fabulous! 😘
Cris Dukehart’s performance was, once again, fantastic.
I liked the pace at which Cris read the story and her slight tonal adjustment during the different emotional scenes. She gave each character a slightly different voice meaning that I wasn’t confused about who was speaking. Cris also seemed to capture Robin’s timid personality, her fear and frustrations shone through.
Our heroine is a self-confessed book nerd and exhibited many of the personality traits that I love.
Robin is a young woman who has been kept away from the practical side of being a Mythic by her parents. Therefore, she isn’t your usual kickass urban fantasy heroine. 😘 However, Robin is resilient and has a wonderful sense of humour, the exchanges with her demon, Zylas had me chuckling many times. Her naïveté in matters of the heart are sweet; I love listening to her concerns about her growing feelings for Zylas. There are HUGE gaps in Robin’s knowledge of Demonica but I love that she’s seeking to rectify that – and quickly. Fantastic!
Annette doesn’t leave us with nasty cliffhangers. Woop!
Don’t get me wrong, there are still many mysteries to solve. However, Robin’s situation isn’t left hanging dangerously in a life-or-death scene. We’ve met some new characters who I’m looking forward to getting to know as well as cameos from some favourites from the Mythic world. I’m keen to find out how the events in this story will affect things in the linked series.
Hunting Fiends For The Ill-Equipped had all the elements that I look for in a gripping story.
It has a great plot, with plenty of action and conflict, but with enough humour to keep me engaged. I’m looking forward to finding out what Robin and Zylas do next.
I’d recommend Hunting Fiends For The Ill-Equipped to fans of mystery stories. Especially those who enjoy urban fantasy settings.
Keep reading to find out more about Annette Marie. However, first, let me tell you what this series is about.
The Guild Codex: Demonized by Annette Marie
Meet Robin Page: outcast sorceress, mythic history buff, unapologetic bookworm, and the last person you’d expect to command the rarest demon in the long history of summoning. Though she holds his leash, this demon can’t be controlled . . . but can he be tamed?
Don’t look at the demon . . . don’t talk to the demon . . . don’t touch the demon . . .
The Guild Codex Universe includes four series: Spellbound, Demonized, Warped, and Veiled for a total of 16+ books and 3 bonus stories. They can be read in publication order, chronological order, as individual series, or in Annette’s recommended order.
Books in the Series
I’ve fallen in love with this series. Click on the book title to be whisked away to my review in a new tab.
- Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized #1) (2019)
- Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (The Guild Codex: Demonized #2) (2019)
- Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped (The Guild Codex: Demonized #3) (2020)
- Delivering Evil for Experts (The Guild Codex: Demonized #4) (2020)
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Now as promised, here’s Annette’s bio and her social media links.
And because this is a review about an audiobook, here’s the bio and links for Cris too.
Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to read my thoughts about Hunting Fiends For The Ill-Equipped. Have you read this one or any others by Annette Marie? Are there any of Cris Dukehart’s narrations on your shelves? Drop a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.
I’m really enjoying the Guild Codex Universe, so, I’ve added Annette to my favourites page. Therefore, before you go why not check out who else is listed in my A to Z of Amazing Authors. Is your favourite author on my list?
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