Hello Avid Readers. Today, I’m very excited to be taking part in the blog tour for White Trash Warlock by David R. Slayton. The first book in his urban fantasy series, Adam Binder. My thanks to David for the audiobook in exchange for my candid opinion of the story.
Keep reading to see my review of White Trash Warlock. Don’t forget to use the purchase links today to start your adventure in the dangerous world of Spirit and the beings that call it home.
What’s White Trash Warlock about?
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Title: White Trash Warlock by David R. Slayton
Series: Adam Binder #1
Published by Blackstone Publishing on 13 October, 2020
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance (PNR), New Adult (NA)
Narrator: Michael David Axtell
Length: 9 hours 19 minutes
No. of Pages: 260
Not all magicians go to schools of magic.
Adam Binder has the Sight. It’s a power that runs in his bloodline: the ability to see beyond this world and into another, a realm of magic populated by elves, gnomes, and spirits of every kind. But for much of Adam’s life, that power has been a curse, hindering friendships, worrying his backwoods family, and fueling his abusive father’s rage.
Years after his brother, Bobby, had him committed to a psych ward, Adam is ready to come to grips with who he is, to live his life on his terms, to find love, and maybe even use his magic to do some good. Hoping to track down his missing father, Adam follows a trail of cursed artifacts to Denver, only to discover that an ancient and horrifying spirit has taken possession of Bobby’s wife.
It isn’t long before Adam becomes the spirit’s next target. To survive the confrontation, save his sister-in-law, and learn the truth about his father, Adam will have to risk bargaining with very dangerous beings...including his first love.
©2020 David R. Slayton (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
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, eBook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Audible* ¦ Book Depository*
What did I think about it?
A Fantastic Start To This Unique Series
David R Slayton is an exciting debut author. I found White Trash Warlock very easy to get into, loving his writing style.
The plot kept me gripped with more than one fascinating story thread weaving through the tale. The world of Spirit David imagined was unique and how it overlays our own felt scarily credible. David also created a treasury of multifaceted characters to populate his novel, some human and some not, that felt totally believable. It’s a skilled wordsmith who gives me characters I can love to hate or situations I feel the injustice burning inside while not even considering DNFing the story. 😉
Michael David Axtell is a new-to-me narrator and I really enjoyed his performance.
I liked the pace at which Michael read White Trash Warlock. He conveyed all the appropriate emotions into each scene. His performance personified our protagonist, Adam Binder. I liked the voices he gave each character and felt no confusion during the dialogue or narrative. Michael didn’t fall back on any stereotypical accents but created realistic ones for each character.
While I’m talking about characters…
Those of you who have read my reviews before will know that I crave certain traits from my protagonists. I need them to be intelligent, resilient, resourceful and have plenty of gumption. Adam Binder ticked every box and more. He’s a damaged soul however Adam exhibited such strength and courage through the trials and dangers in this story that he quickly found a place in my heart. Adam Binder is a true hero.
I really enjoyed White Trash Warlock and the way David tied off many of the story threads.
The immediate threat dealt with deadly force. Although the ending made me growl in good-natured frustration. Adam Binder still has mysteries to solve and a happily ever after to find. I’ll be waiting with bated breath for the next book in this series, wondering where David will take us next.
Keep reading to find out more about this amazing debut author.
And because I enjoyed the narration so much, here’s Michael’s bio too.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my review. Now go add it to your TBR pile! 😉
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Bye for now,