I’m not sure what I can say that will do this book justice!! It was simply amazing!!!!
This takes the normal Good V Evil and turns it on it’s head. Here we have the Villain as the protagonist and it’s time for them to shine!!! Meet Jackson Blackwell, the Shadow Master, the top villain adviser. He helps Villains from other realms, become the baddest of the bad, sometimes that may be to portray them as good, but it depends on the “rules” of the realm they live in. But Jackson is about to be betrayed and finds himself stuck in a realm with very little of his magic left. He will need the help of heroes to take back what was his. Can a Villain work with a Hero??
That little summary is but a splash in the bucket of what this book is!! There is so much going on that you will eagerly gulp every single word down as quick as you can. I am incredibly impressed with the world the author created. Basically, he took a nerd from earth, who knows every rule there is to know about the fantasy genre, brought him to a world where he becomes a demi good and made him a Villain Consultant. He uses every advantage he knows to get each of his clients where they want to be. But since you are dealing with Villains, things don’t always work out. And when you add in Elves, Gods and everything in between, you get this book.
I loved the characters!!! Each of them were well written and developed. Jackson is a Villain to the core. He doesn’t take feelings into consideration and woe onto anyone who crosses him. Yet, he is still such an awesome character. I was totally rooting for him throughout the book. I also loved how the author poked fun at all the fantasy tropes out there. There were geeky references galore as well that just make you enjoy the ride much more. There is so so much more I want to say, but I can’t as I don’t want to ruin the surprise. You are better off going into this knowing very little about it because it will just surprise you so much more!!
In all, a fun, entertaining and captivating book. This is the second book I’ve read by this author and it definitely won’t be my last!!! His writing style has seriously impressed me. I urge everyone to try this!!
Jeffrey Kafer just shines in books like this. He knows how to bring each of the quirky characters to life. He gives every character he reads their own personality and never fails to deliver.
I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.