They are my harvest, and I will reap them all.
Returning to Guthrie, Oklahoma, Adam Binder once again finds himself in the path of deadly magic when a dark druid begins to prey on members of Adam’s family. It all seems linked to the death of Adam’s father many years ago—a man who may have somehow survived as a warlock.
Watched by the police, separated from the man who may be the love of his life, compelled to seek the truth about his connection to the druid, Adam learns more about his family and its troubled history than he ever bargained for, and finally comes face to face with the warlock he has vowed to stop.
Meanwhile, beyond the Veil of the mortal world, Argent the Queen of Swords and Vic Martinez undertake a dangerous journey to a secret meeting of the Council of Races . . . where the sea elves are calling for the destruction of humanity.
Point of view:
3rd person. By chapter. Mostly from Adam & Vic’s perspectives.
This book builds off a LOT of events from book 1, White Trash Warlock – so you’ll want to read/listen to that first. Also this review may contain spoilers to the first book.
Rant first: This ends with a cliffhanger. 😩
Outside of that, this was a fantastic listen. I love the world that Slayton has created: Adam & Vic, both of their families, all the magic, mystery, & suspense. While I was hoping for more time with Vic and Adam as a couple – I loved Vic’s trip with Argent. Their banter is fun and they have their own unique friendship. Adam’s return to Oklahoma is bittersweet yet also provides an opportunity to strengthen family bonds. As with the first book, with as many questions are answered even more are uncovered.
I don’t know when the next book will be out, but I’m looking forward to it.
Michael David Axtell’s narration was wonderful again. His accents and voices do a great job of differentiating all the characters. It’s a great listen.
About the author:
David R. Slayton grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where finding fantasy novels was pretty challenging and finding fantasy novels with diverse characters was downright impossible. Now he lives in Denver, Colorado and writes the books he always wanted to read.
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About the narrator:
From Axtell’s website: Let me tell you a bit about myself. I come from Everywhere, USA (in order: Connecticut, Illinois, Wisconsin, California, Pennsylvania, New York). Too far back? Okay, fine. Currently I live in New York City with my wife and dog and work as an actor, singer, narrator and pianist. I am a passionate performer and storyteller and am fascinated by communicating to audiences through different mediums. For a time after college, I pursued music and toured with the Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble, Chanticleer. However, I realized I craved a more theatrically based performance path, so I left Chanticleer to pursue my MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama (’17). I also began recording audiobooks for ACX which opened up an entire industry of exciting possibility and opportunity!
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My Favorite Quotes
Adam threw up his arms, put his hands in front of his face, and felt his magic rise as it tried to shield him. – Trailer Park Trickster by @drslayton @BlackstoneAudio #Audiobook narrated by #MichaelDavidAxtell #UrbanFanstasy #Mystery #Suspense #Thriller #Paranormal #MM #RomanceTweet
The problem was that Adam thought all of the intensity and intimacy was about the magic. Vic didn’t agree. – Trailer Park Trickster by @drslayton @BlackstoneAudio #Audiobook narrated by #MichaelDavidAxtell #UrbanFanstasy #Mystery #Suspense #Thriller #Paranormal #MM #RomanceTweet