Narrator: Nick Podehl
Series: Sentinels of Creation, Book 4
Published by Self-published on May 23, 2019
Length: 10 hours and 46 minutes
Genres: Fantasy, Humor, Paranormal
Source: Author, Submitted
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Merlin's final words haunt the Sentinel's dreams.
Kellan's eidetic memory replays them with perfect clarity each night since he breached the guff and withdrew three human souls. Now, more than a year later, both he and his Soulborn wife are visited by an entity who channeled Universal power to enter our world from another.
This Emissary of Destruction provides the young Sentinel with a gift of unimaginable power and a dire warning. This combination sets Kellan on a journey which takes him to the land of Fae. There he must gain support from the Fairy King and Queen.
Unfortunately, all Fae extract a price commensurate with the help they provide, and Kellan is no exception.
The royals send him to confront historic evils and tragedy in return for empowering the emissary's gift. As well laid plans built by Mantels, gods, and other immortals hurtle toward their conclusion only one element could not have been anticipated.
What would the Sentinel of Order do to honor departed friends and protect those who remain? Kellan has risked his life many times for those he loves. Is he now also willing to accept, a burden of chaos....
For the past three books, Kellan has found himself cornered, challenged and faced with hard decisions. None of his past experiences could have prepared him for the unique “gift” he won from a dangerous entity nor the challenging interactions with the Fae. Robert Ross, the author, has revealed more and more about Kellan and his friends.
This fourth book is full of twists and turns that will leave the listener breathless and, frankly, laughing until the tears roll down your cheeks. Until the last few pages when Ross makes the final twist in this book … well, let’s just say Ross has thrown the most breathtaking curve ball at his fans – Oh yes he did!
The dialog was perfect! The conversations flowed naturally. Holding true to the characters, Ross continues to develop and grow them accordingly. We get a glimpse of the Vampire child he delivered in a previous book – the interaction between them was very well done and insightful. There is no question about the goodness within Kellan and his being the Sentinel of Order.
Nick Podehl is the perfect Kellan and his performance is top notch; his skill brings Kellan’s world to life. His voices are perfect for the characters and I love his accents. He moves the story forward with his intuitive portrayal of each character. When the parents of Juliette are introduced to a demon … well the chaos that follows is hilariously perfect.
I have enjoyed each of Ross’s books but this one is different in the sense that the listener gets a deeper glimpse into Kellan and his friends. If you enjoy humor, suspense and supernatural beings, this is perfect for you. All I can say to Robert Ross is “get busy on the next book!”
The audio quality of this book was clear and well done. There were no issues – it is high quality.