Narrator: R.C. Bray
Series: Valducan #4
Published by Audible Studios on 20 January 2018
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Source: Author, Submitted
An all-new adventure in the Audie Award-nominated series!
Three years have passed since Valducan knight Matt Hollis defeated Tiamat's cult, but her demonic children are still a threat.
Now, a mysterious enemy is stealing holy weapons across South America, leaving a trail of bodies in its wake. The Valducans fear that Tiamat's followers have returned. But not all is as it seems and a new player has joined the hunt: the paladins of the Catholic Church. To stop an evil that none of them could ever imagine, the Order must set aside centuries of animosity and join forces with its long-standing enemy.
In the war against demons, there are weapons on both sides. Monsters aren't born, they're forged.
©2018 Seth Skorkowsky (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.
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Redemptor is the fourth book in the Valducan Series, the knights who are connected to their angel infused weapons. A new and extremely dangerous villain is introduced, one with immense powers and possible immortality. Originally human, he now believes the angels inhabiting the Valducan weapons are the enemy of God and vows to usurp their powers or destroy them.
The chase for the villain moves across South America in a race for the Valducan’s very survival. The Vatican has its own branch of weapon-wielding knights who have long been bitter rivals of the Valducan knights. For once, their goals are aligned and both must decide whether to drop past mistrust for the greater good, indeed their very survival depends on it.
Many new characters and weapons are introduced, each with their own unique abilities. Gravity shifting, hell yeah! Once again there are many references to past books and characters, but more as supporting roles. The book stands alone, though having read/listened to the previous books, you will have a greater understanding of the many past references. Once again, the inventiveness and imagination of the author shines through the story.
There is plenty of demon killing action. While some hand-wringing is observed over the loss of innocent lives, the listener doesn’t really feel all that bad for them. Maybe it’s just me (yikes, my soul). Redemptor is a fight for humanity after all, not just the Valducans. This one is a winner take all, and the listener is pretty sure who will win, but you never know and you certainly can’t imagine how. Demons, angels, magical weapons, flawed heroes and a whole lot of luck make this a fun listen.
R. C. Bray continues to perform the series with his unique voice and deep talent. He is clearly one of the best performers working today and meshes beautifully with the mood of the story. His character voices and accents are admirable. A true pleasure to listen too.
If you’ve listened to the any of the first three books in the Valducan series, you’ll definitely want to continue on. Why would you start at book four after all? Regardless, more magical weapon excitement in a completely new plot with new characters. Keep going and enjoy the ride. Perhaps, the best so far, you decide. Recommended.
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