• Lord of Eternal Night

  • Darkmourn Universe, Book 1
  • By: Ben Alderson
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Perfect for fans of From Blood and Ash and A Shade of Vampire—but with added spice!

Jak's life has only one meaning: Break the curse or die trying. 

Marius's life has no meaning; not since he was cursed into the twisted, bloodthirsty creature of night. For years the witches have waited for their salvation, a way to return the magic that was sacrificed when the curse was first cast. Jak, a boy born with power that the witches have not seen in a century, is their prophesied savior. The one who is to kill the creature, break the curse and restore magic to his coven. 

Sent to the creature's castle as the final Claim, Jak must get close enough to land the final blow. It is what he has trained all his life to accomplish. Not all is as it seems when Jak uncovers secrets and half-truths. The creature is not the haunting beast he had been brought up to hate. Emotions war as new feelings are uncovered. For what is more dangerous than hate? Lust.

Contains mature themes.

©2021 Ben Alderson (P)2022 Tantor

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I give this five stars with asterisks**

This was good book. I was worried the pacing would be rushed but I was not disappointed with the story or characters.

* When you realize there are no good guys but you are the bad guy.

** The dislike for our villain felt a little shoe horned like you catch the one you are meant to dislike them and are left to run with it.

*** I feel like this could have been a little longer with more detail.

**** Drip drip drip drip - it’s not the narrator’s fault they had to repeat that line so often but I was increasingly irritated each time it appeared (three drips would have been plenty)

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Absolutely amazing!

I saw this book being promoted on TikTok so I had to see it and I am not disappointed.

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Good if you like a quick guilty pleasure read

But not quite what I was looking for, although I should've realized as much. The book is exactly what it's trying to be: romance and lust between two characters destined to be enemies in a slowly approaching doom setting, with a narrator fully into it. And if that's all you need, this book is probably for you!

Personally though, I felt there wasn't enough to the story. The worldbuilding left unanswered questions, which weren't necessarily important to the thin plot but confused me nonetheless. The characters' decisions and motives didn't always make much sense, or at least lacked in explanation. The narrator often got a bit too theatrical to my liking. But take this with a grain of salt if you will, as this review is coming from someone who enjoys her relationships much much more platonic.

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Oh my

The articulation, the intensity, and snark! This book had me on the edge of my seat all the way through. Dark and thrilling!

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There's...something on the wing. Some...thing.

Narrator was stilting, much like William Shatner. It detracted from an otherwise good story. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it.

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this is phenomenal

I absolutely love it every moment was hanging on by a heartstring beautiful story thank you

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So much fun!

Absolutely loved the book and the narrator!! Will definitely listen again and recommend to friends!!

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  • Mollie Thorlbycoy
  • 05-28-22

Amazing!!

Shaun Grindell has done an amazing job bringing these characters to life definitely recommend to everyone!

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