• The Banneret

  • Blood of Kings, Book 2
  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (380 ratings)

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The Banneret

By: Duncan M. Hamilton
Narrated by: John Lee
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Publisher's Summary

Demons have been hunted to the verge of extinction. Those who know of the horrors lurking in the dark act as though the threat is long past. It has allowed Conrad to continue his education undisturbed, to work toward joining his friends as a comrade-in-arms rather than a child to be protected.

The appearance of two powerful demons changes everything. The creatures are back, stronger than ever, and the years of quiet are at an end. The Principality finds itself in need of demon hunters once again. Conrad and his comrades are the ones for the job.

The chain of clues draws them ever closer to what their unseen enemy desires, and they find themselves in a deadly race to stop it from regaining its former power.

©2022 Duncan M. Hamilton (P)2022 Audible, Inc.

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Good story, not my favourite narration

As with the first book I enjoyed the story, but again I did not enjoy the narration all the time, the accents throw the narration out totally for me.
Otherwise another good book!

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Definitely a Twist

This novel felt like The Empire Stikes Back of the series - great plot, but not a happy one if you're cheering for the MC and his comrades.

Plot: More non-stop than The Squire, it was engaging, with some world building development but not as much as The Squire.

Characters: The most impressive part to me was getting into the head of the villain from the last novel. I could almost like him, if not just pity him. MC and his companions developed a little, tho mostly MC.

Narration: It took time to calibrate and distinguish John Lee's accents again. I found myself wishing different nationalities sounded more different.

Overall: Worth it if you've started the series already. Crossover with other Middle Sea novels in this one (places, characters, and references to events from past series) adds to the entertainment value if you're a long-time Duncan M. Hamilton fan.

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New narrator please

I love Hamilton’s world and the story he is building. I’ll listen anyways, but the new narrator is really, really bad. Please bring back Simon Vance.

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EHHH...

I found Icouldn't handle the Dracula voices any longer and endured as much as I could - didn't finish the last couple of hours.

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The narrator sounds like Count Chocula

I have enjoyed listening to other novels by this author. I don’t know if I liked this story because the narration is unbelievably distracting. I think the narrator would be more suited to children’s cartoons. I read the warnings about this, and even listened to the sample but I spent my credit. I thought I could be past the terrible accents, I could not. I keep waiting for him to say, “I want to suck your blood.” Did the setting move to Transylvania? Do not purchase this unless it’s on sale for a dollar - even then I doubt you can make it though 8 plus hours of it

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super story line

at first it sounded a bit unusual, an Italian living in Germany fighting demons ... but as the first then second book developed, it turned into a pretty good yarn ... the characters developed as did the story and it turned out to be a very good listen...

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A great edition to this series and the fantasy world

I really have enjoyed this book. Not the longest but rich in detail and character. Good suspense building with a teetering moment where you feel the the only inevitable outcome is the heroes failing. Can’t wait for the next installment.

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was well worth the wait

loves it, great continuation of the story. I'm hooked completely. now the only problem is waiting for the next book.

Duncan has quickly became one of my favorites.

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Engaging

Usually a middle book has its own problems for this case this middle book succeeded in every way building gap in the first and left you thinking for the third.

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great follow up series

great 2nd book to the series, cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out!

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  • Brian
  • 03-21-22

John Lee's silly voices kill this book

Just couldn't get to the story because of John Lee using stupid accents. Very irritating, unrelated voices, often mixed up across the characters that added nothing to the story. there is a fairly good tale in this book but I couldn't hear it due to the useless narrator. won't listen to the next one if they keep the idiotic voices.

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  • Victoria Adams
  • 06-23-22

Sensational!

Absolutely My favourite Narrator!! John Lee does it for me every time! love the voices

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-31-22

Another great story & performance

I enjoy all of the books by Duncan M. Hamilton & I’ve very much getting into this series of books. I look forward to the next instalment.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-30-22

could have been longer.

just thought he could have added becoming a banneret. the whole school instead of skipping to 8 years later. good story to short.