• The Truth of Shadows

  • The Nightfall Wars, Book 2
  • By: Jacob Peppers
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (270 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Three strangers chosen by the gods. A castle-servant who can bend fire and light to his will. A musician whose song can soothe even the wildest of hearts. And a nobleman with the gods' own luck.

Three strangers gifted with powers beyond that of normal mortals stand against the armies of shadow.

But there are other gods, other powers lurking in the darkness, and they, too, will find their champions.

Hunted by mortal and immortal enemies alike, Alesh and his companions flee south to the Ferinan lands. There, they will search for help they desperately need, those who might stand with them against the coming darkness.

A nobleman without hope. A musician to whom every song sounds like a funeral dirge. A castle servant at risk of being consumed by an evil greater than any he has faced.

They have set themselves against the coming Ever Dark. But shadows are not easily conquered, and no matter how many are cut down, more rise in their place.

For the truth of shadows is that they are not born.

They are made.

©2019 Jacob Peppers (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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bastards with a hoarse tone!

the characters are a bit corny and the author has an annoying habit of over using some words and phrases. Bastards! bastards! bastards!

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Grimdark-ish for YA

Not bad. Not great. Solid 3 stars. Narration was what kept me listening. I was expecting the storyline to be more dark and gritty, but this seemed to be grimdark for the YA audience (and the banter was even childish at times). I’ll continue with the next book, but the series doesn’t make the Top 10 list.

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Gifted wordsmith, gifted reader

This second effort is an emotional as well as a physical one. Crafted carefully to envelope the listener in a mood and setting similar, but perhaps darker than the first one. Great stuff, enjoy.

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  • 07-19-21

Strengths and weaknesses

The world building and character development in this book are fairly good, but there is something missing. I like the fact that it has a little bit of wisdom in it here in there. The plot is somewhat weak and redundant.

As in a fair amount of this genre, there is not necessarily a feeling of purposefulness, even while various characters are driven

Narration is excellent.

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Didn't get better

Some borderline series get better as they go. This one got worse. Half way through & I'm done.

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Waste of time and credit

An almost complete waste of time. The story dragged with meandering monologue and dialogue. The plot was purposely stunted at many points before the story picked up again. I bet the third book will be rushed as this book was a waste of time. Characters remained undeveloped. We still don’t know what exactly Catherine’s power is. When they were attacked by the villagers it seems her power should have been used to reverse what corruption had taken over their minds as it had with the guard.

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  • Manonim
  • 08-27-21

Oddly compelling

An oddly compelling tale involving fight after bloodthirsty descriptive fights which, because of the story and character building, is not as tedious as it might be. Despite the endless gory fights, I wanted to know what happened next and so, bizarrely, I recommend it and look forward to the next instalment

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  • Kaylia
  • 02-04-20

absolutely great book

love love love! great book, well done to the author and the narrator did a good job as usual. I do love that narrator. but this book is a definite one to listen to cant wait for the next one. the only downside was waiting so long for book 2 I do hope we don't have wait for book 3

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  • Brodúil
  • 05-08-22

Almost perfect.Thanks.

Almost perfect Book, Almost perfect Narrator, well done to all involved in this production. Very Good overall!

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  • David Wolfy
  • 03-03-22

could've been so much better

in the end, I just got bored by this book. I won't be reading any more of the series. Too many rinse and repeat scenes, characters that date s bit annoying, the story not really going anywhere, etc. Shame, I thought this had promise.