I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Fearless by Elliott James
Series: Pax Arcana #3
Narrator: Roger Wayne
Published by Tantor Audio on August 11, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 12 hrs 2 min
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Someone, somewhere, has declared war on Kevin Kichida, and that someone has a long list of magical predators on their rolodex. The good news is that Kevin lives in a town where Ted Cahill is the new sheriff and old ally of John Charming.
The attacks on Kevin seem to be a pattern, and the more John and his new team follow that thread, the deeper they find themselves in a maze of supernatural threats, family secrets, and age-old betrayals. The more John learns, the more convinced he becomes that Kevin Kichida isn't just a victim—he's a sacrifice waiting to happen. And that thread John's following? It's really a fuse . . .
John Charming may no longer be a knight but he never fails to come riding in on his “white horse” to save the day.
I’m a big fan of the team of Elliot James and Roger Wayne (narrator)!
Roger Wayne IS John Charming. Pax Arcana is another audio only series for me. I believe that if I was to read one of the novels it would be a 3 or 3.5 star book for me. Not a bad thing but Roger’s performance brings the story up a notch for me. His pacing is perfect. His inflection for the characters and delivery for the snarky dialogue makes some of the dense mythology fun to listen to where I might get bogged down by it if I was reading. Roger continues to bring an outstanding performance with Fearless.
I stated in my review for the first book, Charming that John is a cooler Atticus from Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles and that still stands. In fact the vibe between the two series are similar but I find that Elliott James’ writing is a little lighter on the mythology letting John be more fun sometimes.
This time around John and his merry band of men (and women) are protecting a young man, Kevin Kichida from his crazy grandfather that is a very power supernatural being. There’s supe fight clubs, magic, werewolves, vampires and other being like Kitsune (nine tailed fox from Japanese mythology).
I enjoyed Fearless by Elliott James and can’t want to get me ears on the audio for the next installment. Until it’s available I’ll keep myself busy with similar heroes like Atticus from Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne and Fort from M.L. Brennan’s Generation V series.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).