Fearless by Elliott James

Posted August 27, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 0 Comments

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 JamesFearless by Elliott James
Series: Pax Arcana #3
Narrator: Roger Wayne
Published by Tantor Audio on August 11, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 12 hrs 2 min
Source: Publisher
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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 . . .

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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.


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About Roger Wayne

Roger Wayne hails from small-town Minnesota. He served in the Air Force as a broadcast journalist in South Korea. After doing plays in early college he earned an acting scholarship and obtained his BA in communications and journalism. He worked as an actor for two years in Minneapolis and then moved to NYC, where he continues to work in TV, film, theater, and voice-over. He has recorded for video games, animation, and commercials, and he loves making books come to life. Roger lives in New York City. You can see what he’s up to at rogerwayne.com.

About Elliott James

An army brat and gypsy scholar, ELLIOTT JAMES is currently living in the blueridge mountains of southwest Virginia. An avid reader since the age of three (or that’s what his family swears anyhow), he has an abiding interest in mythology, martial arts, live music, hiking, and used bookstores. Irrationally convinced that cellphone technology was inserted into human culture by aliens who want to turn us into easily tracked herd beasts, Elliott has one anyhow but keeps it in a locked tinfoil covered box which he will sometimes sit and stare at mistrustfully for hours. Okay, that was a lie. Elliott lies a lot; in fact, he decided to become a writer so that he could get paid for it.

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I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

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).
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