Days Gone Bad : Vesik

  • by Eric Asher
  • Narrated by William Dufris
  • Series: Vesik
  • 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

My name is Damian Valdis Vesik. I am a necromancer, an ability feared and hated as much as the powers my master and I set ourselves against. We've vanquished many evils, but now something is releasing an old darkness, forcing us to hunt an enemy beyond anything I've faced before. I was already busy enough with vampires, fairies, witches, Watchers, weddings, and...damn, I need a vacation.

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Great Urban Fantasy

I received a free copy of this audio book from the author when I met him at Coastal Magic Con. My husband and I listened to it on the way home and were enthralled. This story grabbed us from the start. Mr. Asher has built a vivid picture of a world where vampires, fairies, witches, ghosts, Watchers, and others exist side by side with common folk. His is a world filled with magic and mayhem, humor and love. William Dufris did a fantastic job of bringing the story to life. This story is not for the weak of heart. It is often violent and is graphic in its depiction of the violence. But the story is well worth it and would be diminished without the horror of the violence. I will most certainly be checking out the further adventures of Damian Valdis Vesik.
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- D. Antonio

Don't be fooled by the title and artwork

Firstly, the author did not even remotely represent the consensus of what a necromancer is. Also, the main character was incredibly weak, with the supporting characters doing 90% of the work.

This book was very poorly structured. Repeatedly, information which seemed like it would be essential to the plot or character development was introduced and then promptly ignored e.g. the "vampire pit" doesn't like outsiders, but there are outsiders in and out of the house every other chapter. To that note, there was no character development except for that of the comic relief.

This book seems to be told from the viewpoint of a 13 year-old in an adult body with a sailor's mouth. For someone who, by definition, should have control of the dead and the "power of lay lines" Vesik seems incapable of doing any more than letting vampires punch his shield

So, if you have been into a series like the Dresden files where things fit together, make sense and a good plot develops, stay away from this book

Finally, the narration was mediocre. while DuFris has excellent diction, his expression of the characters' emotions seems wholly absent.

I would be willing to give this author another chance, but not if the word necromancer is anywhere in the book
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- Joe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-12-2014
  • Publisher: Eric R. Asher