Nice Dragons Finish Last : Heartstrikers

  • by Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by Vikas Adam
  • Series: Heartstrikers
  • 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award, Fantasy, 2016
As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don't cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn't fly in a family of ambitious magical predators, and his mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has finally reached the end of her patience. Now, sealed in human form and banished to the DFZ - a vertical metropolis built on the ruins of Old Detroit - Julius has one month to prove he can be a ruthless dragon or kiss his true shape goodbye forever. But in a city of modern mages and vengeful spirits where dragons are considered monsters to be exterminated, he's going to need some serious help to survive this test. He only hopes humans are more trustworthy than dragons....

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What the Critics Say

"Narrator Vikas Adam's streamlined voice can smoothly shift from the easygoing tones of Julius to the venomous arrogance of his mother, Bethesda.... Adam pays close attention to the characters and their evolution. For instance, as Marci becomes further empowered, the nervous quaver in her voice lessens. This is urban fantasy at its best." (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Amazing story!!

I can't say enough good about this book. I loved the characters and how they developed over the course of the story. The audible performance was amazing! I loved this!! I can't wait for the next one.
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- Cheekyreviews

A nice dragon story - finally

I really liked this book and cannot wait for the next installment. I know I compare a lot of fantasy to Jim Butcher's Dresden files but hear me out...

I feel that this book is very much like the first one that Butcher did of Dresden. It isn't perfect but it really sets the ground-work for a promising series and characters that will entrance readers over the next decade or more. I like the main character and I really like the way that Rachel has blended Dragon Myth into a not so distant future that is believable but yet fantasy based and altogether rich and full of imagination. I would like to point out that the book does seem to be for maybe younger audiences (16 to 20) it does have promise for more and the content as well as themes seem to be multilayered so that meaning and pov changes depending on a readers age for several scenarios. Well worth the read or listen no matter what your age really.
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- Suzanne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-18-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios