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Fossil fuels are gone. 
Five years ago, hungry for energy and profits, the Union Forest Corporation embarked on an aggressive search for alternative power sources. In their quest they drilled too deeply, releasing a long-forgotten evil that’s been terrorizing the planet. As frightening as the dragon is, the executives at Union Forest are more terrified of losing corporate secrets than losing human lives. Somewhere in that drilling site, there’s a data core that they desperately want back.
After giving years of service to the military, Henry Morgan just wants a normal life. But between nagging feelings from his past and a strained relationship with his brother Rick, “normality” always feels just out of reach. When Henry learns that Rick is among the force of elite commandos sent by Union Forest to battle against the demon at the drilling site, he’s forced back into the roles of soldier and protective older sibling. He’ll do everything he can to save his brother...including risking his own life at the hands of a ruthless corporation.
©2017 Daniel Swenson (P)2017 Immortal Works
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By MEDY on 11-15-17

The shadow

Henry with his geeky, but very important friend, heads out to try and save his brother from almost certain death. It was a roller coaster action packed that will keep you listening until the very end.
A great debut novel by the author

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By Stephen Bergquist on 12-15-17

Review Shadow Above the Flames

Daniel Swenson has done a superb job of writing a novel with the right balance of action, suspense, mystery, and intrigue, ( along with a very impressive dragon). He tied together each subplot and brought the book to a satisfying conclusion. Steve Campbell narrated this with great talent. Easy to follow and know which character was speaking. The emotions were palpable. Over all I am very glad to have received a copy for review. I look forward to his next novel.

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By Peter on 12-11-17

Modern day adventuring and dragon hunting.

Oil drilling wakes up a dragon and the world pays for it but it is not the end of the world and life goes on just with a new danger in the world. It is a quite refreshing take on this sort of event the fact that a single creature does not end the world as it can only be in one place at once. The world takes it seriously but in a way, it's just like a natural disaster, not the apocalypse.

The book is more action hero than realistic military but it is still grounded enough that none of the characters feels indestructible or that they are protected by plot armour which adds a real sense of threat in the action/combat sections.

Getting to see things from different characters including the dragon's point of view helps the listen learn more about the characters and in places keep the action moving.

Daniel Swenson has done a great job here the writing is good and the characters are believable, I get the feeling there is more to this world that we find out about in this one book. The book has great pacing and I never had the chance to get bored, If I had the time I could have quite happily listen to this book from start to finish in one sitting. The story focuses very much on the characters which help make it engaging and keeps you listening.

The narration is easy to listen to and clear, the narrator does a good job giving each character their own unique voice. I like the sense of menace and arrogance the voice of the dragon adds. I would happily listen to other books narrated by Steve Campbell

After listening to this I am interested in finding out what happens next so I hope there is a book two. This setting has a lot of potential, I would love to find out more about some of the side characters.

All in all, this is a great listen. I am happy with the time I spent listening to this.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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By Jackie Thorogood on 11-17-17

Fantastic Listening

Poor Henry is a geeky guy. Where his brother Rick is special ops. But when Rick get into trouble Henry is there to try to help him.
This is a delightful books. With some different twists.makes you want no need to hear more.
Each character with their own little quirks is so wonderfully written. Detail to the story was beautiful. The story is set in Ireland which has been described beautifully. Oh the Dragon (I love dragons) another character very well written m.
Steve Campbell I’ve never listen to him before was fantastic with each character voice. He made them come alive.i really enjoyed this book. I will listen to it again.
I was given this copy for an honest review.
Which I truly did.

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