Review – Midnight’s Son by Nazri Noor

Posted September 23, 2020 by Carole in 2019 New Release Challenge, 2020 Audiobook Challenge, Audiobook, Book Reviews / 7 Comments

Midnight’s Son by Nazri Noor
Narrated by Luke Daniels
Series: Darkling Mage #5
Publisher: Nazri Noor
Publication Date: July 10, 2020
Date Read: August 3, 2020
Length: 6 hours 9 minutes
Source: Author
★★★★☆

The walls of our world have shattered. The Eldest are coming.

Mad angels and demon princes were once the worst of Dustin Graves’s problems. Now, rifts are tearing open in the fabric of reality. Eldritch abominations are slipping through, plunging the world into peril.

All signs point to the awakening of the cosmic horrors known only as the Eldest, and Dustin desperately needs immense arcane power to stop them. The quickest way is to offer himself to the Midnight Convocation – a grand assembly of the entities of night and shadow.

The only question is: Who gets to claim his soul?

If you like snarky heroes, snappy dialogue, and a bit of grit and gore, you’ll love the fifth book in Nazri Noor’s series of urban fantasy novels. Explore the Darkling Mage universe and discover Midnight’s Son today.

My Review

I had a great time with this book!  I was excited when I learned that there was a new audiobook available in this series and I couldn’t wait to get started with it.  This is the fifth book in the Darkling Mage series which is a series that really should be read in order since each book builds on the events in earlier installments.  I was really eager to see what Dustin and his friends would do next and I was not disappointed.  This was a very entertaining book.

The characters in this series are very well done and I like the fact that in this stage in the series, I feel like I really know them.  Dustin is smart, brave, and tries to do what is right.  He also has a great sense of humor which helps lighten the mood of the story and is quite entertaining.  I like the way that we have seen his relationships grow and change over the course of the series.  I really look forward to catching up with all of the key players in this story.
This installment was really exciting.  The entire world is in jeopardy and Dustin is the one that has a chance to make things right.  It seems that he is up against incredible odds and one task seems like it will be absolutely impossible but that does not stop Dustin from trying.  I had no idea how things would work out and I was more than a little worried for Dustin several times in the story.
Luke Daniels does an amazing job with this series.  He really has been able to bring Dustin and the rest of the characters to life.  I think that he is able to add a lot of excitement to the story and he delivers the humorous parts of the book expertly.   I feel like Luke Daniels is the perfect narrator for this series and I really enjoyed my time with this book.
I would recommend this book to others.  Nazri Noor has created an exciting world filled with wonderful characters.  This book was very entertaining and I am already looking forward to the next audiobook in this wonderful series.

I received a review copy of this audiobook from the author.

About the Author – Nazri Noor
(From Author’s Website)

Hi, I’m Nazri, a Filipino-Malaysian author based in California. I’m trilingual, but I really only write in English. I can also speak just enough Sindarin and Valyrian to impress absolutely no one. My urban fantasy novels focus on heroes who use wits, style, and their wildly unpredictable magic to save the day. Think sass and class, while kicking ass.

My influences come from horror and fantasy: HP Lovecraft, Anne Rice, George R.R. Martin, Chuck Palahniuk, Terry Pratchett, and Neil Gaiman. Growing up I was shaped by the Blood Sword, Fighting Fantasy, Lone Wolf, and Grey Star game book universes. I’m also inspired by video games, specifically the Castlevania, Final Fantasy, and Persona series.


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