Monday, June 5, 2017

Audiobook Review: On Wings of Thunder by M.D. Grimm Narrated by Pavi Proczko #Review #Giveaway

Author: M.D. Grimm
Narrator: Pavi Proczko
Book: On Wings of Thunder
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Sin
Publication date: January 26, 2017
Length: 5 hours 26 minutes

Reviewed by Morningstar


Trystan is an unchosen angel—shunned by society, bullied, and without a future. In a hidden well, Trystan discovers a carving of a dragon, who were once the commanders of demons and now believed extinct. But Trystan learns the carving doesn’t depict an ordinary dragon. Stories tell that millennia ago, the great dragon Asagoroth and his demon army nearly conquered the three realms but was killed by the five elders. The powerful angels combined their life forces to cast a spell, sacrificing their lives.

But history is full of falsehoods. The five elders only managed to imprison the dragon, and Asagoroth had cast his own spell—one of releasement. It only needs the blood of an angel to liberate him from his cage….

Asagoroth, enemy of angels, conqueror of realms, is free. But even as the angels prepare for war, the great dragon surprises them with an ultimatum: hand over the angel who awakened him or face annihilation.

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One born of light. One born of dark. Trystan is the unchosen in the world of perfect angels. Asagoroth is a dragon and powerful leader of the demons. What starts as an accident and curiosity leads Trystan down a path he never could have imagined, straight to the one he is not supposed to love.

There is just so much to say about this wonderful story. First, the world building is excellently made better by the depiction of why the Middle Realm was made. The author created her own story of “How the Human’s came to be” and it was awesome. She gives these two characters not just a love story but gave their love a purpose. Trystan and Asagoroth are meant, by coming together, to lead their people to the path of love and togetherness, not war.

Trystan is drawn to Asagoroth from the beginning but throughout the story struggles with believing that a dragon as mighty and magnificent as Asagoroth could love him. Being unchosen, he has always been unwanted which further complicates their love no matter how much Asagoroth tries to tell him otherwise.

“We are meant to be together. Always and forever. You are my angel. I am your dragon.”

I guess you can say their love was instant, but it wasn’t easy. Asagoroth just knows that he sees his love from a millennia ago in Trystan; loves all the things that are the same and the things that are different. And no one will take away what is his again. He will do whatever it takes to convince Trystan of his love which translates to some pretty hot, intense, and steamy sexy times.

The narrator was perfect for this story! I couldn’t, and definitely can’t now, have imagined anyone else’s voice as Asagoroth and even Trystan. You should’ve seen me in my car practically on the edge of my seat during the fight scenes, and I knew what was going to happen since I read the book beforehand. Pavi gave an edge and fierceness to Asa that was needed to be truly him. Gave a strength to Annalise, Trystan’s sister, that gave me a better grasp of who she was. Brought out the layers that Trystan was through every emotion he went through from fear to love to resilience. The narrator made me love a story that I already loved even more which is the goal of any narrator.

This was a beautifully written story that I couldn’t put down. I will be looking for more future books from this author because there is nothing I love more than an author who can write fantasy as well as this!


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