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A Damsel and a Demigod by Annette Marie
Narrator: Nelson Hobbs
Series: The Guild Codex Spellbound #0.5
Published by Tantor Audio on October 13, 2020
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 3 hours
Amazon, Audible, Audiobook
Only one thing matters to Kai: getting the job done, and doing it better than anyone else.
But when a beautiful thief crashes his security gig, claiming she's trying to protect the valuable artifact he's guarding, all his careful plans go up in flames. He doesn't believe a word she says—until the item is stolen right out from under them.
Recovering the artifact before the real thief can unleash its ancient magic requires insider knowledge—information the mysterious trespasser possesses. Teaming up with a stranger isn't Kai's idea of smart, but he'll need all the help he can get to take on a notorious rogue and arcane power from the time of the gods.
I have been loving everything in the Guild Codex Universe which combines all the different series for reading order. A Damsel and a Demigod is a prequel to the Guild Codex Spellbound series. The ebook came out in March and is just over 100 pages. I thought there wouldn’t be an audio, so I read it through Kindle Unlimited. I requested this audio, not realizing it was the same.
This short, action packed evening is when Kai meets Izzah. He sees her as a thief. She is new to her guild and more bookish than combat trained. So she has lots of knowledge about the artifact being stolen. They end up working together to catch the real thief.
It’s a meet cute with little trust until they battle together with the thief. It’s clever strategy and deduction with action packed fighting for their lives.
The rest of the series has a female narrator mostly since the point of view is almost all Tori, until later books where we get some of Ezra. Kai tells this story so it is another narrator and one new to me. It was a nice clear and easy to listen performance. I was able to listen at my normal 1.5x speed.
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