Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: From the Secret Files of the Red Room #3
Published by Crossroad Press on March 9, 2023
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 8 hours and 34 minutes
From the best-selling author of The Rules of Supervillainy:
Derek Hawthorne has slain Dracula and stopped the malevolent plan of his own employers, the sinister House. However, he has discovered that his ex-partner and lover Ashley Morgan has been kidnapped while a new conspiracy moves to expose the supernatural to the world. The House has overplayed its hand and all of its enemies are coming to bring it down. Derek will have to travel dimensions, fight monsters, and call in every favor he's accumulated just to survive.
The Fall of the House is the exciting conclusion of the Red Room trilogy, tying the series to the greater United States of Monsters universe (Bright Falls Mysteries, Straight Outta Fangton, and Brightblade).
The Fall of the House is the third and final book in the Secrets of the Red Room series. Derek Hawthorne is a spy and works for The House as part of the Red Room. Each department has a different colored “Room”. I can’t remember them all, but there is a black and white room too. And I think there might be a blue one. I don’t remember what all they did. I think Black was training and White might have been medical. Don’t quote me on that. It is also a family thing, so children of people who work for The House end up working for The House too.
The House is a secret organization that is trying to “protect” humans from the monsters. However, it gets lost somewhere since humans can be monsters too. It isn’t just the vampires, were-animals and other supernatural things that do bad things. And supernatural things can be a force for good too. The House doesn’t care, they want all monsters gone. And they don’t want humans to know about them.
I don’t want to say too much, because spoilers. This is a fun action packed series. It is a prequel to some of the other series he’s written (Straight Outta Fangton and Bright Falls Mysteries, with vampires and were-deer and other shifters), so we know that the monsters are outed to the humans.
As with any Phipps and Suttkus book, the humor runs high in this story. There are always a lot of fun pop culture comments and one liners that keep even the darker scenes light and fun. There is always a fun cast of characters. The diversity of the personalities is always so much fun. I never get bored with any of the characters. They are so well developed, I just fall in love with them.
Jeffery Kafer once again knocks it out of the park. He is an amazing narrator. He’s so good with the voices, both male and female. He has no issues with a large cast, every character has their own voice that matches their personality. He’s also wonderful in his tone, every scene pulls you in. If you’ve never listened to him, you’re really missing out.
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