Book Review: Hush by James Maxey

Posted June 24, 2018 by lomeraniel in Adventure, Audiobooks, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Review / 0 Comments

Book Review: Hush by James MaxeyHush (Dragon Apocalypse, #2) by James Maxey
Narrator: Jake Urry
Series: Dragon Apocalypse #2
Published by Self-published on 01-26-18
Genres: Epic Fantasy, Fantasy
Length: 12 hrs
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
Buy on Amazon/Audible
Overal Rating: five-stars


The invulnerable, super-strong warrior Infidel has a secret: she’s lost her magical powers right at the moment when she needs them most. To keep a promise to a fallen friend, she must journey to the frozen wastelands of the north.

Her quest leads her through the abstract realms of the Sea of Wine, where she uncovers a conspiracy that threatens all life. Hush, the primal dragon of cold, has formed an alliance with the ghost of a vengeful witch to murder Glorious, the dragon of the sun, plunging the world into an unending winter night.

Without her magical strength, can Infidel possibly survive her battle with Hush? If she fails to save glorious, will the world see another morning?

This is the second book in the Dragon Apocalypse series. What is so special about these series is that the story is told in first person by the ghost of one of the main characters, Stagger. Infidel, who has lost her powers, is in need of fulfilling the promise she made to Aurora: taking the Jagged Heart to Aurora’s people.

I am absolutely loving these series. The characters have soul, they are complex, and one soon starts feeling for them. Stagger and Infidel’s story is heartbreaking, but I also was able to connect to secondary characters, each one with a more surprising story. But not all is sadness in this book, there is humor too, although bittersweet at times.

The world building in this series is amazing, and I find this world quite original and a breath of fresh air comparing it with other epic fantasy books. There are many complex details, and I felt that the books are peeling off layer after layer. I’m curious to know where this will lead us.

Jake Urry’s narration is incredible! He is not only the perfect Stagger, who has become more insightful, more wise; but he also brought the rest of characters to life, giving each one a unique style and voice. There are many emotions in this book, and Urry has known how to transmit those well, sometimes bringing tears to my eyes.

I am looking forward to the rest of books in this series to be released on Audible, I just need more of Stagger, Infidel, and Jake Urry!

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.
Story (Plot)
Overall: five-stars