Days Gone Bad by Eric R. Asher

October 15th, 2019 Kimberly Review 15 Comments

15th Oct
Days Gone Bad by Eric R. Asher
Days Gone Bad
by Eric R. Asher
Series: Vesik #1
Narrator: William Dufris
Length: 8 hours and 50 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
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Narration: 4.5 cups Speed: 1.3x

A crashed wedding. A scorned vampire. Here comes the blood…

Necromancer Damian Vesik is no hero. At least, not according to the magical community that turns a blind eye to his battles against evil. So he chalks it up as one more thankless mission when he’s forced to stop his vampire sister from murdering her ex’s entire bridal party…

Infiltrating the ceremony to protect the innocent, Damian uncovers something even more sinister than a massacre. With the help of his berserker fairy friend, he may need to prevent an unholy union between ancient demons and the walking dead.

Damian has one chance to stop his sister and ruin the wedding before one hell of an afterparty dooms the world.

Days Gone Bad is the first book in the savagely funny Vesik urban fantasy series. If you like gritty action, undead enemies, and plenty of snark, then you’ll love Eric R. Asher’s heart-stopping tale.

Humor magical mystery urban

Days Gone Bad is the first audiobook in the Vesik series. Zany, suspenseful and filled with plenty of supernatural creatures I had fun listening to the narration by William Dufris.

I’ve been devouring all things urban fantasy and scooped this up last year. After meeting Eric at Book Bonanza, I decided it was time to begin the series. I cannot believe I left this sitting in my TBR pile for so long!

The main protagonist is, Damian Valdis Vesik. He is a necromancer who runs a pawnshop and takes odd jobs vanquishing evil. He’s aided by fae, his neighbor and his vampiric sister and her crew. Oh yeah, this was cool. Snark, interesting folklore, a strange backwater master, evil rising and more.

It looks like each book will contain a case/mystery as Asher fleshes out the world, the overall story arc and introduces us to this world of witches, watchers, demons, necromancers, vamps, zombies, fairies and more all living under the noses of humans. It was a blending of familiar and new. Vesik is gruff, but likeable and secondary characters are already vying for my favorites.

The story isn’t perfect, and I felt the plot meandered a bit or the humor sometimes missed its mark. But boy did I have fun listening! I scooped up the rest of the audiobook boxed sets in this series.

William Dufris was an excellent choice for the narration and nailed Vesik’s persona. His accents and different voices bringing a rich flavor to an already fun, fast-paced urban fantasy you’ll want to sink your teeth into.

*Disclosure: I bought the boxed set containing the first 3 audiobooks, but since I listened to them individually, I am reviewing them one at a time. I recommend grabbing the boxed deal. *winks*

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About Eric R. Asher

Eric R. Asher

Eric is a former bookseller, cellist, and comic seller currently living in Saint Louis, Missouri. A lifelong enthusiast of books, music, toys, and games, he discovered a love for the written word after being dragged to the library by his parents at a young age. When he is not writing, you can usually find him reading, gaming, or buried beneath a small avalanche of Transformers.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. She's a self-professed Whovian, as well as a Supernatural, and Sherlock Holmes junkie, She enjoys sharing books, tips, recipes and hosting the Sunday Post. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat...Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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15 Responses to “Days Gone Bad by Eric R. Asher”

  1. Carla

    It is always wonderful to meet an author, and then to find out you love his work. Sounds like a win to me.

  2. MarthaE

    I’ve enjoyed another book by Asher and this one does sound like fun. I can imagine the narration was good too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  3. Anne

    I want to read these also. Thanks for the tip on the boxed set. Excellent review as always.

    Anne – Books of My Heart

  4. kindlemom1

    I love when you have a book that has sat in your TBR and you finally get to it and then, it’s amazing. Especially then it usually means there are others out that you can devour right after. 😉 Wonderful review for this. I will have to look into the series more and check it out as well.