This Broken World by Eric R. Asher

January 24th, 2020 Kimberly Review 9 Comments

24th Jan
This Broken World by Eric R. Asher
This Broken World
by Eric R. Asher
Series: Vesik #4
Narrator: William Dufris
Length: 10 hours and 15 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x

An ocean of darkness lives in the journal of Philip Pinkerton. Ancient things with no place in our world are rising from the Abyss. Ezekiel, the arrogant, mad god has called us into battle. Does he think we can't touch him, or does he know we can't? I wish I knew. The world’s only hope lies in a forgotten weapon, the strength of our allies, and one necromancer of questionable ancestry. Yeah, this is going to end well.

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This Broken World by Eric R. Asher is the fourth Vesik audio narrated by William Dufris. Action-packed with humor, zombies, gods and food; Asher kept me entertained with this motley crew as Vesik trained and time-slips.

Damian is a necromancer who has been fighting Philip and while he may have saved the world, the landscape has changed. The magical world is exposed and the Watchers can’t contain and hide it fast enough from the humans and Ezekiel is only making it worse.

Then there is Vicki. The more time she spends in the shadow realm, the more she changes. She is aging and becoming more corporeal. Eep!

He has become pack, gathered many friends and has a girlfriend who is a water creature. Are you with me? He is also the son of a god, but not in the biblical sense. You’ll have to grab your earbuds and discover that for yourself.

In This Broken World, Damian trains with the old man Zeus. I enjoyed the training and lessons which were a mix of humor, Mr. Miyagi, and tests so many tests. We soon learn the danger and battles are far from over and I can assure the ride will be crazy but they will feed you!

The biscuits, battle scenes and time-melds were fantastic. Asher offered some twists I didn’t see coming and one involving Zola that made my jaw drop. While there is plenty of kickassery and complications now that the military is involved, there was also plenty of humor and camaraderie.

The characters are all unique and bring different personalities to the table. I find I am growing quite fond of them all. The world-building, lore, mythology and the way Asher weaves them into the story offers an addictive tale.

William Dufris, narrates the stories and has become the voice of these characters. With some many of them, the unique voices enhance my enjoyment and allow the story to unfold before me. My only complaint, and not Dufris’s fault, is the overuse of attributives. That awkward, “he said.” I wish Asher would either write them different, perhaps in the middle of sentences or use them less in his writing. Another option would be to alter the audios.

This series is available in Kindle Unlimited and you can purchase the audiobooks in boxed sets. While I am reviewing each audiobook individually, this audiobook came from The Vesik Series: Books 4-6

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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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9 Responses to “This Broken World by Eric R. Asher”

  1. sherry fundin

    jaw dropping…hmmm…now you’ve really made me curious. i love book surprises. i don’t come across a lot fo books about necromancers, but i do love reading the ones i find