by Annette Marie
Series: The Guild Codex: Spellbound #8
Narrator: Cris Dukehart
Length: 8 hours
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Once upon a time, I was your average spunky redhead with the lamest employment history ever, a shaky relationship with my only family member, and no idea what I was doing with my life.
Now, I'm a pseudo mythic with the best bartending job in the world, the most amazing (and hot) best friends I never knew I needed, and a guild of misfit magic-users who've become my extended family.
And I'm about to lose it all.
In my desperation to save Ezra, I stumbled into a web of ruthless deception—and seriously pissed off a sleeping hydra. Now its every murderous head is turned toward me and my guild, and I don't know how to stop it. I'm not sure I can.
I'm not sure anyone can.
But if we don't, we're all doomed—Ezra, Aaron, Kai, and my beloved guild.
Narrated by Cris Dukehart, Damned Souls and a Sangria by Annette Marie is the eighth and final audiobook in the Guild Codex: Spellbound series featuring Tori and the gang. Addictive and satisfying, Marie delivered a strong ending while leaving the door open for future visits.
Ezra, Aaron, Kai, and Tori’s beloved guild are on the line as they race to save Ezra and keep themselves from being taken down. The tale hits the ground running and doesn’t letup until the end.
I laughed, held my breath, and swore as things escalated. Twists, turns, and reveals kept me intently listening. Tori and her friends are determined to save Erza and protect the Crow and Hammer. Their guild master rocked, but even he needed an assist as tensions mounted.
The romance heated and while it elated me; I preferred the action. It just felt anticlimactic to me. Either way, I loved where it ended up.
If you haven’t read the Demonized or Warped series, cameo appearances, and meet and greets by those characters will have you doing so. I loved their roles in this finale.
I think Marie delivered an epic ending with closure. She answered, questioned, closed threads, and gave us a nail-biting ending. We got a glimpse of their lives going forward without wrapping things up in a neat little bow. She also left the door open to Crow and Hammer for future visits.
Once again, Cris Dukehart narrated. She has become the voice of these characters and I won’t hesitate to listen to a book she narrates. She captured Tori and all her spunk.
THE GUILD CODEX
Three Mages and a Margarita (#1)
Dark Arts and a Daiquiri (#2)
Two Witches and a Whiskey (#3)
Demon Magic and a Martini (#4)
The Alchemist and an Amaretto (#5)
Druid Vices and a Vodka (#6)
Lost Talismans and a Tequila (#7)
Damned Souls and a Sangria (#8)
Taming Demons for Beginners (#1)
Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (#2)
Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped (#3)
Delivering Evil for Experts (#4)
Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors (#1)
*All are available in Kindle Unlimited and Audio
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Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books
I loved this series so much! I’m so sad to see it end but I’m excited that we still have Warped ongoing and Zak’s series to come! 🙂
I’m also personally hoping for a sneaky novel or short story about Darius… He’s awesome and you know that him Girard and Alistair have one heck of a back story to tell. 😉
Yes… to all of this! I love this world.
Anne - Books of My Heart
I really loved this. Fantastic review! I look forward to more in the newer series Warped and the one with Zak.
Glad it was a super finale for you. One of these days I will get to the series and other series in this world.
Yes. All are in KU and you can then add the audio at a reduced cost.
Happy to hear you enjoyed how it all ended! I read the first two books (I think) and enjoyed them. Must get back to the series soon! 🙂
YES… happy reading 🙂
I need to get cracking on this series. I already have book one in audio.
Yay.. you will love them!
I’m a little late behind but I need to continue the series.
You have much to look forward to!