Deadbeat Druid by David R. Slayton is the third Adam Binder novel narrated by Michael David Axtell. Adam is determined to save Vic and he’ll travel to the realm of the dead to do it. Come along for this final urban fantasy adventure. You won’t be disappointed.
by David R. Slayton
Series: Adam Binder #3
Narrator: Michael David Axtell
Length: 9 hours and 31 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x
The living cannot be allowed to infect the dead.
Adam Binder has lost what matters most to him. Having finally learned the true identity of the warlock preying on his family, what was supposed to be a final confrontation with the fiend instead became a trap that sent Vic into the realm of the dead, where none living are meant to be. Bound by debt, oath, and love, Adam blazes his own trail into the underworld to get Vic back and to end the threat of the warlock once and for all.
But the road to hell is paved with more than good intentions. Demons are hungry and ghosts are relentless. What awaits Adam in the underworld is nothing he is prepared to face. If that weren’t enough, Adam has one more thing he must do if he and Vic are to return to world of the living: find the lost heart of Death herself.
I have enjoyed the Adam Binder trilogy. It’s been a fun, refreshing urban fantasy from its openly gay protagonist to the magic and realms. The characters are all unique, realistic and I rooted for them.
In this last novel, Adam sets out to save Vic, who ended up in the realm of the dead after events in , Trailer Park Trickster, involving a nasty warlock. I love Adam’s determination and the tale that unfolds has us dealing with demons and ghosts. Along the way, Adam and his brother will make peace with their past and perhaps Adam finds happiness.
The trip to the realm of the dead was fantastic and aided by Death. It kind of made me think of Supernatural (the TV series) as Adam drove his dad’s old car, now painted black, into hell. He doesn’t travel alone. His brother and friend the elf are riding shotgun. The trouble they encounter along the way kept me listening into the wee hours. Demons,psychopomps and perhaps even the devil himself.
We learn about Adam’s bloodline and confront the Warlock. It was all that I love in urban fantasy laced with messages about family, love, acceptance and friendships.
Slayton did a great job wrapping up threads and giving us closure, all while leaving the door open for more adventures.
Michael David Axtell’s narration enhanced this well-written tale while bringing voice to Adam and secondary characters. The trilogy lends itself well to the audio format and is one I highly recommend.
I am excited to see what David brings us next. He’s got To Catch a Geek and Dark Moon, Shallow Sea coming in 2023 and Rogue Community College in 2024. This should be interesting!
Never miss a post by adding Caffeinated to your Inbox
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: