Guardian of Madness by Michelle Manus

August 29th, 2023 Kimberly Review 12 Comments

29th Aug

Guardian of Madness by Michelle Manus is the third audiobook in the Nyx Fortuna series. Narrated by Desireé Ketchum, Nyx finds herself in a pickle when she is abducted from Earth Between. Her friends will stop at nothing to save her. Grab a cuppa and see why I am having fun with this series.

Guardian of Madness by Michelle Manus
Guardian of Madness
by Michelle Manus
Series: Nyx Fortuna #3
Narrator: Desireé Ketchum
Length: 10 hours and 57 minutes
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
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This time, leaving Earth was not Nyx’s choice...

After her latest trip off-planet, Nyx Fortuna has every intention of keeping both feet firmly on Earth Between. Between trying to figure out why the Kumir have been hunting her friend Seth, searching for a way to destroy the Harvester of Worlds, and getting frustrated by the glacially slow return of her memories, she doesn’t have any time for planet-hopping.

Unfortunately, the universe has other plans. When she’s abducted from Earth Between, Nyx finds herself in the remote reaches of the universe, on planets unconnected to the Station’s ley lines. Her only hope lies in mastering the portal magic she’s only just discovered she has. But even if she can manage its use, does she have enough magic—and determination—to find her way back home?

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I’ve been enjoying the world created by Manus in the Nyx Fortuna series. It’s a blend of urban fantasy and science fiction with travel between planets. Nyx, our heroine, is a Guardian of a Waystation on Earth Between. She protects the ley lines between planet pubs, checks passports and enforces the rules. Her station is magical. It’s bigger on the inside. The world-building is fantastic and with each book we learn more.

Listening to this series in the order of its release is necessary to follow the overall series arc.. Friendships are forged, and there is an arc regarding the Harvester of Worlds that Nyx wears around her neck.

After the events of the Guardian of Shadows, Nyx is happy to be back at the station. She is training with a new weapon, prodding her memories and enjoying events on Earth Between, but all of that changes when she is abducted. Nyx ends up in parts of the universe not connected to the station’s ley lines. She experiments with her own untested portal magic. Meanwhile, Seth and her friends at the station are trying desperately to reach her.

It was an excellent edition to the series. I enjoyed watching Nyx test her skills and seeing development with the romantic aspects of the storyline. Danger, new worlds and plenty of action await you!

Desireé Ketchum has become the voice of Nyx and the others. From her pacing to tone, she enhances this well-written tale. The audio production was well done. I highly recommend listening to this series.

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About Michelle Manus

Michelle Manus

Michelle lives in a desolate land with a dark wizard, a unicorn, and a feline overlord. Despite certain stereotypes you may be familiar with, the dark wizard is not holding her captive, nor does the unicorn require virgin riders. The feline overlord, however, may well be evil. She holds dual BAs in English and Philosophy, which has gotten her about as far as you would expect it to in life. Despite all evidence to the contrary, she’s still desperately holding out hope that in an alternate reality she’s a sword-wielding princess.

About Desireé Ketchum

Desiree Ketchum

As a blogger, author, and narrator of the book world, Desiree Ketchum has run the full gamut, and knows the ins and outs of building a story from the ground up. With this wealth of experience, she can deliver a vocal performance that will delight authors and listeners alike. In a short span of time, Desiree has been able to build a brand and following dedicated to her love and passion for bringing an author's characters and story to life with her meticulous approach of study, commitment, and enthusiasm for the industry. Desiree has narrated for top selling authors, including #1 internationally bestselling author L. J. Shen and #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Vi Keeland.

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12 Responses to “Guardian of Madness by Michelle Manus”

  1. robisarker

    The series gets better with each book. The first was so exceptionally pleasant. Character advancement and connections extended and developed. I love this series and consistently start at the first when another one emerges. It is quite a while to Fall 23, however surmise beneficial things merit hanging tight for.