Guardian of Torment by Michelle Manus

September 27th, 2023 Kimberly Review 5 Comments

27th Sep

Guardian of Torment by Michelle Manus is the fourth audiobook in the Nyx Fortuna urban fantasy series. With Nyx unstable due to fractured memories, she sends her friends & allies to hunt down a lead on the Kumir until she accidentally opens a portal. An addictive tale unfolds as Nyx deals with the consequences.

Guardian of Torment by Michelle Manus
Guardian of Torment
by Michelle Manus
Series: Nyx Fortuna #4
Narrator: Desireé Ketchum
Length: 12 hours and 29 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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ust once, Nyx Fortuna would like something in her life to be easy...

Nyx has finally managed to dismantle the magic keeping her from her missing memories, but things are a bit...fractured. Her mind keeps slipping into different points in her past, and she's not always aware of when the present is.

The issue couldn't have come at a worse time, because she finally has a lead on the Kumir—the race of identical assassins who have hunted the Hidden to the brink of extinction—but following that lead involves another interstellar trip. Recognizing that covert operations on a foreign planet aren't a good idea with her current problems, Nyx reluctantly agrees to let her friends go without her.

But when a malfunctioning memory combines with an unintended use of portal magic, Nyx ends up right where she shouldn't be. Complications prevent her from returning to Earth, leaving Nyx to navigate an alien metropolis while hoping her skipping memory doesn't get her killed.

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Nyx is struggling with her fractured memories that cause time slips and present day memory loss as the memories collide. I cannot imagine how scary it all feels for her, but understand her quest for answers.

With her mental stability fragile, she sends her friends to hunt down a lead regarding the Kumir. While they have made precautions to protect her at the station on Earth Between, things go horribly wrong when her memory shifts. Sensing danger, she grabs on to a portal that transports her to Seth. The tale that unfolds while low in action brought me closer to the characters.

I love the world building in this series from the way station to intergalactic travel and magic. Nyx and her motley crew are ones I enjoy spending time with. Like most fantasy series, one must listen to the books in this series in the order of their release. From the overall arc involving the Harvester of Worlds to Nyx’s memories, the story builds. It is also essential for the relationships as Nyx takes in strays and harbors those in danger.

Fans of character driven urban fantasy and magic will love discovering the world and characters the author has created. I love the station and magical system for travel. For fans of the series, we see some issues resolved. The ending left me satisfied.

Desireé Ketchum narrates the series and has done a splendid job of capturing the voice and personalities of each character. She enhances the overall story, and it is why I recommend the audio format.

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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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5 Responses to “Guardian of Torment by Michelle Manus”

  1. Ethan

    This one seems to offer a captivating blend of urban fantasy, intricate world-building, and well-developed characters. It’s always a plus when an audiobook narrator like Desireé Ketchum can bring the characters to life and enhance the overall experience!

    Ethan recently posted: Gone Tonight by Sarah Pekkanen
  2. ailyn koay

    this sounds like a series i want to follow, but also not sure if I wanna read it now because I’m over cliffhangers. Is there anything hanging?