Fire Season by Stephen Blackmoore

January 2nd, 2024 Kimberly Review 10 Comments

2nd Jan

I was excited to see more of the Eric Carter series by Stephen Blackmoore coming to audio. Fire Season, the fourth audiobook narrated by Rudy Sanda, delivered plenty of action as Los Angeles burns. Necromancer Eric Carter is being framed for the killings. Non-stop action, snark and trouble await you…

Fire Season by Stephen Blackmoore
Fire Season
by Stephen Blackmoore
Series: Eric Carter #4
Narrator: Rudy Sanda
Length: 8 hours and 52 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
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The fourth book of this dark urban fantasy series follows necromancer Eric Carter through a world of vengeful gods and goddesses, mysterious murders, and restless ghosts.

Los Angeles is burning.

During one of the hottest summers the city has ever seen, someone is murdering mages with fires that burn when they shouldn't, that don't stop when they should. Necromancer Eric Carter is being framed for the killings and hunted by his own people.

To Carter, everything points to the god Quetzalcoatl coming after him, after he defied the mad wind god in the Aztec land of the dead. But too many things aren't adding up, and Carter knows there's more going on.

If he doesn't figure out what it is and put a stop to it fast, Quetzalcoatl won't just kill him, he'll burn the whole damn city down with him.

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This is such a fun series with mythology, magic and snark. Each story has its own case/issue, but the overall arc of the series has me recommending you listen to the series in order. In Fire Season, Eric is being accused of burning mags with fire. His own people are after him, but Eric is convinced it’s the god Quetzalcoatl framing him. He’ll need to stop him and convince his people before the entire city burns.

I love the world-building and mythology in this series, not to mention that Eric is a necromancer. The magic is cool, from a mix of magic devices to runes tattooed on his body. Eric isn’t exactly the most likeable guy, but in his odd way, he cares when he isn’t too busy being determined to win. Blackmoore continues to peel back his layers and I look forward to continuing this journey.

To stop the city from burning, he’ll need the help of allies and that help comes from the witch La Bruja, his ex wife and a police detective, named Letitia. The story is evenly paced with a high body count and a touch of Noir flair.

Fans of gritty, urban fantasy with a Noir will want to grab the Eric Carter series. I am excited they’ve come to audio and Rudy Sanda has captured Eric from his complexities to his snark. He gives voice to all the characters and enhances the overall telling.

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About Stephen Blackmoore

Stephen Blackmoore

Stephen Blackmoore is the author of the noir / urban fantasy Eric Carter series (DEAD THINGS, BROKEN SOULS, HUNGRY GHOSTS, and FIRE SEASON), about a necromancer in modern-day Los Angeles.

About Rudy Sanda

Rudy Sanda

Rudy Sanda is a versatile actor, singer, voice-over artist, and fight choreographer. He has acted all over the United States and England on the stage and screen, including Laguna Playhouse, Ivoryton Playhouse, the Colonial Theatre, and Ocean State Theatre. Rudy holds a BFA in acting from the University of Rhode Island and received further training at the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles and RATA in London. He has been described as a powerful, deeply connected presence bursting with charm and enthusiasm.

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