Suicide Kings by Stephen Blackmoore

March 18th, 2024 Kimberly Review 5 Comments

18th Mar

I am back with a review of the seventh audiobook in the Eric Carter urban fantasy series, Suicide Kings by Stephen Blackmoore. Rudy Sandra narrates as Eric aids a friend in a dangerous ritual and becomes embroiled in an age-old rivalry. Fast-paced, this series pulls me in every time.

Suicide Kings by Stephen Blackmoore
Suicide Kings
by Stephen Blackmoore
Series: Eric Carter #7
Narrator: Rudy Sanda
Length: 9 hours and 27 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
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The seventh book of this dark urban fantasy series follows necromancer Eric Carter through a world of vengeful gods and goddesses, mysterious murders, and restless ghosts.

Family is murder.

When Eric Carter helps a friend with a deadly ritual that could determine the fate of the most powerful mage family in Los Angeles he steps into the middle of centuries-long feuds with people who make the Borgias look like the Brady Bunch.

Eric's just fine with the murder, soul eaters, and death magic. He's just having trouble adjusting to being brought back from the grave.

If he's not careful, somebody's going to put him right back.

fantasy Mythology SUSPENSE twisted urban

Some time has passed since Carter was pulled back from the dead and he’s dealing with the new body and new perspective. When Eric agrees to help with a ritual that could affect the fate of all mages, he finds himself in the middle of a centuries old dispute between two of the darkest families we have encountered. Eric has changed and dare I say he’s become more moral?

This audiobook in particular really captured the Noir flair of the series. I have loved Eric’s unapologetic attitude since the beginning. Listening to him interact with friends and foes as he works to solve several mysteries, while keeping himself from ending up back with the dead was a blast.

Now, most urban fantasy series end with a hook to get you excited for the next book, but this was a full cliffhanger. Yikes! I am glad the audiobooks are releasing in quick succession. Sometimes it pays to go for older series in a genre you love.

Suicide Kings was just under ten hours and I wanted more, like a thirty-one hour tome… but that’s just because I was so caught up in the characters, action-packed moments and near death excitement. Rudy Sanda is the voice of Eric and does a fantastic job with secondary characters making listening a joy. I highly recommend you check out this series on audio.

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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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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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5 Responses to “Suicide Kings by Stephen Blackmoore”

  1. ailyn koay

    Sooo… did Eric had to die as part of the ritual? It sounded very much like it. He took part of a deadly ritual, and was okay with being dead….