Cult Classic by Stephen Blackmoore

May 28th, 2024 Kimberly Review 5 Comments

28th May

Cult Classic by Stephen Blackmoore is the ninth and final audiobook of the gritty Eric Carter urban fantasy series. Narrated by Rudy Sanda, Eric is hunting the Oracle of Las Vegas. Time magic, a cult and a spell to raise the dead have our necromancer very busy in this addictive story.

Cult Classic by Stephen Blackmoore
Cult Classic
by Stephen Blackmoore
Series: Eric Carter #9
Narrator: Rudy Sanda
Length: 9 hours and 38 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
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The ninth book of this dark urban fantasy series follows necromancer Eric Carter through a world of vengeful gods and goddesses, mysterious murders, and restless ghosts.

Eric Carter has a lot on his plate.

He's hunting the Oracle of Las Vegas, a literal talking head that manipulates the future to make its prophecies come true. But it has a new trick. It can change the past, too.

Now Jazz Age Los Angeles is invading the present. Long gone buildings suddenly restored, decommissioned Red Car trains appearing on paved over tracks, miles of the city changing back to orange groves.

Throw in a hundred-year-old doomsday cult, time magic, and a terrifyingly powerful spell to raise the dead and it makes for a busy week. Carter knows the Oracle is behind it all but he can't figure out how. Or why.

But he better figure it out soon or he, the city, and everyone he knows might be wiped from existence.

Cult Classic is noir urban fantasy at its finest, with a cutting voice, sharp wit, and a plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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I devoured Cult Classic the minute I downloaded it. We are still chasing the Oracle of Las Vegas, basically a talking head that Eric and others created. It was designed to manipulate the future, only now it’s changing the past. This installment is action-packed and fast-paced, with twists, time-slips and trouble around every corner.

Eric has an interesting group of allies and others he has persuaded to assist him. He will need all the help he can get. Because of these friendships, bargains with gods, resurrections and more, I recommend you start this series from the beginning and listen in the order of their release. You’ll appreciate the character growth and romance that unexpectedly develops.

I love Blackmoore’s blend of noir and the gritty character Eric Carter. He’s flawed and the perfect anti-hero. This may be the last book, but I loved Janna, the chronomancer who was introduced. The author created a great storyline and weaved in mythology into this series. It was brilliant and well done. I truly am sad to see it end. The series wrapped up well, closing threads while leaving the door open to revisit. I am hoping the audiobooks which published in the past year bring new listeners and readers to the series.

Rudy Sanda narrates the series and did a stellar job of bringing Eric to life, as well as the other characters. He enhanced the author’s story from tone to unique voices. I highly recommend listening.

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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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