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Rise of the Shadow Rogue

Written by: Mike Truk
Narrated by: Ryan West
Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Betrayal cuts deepest when someone you love wields the knife. 

For Kellik, a once-rising star of Port Gloom's guild of thieves, it also leaves him floating in the bay, bleeding out and without hope or allies. Saved by an urchin and healed by a disgraced saint, Kellick is consumed by a single desire: to find out why his guild master ordered him cut down moments after passing his initiation trial. 

Burning with injustice, Kellik recruits a number of gorgeous rogues to his side: fallen assassins, dark elf witches, and unnervingly polite necromancers. Together they journey through the shadowy underbelly of Port Gloom in pursuit of bloody revenge, daring to face impossible odds and uncover the grim truth: not only the reason for the guild's unnatural monopoly on crime, but why his guild master might have been justified in ordering his death after all. 

Warning and minor spoilers: Rise of the Shadow Rogue is an 18+ audiobook intended for mature listeners. It contains graphic sex, medieval violence, and nudity. People swear, betray their loved ones, set each other on fire, seduce each other, and are scared witless by abysmal horrors. Most importantly, you'll meet gorgeous, powerful women, some capable of twisting the very fabric of fate, others of tearing a man in half with their bare hands. All are willing to enter unconventional, polyamorous harem relationships if it means helping Kellik achieve justice, and with this many powerful women on his side, he just might stand a chance.

©2019 Mike Truk (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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great book can't wait for the next one

honestly it pretty epic twist and turned and much much more, if your a fan of fantasy and love triangles get this one

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  • Jeffrey
  • 2019-04-30

not the harem book I expected, in a good way.

mild spoilers ahead

based on the summary, I was expecting some multi girlfriend somehow we all agree to date one guy thing. what I got was a more an action movie with James bond level of sexual encounters. but instead of one interest per movie, he shags multiple girls. all told I enjoyed the story.

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  • Lucas Weismann
  • 2019-06-30

Great story. Can’t recommend it to friends.

I loved the story and the world he built, but due to the harem elements and graphic sex scenes, there are few people I can recommend it to.

This is definitely action/rpg/porn.

I’m sure I just missed the tag in the description.

Looking forward to part 2

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-05-27

My neck hurts!

This story is a difficult read. I'm going along in a probable medieval listen then all of a sudden there's bras and panties and the other mid 20th century garments. Quite jarring I must say. If the author's goal is to warn us of an upcoming pornographic event well done! My suggestion would be to either write those passages with period proper attire (pantaloons, instead of panties, corsets or binders instead of bras) , or failing that, introduce the listener to modern clothing within the 'non - encounter chapters.'

Other than that, thank you for a good listen. I look forward to many more from your talented fingers. - interesting picture that, a listen from your fingers.. Oh well..

Your servant,
J.

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  • Benjamin
  • 2019-04-23

just gonna leave it like that.

write the next one, i gotta know. i need to find out! too damn good.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-06-21

to much sex

it was a good story. however I felt that every scene was a build up to rough sex..I was looking for a story not a litorotica. but plot wasn't bad good story.

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  • Sabrina Miranda
  • 2019-04-28

Great gritty fantasy

If your looking for a gritty , dirty, fantasy novel this is it. But very well done. Not like game of thrones realism. It’s sort of like the lord of the rings but incredibly darker. And a word of warning the scenes are like reading a playboy fantasy. All in all very good.

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  • David S.
  • 2019-04-21

Master piece

once again he's done it ,great mc lost of intrigue and keeps you on the edge rooting for him to win ,like his other books you can't wait to see what happens next.

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  • Chris
  • 2019-05-24

Great except for the porn.

Sex because it's part of the story is fine, porn for the sake of porn, no thanks. Sadly, the story is great and doesn't need to stand on the porn. If I want graphic porn, then I will go buy some audio porn, but really I like better fantasy. Hopefully, Mike will let his stories stand on their own merit and realize he doesn't need a gimmick like gratuitous sex scenes. Thankfully I can use my 30-second advance button to skip ahead to the rest of the story. I could have lived with it for the most part, but damn, one scene just dragged on for several minutes, I just wanted it over so to hear the story again(was in bed). Wish that Mike spent the same amount of time and detail for the fighting and action scenes. Not finished with the book yet, so I will have to see by the end if I want to pick up the second book later or not. Like I said, great story, just divided by non-story parts.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-26

Impressive and dark

This book was so well written. In a way that you take it very seriously as high quality main stream fantasy. The only part which may keep it isolated is the explicit sex scenes which although done well I suppose confines it to a smaller audience. That aside this is Joe Abercrombie level story and gore which is a rare rare gem in a world where mediocre books have to be waded through on a regular basis if you want real dark fantasy.

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  • Steven Schieb
  • 2019-04-23

Will Definitely Buy Sequel

The book flows really well and I have come to feel for Kellik and his companions. Most characters were fleshed out nicely, however I wish to see more of Tamara and how she develops in the future. I would like to see her to take command and take what she wants rather than staying in the backround thinking it's better that way while it eats her up inside. That's just my opinion though. I look forward to reading/listening to book 2 whenever it comes out in the future.

On another note:

Ryan West did a wonderful job on the narration. Despite there being many different characters both male and female it was easy to distinguish each.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful