Review: The Gladiator and the Guard

  • Title:
    • The Gladiator and the Guard
  • Author:
    • Annie Douglass Lima
  • Release:
    • March 29, 2021
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Joseph Baltz
  • Series
    • Krillonian Chronicles, Book 2

I’ve previously reviewed the first book in this series and loved it. I’ve been excited to return for part 2. The setting is 4 years after book 1, though it plays very little into the story. The only reason I can see is to age up Ellie a bit.

Book 2 wastes no time with introductions and just jumps into the action. While Bensen is struggling to keep his head above water, his dad (pretty much) and sister are desperately trying to figure out how to get him out. It adds a sense of urgency to the story as you’re left wondering if/how they’ll succeed.

The one thing I disliked about this book was the cliffhanger ending. Book 3 isn’t on Audible at the time of this review. I don’t have the time to review a paperback copy, so I must wait which just makes it all the more insufferable because I have no idea how long that will be.

The narrator does an excellent job as before. Though I did notice at one point that Steene who normally has an accent didn’t have one during his inner monologue, which was odd.

If you’re reading this, you probably read and liked part 1. This book is more of the same, but better. Give it a read (or listen).

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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