Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Review: Corruption

34712241Corruption by Adam Vine
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A dishonored swordsman running from his past.
A city shrouded in dark magic.
An antihero born.

Daniel Harper was champion, until a single mistake destroyed his fencing career forever. With nothing left to lose, he flees to Eastern Europe, where he can start over... where he can be someone else.

In the exotic, lantern-lit crevices of a nameless city, Daniel meets two people who open very different kinds of doors than the ones he is searching for: the troubled flower girl Kashka, who holds the key to a nightmarish otherworld; and the enigmatic street magician and self-professed love tourist Ink, who has the power to bend others to his will.

As Daniel plummets into a downward spiral of hedonism and dereliction, he is tormented by macabre visions of a frozen world in endless darkness where an evil tyrant has stolen the sun, where humanity's remnants fight to scrape out a cruel existence underground, and wandering spirits inhabit the bodies of the recently deceased. Daniel is doomed to return to this Night Country every time he falls into a deep sleep. But the longer he spends there, the more Daniel realizes his curse is anything but an accident...

Part one of an epic duology, CORRUPTION is the vodka-drenched tale of when living by the sword goes wrong.

*I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Adam Vine. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.*

This book was a fun read. Once I figured out what was going on, I really enjoyed this one! The world building and character development were outstanding! My biggest issue is that for me, the story seemed to start in the middle of a story, and I had trouble figuring out what was going on, and who was who. I feel that if I had read it first, or read along with the audio, perhaps I would have been somewhat less confused.

That said, I really enjoyed the audio version, and other than the initial confusion, I really enjoyed listening to this one! It's a brilliant story, and well written. Original fantasies are hard to find, and this one is definitely original!

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