Audiobook Blog Tour: The Shadow Watch by S. A. Klopfenstein | Review

Audiobook Blog Tour: The Shadow Watch by S. A. Klopfenstein | Review

Okay whoa I was not expecting this to be as lit as it was, but man I’m so glad I got to listen to this! Thank you so much to Audiobookworm Promotions for hosting this blog tour and for having me on it! Click on the banner for the rest of the schedule and to learn about more tours coming up.

The Shadow Watch

by S.A. Klopfenstein
Narrated By: Stacey Krejci
Series: The Watcher Epic #1
Publisher: S.A. Klopfenstein
Release Date: January 22, 2020
Genre: YA Fantasy

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Winner of the 2017 Ink and Insights contest.

In a world where sorcerers are hunted to extinction…

One girl defies a cruel empire.

Slave girl Tori Burodai never wanted to be the Gallows Girl. She never wanted to be looked to as a savior or a revolutionary. But then again, she never knew she was one of the last living Watchers.

Long ago, the sacred order of sorcerers was a force for justice in the world. Now, their magic survives only in myth.

That is, until Tori reveals incredible magic power in a desperate attempt to save the boy she loves from a cruel fate.

This act of sorcerous rebellion changes Tori’s future forever. Her defiance sparks the makings of a magic revolution that promises to restore the world to its former glory, under the guidance of a new army of sorcerers, the Shadow Watch.

But the ruler of Tori’s world has his own dark plans for magic, and he will stop at nothing to end this revolution and bend the Watchers to his will.

Even if it means pitting brother against brother. Friend against friend. And Tori against the boy she loves.

All must choose. But no matter the choice. The world will never be the same. For there can be no magic without monsters.

If you love exhilarating worlds, epic revolutions, and morally complex characters, then you will instantly love this sweeping teen fantasy series that readers/listeners are comparing to Mistborn and Throne of Glass.

S.A. Klopfenstein grew up on a steady dose of Tolkien and Star Wars. As a child, he wrote his first story about a sleepwalking killer who was executed by lethal injection. He lives in the American West with his wife and their dog, Iorek Byrnison. He can be found exploring the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, or daring the halls of the high school where he teaches English and mythology.

Disclaimer: I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by S.A. Klopfenstein. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

This book was really interesting and I think that I was really super glad that I somehow found out about this audiobook! I swear there are so many fantasy books out there that don’t get as much hype but are really super good and wow. I loved that this book is in existence honestly but I kind of can’t get over it.

One of my absolute favorite thing about this novel was Tori. I hate her origin story though and what she ended up forgetting because her mom was only trying to protect her. I get it too, and when you finish that prologue and end up seeing what happened to her mom after that, I just ended up really crying and thinking about the love of a mother and just everything they would do to help make sure that their child is safe.

Ugh okay yeah Tori was my absolute favoirte thing about this novel, and my favorite character. I love how close she was with Darien too and how she wanted to protect him as well. I wish that she was able to stay with him longer but I mean maybe he needed to realize that he could actually take care of himself without having to rely on Tori and that partnership. Nothing is wrong with the partnership of course, but I feel like Darien may have been using Tori as a crutch when really, he just needed to believe in himself.

Basically yeah go listen to this novel! I think the narrator did an amazing job as well. I feel like these guys that have that neutral classic fantasy voice work well, and Krejci was no exception.

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