Sin of Mages (Rift of Chaos, Book 1) written by A.J. Martinez & Narrated by Tim Hilborne 3*
BLURB:For many years Akielas traveled the world of Odealeous in search of the masked apprentices that betrayed him. When he finally found them and learned of their malice plot, he was overwhelmed with guilt and remorse of his past. He was willing to do whatever it took to stop them from using the remnants of the dragon gods. His apprentices already got their hands on one of the cosmo remnants and Akielas feared what they would do if they found all four.
Whenever he found them they would disappear into dark smoke and leave behind a trail of destruction. However, fate has linked the Specters to Akielas' allies throughout the world. His allies, scarred by the catastrophe of the Specter swear to rid the world of the masked ghouls.
The strongest warrior mages assembled from different countries and joined Akielas. With swordplay, elemental and summoning magic, they pledged to defeat the Specters and unlock mysteries and magic that had been hidden and forgotten.
As they encounter the Specters throughout the world, Akielas' allies fear that he is unable to spill the blood of his own apprentices.
My Review: “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.” I hate to say this but I think I would have enjoyed the story so much more if someone else had narrated it. I found the hyped up dramatic execution rather like being a kid having it read to them by a parent. However it wasn't just the narrator at fault, the author didn't help matters either because a lot of the characters didn't seem to have any true depth to them. I ended up giving it 3* mainly because the concept was fairly good, it was not too bad overall, and it did keep me company whilst alone in the house.