Tag: Kellen

Charmcaster

Charmcaster by Sebastien de Castell (Hot Key, 2018); audiobook read by Joe Jameson (Bonnier, 2018) A coming-of-age story for Kellen, who matures in important ways and continues to prove highly resourceful, yet remains vexingly (at times unbearably) slow on the uptake. Joe Jameson’s audiobook reading is again a highlight, as are the plethora of strong female characters.

Shadowblack

Shadowblack by Sebastien de Castell (Hot Key, 2017); audiobook read by Joe Jameson (Bolinda, 2017) A decent sequel, its impact diminished not by the necessary lessening of stakes but by a resetting of Kellen’s maturity, robbing him of the gains made in the first book. Magical highlight: Joe Jameson’s portrayal of Reichis, the pocket desperado squirrel cat.