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11 hours 51 minutes Damien St. Cloud is a failure. Born with the most powerful soul force anyone has ever seen, he can't get it to work. The next in a long line of warlords, Damien is a disappointment to his legendary father and a weakling compared to his perfect sister. Everything Changes when a visiting sorcerer proclaims Damien isn't a warlord at all, but a sorcerer! Dam 11 hours 51 minutes Damien St. Cloud is a failure. Born with the most powerful soul force anyone has ever seen, he can't get it to work. The next in a long line of warlords, Damien is a disappointment to his legendary father and a weakling compared to his perfect sister. Everything Changes when a visiting sorcerer proclaims Damien isn't a warlord at all, but a sorcerer! Damien is thrust into a world of magic and intrigue, war and death. Behind the scenes a dark and ancient evil is rising once more, intent on destroying everything Damien cares about. Can Damien, along with his sister and allies expose this evil and save the kingdom? Read on for a tale of action and adventure, love and friendship. The Darkness is rising. Who will survive?


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11 hours 51 minutes Damien St. Cloud is a failure. Born with the most powerful soul force anyone has ever seen, he can't get it to work. The next in a long line of warlords, Damien is a disappointment to his legendary father and a weakling compared to his perfect sister. Everything Changes when a visiting sorcerer proclaims Damien isn't a warlord at all, but a sorcerer! Dam 11 hours 51 minutes Damien St. Cloud is a failure. Born with the most powerful soul force anyone has ever seen, he can't get it to work. The next in a long line of warlords, Damien is a disappointment to his legendary father and a weakling compared to his perfect sister. Everything Changes when a visiting sorcerer proclaims Damien isn't a warlord at all, but a sorcerer! Damien is thrust into a world of magic and intrigue, war and death. Behind the scenes a dark and ancient evil is rising once more, intent on destroying everything Damien cares about. Can Damien, along with his sister and allies expose this evil and save the kingdom? Read on for a tale of action and adventure, love and friendship. The Darkness is rising. Who will survive?

30 review for Darkness Rising (Disciples of the Horned One: Soul Force Saga, #1) Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

  1. 5 out of 5

    kartik narayanan

    When a book grabs my attention, I usually finish it in one sitting. I find that happening less often that it used to. "Darkness Rising" is one of those rare books that did so. I liked the action, the settings and to some extent, the character development too. If there is one sin that this book commits, it is the sheer predictability of the story. But the writing more than compensates for it. When a book grabs my attention, I usually finish it in one sitting. I find that happening less often that it used to. "Darkness Rising" is one of those rare books that did so. I liked the action, the settings and to some extent, the character development too. If there is one sin that this book commits, it is the sheer predictability of the story. But the writing more than compensates for it.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan Wilson

    4.25 Stars

  3. 5 out of 5

    Steven Naylor

    Rating 4.0 stars This was a pretty good story. This is the second series that I have read from this author. His other series I have read is the Aegis of Merlin. While this is a completely different kind of story, there is a similarity in the structure. It has the same ..... flavor as the other book. The same style. The things I liked in this book are the same as I liked in the Aegis of Merlin series. The things that I thought could be better, are the same things that I thought could be better in Rating 4.0 stars This was a pretty good story. This is the second series that I have read from this author. His other series I have read is the Aegis of Merlin. While this is a completely different kind of story, there is a similarity in the structure. It has the same ..... flavor as the other book. The same style. The things I liked in this book are the same as I liked in the Aegis of Merlin series. The things that I thought could be better, are the same things that I thought could be better in the other series. I will start with the things that I really liked about the story and end with the things that I thought could be better. I really enjoyed the setup and the magic system. The story follows Damien St. Cloud. He is the son of the Citadel commander and the champion of the king. His father is a warlord. This is a man that can use the magic in his body internally to strengthen his skin, bones, and improve muscles. It allows them to focus energy to their eyes so they can see great distances. Damien has the largest pool of magic anyone has seen, but he still can't access it. He has been training to be a warlord for years an is about to fail out because he is the only one who can't harden his skin in his class. He is constantly getting his bones broken during his testing. He is ridiculed and bullied and his father treats him like he is a leper. One day a sorcerer shows up and is immediately able to recognize Damien as a fellow sorcerer. Sorcerers are able to use their magic pool outside their body, not inside. Damien is sent off to learn to be a sorcerer. (view spoiler)[ I enjoyed this, especially how the father reacted when he found out. He is a warrior and doesn't know how to deal with mistakes. He realizes he has treated his son like dirt because he thought him as lazy and now finds out there was nothing he could have done. How do you apologize for the way you acted? He did it because he thought it was the right thing to do to motivate a warlord candidate, and yet now that he knows his son can't be a warlord it seems more like he tortured his son. I also enjoyed the relationship with Damien and his sister. (view spoiler)[ The story was pretty good. It didn't have amazing detail but it was easy to follow and I loved all the action. In both this book and the previous series I find that the author is lacking in the relationship department. He is pretty good at writing about friendships but anything romantic either doesn't make sense to me or falls flat. Like I mentioned in my review from the other series, this author writes PG-13 stories. There is sexual attraction in his books but he doesn't know where to take it. (view spoiler)[ Damien is in love with the demon that is bound to his father's sword. He can be brought into the swords world and when he does the demon shows up as a naked woman. This was very interesting at first but it didn't really go anywhere. Then when Damien was in school, his instructor was a beautiful woman who wore sexy outfits. She told Damien one time he was the only one who looked at her face, and she said it because she was upset he wasn't looking at her chest. She flirted with him his entire 3 years of training and Damien said he thought of her as an older sister? Then the princess is in love with him and tells him she is going to marry him. She is pretty and when she gets older she could be beautiful but he tries to avoid her? The final one that is the most annoying is the diplomat. She treats him like crap for most of the story and the reason she gave didn't make any sense. She is the daughter of the Arch Mage but doesn't have any magic at all. She now hates sorcerers because she should have had the power and people have always pitied her because she didn't. She is a diplomat and has to deal with people she hates and who might hate her with civility, but the guy there to protect her she treats like crap? She also states she doesn't need a bodyguard? What kind of diplomat goes anywhere without protection? Especially a young woman. Of course toward the end of the story she realizes that she wants him. (hide spoiler)] Overall I enjoyed the book and it was easy to read. I will be getting the next one. (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)]

  4. 5 out of 5

    Vicky Camp

    Wonderfully imagined story. I really liked Mr. Wisher's story of swords and sorcery. His young hero, Damien, is a warrior trained, who finds out that he was meant to be a sorcerer all along, not a sword fighter. After an equal amount of time spent learning how to harness his power, he and his warrior sister become involved with killing a demon someone has conjured up. The king, who's daughter schemes to marry Damien, awards him a metal. The Court Sorcerer becomes his mentor so he can become a ful Wonderfully imagined story. I really liked Mr. Wisher's story of swords and sorcery. His young hero, Damien, is a warrior trained, who finds out that he was meant to be a sorcerer all along, not a sword fighter. After an equal amount of time spent learning how to harness his power, he and his warrior sister become involved with killing a demon someone has conjured up. The king, who's daughter schemes to marry Damien, awards him a metal. The Court Sorcerer becomes his mentor so he can become a full sorcerer. He saves the king's life when an assassination attempt is made and is then sent as bodyguard to a young female diplomat who is also his mentor's daughter. They head out to deal with a rebellion of some Barons and discover a nest of evil with connections to the demon Damien killed. I would recommend this book to anyone. I can hardly wait to read what happens next.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lurino

    A good start of a sword and sorcery saga Damien St Cloud is a not too complex character that would be more at home in one of high school anime stories with overpowered main characters being cold, stoic, with a kind heart and hidden genius. However, the story was enjoyable from end to end, and there are some good stories from the perspective of the side characters.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Dianna

    Still scratching my head over who the target audience for this book was. It read like something targeted at a younger audience, perhaps elementary/middle school, but there were some things that made me question that. For example, the main character Damien is in love with a female succubus whose soul is bound to a sword, and whenever he sees her in the mental world she can create, she shows up completely naked. There's a scene where some characters get tortured, and even the main character, who i Still scratching my head over who the target audience for this book was. It read like something targeted at a younger audience, perhaps elementary/middle school, but there were some things that made me question that. For example, the main character Damien is in love with a female succubus whose soul is bound to a sword, and whenever he sees her in the mental world she can create, she shows up completely naked. There's a scene where some characters get tortured, and even the main character, who is only a teenager, can kill other human beings without batting an eye. So yeah, probably not exactly PG or PG-13. I had no idea what to expect going into this book. I had skimmed the blurb on the back, but that was really it. If this is a children's book, then I could overlook the lack of real character development, world building, and any kind of explanation about the magic system. And I felt like there were quite a few plot holes or things that happened too easily for the main character. For example, Damien is able to perform magic and make a small ball of light appear on his very first try with his teacher, even though it takes other students a couple days to do it. It just seems like for Damien, everything comes so effortlessly, that unless this is a book targeted for a younger audience and this kind of glossing over is okay, it detracts from my enjoyment of the book. The first half of the story was pretty straightforward as Damien spends most of his time learning and getting up to speed as a sorceror, but afterwards when he starts going out on real missions with his sister is when things start getting exciting and I got into the story more. I'd say this book has mildly piqued my interest and I'm looking forward to reading more about Damien and Jen and their adventures in the next book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Summers

    I liked every other character than the MC. This book has the same problem other fantasy has now, and that is this procedure. Find the enemy; kill the enemy. Add in plenty of ego boosting events for MC and Its like watching a super lucky elitist. His sister, father, mother are all super strong and he is god like. Any body who disagree's with him gets intimidated, talked down to, humiliated. Im supposed to feel bad for a character who had the total of 1 year of bad treatment by his dad and peers an I liked every other character than the MC. This book has the same problem other fantasy has now, and that is this procedure. Find the enemy; kill the enemy. Add in plenty of ego boosting events for MC and Its like watching a super lucky elitist. His sister, father, mother are all super strong and he is god like. Any body who disagree's with him gets intimidated, talked down to, humiliated. Im supposed to feel bad for a character who had the total of 1 year of bad treatment by his dad and peers and is now having the time of his life. It would be nice to see his father take responsibility for his wrongful treatment; He was disgraced for not being able to use his powers even though his father picked the wrong path for him. Anyways enough of this rambling review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tony Hinde

    For me, this was a fairly forgettable story. I felt like I'd read it before, several times. It was trope-heavy and lacked much depth. Also, is it weird that of the dozen or so women described in the book, ten were beautiful? I like those odds. The protagonist was over-powered. Most of the adult characters acted like a-holes. The villian's were baby-eating caricatures and the magic system was vague. On the plus side, the language used was professional, the story was clear, and the plot had momentum For me, this was a fairly forgettable story. I felt like I'd read it before, several times. It was trope-heavy and lacked much depth. Also, is it weird that of the dozen or so women described in the book, ten were beautiful? I like those odds. The protagonist was over-powered. Most of the adult characters acted like a-holes. The villian's were baby-eating caricatures and the magic system was vague. On the plus side, the language used was professional, the story was clear, and the plot had momentum. It would be easy to lose a few wet weekends reading this series, but I know there are books out there that suit me better.

  9. 4 out of 5

    MGB

    This was a well written fantasy. It pulled me back every time I put it down. It combined warlords and sorcerers, magic and fighting ability. The protagonist was truly a hero for his country. Even those around him were pulled up to higher standards. There was action and intrigue to pull the reader into the story. Of course there was good and evil. Lots of variations on the evil. We could see the protagonist grow through his training and self-education. There were two books in Volume I. It never se This was a well written fantasy. It pulled me back every time I put it down. It combined warlords and sorcerers, magic and fighting ability. The protagonist was truly a hero for his country. Even those around him were pulled up to higher standards. There was action and intrigue to pull the reader into the story. Of course there was good and evil. Lots of variations on the evil. We could see the protagonist grow through his training and self-education. There were two books in Volume I. It never seemed that long. You wanted to find out what was going to happen next. Definitely a recommended read.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Cali

    2.5. Interesting premise but such simple characters and dialogue and world building. The magic was interesting but not fleshed our and it didn’t have any real rules. The author played around with switching pov’s and it could have worked well, but they moved between plot points too quickly. Sad backstory’s were tacked on as afterthoughts. Character relations and reactions seemed ridiculous and unrealistic at times. But the ideas were cool and despite everything I kind of want to know what happens 2.5. Interesting premise but such simple characters and dialogue and world building. The magic was interesting but not fleshed our and it didn’t have any real rules. The author played around with switching pov’s and it could have worked well, but they moved between plot points too quickly. Sad backstory’s were tacked on as afterthoughts. Character relations and reactions seemed ridiculous and unrealistic at times. But the ideas were cool and despite everything I kind of want to know what happens next.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Scott

    This is the start to a fantastic series . It is unputdownable . From the main characters to all the characters every thing is spot on . The action and magic are great and the story line is better . This draws you in for one hell of a thrill ride .So if you're looking for a new series to start pick this up and get ready to lose sleep lol this book is going to be a great series . James E. Wisher has got himself a major winner here . 😃😃😃😃 This is the start to a fantastic series . It is unputdownable . From the main characters to all the characters every thing is spot on . The action and magic are great and the story line is better . This draws you in for one hell of a thrill ride .So if you're looking for a new series to start pick this up and get ready to lose sleep lol this book is going to be a great series . James E. Wisher has got himself a major winner here . 😃😃😃😃

  12. 5 out of 5

    Karen Lloyd

    A real fantasy adventure This is a fast paced well written tale. The characters are interesting & I want to know more about them. They are believable people, apart from one thing, the lead characters are all handsome/beautiful people. It would be refreshing to have people who are average looking. As that is my only gripe I urge readers who like lots of action, magic & interweaving story lines to give this book a go

  13. 4 out of 5

    Isaac

    I finished this series a long time ago. And surprisingly, I do remember bits and pieces of it. It's pretty good. It uses its own kind of physical versus magical type of system. It's also Vikas Adam again. There's a bunch of stupidity induced plot but not that bad. Would I read/listen to it again? If I run out of new stuff to read, yes. But probably not my number 1 (or 10) book to reread. I finished this series a long time ago. And surprisingly, I do remember bits and pieces of it. It's pretty good. It uses its own kind of physical versus magical type of system. It's also Vikas Adam again. There's a bunch of stupidity induced plot but not that bad. Would I read/listen to it again? If I run out of new stuff to read, yes. But probably not my number 1 (or 10) book to reread.

  14. 5 out of 5

    David L

    This was a nice read. Some interesting variations on the standard barbarian kingdoms and sorcerers sub-genre of fantasy. Having said that there is nothing that special here. Worth reading as a whiling away an afternoon when you don't want to spend the energy on a 'worthy' book but just relax. Unless it comes up as a 99 pence daily bargain on Amazon, will not buy the sequel. This was a nice read. Some interesting variations on the standard barbarian kingdoms and sorcerers sub-genre of fantasy. Having said that there is nothing that special here. Worth reading as a whiling away an afternoon when you don't want to spend the energy on a 'worthy' book but just relax. Unless it comes up as a 99 pence daily bargain on Amazon, will not buy the sequel.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Brittanee

    Could have been a decent book but it lacked world, and character development. The story line was fun but I never felt anything for the characters making it lackluster. Also, I could not figure out the target audience. It seemed written for a younger pre-teen crowd with dialogue such as ”arm candy”, but had more sexual connotation (naked demons and rape) for a much older YA genre.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Godiva

    Enjoying it, the main character is likeable, but just a little boring and predictable, and seems like everything just goes his way all the time, and he's just 'perfect'. Story line is still interesting and looking forward to next book. Enjoying it, the main character is likeable, but just a little boring and predictable, and seems like everything just goes his way all the time, and he's just 'perfect'. Story line is still interesting and looking forward to next book.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Joe

    JK Good flow but a little to light in some plot points. Characters are what you expect and there are little if any surprises in them or the story lines. Nonetheless an enjoyable read and I'm looking forward to the next installment. JK Good flow but a little to light in some plot points. Characters are what you expect and there are little if any surprises in them or the story lines. Nonetheless an enjoyable read and I'm looking forward to the next installment.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Dylan Sherman

    Good book I enjoyed this book and some of the characters and will read the next one. I just don't know what kind of growth the characters can have. Damien starts out with a little adversity but I'm shot order is supremely powerful. Good book I enjoyed this book and some of the characters and will read the next one. I just don't know what kind of growth the characters can have. Damien starts out with a little adversity but I'm shot order is supremely powerful.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Alan Boggs

    Excellent Start James E Wisher has done it again. Another excellent book and start to a series I will be reading the rest of the series as I am sure all the books are fast paced and compelling to read.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Carlos

    excellent writing if I had money i would buy the second book right now, love the characters and the plot, wishing for a lane and damian romance

  21. 5 out of 5

    Michael T. Eaton

    Fast read with a lot of action. Fast read with a lot of action. A little more time could have been spent on some of the characters. However it was very enjoyable.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Misao Aiko

    Surprisingly this was a shot in the dark read for me, but none the less it was an excellent read.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Mary K Barrett

    Good story flow But it was a bit too much. The main character was interesting but flat. No growth at all. But it is hard to grow when you are perfect.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    I got about halfway and had to switch to a different book, 1 dimensional characters, simplistic world building, dialogue that made me roll my eyes.

  25. 4 out of 5

    MorteTorment(Unofficial World's Fastest Reader)

    Oh god, this was so fucking good! If you want a compelling likable main character, and extremely great, dark, voilent action, this is the book you're looking for! Oh god, this was so fucking good! If you want a compelling likable main character, and extremely great, dark, voilent action, this is the book you're looking for!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Clarissa Gosling

    An enjoyable read

  27. 5 out of 5

    Craig Williams

    Darkness rising great read Loved the book.read from.start to finish couldn't put it down characters leaped from the page a sorcerer a warlord can't wait to see how the story grows Darkness rising great read Loved the book.read from.start to finish couldn't put it down characters leaped from the page a sorcerer a warlord can't wait to see how the story grows

  28. 4 out of 5

    Epper Marshall

    If the author spent as much time on developing the characters as he did making every woman character forward, beautiful, and interested in the MC this would have a lot more potential.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mary Lou Kershaw

    Really good Excellent story. Good imaginative writing. No swearing and very little hankey pankie! I really enjoyed it. I will buy the hard copy for my teenage kids.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Walter Critz

    This book has a good story line and interesting characters in an intriguing world where gifted heroes and villains clash! It willl keep you racing through the pages until the end.

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