Dylan thought he was an average man with a dead-end job and no great aspirations. When he finds a black book lying innocently on his lawn with peculiar words and markings, he discovers the universe is bigger than he imagined. The guardian of Earth, who kept the book and its immense power safe from falling into the wrong hands, was killed. Now Earth needs a new guardian.
The battle to protect the book begins early for Dylan, as he must rely on his newly discovered powers to defeat the creatures sent to take the book. Dylan's life is sure to be full of adventure, danger, and magic.
To protect his book and the world that now relies on him, he must learn to survive in a foreign world, fight fierce horrors beyond imagination, master the magical arts, and ultimately battle a dark god who has already destroyed one world.
©2015 Rain Oxford (P)2015 Rain Oxford
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This book is the first in a series that promises to be outstanding. Oxford's world-building skills are phenomenal! Initially, Earth seems exactly like we know it to be, a young man working a minimum wage job, with a pretty girlfriend and a crappy apartment. That is, until he is shown he can be something more, and that the world(s) isn't what it seems. I listened to this with my 12 year old son, during our long commutes, and we were equally enraptured!
The characters were fantastic and realistic. Could easily relate to Dylan. Epilouge was a great lead in to the next book. Fun and entertaining, worth the credit.
"The Guardian's Grimoire"
This book was actually really good in my opinion. I really like books that contain magical themes. I'm usually more of a horror reader/listener. Although I'm really a horror, fantasy, mystical type guy. I thought the narrator did a superb job of making each character unique and distinct. Overall I enjoyed it quite a bit. I can't wait to listen to the other books in the guardian series.
This is Damn good book with awesome characters, personalities and world building that is not to over whelming. The VA ( Todd Menesses ) that was chosen narrate was awesome!
What a wonderful surprise. Truly entertaining. I wish the other books in the series were on Audible.
Good book. Lots of detail, believable characters, and magic. It's clearly the first in a series. The main character is in his early twenties, but there are a lot of references to historical events/people and psychology.
The narrator did a great job at keeping so many characters straight. The alien language is well thought out. Dylan's voice suits him well.
I would recommend this for people in their twenties who enjoy sarcastic humor and a LOT of imagination.
I really enjoyed this book it was good world building and the characters were developed It I am planning on following this series and look forward to the next book.
"Awesome and adventurous!"
I really enjoyed Rain Oxford's The Guardian Grimoire! The story was amazingly adventurous and Todd Menesses did a wonderful job telling it. Oxford did a great job creating a vivid tale of of adventure that I will remember for a lifetime! I don't know if she made up some of the words in the story, but if she did, that made it even more intriguing to me. I'm definitely going to do some research about this genre because before this book, I really had only ever entertained works oike The Hobbit, Lord if the Rings, etc. But, this has reminded me that there's a world of fantasy and adventure stories to dive into! Great job, Rain!
"Fantastic magical journey across different worlds"
Yes I would. It was 17 hours long and I'm sure there were things I missed the first time through I could pick up a second or third time through. I enjoyed the journey the book takes you on and enjoyed each world we traveled to.
I love Shinobu the squirrel cat with retractable teeth, the species that caused leprosy on earth. That was a cute touch. I want one If I have to pick a human character I like the most, I like Nano, he wasn't around for most of the book, maybe two chapters at most but I enjoyed his entrance and exit.
I love the voices he did for the villain were amazing! I felt like his voice was perfectly evil and like a dragon!
Will Dylan be able to handle his new powers in time to save the earth?
"Amazing audiobook !!!"
I am a huge fan of the fantasy books and a very tough audience to please. This audiobook exceeded all of my expectations. The story is fresh and original in the genre, with some very likeable characters. It is written flawlessly, creatively and the author took great care to present the content in an easy and understandable manner. The narrator also did a great job and made listening to the audiobook an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend this material to all the fantasy lovers, I give it a, well deserved, 5 stars rating!
Love it really good story, also funny and had a good story line . hope the other audiobooks come out soon
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