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Who’s the dragon going to call for a ghost problem? Me. 

I don’t normally deal with nasty ghosts, but when Nix needs help, I’m the only one qualified. His dragons are under attack, and it’s up to me to stop it. But Nix isn’t making it easy. He seems determined to hate me because I’m a necromancer, and he wants nothing to do with the attraction smoldering between us.  

This specter isn’t a random haunting, and it's connected to both Nix and me. We’re going to have to work together to defeat it, but if Nix finds out how I’m connected, any trust I’ve built with him will go up in smoke. 

Can a necromancer and a dragon find a way to make it work? With evil spirits abounding, it’s more than just our lives at stake, and if we fail, death is only the beginning of our suffering.

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  • April Reads and Listens
  • 19-05-2020

Fiery and Magical

I wasn’t sure what to expect with Jill Haven & Aiden Bates’ dragon shifter and necromancer pair up but I find this one really enjoyable. I love the world building, the laws and structure and the insular nature of Nix’s wyrd. The pacing of the story is excellent, details unfolding as we go, even Nix’s very unpleasant way of treating Mikhail and to how that changed.. Nix’s and Mikhail’s characters are multi faceted and you can’t help but root for them, theirs is not just an enemies to lovers, because it goes deeper and to see their relationship grow, evolve and strengthen was awesome.

I also enjoyed how the art of necromancy was written in this book. 💜 I enjoyed the twists and turns. I can’t wait for more. I may have been heart broken with Gabby but it all worked out in the end.

Lance Adams was great in bringing the characters to life, his accent for Mikhail, it worked. 🙂

**thanks to GRR for the opportunity to listen and review**

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  • LilMommi
  • 04-06-2020

Enjoyed every minute

Dragons and Necromancer's need I say more, Eh' I do, ok, ok.
Nix and Mikhail's story is enemies to lovers, with so much growth. Add the twists and turns. That keep you guessing, the wonderful world building and great characters, and you got a great listen.
The narrator also did an excellent job with the voices.

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  • Shin Mon Thway
  • 04-06-2020

A dragon fell in love with a mage


I really enjoyed the first book in the series so i was looking forward to this audio and I think it was well worth the wait. This is enemies to lovers trope with paranormal aspect and dark arts woven into it. And I really enjoyed that.

Nix’s father is the leader of the dragons and he had to take over for his father because he was ill. And he’s doing it without the full support of the advisory council. And when there was a murderous poltergeist attacking the weyr, he managed to convince the council to call for a mage and and that’s how Mikhail and Nix met. They started on shaky grounds but they have to work together if they have to solve the problem at hands. Meanwhile Mikhail has a secret that he has kept from Nix from the very beginning. Will their relationship survive every obstacle they have to overcome?

Mysterious, scary, intriguing and magical. I really enjoyed the different and fresh world this story is set in. I was on the edge of my seat for Mikhail and Nix and I’m so glad that they got the best ending they deserve. I’m very looking forward to the next book in the series.


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  • James Buchanan
  • 04-06-2020

Exciting, sexy and fun!

The authors of this story, Jill Haven and Auden Bates, created a fantastical world. With twists and turns like I’ve never read before, I was constantly drawn into the story further as each chapter carried on. The characters, all well thought out and brilliantly delivered, were realistic and entertaining. The stories of the main characters childhoods were heartfelt and sad, giving them so much depth as adults. When characters are so endearing and the writing is so descriptive and creative the readers are able to feel all the feelings the characters felt.

The narrator was excellent. This is the first time I’ve ever listened to anything he has done and I was far from disappointed. Lance gave this story passion and depth and life the way few narrators ever could. His accents and change of tone between each character made the story seemless and dialogue flowed naturally and clearly. He gave that oomph I love in a spicy scene and the heart wrenching agony in painful moments.

I will enjoy listening to both more stories from the authors and more narrations from Lance!

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  • LacrYmosa Wolford
  • 04-06-2020

Surprisingly pleasant series!

I did not expect to enjoy this series as much as I do but I do lol. This book was fun to listen too and the narrator made it pleasantly easy to enjoy it. I’m looking forward to the next one.

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  • Susie Umphers
  • 04-06-2020

Great story and performance

I liked the first book in this series, but I love ths one! Mikhail and Nix are the perfect example of the enemies to lovers story, and I must say for the first eight chapters of the book Nix felt like my enemy as well. Talk about an unlikeable character. Nix's father Roland is the leader of the dragons in the weyr, but he is ill and Nix is acting in his place without the full support of the advisory council. Under normal circumstances, this lack of unanimity might not be a problem, but the weyr is under attack from a murderous poltergeist. Nix does manage to convince enough of the council to pay to bring in a mage to rid the weyr of the spirit, but his treatment of Mikhail is deliberately rude from the start. In fact, his stubborn resentment of the man called to help them endangers everyone and is frustrating as all get out for the reader. However, in chapter eight we learn some things about both Nix and Mikhail and their families that make Nix's behaviour completely understandable and we see him begin to open up to Mikhail both personally and with information about the weyr and Roland's health that will possibly lead to a solution of the problem. As they work together, the two men grow more and more attracted to each other and eventually take a step that will either save the weyr or lead to its destruction. Just when you think there might be a light at the end of the tunnel, however, a secret Mikhail has kept from Nix threatens everything. You now have to wonder, will they be able to stand against the evil when their relationship seems broken, will Nix have the courage to do what is necessary to become true leader of the weyr and is there an even greater threat waiting than the one they face here? By this time in the book, it was 1 a.m. and there was no way I was going to quit reading until I had my answers. I finished the book around 2:30 a.m. and the payoff was even better than I hoped. There is one heck of a final battle, a reunion that will necessitate a tissue or two, a ringing demonstration of the power of love and friendship and then, just a reminder that while this battle has been won, there is a wider war still going on outside the weyr and across the country. Oh man, I cannot wait for the next entry in this series! I almost wish I had started reading it after it was all done so I could just binge read right on through to see how everything ends when all the books are finished. I had high hopes for the audio version of this story and Lance Adams was met and exceeded my expectations. Nix's character change and Mikhail's initial frustrations in dealing with him were perfectly voiced and the looming troubles in this world are clearly foreshadowed even after they establish their relationship. I look forward to hearing Mr. Adams in future additions to the series.

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  • Xochitl
  • 04-06-2020

Loved it!!

I’d never heard before any book narrated by Lance Adams and this one was a nice surprise. His narration style, and voice acting caught me since the begining enhancing the experience of reading this book alongside the complex and intense plot full of action, magic, intrigue and danger. The story of Nix and Mikhail, started as an enemy to lovers' one but it grew to something more. Of course, having the visit of known characters from the previous book helped rounding up a wonderful adventure! Simply loved it! I can't wait for the next one!

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  • JKS
  • 03-06-2020

Enemies to Lovers

Ashes and Grave is Book 2 in the Dragon Magic series. This was a fascinating, action packed book of dragon shifters and necromancers with an unexpected mating between Mikhail and Nix. When it can down to it they were really there for each other.
Narrator Lance Adams does a wonderful job.

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  • Janet L Hunt
  • 01-06-2020

Loving this series!!!!

I loved Nix and Mikhail!! I really liked the first story in this series, but I loved this one! Nix was the leader of his dragon weyr and Mikhail is a necromancer. Nix’s weyr has a “ghost” problem and has need of a necromancer. The story line of this one was so much clearer and more concise. The twist and turns in this were heart breaking at times. But it was so good!! The narration was great!
Thank you to Gay Romance Reviews for letting me listen and review

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  • Stephanie VO
  • 01-06-2020

Nice listen.

I really like Nix and Mikhail's story. I like the world building and the storyline. A dragon shifter and necromancer made for an interesting story. Lance Adams did a good job with this narration.

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 05-06-2020

Great

I really enjoyed this audiobook.
It was so entertaining.
I can’t wait to listen to more audiobooks from these authors and narrator.

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  • Celpompom
  • 02-06-2020

Good story, great narration

This was a very interesting story that I really enjoyed.

Nix and Mikhail are great. I love ennemies to lovers and this was a good example of that trope.
You can really how much they dislike each other at the beginning and it gradually changes, subtly.

I really enjoyed the story itself. It was interesting and different.

Lance Adams brings everything to life, and drew me in. I really loved his voice for Mikhail and Nix.

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  • alias11
  • 01-06-2020

Wonderful magical fantasy

I really enjoyed this second book/audiobook in the Dragon Magic series. I would call it completely stand alone except for the last chapter. At that point, some characters from the first book are involved, so if you haven't read or listened to that one, you may be a little confused. It's not a big piece, but it does tie the overarching bigger mystery in with the first book. I loved this audiobook, the gruff angry dragon Nix, and the necromancer Mikhail. It has a bit of enemies to mates, intriguing magic, some mystery and strange deaths being caused by a poltergeist, and plenty of surprises and twists along the way. I really enjoyed watching Nix and Mikhail fall for each other, and wondering if Mikhail's secret would destroy it all. I loved the necromancers' magic and their ability to walk between the worlds, though I confess I didn't understand how it all worked. This is an exciting, fast-moving story, and Mikhail's familiar provided plenty of laughs, too.

The narration was smooth and well-paced, and I had no trouble telling who was speaking at any time.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook through Gay Romance Reviews and am voluntarily leaving this honest review.

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  • Pixiebell
  • 27-05-2020

Ashes and Grave

This is the second book in the Dragon Magic Series but can be read/listened as a stand-alone as I did.
The world building and character development were well written and the plot exciting and interesting.
The authors definitely have a great imagination and sense of humour and I will look forward to listening to others from the series.
Lance Adams is a new to me narrator and did a great job bringing the characters to life.

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  • charneen
  • 26-05-2020

A fantastical Listen

Lance Adams, does an amazing job of bringing this world to life, I truly feel like I am there.

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  • Donna Hirsch
  • 21-05-2020

Nix and Mikhail

Nix is a Dragon shifter with a Ghost problem, he asks for help and a Necromancer named Mikhail comes to help. Nix doesn't like Necromancers due to his brother being killed by one. It starts off hating and turns to love, an intriguing fast paced story that drags you in from the beginning. Great narration

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  • PL
  • 21-05-2020

Fantastic

The narrator was amazing - he made the story come alive.

The overall plot had me intrigued. This book was definitely a page turner: I loved the characters, the snark, attitude, heat and chaos that followed. I thoroughly enjoyed this one despite, having to cover my eyes and peep through my fingers, to see what was happening. Some things made me shiver; other moments made my eyes pop out and sometimes I was left with an image I’d rather not think of. Fantastic addition to the series!

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