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The Dark Messiah

The Second Dark Ages, Book 1
Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Michael returns to fulfill a promise to his love, but the world isn't the same place.

Michael, the Archangel himself, has returned after 150 years rejuvenating in the Etheric Dimension.

Now, the most powerful male vampire the world had ever known is back.

The problem? The world went through an apocalypse, and what little honor and justice that previously existed is gone. Further, his love has left to the stars somewhere, fighting for those on Earth.

Now, Michael has to figure out where he is, where he needs to go, help those who need help, and figure out how to follow in his love's path. Because if there is one thing that honor demands, it is that he make good on his promise to Bethany Anne.

Those feeding themselves on the backs of others have very little time to realize an important fact.

This Dark Messiah has little compunction about killing.

As noted in other series set in the Kurtherian Universe, there is cursing in this book, occasionally, it's funny, too.

©2016 Michael Anderle (P)2017 LMBPN Publishing

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Michael is BACK

BA's bad arsed lover has returned and those that don't follow BA's creed better dig a deep hole and hide. Whats not to like . the Authors and narrator are excellent . . . its pure escapism at its best . . . enjoy

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  • Lostinthehills
  • 20-09-2017

great story, iffy on the narrator

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I wouldn't say the book was not for me. I am a fan of audiobooks and beyond the story, the narrator brings a lot to the story. But I still loved the story, enough, I can forgive the narrator some.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Character? maybe Characters is the right word.

What didn’t you like about Chris Abernathy’s performance?

he has a great voice, but not enough range to accommodate the female parts, imo. And a lot of the parts sound the same.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

hope?

Any additional comments?

keep them coming.

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  • Cherie
  • 15-01-2019

Love that i found this!

I am so glad I looked this series up!! Not going to lie I was so mad while reading the Kurtherian Gambit series I almost wrote the rest of them off!! Thank the Arch Angel I didn't 😉😉 Love everything so far I the Kurtherian Universe so far!! Keep doing what you are doing Mr. Anderle and friends!!

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  • Garrett Mancuso
  • 12-12-2018

Love the book glad to see Micheal Back

I absolutely love these books. not so found of the narrator. I think the narrator of TKG books did michale voice better but still loved this book.

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  • Lorie
  • 26-09-2018

I love Michael!

Oh my God! I am so glad he is back!!! Onto the next book… tata

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  • Lori L. Flemming
  • 12-09-2018

Thank the gods!

Michael, and Micheal ... to know he is back and kicking ass again . Hey , some of the best heads in history , and my family were bald ! Great big YESSSSS ! Reading Life goes on while listening to Michael's stories. fun to be a woman who can multitask!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-12-2017

Wow Finally!!!

I’m going to be so mad if Michael and Bethany Ann don’t find each other!!! Besides that this was a great book I love how Michaels Honor and promise are portrayed and the true emotional good and bad are brought together!!! I wish the author did a better job on Michaels voice and other really needs work with all the characters!!!
LMM

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  • Christopher L Rader
  • 16-09-2017

Narrator is so bad hes bringing down a good story

What did you love best about The Dark Messiah?

MA is a great writer and I love the main story this side story is almost as good.

How could the performance have been better?

The inconstant performance is astounding. At times it isn't so bad but the voice for Michael is ... bad most of the time and unintelligible at others. Oh and a big pet peev of mine is Jean Dukes is FEMALE, he keeps saying John or pronouncing it like "Jean Claude Van Damme" so he couldn't of ever read or listened to the main series.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Irritation at narrator couldn't even finish the book

Any additional comments?

Read the book since it's good but skip the Audiobook.

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  • Justin L. Wright
  • 14-09-2017

Thank You Michael Anderle.

just so you know Mr. Anderle, this is awesome as usual. please keep them Coming..

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-09-2017

love this series

I can't get enough of this serious it's so much fun. Michael was one of my favorite characters and it almost killed me when he died and the other series so glad to have him back. I've read the book of few times and now I get to hear it on audio love it to death can't wait for the next

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  • Bill Emberton
  • 10-09-2017

New audible read

Store ok need a new audible reader like the one that reading the terry Henry stores

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  • andrew larcombe
  • 20-01-2018

A great book, great listen

It's great go see Michael back and dishing out pain and death to those who deserve it. The book it self is full of action, another book I listened to from start to finish. The narrator did a great job maintaining the quality of the character's and the over all atmosphere. looking forward to listening to the next one, probably tommow.

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  • john
  • 28-12-2017

terrible narrator

totally ruined by an inept narrator, I do wonder why these people are used when they just can't handle a range of voices

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