Ink and Shadows by Rhys Ford ~ Audiobook Review by Brandilyn

o-ink-and-shadowsTitle: Ink and Shadows

Author: Rhys Ford

Narrator: Greg Tremblay

Publisher: DSP Publications

Cover Artist: unknown

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 01/15/2016

Length: 11 hours 08 minutes

Genre: Gay Fiction, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy


Kismet Andreas lives in fear of the shadows.

For the young tattoo artist, the shadows hold more than darkness. He is certain of his insanity because the dark holds creatures and crawling things only he can see—monsters who hunt out the weak to eat their minds and souls, leaving behind only empty husks and despair.

And if there’s one thing Kismet fears more than being hunted—it’s the madness left in its wake.

The shadowy Veil is Mal’s home. As Pestilence, he is the youngest—and most inexperienced—of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, immortal manifestations resurrected to serve—and cull—mankind. Invisible to all but the dead and insane, the Four exist between the Veil and the mortal world, bound to their nearly eternal fate. Feared by other immortals, the Horsemen live in near solitude but Mal longs to know more than Death, War and Famine.

Mal longs to be… more human. To interact with someone other than lunatics or the deceased.

When Kismet rescues Mal from a shadowy attack, Pestilence is suddenly thrust into a vicious war—where mankind is the prize, and the only one who has faith in Mal is the human the other Horsemen believe is destined to die.

Story Review:

Teresa reviewed the eBook for Ink and Shadows when it first came out as an eBook. I agree with much of what she says from a story perspective.

Ink and Shadows in Rhys Ford’s take on the Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse. It is a complex story and is not for the faint of heart. It tackles some hard-hitting issues (the Kismet is a heroine addict for cripes sake) and some tough issues.

It is beautifully written, but is not the story for everyone.

I enjoyed this book more in audio than I did in ebook, to be honest. Ink and Shadows is one of those titles that proves that a great narrator is worth his weight in gold.

Narration Review:

I have only two words for you. Greg Tremblay. If that isn’t enough to tell you that this audio is worth the listen, I don’t know what else to say.


Ink and Shadows on Goodreads
DSP Publications
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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