Great Start to a Series

5 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed the heck out of The Bright Lord. I went into it pretty blind, I saw that it was narrated by a narrator I really like and the story at a very high level seemed like it was up by alley (I try not to read the full synopsis so I can go into the book blind). But this one surprised me. It had me stuck to my seat waiting to see what happened next.

Now, this one will be hard to review without spoiling anything, but the training scenes along with those following just after (where he tells certain people) followed by more and more people finding or figuring it out were really what made this special. I think trying to learn things again (when you’ve forgotten more than anyone can train you) was interesting too.

Knowles does a great job writing both a story that flowed and one that I didn’t want to stop reading, but they also did a great job writing characters that I cared about. Ryan was awesome, but the people that he pairs up with along the way really made this book fun.

Throw in the great narration by Steve Campbell and you have an audiobook that I absolutely flew through. One that if you’re looking for something new to try, I recommend grabbing this one. I can’t wait to see where this series is going to go.

Book Description:

A home, a family. Lies and resentment. To save the future he must reclaim his past.

Enjoying his retirement. Ryan has everything. The perfect wife, a daughter he adores and all the time in the world. Yet, with dinner burning on the stove and his wife late home from work, two visitors appear bringing dire news and a quest he can’t refuse.

Dragged back to a universe and a life Ryan did everything to escape, he must secretly hunt out survivors and friends all while training for the fight of his life.

Where brutality and pain were all Ryan ever knew, now he must inspire and heal. The collision of two worlds draws ever closer and if he can’t claim what was once his, all is lost.

The Bright Lord by Alex Knowles
Narrator: Steve Campbell
Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
Series: The Bright #1
Published by Self Published on February 26th 2021
Genres: Science Fiction, LitRPG
Format: Audiobook
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Also by this author: Retaliate, The Bright Fight, Zero Car, The Bright: Revelation
Also in this series: Retaliate, The Bright Fight, The Bright: Revelation, The Bright Beast


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