Tuesday 18 June 2024


Twilight Run by Daniel Potter
Book 0.5 in the Full Moon Medic series
Narrated by Cindy Kay
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: audiobookAudiobook

Join Abby on her first supernatural adventure in this prequel short story to the Full Moon Medic series.

Magic is coming back into the world. Slowly, inexorably, and mostly at night. But it is coming … Abby is an EMT in Portland. Along with her partner, Cindy, she works the night shift, answering emergency calls and rushing patients to the nearest hospital. Tonight, however, what starts out as a (fairly) ordinary call turns into something else completely. Cut off from the mortal world, trapped in a house with a feral patient and Death itself, Abby and Cindy will have to use all of their wits, strength, and medical knowledge to win their freedom and make it safely home ….
Source: Info in the "About Twilight Run" was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57816306-twilight-run on 14/01/2024.

My Thoughts:
This short story is a freebie at the end of the first book, Emergency Shift, audiobook.

This novella tells the story of how Vicky met Abby and Cindy.

In this world magic is coming back after having faded away for a very long time. Like it was a cyclic thing. It comes and goes. Only in terms of hundreds of millennia per cycle. Where cycles of magic and no magic swaps with each other. This time around magic is coming back. Very similar to the world of Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews where magic waves comes and goes as the "magic cycle" starts to return. So, originality-wise, this series does not win awards. The theme has been around the block already.

Unoriginal or not, this short story still managed to deliver a nice, pleasurable listening time.

I am normally a fan of Cindy Kay, but, when the narrative says that she shouted "Cindy!" and I heard a normal tone instead, that is not a good interpretation of the story in my way of thinking. I expected a higher tone or a shriek with that "Cindy" in chapter 4. However, other than that one time, the rest of the narration was good.

Quantitative Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 4
Writing Style = 4
Ending = 4
World building = 5
Cover art = 4.5
Pace = 4
Plot = 3
Narration = 4

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries

Books In The Full Moon Medic Series:

Meet The Author

About Daniel Potter:
Daniel Potter has always been inspired by the mysteries of the world. His early interest lead him to become avid researcher as well as gamer and writer. After obtaining his PhD in vascular biology, he began exploring fictional magic and spiritualism using his own particular scientific lense. Daniel published the webcomic Walking the Lethe from 2010-2012 and is an active member of the East Bay Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Meet-up group. His debut novel, Off Leash, is just the first in his Freelance Familiar series.

When he's not chasing his imagination, Daniel works as a vascular biologist in the Bay Area. He shares an apartment with his wife, two cats, and a large collection of video games.

The Narrator

About Cindy Kay:
Cindy Kay is a Chinese-Thai-American narrator and educator who grew up in the California Bay Area and lives in the Rockies. Her work has been described as listening to a "cozy best friend." She narrates fiction and nonfiction, and has studied Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, and Japanese.

FTC Disclosure:
The ebook and audiobook were bought with private funds.
No money received for this review.

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