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Summary

A defiant girl just discovering her powers. Four hot, arrogant men determined to break her. Who will surrender first?

When mages slaughter my parents in front of me, I’m allowed no time to mourn. It turns out I’m the long-lost heir to a royal family of dark magic - and the four scorching hot guys I’m meant to rule beside have no patience for my grief. 

They expect me to fall in line.

Learn my lessons at this college of magical villainy.

Cultivate a power that feeds off people’s pain.

Take my proper place as a vicious queen among ruthless kings.

And when I refuse to turn my back on the kindness I grew up with? They resolve to wring it out of me.

No way will I bow to any heartless prince, no matter how brutally alluring. They can turn on the charm or tear me down, but they can’t break me, even if I can barely get my magic working. I will find justice for the people I loved. When I tap into the dark power inside me, I’m taking these villains down. 

Royals of Villain Academy is a university-age paranormal academy series. Expect magical villainy, a tough heroine who bends to no one’s will, a dollop of steam, and a slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romance where the men discover the joys of sharing.

Enjoy over 30 hours of excitement in one audio box set! This set contains the first four books in the Royals of Villain Academy series: Cruel Magic, Vile Sorcery, Sinister Wizardry, and Horrid Charms.

©2019 Eva Chase (P)2020 Eva Chase

What listeners say about Royals of Villain Academy: Books 1 - 4

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fantastic and really good stories. would recommend

Absolutely bril, couldn't stop listening. Great narration. Easy listening and easy to follow. would recommend.

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Not one to miss!

I received a free audio copy of this book directly from the author for an honest review.

I found this a pretty intense academy book that hooked me from the start. It has guys that literally you want to throttle at times but with chunks of their pov’s that make you think twice to just why they are the way they are. It’s certainly going to be a slow burn here but from enemies to lovers deal but each has their own story to tell. With such a strong, fierce but relatable female lead Rory it makes this book easy to find enjoyable but equally I can see why some would hate that she’s so bullied by the love interests. This actually slightly reminds me of young guys who pull the girls pigtails of the girl they like sooo I rather liked it and found it just proved her strength. Rory has such an inner strength that you can’t help but love and also slowly working her way on the guys to make them question what they have been taught and how they think. I’ve really enjoyed the time it’s taken to weave this world and the plot is very intriguing with certain questions about what the future holds and I’m certainly ready to keep reading. The characters continue to grow throughout especially hearing the guys POV’s. There’s certainly a cliffhanger or two in these books and you’ll want to devour them all with every twist and turn.

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ne being bullied this is for you. good narrator rubbish story b b b

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Slow moving, predictable, ok story.

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Ends on cliffhanger. I don't actually feel the urge to listen to the other half of this series to find out what happened.

Story was ok, a bit long drawn out. Characters were decently developed with actual change as the books continued. A positive though is the actual 'harem' where each character had a differing personality and their personalities were clear. The side characters seemed to barely exist and lacked much personality of their own. All female side characters had one of two personalities, 'mean girl' without any real reason or 'scared of everything but friendly'. There doesn't seem to be any reason for our main female (Rory) to suddenly decide that she likes these guys who are aholes, especially the one who is the worst.

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Narrated by: Meg Sylvan and Stephen Dexter
The performance was a bit lacking. Voices used sounded the same for different characters while varying between chapters causing a bit of confusion. Meg Sylvan's performance caused Rory character to be excessively whiney. Stephen Dexter spoke... as... slow..ly... as... poss...ible. I guess that helped increase the length of the production. The chapters that Stephen Dexter reads, when they include Rory's voice, he does the voices instead of Meg Sylvan who does Rory's chapters. It gets weird fast, and stays weird. A bit better teamwork between the two narraraters would have made for a much better performance and a better audiobook. It seems like chapters were assigned one narrator or the other, causing the same character's voice to be performed differently by both.
I'm not quite at the point where I'll avoid books by these narrators, but I'll definitely consider them a second time and probably prioritize other audiobooks first.

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A slow moving, decent bully reverse harem. It isn't sweet. The guys aren't terribly likeable, nor is our female lead. On the other hand, I sat through almost 33 hours of this, so it wasn't horrible. I didn't request a refund, even having seeing how whiney the voices are. A good book to have going in the background while doing something else since even if you miss a few minutes, then aren't missing too much. Ends on cliffhangers despite continuing for 33 hours. Not sure how the rest of the series goes and actually... I don't really feel an urge to listen to it right now. I just don't feel invested enough in the characters to want to sit through the whiney slow voices for another 30+ hours to find out how it goes. I think I'll save my credits for something different rather than more of the same.

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A fantastic Royal Mags story

A fantastic Box set that everyone should get. This is from book 1 to 4 of Eva Chase paranormal series. There are lots of action, lots of mystery , there is the good Mags against the darks Mags . Eva wrote strong characters, the female, Rory and her four men that will go against her because they think it’s owned to them to rule .
Rory always thought her parents were her real parents , until she was kidnapped and taken back to the world where she belonged . The four men will make life real hard for Rory and put her through difficult circumstances. Not only will they trick her during the university days but also try to turn the school against her . Will Rory overcome the tests and show the four men that she can’t be pushed around .

Meg Sylvan, and Stephen Dexter performance is fantastic. They brought the characters to life . You can tell the characters by the tones they both used

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I love this series, it is my guilty pleasure!

The storyline is very unique with the way magic is fuelled by others emotions, and is full of twists and turns to keep you guessing. Rory is an enchanting and strong heroine, who's ever evolving relationship with her bullies is addicting. I really look forward to the next in the series to see what challenges this group have to face next. The narration is great and very distinctive for each character. I highly recommend listening to this series.

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  • AlliTheBookWyrm
  • 21-12-20

Captivating and Magical Listen!

Wow! This is my second series by Eva. I fell in LOVE with her Flirting with Monsters series and was not disappointed by this one either. Rory is strong-willed (sometimes to a fault), but the same could be said about her guys a lot of the time. It makes for a nice push-and-pull between the characters. I love that we get some steam in the first book, but that the angst continues. We still get that romantic suspense without being completely deprived of the steamy goodness.

Oftentimes, I will have an audiobook that I only listen to on my evening walk, while I keep another book that I read during the day. But this one pulled me straight into that world and from the start it has been my main (and only) read. I was a bit worried about diving into a longer series as I've recently preferred shorter ones, but this still has me hooked at the end of book four. I can't wait to dive into the next audio boxset! Bring on the romance and plot twists - I'm ready!

As for the narration, both get 5/5. I've gained a couple new favorite narrators from this listen. They both speak clearly and bring the stories to life with their character voices. They also do sounds, which I love. A lot of narrators will *read* the sounds vs actually making them. It sounds more natural, like you are hearing the character speak, and I really enjoyed listening to them both!

Quick & Dirty Details:
- College/New Adult
- Reverse Harem (4 guys)
- PNR/UF: Mages
- Steamy: Fast Burn, Romance: Slow-burn
- Enemies-to-Lovers

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  • Ieshia Jones
  • 24-05-21

Bored...

I’m at chapter 27 and so far I’m bored out of my mind, it’s terribly childish and is dragging on nothing of importance has happened... I pray it gets better.

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  • Lisa Maher
  • 12-12-20

I love this series!

This is probably one of my favorite series by Eva Chase to listen to. The narrators are fantastic and do an amazing job of bringing this series to life in a way that makes you feel as if you are part of the story. Rory is so strong despite all of the nonsense that the other scions put her through. I love seeing how she puts them in their places and as they learn to work together. Some take longer than others, but it is amazing to see. I love that this series is now in two different box sets to make listening to it so much easier. Yes, it is a long listen, but it is worth the time.

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  • Brooke
  • 12-12-20

Omg!

Eva Chase what have you done to me. This series is amazing and I couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-07-21

It's not bad, but it's not great either

I read all 4 books because it was a bundle deal. This story was very very slow for action. When some action did occur it was very bland, quick and kind of stupid. I hated the guys part was so random 🙄 of each character. The main character haven't changed since the first book. It always end on the most cliff hanging unfinished spot which I found not even exciting to learn more. I won't be paying for the last book. It just wasn't much story of action. It was great book to past the time on. Also The side characters had more of a character development than the main character. Just not my cup of tea.

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  • sharanda bailey
  • 11-07-21

Loved it

Overall, this is an excellent story. My only complaint is in book 4 some of the sex scenes were unneccessary.

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  • JDeMars
  • 21-07-22

worth the credit

I enjoyed the simplicity of the storyline and noticeable differences among the cast of characters. the voice actors did pretty good giving the characters a voice of their own.

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  • Aurora
  • 28-06-22

Very PG

I love bully romance but nothing ever happens and the main character is not strong. She is the good witch amongst those who are suppose to be bad. The bad guys seem to be teenagers who just spout out words but nothing more. The main character never gets kidnapped, she loves the parents that stole her, she loves those who killed her real parents. Nothing and I do mean nothing interesting happens in multiple books.

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  • Pamela G.
  • 03-06-22

Interesting fast paced Reverse Harem book

Story starts as we see Rory's parents being murdered and her being kidnapped and put in the Fearmancer academy. Along the way she meets other fearmancer men she has desires for. These four stories of the series end in a cliffhanger. I give 5☆ to the narration of these books!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-05-22

enjoy book it was exciting listen to story

Narrators did awesome job tell story and characters in book and author wrote outstanding books series.