I can't even count the number of times I have read this book. When I saw it was available on Audible, I had to have it. Somehow, Michael Page has made this story even better. He does a great job giving every character an individual voice, not an easy feat given the quantity of people encountered. This book is an example of great storytelling, you'll laugh, you'll cry, and at the end, you'll buy the next two books in the series and start listening.
The story never left you with any spaces where it was simply filler and you were just waiting for that section to be over so they would get on with the story. It was all well written, excellently performed and all aspect tied neatly together.
A fantasy able to delightfully balance characters and story line. My only complaint is the flippant use of cursing. Once and awhile is tolerable yet the language dominates more than my personal taste. Aside from this small complaint, a must read for those who love high fantasy.
I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.
This story is a combination of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, The Godfather and Oceans 11. It's quite entertaining but not at all serious and not meant to be.
I recommend this story to those that like fun fantasy books that do not get caught up in gritty realism and yet don't have overpowered super human heroes.
Hello, I'm a Seattle native, former ESL teacher and Spanish interpreter. I'm into photography, mycology, nature, camping, art and music.
Everything everyone says about this novel is true! An amazing, fun fantasy novel. Kind of an Oliver Twist turned gentleman thief but in another dimension...a fascinating and well realized world built on the ruins of a long-gone alien race...Lovely prose, characters you adore or despise. Violence that literally made me cringe more than once, humorous repartee and glorious revenge!!!
Truth be told, it took me a bit to get into the story and get used to the author jumping around in time. Though it was made somewhat easier by the narrator's ability to do age-appropriate voices. Once I made friends with the timeline, I found myself lost in the story. Word to the wary, this is so well written and well narrated that I actually found myself sitting in the car just to listen a little longer rather than be at work on time. This is a problem as some of the chapters are a bit long! This is a wonderful tale of thieves and cutthroats and the hero is not necessarily a good guy, but you cheer for him and feel his losses throughout. Thoroughly enjoyable! I look forward to listening to the next book in the series.