Professional Escapist and Self-Help Junkie. I have a background in the classics, but a love for fantasy, horror and science fiction
This is an original and entertaining start. There were a few points that I can't figure out. They Felt a little rushed...but it wasn't enough to keep me from thoroughly enjoying tis ride. I find myself looking forwards to the next one already!
Nice low timbre with a distinct variation between characters while remaining comfortable
Alissa and Strall travel to The Hold to find the book First Truth
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
I liked this one from the start of the story and enjoyed it all the way through. A nice simple but entertaining story.
The idea for this story is a good one. A curious, reluctant young lady, a tense relationship with a fellow traveler who happens to be a young man, and magic! yes, magic! But the story is plodding and kinda lost my interest. It feels like cool things should happen any time, but it keeps slipping through your fingers. Ah well.
I could not get into the book at all, could not make myself care what happened.
Liked none of the characters.
No, it's the only audio book I've not been able to make myself finish.
I enjoyed this book as the story was solid if a bit slow to start with. It has interesting interaction between the characters of Alissa and Straun [the bard] (sorry not great with spelling names!!). I found the narrator a bit confusing at times as I wasn't always sure who was speaking. There are a couple of themes in the story (like the loss of the Bard's family & why he was cast out of the family) that don't appear to have a point. Perhaps the next book might enlighten me. I am not sure as yet whether I will get the next one though. Would recommend you listen to the sample to check on the narrator before purchasing the book. Happy listening.
I'm guessing that the author is writing for adolescents, so as an adult, it isn't on my "favorites" list., The first 3/4 of the book moves quite slowly. The action picks up at the end, however, leading me to believe that the second book might be a better read. I was constantly surprised at the author's use of creative "curse words" such as "Burn it to Ash" and "Oh Wolves!" There is a slight promise of romance, but a promise is about all you get. As an adult reader, who loved the teen oriented Twilight series and Hunger Games series, I'm afraid I can only give this book two stars. That may be unfair, as the book was probably not written for adults, in the first place.