Over the years, I've listened to literally hundreds of audible books. I was so pleasantly surprised by this one. I have given 5 stars to about 20% of the books I read, and this one earns it for sheer entertainment value. I was skeptical when I learned these books originally were self-published....I've been burned by too many terribly written but highly rated books on kindle...but saw this recommend by an audible editor and decided to try it. I am so happy I did. A smart interesting plot and characters. Two books in one so very credit worthy. A fun and interesting read. I also like that it is not so dark and depressing, if it were a movie it would probably be rated pg, and I like that sometimes, still dramatic and interesting. I think if you like Patrick Rothfuss, you'd also like this.
It's a great story that doesn't try to be more than that. So many books forget what they are and what they are trying to say. This one is fantastic!
Arista - I can't wait to see her grow into more and realize her potential.
Definately worth getting. It's a great setting, great characters, and a great story.
Elven lore twist.
Myron - he was the true embodiment of what a monk should be.
He was able to bring the personalities of each character to life.
Great writing and terrific narration.
The author does a wonderful job of keeping you interested in the story and the characters. But, it's little things that I admire most about his writing. I once had a professor tell me that the mark of a good novel is that all the loose ends are tied, that every detail somehow advances the story, and no word is wasted. I think the author has nailed all of that perfectly, and it adds a richness to the writing that sets it a part from a lot of otherwise perfectly enjoyable fantasy books.
Add to that fact that I find myself searching for quotes from this series because some of the observations are just so...wise...
There are a lot of good books that you read and forget about. I get the feeling though that this series is one that will stick with me.
The narrator does an excellent job of bringing the various characters to life -- and there are a lot of them. The voices are unique without being overdone. His timing is perfect on the quips and dramatic bits. Just overall excellent narration.
Riftwar saga without as much magic.
Once again the character interactions were superb, and funny.
You need to read this series.
Michael Sullivan does a good job in sthis second installment of the series. Plenty of action and suspense to keep you reading this creative journey though the world he creates in Book 1. Tim Reynolds narrated the first book as well so if you enjoyed that there is no disconnect for character voice recognition. Book 3 is equally as good with a good few twits in the final chapters. If you enjoyed Book1, I recommend you finish the series.
Witty, Adventurous, Imaginative!
When Arrista learns to use her magic we were all really excited.
for sure, but we just didnt have time, so we listen on our long drives 3 times a week.
I'm a crippeled old warrior with difficulty typing/writing etc. I used to love reading books, and have read many. I now love audio books.
I loved the whole series. Hated the bad guys, loved the thieves, and the Princes. Heck, I love all of the characters. They were all developed perfectly in the course of the series.
This whole series ranks right at the top.
Lord of the Ring trilogy.
I've not listened to him prior to this series, but no one could have done better
Don't have a clue.
It doesn't get any better than this.
At first it was a fun romp, and then it grew in scope and depth. I've greatly enjoyed seeing the characters evolve as the story has progressed. Very entertaining!