I was a bit hesitant about the book at first, but I knew that if i didn't like it i could just return it and get my wasted credit back. I was pleasently surprised about the book. It has a bit of the same spark that the Enders series had in it with a lot of ancient history tied into it. I love how Orson gets his style of writing and story telling and ties it into historical or mythological figures. The book is well written and has a great twist at the end keeping you wanting more. I lucked out and got the 2nd book right after I was finished with the first but am a bit disappointed that i cant find anything about the third book that is coming out. I cant wait to listen to the third book. Im hooked!! Thank for another great book O. S. Card.
Ever since i read the first book in this series I've waited for the sequel! Since I'd read the first book i was skeptical to "listening" to the second, but the experience did not disappoint me. The narrators did a very good job in making the book as good as if I'd read it myself.
Another great story - wish it was longer. :) The performance was really good as usual... it's a shame he's just writing these books and I'm already caught up.
I was spoiled with the Ender series and I kept downloading book after book.
This series is definitely as good as the Ender series in my opinion.
Ender,s game, The Red Pyramid
Havent completed this book yet. Have read the first in a series.
I drive a truck at night, and spend 9-10 hours behind the wheel. Sometimes I listen in one sitting and sometimes listen to other podcasts with this interspersed.
This is a great story. And the way the story is setup, you really dont have to have read the first book to understand what's going on. It explains everything you need to know and keeps it brief enough to not bore anyone who has read the first book. But it gives you a little more background reading the first book.
Birder, GIS Specialist, and all-round great guy.
I enjoyed this as much if not more than the first book. Being about contemporary Norse Gods seems a little odd at first but interesting (got over that in the process of reading the first book). Danny's conflicts are fun and I felt I could relate to him in some ways (even though I'm much older now). His interacting with people in his own age group is fun. I think what I really like is the parts of the story that take place in Westil (sp ?) with characters like Wad (the gate thief ... who lived for 1,000 years inside of a tree), Anonaway (sp ?) and her children, and Queen Bexoy. There is much magic and it is set up in a way that is fairly believable and very enjoyable.
The intertwining story lines that begin to met more and more in this book have lots of little intricacies which would really be highlighted by a second listen.
When Bel took over Danny North's body, you could see it coming but the entire time you could not stop listening!
I really enjoy Stefen Rudnicki, could do without Emily but they do create an interesting tension as they trade off.
I can not wait for the next book!
Words words words words ... love em
When his books end. I'm never ready for it to end. Orson Scott Card is one of my all time favorite and I could listen to Stefan Rudnicki read off a grocery list and enjoy it. He is an AWESOME narrator. Perfect of Cards writing.
This is another classic Card story.. gets me drawn in every time.
If there is a heaven, I hope it looks like a Victorian woodland manor with a roaring fire in the hearth and and endless supply of books.
Not likely. I rarely re-read a book unless it's absolutely incredible and or there is so much time between sequels that I need to refresh the story in my mind.
The old God's may be on food stamps but they still hold the keys to the fates of men.
This was a fun read. The story was very good even if the prose was less than I would expect from Card. It was a little too predictable and the narration was amateur in it's delivery but... it was a page turner and well worth the credit.
poor ending. should have taken more time to improve the finish
Performance was reasonably good
After being heavily disappointed by Cards' last sequel book 'Ruins', I found this book to be excellent. The story was very good and a great performance as always from Stefan Rudnicki/ Emily Rankin. Well written, good plot, believable situations.. great ending that leaves you wanting more.