An incredible work of fantasy fiction! It is so rare to find an author who can master plot and go deep in character. She describes this world so well and in such detail while masterfully moving the plot forward so as to not bog the reader down.
The Narrator, Victor Bevine, has the ability to bring forth several different voices for each character, intimately knowing each character and matching tone and intention perfectly.
I feel like I lived inside this world! Bravo!
Victor Bevine delivers a fast moving period piece that tests his character's (and reader's) idea of Certainty. The author's eloquent prose, dynamic plot and struggling characters pull the reader swiftly through the story and into your own analysis of Certainty. In a time when many cling to black or white thinking, Bevine offers us a vivid world of grays that push the boundaries of love.
Bevine's brilliance as a writer is only eclipsed by his prowess as a narrator. Check out his long list of accomplished work on Audible.com. He is a master of pacing and cadence, morphing into multiple characters effortlessly. I personally waited until his book came out on audible.com to get the full experience of a phenomenal author reading his own work. Bravo!
John Lee is decent reader for science fiction (Pandoras Star) but not for fantasy. Bring Dotrice ASAP!
The first book showed how smart, crafty and courageous the characters were against the Lord Ruler. In the second book, the author turns them into inept cowards. In short, these characters (who are master thieves) would NEVER be so docile and ineffective in the face of such a struggle. I couldn't connect with the characters I fell in love with from the first book as they were too stupid to live. Also, the author should have researched details of Medieval combat as it would have increased the realism of this siege story. What a lost opportunity! If they make this series into a movie(s) they will have to rewrite the second book or the producers will lose their butts. Narrator was fantastic!
Wow, what an amazing story! Deep, adventurous, philosophical, rich in detail. A masterpiece! The reader handles 12 different accents perfectly. This is a book you have to get from Audible to bring the Indian and Muslim characters to life with their syntax and accents. WARNING - Once you start, you can't turn it off.
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