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The Novice is a great book to listen to, Richard Aspel makes Trudi Canavan's book come to life, he shows emotion and speaks clearly
Carlos the jackel is dying, but he wants to kill borne first. who will win.
This is a great book but the thing I don't like is that by now everyone is old yet they are super agile. they can fight through the pain but over all a great book
the bad guys kidnap the queen and her handmaid. Big mistake there. now the Troll gods, the child god, and worst of all the queens champion and husband Sparhawk, with his companions are not happy. Honestly I like how the troll gods think is a suitable form of punishment, but I'm a pyro. so where to they run and hide.
the thing I love the most about Shinning Ones is what I love here more. there is now points of view of eight different friends. each has there own tasks to do in order to save the queen and win the war of a forgotten god.
Also still loving the great team he did in secret with his wife Leah Eddings to make the characters more alive. this is a exciting conclusion to two trilogies that has a major twist that I enjoy greatly.
With the knowledge of what god is a threat to the tamuli empire Sparhawk and his friends have to go out and get the one item that can fight the strength of a god. at the same time the queen starts to help the emperor overthrow his own government.
David here goes back to writing with two points of interest again. sparhawks adventure recovering the blue rose and his queens point of view as she helps uncover who is a undermining the government and how to overthrow it. this is where he excels I think. unlike his other books in the belgariad series where it was one persons story in each part here they are happening at the same time keeping things more linier.
the emperor has sent tavi his commission he is to be a low ranking officer in the army. and they are placed out of the way of the impending war. a high lord rebels and enemies of the empire unite to defeat him.
at the same time Bernard is again needed to help the empire with his secret wife take septimus to the city. but septimus can not use magic. while the high lord is fighting the rebels a enemy force lands on the coast making Tavi the only defense for the empire
Butcher again has secrets to show you as you read the books. but most of them you can figure out before the secret is reviled. but with his skill he plays some misdirection making people see the secrets he wants you to see while hiding others.
What happens when you gain favor of the empire for saving a valley from the invading Marat? for Tavi its patronage to the university. where the bullies are bigger, stronger, and of the most powerful families. but while Tavi studies he is also secretly studding to be a cursor.
here he finds the enemy to the empire is really a friend, and the real threat is hidden somewhere inside the great city. and the Marat girl he bonded with is now stalking him, watching.
back home the Marat come to seek audience with his uncle and warn about a ancient threat and how it almost wiped out the marat race. now they found another queen in the valley area and need to fight it before its to strong.
Jim Butcher is a great writer but by now its starting to become obvious about some things if you know where to look and I feel he could have done a bit better with hiding the truth just a few books longer. but overall the book is great.
In every magical book I have enjoyed they seems to have on common theme, this is series changes things up in a world where all humans can use magic there is one person who can not. and his lack of magical skills has made him a outcast.
but when the valley he lives in is about to be invaded by another species found on the planet its up to him to prevent the destruction of his family. at the same time his aunt and uncle both fight to prevent the army from being swept away by evil plotting from the great houses.
can they win where the odds are stacked against them? and what skills does a magicless boy have that those with magic have forgotten?
Althalus is a thief, but in the end he is a hero. how does this happen, easy when the gods use you as the champion.
Althalus has the greatest luck being a theif, that is until he decides to look at civilization and his luck sours, we all have off days after all. but when he comes home his luck stays bad. after visiting his friends and relaxing a stranger comes in and offers him a easy job. or so we though.
the Eddings team does it again but this time writing it all in one book. the growth, challenges and dilemmas come together
I did not like the performance of Dennis Holland, he does not have the range of vocal talent needed. all you can do to tell the difference between the ladies is the horrible accent and the cadence of there speech. the men where not much better. It made it hard to enjoy a great piece of work
David Eddings is amazing in his writing. secretly he co wrote with his wife for the first part of his career and latter came out. this powerful partnership makes the story come to life in ways that are great.
This story starts with you getting to know a boy named Garion as he is growing up, showing you how he learned the values he has later on. Over the first few pages you notice things that are a little off. a man without a shadow, the story teller acting stranger. eventually the story teller comes back and needs to meet with his aunt, this causes his aunt him and a farm friend to rush out on a adventure for something that was stolen, but every time he asks about it everyone is evasive about it. At the same time he comes to a personal crisis, he finds out he is a orphan and feels left out and abandoned and alone.
This book is read by Cameron Beierle and he does a fantastic job. you can tell he read the series before hand so he knows about the right accents to use. barak has the rough voice, he also does a good job with the female voices as well. over all his performance is great.
Sparhawk and his friends are needed again but in a far away land to help with a dangerous threat that seems to be spreading into their part of the world
when asked to go help the Tamul Empire with the crisis Queen Ehlana comes up with a way to help.
This novel is a great addition to the Eddings first trilogy my only issues is that with a change of narrator some of the names are pronounced different. the main difference i noticed is Talen, the first trilogy is pronounced as a birds claw, this new guy pronounces it with a strong A.
City names and other characters have the same difference as well. but if you can get over that then you will enjoy this book
The Goddess Aphrael has revealed herself and Sparhawk has the Bhelliom. with the quest almost over and the tool needed to restore his queen to health you might think that the story is almost done.
But the restoration of Queen Ehlana to full health is just the start. with Martel and Annias working together to put Annias on the throne of the church Sparhawk has a few loose ends to tie up.
what Sparhawk does not know is that the loose ends will end with one of his most dangerous and deadly quests.
hopeless sieges, love, political battles, and death of a beloved character will conclude this trilogy with a great adventure and a super surprising ending. a must listen and a instant love
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