The audible story was actually interesting and fine to listen to and I even found myself rooting for the heroine. However the central character in this novel, Starling, is a coward who is gripped by fear. There are many opportunities in this story for her to get a grip on her life but she doesn't. She hurts a lot of people along the way, even leaving a close friend scared because of her incompetence. The book ends with her being exactly where she belongs! It's probably the only redeeming high point in this book!
I will never be able to finish reading this book. For me I find the moral reality being promoted in this novel to be offensive. I made a mistake purchasing this book!
Quaeryt, secretly an imager of questionable skill and a professed scholar persuades Bhayar, a school friend, and ruler to send him to Tilbor. Quaeryt has never received formal imager training as there is just trial an error if you want to keep it secret. This is in itself is a challenge, throw in the challenges of the journey a number of competing and powerful land owners with different perspectives on the future of Tilbor and a Governor of questionable character we have the makings for a great story. I absolutely enjoyed this book. The flow of the book is very much as a dialogue that makes one feel like we are there and listening first hand. The narration is excellent and bring out the characters personalities.
There are story lines and sub plots, and intersecting and diverging relationships, challenging new worlds and conflicting ideologies that lead to war, advanced technologies and creatures with new talents. What more could you ask for in great SF Novel! All the pieces are here, great plot line and rich well developed characters, exceptional leadership and inept. The narration is outstanding. Read or listen to the first book if you have not already done so. Once I started listening to the book I couldn't stop. When does the next book hit the street?! Keep writing Kevin and Brian. Well done as usual Scott.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and this book has continued this tradition. The Spider continues to be the consummate playing field leveler as she continues to negate the criminal influences in her town. This time It's lots of them and they are all giants who have caught the who's who at a party and they're all being robbed. They think they have killed the Spider - shame they didn't do a better job of confirming it. Faced with daunting odds after having avoided being killed - the question is can she win?
The narration is excellent and Lauren does a great job of bringing the characters to life.
This is a great twist on vampire stories. There are a lot of characters that are developed during this story and it seem just as you think you have figured out who's who things change. The story continues to develop right through to the end so you'll need to read the book. There is a good conclusion at the end and we're left wanting to read the next book.
This is fantasy and romance novel but I enjoyed the story. I will read the next book.
I enjoyed this story and the narration. The characters are relatable with human strengths an failings. It is a nice blend of Magic, adventure and adversity.
As with all the books in this series, once started I couldn't put it down. What more could you ask for in a SF series than a reserve superhero who thumbs his nose at gods, elves, elementals, Witches, vampires, Dwarves, etc. He real doesn't seek confrontation but it just seems like as a result of having lived so long he has annoyed them and they want him dead. He's training an apprentice and she's no slouch. He's already a force to be reckoned with, what in the world will happen when there is two of them?
I found that once I started to read this book I didn't want to stop. This a great story about new super heros coming into their powers. This is a wonderful development of characters and beginning of a potential series that could hold readers' interest for many years. I am already waiting to read the next book!
Kris as always is a living adventure. Thoroughly enjoyed this series, this book, the characters, and am look forward to the next book.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's a good story. Hope more are released in audible version.
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