This is going to be great series that I can't quit. I am a huge fan of Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Riyria Revelations, Saxon Stories (Bernard Cornwell) and the King Killer Chronicles (to name a few). This series is going to be close to the top of my list based on this first book. This book has a great medieval feel to it with just enough fantasy to keep it interesting. Take The Pillars of the Earth and cross it with Game of Thrones and you'll have a feel for this book (though Ken Follett is hard to touch in Pillars of the Earth). I highly recommend this book!!
The only downside (and I hesitate to mention it at all) is that the narrator lacks some distinction between characters in voice. Sometimes it was hard to tell which character was talking because they all sounded the same. It didn't take away from the story though - as he has a great voice. Again - I even hesitate to mention it.
Yes! This story has the same feel as the other books in the series. I was worried about Utred getting older and how Cornwell would handle that since most of his glory came from fighting. He pulls it off well.
This book goes right in step with the other books in the series.
The last scene was the best because I knew then I was ready for the next book to be released.
There was a new character introduced towards the end of the book that brought a "continuing" sense to the series. I won't spoil that here, however.
It was a little shorter than I would have liked and the story could have been developed just a bit more. It felt a bit like an abridged version, but it was still a great listen.
Yes. This was an easy book to listen to with a fast past that kept me interested. Some books take too long to "get to the point," but I found this one to move along nicely.
It's a less complex book than most of the fantasy books I usually listen to, but I still enjoyed it. I would compare it to The Hobbit.
I haven't - but he did a great job for the most part.
I really like to get into a series and this one has me hooked.
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