Once a respected member of the Sorcerer Council and now an outcast, Blaise has spent the last year of his life working on a special magical object. The goal is to allow anyone to do magic, not just the sorcerer elite. The outcome of his quest is unlike anything he could've ever imagined - because, instead of an object, he creates Her.
She is Gala, and she is anything but inanimate. Born in the Spell Realm, she is beautiful and highly intelligent - and nobody knows what she's capable of. She will do anything to experience the world...even leave the man she is beginning to fall for.
Augusta, a powerful sorceress and Blaise's former fiance, sees Blaise's deed as the ultimate hubris and Gala as an abomination that must be destroyed. In her quest to save the human race, Augusta will forge new alliances, becoming tangled in a web of intrigue that stretches further than any of them suspect. She may even have to turn to her new lover Barson, a ruthless warrior who might have an agenda of his own...
©2013 Dima Zales (P)2013 Dima Zales
What I love best about The Sorcery Code: Volume 1 is the different series of events that occur through out the book. Never once was I stuck and not knowing what was going on or just board trying to rush through the book. Then as I am listening to this audio book the picture appear in my head so clear because there was so much detail and very precise with everything that it was like watching a movie in your mind. The imagery is this book is very amazing.
I would compare The Sorcery Code: Volume 1 to The Dream Hunter by: Sherrilyn Kenyon, because both are along the fantasy line, also they both incorporate the dream world along with their initial story line. That is there common ground. With The Sorcery Code: Volume 1 being told on dry land and The Dream Hunter told on water adds to the perspective look at everything which would be one of their many differences. I find that amazing and very appealing, being a person that looks for all the different experiences from different authors in different books. It's always better hearing more than one type of opinion and thought life about certain things especially when the author almost has the freedom of just letting it all be reviled through the story.
Emily Durante's performance was very spectacular. She didn't have the voice that would put you to sleep from listening to it for a long period of time. She keep you interested with her narration and all the voices that she did to make sure that you new the differences in characters. She read at a very good pace so that your hearing kept up with your mind.
I would listen to this book all in one sitting if I had the time to just focus on this book alone with out any distractions. This book was packed with a lot of mind piquing events and thoughts that were never to much that you got board or over whelmed.
To all true book readers and people that like to get lost in the book, this is a book that should be include in your library of books. Never a dull moment.
Emily Durante keeps the pace just right. When you listen to this book, you can picture each part of the story as it happens. Your emotions will follow the story as it is told.
Gala and Blaise are a both my favorite characters. Gala seems innocent and Blaise has great intentions.
I have not listened to any other Emily Durant's performances. If they are anything like this one, I would be happy to listen to them.
I would love to listen to it in one sitting. The story is exciting and you don't want to stop.
I will be excited to read the next book.
Compelling, awesome, and addictive!
Getting to know the magical world as Gala saw it. I never thought that learning the world of magic and how sorcery codes worked would be a new kind of high for me. Other authors would (and have) write about characters having so much unearthly powers but these character powers were limited to writing and re-citing codes for magic to work. Then there is beautiful and quite dense Gala. Her presence and ability to perform magic really set the motion of this book and I loved every bit of it!
Her narration of this amazing book was spot on! Her voice was soothing with a kick. Having just the right amount of intrigue to keep me interested to keep listening. Her voice was very hypnotic that I listen to the story all in one setting!
The battle! Man I can go on about the battle but... yep you have to listen to understand my utter shock of how all the different events accord and how some situations were handled. I really enjoyed how epic the battle began and ended. But that is all I'm going to say about that. Now the romance and the amazing characters in this book really compelled me to get ready for sequel. I've a feeling that things have just begun.
Honestly, I would. It is a very good fantasy story that easily captures your attention, it uses an easygoing language (I am from Romania and I had no effort whatsoever understanding the books' lines) and the story evolved step by step, slowly being more and more immersive untill the moment that you are just sucked in. Can't wait for volume 2!
Trying to avoid to make too much of a spoiler, I will refer to the starting part of the book. I am still surprised about the way Gala appeared in the story, and the way she absorbed every bit of information around her.
She uses a tender voice that gives you the comfort to calmly enjoy this audiobook, but not in a boring way so you would fall asleep after a while. She knows how to maintain the ballance and she slightly changes her voice tone enough so you can easily find out when a different character is speaking.
Magic isn't something to fiddle with.
Just waiting too see how the second volume will be!
This is the best audiobook I have ever listened to.
Gala was my favorite character because her enthusiasm for every little thing was entertaining.
Blaise was because I liked the sound of the voice he was given, and he seemed like a genuine person.
There wasn't really any specific moment that moved me. The entire book was full of action.
I found The Sorcery Code to be a very enjoyable book. Even though it is listed under the genre of fantasy, I found the characters to be quite relatable. The stories use of four different viewpoints throughout the story was a nice touch, and it was easy to follow whose viewpoint the story was being told from because the chapter name was the name of the character whose viewpoint was being told. This story also has some romance in it, but it does not go into great detail, and is tastefully done. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Fantasy novels, or is interested in getting into the Fantasy genre.
Absolutely! The story is intriguing, and the narration is wonderfully done – never tiring the listener. Worth every bit.
The final face-off between Gala and Barson. One one hand, there was a delicate female form, who existed almost by accident and was almost unaware of her powers, let alone know how to control them. On other hand, there was a trained army led by a proud and skilled fighter, with additional strength of one of the best sorceress around.
Gala. Modulation of voice to suit every emotion of her character was fascinating. Given that she had to be both naive and intelligent at the same time, the narrator did a laudable job of striking the fine balance between the inherent curiosity of Gala as well as her fierce sense of morality and intelligence as she gains prominence.
Yes. The narrative keeps you hooked in a manner that you would want to listen to it all in one go.
A must read for both who love old-school fantasy and those who enjoy a bit more scientific touch in their fiction. The drama and human emotions like jealousy, lust, love, resentment, anger and empathy are very delicately woven into a fast-paced narrative with some exciting face-offs.
The book, The Sorcery Code, is a very intriguing and enthralling story. One of the best parts of the book is the beginning/introduction since that sets the pace and sequence of events that the entire story follows throughout. The narrator, Emily Durante, did a great job reading. She has a natural ability of keeping the listeners captivated and anticipating the next scene. Listening to this masterpiece, I was in awe sheer as it had so many compelling scenes as well as the clear attention to detail of each scene that was evident in the narration of the story. This is one audiobook worth listening to – whether you listen to it in one reading or in sessions, you are still able to capture the essence of the characters and their world. I would most certainly listen to the book once more, perhaps in sessions this time, and will certainly read and listen to the next volume.
The Sorcery Code by Dima Zales and Anna Zaires
This book was very enjoyable from the opening line until the last sentence, and I cannot wait for the next book in the series. The world that these authors have created is very elaborate, and they have done an excellent job of inviting their listeners in, and making us feel at home. The writing is descriptive and natural, and it is very easy to relate to the characters. The story offers much to its listeners, laughter, sexual tension, drama, and hope. The hope is the best part I think, you just want everything to work out for everyone, just like in our own real lives. Another thing that makes this book worth listening to again, other than just the story – is the narrator, she does such an incredible job bringing this world and these people to life. If you are looking for a terrific story to fill some time in your day, you should definitely spend that time with The Sorcery Code.
I haven't read the print version. But from my experience I can say print version is always better than audio.
I like the main character Blaise very much although he seems like an antihero. The main element of his character that attracts me is some sort of Archimedes behavior: when he try to express his pleasure after doing something great!
I liked Emily's voice very much. Specially her dedicated response to every climax and emotional episode of the book.
The description of the opening scene was striking. Starting a book with a naked woman seems wonderful idea to glue the audience for next 20 minutes
First of all - WOW! This is an amazing story.
If you are looking for a world full of magic, mystery and epic battles (with just the right amount of romance and jealous ex-lovers mixed in), you NEED to listen to The Sorcery Code.
The fantasy world that has been created here is amazingly complete. The story follows the beautiful and mysterious Gala, who is simply trying to understand her sudden consciousness, and the world she finds herself in. Along with her brilliant creator Blaise, with a dark past of his own, and some old friends, they find themselves being thrown into an incredible journey, being tailed by those who see Gala's incredible powers as a threat instead of a gift...
From the telling of the overthrow of the old ruling class right down to the basics of sorcery code, I felt like I was a true observer into a living, breathing world, experiencing everything right along next to Gala - exploring a new and exciting land for the first time!
Also - Life Captures, I so want to try one!
All of them! Emily Durante as the narrator had me hanging onto every word! I love the way that she jumps into each character, giving each one a unique voice. I was especially impressed with her ability to switch between each different personality flawlessly from moment to moment, really bringing the words to life. Emily had me feeling every emotion that the characters did!
Overall, very impressed!
I can't wait to find out what Gala and Blaise will accomplish together in their upcoming adventures!
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