Suddenly torn from his family, 12-year-old Ahiram is sold as a slave in the Kingdom of Tanniin. Six years later, in order to win his freedom and return home, Ahiram enters the elite Games of the Mines. Pursued relentlessly by his enemies and driven to the limit of his endurance, Ahiram unwittingly awakens a dormant fury within him, and its resonance is caught by a hidden malice that turns the Games into a living nightmare. Refusing to submit to a cruel tyranny, Ahiram must face a harrowing death in the bowels of the earth. Still, a glimmer of hope remains. For deep within the mines, between stone and gold, a power - unlike anything the world has seen - quietly calls his name.
©2014 Michael Joseph Murano (P)2015 Candle Bright Books
Audible is how I read.
I loved the world building in this fantasy. There was a lot imaginative creation and it told a good story.
The characters are unique. I found it interesting. The mystery of the political intrigue and the plight of the slave was entertaining. I was curious how everything was going to tie up in the end.
His character voices were intriguing and entertaining. For instance if I tried to read the dwarf speech, I'm not sure I would have understood it as well as he delivered. Overall well done. Would like to hear more with him narrating.
No. it is very detailed oriented, and would have been far too much to read or listen to all in one sitting.
I am curious to see where this series goes.
I know I'm going to sound petty, but I could not get 8 minutes into this book listening to the narrator.
Didn't finish. Bought the text version and I will be giving that a go.
Almost anyone. He really ruined this one for me. His halting delivery, the voices he gave to the characters and what I felt was a dead-pan performance stopped me in my tracks. I could not get in to the book. I did not give it a chance. I deleted it.
I bought the text version and I'm sure I'll enjoy it that way.
Please do not waste money or a credit on the audio version. Buy the text version if you are going to give it a try.
"Refreshing Take on Epic - lots of Fun!"
There is a surprising number of laugh out loud moments, with the author clearly having a taste of 'random' humour.
Interesting array of characters, with good description and lots of well paced action and adventure. This book sets the foundation for the other two books in the trilogy, which are sure to be an even better read.
Recommended for those who enjoy a coming of age, with an underdog achieving against the the odds and a touch of romance.
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