From "a new master storyteller" comes the beginning of an epic fantasy saga of blood, honor, and destiny....
The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of 10 when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.
Vaelin’s father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the unified realm. Vaelin’s rage at being deprived of his birthright and dropped at the doorstep of the Sixth Order like a foundling knows no bounds. He cherishes the memory of his mother, and what he will come to learn of her at the Order will confound him. His father, too, has motives that Vaelin will come to understand. But one truth overpowers all the rest: Vaelin Al Sorna is destined for a future he has yet to comprehend. A future that will alter not only the realm, but the world.
©2013 Anthony Ryan (P)2013 Penguin Audio
This book is quickly becoming one of my favorites lately. So many books have taken to the now popular "Grey characters" or heroes who falter at every trial and are no better than average. This story brings the classic hero you can cheer for and I love it. If I wanted to read about failure I'd keep a journal.
Enjoyed the narrators voice, and diction, but many voices sound alike. The story was great and will be buying the next in the series.
Been combing the book shelf's for an adult fantacy that could get me addicted. Again thank you so much not been this happy since the 1990s when I found my first George RR martin book happy as hell
The story was quite good, but the narrator was sub-par, especially when there are so many excellent readers out there. Because he reads all of the characters with the same voice, it was often difficult to keep track of who was speaking.
The narrative moves back and forth in time in ways that make it challenging to follow. This is especially true given the sing song narrative with few pauses. But it is well worth the fort to listen all the way through as the complexity of the world and development of characters evolves.
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