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
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An excellent medieval fantasy book and entertaining from the beginning to end. I enjoyed the theme of personal sacrifice as the cost of loyalty. Best shown when the main character is mislead by the government to do their bidding vs. pursuing his own plans. Reminded me of the Mark Twain quote - “Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.”
Very Good Listen!!
It kept my attention the entire time. I kept thinking it was going to end, and got more and more excited when it kept going. Very Happy with this Listen.
No, but will be looking into them.
Excellent story, characters, writing, and performance. Loved it. On to the next book in the series...
i was driving and got sleepy and has hard to keep attention on the story. just a story i did not care for. maybe if another read it with more feelings to the story as it happens. it probably is good just not for me. title made it sound and the brief description sounded good. sorry
a superb story, but the narrator lacks distinct voices for the characters. this did not detract much, but it left something to be desired in the wake of the king killer chronicles and the dark tower.
I got this hoping for it to be a great novel and I was not disappointed. It was a little hard to follow as it switches narrators(not readers) at the start of each "part" to only switch back after a bit.
About to start the next in the line. I find myself asking what's next and eager to find out.
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