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Blood Song Audiobook

Blood Song: Raven's Shadow, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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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    "Narrator: be warned."

    Steven brand does a great job reading with a pronounced and clipped voice, but do not expect to be pleased by emotionally invested dialogue. Unlike many other narrators, he reads every line in the exact same voice leading to many complications and misunderstandings of the text. during intense and emotional moments, he continues to read along at the same exact clipped page and tone: no difference between describing a door or a close friend being killed in front of his eyes.

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    Best read in a while! can't wait to read/listen to the others!! highly recommended to anyone enjoying epic coming of age stories!

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    James D. Miera San Diego, CA, US 07-06-16
    James D. Miera San Diego, CA, US 07-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "An example of self-importance"

    This is what happens when an author fails to read and a narrator fails to listen.

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    "Great story, but the narration did not live up to it."

    The narrator had a good voice and read well, but he made almost no distinction between characters. Everyone pretty much sounded the same. It was hard to keep track of who was saying what...the concentration on deciphering the speaker, took away from the story at times

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    Chris 06-29-16
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    "good fantasy read. fast pace and interesting"

    lots of interesting story inside the main story. characters are round and you care for them

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    "Excellent book"

    The story itself was excellent. It kept you enthralled the entire time. The narrator was great as well.

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    felt like I was listening to David Gemmell story
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    This is a really good book. It pulls you in and keeps you immersed till the end.

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    It is epic fantasy in the style similar to David Gemmel. Multiple twists within the plot and well main characters

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    A day without sunshine is like, well, night.

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    This book is close to 24 hours long but it it kept my attention throughout. An outstanding epic fantasy that follows the protagonist and his companions through a Spartan childhood and training to become elite warriors battling against their kingdoms enemies. In a world filled with suffering and injustice the story contains friendship and loyalty but with hints of a great malevolent evil, hidden below the surface. Outstanding narration. Looking forward to the next book.

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