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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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    Connor 11-24-13
    Connor 11-24-13 Member Since 2011

    Enjoy the adventure

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    "Clash of Swords"

    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.”

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    tim lowell, IN, United States 08-09-13
    tim lowell, IN, United States 08-09-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved this Listen !!"
    If you could sum up Blood Song in three words, what would they be?

    Very Good Listen!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Steven Brand’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but will be looking into them.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Austin, TX USA 09-27-16
    Amazon Customer Austin, TX USA 09-27-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Excellent story, writing, and performance."

    Excellent story, characters, writing, and performance. Loved it. On to the next book in the series...

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    Brandon R. 09-26-16
    Brandon R. 09-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great book, great narration."

    Short and sweet. Great book and the narration is outstanding. Steven Brand puts on a great performance.

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    Kim United States 09-26-16
    Kim United States 09-26-16 Member Since 2011
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    "boring. just something hard tonfollow"

    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

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    Patrick Dougher 09-25-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun book!"

    I am always stunned at how authors create worlds in their mind and then share them with us. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

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    Kourtney 09-25-16
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    "excellent story lacking distinct voices"

    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.

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    marco 09-25-16
    marco 09-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "good book"

    I liked it. not game of thrones, but still very much liked it. definitely will listen to it again in the future.

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    Shawna M. Myers 09-25-16
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    "loved it"

    Very good. I do not regret spending money on this one at all! excited to get started on the next one.

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    Jonathan 09-24-16
    Jonathan 09-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great start to the line of books"

    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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