A mystical killer stalks the halls of the White Spire, the heart of templar power in the mighty Orlesian Empire. To prove his innocence, Rhys reluctantly embarks on a journey into the western wastelands that will not only reveal much more than he bargained for but change the fate of his fellow mages forever.
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This is a incredible book that shine so much light on the Mage Rebellion & the characters involved. After reading this I can now safety say that I have a new found fondness for several characters found both within Dragon Age: Inquisition & Origins. Please do yourself a favor & read this book.
Having played through the game several times I feel very close to these characters so it was great to get a back story for Cole!
what In the world did you guys do with Stephen hoye?? that man was your ace in the hole for the dragon age series and you bring in a droll nasally sounding Gildart??
Mr. Hoye captured my heart and left me hanging on to every word in the stolen throne and the calling.
I don't know what's going on audible with your performers in these books but the quality of readers is severely lacking. luckily for you guys this is a book I've been wanting to listen to for ages so I'm going to fight through the hell that Mr. Jackson puts everyone through in his books during his destruction of exciting literature.
now that I've listened to it I'll say that the story was great. still narration left much to be desired.
I have listened to more than 150 audiobooks and this is definitely in the top 5 ever. The reader is pretty good and the story is very intriguing.
I think I enjoyed the most when they went into the Fade to face the demon.
I think that the reader really gives life to a story, literally giving it a voice and life. The different voices for every character is one of the reason I like audiobooks so much.
Will they reach the freedom they strive for or die in the attempt?
Everyone complains abut the narrators reading pace, but a simple adjustment to the speed of the audio (1.25x) fixes this. In fact it sounds so natural I'm half convinced they slowed it down on purpose to make the book seem longer.
New narrator trudged through the prose like it was a waist deep tar pit he was trying to cross in no hurry. I found my eyes rolling into the back of my skull sometimes while he lilted each......and......every.....word.....and.....sy...lla....ble.........and generally seemed intent on adding at least another collective 3 hours to the novel through his pauses alone.
If he read quicker, I'd have loved him. Great voices--especially Rhys and Cole--but unfortunately the unique voices weren't enough to pull the narration out of its 2 star rating.
I still recommend the novel to any Dragon Age fan!
Words can not describe how I felt about this story, or should I say about the series in general. As a fan of the games starting off with origins moving onto inquisition. Reading the back story's of such the stolen throne, and the calling I am wanting even more story and lore. I highly recommend this book if you are a fan of not only the dragon age series but any fantasy story.
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