Clean Fantasy Adventure for Teens and Adults
Catrin Volker dreams of a peaceful life training horses. It's not to be. Comets appear in the night skies, announcing the return of a goddess. While trying to save her friend from bullies, Catrin unknowingly triggers powerful, ancient magic and fulfills a prophecy that says she will destroy entire nations. Her quest for peace captures the imagination with fantastical landscapes, magic, and dragons.
The Dawning of Power trilogy: Call of the Herald, Inherited Danger, Dragon Ore
The Balance of Power trilogy: Regent, Feral, Regal
The Artifacts of Power trilogy: The Fifth Magic, Dragonhold, The Seventh Magic
©2014 White Wolf Press, LLC (P)2016 White Wolf Press, LLC
definitely a young adult book, but that's ok. basically, it's a good story and kept my interest, though i wasn't compelled to keep listening. that could have been due to the narrator, which i wasn't all that into.
it wasn't too bad to listen to, though i'd probably enjoyed it much more if someone like Michael Kramer had been the narrator. i never like listening to someone who over-pronounces words with t's in them. and i felt he 'read' the book rather than being characters who 'spoke' the words.
I am still struggling through. It is not a bad story, just a so-so story. The narration is horrible and makes it difficult to listen to. All because of one character, Benjen. I do not know why Chris Snelgrove chose the voice he did but it sounded like blackface. I cringed every time I heard the character.
Where do I start? The narrator was so consumed with proper annunciation, that I was often distracted from the story he was narrating. The story line seemed ok if a little simplistic in book 1, but seemed to really wander in book 2. By book 3, i had given up. the main plot was coherent if dull, but the side plots were confusing and often had very little subtext. It felt like i was listening to an abridged book. I ended up returning the book, as i just couldn't bring myself to finish.
Seemed very disjointed at times
Worked to hard on getting perfect annunciation
There was a point where I was about to stop this series and request a refund.
At first I enjoyed the books, part one was great but it went downhill from there. Things seem disjointed and many parts were not explained well enough. Many of the characters actions made no sense and later this was brushed off as "it was mind control" other something.
The first few books are good id say, but the last few tend to not explain everything. So you have to do some hard thinking of what was what or just not know what items were. Also the last chapter in the last book was kinda random i think. Is there going to be another book after that or am I just going to have to be confused even more?
The story is similar to The wheel of time series, but where The wheel of time is a pefect diamond, Godsland is mearly a ball of dust... I know it might be unfair to compair it with perhaps the greatest fantasy bookseries ever made, but hear me out...
Character presentation is pretty much a one liner for every character.
Character development is similar to finding an answere to a discussion thats not really interesting.
Situations happen semingly for no reason and people do things without the slitest hint of description of why.
World/country/history details are none-existent.
The main character find out that she is something pretty much world breaking with insane powers and mystical abilitys... and her reaction is like "hmmm... oh... okey." while she cries for semingly no reason in other situations...
the narrator does a okey job, with some voice changing... but not well enough to save this book.
So would I recommend this book for a hardcore fantasy lover... no. In fact I would probably not even recommend it to someone who slightly like fantasy... The only people I would recommend this book to are people that enjoy unanswered questions, stale and weak characters and a whole lot of head scrathing...
The author had a great idea, but had trouble melding the pieces together. At time I got lost in the story and characters.
The story was not bad, but it was not easy to follow at times. The scene would change suddenly in each chapter and if you are not listening closely you may get a little lost. It is good for extended trips when there is time to listen for a long time. It's not the best if you have to listen in short spurts of time.
Wonderment is contained in these audio book narratives. The Herald is a great young woman filled with the power of thousands of comets.
"Only one credit, I see why"
Has the writer at any time stopped to think how old his characters are? And, please, show us how great someone is, don't tell us.
Make it so that I could hear the story, no just static
Couldn't hear it
Couldn't hear him/her
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