Rho has awakened. Its acolytes will tear worlds apart to release their deity from its prison. Any hope of Rho's defeat lies with two people lost in a strange universe. Kaden and Aren must learn to harness all their unique gifts if they are to rival the god of darkness reborn. They will not fight alone. A brilliant geneticist, a furry dwaro, two less-than-friendly elves, dragons, and a spunky red-haired computer stand with them. But if Kaden and Aren fail to reach their full potential, all of reality will be devoured until nothing remains but Rho.
©2014 Charlie Pulsipher (P)2015 Charlie Pulsipher
I love audiobooks!!!
absolutely loved this book! I read it in ebook format when it first came out, and the audio version is awesome! This story is smart, sassy, safe for older kids (my12 year old loved it too) . truly a world you can get sucked into, and never want to come home.
I was provided this audio book at no charge by the author of this book in exchange for an unbiased review via audiobook blast. com.
Wow this one is a continuation of the first book with no space or time skipped. I like that in a series. He leaves you with a cliffhanger and gets right back to it in the second book answering some questions and posing others. This book brings our three humans together and builds the story from there.
The fantastical is still believable not too far out there. But is still full of wonder as to how such things can be brought together. Great book loving the series hurry with number 3!!!!
it makes me so happy when a sequel lives up to my expectations! I really enjoyed the first book and this second book blew me away. I loved how everything came together and made sense, hinting at even bigger revelations and adventures in the last book. I will admit I had sneaking suspicions about the twin gods in book one, and even though that hasn't been completely revealed yet, I'm eager to discover the truth. when the characters began changing in this book things started to come together on what was going on, but I was still surprised and amazed at the end when the truth was revealed. I can't wait to see what's in store for the next book! I have no doubt it will be awesome!
I already have, so yes. This series has been great. It's clean, fun, entertainment. Each book has left me waiting for the next.
Maybe the lost gate by orson scott card. It compares to his writing because it is full of fun fantasy but also has enough sci-fi to challenge you intellectually. The series pulls from the best of both worlds.
When the enemy girl gets a light globe shoved into her chest. I always love those "take that" moments in a story where the enemy gets what is coming to them.
This was a wonderful book with light hearted humor mixed with the intense fights and loss. I'm so excited for the next book to be on audible! Thank you Charlie!
If it has letters strung into words that form a story which draws me in, I won't be able to resist it. Is there a reader's anonymous?
This is the second book in a series, so if you haven’t already read it, read the first one - ‘The Crystal Bridge’. As I mentioned in my review of the first book, the story has a wonderful mix of characters and worlds, and seamlessly melds sci-fi with fantasy. I was gifted this title by the author and was so happy to find out how the cliffhanger from the first book is resolved; and thankfully there isn’t a repeat of that in the second book – yay! The story continues the wonderful weaving of several plot lines together (makes me think of a quilt – taking several different patterns and combining them into something awesome).
This book beautifully ties the things introduced in the first book together…especially the ending! I think it is one of the best ‘bring things back full-circle’ endings that I have read in a long time. It is completely satisfying! The narrator is the same from the first book, and continues to do a good job. Be aware, this is one of those series that rewards the reader for paying attention, so don’t do any intense mental tasks while listening because you will be completely immersed in the world Charlie Pulsipher has created.
Wow, just wow! Did not expect that. The end is the beginning and the beginning is the end, that is the only spoiler I'll give. The narration was good and the action was constant. I really enjoyed the book even though some of the voices were too similar and one of my favorite characters is killed. There is no cliff hanger in this one but there is obviously more to come and I can't wait to listen to the next book.
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."
I felt a little lost in the first book with so many points of view, but they see much easier to follow in this book. The story itself is fascinating and unlike anything I have ever read or listened to in the past. The way the story has entwined itself and connected dots that seemed random has me completely intrigued and I am looking forward to book three to see how Charlie pulls it all together.
I like listening to audiobooks during my commute. I have a 45 minute drive to work, so I have 1.5 hours every day that needs filling.
The story is great, and Mr. Michaelson's read is so well done. I like when I forget that there is only one person reading because they change accent, tone, or inflection so easily for each character. This allows the world of the story to take shape, and allows the listener to fall into that world.
It's hard to compare this with other stories, because it's not just fantasy (which I would compare to "Eragon" or even "The Hobbit"), and it's not science fiction (which I would compare to "Divergent" or "The Maze Runner"). I would have to compare it to Joel Ohman's "Meritropolis" in terms of genre, but Pulsipher's scope is much larger.
I listened to Mr. Michaelson read "The Crystal Bridge", the first book in this series. His read of "Obsidian Threads" was just as engaging, and very well done.
There is a section near the end of the book that caught me off guard. I liked that. I thought I had figured out where part of the story was going, and was enjoying that, but then the author went in a direction I didn't expect. This direction was... scary.
I'm looking forward to the next book, read by Mr. Michaelson, of course.
Yes, I would for knowing where the end is in this book, I'd be curious to see if I can place things I know now. Also, it's a pleasure to listen to Keith in his many voices and emotions of the characters.
As much as I enjoy reading Kaden and Lyle along with the others we've seen in this and the previous book, I'm a sucker for magic. We get to see humans with magic! There is a human, Taggers, that can work the true language of the land. There is another that's not as strong in magic but grows stronger from the darkness. Taggers is a neat character. It would be nice to see more of him in the future.
I once again had the great pleasure of listening to Keith narrate this story. He's continued with the series, which is a bonus for us. Keith feels as he is part of the story and is the characters. He really yells when Kaden is in pain, along with other characters. By doing this he catches my attention and draws me back into the story. I do enjoy the tone differences and accents of each character as Keith slips into their character. For me this is a highlight along with talent in emotions shared through voice. I don't get lost on who's who and who's talking or acting in the story. I do have to laugh at times when I listen to Keith do the Dwaro speak. It's fun to listen to.
I had a few chuckles through the book and enjoy the banter between a few of the characters but I think I was more taken with the ending of the book, the epilogue. We are left with a new twist in the story. It left me with an Oooo feeling as my mind raced back to see if I could place it. It's not as big of a moment that I need the next book, but one that makes me curious to see where the author will go next. I do look forward to the next story and the adventures of Kaden and Aren, and any others we have grown to know and enjoy along the way.
We start with a recap of The Crystal Bridge, bringing us back to where we left all the characters at on that big ending leaving us wanting to know.
Obsidian Threads dives right back in with exactly where everyone's left. It's quick moving like the ending of The Crystal Bridge. People were left in moments of need and danger and the story picks up with the same pacing to get them out of it. We hop each character along with new ones to see their predicament and what is happening. The story as a whole feels to be faster paced. We get shorter sections in each character's eyes, seeing them all come together, prep for battle, and the big battle be fought. There is a lot covered, learned, and happening. There is loss along with realizing there are many that were saved that wouldn't have been if there was nothing done.
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