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Renegade Rising: The Renegade Series, Book 1 | [J.C. Fiske]

Renegade Rising: The Renegade Series, Book 1

Life's tough if you're a boy named Gisbo. Besides having a name that means "dog" in a barbaric tongue and being forced to live all alone in a manure shack outside the city walls, Gisbo has also never soared on a flying sword, raised a boon animal, or made a single friend. When he isn't washing the graffiti off his shack, Gisbo's time is spent dodging insults from his spoiled classmates and fighting for his life against the city's arrogant clash team.
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Life's tough if you're a boy named Gisbo. Besides having a name that means "dog" in a barbaric tongue and being forced to live all alone in a manure shack outside the city walls, Gisbo has also never soared on a flying sword, raised a boon animal, or made a single friend.

When he isn't washing the graffiti off his shack, Gisbo's time is spent dodging insults from his spoiled classmates and fighting for his life against the city's arrogant clash team. But all of that is going to change. Gisbo is finally sixteen and ready to try out for Elekai' training in hopes of becoming an Elekai' warrior, his biggest dream. However, when the tryouts go terribly wrong, Gisbo is whisked away to a life he never dreamed possible and learns that sometimes, truth can be stranger than legend when you're Renegade born.

©2011 J.C. Fiske (P)2013 J.C. Fiske

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    jason west bloomfield, MI, United States 03-27-14
    jason west bloomfield, MI, United States 03-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great action fantasy with a different twist"
    If you could sum up Renegade Rising in three words, what would they be?

    action,humor,FANTASY


    Which character – as performed by Sonny Dufault – was your favorite?

    Sonny did an admirable job and I found very few flaws in his performance his characters where distinct and varied.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    As I stated earlier, this book has more than its share of humor, sometimes tending towards the low brow, but it is still nice to see


    Any additional comments?

    I blew through this book so fast that I am already on to the next, this may not be conventional y/a fantasy, but it is engaging enough for all ages and once you get in to the story you will probably do the same thing as I did and go straight in to the next book in the series.
    Thank You for a great story
    J

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cody FERRIS, TEXAS, United States 12-19-13
    Cody FERRIS, TEXAS, United States 12-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "It's just what you want in a hero"
    If you could sum up Renegade Rising in three words, what would they be?

    Fast. Action. Fulfilling


    What did you like best about this story?

    The age old but never cliche hero that comes from nothing but finds out he's so much more.


    Which character – as performed by Sonny Dufault – was your favorite?

    In this book it's Falcon.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The part where even though Falcon is covered in crap he still manages to give Gisbo some fantastic fatherly advice. It was humorous and moving.


    Any additional comments?

    J.C Fiske starts off his series with a BANG. Fun characters and an interesting story will keep you coming back for more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Rincon, GA, United States 12-04-13
    Lori Rincon, GA, United States 12-04-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Terrible Narration"

    Worst piece of narration that I have suffered through to date!

    Good story, but will not continue the series due to the narrator

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    David st. Mary's, PA, United States 11-11-13
    David st. Mary's, PA, United States 11-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "very good"
    Where does Renegade Rising rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    With in the top ten


    What other book might you compare Renegade Rising to and why?

    The chronicles of luminaries series, and maybe king of swords: the starfolk


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    He was pretty good


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Maybe a two or three sitter


    Any additional comments?

    I really like the idea and plot but it was hard to follow the narrator sometime I couldn't tell wen he wen from one person to another like I usually can.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    S. Jean NASHUA, NH, United States 01-02-14
    S. Jean NASHUA, NH, United States 01-02-14
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    "Loved!"
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    I heard about this series through a friend and I am so glad I did. If you are into action/adventure/fantasy books, then this is the right book for you!! I don't want to give anything away so I will just say this- if you are looking for a book to entertain you and one that you wont want to put down- look no further than this one. Enjoy!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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