In a world where magic is intrinsic to the fabric of everyday life, two kingdoms, centuries-long enemies, have long sought a powerful magical weapon that will win them lasting dominance. But neither realm is ready when they are both attacked by the Bottom-Dwellers, a bitter people whose own land was destroyed, and who now live only to take vengeance on those they blame for a wretched life in the storm-tossed abyss they inhabit. Using contramagic strengthened by blood sacrifice to attack the world above, they threaten to bring down whole cities, or even the island kingdoms themselves. Freya and Rosia are forced to put aside their age-old conflict to defend themselves, or risk losing everything.
©2013 Margaret Weis & Robert Krammes (P)2013 Recorded Books
While John Keating has done excellent work elsewhere, this story is a bit jarring due to his pacing being so different from Kirby Heyborne(narrator for books 1 and 3). The story is excellent, but I struggled reconciliation between the readers.
Yes I would a good story and multiple story lines flow at a very good rate
father Jacob he is a very smart character and love his selfless motives
Loved the first book narrator and the pronunciation in the second book differed from the first book which sounded weird (did not like the french accent English)
Yes it was as long as you ignore the narration
Please bring back the first book narrator for the rest f the series.
didnt get that far
This reveiw is not complete because i could continue listening to it with this narrater. Please bring back the original books narrater! I am very busy with work so i dont have a chance to read the books. The only time i have for a good book is listening on my drive to and from work. This narrater made it impossible for me to finish this book. i loved the first book and would really like to finish this one. New narrater please!
I dont know why they changed the narrator he not a impovement. The story is good so its the narration thats bad.
WORST? narraTOR. eVER!
Listening to the narration. He pronounced everyone's name completely differently than the first narrator. His inflection was horrible. He put an accent/emphasis on the last syllable of too many words (as if that made it an actual accent) and made statements into questions. The dragons sounded drugged. In all, it sounded like he couldn't decide if the characters were drunken Scots, Jamaicans, Germans or Frenchmen.
He could have listened to the narrator of the first book. He very nearly ruined the book for me.
The story itself was interesting. I liked the political intrigue and multi-dimensional characters and alliances.
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