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The Bone Doll's Twin Audiobook
The Bone Doll's Twin
Written by: 
Lynn Flewelling
Narrated by: 
Victor Bevine, Lynn Flewelling
The Bone Doll's Twin Audiobook

The Bone Doll's Twin: Tamir Triad, Book 1

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Long ago, during the dark days of the Great War with Pleinmar, King Thelatimos journeyed to the Oracle of the God Illior at Afra to save his warn-torn kingdom. Here he was presented with a prophecy 'So long as a daughter of Thelatimos's line defends and rules, Skala shall never be subjugated.' And that is how the line of queens ruling over Skala was established...

However, as generations went by, the male heirs to the throne became intensely resentful of the prophecy that emasculated their claim to power. Finally Queen Agnalain took the throne and the people of Skala suffered under her erratic and selfish command. Prompted by the people's outcry over this mad queen, her son Prince Erius claimed primogeniture, and seized the throne. Erius's ascent may have pleased the people of Skala, but a faction of the population, one who had not forgotten the prophecy, were worried. Plague, drought and famine spread throughout the kingdom weakening it's defences and offering easy pickings to Skala's old enemy and neighbour, Plenimar.

As people start to recall the Oracle's prophecy, Erius begins to quietly kill off his female relatives who pose the only threat to his monarchy. Constantly in fear for her life, Princess Ariani the King's sister, gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl. But Ariani is married to Lord Rhius, the patron of the powerful wizard Iya, and Iya has sinister plans for the babes.

BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and recorded by author Lynn Flewelling.

©2001 Lynn Flewelling; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Kelsey Oakdale, CA, United States 05-19-13
    Kelsey Oakdale, CA, United States 05-19-13
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    "Tantalizingly wonderful"
    Would you listen to The Bone Doll's Twin again? Why?

    Yes, I would definitely listen to it again. It is a haunting and wonderful tale that I very much enjoyed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There are too many.... I think I liked Layl (spelling?) the best. She was constantly trying to convince the other wizards that her magic wasn't dark, just misunderstood. Also, she was mysterious and had some pretty cool powers at her disposal. And she loves both Tobin and Brother, making sure that the two come to no harm (or cause no harm).


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Tobin and Ki are out looking for Layl, and a giant mountain cat attacks. Brother stops it, Ki nearly sacrifices himself to it to save Tobin, and Layl kills it. A lot happens in a short period of time, and it breaks any mistrust there may have been before.


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

    (spoiler) The moment when Tobin runs out to meet Therin and the others coming in on horseback, but then realizes that his father is not among them. I nearly cried for Tobin I was so sad...


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    Rowan 02-28-13
    Rowan 02-28-13 Member Since 2011

    I am a 40ish woman with more interests than time but some of my favorite things are books, audio books and e-books. I have over 325 audio titles and have already listened to about 2/3rds of them. I drive over 25000 miles a year and my listening keeps me sane on the road.

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    "Engaging combination of Epic Fantasy and Horror!"
    What did you love best about The Bone Doll's Twin?

    I loved the unique twists on the traditional Fantasy format. The book had several aspects that separated it from the flock. First, it combined genres. All the fantasy elements we expect were present like; Swords and sorcery, feudal systems, usurpers to the crown, hidden heirs and complex world building. However there were two deviations from the norm. One, was the creepy and dark, emotionally complex ghostly characters that continue to play roles throughout the tale. The other was the gender twist on the main protagonist Since the boy prince was actually a girl hidden in her brother's skin through some horrible magic. These aspects made this far more than a simple tale and led me to love the whole series.


    What other book might you compare The Bone Doll's Twin to and why?

    Since it crosses so many genres I would have to say it is a mix of Raymond Feist's Riftwar saga (at least in feel and tone) and Anne Rice with dashes of Poe mixed in.


    Which character – as performed by Victor Bevine and Lynn Flewelling – was your favorite?

    Ki and Lehl were my two favorite characters though Arkonio grew on me as well.


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

    YES! I could not sleep. I had to keep reading and figure out what happened. This author does not spare characters and kills them off occasionally so you never know what will happen. I really enjoyed the relationships between many of the characters. I found them heartwarming and genuine.


    Any additional comments?

    The narration was excellent. An all around wonderful read. This is a trilogy and this is the first book. Due to the nature of the story they must be read in order.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 11-01-11
    Donna 11-01-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Slow to start"

    The book for me was a slow start and had to really push through the first few chapters but now I am hooked and on to book 2.

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    Jennifer Bronx, NY, United States 09-17-11
    Jennifer Bronx, NY, United States 09-17-11 Member Since 2012
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    What did you like best about The Bone Doll's Twin? What did you like least?

    I like the premise of the story. That the story didn't evolve more during the book


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    This whole story was a set up for the next book. I kept waiting for the story to evolve into some interesting conclusion but it ended like a dud. In a series - there has to be a complete story and then a cliff hanger for the next book. It shouldn't be one giant set up for the next book. I won't be listening to the rest of the series.


    Which character – as performed by Victor Bevine, and Lynn Flewelling – was your favorite?

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    Do you think The Bone Doll's Twin needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    There has to be a follow up book as this book was one big set-up for the next book


    Any additional comments?

    n/a

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    Amanda e lpaso, TX, United States 02-21-11
    Amanda e lpaso, TX, United States 02-21-11
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    "gothic fantasy"

    This is a ghost story... A story of prophecy and betrayal the hero/heroine is badly damaged. All the characters in this story are stumbling around blindly just as they should be gone are the days of omnipotent wizards and silly intervening gods. Dragons are where they belong in the books about them. I love fantasy in all it's forms. Especially dragons fairies vampires and werewolves...... This is a ghost story. I absolutely love it. It captured me I have only one complaint ... Where is my emphatic character? I can't identify with anyone in the story.

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    Katja Tampa, FL, United States 11-09-09
    Katja Tampa, FL, United States 11-09-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!!"

    This book took me by surprise. It was totally different from everyother fantasy I've ever read. Listen to all 3, it is worth the time and money.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Garrison, ND, USA 06-29-09
    Diane Garrison, ND, USA 06-29-09
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    "The Bone Doll's Twin"

    This book was a little slow getting started by the series is very entertaining

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Hope fort worth , TX, USA 05-11-09
    Hope fort worth , TX, USA 05-11-09
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    "the bone dolls twin"

    wow this one this one put me right in the people and places loved every bit of it,couldn't stop listening,wonderfully writtin and,theres 2 more all I can say is i'm downloading #2 now...and just can't wait to hear what is next,READ THIS ONE

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel sparreholm, Sweden 06-05-09
    Daniel sparreholm, Sweden 06-05-09
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    "Wonderful"

    I love this book! thank you Scott for showing this =)

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    sandra decatur, TX, United States 03-03-11
    sandra decatur, TX, United States 03-03-11
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    "Confusing"

    I enjoy books in this type of genre, but this one was confusing at best! The introduction just served to add to the confusion, the characters were dull - I finally shut it off about 1/3 of the way through, it was exhausting to listen to.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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