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The Coming of Wisdom Audiobook

The Coming of Wisdom

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The Goddess had rescued Wallie Smith from certain death, endowed him with a magnificent new body, and gifted him with the legendary Sapphire Sword of Chioxin. She asked only one service in return.... So Wallie became the Goddess' champion - and promptly found himself on the losing side in a battle against magics far beyond any the priests of the Goddess could hope to summon.

After eons of exile, sorcerers walked the World again, claiming lands and souls for their Fire God. Wallie quickly found that swords were no match for spells - and how could mere mortals prevail against the powers of magic?

©1988 D.J. Duncan (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Skipper 10-05-16
    Skipper 10-05-16

    A trilogy. Say it in three. Done.

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    "Fun story continues!"

    Superb narration. This is a fun series, told in 3rd person. The pace moves faster in this book, compared to book 1, probably because the characters travel around. Much of this book is set on board a trading ship called the Sapphire, and in towns along The River (unnamed). This river is believed to be the goddess, a river that has no source apparently, and appears to loop around, reconfiguring itself like Chutes and Ladders.

    Wonderful cast of characters! They grew on me in this book. Together, they must interpret the vague riddle from the goddess and accomplish her mission. I was constantly guessing the riddle, too. Surprising twists.

    Seven ranks of swordsmen and the color of their kilt:
    Level 1 is called a novice, wearing a white kilt.
    Level 2 is called apprentice, wearing a yellow kilt.
    Level 3 is called swordsman, wearing brown. (At this level, you can own things.)
    Level 4 is called adept, wearing orange.
    Level 5 is called master, wearing red.
    Level 6 is called "honorable" wearing green.
    Level 7 is called "lord" wearing blue.

    Slaves, beggars, and the nameless wear black.

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    Susan Burney 07-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic"

    Author is one of my faves. Narrator did great job, lots of inflection and emotion. Clear speech, no problems understanding over road noise.. Had high hopes for a great performance and they were surpassed far beyond what I was wishing for.

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    Ivan 08-17-15
    Ivan 08-17-15
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    "Good story with good narration"

    Although this is a good story it's a little bit obvious and one tends to think that the hero has been hit on the head once too often.
    The narration is very good indeed.

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    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-17-14
    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-17-14 Member Since 2009

    I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.

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    The Coming of Wisdom is A fun fantasy romp, with adventures on the open water, honor and the warriors code.

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