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The Dark Levy Audiobook

The Dark Levy: Ten Tears Chronicles, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

In this epic dark fantasy adventure story, Shannon and Dana visit their wise old grandmother in Wales, and finally learn why their lives have been strangely tormented and cursed. There is a family secret, old as time itself, and that secret might kill them if they try to ignore their destiny. They also learn that there is a dangerous way to embrace that secret, because on that day, a harrowing creature of an alien world calls out for the few and the special, talented humans of the tenth world. Our world.

Dana performs an irreversible murderous deed that opens the gate to the Jewel of the Nine, the world of Aldheim, and they meet the strange creature calling for them. In this world they find their true calling, their special talents, the truth of the gods and also a world of mystery, danger, and adversity. Shannon and Dana struggle with their previous relationship as one grows cruel and power-driven, while the other learns to value friendship. Much is demanded of Shannon, who struggles with her loyalties.

Despite the many dangers and their apparently hopeless situation in the brutal, mage-filled world of monsters and dragons, there is hope, for Shannon has special, coveted powers of healing, reserved for the chosen of the gods. If she perseveres, she can change the past and bring back the gods.

But the price will be great.

©2015 Alaric Longward (P)2016 Alaric Longward

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    Jonathan Newton 09-09-16
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    "Looking forward to book 2"

    The dark levy is a great fantasy with giants, dragons, gods and gorgons but at its base is an age old story line of how the weak become the strong through a gift/ability and those thought to be untouchable are less so.
    There are many satisfying twists and turns but I have to admit I hated the ending of this story. It literally feels like the Author just picked a point half heatedly in a large book and said this will be book one and this will be book 2.
    Otherwise this was a great book.
    Please note I was given this book free in return for an unbiased review and that is what I have given.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    SP 09-02-16
    SP 09-02-16
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    "Captivating magic and myth!"

    I love this book and it's captivating characters and the surprising way the story goes! Great fantasy!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-23-16 Member Since 2014

    Audiobook crazy!

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    "A Dark Fantasy!"
    If you could sum up The Dark Levy in three words, what would they be?

    Strange Days indeed.


    If you’ve listened to books by Alaric Longward before, how does this one compare?

    First time listening to a story from Alaric....He did a good job carrying the story.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Yes, although he did a fair job, I think more emotion would have made the story better.


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

    No.....It had moments of excitement and then it had moments that was slightly boring.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this story....I did receive this book for free, with AudioBoom, in exchange for a unbiased review.
    Thankyou!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L. Thomas Castle Rock, CO 09-22-16
    L. Thomas Castle Rock, CO 09-22-16
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    "Dark fantasy done well"
    If you could sum up The Dark Levy in three words, what would they be?

    Dark, fantastical, addicting.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dark Levy?

    Near the end when Shannon is talking to the dragon, her attitude and confidence finally coming alive.


    What about Kristin James’s performance did you like?

    I loved the character voices, especially the voice of Shannon and Dana.


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

    At first I was not sure if I would get through it, about 20 minutes in however I was hooked.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Iriyatesse 09-21-16
    Iriyatesse 09-21-16 Member Since 2016

    I like a wide range of genres. Favorites include Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Thriller, LGBT, classics and history.

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    "Dark epic fantasy"

    This was a great epic fantasy. My only complaint is the rather abrupt ending. It was jarring and didn't feel right. Other than that the story and the characters grabbed me right away. Loved the dark grim feeling of the book.

    The narrator did a really good job. Great performance.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 09-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A Very Dark Fantasy"

    Shannon has special powers that everyone wants to use for their own agenda. She and Dana are very weak to start out but they get stronger through knowledge, fighting and strategy. The book ends abruptly so I guess that means there will be a book 2. it would be nice if it at least ended at a point that seemed to be an ending. But what do I know. I read books, I love fantasy books. Oh well. I was given this book in exchange for an unbiased review via audiobook boom. Book 2 perhaps will be the conclusion. This one was very long to leave me hanging. I don't care for books like that. I like series books but each one should end as a whole book even if it will continue the story in the next book. But as I said I just read books and have been since I was four years old. Several librarians know me personally and I have more than 4500 books on my kindle app and more than 300 in my audible account. This has been my passion since I retired and I don't see it slowing down. A little about the narrator. Keep on doing it. You have the hang of it. Would love to hear you read some other PN and romance books with a woman partner.

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    korinka 09-16-16
    korinka 09-16-16 Member Since 2016

    I listened to audiobooks before they were cool! I read for LibriVox and I adore Stephen Briggs, T.G. Reynolds and Richard Armitage.

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    "Hunger games. With magic and monsters"

    Forget president Snow. He's just a white-haired wimp compared to the main antagonist of this piece!

    Thank goodness it was a bank holiday yesterday. I put this audiobook on in the afternoon and lo and behold, it's 1:00 AM the next day!

    To tell you the truth, the first few pages into this book you'll find yourself in a diary of a sulky, depressed teenager. But the reasons for her moods will be explained shortly - and no, it's not hormones. It's something far, far more sinister. And magical.

    What's going on? We have two sisters that don't quite fit into their 1815 era. They wouldn't fit in ours either, to be honest. So their grandmother presents a new path to them. A life in a different world no one knows much about. Hoping they'd find themselves, they attempt the crossing...

    What do they find? Beautiful spring country and good folks waiting to take them in? Nope. This ain't that kind of book. There are monsters, incurable diseases, unbreakable pacts, treachery... and in the midst of that a bunch of youngsters with magical abilities being cruelly trained to serve a purpose. But dear captors, you should never underestimate humans...

    This book is written well. Wonderful concepts, very good exploration of the main character's feelings, lots of great supporting characters. The only thing that bugged me was a bit of anachronism - the girl from 1815 thought in very contemporary English and even mentioned a shower after camping. Maybe Alaric (wow, what a name!) first put the Earth-side of things more into our present, and then decided to move it back to the Napoleonic era, because that presented less complications for the plot.

    This book has a wonderful narrator with a range of accents, and beautiful cover art. All in all, great, gripping piece of literature.

    I'm not sure I'm going to read the sequel, because, man, this Dark Levy journey ain't for the faint of heart. There are extreme obstacles and little hope for a total happy-end. But if you want to see the very, very disadvantaged humanity pull through, this is the series for you!

    You'll be hooked, even if you don't want to be.


    This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nate Jenks 09-15-16
    Nate Jenks 09-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "An awesome Nordic mythology spinoff!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would, many of my friends love mythology and this book is just a fun way to maybe learn some things I didn't know before or just to hear a different story within that universe.


    What other book might you compare The Dark Levy to and why?

    I would say this book is a mix between Percy Jackson and the Game of Thrones Series. It has the mythology of Percy Jackson (Nordic version of course) and the edgy harshness of the games of thrones universe (gruesome deaths, harsh language, betrayal, sibling rivalry, slavery, etc)


    What does Kristin James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Kristin James does a fantastic job with all of the different accents in this book. Most narrators are good at most accents, but Kristin really does a great job, especially with so many.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The grass is not always greener on the other side.


    Any additional comments?

    “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Hart 09-14-16
    Andrew Hart 09-14-16 Member Since 2016

    I love a good Audiobook.

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    "a good fantasy book"

    i enjoyed this book very much. it was detailed and I loved the characters. but it dose end with a lot of things unfinished so I guess there will be a second book soon I hope. the narrator did an amazing job with the different characters.

    “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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