As Venir struggles to survive the wrath of the underlings, Fogle Boon the Wizard and Mood the Blood Ranger continue the search for their missing comrade. But how will they find a man that completely disappeared from Bish without a trace? Back in the City of Bone, Melegal the thief is pushed to the limits under the thumb of the powerful Royal Lord Almen. Tasked with hunting down the Slergs and Almen's lost son, the half-dead warrior Tonio, Melegal quickly discovers being in the serving Castle Almen - despite its many pleasures - is more than he can bear, especially when the creepy cleric Sefron is watching his every move. Can the crafty rogue survive much longer without his closest comrade there to back him up? Kam the mage has her hands full back in the Magi's Roost as Lefty Lightfoot and the ever-hungry boy Georgio are growing up too quickly. When a simple skim leads them into a run in with the local thieves' guild, all of their lives will never be the same. Will they be able to survive together without the man that brought them together?
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Yes and no. I thoroughly enjoy it when I am in transit between home and work each day. And when I am not, I am reading it. But, I very much enjoy listening to the voices because it helps me to remember what each character sounds like when I read the book.
Oh man, I really can't answer that!! Each one is my favorite character in its own way. But, out of all of them, I would pick between Fogle Boon and Venir because of how the story-line is written with them, and much much more! Besides, I have already read to the end of the series....so FYI....it gets SOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!!!
Yes! Just as awesome!!!!
Oh yes, definitely!! Many times I chuckled and laughed! Made listening to it just as much fun!
I can go on and on about this book, but in a nutshell, if you enjoy Lord of The Rings (with a much different twist), Chronicles of Dragon (yep same author...and so good books!!!!), as well as Rise of the Valiant: Kings and Sorcerers, Book 2, then you are in for an real...good...treat!! Hands down awesome author and voice performance by Lee Alan!
Aspiring author, classic literature scholar, fantasy and horror junkie, all wrapped up in a cute little package.
The Dark Slayer series is a personal favorite of mine of Mr. Halloran's work. This book follows the epic adventure of Bish and Venir, while they search for a missing comrade. There are many subplots that add to the fantastic characterization of the main characters and supporting cast. While this book does seem to end rather abruptly, that only adds to my anticipation of the next chapter of these extraordinary heroes and their journey of loyalty and adventure.
On the topic of the narrator, Alan Lee has a lot of personality that both adds and takes away from the story. Mr. Alan goes insofar as to do sound effects for things, which is sort of charming, and yet cartoonist at times. This gives the story the air of a radio-drama more than a plain audio book, and does keep Mr. Alan's slow paced reading rather interesting. The story itself is not slow paced at all, but the speed at which it is read does make it sort of painful at times.
The Dark Slayer series is a great example of a modern fantasy epic that continues to keep me at grips with the release of every new book. Between the interesting characters, and complex chemistry of our main heroes, I find myself enchanted by Halloran's magic of story telling. I recommend this book, and this series to fans of fantasy and their families as much as I can express.
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