Book One of The Goldanders War trilogy. Previously published as Oberon’s Dreams.
Even for a charismatic pirate, three years is a long time to chase after an unimaginable treasure hidden in the ruins of an ancient city. But when the fabled riches turn out to be virtually worthless, the outraged crew mutinies and leaves their former captain for dead.
He is rescued by a mysterious king and transported back to a time of dwarves, druids, and fairies. Enchanting as it is, though, his only wish is to return home and find justice - but only the king has the power to return him...for a price.
Aided by a new and motley group of mystical creatures and misfits, he sets out on his quest, ultimately getting caught up in a war he wants nothing to do with - and in the process changing the course of history itself.
The Dreams of a Dying God is an action-packed, richly imagined adventure fantasy from the author of The Dragonprince trilogy.
©2013 Aaron Pogue (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I listen to many audiobooks and review the ones I find most notable.
So, I read the description of this book solely because Luke Daniels narrates it. Yes, he is that awesome. I liked the description and took the plunge. I am glad I did. It has the makings of a great series. Don't get me wrong. This book did not end with the kind of annoying cliff hanger that almost forces you to read the next book. It ended nicely. But you could definitely feel the epic adventure awaiting. The story was intricate and exciting. I fell in love with all the characters. I easily became invested. All good things.
Did I mention Luke Daniels is amazing?
After reading some realistic and grim stories I needed to lighten things up a bit. This book fit the bill nicely. Narrator was very good too. I do agree that this book seems to be book 2.
This book was so not what I though it was going to be, and I say the with the best implications. I was amazed at the twist and turns the plot took and can't wait to read the next book. This book is worth a try and is an amazing read.
Very good tale, well crafted, interesting twist on how the story unfolds. Luke Daniels does another excellent job of narration
I really enjoyed Corin's character in this story. He was an interesting smartass that kept his head through a very convoluted adventure. There were times where the story and lines seemed like they came from a 'B' level fantasy movie but the revelation at the ending made up for a lot of the shortcomings and it was interesting enough to keep me listening throughout.
I must be getting overly picky. It's not that this book was terrible, it's just that it wasn't that good, and I have a lot of books with a lot more potential in my library.
I used to think that a great narration could save any book, but that no longer seems to be the case. Luke Daniels does a good job as always... but it was perhaps too good. I thought the main character was an arrogant jackass, and Daniels made him even more so.
I had a hard time putting my finger on what bothered me about this book, and the best description I can come up with is that it was watery. The dialogue sloshed back and forth with empty banter, and the language was over-the-top flowery. I realize this was an attempt at world building and style, but it came off as awkward and unnatural. The characters were also thin and stereotypical.
I made it halfway through the book before I decided to switch to something else. I may someday go back and give it another chance, or maybe I'll buy the Kindle version so I can skim through the parts that make me roll my eyes. It's an interesting world and interesting storyline, but where some books and narrations merge together to create something great, this one just barely made it to mediocre.
Audible mis-represents this book as the third book of the godlanders war, it is in fact the same book as the first Oberons dream.
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