"There is a voice in my head, slithering through my mind like a serpent. It whispers dark things. Tells me to feed." (Osiris, Egyptian lord of the underworld.)
Were the Egyptian gods fanciful imaginings of primitive people or something more? Some believe they once walked the Earth as mortals, that they warred and loved just as any of their worshippers.
This is their story--the tale of how Isis gained the power of shaping. How mighty Osiris died and lived again. How they discovered the fabled First Ark, a structure older than man. It is the tale of us all, the story that shaped our race from cave dwellers into the people we are today.
Are these fanciful tales? Or long-lost truth wrapped in myth? Only time knows.
"It's like Clan of the Cave Bear ran right into The Walking Dead." (The author's totally biased friend.)
©2014 Chris Fox (P)2015 Chris Fox
Some of this was told in the 1st book however this a good tie end to help you better understand how things really happened and why they was so lost by the appearance of the 1st ark
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I like the recreation of Egyptian mythology for the origins of Osiris, Isis and the rest and the discovery of the first Ark was pretty cool. I know you would normally read a prequel first, I would actually recommend reading No Such Things as Werewolves first so that you don’t have spoilers and enjoy finding out what happens as it is happening (that could just be me though….I like it when I can’t figure out a book right away). After listening to this I was glad that I did not read/listen before I started the first book. The frustrating part of this is that it is a very small snapshot of the beginning, I wish it were a bit longer and maybe covered some details about what happened to cause the creation of the werewolves…..but I digress. I have actually started the third book, Vampires Don’t Sparkle so maybe some of those questions will be answered…..hopefully they will be answered.
This was a fun and interesting listen and as usual the narrator, Ryan Kennard Burke, did a fabulous job, the voices he gives the characters are very distinct and I had no problem knowing which character was speaking and I am glad that we have the same narrator through the series.
So all in all, a fun but short listen that gives you a tiny glimpse of where and how it all started.
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This explained how the Mother & Deathless started, but left out the Champions.
I liked how this story explained the beginnings of the Mother & Deathless.
Yes - Pretty close.
Enjoyed the story.
Explain how the Champions were formed.
I used to love reading but now with little time im an Audible Junkie! Audible brings sanity to mindless tasks and drives!
It answered questions about the origins. and entertained while doing so. I'm happy with my purchase.
It's up there, but not at the very top. It's a short add-on story
I liked the additional insight into the series
I didn't really have one
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I enjoyed this book although it was way to short. I have read the 1st two books which I loved. If your like me and read the other books then this is just a little bite to hold you over until the author finishes the last book.
Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also
This short story sets up the series and gives insight into what the world will find unthinkable
The use of our idea of past charactors whose names we are familiar with make it a good read
No doubt Mr Burke is a true professional who can give life and drama to each character he playx VERY good job
I like the current name THE FIRST ARK
Look forward to reading the complete series
you need to know this stuff if you are reading the series
it makes more sense
i actually think its best to read no such thing as werewolves first, then jump to this one
it helps with book 2
Narrator, definitely had a strong voice, back story was a little odd & seemed hard to follow along. If this book had been maybe based on Greek Methlogy instead, i might of had a easier time following along with the story
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