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The Red Sea Audiobook

The Red Sea: The Cycle of Galand, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When Dante Galand was just a boy, his father, Larsin, sailed away to make his fortune. And never returned. Since then, Dante has become a great sorcerer. A ruler. A destroyer of kings. And he's just learned that his father is living on a forbidden island at the edge of the known world. Where he's dying of a mysterious plague.

In the company of his friend, the swordsman Blays, Dante travels to the island. There, his magic can do nothing for his father. As Dante and Blays quest for a cure - beset by strange beasts, angry spirits, and violent coastal raiders known as the Tauren - Dante falls sick, too. To save his father and himself, he'll have to rediscover the island's long-lost magic. But the hunt for its secrets leads Dante on a crash course with the Tauren - and island-wide civil war. And as he's away, an old threat begins to move against his homeland.

Set in a USA Today best-selling world, The Red Sea is the first in a trilogy of warfare, sorcery, and friendship through the darkest times.

©2015 Edward W. Robertson (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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    CaptainKhaotik Michigan, USA 02-28-16
    CaptainKhaotik Michigan, USA 02-28-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Fantastic Sequel to The Cycle of Arawn!"

    Some months ago, I was introduced to Mr. Robertson's work via a one-credit download of The Cycle of Arawn. My initial elation from having downloaded over 60 hours of programming for a single credit was swiftly overtaken by the joy of having found a new favorite author/story/world of which to go on and on about to my friends.

    The Red Sea continues in glorious fashion, much to my immense satisfaction! The Cycle of Galand is shaping up to be a wondrously exciting epic in its own right!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    jer361 New York 02-13-16
    jer361 New York 02-13-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent continuation of the series."
    Where does The Red Sea rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my favorites. After going through all 65 hours of the Cycle of Arawn I was left wanting more. This is the perfect follow up and I can't wait for the next book to come to Audible. This takes Dante and Blays off to new lands with lots of new characters and so many twists and turns it makes the story fly by.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Red Sea?

    The final battle was great but it's really the back and forth between Blays and Dante that makes these stories great. Whatever situation they get in its always great to see what type of plans they come up with to try and make it work no matter what.


    What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He has mastered these characters and this world. His narration is superb and draws you into the story. Between this and The Cycle of Arawn I've spent 80 plus hours listing and Tim always keeps your attention with his narration. I'm looking forward to the next book and couldn't imagine it with him as the narrator.


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

    You can never leave your past behind.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think you need to read or listen to The Cycle of Arawn first to enjoy this book but I'd really recommend it. For an audible title The Cycle of Arawn is one of the best values in their library. 65 hours for one credit that left me wanting more. The Cycle of Galand delivers, it's so nice not to be let down by a sequel. To me this was on of the best of the series and I can't wait for the next book.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Steve 02-08-16
    Steve 02-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "perfection"

    picked up right from the previous book! great story and wonderfully performed! keep them coming!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    David Chesapeake, VA, United States 02-04-16
    David Chesapeake, VA, United States 02-04-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Suspenseful, riveting, great story!"

    What a great book! I had recently re-listened to Cycle of Arawn and was reacquainted with Dante Galand and Blaze Buckler. This story transitions smoothly from the previous trilogy to a completely new adventure that stands alone, but I would recommend listening to the previous trilogy first. Off the two go to find Dante's long lost father in parts unknown. The relationship between Dante and Blaze continues to evolve and is actually one of the highlights of this story. The storyline is tight, suspenseful, and brought to life with the sensational reading by Tim Gerard Reynolds, one of my favorites. As much as I enjoyed the Cycle of Arawn, this story is even better. The climax is extremely suspenseful with surprising twists, and sets up nicely for the next chapter of the Cycle of Galand. I can hardly wait.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    eri 03-11-16
    eri 03-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great author with great characters"
    If you could sum up The Red Sea in three words, what would they be?

    I usually do not write reviews but i was impressed with the quality of the book, I want to know more about the characters and what is next on the next book. Audible has the 3 previous books bundled together, i recommend you use 1 credit to download the first trilogy then listen to this book.


    What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great reader, he brings the characters to life


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Nick 03-04-16
    Nick 03-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "The perfect continuation"

    Dante and Blaze are back for another war, this time featuring jungles, plagues, spur of the moment piracy and snails. 10/10

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan Bristol, CT, United States 02-10-16
    Ryan Bristol, CT, United States 02-10-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome Read"

    Amazing read (or listen) great story line and I like how the main characters don't stumble into trap after trap and survive by some outrageous miracle. Definitely will be following Mr Robertson from now on. I've already added the rest of his books to my wish list!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kat TN 02-21-16
    Kat TN 02-21-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Wonderful addition to an amazing preceding trilogy"

    The story remains as engaging as the first trilogy. As before the narration by Tim Reynolds is astounding and perfect for Robertson's story. I'm excited about buying the physical copies of this and the three other books while waiting for the rest of the series.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    TaoZeta 02-18-16
    TaoZeta 02-18-16

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    "Once again, totally enthralled!"

    The continuation of The Cycle of Arawn does not disappoint! Ranks right up there with the Red Rising trilogy. Narration is superb. Storyline excellent! Read this book! 👍 👍

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    David Groveman 07-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Find the thing!"

    Firstly, can we acknowledge that Tim Gerard Reynolds is a Gold Standard of Fantasy voice talent?

    Secondly, you'll need to find the thing.

    The book's plot is a little repetitive for my taste as it became: Find a ship, find a cure, find your father, find another cure, find your captured friend, find a new boat, find a new cure, no really find one, find a way to a new island, find some seeds, find a way to grow them, EPIC BATTLE and find your father's ghost.

    I enjoyed it, but it felt like I was playing Zelda.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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  • Alan
    3/17/16
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    "great listen"

    was a fantastic continuation of the story. I cannot wait for book two and beyond

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Benedict Whitaker
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    3/7/16
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    "A great return to two of my favourite characters"

    After all the adventures we shared with Dante and Blaze I was excited to see what they'd do next.
    My one gripe with this book is that we got a lot less from Blaze. In the last book we got a lot of character development from him and got to see things from his point of view and I really think he could have written some of the chapters from Blazes point of view.
    Also Dante seems to have forgotten that he can perform elisions with the neither.
    Overall this was a great book and I look forwards to the next instalment. As always the chemistry between the two main characters was absolutely great and I really liked all the new bad guys as well.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Euan
    2/16/16
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    "Listen AFTER the cycle of Arawn"
    Where does The Red Sea rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best from the last 4 or five


    Have you listened to any of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Only picked it up because I saw TGR narrated it, have never been let down for the 4 or five different series so far


    Any additional comments?

    After a few duds words can't describe I happy I was when 20 mins into this book I realised it was a follow on from the cycle of Arawn. Enjoyed every second.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • nitro bri
    2/13/16
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    "brilliant ☆☆☆☆☆"

    tim's peformance was outstanding and the storyline was just captivating ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Raine
    2/9/16
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    "Excellent!"

    Loved this! Was delighted to.discover that the boys were back! Laugh out loud funnies along with the serious side. Highly recommend this!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Keith
    ARMAGH, Co Armagh BT60 2HN
    1/30/16
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    "A really good book"

    After reading The cycle of Arawyn I was really excited to find out that there was another trilogy in the making.

    Continuing the story of Dante and Blays this book did not disappoint.

    The narrator was excellent and I'm glad that he was the same narrator that narrated The cycle of Arawyn.

    Can't wait for the next books to finish off this trilogy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    8/26/16
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    "fantastic"

    loved every moment of the book. a must buy. looking forward to starting the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • B. Frost
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    7/28/16
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    "loved it"

    good story, well written, excellent narration. very happy with this audio book purchase. will be buying the following story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dr. S. Miller
    Rutland, UK
    7/13/16
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    "Good story - terrible writing."
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A good story but don't concentrate too much on the dialogue.


    What was most disappointing about Edward W. Robertson’s story?

    This is one of the few audio books I've listened to where terrible writing has actually made completing the book something of a chore. Much of the dialogue is a horrible mashup of modern and faux medieval "english" and the characters keep contradicting themselves or the narrator. Dante apparently has "never even heard of the Plague Islands" which is I find totally peculiar given who he is and after chiding a monk for not studying. Said monk is also described as looking past someone as if he could not wait to get back to "monk business". Seriously? "Monk business"! Perhaps it's just me being curmudgeonly but that phrase really grated. Anyway ... the story is a good one but the character dialogue was just awful. People "drink", they don't "quaff" - if an author is going to use that word, I'd expect the rest of the dialogue to come close to matching it and not be liberally sprinkled with 21st century idioms.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • E. Robinson
    Edinburgh
    7/13/16
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    "Not that great"

    Im not that impressed either with the story, the way in which the characters are drawn, or the authors command of the English language. I really took exception to the very 'modern' words he injected into the characters dialogue and the way he used the word 'shined' instead of shone. Ok if your doing shoes but not for describing light from the sun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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