More than 200 years after the Dark Lord's defeat by the brave alliance of Warrow, human, Dwarf and Elf, evil is again stirring, and man and Dwarf must turn to the small but stalwart Warrows for aid. And thus it is the Peregrin Fairhill and Cotton Buckleburr, keepers of the Silver Horn, find themselves marching with the Dwarf King at the head of a mighty army. They are pledged to lead the way along the almost forgotten path to Kraggen-Cor, legendary realm under the Mountain. But Kraggen-Cor is now home to all creatures of evil that yet remain in Mithgar. And even if Perry and Cotton can reopen the ancient way, will they be leading their allies to glorious victory-or certain doom?
©1987 Dennis L. McKiernan; (P)2009 Books In Motion
I have to say I have read several books by Dennis Mckiernan but "Trek to Kraggen Cor" and "The Brega Path are two poorly written books. I have read somewhere that these two books were written before the Iron Tower Trilogy which I could believe. The Iron Tower Trilogy is far superior and the characters and story are much more developed and interesting.
Unfortunately Trek and Brega's Path are horribly boring and the characters are far less engaging. While the Warrows in the Iron Tower were smart, brave and interesting, the Warrows in the Silver Call are whiny and annoying. It was hard for me to like the characters in this book. I always felt like they were preaching or speaking as if they were talking to a 5 year old.
To be fair, it could have been the reader of these books that made the Silver Call so unbearable. After listening to the Iron Tower and Cameron Beierle's naration, Jerry Sciarrio sounds awful. He sounds like he is out of breath and has way too much saliva when he is reading. Plus he came across very rushed, choppy and forced. He does not have the ease in narration that Cameron had. Also, he could never seem to get the pronunciation of Tuck and/or Tuckerby correct. He would sometimes get it right but other times he would pronounce it in several different ways (Tuckburry, Took, etc....) It became really annoying.
Sadly, I would recommend buying these books and skimming them or just reading a synopsis of these books. They are not worth listening to. At least if you read the books you can skip past all the dribble and get to the meat of the story.
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