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The Paladin Prophecy: Book 1 | [Mark Frost]

The Paladin Prophecy: Book 1

Readers of I Am Number Four, The Maze Runner, and Legend will love this exciting new adventure series by the co-creator of the groundbreaking television show Twin Peaks, with its unique combination of mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural. Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parents' insistence, he's made sure to get mediocre grades and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team. Then Will slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam.

Now Will is being courted by an exclusive prep school...and followed by men driving black sedans.

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Publisher's Summary

Readers of I Am Number Four, The Maze Runner, and Legend will love this exciting new adventure series by the co-creator of the groundbreaking television show Twin Peaks, with its unique combination of mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural.

Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parents' insistence, he's made sure to get mediocre grades and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team. Then Will slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam.

Now Will is being courted by an exclusive prep school...and followed by men driving black sedans. When Will suddenly loses his parents, he must flee to the school. There he begins to explore all that he's capable of - physical and mental feats that should be impossible - and learns that his abilities are connected to a struggle between titanic forces that has lasted for millennia.

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©2012 Mark Frost (P)2012 Listening Library

What the Critics Say

"Mark Frost has created a wonderfully inventive and exciting tale where one exceptional teenager must discover the truth about his family...and himself. The mysteries are unexpected and the mythology is impressively original. A remarkably suspenseful ride. I can't wait for the next installment!" (Chris Columbus, director of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)

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    Bruce Canada 11-06-12
    Bruce Canada 11-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "For Younger Readers"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book had good flow at times. It really was for twenty or under.
    At times hard to follow.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    More suspence. More of a story. Nothing was that interesting except for assumed revenge


    What three words best describe Nick Chamian’s performance?

    Not very good


    Was The Paladin Prophecy: Book 1 worth the listening time?

    Not worth listening to.


    Any additional comments?

    If I were fifteen maybe this book would have been o.k.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Dr. Curmudgeon Cow Hampshire 03-04-13
    Dr. Curmudgeon Cow Hampshire 03-04-13 Member Since 2008

    Doctor of misanthropy

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    "Ok, I'm sucked in."

    I've been a fan of Frost's books for a couple decades now, so I was quite pleased to see on on Audible.

    The story flow is a bit formulaic, but I like the characters, conspiracies and suspense. It has particularly good geek appeal. And, despite these seeming lukewarm words, I found it engaging and thought provoking.

    Mostly, I just got hooked and can't wait for the next book in the series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Keith Mililani, HI, United States 02-12-13
    Keith Mililani, HI, United States 02-12-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Exciting. Lots of heart too..Can't wait for book 2"
    Would you listen to The Paladin Prophecy: Book 1 again? Why?

    Yes. I loved the narrator's performance. This story is well paced. This had lots of action and heart.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Will West is the main character and he is definitely very likable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    don't want to spoil things. let's just say it had exciting battles.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. Yes. If I only had the time.


    Any additional comments?

    I really loved this audiobook, if you haven't figured this out already. I can't wait for more from Mark Frost and Nick Chamian. I definitely want to get my 10 year old and 8 year old to read this. I'm buying a paper copy. I just might read it to my two boys. Loved it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    William Emerson, MB, Canada 11-03-12
    William Emerson, MB, Canada 11-03-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Awsome Story"

    I found that once I started to read this book I didn't want to stop. This a great story about new super heros coming into their powers. This is a wonderful development of characters and beginning of a potential series that could hold readers' interest for many years. I am already waiting to read the next book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Garner Lithonia, Ga United States 11-26-12
    Melissa Garner Lithonia, Ga United States 11-26-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Really good for a young adult book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, If you enjoy young adult novels with adventure, then this is a great listen.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wesley New Britain, CT, United States 02-09-14
    Wesley New Britain, CT, United States 02-09-14 Member Since 2012

    I love to read and since 2011 I have been mostly listening to audiobooks because oftentimes there is nothing like a good narrator.

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    "Overall a good book but its for YA readers."

    I might have given this book an extra star if it was labeled as a teen or YA (young adult). I would not have purchased it if I had know because many of the obvious teen plot lines end up in the book. To be fair to the author, I did continue on reading even after I realized this book was written for kids in mind. The author is quite talented and I did enjoy his writing style. He kept me interested enough to keep reading. Will I get book 2? I'm not sure. I suppose it depends on how interesting the Summary sounds but right now I'm thinking no, I will not.

    Final Words: The book's description is accurate. If you liked books like I am Number Four you will enjoy this book.

    Thanks
    --Wesley

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vanessa 09-23-13
    Vanessa 09-23-13
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    "Engrossing, enjoyable, and not too heavy"
    If you could sum up The Paladin Prophecy: Book 1 in three words, what would they be?

    Engrossing, enjoyable, energetic.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Paladin Prophecy: Book 1?

    No single moment; the pressure and intrigue ratchets up smoothly for a story that becomes impossible to put down.


    What does Nick Chamian bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A fine variation in characterizations. I knew exactly who I was listening to when he spoke.


    Any additional comments?

    An engrossing story that doesn't drag you down, but isn't too light and fluffy... just the right amount of substance to be an interesting listen. The story is complex without being difficult to follow, and moves at a pace that doesn't drag, and doesn't skip the details you'd want. A high-impact story without being a chore to read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Louis T. Heberlein Davis, CA USA 08-20-13
    Louis T. Heberlein Davis, CA USA 08-20-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Harry Potter, Middle Earth, & The Bourne Identity"
    Any additional comments?

    The Paladin Prophecy begins a lot like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, with a slightly older Harry Potter named Will West. Will, who has no real friends, loses his parents and ends up in a special school for gifted children where he makes his first real friends. While there he learns more about and develops his special skills, finds enemies among the students, and discovers an evil conspiracy at the school.

    But the story adds a deeper mythology that sounds a lot like J.R.R. Tolkien's Silmarillion. It is difficult to say too much here without giving too much away, but the key is that the conflict Will West is experiencing is part of a much longer, older battle. Sort of like Frodo in Lord of the Rings, Will West is playing a critical role in a long-lived battle at a critical juncture.

    And then at the end the author adds some aspects of The Bourne Identity. They barely touch on this towards the end, but I suspect it will play a larger role in the next novel.

    If you enjoyed the Harry Potter novels, I recommend this book. The story moves quickly and is easy to follow (I suspect a movie is in the works), the characters are enjoyable, the storyline is interesting, and Nick Chamian delivers an excellent performance.

    This novel is self-contained; I felt satisfied at the end. But the title does call this "Book 1", so there are a number of plot lines that are left dangling to be picked up in Book 2, which, sadly, at the time of this writing is not out yet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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