Books of the Elements
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  • 1
    The Legions of Fire: Books of the Elements, Book 1 | David Drake

    The Legions of Fire: Books of the Elements, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By David Ledoux
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    Far in the north, a group of magicians perform a strange dance on a volcanic island intended to open a gateway for supernatural creatures that will allow them to devastate the whole Earth and destroy all life. Not knowing the cause, two young men, Corylus and Varus,and two women, Hedia and Alphena,each separately pursue the answer to mysterious and threatening happenings that prefigure disaster in the great city of Carce, the center of civilization.

    Slow read. Not for me

    I liked the premise, but had to put it down. The narrative moved too slowly for an audio listen - to my taste.

    Reviewed on December 08 2015 by david ()
  • 2
    Out of the Waters: Books of the Elements, Book 2 | David Drake

    Out of the Waters: Books of the Elements, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By David Ledoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The second novel of The Books of the Elements. The wealthy Governor Saxa, of the great city of Carce, has generously and lavishly subsidized a theatrical/religious event. During this elaborate staging of Hercules founding a city on the shores of Lusitania, strange and dark magic turns the panoply into a chilling event. The sky darkens and the waves crash in the flooded arena. A great creature rises from the sea: a huge, tentacled horror on snake legs. It devastates the city, much to the delight of the crowd.

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    Monsters of the Earth: Books of the Elements, Book 3 | David Drake

    Monsters of the Earth: Books of the Elements, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By David Ledoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Governor Saxa, of the great city of Carce, a fantasy analog of ancient Rome, is rusticating at his villa. When Saxa's son Varus accompanies Coryluson a visit to the household of his father, Crispus, a retired military commander, Saxa graciously joins the party with his young wife Hedia, daughter Alphena, and a large entourage of his servants, making it a major social triumph for Crispus.

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