This is my first review on Audible. This book demanded it of me.
It was a pleasure to listen to. The language it used was full bodied, ..Show More »lightly poking at one's vocabulary without being pretentious. The narration was lightly accented, clear and concise with a pleasant timbre and rhythm.
The story line was well balanced, neither too cotton-candied optimistic nor too cold and dark. The use of magic was just about right. Just enough to be mysterious without being so overused as to seem gimmicky. Character development was first rate. This was a long book and yet it didn't get tiresome.
I enjoyed this as much as the first volume. The preface was excellent is summarizing the story to the point where part two begins. This book explained..Show More » the origins for the conflicts to come in part three. These books are a great mixture of fantasy, fiction and morality.