The Hope of a Thousand Years
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  • 1

    Wolf's Cub: The Hope of a Thousand Years

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mackay Wood
    • Narrated By Cameron Beierle
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    The realm of Athgar is the frail relict of a once-great civilization that was torn apart by hatred between mage-born sorcerers and men. For nearly a thousand years, Athgar has held to the fading remnants of glory, keeping the Covenant of Mages at bay. Under the rule of the Wolf King, Alric, Athgar has begun once more to flourish. That is until marauding barbarian tribes called Halga invade from the sea. Now the barbarian war threatens the fragile stability King Alric brought to his land.

    Adnan says: "Surprisingly good fantasy with great depth"
    Surprisingly good fantasy with great depth

    This book is surprisingly good fantasy. It started off with a standard fantasy prologue about the history of the land; however, book proceeded to be ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 16 2012 by Adnan (Chula Vista, CA, United States)
  • 2

    Gryphon King: The Hope of a Thousand Years, Book 2 - a 'Wolf's Cub' Sequel

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Mackay Wood
    • Narrated By Cameron Beierle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    In the High Ages, all lands were one until sorcery and hatred ripped them apart. Athgar, last bastion of that fallen civilization, has been brought to the edge of destruction, drained of men and hope in a terrible war caused by a wizard's hunger for vengeance. In his first tumultuous year of a kingship he never wanted, young Herric must prove his right to hold the High Seat of Athgar. With his foreign bride, witch-born Elaine, Herric faces rebellion and centuries of hatred to find a lasting peace.

    Adnan says: "Worthy successor! Very engaging epic!"
    Worthy successor! Very engaging epic!

    This book starts off where the first one ends. This book focuses more on courtly intrigue / politics of dealing with mages and back stabbing lords. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 24 2012 by Adnan (Chula Vista, CA, United States)