The Arrowsmith Saga
Books in series2
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 49 ratings)
  • 1
    The Nectar of Angels: The Arrowsmith Saga, Book 1 | Dane St. John

    The Nectar of Angels: The Arrowsmith Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Dane St. John
    • Narrated By R. D. Watson
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    In the chaos of 14th-century England and France, wine is the nectar of angels - a valuable commodity buttressing kingdoms and vaulting vast fortunes. A mysterious old archer named David Arrowsmith recounts his tale to an eager French chronicler, Jean Créton, when the latter learns that his mission to Scotland seems a failure. The burden of Arrowsmith's story rests with Créton, who suddenly finds himself writing about a seemingly cursed infant that barely escapes the grip of the Black Death in rural Wales when his family dies.

    It transports you to another time, another world

    Even if you're not into historical fiction, this is an absolutely delightful book. I was constantly torn between wanting to know what happened next an..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 05 2013 by Maika (SEATTLE, WA, United States)
  • 2
    The Venom of Serpents: Book Two of the Arrowsmith Saga | Dane St. John

    The Venom of Serpents: Book Two of the Arrowsmith Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Dane St. John
    • Narrated By R.D. Watson
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    In the second segment of David Arrowsmith's dramatic narrative, nectar - the wine that flows between England and France during the 14th century - truly turns to venom as Jean Créton continues to record the man's scintillating account. This as they nervously await Hugh Lawrence of Colchester to reveal himself at the Scottish friary and reclaim the panel of saints in David's possession. The story resumes in the year 1370, when David has married the ravishing Eleanor, taken over the Pelican Tavern Inn in London, and recommenced his apprenticeship in the wine trade.

    A sequel that lives up to expectations & then some

    The Venom of Serpents carries on the torch of the literary fire that The Nectar of Angels ignited. It brought the story of David Arrowsmith to a sati..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 05 2013 by Maika (SEATTLE, WA, United States)