It is different from most fantasy. You still have adventurers coming together, some seasoned, some not,but the personalities, races, world, etc don't..Show More » follow the recipe for fantasy as closely as most books do.
The author has quite an imagination and builds a unique world and magic system. When I first started listening to the first book I thought it was mis..Show More »categorized as fantasy, when it should have been categorized as sci-fi. However it a true Epic Quest Fantasy. I felt that I was right there with the characters. The narrator is excellent! He has numerous character voices, and the unique voice that he uses for each different character is suitable for that individual character, and he really captures the characters personality, and brings them to life. The only thing that I don't like about the narrator is that he talks way too fast for me, so I had to listen at 0.5x. Dropping the speed down to 0.5x made it much more enjoyable for me. I recommend this book to people who like world building and novel magic systems when selecting Epic Fantasy.
I'll definitely listen to more books by Freda Warrington.
I really enjoyed listening to all three books in this series. It's epic fantasy, with a sci-fi element to the story, and the author carried it off wel..Show More »l. I really liked the narrator, but had to listen at 0.5x. I love the narrator's character voices he used for the bad guys.
it seemed incomplete, or it gives room for another book. However, Book 5 is about what happened to Ashurek and Silverun after they leave the Earth and..Show More » go to the World where Silverun learned magic, which is where the place where the protagonist in this book was raised and where she learned to use magic, and not a continuation of this book. Still, I have really enjoyed listening to this series and I'll probably purchase Book 5, but I have other books downloaded to my phone already, and I think I'll take a break from the Blackbird world for now. As for the narrator, he's excellent, but only when I listen at 0.5x. He just talks WAY to fast for me, but at 0.5x he's just fine. I especially like the voices he uses for the demons.