Sorcery Ascendant
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  • 0.5
    At the Sign of the Crow and Moon: A Sorcery Ascendant Prequel Novella | Mitchell Hogan

    At the Sign of the Crow and Moon: A Sorcery Ascendant Prequel Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mitchell Hogan
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (590)
    Performance
    (540)
    Story
    (536)

    In the bustling capital city of the Mahruse Empire, Felicienne Shyrise spends her days as a talented investigator, taking on stolen goods and missing person cases and the occasional murder the city guard are too incompetent - or too lazy - to resolve. During the nights she hones her skills playing Dominion, a board game almost as complicated as life itself. She dreams of making a name for herself and becoming the richest woman in the Empire.

    Very short but good

    Probably not due to I do not listen to books more than once

    Reviewed on July 04 2017 by JKYates (waverly, TN, United States)
  • 1
    A Crucible of Souls: The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, Book 1 | Mitchell Hogan

    A Crucible of Souls: The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mitchell Hogan
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4549)
    Performance
    (4165)
    Story
    (4164)

    When Caldan’s parents are brutally slain, he is raised by monks and taught the arcane mysteries of sorcery. Vowing to discover for himself who his parents really were, and what led to their violent end, he is thrust into the unfamiliar chaos of city life. With nothing to his name but a pair of mysterious heirlooms and a handful of coins, he must prove his talent to earn an apprenticeship with a guild of sorcerers. But he soon learns the world outside the monastery is a darker place than he ever imagined, and his treasured sorcery has disturbing depths. As a shadowed evil manipulates the unwary and forbidden powers are unleashed, Caldan is plunged into an age-old conflict that brings the world to the edge of destruction.

    A Rothfus ripoff

    I would try another book by Mitchell Hogan, but this one was too ponderous and derivative. I kept checking the cover to see if I'd picked up some kind..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 13 2015 by Joel R. Gerring (Michigan)
  • 2
    Blood of Innocents: The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, Book 2 | Mitchell Hogan

    Blood of Innocents: The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Mitchell Hogan
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (4406)
    Performance
    (4024)
    Story
    (4019)

    Anasoma, jewel of the Mahruse Empire, has fallen. As Caldan and his companions flee the city, horrors from the time of the Shattering begin to close in. With Miranda's mind broken by forbidden sorcery, Caldan is forced to disobey the most sacrosanct laws of the Protectors if he is to have any chance of healing her. But when one of the emperor's warlocks arrives to take control of him, he begins to suspect his burgeoning powers may be more of a curse than a blessing.

    Disappointing Second Installment

    In the first book the characters developed individually and in their relationships in a moderately satisfying way. The protagonist's naive nature and..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 23 2014 by Ian (Columbus, OH, United States)
  • 3
    A Shattered Empire | Mitchell Hogan

    A Shattered Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Mitchell Hogan
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2168)
    Performance
    (2016)
    Story
    (2009)

    In a battle of armies and sorcerers, empires will fall. After young Caldan's parents were slain, a group of monks raised the boy and initiated him into the arcane mysteries of sorcery. But when the Mahruse Empire was attacked and the lives of his friends hung in the balance, he was forced to make a dangerous choice. Now, as two mighty empires face off in a deadly game of supremacy, potent sorcery and creatures from legend have been unleashed. To turn the tide of war and prevent annihilation, Caldan must learn to harness his fearsome and forbidden magic.

    Bargain bin Name of the Wind

    Pros: some exciting parts. The main protagonist keeps making terrible decisions which gets kind of funny. Narrator is great
    Cons: So much millin..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 17 2016 by Edward Gustafson ()