Spellsong Cycle
Books in series5
UNABRIDGED
(4.3 based on 714 ratings)
  • 1
    The Soprano Sorceress: Spellsong Cycle, Book 1 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The Soprano Sorceress: Spellsong Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Amy Landon
    Overall
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    When Anna Marshall is transported from her boring and frustrating life in Ames, Iowa, to the very different world of Erde, she's angry and confused. But she soon finds out that for the first time in her life she's uniquely powerful. In Iowa, Anna was a music teacher and small-time opera singer, but on Erde, her musical ability makes her a big-time sorceress-potentially. First, though, she must figure out how to use her ability before the rulers kill her.

    A different magic system

    I'm so glad this series is finally out on audiobooks. It was my favorite of Mr. Modesitt. Right from the beginning Anna, the unexpected sorceress show..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 22 2015 by Debbie Winn (CA USA)
  • 2
    The Spellsong War: Spellsong Cycle, Book 2 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The Spellsong War: Spellsong Cycle, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Amy Landon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Anna Marshal is regent of the kingdom of Defalk only a few months after a sorcerer pulled her from her boring life as a music teacher in Ames, Iowa, to the world of Erde. With her ability and her integrity, she saved Defalk from invasion and became its regent; now she must defend it against the greedy rulers of neighboring kingdoms who see a weakened state and a possible opportunity.

    Great story

    I love the story and world. The main character is a bit whinny and swears sometimes but the plot more than makes up for it.

    Reviewed on April 17 2017 by Daniel Boling ()
  • 3
    Darksong Rising: Spellsong Cycle, Book 3 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Darksong Rising: Spellsong Cycle, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Amy Landon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (96)

    Listeners first met Anna Marshall in The Soprano Sorceress, when she wished to be anything other than a music teacher and singer in Iowa - this was before she was pulled into the world of Erde, where her gift of song became a gift of magic. Her musical ability has since given Anna influence, control, and the potential to be an enormously powerful sorceress. Now, as the regent of Defalk, Anna must battle two men who would destroy her and claim Defalk for their own.

    Great story

    The story and world are amazing even if the language is not such that I can listen to it where my children might hear.

    Reviewed on April 27 2017 by Daniel Boling ()
  • 4
    The Shadow Sorceress: Spellsong Cycle, Book 4 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    The Shadow Sorceress: Spellsong Cycle, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Amy Landon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
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    Secca, a young sorceress, is thrust into a position of power and responsibility when the legendary Sorceress-Protector of Defalk dies unexpectedly before Secca's training as a master magic wielder is anywhere near complete.

    Another great book by Modesitt

    I have been a huge fan of Modesitt for years and this book is no exception. if you enjoy a great epic fantasy this is a great book for you

    Reviewed on May 22 2015 by Craig Pfaff (Nunda, N.Y.)
  • 5
    Shadowsinger: Spellsong Cycle, Book 5 | L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

    Shadowsinger: Spellsong Cycle, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By Amy Landon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    Secca, foster daughter of the Soprano Sorceress and now her successor as sorceress-protector of Defalk, must deal carefully with her willful master and wield her power to save his kingdom from the armies, fleets, and master sorcerers of the maitre of Sturinn.

    Great series.

    Greatly enjoyed listening to this story, the narrator does and excellent job of reading the story.

    Reviewed on August 26 2016 by Danny Reinmuth ()