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  • The Reign of Magic

  • Pentamuria Saga, Book 1
  • By: Wolf Awert
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568

Pentamuria, the world of five kingdoms, is in a time of change. The power of the nobles and mages is threatened. War is upon them, although they do not know yet when or with whom. Thus, the mages are gathering in their capital, Ringwall, to prepare together against any possible enemy. At this time, the orphan boy Nill is found by the Druids. He possesses considerable magical skills. So he is taken to Ringwall, where he is to be trained in the magical arts alongside his fellow students. Nill, an outsider, shows no respect for the traditions of the magical world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Much too long for the story distance traveled

  • By Sailfish on 01-19-18

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-18

If you enjoy fantasy than this has to be in your library. Every word is very carefully chosen and the story is fantastic with no cliffhanger ending despite the hint of a sequel.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price

  • By: C. L. Schneider
  • Narrated by: Daniel Storm
  • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 51

Ian Troy is one of the Shinree, a fallen people with an inherent addiction to magic. Scorned and reviled for the deadly side of their spells, the Shinree are bred as slaves. Their magic is suppressed by drugs and used only as it serves the purposes of the other races. Descended from a long line of soldiers, Ian is conscripted into the Rellan army and made to fight in their longstanding conflict against the ruthless Langorian invaders. The downfall of Rella imminent, Ian goes against orders and turns to the Crown of Stones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the whole trilogy on Audible

  • By Jon Santana on 02-01-18

Couldn't get past the prologue

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-18

I don't know how this narrator got the job. He pauses inappropriately mid-sentence, and his inflections are strange and stilted. He honestly sounds like that kid that everyone would groan at when the teacher called on them to read back I'm high school. I can't comment on the story because his poor performance made me abandon it after 5 minutes.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful