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  • 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

Engrossing dark epic comes alive

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

What did you love best about The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price?

I’m a huge fan of C. L. Schneider. Her ability to weave an enthralling, engrossing epic tale is without compare. Narrator Daniel Storm brought her characters to life and enabled an all encompassing pace that made It impossible to press stop as you become immersed in this magical world.

What other book might you compare The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price to and why?

This was a very refreshing and new story with the addiction to magic plot. There are no other books I can compare it to at this time.

Which scene was your favorite?

Picking my favorite scene was so incredibly hard. I finally had to pick the ending scene where the entire story comes to a head. I will not give any spoilers to those who have not listened/ read it but let me just say that Draken’s wickedness knows no bounds. The way Ms. Schneider writes this scene and Mr. Storm delivers it, I still can’t decide if I’m disturbed or titilated.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The book constantly brought smiles to my lips as Ian’s quick wit and sarcastic banter with his companions Malaq and Jarred. The action scenes drew me in and made me hold my breath to see what happened next.

Any additional comments?

Narrator Daniel Storm has a very pleasant voice and was able to add several voice inflections to allow the listener an array of characters and dialects.