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  • Blood of Innocents

  • The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, Book 2
  • By: Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,544

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 2 Major Crimes Against The Reader

  • By Captain Spanky Of Nazareth on 10-18-16

Story continues better than ever!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The story gets better in this second book, trickles of the puzzle of the characters come together. Much is happening in this book as the story advances.

Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favorite?

Caldan

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Caldan crafts the medallion that could only be activated by splitting his well into 4 strings. That scene is incredibly vivid in my mind, the work that it took him.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • A Crucible of Souls

  • The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, Book 1
  • By: Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,803

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Took a chance, hit a home run!

  • By Mike on 01-14-15

Rich characters, exciting and very well written!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-14

Would you listen to A Crucible of Souls again? Why?

Book was very well written, story comes alive in your mind and it was hard to put down. Details are everywhere so enjoyed the second read very much!

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Crucible of Souls?

There are many moments that burn bright in my mind but mostly they revolve around Caldan and his discovery and struggle with his sorcery abilities. But I'm also very intrigued with Amerdan, he is evil with one track mind but I admire his self control and discipline.

Which scene was your favorite?

Caldan experimenting with his sorcery and crafting his first shielding medallion

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

something along the lines of ... the world that is know is not all what it seems, too many secrects have been hidden for too long, threatening to destroy everything

17 of 21 people found this review helpful