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A Throne of Bones

Arts of Dark and Light, Book 1
By: Vox Day
Narrated by: Jeremy Daw
Series: Arts of Dark and Light, Book 1
Length: 31 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (75 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Selenoth, the race of Man is on the ascendant. The ancient dragons sleep. The ghastly Witchkings are no more; their evil power destroyed by the courage of Men and the fearsome magic of the Elves. The Dwarves have retreated to the kingdoms of the Underdeep, the trolls hide in their mountains, and even the savage orc tribes have learned to dread the iron discipline of Amorr's mighty legions. But after 400 years of mutual suspicion, the rivalry between two of the Houses Martial that rule the Amorran Senate threatens to turn violent, and unrest sparks rebellion throughout the imperial provinces. In the north, the barbarian reavers who have long plagued the coasts of the White Sea unexpectedly plead for the royal protection of the King of Savondir, as they flee a vicious race of wolf-demons who have invaded their islands. And in the distant east, the war drums echo throughout the mountains as orcs and goblins gather in vast numbers, summoned by their bestial gods.

Epic fantasy at its deepest and most gripping. Military fiction at its most fantastic. A Throne of Bones is Book one in the Arts of Dark and Light series.

©2014 Vox Day (P)2019 Vox Day

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Epic!

As with any great novel or lengthy story, the reader has some right to be so completely immersed in the story that he might forgo a shower or meal in order to finish said story (think Anna Karenina, War and Peace). AToB met all my high expectations and I'm now a bit sad waiting for the next full installment. For the love of all that is good please buy, read/listen, and share with family and friends. This is such a well-written book and exciting adventure.

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Give me more!!!!

My only complaint is that I don’t want the story to keep going!! I look forward to future installments.

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A realistic fantasy with military emphasis

Engaging story, great voicework. Better than George rape rape Martin, not as good as Tolkien. If you are into "realistic" fantasy-setting military battles, this is the book for you.

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Highly Recommend

I couldn't stop listening. The best epic fantasy for me since Lord of the Rings and significantly more promising and full of Logos compared to GOT. I will be listening to all of them quick as my audible credits come.

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Great story, unexciting read

whenever the intense parts were read, it felt flat and unexciting throughout the whole book. I will finish the series as the story itself is worth it.

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Characters You Can Relate Too

Unlike many other modern fantasy novels, this book actually had characters that felt human. You had men that were of virtue that made decisions based on a moral code that we understood. As oppossed to characters having sexual relationships with their sister and then push a boy off a roof. how can I relate to that? Or being motivated to kill your father, hate your sister, but admire your brother. cough cough looking at you ASOIF. Unlike GRRM, vox day actually authored characters that resemble people Ive met in life. Its almost earie how Ive met a Sextus, I know a Marcus, I know the Severa type women. But with GRRM? Maybe you've met a Ned or Jon. But Have you ever met a Sansa? A Jaime or Cersei? Or god forbid you've met a Theon or Ramsey...

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good book in here somewhere

hoping from character to character *at least 5* with no introduction. whole 10 minute stretches of this new character that you don't care about, doing nothing. wtf. 31 hour book gets shortened when you skip these terrible characters to get back to the good ones

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  • Quinn
  • BALTIMORE, MD, United States
  • 04-24-19

Rome Total War with Goblins and Elves

The author seems to have grabbed a few basic ideas of Roman culture combined them all together and then threw in some fantasy characters they could occasionally kill. This book is way too long for its lack of substance.

The narrator wasn’t awful but there are too many pronunciation errors and repeat lines.

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A bowl of Ramen noodles without flavor...

I've read many good long books. This didn't come close. It felt like someone boiled a bag of ramen noodles and then served it as an unappetizing pile. There are so many story arcs that have no relation to each other. The organization of how bishops, kings, councils, slaves, gladiators, common folk, counts, dukes, legions, barbarians, elves, dwarfs, church leaders...and like 10 others I have not mentioned... ( are you lost yet?) are never explained or any kind of introduction given. There is just random events gone into detail and just when you get interested you get jerked from the story and next time you visit the character if you're lucky enough to remember their name they go on a different story line! The names of these ppl are so long it might as well be guy1 said this, guy2 said that, the third guy you didn't know existed in the room disagreed and then the guy who has some kind a rank decided this, then guy1 said that. The guy you hope is 2 responded, 5th guy that is somehow in the room gives his opinion to the guy with rank and so on till we are torn again to another random and inconquical story line. It's just a pile of noodles...bland and pointless.

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  • Angel
  • 04-15-19

Shame about the narrater

I think this could have been a reasonable story if someone else had told it for audible, without doubt this narrator is the worst I have ever heard since listioning to books, he pronounces many words in a really weird way eg Immortal he says Im- more- tale in a slow dreary voice, he is about as interesting as watching paint dry, he actually sounds like a very posh robot, I had to give up after 3 hours I could not stand his droning voice, shame because I think this may have been a good book, oh and also its a very bad recording, sounds as if it was recorded in a tin shed with too much treble

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  • Gareth Hughes
  • 04-04-19

Well written book

Very good book. Well made book with some great battle scenes. Will recommend to others. 32hrs for one credit bargain. A double portion of wine ration to the author

1 of 1 people found this review helpful