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Behind the Vale

Narrated by: Derek Perkins
Series: The Vale, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
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Thousands of years after the war of the ancients, a single bastion of human life survives - The Vale. And at its core the magnificent city of Troi. Here the mana flows from the great power station, bringing light and life to all. It is a beacon of hope in a sick and dying world. But all is not as it appears. Even as the Order of High Mages seeks to cure the land, sinister forces move to gain absolute control over The Vale and its citizens.

Drake Sharazi, disgraced Royal Guard turned bounty hunter, has been exiled from Troi to the surrounding provinces, where resources are limited and starvation is commonplace. It is in this squalor and poverty he believes he shall spend his remaining days. But after years of labor and suffering, he has been given the chance to go home; to return to the life he has longed for since the moment he left his beloved city.

But he quickly discovers that the life he desires is built on a foundation of lies. Now he must choose between what is right and what is easy. But what is right could cost more than he is willing to pay. And to save his home, he might have to destroy it...and all he has ever loved.

©2018 Brian D. Anderson (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 03-10-18

Almost a 4 but not quite

The first part is interesting but then it lagged in the middle. It picks up towards the end so overall it's pretty good. The narrator does a good job bringing the characters to life.

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Another great book!!

This author is so good you can't stop once you start on one of his stories.

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Domed Hell

Here is a world where you believe that you are in heaven as long as you expect what you are told. But just out is Hell and you cannot live there . Or is it!!!

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  • CAP
  • Alabama
  • 06-06-18

New Style for Brian

I really enjoyed this one by Brian. This is a little bit different than his usual epic fantasy. It's more of a modern feel. At first, the main character is shown as an outcast, who is sent to save someone important. It seems to all go well for the most part, until he realizes not everything is as it seems. He must come to terms with all the lies he was given in his past, and choose which side he needs to be on. The magic system is interesting, as is the strange man who appears at the end. It opens up great potential for a series that I look forward to.

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different and good

it was different but was good and interesting I would suggest this book is you like fantasy fiction

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A hidden gem this was not.<br />

Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised by Kindle Unlimited freebies. Unfortunately, this was not one of those occasions. I should have known better than to try a non-satirical book with a bad pun as its title. Live and learn. The narrator was OK, I guess but otherwise unremarkable.

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