Changeling's Fealty

Changeling Blood, Book 1
Series: Changeling Blood Series, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (315 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A ragged newcomer...with a secret even he doesn’t know

A backwater city...with a countdown to an explosion no one is expecting

A secret Covenant...and a conspiracy to break it to pieces

Jason Kilkenny is a new arrival in the Canadian city of Calgary. Unlike most newcomers, Jason isn’t looking for a job in oil and gas: he’s a half-fae changeling that wants to get away from the politics of the inhuman races.

He soon learns that despite being a supernatural backwater, the city is run by a near-godlike Wizard - and the shadows are full of unseen dangers. Jason’s here to hide, but he finds himself called to service by Calgary’s understaffed Fae Court.

As supernatural politics collide in his new home, Jason’s plan to keep his head down is shattered and he finds himself testing the limits of his meager gifts. He cannot run, he cannot hide...and if he loses, he loses everything.

©2017 Glynn Stewart (P)2018 Faolan's Pen Publishing Inc.

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not sure about narrator

I have read this book previously but found myself in need of a audio book to lessen to fast and decided to give the audio a go. The story is amazing which I expected as I had previously read and loved the book. I am so sure if I like the narrator or not though and is a bit frustrating as a result. The narrator has a southern accent (I have to assume this part as I'm from Seattle) which goes perfectly with the main character who is from the south. But he speaks so slowly, it's not annoying but is not what I'm used to. My sister doesn't like the narration but I found that I did not take away from the story.

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A tad formulaic, but still excellent

All of Glynn Stewart's works follow a basic formula, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. This isn't a story that requires deep thought our analysis -- it's a mystical romp through one of Stewart's well-crafted worlds. The story is intricate but not complicated, a standard progression of pawn to the furthest rank, at quick time it is elevated to great power and authority. But the character earns it's enlargement. This story fulfills this pattern well, and entertains as it happens. The characters are likeable and well formed. The villains are vicious and venal and crafted to their roles. It isn't Dune, but heck, it'd be boring of every story was. A good read. You won't regret picking it up.

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Exceptional Book!

I loved this book. It was fast paced enough to keep me engaged throughout the book. The characters maybe fictional but they are believable and likable. The narrator was excellent. This book is absolutely worth a credit!

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EXCELLENT START TO A NEW SERIES

Most enjoyable. Jason Kilkenny, the protagonist is an interesting character. He is a half-Fae changeling, a new comer to Calgary and trying to just get a job and live a normal life. But instead he finds himself being pulled into the supernatural world and end up helping the humans and non-humans in need. An excellent hero. Glynn Stewart is one of my favourite writer and his books are so good. The narrator, Alexander Edward Trefethen did quite well and his voices for the different characters is easy to differentiate. I hope book 2 will be published soon.

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I find this book more fun to read than to listen

If you could sum up Changeling's Fealty in three words, what would they be?

Remove the need to have the (very good narrator) use a southern accent for the protagonist. This is not his fault as the accent is a minor plot point but I found it jarring. the reader does not try canadian accents for the Calgary natives so there is a whole heavy southern drawl juxtaposed with standard USA newsreader accents for most of the rest of the cast.

What did you like best about this story?

the world building and the politics of the non human types set in a Canadian city. The abilities deferential between the various races of the unhumans that are delineated so well by the author.

What three words best describe Alexander Edward Trefethen’s voice?

uneven individual characterization

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

yes but it would be a major spoiler to discuss it

Any additional comments?

The story is more than good enough for me to want to read future episodes but the accent problems I have will mitigate against getting the audible versions

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Great Series!

I've reread the series a couple times, and I keep hoping Glynn and Alexander continue the story.

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great book

unique take on the fey in modern society. interesting characters and well thought out story.

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Enjoyable listen

For a book of its type its well written and goes at a quick enough pace to keep one interested the whole time. Its fun and easy to listen to and I will be getting the next book.

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Really great story!!!!

This is a really good book, with a great sense of murder and intrigue, the characters have a good feel about them. I look forward to the next installment and I hope people will check out this story, because you will not be disappointed.

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on to book 2

I really enjoyed this book and listen to this book for fans of Being Human UK version was the best and Agents of Shield.

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  • 08-04-20

Another very well imagined fantasy universe.

As I cannot write I am always very impressed when an author manages to produce two or more distinct scenarios without obvious recycling of concepts. Having been drawn to Mr Stewart's writing by a binge reading of the Starship Mage series I was pleased to find such a well imagined and different world as Calgary with this story. The quality of narration was in my opinion top class and helped build a mental landscape that transports the listener into the story. I dont think you can ask more of a book than that...

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  • 06-29-20

Great read

Excellent story well read. Lots of action and a well developed storyline. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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  • Sue
  • 01-13-20

urban fantasy at its best

Loved it. Have listened to it multiple times. love this author. one of his best.

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  • Cactus Rose
  • 12-08-19

Too confusing

Too many characters and it became difficult to recall who was who. The storyline was much too repetitive and predictable. I'd lost interest by half way and struggled to finish.

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  • Cazzarella
  • 08-16-19

Unexpected but I loved it

It took me a while to decide to read / listen to this as I was introduced to Mr Stewart’s space opera stories first. His talents in world building, pacing and character development however are just as good here. This is about a seemingly ordinary guy, who happens to be fae, a kind of refugee arriving in a new city in order to escape the politics and intrigue inherent in his old life. Despite his best efforts an unknown family history leads to further adventure and turmoil. I don’t want to give too much away but I’d highly recommend it.