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Everyone has their secrets.

In Berinin, a new Chieftain Heir is born, but only his grandfather and a child from ArcNos know the truth of his birth. In Ferya, a denial of paternity fractures a family. In Ivaria, the plight of an orphan motivates his adoptive father to seek a child of his own blood.

These four children - MeiLom of ArcNos, Galo of Berinin, Eytea of Ferya, and Vielle of Ivaria - are part of a long-forgotten line of hominids called Hybrids.

Soon after, an ArcNosian soldier walks into the clutches and care of a shadow group with technology paling all of Ouristihra. Thus begins his rise to power, flanked by The Avatars of Fate as they preach the doctrine of The Epimetheus Trial.

With their hands firmly in the Northland powerhouse, The Avatars' focus is twofold. Topple the rest of the continent. And eradicate the Hybrids.

Derelicts, rebels, and refugees come together to overthrow the new power structure and drive out The Avatars. Nobody knows where they came from or what they're ultimately after. But one thing is certain.

"We need to operate under the assumption that nobody is coming to our rescue."

©2012, 2017 Erik Setser (P)2020 Erik Setser

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Epic Fantasy At Its Finest

A well-written high-fantasy novel. The author does a fantastic job with world and character building. I loved the narration of the audio book. The narrator did a great job bringing the characters to life and helped me immerse myself into the world the author created. For me, the narrator sounded a lot like Wil Wheaton, which is a positive. Fans of high-fantasy will love this book. Highly recommended.

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Take it in stride

It’s got a Black Clover kind of setting. Doesn’t seem to necessarily have a single focus character for the most part as all the heroes seem to have a lot of character introduction along with development. The narrators did a pretty decent job portraying them in my opinion. If you’re looking for something slow build may want to look at it.

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Wonderful....!

Very exciting and compelling book. Setser has a wonderful way of articulating each scene making it easy to develop a visual for each situation and setting. Eubanks was excellent at capturing a wide range of characters. I was very impressed at how consistent he maintained the distinctive voices of so many characters throughout the storyline. Two thumbs up!

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Delightfully Narrated, Passionate Storytelling

Elder Blood is a refreshing novel to tune in to. It is filled to the brim with colorful characters, unexpected turn of events, magic and mortals and the full range of human emotions within a trying set of events.

The myriad of voices are delightfully narrated which makes it easy to get lost in the story.

I can't wait to see how the story continues to unfold. Looking forward to the next book already!

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Gripping!

I loved this story, it kept me on the edge of my seat and had many twists I didn't see coming. The narrator did a fantastic job bringing the story and characters to life. I'm excited to see what the next book will bring!

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Great listen!

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this novel. The story and characters where captivating and brilliantly highlighted by the compelling narration. Highly recommended.

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A must read!

If you’re looking for a book that once you start you can’t stop, then this it is! The story is suspenseful, exciting, adventurous and mysterious from the start! Each character in the story has a purpose. You get lost in the story from the start. I could go on and on about this. This is hands down a must read/listen! I finished it quick because I couldn’t get enough of it and put it down! Just wow!

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Highly recommend

Highly recommend this audible! I enjoyed listening to it, it’s very entertaining. For me, it’s a five stars!

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Epically On Edge

What else can I say? I loved it. The characters had deep backstories with reason to be together as they are. You grow to understand the motives and justification each has. No matter what side they’re on, you understand their mindset.

It’s a big story, well fleshed out and it has a lot of twists and turns - enough to keep it feeling grounded without being silly. It’s my first venture into fantasy in audiobook form and I genuinely loved every second of the story. It’s well written, the dialogue never feels out of place and it brought me back to my childhood of playing Final Fantasy games - it gave me those same feelings.

The narration was fantastic with each character being given their own voice and personality through the acting. A great voice for narration too. I loved this one, both for the writing and the narration.

I can’t wait to see the next in the series and I hope to hear Cole back for the narration of it!

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  • 07-13-21

a strong start to an interesting series

an good story made better with a great nation. I'll be interested to see where this series goes