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Eye of Truth

Agents of the Crown, Book 1
Narrated by: Vivienne Leheny
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (110 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

After 10 years at war, Jev Dharrow looks forward to hanging up his sword, relaxing with a cool mug of ale, and forgetting that the love of his life married another man while he was gone. But when his ship sails into port, a beautiful woman wearing the garb of an inquisitor from one of the religious orders waits to arrest him. 

His crime? He’s accused of stealing an ancient artifact with the power to start another war. Jev would gladly hand over the artifact to stop more suffering, but he has no idea where it is or even what it looks like. The inquisitor woman definitely has the wrong person. 

Inquisitor Zenia Cham grew up with nothing, but she has distinguished herself as one of the most capable law enforcers in the city, and she’s next in line to become archmage of the temple. All she has to do is find the Eye of Truth, and her superiors are certain Jev has it. 

He tries to charm her with his twinkling eyes and easy smile, but she’s not letting any man get between her and her dreams. Especially not a thief. 

If Jev can’t convince Zenia they’re on the same side, find the artifact, and clear his name, his homecoming will turn into a jail sentence. Or worse.

©2018 Lindsay Buroker (P)2018 Lindsay Buroker

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  • Bunty
  • Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • 10-25-18

GOOD START.

Most enjoyable. Good start to a new series. I like Jev Zinder Darrow's personality. Very steady and very sensible. Zinnia is excellent too. Both main characters are very likeable. Action wise not bad but I hope there will be more "zest" to it. The narration/performance is good. Vivienne Leheny brings the characters go life with the different voices. Lindsay Buroker is a very talented writer and I love her books.

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Definitely an Author I'll be adding to my library

This had been a truly great book to listen to. The story had been compelling and the characters had been likeable and felt flawless within the world. I will have to be sure to add more books by this author and look for others with the same Narrator. The narrator had been phenomenal.

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A great start to a new series

I received the audiobook for free as a Patreon supporter, but I would have purchased it if it wasn't a reward and my reviews are always honest. I also read the first 10 chapters on Lindsay's blog, but I think the audiobook brings the characters to life and I'd highly recommend "reading" it that way.

The book started slowly for me and that's the reason for 4 stars rather than more. At first, I did not like the female lead, Zenia. Once Lindsay hit her stride though, I fell in love with the two main characters and the story. I'm very excited for the next book which will be out soon.

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loved it

Lindsay Buroker writes the most likable characters. This book reminded me of the Dragon Age video game series in the best way, with elements of steampunk. I like how lighthearted it was but hope the next one includes some grit. Overall really amazing.

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great read

this book was written well and I love the characters and the story line i cant wait to see what the next book has to offer

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A lightweight

This the least of Lindsay Burokers books and I struggled to stay focused when listening to it.
It is a formula without the depth of character or plot that is needed to make a book captivating.
I will not be buying the next books in the series.
A true let down

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  • Eric
  • Everett, WA, United States
  • 11-28-18

Good cop Bad cop

This book is somewhat reminiscent of a female and male detective working a case. I can't' say that it kept my interest from beginning to end but I believe it has promise.

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one of my favorite authors

I've been reading and listening to her books since she first came out with The Emperor's Edge series. I loved those books. I've loved almost every book this author has put out and this Title was no different.

Not only did I love the story but I also love the maturity of Lindsay's voice as an author. Although EE is my first love, I think this series has a great shot at taking the number 1 spot on my book list for this author. I can't wait to read/listen to more.

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  • kian
  • 12-15-18

Underwhelmed

underwhelmed by the book, unlike LBs Fallen Empire, all of her other lead male characters seem timid, even veteran soldier who fought in the war for 10 years. I really like the narrator, she did a fantastic job, too bad the characters didn't live up to her level. The male lead is not very smart for someone who was the Captain of an intelligence company.

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  • Poppey
  • 02-21-19

A Little Slow

This is a (future?) love story between Jev Dharrow, a soldier back from the war with both physical/emotional scars and Zenia, a paranoid Inquisitor who arrives to arrest him straight off the boat on his return accusing him of stealing an artifact. Jev is an easy going, witty and handsome man, of course, (they all are) who takes everything in his stride.

Not quite sure how this will go. It seems a little slow, but I will try Book 2 to see if it picks up.

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  • Hanna
  • 02-08-19

Not the quality of older works

I loved the books of the forgoten ages world, and other of liked Linsay s older books, but the quality have falen over time, I am sad to say.

The character depth is not presset, and the story could have been so much more. To many characters introdused, and newer seen again.
Even if it is to sett up a world for a series, this does nor live up too the quality I would expect from Linsay Buroker

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-16-19

good fun story

The story is fun but I felt it started a bit slow. Seems like a good start to the series.

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