• Gol

  • A Legends of Ansu fantasy: Dawn of Legends (The Series Prequel)
  • By: J.W. Webb
  • Narrated by: Andrew McDermott
  • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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Gol

By: J.W. Webb
Narrated by: Andrew McDermott
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Publisher's Summary

In a world about to be destroyed, star-crossed lovers Lissane and Erun will do whatever it takes to escape the destiny in store for them - and the families sworn to keep them apart.

When a vengeful sorcerer unleashes a Fire Demon to destroy his rivals he sets off a chain of events that will eventually destroy Gol, a war-ravaged continent at the other side of the world. Unaware that time is running out Gol's scheming barons overthrow their king and strive to seize control, unleashing a bloody civil war. Baron's daughter Lissane, and commoner Erun find themselves caught in the web of murder, treachery, and sword and sorcery threatening to destroy their existence.

The lovers plan to flee Gol before its foretold ruin. But Baron Barola already has plans for his daughter and sends his brutal sons to deal with Erun.

Gol mingles, mystery, myths, and legends with gritty action and snappy dialogue, woven to an epic tapestry of dark fantasy. The novel introduces the listener to the Legends of Ansu, a spell-binding new fantasy series that will appeal to fans of Game of Thrones. If you like tough action featuring gritty characters set to a vivid fantasy backdrop of war, treachery, and vengeance, then you are going to love this new tale by JW Webb.

Pick up Gol to discover this exciting series today.

©2015 James William Pugh (P)2020 James William Pugh

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Epic Tale

Great story. Spans many genres. Fantasy, scifi, romance, action. I love the authors work and this one is definitely one of his best. Perfect narrator for the story as well.

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Invested and wanting More!

So funny story about this book, But first, I was gifted this book by the author in exchange for my humble opinion. Well I requested the book be gifted to me because I thought it was a prequel to a Legends of Ansu fantasy series written by the same author that I had already read book 1 of, lol but alas it was not. With that said though, I now have a second series to finish reading by Mr. Webb. JW Webb has a great talent for building characters that you become invested in. You want to know about their lives, struggles and adventures. This book is a history of the past of a people I have yet to get to know, but I am impressed by their ancestors. Erun and Lissane are so real in their lives as you listen you can believe and that is a great quality for me. This book ran me through the gauntlet of emotions, anger at the treatment, joy at the reunion, sorrow at the devastation. Over all a great start to a new series that I shall be reading. Thank you for the honor of your gift.

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Solid Tale

Despite being being quite dark, bloody and violent the book kept my interest throughout. However, lacked any real emotion

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very good

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! good overall

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Prequel or Stand Alone Good book

I thought I would have problems with this narrative. but it was actually very soothing.

The story is great as a stand alone. but it is a prequel to another story that happens later in time.

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More of J.W. Webb's Incredible Fantasy!

I love all of this author's work! the combination of fantasy blended with real themes of the middle ages. his characters always develop wonderfully. the cruel harsh realism of the past, balanced with excellent story telling has me hooked on each word. The incredible part is that each of his works send a thread connecting them in his web of stories! I'm almost done listening to all his works, and I can't wait for there to be more!

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Intriguing

Originally this was not one of my favourite genres. Once I listened to the stories by this Author, I was hooked forever. The Narrator helped make this possible.

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An epic tale!

This is an epic tale about the beginning of the lands of Ansu. It is a fantasy and a love story. It has many different people groups and cultures. If you enjoy this kind of fantasy, you will enjoy this book. I enjoyed it. It has a more adult serious tone than the author’s books about Corin, but still very fascinating. It is worth listening to.
The natation is excellent as always!

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Great story!

I really enjoyed listening to this book. As I've mentioned before, anything Andrew McDermott narrates is a book I'll listen to! This story fortunately can stand on its own as well! The characters are interesting and well developed. The story world is detailed and interesting. The book is well written and I recommend it for sword and sorcery or fantasy fans! I'm looking forward to the other books in the world of Ansu!

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Epic

Gol is a brilliantly-written and thrilling fantasy, with intriguing elements. The storyline is engaging and entertaining, loaded with action and fascinating characters. J.W. Webb is an excellent storyteller with an incredible imagination. The world-building and character development are excellent, immersing the listener.

Andrew McDermott conveyed the characters, their personalities, mood, and animations, bringing the story to life. Overall, this was a fantastic listen, one I recommend. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Great book.

Enjoyed story and the narrator.
These books have been enjoyable very good to listen to.

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