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Publisher's Summary

An immersive and ambitious new series from the Aurealis Award-winning author of A Crucible of Souls.

A corrupted power stirs from beyond the grave.
A sacred order of knights sworn to protect the world from evil.
The Necromancer Queen will rise again. 

Seventeen years have passed since the Necromancer Queen Talia was overthrown and slain, and her capital city destroyed by the Knights of the Order of Eternal Vigilance. 

Anskar DeVantte, raised in the sacred disciplines of the Order, is now ready to face the brutal initiation trials to become a consecrated knight-sorcerer. 

But the further Anskar rises in the ranks the more his faith wavers, and he is beset by harrowing dreams and uncertainty. As troubling powers awaken within him, a schism grows between Anskar and his hallowed Order, and he draws the hungry gaze of the vanquished queen’s fanatical followers. 

As Anskar pieces together the mysteries of his early life, and begins to understand the malevolent forces gathering in his path, he finds himself with a crucial choice to make: Remain loyal to the Order’s righteous mission, or control the dark powers growing within him. 

Either way, his destiny is steeped in war. The only question is, which side will he be on?

©2020 Mitchell Hogan (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Michael Kramer!

I would absolutely listen to anything Michael Kramer narrates! The very best in the business!

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very good beginning!!!

Good book #1. A bit predictable. To me, The author(Mitchell Hogan) creates very imaginative world with likeable characters. This is a third series that I have read and I do like his stories.

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Fantastic

Great new book by a great team. Hogan and Kramer both are masters of their craft and come together to make magic

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Great beginning to a new series

I am actually NOT a fan of this narrator. I know he does many epic fantasy but I just am not a fan. That being said I did get into this story and I am eagerly awaiting the next one.

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He did it again

Another story that sucked you in and made feel for the characters, then having you get emotional about their situation. Now I am impatiently waiting for the next book.

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Amazing!

This book was amazing! It had a great story line and I get wait to read the next one!

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Excellent

Just like every other book he’s written. Can not wait for the next one.
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Good narrator, lackluster story.

I didn't finish the book, but I made it about half way through (about 8 hours). While the prologue was intriguing, everything else was boring and tropey. The main character is an orphan, in a righteous and religious order that I couldn't stand. The trial outcomes were predictable, boring, and made the pacing a slog. While I am not a prude, I found most of the sex scenes unnecessary. They aren't heavily graphic or anything but Carred always seems to be in someones bed. I rather have had more answers eluded to or world building rather than that. The narrator is good, but I didnt like the voice he chose for the dwarf. It just seemed unfitting and made me think she was some kind of inhuman creature. Overall pretty disappointed and I refunded the book. Granted I did not finish it, so perhaps it gets better but the books pacing made listening it more of a chore than an enjoyable experience so I stopped. However, many people seem to enjoy it so perhaps it just not a book for me.

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More appropriate as Book 0

Mitchell Hogan is an excellent writer and I thoroughly enjoyed his "Sorcery Ascendant" series, however, this book was difficult to latch onto with the same interest and intensity. There was too much untold secret backstory and even after 15 hours of telling, only a portion was revealed. It was mostly a coming-of-age book but so much beating-around-the-bush regarding the MC that in the end I found myself no longer caring about what was to be revealed from within the bush. The MC spent most of the time lamenting his circumstances and infidelity to his order such that it made him seem somewhat of a pathetic protagonist.

Michael Kramer's narration performance was, as to be expected, stellar but even that was not enough to desire to continue with the series.

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Forcing Adult themes

Overall it's an ok book. I will say that the author tends to have these very unnatural sex scenes that feels like he just wants his book to not be called YA fantasy.

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  • 07-14-20

Superb

Having listened to all the other books by Mitchell Hogan available on audiobook, I was so looking forward to this new series. I was not disappointed! The story, narration, characters were brilliant, I highly recommended this book.
Can’t wait for the next instalment now.

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  • 05-10-21

Great read

The main character is on every page, so nice not having a million b-listers to remember. It’s not endless battles there’s an actual story. The characters aren’t constantly fleeing from certain death only to be repeated ten pages later. It has a diverse and logical magic system with many spell ideas, not just napalm death again and again. The characters aren’t paranoid superhero's or endlessly changing sides, and Micheal Kramer is as always superb.

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  • SuzyDiamond
  • 04-29-21

Disappointing

I chose this because I had just listened to the Sorcery Ascendant trilogy which I enjoyed very much. This is just like a very watered down version of the same thing - all the same ideas just called slightly different things.

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  • 04-07-21

Ignoring a few flaws, this is a great start.

So I'm in two minds about this one... one one hand, it's a cool story, and keeps you going without being plodding or uninteresting. The problem is, it feels like it was written for, and maybe by a teenage boy. Women are sexualised and there are so many... let's call them intimate scenes, that seem to be used to show a connection between two characters, that could have been done in so many different ways. Good story, just too much innuendo, lusting, and double entendre.

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  • Anders Haywood
  • 11-17-20

Really great new series!

This was a fantastic new series by Mitchell Hogan. It's set in his previously established world of Wiraya, but it's not necessary to have read any of those, as they aren't referenced in this one.
This book follows a young man named And Kat, who is training to be part of an order of religious Knights.
I'm not sure how much more to say without spoilers, so I will just say, that the story really sucked me in. It also made me think, because some of the cultural genocide the Neyandrians face is happening in the real world in certain parts of Asia.
Anyway, the characters were well written and vivid. Several times I found myself thinking about the characters and their problems as if they were real. To me, that's the sign of an excellent book.
The narration was well done and fit the story well.
All in all, I really loved this book, and can't wait for the next one!