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Publisher's Summary

This is a prequel to the Ancient Dreams trilogy, but is best read after the other volumes. 

Some mysteries are shrouded by both time and wars long since past. One of these mysteries revolves around the discovery of the true nature of magic, and the High Mage who ushered in a new era of understanding. Her name was Marin, and her life's work was consumed in the writing of her research.  

This is Marin's story, and that of her only student, Emonael, as they completed her research. They faced many trials together, and grew to respect one another as few have ever understood, even as others sought to silence the threat she posed to their power.  

This volume also contains a novella, Into the Eternal Wood, a story about Sistina Constella of the Kingdom of Everium.

©2018 Benjamin Paul Medrano (P)2018 Benjamin Paul Medrano

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Great!

This is definetly your best book in the series. I loved the little personal moments that didn't show up as much in the other books.

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Surprisingly Awesome!!

My expectations weren't high coming into this book. The narrator changed and in a way, we, the readers of Book 1-3, would know the general storyline of this book. What we don't know is how Medrano will write it.

And it was much better than anticipated. I expected a "building" type of plot, which it was. It was building/developing Medrano's magic system. But there is a lot more, a lot of bonding and character background.

As for Goer, it works. Book 1-3 is a dark fantasy so the other narrator was great for that. This is not and Goer's more cheery voice is amazing and fits the book well.

I actually shed tears.

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GREAT BOOK

What made the experience of listening to Marin's Codex the most enjoyable?

Book was well written; but also well narrated!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Marin by far because she was going to do it her way or no way at all.

Which character – as performed by Sarah Beth Goer – was your favorite?

I really can't answer this. Sarah did a great job on all of the characters. I wish she would have done the original trilogy.

Any additional comments?

Great job by Benjamin Medrano again; so far I have read all of the books he has put out and all of them have been very good.

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  • 07-23-18

Gabriela your missed !

While I did enjoy the story, it had the feel of a different writer from 1, 2, and 3.
On its own in position 4, it is a lame attempt to include all the after thoughts and cuttings that should've been in book 1 making it a good story but displaced.

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A brilliant prequel

I thoroughly enjoyed the first three books in the series so when I saw there was a prequel I was at first skeptical I hate being disappointed by Add-ones after the original story but this storyline dragged me in just as much if not more than the original did Benjamin Medrano Did a brilliant Job reading this book along with the series as a whole I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to see what else he might make in the future especially for ancient dreams

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Good stuff

I really enjoy the story but I’m not a huge fan of the lady performing it

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So good

I just now go listen to all the other books again because it's just so can good it draws more attention to details

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Thank you for your hard work.

loved the series and the narrator. I look forward to listen/reading more of your work.

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