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Publisher's Summary

Apprentice assassin Arek Winterthorn has a power even he himself doesn't understand. Unable to cast even the simplest of spells, he can still disrupt the magic of others with a single touch. Arek's master, Silbane, is ordered to use that power to close a gate between their world and one inhabited by demons. This will save their people, but potentially at the cost of Arek's life. 

Thus begins an epic quest brimming with betrayals, plot twists, violence, and intrigue. Silbane and Arek will fight relentlessly in battles and skirmishes against mages, dwarves, elves, and even dragons, but their true adversary may be each other. In the end, they will be faced with the ultimate question: What sacrifice is too great for the good of their people and their world? 

With non-stop action, an intricate mix of powerful magic and deadly martial arts, Mythborn brings to life a world filled with creatures and gods from legend crafted by the designer of the award-winning Elder Scrolls: Arena and martial-arts master, V. Lakshman.

©2003, 2004, 2005, 2017, 2018 Mythborn Media, LLC (P)2003, 2004, 2005, 2017, 2018 Mythborn Media, LLC

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There are no absolutes

This is book of many perspectives the only truth , is that truth is relative . Your answer says
More about you then the story.
Everyone must choose a side and every side has there own reasons . Good , Evil right and
Wrong . Can a good person do evil or Vice versa ?
I personally enjoyed the Duality of this story.
A Wheel if you get my meaning.
The narrator Mr Kramer as always does an excellent job breathing life into the words of Mr Lakshman who a storyteller on par with my favorites. I look forward too see the rest of this tale , and hopefully much more too follow .

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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A Fantastic Start of an Epic Story

V. Lakshman dives onto the Audible scene with a big splash; so much so that I've already marked him as one of a limited number of top-tier writers in the Fantasy genre. His mastery of writing is almost immediately apparent, what with his carefully orchestrated unveiling of the many interesting characters providing each with an interesting backstories that weave in seamlessly to the grand story arc. Then, Michael Kramer narrating the story takes a lot of will to put on pause to do other essential tasks such as work and sleep.

I especially enjoyed the mixture of characters of various age categories playing substantial roles from adolescents destined for obvious yet unknown grand destinies to adults and elders of both pure and questionable morals. In finishing Book 1 I am left with mixed feelings. Disappointed that his following books in the series have yet to make it to Audible but thrilled to see that there are two others in the wings.

If you're a fantasy lover, get this book but ... watch out for the dwarven, they're about as ruthless as characters get.

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Good fantasy- creative premise

I’ll be excited to see where this goes. I’m in for the long run, I think.

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The split tale

I like most science fantasy work. Creating a book is a daunting task, but there are formulae for creating a bad one. One of my biggest pet peeves is when an author starts with a main character and then adds sub characters and then for no obvious motivation than to stretch the number of pages, splits the group into smaller groups and sends each on a separate story line. This is especially infuriating when the story lines are incongruous. My second peeve is flash backs. Too many flashbacks toss the story arc into disarray. Literally every other chapter in this tale is a flashback and to compound this the flashbacks ARE NOT RELATED! Start at the begining, work your way through the middle and wrap it up at the end. Is that too hard to do? I know ADHD and even I can't muddle up a story line this badly. Mr Kramer saves this fiasco.

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Absolutely worth your time

Been reading fantasy books for years and find this author able to hold his own with the best of them. Style reminiscent of the greats like Salvatore or a budding Jordan. If you're looking for future reads from a good author or just something to enjoy now you're in luck.

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Very well written

One of those you can't put down till it is done. (im) Patiently for book two and three.

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Train left the station without the conductor

Bad sign starting a book with a “flashback”. Flashbacks only work after a character baseline is established.

Maybe I’ve been spoiled by great storytellers. I’d hoped that having Mr Kramer narrate would be enough and I t’s possible this book picks up later but after an hour of listening i doubt it.
Thus far it feels like I’m listening in on conversations between individual groups of strangers on the subway. Could be interesting except... oops here’s my stop

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