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Quantum Shadows

By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Narrated by: Adam Verner
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Publisher's summary

Best-selling author of The Mongrel Mage, L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s Quantum Shadows blends science fiction, myth, and legend in an adventure that pits old gods and new against one another in a far-future world.

On a world called Heaven, the 10 major religions of mankind each have its own land governed by a capital city and ruled by a Hegemon. That Hegemon may be a god, or a prophet of a god. Smaller religions have their own towns or villages of belief.

Corvyn, known as the Shadow of the Raven, contains the collective memory of humanity’s Falls from Grace. With this knowledge comes enormous power.

When unknown power burns a mysterious black image into the holy place of each House of the Decalivre, Corvyn must discover what entity could possibly have that much power. The stakes are nothing less than another Fall, and if he doesn't stop it, mankind will not rise from the ashes.

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

©2020 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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Quantum Shadows carries the overtones of our genre’s finest writers - Zelazny and Wolfe - which is enough to commend it.... Modesitt has given us a vision all his own - a vision with the power to transport and challenge us in equal measures.” (Peter O'Rullian, author of The Unremembered)

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Refreshing and different. A nice change-up.

This was a refreshing change-up from the typical science fiction and fantasy fare. The story is interesting, the pacing is relaxing and the story meanders through a mystery that you have to unpack with minimal exposition and amidst lot of philosophical ponderings. The world building was really cool, and I would welcome more stories set there if the author was so inclined. I thought the narration was oddly slow and halting; however, once I bumped the speed up to about 115% - 120% it was a lot better.

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