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Altar of Influence: The Orsarian War Audiobook

Altar of Influence: The Orsarian War: A Prelude to the Dying Lands Chronicle

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Altar of Influence is the anticipated prequel to the Amazon and Audible number one best seller Circle of Reign.

Sacrifice. The single act capable of bringing both death and life simultaneously.

Thannuel Kerr is handsome, young, and brash, fumbling through childhood toward his inevitable inheritance: the next Lord of the Western Province. He struggles to accept his arranged marriage and to grow into the man he must become. The journey toward that end, however, is fraught with more peril than he could possibly imagine.

In the remote reaches of the Realm, an unknown, silent threat is growing. The Thoulden-sha of Mari-shaden is gathering his disciples: those who have relinquished their bloodlines to the Ancients and embraced Those Not Remembered, a forgotten race that inhabited Våleira long before the Age of the Ancients. As Thannuel learns more about his heritage, he begins to understand why powers that seem greater than anything the world of Våleira has ever seen are targeting him. He is a young man, and he and his beloved intended, Moira, will face assassination attempts, civil war, and foreign invasions that could tear the Realm - and Våleira itself - apart.

Sacrifice. It is what the Thoulden-sha demands. It is what the world desperately needs. To save all he loves, Thannuel will be called upon to lay himself upon the Altar of Influence.

©2016 Jacob Cooper (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    The Children's Hour Academy 01-20-17
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    "Great Story and Storytelling!!"

    I genuinely enjoyed this book and excited to read the next in this series. Michael Kramer is a wonderful narrator whose storytelling is brilliantly delivered.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Josh 01-14-17
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    "Captivating read!"
    Would you listen to Altar of Influence: The Orsarian War again? Why?

    Yes I absolutely would! As someone who rarely gets into books I found myself intrigued constantly while listening to this one. The story continues to pull you in and you can visualize everything as if it were a movie.


    What other book might you compare Altar of Influence: The Orsarian War to and why?

    There are no other books quite like this one. It has such an original feel to it that I've never before read or heard of.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer – was your favorite?

    I loved the relationship between Thannuel and Antious. They're commitment to each other and friendship was so real. The awkward teenage romance and humor was natural, but most of all, the sense of imagery, magic and depth of the world held your imagination through the end.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I love the intense battle scenes. I was so focused and zoned in during the battle scenes that I was ready to armor up and fight.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm excited for more books by this author. I have been waiting for books to be written with this amount of imagery and realism to come along. I can't wait for these books to hit the big screen!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Yvette Jackson 02-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Please read first."
    Where does Altar of Influence: The Orsarian War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Now waiting for the third book. it makes you feel like you are in the book. Great job because I love high fantasy magic books. And this is a triple reread.


    What about Michael Kramer’s performance did you like?

    Michael Kramer puts you in the book. When he reads, the tempo is set by the narrator and He makes you feel that you might have to hold your breath or you might be seen when others are hiding. You feel that you need to help the character run, jump and everything else . Its so wonderful to be in the book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This books make me feel so connected to the characters that I feel loss when they die.


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    Randall Wakeford New York, NY USA 03-12-17
    Randall Wakeford New York, NY USA 03-12-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Well worth the listen"

    Great story. Best listened to second even though prequel. awesome narration. Looking forward to book2

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    Anthony 03-02-17
    Anthony 03-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Let there be Light"

    I wasn't sure if reading (listening to), this after the 1st book in the series would be a sort of let-down or that I would be disappointed if it wasn't as good since I knew what immediately followed. I shouldn't have worried. It is great start to what promises to be an even greater series!
    It answered the questions of mine about the relationships between the characters in Book 1 and makes you care so much more about them, giving background to what you could only guess in the first book about their motivations and insight to why they are drawn toward the Light or the Darker side of life. So much promise to this series. I sincerely hope the author can deliver. So far it seems as if he will in spades!
    I can't wait for book 2!

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    Packer Backer SNOWFLAKE, AZ, United States 06-05-17
    Packer Backer SNOWFLAKE, AZ, United States 06-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent Prologue"

    Loved the story! The characters were rich, well-developed and the plot moved quickly and was exciting. This is a story that can be read as a family. The narrator is superb.

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    Josh 06-15-17
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    "A+"

    This may sound silly but I choose my audiobooks based on the narrator and it hasn't failed me yet!

    Michael Kramer only chooses the BEST authors to work with and Jacob Cooper is definitely one of them! I've been searching for a new series to listen to and Michael lead me to you. Thank you!

    I can't wait for book 2 in the Dying Lands Chronicle!

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    Leszek 06-15-17
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    "Great listen and a worthy addition to the series."

    Michael Kramner is amazing as usual and Jacob Cooper proved to be a very plesant surprise and a worthwhile listen.

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    Vivian 08-27-17
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    "Fun to hear after Book One"

    You will like the pre-quel if you have already heard Book One. Yes, you will know the ultimate outcomes, but the paths there are not always obvious.

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    A. Bunting New Orleans 05-04-17
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    "Good not great"

    Seems to strive for Sanderson "Mistborn" but closer to Rofhuss The Wise Man's Fear,
    Drags at times. Does show a rising talent, especially because he never had any real training in writing.

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