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Welcome to the world of Zaneen, a world with a dark past and more secrets than answers. For Lian, a 12-year-old orphan, the world consists only of his remote village and the hazardous mountains surrounding it. He always questioned his existence and longed for meaning; Lian will soon get his answers.

After his birthday gets off to a rocky start, Zaneen's dark past erupts into the present with a violent fury. When that fury leaves Lian truly alone, with the exception of an unexpected companion, Lian must learn the secrets of his own past in order to save his world from a thousand-year-old conflict.

©2016 Darren D. Lee (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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  • laura
  • Florence, AL, United States
  • 04-12-17

Disappointed

I really wanted to like this story, it had some great reviews, but, I found that I just didn't care. It was well written, I love the narrator, he is one of my favs, but come on! Let us know more about the people, what they care about, who they are, what they are thinking, etc. It was sort of discombobulated, it jumped around so much. He is a kid, finds his long-lost Mom, then you are with some evil dragon, terrorizing the lands, then, poof, he is an adult, and really, all you know is that he did some training all these years. I didn't care enough to finish listening.

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Soooo cheesy.

The story was really good, until the main character started to fall in love. Then the dialogue/ text was unbearable. So much cliche romance text and horrible comedy that left me cringing at times. The first 4 hours were great but after that, the only thing that kept me listening was nick podehl's epic voices.

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Not my fav

I wanted to like this book, but found no depth in the characters and very little original thought. Cookie cutter fantasy, I apologize for the negative review because I applaud anyone strong and brace enough to write a book. I picked this one to read because I love nick podel as a narrator.

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excellent

excellent books by 4 what are the greatest stories I've I love the characters great book, I can't wait for book 2

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  • michael
  • 03-26-17

I Need more

wasn't sure I'd like this not being a big fan of epic fantasy. I ended up loving this story great characters interesting story and a good narrator where's book 2

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  • Jamie
  • 04-18-17

Masterfully narrated

Nick podehl, bring this enjoyable action /fantasy to life with his awesome narration. Well worth a listen!