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Blood Song Audiobook

Blood Song: Raven's Shadow, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

From "a new master storyteller" comes the beginning of an epic fantasy saga of blood, honor, and destiny....

The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of 10 when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.

Vaelin’s father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the unified realm. Vaelin’s rage at being deprived of his birthright and dropped at the doorstep of the Sixth Order like a foundling knows no bounds. He cherishes the memory of his mother, and what he will come to learn of her at the Order will confound him. His father, too, has motives that Vaelin will come to understand. But one truth overpowers all the rest: Vaelin Al Sorna is destined for a future he has yet to comprehend. A future that will alter not only the realm, but the world.

©2013 Anthony Ryan (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    Kellsway 11-17-16
    Kellsway 11-17-16 Member Since 2017

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    "Bravo!!!"

    I absolutely loved this and can't wait to move on to Tower Lord. The narrator only added to this book Epic ness.

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    Kevin Herndon, VA, United States 11-17-16
    Kevin Herndon, VA, United States 11-17-16 Member Since 2011

    Reading Fantasy and SCI-FI on audible.

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    "Most Excellent Book"

    This was a great book. the story is intriguing and different. The characters are well developed and interesting. The book has its highs and lows and yet still has a reasonable conclusion despite being 1 of 3. Looking forward to reading the second book.

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    Omar 11-07-16
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    "Fantastic Read!!"

    The story is a little slow in the beginning, but I promise that if you remain patient you will be duly rewarded.

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    Jason 11-04-16
    Jason 11-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "amazing"

    I read a lot for fantasy books and this was the best by far. I can easily recommend buying this book and am actually paying for the next one.

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    Atlanta 11-04-16
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    "Book and narration were both in the "ok" category"

    The narrator has a nice voice but he does not add any inflection for the characters, all the same tone. He will read how a character shouts in anger then continue at the same pace as the rest of the book. The story itself was OK, but I often found myself needing to go back to try to figure out who characters were and how they ended up there.

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    Amazon Customer 11-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Read it! "

    Best sound book I've ever heard. Fast but long story. You'll really enjoy it.

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    Carlo Cardella 10-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "First time I could not finish an audiobook"

    Very slow paced, after listening to 6+ hours noting notable had happened in the story.
    The reader was the worst part for me: monotone, extremely fragmented (a pause every three words is unbearable for me), expressionless, very hard to follow the dialogs when multiple people are involved... I had to give up

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    A. Zielinski Chicago, IL 10-26-16
    A. Zielinski Chicago, IL 10-26-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Good story, monotonous performance"

    The story was pretty good, with believable humanity. The beadth of scope was manageable, and the pace was fairly good, once it picked up a little momentum. The trouble is the drone of the narrator. His voices are indestinguishable, making running dialogs a nightmare to comprehend, not knowing when one person has stopped and the other began, let alone who was talking to begin with. Every person has the same voice, and even when he attempts to change them, it is super inconsistent. Worth the listen, though.

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    Sheryl 10-23-16
    Sheryl 10-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    This whole series is such a disappointment. It is impossible to follow and jumps like a chicken with its head cut off!! I've been an avid audio book listener for many years and this is the MOST painful series to try to get through. Refund in my future.

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    Sidney 10-22-16
    Sidney 10-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent Story!"

    I throughly enjoyed this story! As others have stated, the performance is really good but Mr. Brand doesn't provide enough inflection in is voice to easily distinguish between different characters. Because of this the narration takes some getting used to. Please don't let that discourage you though, I was completely enthralled by the excellent story! Highly recommended!

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