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Shard of the Sun Audiobook

Shard of the Sun

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Ages ago, sorcerers created a new sun to replace their dying one. When a shard of the sun falls to the earth, more than one takes notice. And some have intentions more wicked than others.

A powerful wizard seeks the means to defy death and heal his broken body.

The Necromancer is set on getting the justice that was never given.

Amidst everything, the shard falls into the hands of an unsuspecting woodsman named Broderick. Miracles begin to happen at his touch. The dead are raised and the sick are healed. When his cousin's wife is captured, he sets out to rescue her and bargain the shard for her freedom. But nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted, least of all the one he travels with.

©2014, 2017 Richard Fierce (P)2017 Richard Fierce

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    Angela M. Dokos Georgia 05-27-17
    Angela M. Dokos Georgia 05-27-17 Member Since 2013

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    "Interesting story"

    I enjoyed the story, it was interesting and entertaining. Would have preferred more of a conclusion. I look forward to the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L 05-22-17
    L 05-22-17
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    "Amazing story line!"

    Super easy to follow with great character development. I'm a sucker for fantasy and sci-fi so this is right up my alley! The narrator did a great job of bringing this story to life! Excited to see what else this author comes up with!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lomeraniel Spain 06-16-17
    Lomeraniel Spain 06-16-17
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    "Entertaining but not very original"

    I received this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

    One night woodsman Broderick glimpses what he thinks it is a meteorite falling to Earth. Decided to make some money trading it he goes to its capture. But the little object who Broderick finds is not a meteorite but a shard of the new sun, placed there by old sorcerers to replace the old one after its death. This shard has great powers and it will be sought by evil wizards.

    This was a quick and easy listen. I found the fact about the sun original but I would have liked to have more information about it. There are some interesting aspects in the book but, like with the sun, Fierce just skims the surface and quickly goes to the next point. I think there is a lot of Deus ex Machina going on here, and for moments I felt that the characters were thrown here and there without much planning or foresight from the author.

    I like the characters but I felt that they should have been more developed and explored. I think both Broderick and the Necromancer would have had interesting backgrounds, and this would have increased the quality of the story. I found the character's relationships quite forced, to be honest, but that goes with what I have already mentioned: Deus ex Machina and plain characters.

    I could not help but feel that some aspect were inspired on Tolkien's books. There were goblins, swords with names, a town with a very similar name to Rivendell, and Elves with beautiful voices living on trees.

    The end of the book feels rushed and it curiously constitutes the epilog. The story has not concluded though, but I am not sure that I will bother to listen to the next book when it is published. It was entertaining and an easy listen but I think more work should have been put on it to get a more polished book.

    Skyler Morgan's narration was correct and clear, but I missed some variety in character's voices. All sounded the same, even female characters. I think Morgan would benefit in working on his voice range and interpretation skills. There was a tiny room noise on the recording but I was not bothered by it.

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    MsDesdemona 06-07-17
    MsDesdemona 06-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Slow Start"

    It took me several tries to get into this story. I blame the slow start on not reading a lot of fantasy books and the tone of the narrator. I've never listened to Skyler Morgan's work before so I was unfamiliar with the tone of his voice, which made me want to fall asleep. I don't think his voice is boring but it didn't make me want to stay awake.

    Vocal performance aside, the story was really good. This is definitely one of the shorter stories I've listened to, which I am grateful for because I couldn't have lasted ten hours. The story was interesting and made me want to pay attention. I will definitely check out more of Richard Fierce's work but only in book or ebook form.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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