They are "The Arcana". Collectively, they are the ultimate symbols of cosmic power. Millennia ago they were the treasures of the gods of creation, honored and cherished in four great cities since swept away by the rivers of time. The Spear of Light came from Gorias. The city of Falias contained The Stone of Destiny. From Murias came The Cup of Blood. The Sword of Flame was enshrined within Findias....
What would have made Silverhand better?
I feel as though it tried to carve out this epic fantasy world, but Llewelyn and Scott simply didn't spend enough time giving it a back-story.<br/><br/>There's a lot of unexplained "mystical babble" and elements to build a world, but it doesn't go anywhere.
What do you think your next listen will be?
A different epic fantasy, maybe one that has a finished series.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The narrator, Kyle Munley, really phoned this performance in. I haven't listened to any of his other work, but this monotonous tone and performance isn't enjoyable.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
I was disappointed. I have read Michael Scott's "Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flammel" books, and was excited for a more adult story, but it couldn't hold up.
Any additional comments?
I wish the third book had been published, then maybe I would keep interest.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful