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Once Humans had a magical alliance with Dragons. Now they and the other races have been enslaved by the Rhonas Empire – the elves – and can’t even remember the world the way it used to be. But thanks to the intervention of one determined dwarf and the human slave warrior known as Drakis, all of that is about to change.

©2010 Tracy Hickman (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Cheryl
  • Columbus, OH, United States
  • 01-30-11

Unique plot line and great read

I've already ordered book 2 - Audible will hopefully get it soon also. Get past the first few chapters and hang on for a wild ride!!! Toward the end I couldn't wait to see what happened next.

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Confusing....

There have not been many books I couldn't finish, but this is one. The first 6 chapters were fighting a war we knew nothing about, had no investment in the cause, and no idea what that cause was. I have made it over a quarter of the way thru part 2 and I still have no idea what the war is about. The character names are so foreign and similar that I can't keep up with the characters. The narrator is very good. He's the only reason I stuck it out this far. But I just have to give up. I'm used to books with a lot of different characters, like WOT. But this one, I just don't understand 'who's on first and what's on second'!

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The Talented Reading Makes It Worthwhile

A mostly formulaic book, though a few fun surprises and laughs that were just as much attributable to the performance as the book itself.

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overall a good story

it starts out a little slow, but turned out to be very enjoyable. i am going to get the next book i the series

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  • Rick
  • Olympia, WA, United States
  • 05-05-13

Difficult to understand.

Would you try another book from Tracy Hickman and/or Phil Gigante?

I have read a few books by Tracy Hickman and this was the hardest book to listen to that he has written. While I won't give up on Tracy, this one didn't work at all. The narration didn't help either.

Any additional comments?

This is one that I would like a refund for. I hate thinking that I've waisted a credit on something this bad.

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Narrator is outstanding

Never have written a review before. Have been reading and listening to fantasy for many years. This narrator is the best I have ever listened to. Buy this book if nothing else then for the narrator. I will look for more books by this narrator!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful