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Tales from Ashen Falls Audiobook

Tales from Ashen Falls: A Prelude to the Eighth God

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Publisher's Summary

Monsters are on the rise and Gods walk the streets of Ashen Falls in four stories that serve as a prelude to The Eighth God.

"Melress and The Fading Man"

A young half-elven boy is kidnapped by a children's nursery rhyme.

"The Doves Head Inn"

Someone wants to get their hands on The Doves loot, but they have to get past two bouncers to do it.

"Melress Investigates"

Something is killing residents of Ashen Falls, and a young Melress is found standing next to a body. Can the Battle Mage find the real culprit?

"The Scarecrow"

It's a foggy night in Ashen Falls, and soon monsters walk the streets led by a man with one thing on his mind - revenge!

©2016 Paul S. Lavender (P)2017 Paul S. Lavender

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    Daniel J Cadenbach 10-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A Great Prelude. Can't wait for the next book!"

    Loved the short stories. Can't wait to hear the books that they are a prelude to.
    The narration was done quite well helping to enhance the world that the author has created.

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    Nathan Law MADISON, WI, US 10-12-17
    Nathan Law MADISON, WI, US 10-12-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun, quick, and fantasy-based tales"

    I have not yet read the Eighth God, but enjoyed these four tales. The stories were well paced and entertaining.

    The narration was excellent, with the voices adding depth to the story. I am now looking to continue to read the series. I look forward to the audio version when it becomes available.

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    Melissa Parker West 10-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Cracking good Grimdark fantasy shorts!"

    Tales of Ashen Falls drops you into the grimy gutter of Lavender's amazing fantasy world where you get to rub shoulders with heroes, villains and all those unspeakable folks in between.
    It's got quite a lot of gritty humor with its action and you can't help but smirk at the characters banter.

    Reminds me of a fantasy version of Lick, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and for me that's a very good thing!

    Recommended!

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    Al Burke 10-05-17
    Al Burke 10-05-17
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    "A Fun Day Trip to Ashen Falls"

    The author takes us on a road trip to Ashen Falls witj a quartet of short stories from the worldnof his debut novel "The Eight God." He maintains the humour from the novel throughout, while throwing in some decent short stories. "The Doves Head Inn" alone deserves six stars.

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    "'And not because he had a footlong sub'"

    So this is the first audiobook I've listened to since I was a kid that wasn't a Postman Pat adventure. Gotta say, I'm extremely impressed, I'm not really one for audiobooks (probably the Postman Pat association) but Lavender's stories kept me gripped throughout.

    Although I would describe his writing primarily as epic fantasy, I found Lavender's writing to be heavy on the black comedy end of things, and considering the kind of setting for this collection of stories it works awesomely. Humour is extremely difficult to pull off in fantasy, or in any book really, but Lavender does a brilliant job with Tales from Ashen Falls, and I found myself skipping back to listen to certain lines. My favourite was 'The Dove's Head Inn', purely for the banter and dialogue between two characters.

    In short, this is a collection of grimly hilarious little fairy tale-esque stories that, if you're like me, will have you giggling as you listen to them unfold. The quality of Lavender's humour and writing is astounding, and does a solid job of hinting at the wider world of his work. Also worthy of note is Damien Brunetto, the narrator - very professional reading from him, and it contributes to a well rounded product.

    So, overall? 5/5, couldn't be anything else, it's been far too long since a book has made me laugh so much.

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