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Forged for combat, the rock trolls have no equal. They train from birth, endure brutal conditioning, and mark their skin with every kill. They have become the very flesh of war, but their history of honor has been forgotten. Now a bounty has been issued, one which calls for the extermination of their race. To survive they must awaken to what they have lost, before their enemies begin to gather.

Born in the midst of a bloody conflict, Tryton bears a heart of peace. His talent will command respect, but his nature is the true weapon. To wield it he must rise to lead them all - without sacrificing his soul. The fate of his people lies with him, but the seeds of destruction have already been sown.

And the harvest has come.

©2015 Ben Hale (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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great book

the story line was great. the narrator did a great job. I definitely recommend it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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How I learned to love the trolls

A coming of age story of war mongering trolls who raise their young under brutal Spartan-like conditions and, one such youth, who decides to change their society to put more focus on the family. Not much intrigue and nuance with this species, more like, "if it walks and bleeds, KILL! (or, darn it!, enslave)"

The writing was excellent and the narration was well articulated and enjoyable to listen to. It was a fun novel and worth picking up the next one in the series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Another Awesome Read

The Flash of War - War Sworn Book One

really enjoyed, this Omnibus collection. The series is, incrediblely awesome.....always leaves me wanting so much more.

The story line has appealing character's, riveting descriptions, an the worlds of the Oracle are mind blowing.

Ben Hale has a great writing style, that project dynamic images into your mind.

Ben Hale, Keep it coming!!!!!!!

-MM0411

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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good story

I liked the story. I felt like the ending could have been drawn out a bit more. the battle was great l, but I felt it was open ended. the performance was awesome and enjoyed the narrator very much.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Wishing Audible had all 3 books available!

Would you listen to The Flesh of War again? Why?

I plan on listening to the Flesh of War again once the next book in the trilogy is released on Audible.

Which character – as performed by Ralph Lister – was your favorite?

The main character - Tryton.

Any additional comments?

Great book. Captivating/new perspective of the Rock Trolls within world of Lumineia, the world that the author has shaped within all of his books.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Not 100% on the narration

I liked the book and I like the narration but I wish it was the same as the other 6 books. It's fine though as there aren't many matching characters to reconcile voices with.
Great story overall. Would be fine to read before the other books. Not really any spoilers.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fantasy Fodder Character Portrayed Amazingly

When you think of a troll you think of creatures that are slow, stupid, and have little intellectual ability. this story seeks to flip that persona on its head, as the author peotrays trolls, or rather one in particular, in a human light. It is a amazing to see the progression as one troll stands to change tradition and save his people.

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great book

Ben Hale has quickly became one of my favorite authors now he is going into characters we love for the draken wars

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great book good

great story look forward to the next 2 in the series the narrator dose an excellent job over one of my favorite story's of the year

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  • DC
  • 11-18-16

Good book

Good book but who's the human on the cover of the first 2 books? the main character is a rock troll and the story revolves around them not any one human.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr. Sp Howley
  • 08-21-17

Childish

Really quite silly and contrived. A waste of my last credit. A shame, should have researched more.

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  • Tony
  • 04-28-17

Omg

Buy buy buy this guy is so the next David gemmel
Get reading you wont be disappointed and it's a easy read

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  • anthony
  • 03-02-17

Loved it...

Ben hale is fast becoming my number one author, i have loved every audio book he has done. I enjoy the idea of doing lots of different trilogies all around the same world and magic system. The only slight downer on this book is that he has changed the narrator for this trilogy and he does a very good job. But i am just used to Derick Perkins. I have already downloaded the other 2 books in this trilogy and can't wait to find out how this ends. So all in all 5 big stars from me.

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  • Teitur Ásgeirsson
  • 02-01-17

Could not stop listing

Where does The Flesh of War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

its always something going on.

Who was your favorite character and why?

main character i really like how he thinks.

What does Ralph Lister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

good voice.
like when i change is voice for many characters

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes i could not stop

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  • Gareth Morgan
  • 11-01-16

Another brilliant Ben Hale book

I loved the book however the narrator took a little time to get used to.

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  • 10-16-16

brilliant

really enjoyed the story. Kept me interested the whole time. cant wait to get next book.