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From the world of The Godling Chronicles.

Filled with confidence and no small measure of arrogance, young Lee Starfinder, along with Millet Gristall, set off on their very first adventure. Lee quickly discovers that life beyond Hazrah can be far deadlier than he could have ever imagined. And soon he must learn that muscle and steel cannot replace loyalty, bravery, and friendship.

©2014 Brian D. Anderson (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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Pleasantly Surprised

I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed this book as well as the narration. I kept yelling at one of the main characters because he was acting like a childish peacock but by the end I liked him a little better.

Good, short, story.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Modesitt, Feist or Eddings

These Godling novels kept coming out and I wondered. I had not heard of Brian D. Anderson and then I saw this free prequel. This is a great way to discover what you may or may not like. It didn't do it for me, but for you die hard fantasy fans it might. This could be compared to L.E. Modesitt Jr., Raymond Feist or David Eddings.

28 of 32 people found this review helpful

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Enthralled

It gripped me quickly and held on tight until the end. Can't wait for more

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held my interest

held my interest and left me wanting more of this story but it does not seem to continue in the next book although Lee is in the next book it does not have the rest of his journey or his companion that I know of

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good short read.

it was a good short read. nice to know back story on Lee starfinder. the book progresses at a really nice pace.

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Loved the book!

Great storyline and intersting characters. Oral Performance was excellent! I would pay to hear this story.

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well done,

I enjoyed this short excerpt and story. It had interesting characters that I would like to see more developed and read more of their story lines.

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It's my first audio book!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Because it's nice to hear a story than watching a movie

What did you like best about this story?

How mark described the observation he got

What about Derek Perkins’s performance did you like?

It's amazing to hear

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Nanga Vhuka on the palm of street

Any additional comments?

Ambient sound was not quite good

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fun listen

a good story that made me interested to look up the rest of the series.

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Really interesting story

The tale teaches us a bunch of lessons throughout it. It shows you a good insight on how the series may develop if you have only been listening to the short stories

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  • ivar
  • 03-24-15

Good and free

liked the chapter in the end from the first book more then this short story, but it's free so check it out

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Culwen
  • 01-10-17

Intriguing appetiser to what can become an epic

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I enjoyed the story and felt the description had me concocting the imagery of the scenes in my head.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think all the characters were quite balanced. Each had a strength and a weakness and I couldn't really enjoy one more than another.

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

The arrogance of the Lee. The humble wisdom of Millet. The brutality of Jalil. He brought those characters out.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The confrontation and realisation of fate between Lee and the Blackness.

Any additional comments?

There were points in the plot that had me think whether it was likely to have happened or whether it was just a Ex Machina for the story. Also it was a slight dampener to have two separate stories of the of the short story and the prologue preview to have very similar scenes of old guardian failing to protect some artefact. I wonder if repetition is used more often in his other stories.

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  • Tim
  • 12-29-16

Excellent

Loved it, helped my long train journey pass much quicker, thankyou very much audible good job !

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  • J. Kelley
  • 12-16-16

jewel

story could have been great but much too short to get in to it in all honesty

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  • daniel
  • 10-08-16

good listen

I liked how the narrator gave the caracter their own voice and I could imagine them them easily. good free read

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  • Kadnezia
  • 12-09-15

:-D

brilliant book it's now got me hooked on reading the rest of the chronicle's series

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-21-15

Adventure into Madness

An enjoyable escape from sanity. The story is of greed and how it can give and take. Also how standing firm about what you want, is always wise.

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  • Cheraine Folger
  • 06-02-18

a bit short.

good book, good story telling but a wee bit short for me other than that a good listen.

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  • imt-uk-mar8
  • 04-16-18

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-18

The jewels of dantenos

It was terrible the only good bit was it was free I did have good adventure seeking for adventurer

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  • Tara Hawkins
  • 06-08-18

Cool little novella

I really like this little story. Easy to get into and great theme and characters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-20-17

Not my type of story.

I persevered but didn't finish it. Struggled with the story - not really my style.

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  • Bonnie
  • 11-18-17

Free on Audible

This novella is currently free on Audible. It is entertaining and definitely worth the price. The story is decent, but the characters are underdeveloped. Lee himself is 23, but the voice employed for him is that of a grizzled old man. Overall, though I was not smitten with it, I enjoyed the story and the series may have potential.

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  • Brianna Stormcloud
  • 10-23-17

Enjoyable

A nice little side trip into Lord Starfinder’s World, set before the events of the Godling Chronicles, it gives some insight into Lee and Millets friendship. Very enjoyable!

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  • 10-11-17

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-19-17

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  • 08-30-17

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  • Sam_Au
  • 08-21-17

good good good

Any additional comments?

Good to listen. . .. Good narration by author. . . . . . . alert(xss)

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  • 06-19-17

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  • 11-22-16

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