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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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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.

26 of 28 people found this review helpful

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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

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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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.

3 of 3 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

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great Story

The story moved smoothly and the narrator did an excellent job. Looking forward to the next story in the series.

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excellent <br />great read and short <br />captures keeps u

keeps you entertained with the story and the action. Great start and looking forward to the rest of the story.

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  • Lake Charles
  • 10-14-17

Enjoyed

The age-old battle between good and evil when good sometimes appears evil and evil sometimes appears good. Making friends of those who were once mere acquaintances and/or seeming enemies. It gets better and better.
There are certain philosophical ideas introduced. One of my favorites is the way many view those they feel are different from themselves, treating them negatively; but when one they feel is like themselves, treat in a positive manner unless some affection or interest is shown toward the "others" deemed unworthy.
Good comedic points are peppered throughout. Ending with a clear resolution, but the addition of the teaser for the next chapters leaves one thirsty enough to grab the next book.
Very well done!

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Good Book

I enjoyed this story, especially the transformation in the relationship between the two main characters. I would recommend this story to anyone who loves fantasy and action. The performance was very entertaining and kept me engaged.

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Amazon

Nice book to ready it from Amazon audible. Thank you so much... Service was awesome

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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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  • 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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  • Teresa Cooper
  • 03-25-17

Do I, don't I.

As this was just a taster I'm unsure if I like the story/ series and will need to read a full book to be sure how I feel. So I'm sitting on the fence and offering no option as yet.

1 of 1 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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  • Emily
  • 12-29-17

Meh

This was free on Audible, and I’m pretty glad that it was. The plot was alright, though the characters were underdeveloped and the narrator was completely the wrong choice for the character, age wise. It just didn’t pull me in, and it doesn’t make me want to listen to the rest of the series.

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  • Sara Steel
  • 08-14-17

excellent story

really enjoyed it looking forward to the rest of the series of the golding chronicles.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-17

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  • 11-22-16

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  • Fiona Maxwell
  • 10-26-16

Great intro teaser

What did you like most about The Jewel of Dantenos?

It was a great short story as a teaser into the actual series. The characters seemed interesting.

What other book might you compare The Jewel of Dantenos to, and why?

None come to mind, as I've not read/listened to anything similar as yet.

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

I liked the tone of his voice and the difference voices he used for the other characters. His tone for the female was also pretty good.

Any additional comments?

This teaser has me interested enough to now buy the actual Godling Chronicle series.