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The Legacy Audiobook

The Legacy: The Darkness Within Saga, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

DeathWizards have been the scourge of Talohna for over 5000 years; they are executed at birth or hunted to the death. There are no exceptions.

Pulled by magic and blood sacrifice into a world he can't possibly begin to understand, Kael Symes soon finds himself the focus of a Talohna-wide manhunt.

Desperate and trying to stay ahead of ArchWizard Giddeon Zirakus's execution squad, Kael soon discovers that Talohna's ArchWizard may be the least of his worries. An ancient witch coven is also on the hunt for Kael, and they'll stop at nothing to find their messiah first.

Trapped far below the earth inside the long-lost Dwarven prison of Arkum Zul, Kael has few allies he can trust. After months of torture and suffering, he is quickly running out of time to recover what was stolen from him: The magic of the DeathWizard.

It's his only hope for escape.

©2016 JD Franx (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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    Zachary 08-09-17
    Zachary 08-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story. Recommend it."

    Excellent story, loved it even. Strong world building and lots of grey characters that feel real. Except the main character. He almost ruined it for me. He has the problem that arises, at least to me and that occurs a lot in recently written books by many authors, and it is that he's afraid or remorseful of taking life, inexplicably so. I understand the need to be human and good... But there was a scene, and spoiler's, where he took bullets from some gang members instead of shooting back because he didn't want to see death... that in itself I can understand. But his wife was with him and she nearly died. That I don't. You protect those you care about, not die for a belief that will injure others. Happens again and again through the story. Stupid mistakes he makes that get others hurt.. and all he can complain about is how much this place sucks and how he can't be a good guy. And then he feels bad because others got hurt. What!! The author probably had his reasons... it was too weird for me. Cannot stand cowardly or saintly main characters... the reader has to be off like mind to enjoy it. And that's not me. It was hard for me to connect with him, couldn't really feel sorry for him at all, which was opposite of what was intended. But other than that.. loved the book. Probably will buy book #2.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Pen Name 10-18-17
    Pen Name 10-18-17
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    "can't wait for the second book"

    good book would make a good movie too I hope part 2 is available soon

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    Daniel 09-26-17
    Daniel 09-26-17 Member Since 2014
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    " Great listen can't wait for the next book !!!!!!!"

    Well written exciting with plenty of action. Story was well developed with full background and character development.

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    Anonymous 09-20-17
    09-20-17
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    "Great story, awesome performance "

    I really enjoyed this book. Got dragged into the world and just wanted more and more, great performance by the narrator with the different characters tones and voices

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    Amazon Customer 09-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "please do the second book"

    this book was amazing...i really think that you need to do the 2nd book as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela V. 09-15-17
    Pamela V. 09-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Could not stop listening"

    Like a mix of Token and Goodkind. Awesome read.. I highly recommend it.. can not wait for book 2..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Q Saltzgaver PFLUGERVILLE, TX, US 09-04-17
    Mike Q Saltzgaver PFLUGERVILLE, TX, US 09-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Wrong Reader... Character depth an afterthought."

    Simon Vance is a truly talented audiobook narrator however he is not a sure bet for every fantasy novel. I'm not so eager to criticize that I would spoil the book but let's just say a British accent is completely wrong for some of the characters in this book. I think they should have focused on matching a reader to Cade and Max as opposed to Gideon. At no time in the story did I feel transported, I always felt like I was listening to an audiobook.
    As for the book it seems rather mundane if you'll pardon the pun. The Baby Hitler dilemma is laid out clearly in the first chapter and they milk that sucker for all it's worth. There weren't enough significant cultural references and culture clashes to make the part of the story that links to me here in the present believable.. it's almost like they're back story is just a plot device not something that really shaped who they are. I don't know something about the narration and the story kept me from being able to suspend my disbelief for any meaningful length of time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 09-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "awesome book"

    everything thing about this book was awesome. the storyline, storytelling, and action and battle sequences I highly recommend it, p.s. this is an actual person, not a bot

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    Anonymous 09-01-17
    09-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "gripping story"

    this was the first time to listen to a book instead of reading it myself,,,,I was very impressed with the story,,,,I enjoyed it very much, can't wait for the next book in the series

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    Brian Sanford, FL, United States 08-23-17
    Brian Sanford, FL, United States 08-23-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Struggled to finish"

    i liked the premise, but the author seemed lazy in that he relied on warping chance and having the characters just so happen to have the exact thing they needed in order to advance the scene.

    Or all powerful beings putting up with snarky mundane characters....just wouldnt happen.

    Therefore it was predictable and not as enjoyable as it could have been

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  • ben sherbourne
    8/13/17
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    "Nice book"

    looking forward to the next book.
    loved the story and Simon brings it to life

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • PJaff
    9/14/17
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    "Gripping start to a great fantasy set"

    Fantastic 1st book hope that I don't have to wait too long for book 2 ro cone out

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • kyle toyne
    8/26/17
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    "spellbinding "

    this book was an amazing listen, the narration was perfect cant wait for the second book

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sam
    10/9/17
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    "A true Fantasy griping story. "

    This being the first fantasy audio book I have listen to my option is probably not the greatest but I know comparing this to thing such as Lord of the ring and Harry Potter its a or-some roller coaster of excitement mystery and emotional twists. With out putting spoilers in I can say all the characters are written to make you feel empathy hatred and all kinds of emotions towards each and everyone. I truly enjoyed this book and hope the next one will come soon it defiantly made my day of working a lot faster and more enjoyable experience. Sorry yes my writing is terrible sorry to put you through it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Marcus a
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    "I enjoyed"

    I enjoy this book quite a lot made you think of between Good and Evil it also made you about how you schuh in the people are evil but not just because of who they are

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • lynsey
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    9/4/17
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    "Great New Fantasy Series"

    Fast, Fun, Gritty and Intriguing! I enjoyed this book very much, lots of strong characters and very interesting plots and sub plots. I anticipate the next installment will be a fantastical, fantasy feast! Simon Vance as always is perfect.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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