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Publisher's Summary

Reaching far beyond sword and sorcery, The Scar is a story of two people torn by disaster, their descent into despair, and their re-emergence through love and courage.

Sergey and Marina Dyachenko mix dramatic scenes with romance, action and wit, in a style both direct and lyrical. Written with a sure artistic hand, The Scar is the story of a man driven by his own feverish demons to find redemption and the woman who just might save him. Egert is a brash, confident member of the elite guards and an egotistical philanderer. But after he kills an innocent student in a duel, a mysterious man known as “The Wanderer” challenges Egert and slashes his face with his sword, leaving Egert with a scar that comes to symbolize his cowardice. Unable to end his suffering by his own hand, Egert embarks on an odyssey to undo the curse and the horrible damage he has caused, which can only be repaired by a painful journey down a long and harrowing path.

Plotted with the sureness of Robin Hobb and colored with the haunting and ominous imagination of Michael Moorcock, The Scar tells a story that cannot be forgotten.

©2012 Marina and Sergey Dyachenko (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Rich, vivid, tactile prose, with a solid yet unpredictable plot—and an extraordinary depth and intensity of character reminiscent of the finest Russian literature." (Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review)

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  • Scott
  • Daly City, CA, USA
  • 04-23-12

The main character is a duche

What would have made The Scar better?

The story needed a better main character. I just made it so far into the story and lost all interest because of my dislike for the main character.

What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

I understand you need to introduce the characters and set the events of the story but it took for ever even listen at 2x speed for anything to happen. Even then I just didn't care for the main character. Lost interest and wonder if I could get my credit back.

What didn’t you like about Jonathan Davis’s performance?

The reader was fine my problem was with the story.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

Any additional comments?

Save you credit/money

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Claudia
  • KALISPELL, MT, United States
  • 08-05-12

A book in need of a story

This book went nowhere!! Depressing with no relief, disappointing beyond belief!!! A valuable lesson was learned, when reading reviews skip the first 15 and you will get the truth. Don’t waste your credit on this one!

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Just drags on

Not sure what made me listen for so long. It just dragged on and on. Some may say it ended well, but I will never know, because it is the 1st book in a long time that I quit listening to after 7 hours of drudgery.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Someone End My Misery

Drawn out!!! Boring!!! Story is long and goes nowhere important!!! Don't waste money on this title!!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • GK
  • 02-11-13

A bit predictable, but an enjoyable audiobook

Any additional comments?

Even though at times the story is quite predictable the author manages to deliver it in such a way it becomes remarkably pleasant to the reader<br/>.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Save your credit!

Would you try another book from the authors and/or Jonathan Davis?

Not a chance.

What was most disappointing about the authors???s story?

The general plot of the book wasn't the problem. The writing and the performance combined to make for a miserable listening experience from the start.

What didn???t you like about Jonathan Davis???s performance?

I have gown accustomed to performers such as Scott Brick and Simon Vance, where different characters actually sound, well, different. The few times Davis finds a different voice, it comes out sounding absurd...particularly the deep voice of one of Egert's peers in the Guard. The reading is overly dramatic, but perhaps the author is partly to blame for this. There is never a rhythm achieved in the prose. It feels forced and artificially dramatic.

Any additional comments?

The generally high ratings this book has received baffle me. Never in my years of listening to audiobooks have I stooped listening to a book before finishing it. If you, like me, are looking for great writing and a dynamic performance, keep looking!

2 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • donald
  • MIRA LOMA, CA, United States
  • 04-29-13

Worth a chance if your a fantasy buff

If you could sum up The Scar in three words, what would they be?

Hubris-tic Consequences & Redemption.

What did you like best about this story?

A little off the beaten path.

What three words best describe Jonathan Davis’s performance?

Workman like performance.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was moved a couple times but by the ending especially.

Any additional comments?

If your a student of the genre you really should give it a try. If you liked twilight, Fifty shades of grey, or anything by kim harrison you will not like this. no vampires or werewolves.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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drags on

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

the story was well written from an environment point of view. But the plot took forever to get to the climax. It was too long winded.

2 of 10 people found this review helpful