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The Society of the Sword Trilogy Audiobook

The Society of the Sword Trilogy

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Publisher's Summary

Fans have described the trilogy as Game of Thrones meets The Three Musketeers.

When Soren is plucked from the streets and given a place at the prestigious academy of swordsmanship, he thinks his dream of being a great swordsman has become a possibility. However, with great intrigues unfolding all around him, Soren discovers that he is little more than a pawn to the ambitions of others.

As he is swept from high society into exile in foreign lands to escape those who see him as a threat, he must rely on a mysterious gift and the lessons learned at the academy if he hopes to survive in a society where disputes are settled with a sword.

The Society of the Swords Trilogy contains the complete series.

©2016 Duncan M. Hamilton (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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    Lindsay 10-18-17
    Lindsay 10-18-17
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    "Enjoyable, but nothing special (No spoilers)"

    I like that this book has a lot of action. There are some great fight scenes. There are also a lot of random, chance events in the story that make it feel more real instead of a linear plot through a story line. The main character is somewhat believable.

    There's just nothing super new and creative in this book. The plot and characters are pretty predictable. The one-dimensional female characters really detract from the story and make everything seem less real. This book was entertaining while I was doing other tasks, and I did enjoy it, but it's really not the best writing, plot, or characters.

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    Eetu Harjunpää 10-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Biggest problem was the main character"

    Narrator did a really good job, my first time listening to him. The reading felt a little slow sometimes, but i could understand everything he said.

    The biggest problem in these books are the main protagonist. I just listened 30 hours about his life, but i still have no idea what kind of character he is. Is he strong? Smart? Ruthless or a kind soul?

    Sometimes the MC thinks to himself that he can do something "bad" and literally 30s later he says that he cannot do it.

    All in all it was a fun listen, but i wont be re-listening it anytime soon.

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    Brian M. Lusher 10-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "love it!!!"

    Great narrative character voices for a great series. Highly recommended! Excellent plot and story

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    Daniel 10-15-17
    Daniel 10-15-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Series Overall, but seemed Rushed"

    First, I want to say that I enjoyed the series. With that said, I believe it could have been so much more. The first book was just as I would expect from a fantasy epic. The rushing seemed to come more in the second book, and, even then, not until the ending. It seems like there was much or should have been much more written, but the author was coming up on a deadline and just rushed the ending. To be honest, it was a lot like how I write (technical writing, not stories). I can do great up to 95% complete, but that last 5% is just so much trouble to finish. You know it isn't going to go as easily as it should and you are going to find more things that are going to extend that paper/book, and you just don't want to find them (for me its from ADD and enough meds helps power through!) Anyway, that was a digression, but it felt so familiar how the ending just suddenly happened and part of the end plot was just chopped.

    Finally, the third book. I don't want to say too much to ruin the plot, but one major portion of the world is finally starting to be explored, but it was done so lightly that nothing was really revealed about it or why things became the way they were except for the same dogma that has been repeated through all the books.

    This review may sound like I didn't like the books, but that is completely wrong. I did. I just thought they could have been so much more. I hope there is another series to go into depth with the dangling points either never discussed or just touched upon lightly. I can see a great world of books continuing from this series, and I hope there is!

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    Scott United States 10-15-17
    Scott United States 10-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "So many threads cut short!"

    I read a review before buying this book that suggested that Hamilton couldn't keep a story arc going to save his life. I fully believed it couldn't be that bad...but it definitely is! Potential story arc after story arc after story arc that Hamilton just throws by the way side. I honestly couldn't figure out whether Hamilton knew what he was doing or not, or if he just got bored writing this and decided to just finish the main plot instead of making this book the epic that it could have been.

    Now, from the main story part, it's actually not that bad of a story. A little magic, a lot of sword play, the characters he sticks with are deep and inciting, and the plot is more than enough to keep you interested. At least, this is true for the first two books. To explain, this product is all three books put together, and this description fits for the first two books to a T. This third and final book in the series, is just lacking. The plot is all there for the final book, its just that the new characters are so incredibly terrible that the whole series is almost ruined. They're desperate and confusing. They seem like they should have been in the story the whole time, but Hamilton is just throwing them in at the end and expecting us to accept that their story's line up perfectly. It's annoying and a little insulting.

    All in all though, the story is all there. I'm just complaining for the most part. But i just couldn't rate it any high, having all these potentially great characters and story arc's just eliminated before they could shine is just too infuriating.

    It's a good waste of a credit and Perkins is pretty good.

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    Jerome Wayne Carsten 10-13-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Overall this was a good listen"

    If this were sold as individual books I don't think I would have continued after book 1, but as a whole this was fun to listen to. So I would recommend it to anyone who is waiting for the next Micheal J Sullivan book it is definitely worth a credit.

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    M. Junor 10-13-17
    M. Junor 10-13-17 Member Since 2012
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    "awesome "

    brilliant, really enjoyed from start to finish. good story, good narration, I highly recommend it to anyone who likes a bit of gritty swords and sorcery.

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    William Jousha Hoos 10-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "good series"

    lots to keep you enjoying the books. heroes love interest and sword play mix well with a smattering of magic. A couple of loose ends don't detract much from a otherwise well thought out resolution.

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    Helen Foster-Turner Harrow, Greater London, UK 10-13-17
    Helen Foster-Turner Harrow, Greater London, UK 10-13-17 Member Since 2012
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    "The main protagonist - meh"

    I found the main character flat and predictable. This results in a narration of events rather than any kind of emotional investment in what is happening. It is a shame as the world building is very good.

    The other thing that bothered me is the boggling size of some of the plot holes. Particularly around when and how the magic works, or doesn't.

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    Sadie 10-13-17
    Sadie 10-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great book 3 in 1"

    it was amazing all the way through till the end... please try this book you won't reget it

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