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Two Heads, Two Spikes Audiobook

Two Heads, Two Spikes: The Pearl of Wisdom Saga, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Knights. Queens. Chaos.

Could you defy a king's command to protect your only daughter?

With intense hatred brewing among the ruling families, Duke Jon Colbert has a choice to make. Will the indomitable duke bend a stiff knee and obey the king or risk treason to be the first man in many years to defy his king openly?

In a land where the lines between good and evil can be both clear and blurred, motives for revenge become entangled in a world of intrigue, deception, and drama. Separate storylines converge to weave a vivid literary tapestry of interesting characters with questionable intentions.

Two Heads, Two Spikes is the first volume in Jason Paul Rice's Pearl of Wisdom Saga. If you love George RR Martin, Joe Abercrombie, and Robin Hobb, you'll enjoy a series that combines their tradition with a multiple point of view epic fantasy set in the medieval period.

Pick up Two Heads, Two Spikes and embark on an adventure filled with darkness, forbidden romance, family struggles, suspense, action, and strong female characters amid overtones of classic fantasy.

©2014 Jason Paul Rice (P)2017 Jason Paul Rice

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    Tracie Poling 04-11-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting, busy, well narrated"

    I thought the story was a little hard to follow in the beginning, if you're not paying full attention you may get lost as I did. Once I figured out what the writer was doing it became much more interesting.
    There are a lot of characters and a few with similar names so be careful not to mix them up. As far as name go, I thought the really bad guy names(I'd say it but I don't want to give anything away) was lacking in creativity as well as the name of their island. It rather reminded me of a Saturday morning cartoon character. Overall it was a very interesting book, with lots of twists and turns and a very high cliff to hang from at the end.
    The narrator was excellent, very well spoken and clearly understood. At times it may have been hard to distinguish which character was speaking, but again you have to pay full attention so this was likely my fault not hers.
    I would recommend this book, but if you're offended by graphic violence, cursing, or sex then this would not be for you.

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    kelly lauffenburger 05-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Lots of action"

    This story has all of the excitement, blood, love, death and deceit. It has many story lines that were in the beginning hard to follow. The more I listened the more I understood.

    This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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    alias11 05-07-17
    alias11 05-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Intriguing Story"

    I found this story to be complex, intriguing, and interesting. There is plenty of action from the get-go, some of it violent. There are political machinations, backstabbing, and betrayals. The cast of characters is numerous, and trying to keep them all straight made it hard to listen to this book casually. You really need to pay atteniion to keep up with everyone and what is going on. Be forewarned, this is book 1 in a series, so you'll need to buy the succeeding books or audiobooks if you want to know how it ends.

    The narration was good, and the delivery was even and well-paced,

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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    Christine Newton 05-02-17
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    "Fans of GoT will enjoy"
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    I really enjoyed the first volume of this saga and would recommend it to readers who like the Game of Thrones series.

    I suspect that some folks wouldn't find this book satisfying, because of the POV-switching (point of view) and because there are so many characters and plot lines. I suppose that's understandable, but I think that it's important to acknowledge what these types of books are all about. These aren't easy or quick reads. The cover of the book says that it's Volume 1 of a saga, so we know that plot arcs will continue in the next books. And, because the book is about political intrigues, we know that characters will be complex and there will be plot devices such as betrayals and secrecy. So, starting the book with the right mindset is important and one could argue that it's unfair to give this book low ratings because of this. it's like giving a comic book a low rating because it has too many pictures and not enough words.

    The narration was effective, which is good (I often get grumpy when listening to an enjoyable story with mediocre narration).

    The reason why I didn't give this book a full five stars is because audiobook listeners don't have the benefit of maps and family tree diagrams that are typically found at the front of print books. It makes an already complex book even more challenging, so there were a few times when I forgot who was who. I think that's normal for a book like this, but it seemed to be a bit more frustrating because of the audio format. I think this is something that authors/publishers should improve; I don't think it would be too difficult to scan diagrams into pdf format and make them available in the Audible library or on the author's website, and it would add customer value significantly for readers such as myself!

    I provided this review in exchange for a complimentary copy of this audiobook from the narrator, author, or publisher.

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    Tammy 04-24-17
    Tammy 04-24-17

    I am an avid reader and listener of all types of books. I am always willing to try any book or audiobook.

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    "If you enjoy the Game of Thrones"

    I was gifted this audio ARC from the author/ Narrator for a honest and unbiased review.
    Jason Paul Rice must of been writing this book for a long time. The amount of characters and locations in this book is outstanding.
    Once again Evie Cameron did an outstanding job with all the different voices.
    If you enjoy the Game of Thrones you will love this audiobook

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    Joshua and Sharon Hood 04-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Valiant and courageous"

    Lots of displays of variance and courageous acts in this story. I believe it would have been a better read than a listen. It was hard keeping track of who was who since their names were all similar. Maybe in print it would have been easier. But all in all a good story.

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    Dawnatarr 04-15-17
    Dawnatarr 04-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved the book, audio makes it better."

    This has a great plot line. Nobody ever knows what to do with a bad ruler, especially their children. Does a wrong make a right or a right that makes everything wrong. I received this audiobook for free, but voluntarily reviewed.

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