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The Banished Lands are torn by war as the army of High King Nathair sweeps the realm, challenging all who oppose his holy crusade. Allied with the manipulative Queen Rhin of Cambren, there are few who can stand against him. But Rhin is playing her own games and has her eyes on a far greater prize....

Left for dead - her kin have fled, and her country is overrun with enemies - Cywen fights to survive. But any chance of escape is futile once Nathair and his disquieting advisor, Calidus, realize who she is. They have no intention of letting such a prize slip from their grasp. For she may be their one chance at killing the biggest threat to their power.

Meanwhile the young warrior Corban flees from his conquered homeland with his exiled companions, heading for the only place that may offer them sanctuary. But to get there they must travel through Cambren, avoiding warbands, giants, and the vicious wolven of the mountains. And all the while Corban struggles to become the man everyone believes him to be - the Bright Star and saviour of the Banished Lands.

Embroiled in struggles for power and survival, the mortal world is unaware of the greatest threat of all. In the Otherworld dark forces scheme to bring a host of the Fallen into the world of flesh to end the war with the Faithful once and for all.

©2014 John Gwynne (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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  • Ian C Dando
  • 08-31-15

Absolutely stunning!

I thought the first instalment was excellent - this surpassed it. Great narration, fabulous story and a wonderful development of the characters. I have book three downloaded and I can't wait to listen to it!

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  • MrTwo
  • 08-27-15

superb

love the reader, gets the feelings and voices perfectly correct. great story which grabs you, can't wait for tomorrow to start the next book.

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  • Damion Foncette
  • 07-27-15

Epic!


This is just as good as the first book.

I can't wait to get stuck in book three!

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  • cat simpson
  • 07-07-15

Great swords and sorcery tale

Very well performed, different accents help distinguish between the many different characters.
The storyline is somewhat predictable as you'd expect in this kind of novel but the pace keeps it interesting.

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  • D Wade
  • 06-30-15

The story continues and what a story it is too.

What an excellent Read (listen). A steady boil throughout. Simply great writing and narration. Cannot wait for book three.
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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-26-18

it's very bloody <br />

if you can get past the narators pauses you'll find an action packed entertaining story with blood and gore in abundance.

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  • Simon
  • 09-06-17

Exciting adventure and beautifully read

A really good story read to perfection with fantastic characterisations by the narrator Damian Lynch!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-09-17

Great second book

I often find the second book of a trilogy or 4 book series (don't no the name for 4 in a series) a little dull and full of filler however this was the oposite you found out a lot of information whilst keeping a good level of suspense and action.

i am half way through the 3rd book which is also proving to be very good not quite as impressed with it as book 1&2 but like i said am only part way through it.

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  • philip stonehouse
  • 01-27-17

Wow

Great second book it does jump a bit with it moving at such a fast pace

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  • Tom Owens
  • 01-24-17

The battle for the Banished Lands is coming!

What made the experience of listening to Valour the most enjoyable?

The narration is excellent and the changing POV angles is well managed so you feel like the story is flowing organically rather than chopping and changing

What did you like best about this story?

The pacing is fantastic and the way the narrative is slowly drawing all the seemingly disparate elements together.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Too many to choose.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

A couple of deaths (don't want to spoil here though)