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Demon spawn, they call him. Evil seed of the UnNamed One. Lirak wonders if they might be right. Sent on a holy quest to test his prophetic dreams, he returns to find his people scattered or slaughtered. Ruthless invaders and their dread warlocks spread death and destruction across the land. Before he can lead the remnants of his people in vengeance, Lirak must win their trust. But blades and arrows alone will not defeat this enemy. His only hope is to master warlock sorcery, turning their own fell powers against them. Can he learn their arcane secrets in time, or will the deadly power consume him? Only the seven gods could know, but they war amongst themselves, and Lirak is a pawn in their divine conflict. Even if he defeats the invaders, he fears his trials are just beginning.

©2015 Sean Golden (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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  • Ryan
  • Pittsburg,KS
  • 05-03-16

Well done with great potential.

I really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to see where he takes it from here. I do lot of reading/listening and go through at least 2 to 3 books a week primarily in the fantasy and sci-fi genres and it's been a while since I'd found a story that really captured my attention. This book was a little slow to begin but it did eventually grab my attention and held it from then on. I've bought the second book and can't wait to immerse myself in it. I believe that "Warrior" is self-published and edited which makes it that much more impressive to me. The narrator isn't great but doesn't take away from the story too much. I definitely recommend it to any of the fantasy fans out there.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful book, great Narration

well written, great characters and Plot David De Santos is a wonderful narrator. I bought Warlock after 2 hrs of listening to this one. can't wait for this adventure to continue.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Good listen

Any additional comments?

The story is good. Even though it is one another story about the outcast boy who becomes a hero, it does have a unique feeling to it. I don't trust myself not to spoil it so this is all I'll say about the story.

The performance by the narrator was excellent. He does have a deeper voice than other narrators I've listened to but I got used to it after the first chapter. After that, I enjoyed his style.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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excellent, well written, and well narratored

Loved the book. It is well written and seamless in it's narration. The characters are well created and written.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Worth a credit, a little odd, a little unique

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The story feels unique, and for this alone is worth the credit. It has this nice mix of English knights/armor and American Indians in colonial times. Note, that is about as close of a feel for the storyline that I can come up with, it does not seem to be directly related to either. I did stop the story several times, and I don't have a great feel as to why. ...and I would have subtracted more stars for this, but considering previous book rankings, I couldn't give it any less than four stars....although I really wanted to subtract a half star here or there. It could have been the performance, or the story, or a combination of the two. The magic in the story is not in your face, it kinda like icing on the cake. Generally, worth a credit, but don't expect to binge listen.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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good story

kept me entertained. will listen to the next book.came to like the people. did not like the sudden change of the main person. but it worked.

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A great introduction to a beautiful world!

very good. cant wait to read more about this story! hope to see the charictors develop even more

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Holy COW

I never have stopped a book for being terrible but here's a first. This book is horrible the character voices are crazy sounds like one elder is a king fu master while someone from the same village sounds like Mario...I was hoping it would pick up but it just got worse please don't waste a credit or time.....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic Fantasy

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This was a great book. The narrator did a good job with it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Warrior?

Golden really brings you to the story. It's unique, unlike anything I've read in the genre, but it draws you in and keeps you wanting more. I read it in two days.

What does David DeSantos bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great narration.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Warriors are Made.

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Great story

The only negative thing I have to say about this fantastic book is the narrators character voices are not pleasant to listen too. His voice as a overall narrator is fantastic but the characters all sound "whiney". But as I said his story telling voice is very pleasant

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  • james alway-webb
  • 04-08-16

Good but bad.

I grow to love the story but the narrator sounded like he was talking to a child

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  • glyn
  • 03-09-16

brilliant

Can't wait for the second book to come out this is an excellent story gripping scenes and excellent story line hurry up with the second book just can't wait

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • tony
  • 06-10-17

READ NOW

I had this book in my library for a while and kept bypassing it
yesterday I started listening
now I'm so glad I didn't listen to it before cause it is a brilliant find. now I'm off to start book 2 and sleep will just have to take a back seat
no spoilers from me
It is well worth getting

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  • Tim
  • 04-27-17

Awesome book and great storyline

I enjoyed the entire book but, my favourite bit was when Lirak met Dedrick for the first time in the first book, he seems to have endless talents and skill. The only thing I didn't enjoy was the fact that it had to end. I would recommend this book to my brother and my friends.I would be surprised if anyone didn't enjoy this marvellous book.I have my rating simply because it deserves it.