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Shadowborne

By: Matthew Callahan
Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
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They'd trained their entire lives to be heroes, only to discover they're no longer needed....

The Shadowborne had always fascinated Will. His grandfather's stories told of mythical warriors wielding dark, ancient magic, defending justice and battling dragons. But that's all they were, bedtime stories...until the Shadows embraced Will himself. 

Now, propelled from the normal world into the mythical realm of Aeril, Will must learn to control his newfound power while discovering his place in this strange, new world. With his brother, Madigan, at his side, he sets off on a journey to uncover the truth of a secret that has been buried for centuries. For an ancient evil is stirring in Aeril, an evil that seeks to destroy the very fabric of reality. Can Will and Madigan discover the key to saving Aeril before all is lost?

If you like fast-paced action, raw emotions, and dark supernatural forces, then you’ll love unlocking the secrets of this epic adventure.

©2019 Matthew Callahan (P)2020 Podium Audio

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don't recommend

in the beginning I thought it had some potential but then it started going to shit. the main character I was able to sympathize with him a tiny bit but the more I get in to the story the more I hate him and the other characters. their personalities are garbage. will let's his dick and insecurity lead him around in the middle and he got so obviously manipulated and every choice he makes just makes you hate him more and more. how he let a rift form between him and his brother and give up dangerous and private information that could harm his brother and him to a girl he meet days ago just pisses you off. I'm not going to read the second book I just skipped to the part where he gets what he had coming to him for his naivete and stupidity. Could have been written better.

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Attempts to be dark

So, I couldn't make it through the last half of the book. I could barely make it through the first half. The book attempts to be dark and foreboding, and it just becomes so unrealistic that it just turns into trash.

It is written fairly decently, but lacks some sense of plot and world building. From the entry into the world, the event following the entry....its just bad.

Props for writing, thumbs down for story.

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I couldn’t make it through the framing story. I kept cringing. It felt like I was reading a tweenager’s version of a more mature story. The writing is not great. The reader doesn’t or can’t do anything with it either. This just feels like it’s written for the edification of a 12-15 year old, and I am not that. For the record, His Dark Materials and The Princess Bride are in my top five all time, so when I say the novel feels tween-ish, it’s not the genre or store shelf that turns me off. I mean that it feels like a novice copy of material I’ve already read that was written in a much more polished and flowing way. I don’t know that most 12year olds would get that same sense.

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awesome book

it is a rally good listen and narrator is great for me the story is a bit iffy at times but still allout a good read

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The Shadowborne had always fascinated Will. His grandfather's stories told of mythical warriors wielding dark, ancient magic, defending justice and battling dragons. But that's all they were, bedtime stories...until the Shadows embraced Will himself.

Now, propelled from the normal world into the mythical realm of Aeril, Will must learn to control his newfound power while discovering his place in this strange, new world. With his brother Madigan at his side, he sets off on a journey to uncover the truth of a secret that has been buried for centuries. For an ancient evil is stirring in Aeril, an evil that seeks to destroy the very fabric of reality. Can Will and Madigan discover the key to saving Aeril before all is lost?

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worth a read

liked it. started a bit slow but warned up significantly.
well worth the read.

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  • 10-24-22

not bad, story line definitely lacking

good book, starts strong. lost me 3/4 of the way through. story line is lacking an intriguing plot or substance.