Summernight

A Tale of Fantasy and Magic, Bridge of Legends, Book 1
Series: Bridge of Legends, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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From the USA Today best-selling author of Dragon School comes the first novel in a vibrant, intricate fantasy world filled with unexpected adventure.

Legends used to walk the Dragonblood Plains - great heroes now dead who left bloody scars across the face of the world. They are waking.

For Tamerlan - an alchemist’s apprentice, sold to the guild in his teens - the only thing that matters is his desperate quest to save his sister from being sacrificed to the dragon at the height of the Summernight festival.

For Marielle - a Scenter for the Jingen City Watch who can read spiritual residues - all that matters is serving justice to protect her city.  

But when Tamerlan stumbles upon an ancient magic that calls the Legends forth, and Marielle scents what he’s done and starts her pursuit, they begin a chain of events that can’t be stopped - a chain that will wake the Legends, call the dragons, and change everything.

Summernight is book one of the Bridge of Legends series. Leap into this gripping fantasy story of dragons, legends, and misused power, that fans are calling "addictive" and “spellbinding”.

©2019 Sarah K. L. Wilson (P)2020 Sarah K. L. Wilson

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That voice is like velvet with a sword.

Such a beginning, in a chain of beginnings. Awesome work. Always you'll have my heart, farm.

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Hard to get into the story

I had a hard time getting into the story. I can usually get through a book, but had to force myself to listen when I did. There was just something about it I could not connect with. I had no interest in the characters or there success.

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Great story

I really enjoyed the story of Summernight. I loved the perspective of Marielle seeing scents/smells in colors. This was an intriguing story of Tamerlan trying to save his sister from certain death! I loved the magic and old tales that this story brings together, can’t wait to read the next one!

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Enjoyable Read

While I did enjoy this audiobook and the story line of the story which had me captivated, I was not 100% impressed with the narrator. There were parts where his voice nearly cut out and it was hard to follow along sometimes, but overall I recommend the book.

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So Good!

I loved the storyline and the rich uniqueness of characters and the world that Sarah K.L. Wilson has created! It was a darker fantasy than what I had expected, but it still sucked me in and kept me fully captivated. The only thing I was slightly disappointed with was the narrator. I felt like if his voice had more inflection as he narrated, it would've made it easier for me to be that much more into the book. But I still really enjoyed the book!

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ok

overall the story was alright but unlike some of Sarah's other books this one just did have the spark I was hoping for.

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Falls flat

I always hate to leave unfavorable comments on any book I read or listen to. This story seemed to have potential to be pretty interesting. I can’t quite put my finger on if it was the narrator or the story, but overall, it just fell flat for me. I never developed any interest in any of the characters, they had no real personality to them. The premise isn’t a new one, really. Small village sacrificing someone to a protector figure to maintain peace in the village, in this case a dormant dragon, and someone who doesn’t want the chosen sacrifice to be killed. That said, I’ve enjoyed other stories with this premise immensely. I also found the idea of the village watch being staffed by people who could smell emotions and intentions very intriguing. Unfortunately, it just never really grabbed me as a solid concept. Even as the action ramped up, it just never held that level of intensity that it should have. That, I can say, was likely due to the narration, which overall fell flat. Not a lot of emotional variance, and the distinction between characters was virtually nonexistent. Overall, just a disappointing outcome.

I received this audiobook free in exchange for my fair and honest review.

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Great

I really enjoyed this book it was fun and entertaining had a interesting story can't wait to read more fron this author.

I received this audiobook free in exchange for an honest review.

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What an adventure!

I got to listen to this at the courtesy of the author in exchange for a review, it was stupendous.

This is a story of epic proportions. I loved the world building, which felt fantastical, original, and yet somehow wove in elements that were really familiar to ground the reader within it. I loved the characters, especially Jhinn, he was utterly delightful. I can’t get enough of supporting characters who really drive a story forward.

I really enjoyed the originality in Marielle’s character: that she can’t see color, but can smell it in the emotions and actions that swirl about her. It’s a very artistic approach to things that makes the world that much more vivid and enthralling.

And those final chapters? Yikes! That was an incredible ride. Written so well that it felt like I was experiencing it first hand.

Totally worth the time to read (or listen to).

The narration was a little dry for my personal taste, but I will gladly listen to this again and again. It was certainly well produced, and well performed, (just personal preference).

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  • Izzybear1
  • 03-26-20

Thrilling Adventure

Loved Tamerlan and Marielle’s beginning. Theirs is an adventure that sucked me right in and made me feel as though I was right there along side them. Learning about the magical history of the town of Jingen and unearthing some of it’s long forgotten truths all while trying to rescue Tamerlan’s sister. It’s like a thrilling rollercoaster ride with lots of twists, turns and surprises.
Tamerlan and Marielle are great characters. It was easy to like them. I also found myself very curious about their new friend Jhinn. I can’t wait to find out more about him and see where the next part of their journey takes them.

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  • S. Cole
  • 03-05-20

Summernight

I really enjoyed this book. I was surprised where this book went. Can't wait for the next book.

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  • Layla
  • 03-03-20

Summernight

I enjoyed this epic fantasy more than I thought I would. The author surprised me with this one.
Would highly recommend.

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  • Ellen Butfoy
  • 02-27-20

Summernight

Summer night is the first in the series Bridge of legends. When Tamerlan finds out his sister is going to be sacrificed to keep a dragon sleeping what is he willing to do to save her and Marielle a law inforcer who can smell emotions and magic is on his trail. There is more to the story and you will have to read /listen to it to find out. This is a very good start of the series with lots of promises and I enjoyed the story and listening to the audio was also good. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • SarahReadsALot
  • 02-18-20

What is truly the law?

I liked the 2 main characters and their quest to do what’s best, in the process creating a really important and interesting theme- what is the “real” law? That included the question: Is one life more important than another? The dragon is saved for the very end which makes me think the next book of the series will be more exciting
As for this book, while I enjoyed it, the tone and pace was monotonous and a bit slow. Maybe this is one I would have enjoyed more on my kindle instead of audible 🤷🏻‍♀️. All in all it was a good listen but not good enough (or bad enough for that matter 😆) for me to call my mom and tell her all about it.

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  • Melaney Ramge
  • 02-15-20

Awesome!

Great book! Highly recommend! Can not wait to read more by this author! Keep it up