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SunRider

SunRider Saga, Book 1
Narrated by: Ralph Lister
Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
4 out of 5 stars (148 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

I have seen men become Gods and I have seen Gods become dust

Magic pieces of armor rain from Lenova's skies, granting men God-like powers. Mountains move, lightning bends to command, and a man's future can be written in a book before it's even happened.

In this emerging chaos, teenage Finn SunRider cares only for escaping the burning desert of the Crust and exploring the world he lives in. Yet that will prove quite difficult with monsters and tyrants roaming the land, conquering cities and killing the innocent.

With a Sorceress and her evil Lich master rising from the South, and with an ancient mysterious artifact grafted onto Finn's arm, he's ended up getting a lot more than he bargained for.

From flaming coal-coated vat-worms and two-directional streams to floating cities and underground pyramids, follow a fantasy journey of epic proportions!

©2018 Podium Publishing; 2017 Rafael Hohmann

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  • Matt
  • SLC, Utah
  • 02-24-18

Greatly enjoyed!

Very entertaining and written in a way to draw you in. Descriptive and engaging. The main character reminds me a little of Rand Al’thor in the beginning of the wheel of time series. Great moral character and many hints of what the character will blossom into. The Narrator did a great job of making you feel the excitement and suspense of the action scenes. I’m excited for the series to continue.

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Not what expected

The story is good but the main character is too weak mentally and physically in my opinion. It’s frustrating that the MC didn’t seem to take action much but his friends did majority of the work for him. I wouldn’t recommend this book even though the narrator and story was somewhat good.

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Loved it!

I loved this story,everything about i think was great, the concept, the characters and everythin! The only thing I didn't like about this whole thing was the voice of goblin, don t get me wrong, I love goblin and everyone, but I just don't like the voice that was given too him, it kinda sounded like an real goblin.

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Boring

struggled to finish it. too long . you don't find out what you want to know

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Very well done

Couldn't reccomend it more!!! It far exeeded what I thought of it at first glance!!!

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I like the book except one thing

it's a really good book I like it but it's so infuriating that he never gets his power and he stays week it just grind your nerves and it's just annoying

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Not amazing

I really tried to like this. I had to stop a few chapters before the end, however. The plot is basic to the extreme. The characters are very unlikable, no matter how many times I'm told exactly how "kindhearted" the protag is. The world has so much potential, but new fantastic things are just thrown out at random with no real substance. What are the rules to the magic? What are the power of gems? Of ancient languages? There's *so* much that could be done with the world, but none of it seems to matter. I understand that, as a YA novel, the plot can be a bit black and white... but this was TOO black and white. There's absolutely no middle ground. You're either GOOD or BAD - DESTROY ALL LIFE! For me, at least, it's not what I look for in a book.

As for the narration... Ralph Lister is good.. but the way he reads every single character is absolutely atrocious. The grating voices of the main characters nearly made me stop after the first few chapters. If he has used voices similar to his normal speaking voice it would have been vastly better.

This isn't the worst book I've read/listened to, but I can't recommend it to anyone.

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  • K
  • 07-23-18

Good start

I kept waiting for Fin to figure it out but it was kind of refreshing that everyone in the book just didn’t automatically know everything once imbued with power.

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Great proactive characters, epic scope.

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Epic. Proactive. Bloody. Inspiring. Read it!

The main character is VERY proactive, but he isn't spontaneously super powered. He has weaknesses, and he learns and grows. The other characters get a significant amount of development too! One of the main point of view characters is the second in command to the villain and she HATES him. A greatly sympathetic character with great ambitions. you root for her yet wonder how evil she would be if she were in charge.

Overall, one of the most epic things I've read! It's a huge world and scope, yet the way he approaches the writing near the beginning maintains a great amount of tension while slowly and carefully educating the reader. Other epics are boring in the section before the main character leaves their home, but not so here. The tension and action is high from the get go. The learning curve is one of the smoothest in any epic fantasy I've read.

Great book! Read it. It has minimal cussing, no graphic sexuality, but the violence can be quite intense. But despite its somewhat bleak stretches, it does offer many inspiring moments and hope for the future. (Something sorely lacking in darker fantasy faire nowadays.)

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good book and a start

cool world built and interesting powers but it just seemed like nothing happened with character growth and the main isn't very fleshed out