• The Blasted Lands

  • Seven Forges
  • By: James A. Moore
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (190 ratings)

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The Blasted Lands

By: James A. Moore
Narrated by: David de Vries
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Publisher's Summary

The Empire of Fellein is in mourning. The Emperor is dead, and the armies of the empire have grown soft. Merros Dulver, their newly-appointed - and somewhat reluctant - commander, has been tasked with preparing them to fight the most savage enemy the world has yet seen.

Meanwhile, a perpetual storm ravages the Blasted Lands, and a new threat is about to arise - the Broken are coming, and with them only Death.

©2014 James A Moore (P)2015 Audible Ltd

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Great book

An amazing book for adults that are tired of the love concurs all bs. The main character doesn't get his first love in fact he gets sum strange from a random girl.
When you finally get to see under their vale it will make your jaw drop.

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Great hidden gem

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

Of course, I think it is a unique and refreshing fantasy series. I ran across the first book in the series by accident and couldn't stop grinning at my rare find. It is just cool and badass!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Love them all.

What about David de Vries’s performance did you like?

Dave is right on and I find him to be one of the best.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me happy ;that for once when I tried an unknown, I hit the mark.

Any additional comments?

Read it and spread the word!

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Not Enough Meat On This Bone

If you could sum up The Blasted Lands in three words, what would they be?

Dark, gritty, new

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I really love this series so my irk isn't due to storytelling but the fact that it is lean in my opinion. There are some questions that should have been answered in this book. Many are now being answered in book 3 and I don't see the reason for the delay. Good book but not enough forward movement. On the plus, I feel the characters are fleshed out more in this book than the first one.

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Blasted Lands

What about David de Vries’s performance did you like?

I like the accents that he employs. It makes it easier to keep up with who is speaking in the dialogs and his vocal ranger makes the females believable.

Any additional comments?

This is a very well written and thought out books We begin to see motivations of the Sa'ba Taalor and understand their culture more. It is a very inventive society and religious structure.

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Listening for a second time around...

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I am listening to this series for a second time and love it even more! Give the 'Seven Forges' books a try...WELL worth the credits!

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Good listen

Loved the read. Great story and well delivered. Although, de Vries makes Andover sound like an abused nine-year-old rather than a 16 year old young man capable of being found worthy of a war god. The petulant whine almost killed it for me.

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overwritten

the story itself was interesting. however it felt very over written and by that i mean if he had used the word large to describe someone he later used giant and massive and gargantuan later to describe the same person. also the author seemed to want to get specific ideas across repeatedly to the reader. such as 'they trained to fight from birth' something repeated to the reader, almost as if it were a side note, several times.

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Great Series!

I truly love this series! The characters are full of depth and flaws that make them believe able.

I tell everyone I can about this series to spread the word! Great new fantasy setting!

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enjoyable continuation of the series

Realistically, if you enjoyed the first you will likely enjoy this book.

More time is spent exploring the Blasted Lands than the first (thus the title) and giving us a peek beneath the veils.

Worth a listen if you enjoyed the first.

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Old J. did it again!

What did you love best about The Blasted Lands?

There was no place in this book where I knew what was going to happen, which was rare.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like the master wizard but , the changing boy with the new hands is off the chain. sort a speak.

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

David was able to bring out each character in their own right. The voices he manages to weave into the story is very. . . Very good. sometimes a Reader gets twisted up with characters and it ma loose you at vital parts in the story.

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

I have to agree with wife of the murdered King was very emotional. t was a trip.

Any additional comments?

Hurry up with the next installment. The story is so tight that I know your 3 by 5 cards have to be everywhere on the walls. Good Luck with the next version.