The Blood King

Chronicles of the Necromancer, Book 2
Narrated by: Gail Z. Martin, Peter Ganim
Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (397 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The second installment of the Chronicles of the Necromancer. Having escaped being murdered by his evil brother, Jared, Tris must take control of his magical abilities to summon the dead, and gather an army big enough to reclaim the throne of his dead father.

But it isn't merely Jared that Tris must combat. The dark mage, Foor Arontala, has schemes to raise the Obsidian King....

BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Gail Z. Martin.

©2007 Gail Z. Martin (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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  • AJ
  • 11-14-18

Highly recommend!

I had absolutely NO issues with finishing the entire series. Loved this as books (when I want the feel and smell of a real book in my hands) and loved the audio version just as much (for those times when my glaucoma won't cooperate). The story through out is intense with a lot of action and intrigue! HIGHLY recommend the series. Start with the Summoner, the books should be read in order.

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Excellent Entertainment

A great sequel to the first book and the narrator once again did an excellent job.

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remarkable

loved it fron beginning to end masterpiece if i do say so. myself even better than the first book

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loved it

loved this book. hope you do as well. it will sweep you up and take you away to a different land.

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Better

These books just keep getting better and better. Very rare I listen to a audio book but I can't get enough of this series.

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so freaking good

boik was so freaking good i can not wait to download the next one wow

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I was riveted!

I really enjoyed this sequel! So worth a listen! The characters grew and flourished in this book! Start with The Summoner and hold on for the ride!

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Very good story.

I enjoyed the story. Interesting characters with a bit of humor to avoid too much darkness.
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As the saga continues...

What did you like best about The Blood King? What did you like least?

I like that Tris and his group of friends are slowly growing into their skills as they bond together as a group. The story has a good pace with action as well as story and character development.

What other book might you compare The Blood King to and why?

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. It follows the same type of storyline. The main character is wronged and leads a group of friends to rise up and crush the ones that are abusing them. Plus, the main character is coming into his powers like Tris.

What does Peter Ganim and Gail Z. Martin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

They are able to bring depth to all of the players in the story that I wouldn't have been able to do had I read the book.

Was The Blood King worth the listening time?

Yes!

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Great book, Author lacks creativity

This book is a sequel to THE SUMMONER.

The book itself keeps you intriged for the most part, however, you can skip some entire chapters without missing anything. The book seems to add chapters for clarification, but the author gets side-tracked frequently.

4/5 for a successful sequel but it continues in the same vain as the first book to the point of repetition.

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  • 04-27-17

formulaic, boring

feels like this book was written by a computer processing an algorithm where the parameters are antagonist=person1, love interest=person2, spiritual=person3, academic=person4 blah blah blah you get the picture. Nothing original at any point, was a chore to listen to most times, wish I could get my money back but more importantly my time! avoid!!!!!

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  • Lazyrebelshanks
  • 09-20-20

A decent book

When I first read this book years ago, I absolutely loved it. However unlike her later books the chronicles of the necromancer feels like a good story hindered by wooden dialogue in places. The narration doesn’t help as his accents are all over the place and you can almost hear him cringing at some of the dialogue. Overall I’d give the series a solid 7 out of 10

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  • james
  • 06-16-16

good second book

loved the first book this one almost as good, great naration really helps character

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  • CeNedra Red
  • 12-30-15

Such A Shame :-((

Would you try another book written by Gail Z. Martin or narrated by Gail Z. Martin and Peter Ganim ?

I have loved these books, ever since they were first published. I really looked forward to listening to these books. It is such a shame that the narrator did such a poor job of telling the stories. I still love the books, but I doubt I'll listen to another book narrated by Peter Ganim.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jonmarc Vahanion is my favorite character. I love his irreverent attitude to just about everything.

How could the performance have been better?

It could have been so much better if it had been narrated by someone else, someone who could read the dialogue with more feeling. It sounded very flat, and sometimes sounded ridiculous.

Do you think The Blood King needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I know that there is a follow up story, and I also know that unfortunately it is narrated by Peter Ganim, which means it will not be narrated as well as it deserves to be.

Any additional comments?

I could wish that these books had been narrated by someone else. I still love the books, and will still enjoy reading them, in printed format.