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The Forgetting Moon

Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
Series: The Five Warrior Angels, Book 1
Length: 30 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (259 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A massive army on the brink of conquest looms large in a world where prophecies are lies, magic is believed in but never seen, and hope is where you least expect to find it. 

Welcome to the Five Isles, where war has come in the name of the invading army of Sor Sevier, a merciless host driven by the prophetic fervor of the Angel Prince, Aeros, toward the last unconquered kingdom of Gul Kana. Yet Gault, one of the elite Knights Archaic of Sor Sevier, is growing disillusioned by the crusade he is at the vanguard of just as it embarks on his Lord Aeros' greatest triumph. 

While the eldest son of the fallen king of Gul Kana now reigns in ever increasing paranoid isolationism, his two sisters seek their own paths. Jondralyn, the older sister, renowned for her beauty, only desires to prove her worth as a warrior, while Tala, the younger sister, has uncovered a secret that may not only destroy her family but the entire kingdom. Then there's Hawkwood, the assassin sent to kill Jondralyn who has instead fallen in love with her and trains her in his deadly art. All are led further into dangerous conspiracies within the court. And hidden at the edge of Gul Kana is Nail, the orphan taken by the enigmatic Shawcroft to the remote whaling village of Gallows Haven, a young man who may hold the link to the salvation of the entire Five Isles. 

You may think you know this story, but everyone is not who they seem nor do they fit the roles you expect. Durfee has created an epic fantasy full of hope in a world based on lies.

©2016 Brian Lee Durfee (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Good but Frustrating

Some of the characters are very frustrating to read because of their self-doubt and hesitation. I am hoping that this is because they are evolving and in the next book they will be more decisive.

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Who's your daddy AND who's your mommy?

For those who enjoy their medieval fantasy adult-themed with lots of court intrigue, betrayals and, at times, gruesome encounters then there is lots to like about this novel. Brian Lee Durfee skillfully creates many character arcs with ample backstory to make them memorable. He does this in equal amounts for the likeable and the detestable. Tim Gerard Reynolds's performance brings each of these players to life in one's mind as he narrates the unfolding tale.

Onto Book 2.

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awesome!

I was skeptical at first, wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy this book or not but again it was a awesome read. thank you again Tim Gerard Reynolds!

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Solid book but hard to get into at first. You must wait it through. Great twist...makes sense

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alright-ish

the book has classic turns and twists. pretty easy to guess what happens. expected more from everyone else's reviews. Good story but just let down from all the other high praise reviews. all in all, it's worth a read but expect it to be an average story and nothing "absolutely amazing"

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  • Ryan
  • Pittsburg,KS
  • 03-14-19

Brilliantly Written and Narrated!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book with its dynamic storyline that pulled me in and twisted in ways I didn't expect. All of the characters were vibrant and didn't fit the same tired old mold that so many fantasy stories keep regurgitating over and over again. For the most part none of the characters were entirely naive and innocent or corrupt and evil and they were complex in their actions and motivations. Top this off with one of the best narrators in the business and it shapes up to be a book that will leave fantasy fans satiated. The one and only complaint I have is with the tad bit over the top passages from the various holy books that begin each chapter. Regardless I'm excited to start the next book in the series immediately after I finish writing this review!

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Really enjoyed this one

Great book! Thoroughly enjoyed this one! Brian did a great job with the first one can’t wait to dive into the 2nd.

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Awesome Adventure of The Mind<br />

lots of excitement, driving and listening, I was literally on the edge of my seat. Reynolds does an amazing job with all his narrations. I truly hope they're is a follow up to this soon.

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Spellbinding and filled with intrigue.

Great story, intrigue, betrayal, suspense. I am anxiously awaiting the next book. I know that it won't disappoint.

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  • MissRed
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  • 02-18-19

Very well done

I was very happy to discover this book, I really enjoyed it!

There were some situations that were exceptionally gory (very detailed in the gore, too) but not so much that I couldn’t enjoy it thoroughly.

I will listen to it again, and hope Audible releases the sequel soon!

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