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She was just a lost girl when they found her. The circumstances are odd, that much is true. But she's just a child. She needs protecting. She needs guardians. Before long, strange magic manifests from the small girl, equally awe inspiring as it is terrifying. Does she control the fire and light? Or do they control her? Shadows are rising from Alfuria, the very world beneath their feet. Sometimes they call, wishing for an unending embrace. Dragons have risen as well, from myth and legend, stalking land and sky. The roar of such beasts shakes even the most resolute warrior. Shadows, gods, dragons, and the girl with red hair. What is real and what is merely illusion? Adelaide is undoubtedly important. That may be the only certainty.

©2016 Michael J Sanford (P)2016 Michael J Sanford

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imaginative!

This is a wonderful book! I loved all the unique characters!! I can't wait to find out what happens next.

it was a little complicated to get my bearings with the characters at first. But once I did, I couldn't put it down.

I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book!!

I was given a free copy of this book. I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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So good!!

Sucked me into the adventure immediately and never let go! Can't wait for the second one!!

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A Fantasy World At Its Outmost

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

It was a book that took me a little while longer to get into it. The plot is complex and will require your complete attention to sort out the various characters and their scope. There is no main character in the story as they can all be viewed as one. They all contribute to the storyline in a world of fantasy and supernatural. I thought it was a little long drawn at the end, but the characters were pleasant to follow so it wasn't too much of an ordeal. It is a good story for young readers also. Actually they would probably enjoy it even better than an adult.
The narration was fine, but the pauses at times a little too long.
All in all a good fantasy story.

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Not bad

The writing is very good with a strong storyline. Perhaps it was a tad bit to much of a fantasy for me, I couldn't get into this audble

The narration is wonderful

I received a copy of this audible free of cost and gladly give my honest reveiw

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  • TU
  • 02-20-18

A decent enough fantasy story

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a decent fantasy tale with action and a decent plot. The narrator's voice was clear and had a pleasant tone to it. My only gripe is that his pauses between sentences seemed long half the time. It was like he had edited the audio and separated sentences then pieced it back together... I got used to it, and it stopped bothering me after awhile, but I still felt it worth mentioning. All in all, it was entertaining.

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This is a Fun Fantasy Adventure.

First I want to thank Michael Sanford for providing me with a free review copy of his book. I really enjoyed this and I look forward to the future books in the series. Excellent narration that makes the book come alive. Nik is easy to understand and has good voices/pacing.
This is a typical fantasy "Heroes go on an adventure" story, with good characters. I love that each character has his/her own motivations that both help and hinder the group at different times. It also has a fabulous villain, and I look forward to seeing more of how she will attempt to thwart our heroes. The only negative is the use of pronouns. It was sometimes unclear who is being referred to at the time. But it is still a good book and well worth a listen.

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  • James
  • Powderly, KY, United States
  • 02-07-18

Good ole ginger fantasy

This was a nice start to a series. Thought the story was pretty well written, interesting characters and all. Sometimes the book was really fast paced and other times somewhat slow. I'm not sure if it was the story per se or the narrator. Overall a good listen though.

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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Good first in series

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the narrator or author.

I thought the story original, but a little hard to follow at times. I will admit to listening while at work so it could’ve been my focus not the authors.
The main characters were distinct and and well thought out. There are a few twists and a couple of surprise betrayals that you won’t see coming and made the story that much more interesting.

The narrator was clear and very easy to listen to. Although not a lot of difference between characters, but enough to know who was talking. Personally I’d prefer to have it like that than someone trying too hard and butchering the accents or something(very annoying).

I would recommend this to the PG 13 (some language/ lots of blood/ some sexish parts) and any one that like sci-fi/ fantasy books.

Thanks I enjoyed it!

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A fantasy world!

This was far more fantasy than what I thought. I read a lot of urban fantasy but rarely delve into anything more hard core. I was also looking forward to terror and didn't get it. So I was a bit disappointed but that doesn't mean the book wasn't good.

The story is written well and delves deep into fantasy creatures such as elves and other various characters. It's a fun story filled with surprises and has an even flow. For someone who really enjoys dropping into another world with mythical creatures than this is a great story to check out.

I found the narrator's tone hard to get into. I wish he'd had more fluctuation and paced better such as speeding up when times got intense and slowing a little when the suspense dissipated.

Overall a very decent story and one I think many people will love.

I received this book free for an honest review.

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This book wasn’t for me

I had a hard time staying focused on the story much less connecting to its content. The narrator did a great job.

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 01-29-18

Simply sublime

What's not to like? A fairy tale for grown ups! I love a strong, wicked woman, even when they're a tad cannibalistic! The relationships between the individual characters are all wonderful and appropriately dysfunctional! But any story where there are elves and dragons, giants and gods is worth listening to. Mr Sanford manages to successfully transport us from the 21st century into a mythical time with mythical and mysterious beings with unique and unusual beliefs and it's all done so elegantly and eloquently; makes me reluctant to come back to reality!