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On the anniversary of his father’s passing, Jon leaves home in search of answers. The land is full of mystery and intrigue, and Jon wants to explore it all with the dream of one day becoming a sorcerer. But when Jon receives an invite to the castle for training, he starts to believe there has to be a catch.

A long time ago, Jon’s father was once a guard near the capital city. Now Jon finds himself back where his father used to work, and he’s beginning to learn why his father had wanted to raise him away from here. He will discover that, along with certain threats to the kingdom, there are also many magical arts to learn. Some seem stronger than others, but all have their use. Jon must come to understand the complexities of sorcery as he uncovers the mysteries and threats to the kingdom. But he also must learn to deal with the other sorcerers who have come to train at the castle at the same time as him...some of whom are hard to trust.

©2020 B.T. Narro (P)2020 Podium Audio

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YA dulls the edge in this one

I love the narrator and he main character. Due to under developed potential it felt like something for a young audience. I wasn’t in the mood for the dulled edges of YA

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Clumsy

This was clumsy in a nutshell. MC that can do no wrong. Full of 2d characters 2d plot and 2d dialog. the author will get better with time but I don't think this is honestly publishable. I've read too many self publish so much more flushed out that I can't recommend to anyone.

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Beautiful writing

This particular epic fantasy has everything, great world building with a subtle magic system. For a quick read it is beautifully written with a relatable hero who has several quote worthy passages. This book is a must read/listen, usually I recommend read but the narrator (Simon Vance) is excellent.

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B.T. Narro and Simon Vance are like peanut butter and jelly

Great story , great characters . B.T. Narro never disappoints and with Simon Vance narrating it’s must listen .

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Still unsure

I listened to the entire book. It ended strange.
So short the whole 3 books could have been made into one.
And quite youth based? At times it seemed it was meant to appeal to a younger crowd, but then at other times it seemed to address adult things.
I did not care for the “hero”. So full of himself, the beat at everything he does it seems.
Sorry I wasted a credit on it.
I kept waiting for it to get better

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Worth it!

The magic system was interesting. This book is definitely worth listening to! The story was over before I knew it and I am downloading the second book as I write this review.

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good book, great performance.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is the first I have read from this author, and I will definitely explore more of his work. my only real criticism would be that there are a few occasions that it seemed to lack a real threat to the MC. Not to say it wasn't there at all, but it always worked out for him, even when it was built up to possibly be horrible and no where comes close. one of those feel good story where the MC is the strongest, smartest, and never fails... which isn't a bad thing. I am one of the few who regularly enjoy this kind of story, as long as it makes sense. It was really only the ending that bothered me, as it was built up to being worst case, but then the punishment is a joke. otherwise, I loved it, and I cant wait for book 2.

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great start to a new series

loved the story I hope book 2 is just as good.
strong book start to finish

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Fantastic book

Fantastic story and Simon vances performance was excellent as always looking forward to the res of this series

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great start

bt has done it again I love his stories cant wait for part 2

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  • Tom006k
  • 03-30-21

Very entertaining

Many of the best magic systems are those that keep it simple, coupled with broadness of field and gradual revelation. The King's Sorcerer does this all, with the system being completely unique and interesting and letting the protagonist's characteristic strengths shine. The plot, too, is rather simple. A kingdom or city under siege isn't anything new, and yet the excellent story telling, world building and realistic characters sets it apart as a very worth-while and entertaining book. There is an incredible balance achieved between the perceptions that we are hearing the story of John, the story of the kingdom, the story of the king, and the conclusion of... well, that'd be a bit too close to a spoiler, I think.

I never used to pay too much attention to narrators aside from trying to filter out bothersome quirks so that they don't ruin the story, but Simon Vance is fantastic. I will look twice at any potential purchase in future, if he is narrating it.

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  • james lyttle
  • 12-28-20

Amazingly delivered by Simon Vance

This new cycle is encapsulating but the delivery by Simon Vance takes all the B T Narro books to a new level. I can’t wait for the next book to be recorded! If only they would get Simon Vance to re-record the original cycles, I would buy them all in an instant!

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  • D. Lowe
  • 04-10-21

Really enjoyable

I was glued to this book from start to finish, taking every opportunity I could to listen or read the kindle version. The magic system seems really interesting. I would have liked the book to be longer however and spend some more time building the characters. The events seemed to all happen a bit too quickly without building up properly first.

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  • Isobel
  • 01-31-21

Spellbinding, engaging and evocative

I have to admit to being a Simon Vance fan. He brings a story alive.

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  • Tristan
  • 12-17-20

Fantastic

The main character is competent and clever and is always seeking to better himself.
The book is paced well with enough action to keep you listening.
Simon Vance is amazing as always.

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  • Dr KJ Cross
  • 04-17-21

Even Simon Vance couldn't save this...

Just a poorly written and paced YA book which even the marvelous SV couldn't save... refunded!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-14-21

Nothing new here

Story line only mediocre and main character intensely annoying . It just didn't sit right that a young apprentice sourcerer would be practically on first name term with the King. Also the main character seems to be the only one who can have all the good ideas and of course he's really good at everything - urgh

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  • Lee McLean
  • 05-21-21

It's okay for adults

I feel had I listened to this series before my previous series I would of enjoyed it more. Unfortunately I felt both series were very samey but the other was just better overall. I feel this book would be enjoyable for teenagers and is quite a safe bet as it isn't graphically violent and isn't sexual more around the sweet innocence of romance.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-17-21

Great series

Moved from AC Cobbles series to this one and was really pleased I did. Great characters and world building. The description of how the magic works is extremely creative and the whole story moves along at a good pace. A really good read, I can't wait for next adventure 👏👏👏

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  • emrys
  • 09-02-21

Enjoyable.

Although I struggled somewhat over the idea of magic being based on music, I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The whole idea is original and most creative. The characters are truly interesting and very engaging. I am really looking forward to the rest of the series.
A brilliant narrator makes the book even better.

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  • Spud
  • 08-05-21

Enjoyed this a lot

Fist of the series has me into it already, enjoyed the technical and intricate details of the magic

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  • Miss
  • 10-10-21

good story, great narration

good story building up well, with just enough to grip you for the next books, love the narration too, it's what makes this audible book fantastic

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  • Charm Harris
  • 10-10-21

Not a bad story

As always, Simon Vance smashed it. Quite a good story - a little weak in patches - the short length of theoretical time between starting service and undying loyalty to the king being one of them - but overall enjoyed the 'read'.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-14-21

Excellent story

I this is an excellent story with great character development, an interesting plot, good character dynamics, interesting magical system and good world lore.
I really like that the main character is clever and witty and I am excited to get to the next book in the series!!

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  • jeff
  • 05-28-21

I liked it, Its good

Yep good, I liked it, would recommend, do it, read and enjoy, and more words