• The Renegade Apprentice: Evren's Story

  • Heirs of Destiny, Book 0
  • By: Andy Peloquin
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (159 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A desperate breakout. A perilous life on the streets. A fight to the death.

Evren’s life as an apprentice priest is an endless torment, until he seizes the chance to escape his slavery. But his freedom, and his life, may be cut very short because the dark alleys of Vothmot hold their own dangers...some deadlier than others!

Listen now to hear the thrilling Heirs of Destiny prequel novella! Find out the secrets of Evren's grim origin - it's a gripping, heart-pounding ride.

©2019 Andy Peloquin (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Count Chocula

Why the terrible accent by the narrator. Abuse is inferred with praying by the priestly order- why

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interesting

I don't know where the story's going but it seemed like there's some fighting in it that boy worse than rocky I mean three bites and less than 24 hours for let's see what happens

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Fast paced, although slightly lacking prequel novella

*this is currently included on audible, that is why i listened!

Also referred to as Evren’s Story. This is a prequel novella to the Heirs of Destiny and the latest I’ve finished from the included Podium Audio prequels on Audible.

This prequel novella focuses on the darker side of the world. Well, a fantasy world. It mainly focuses on the darker side of humans and human nature. Evren, an apprentice priest wants to escape the confines of his cell. The priests are nothing more than aggressive r*pists and abusers, that call their nightly visits “prayers” (to me this is unfortunately mentioned so often it’s literally beaten into the ground). The older apprentice boys manage a fight club, so that they can bet on others’ suffering. When an opportunity to escape surfaces, Evren will soon find out that the streets are no safer or kinder.

The rest that ensues, to me, doesn’t really do anything in the way of setup for a series that I can see, other than perhaps giving backstory on the character of Evren. We also only get the world building through the eyes of exactly what the characters see. So a seedy church compound and seedy poor city streets. There’s not much in the way of lore or anything else. I didn’t mind or dislike listening to this one, but I find now that I can’t really think of good things to say.

I will say that the narrator didn’t do a bad job, but he is American and doing an accent. Because it is not his actual accent, it comes off as sounding Spanish and Italian and Russian depending on what he’s saying. Which I guess in a fantasy world isn’t necessarily a bad thing at all, but it did pull me out of it more than once.

Personally a 2.5/5*. Just didn’t work for me.

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worth reading

this was a prequel and it was good. will read the rest of the series. treachery abounds. a must read.

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waste of time

I listened to the end to give an honest review, sorry waste of time trying to create a Muslim hero...

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renegade apprentice

really liked it enjoy fantasy stories this one was interesting so I enjoyed it very much I like the whole thing about their reason gnomes and all that stuff

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This is Heir's of Destiny prequel Novella .

This was a truly enjoyable Audible Book in this Audible we get a look into Evren's past . This was intense and on the edge of your seat action packed and I loved every moment of it.

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  • Alan
  • 08-17-21

A new Destiny

Andy Peloquin never fails to impress, a fantastic short tale from the Heirs Of Destiny series, we follow one of the main protagonist Evren from the main books, who is an apprentice priest and its a living hell, when he and a fellow Davor make a break for it, escaping a life of slavery, while they make their way through the streets and Dark alleys of Vothmot, full of thieves, murderers and some unsavoury characters, but escaping one hell, running might have landed them in a much worse situation, with Davor alot younger, he must toughen up and steel to survive, after reading this, I will be checking out the series in the near future, awesome narration by Travis Morris, super read, a cracking arrange of voices gives it an extra touch of awesomeness, highly recommend...😁

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  • Doc...
  • 01-04-21

The brilliant start to yet another series.

Anyone can read these books as a standalone set of novels and equally enjoy them without reading the preceding series 'Heroes of Darkness', from which these books are a fork in the road, and set in the same world with some of its characters. However I recommend the series reading order Mr Peloquin suggests on his site. Enjoy...!

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  • TVBH
  • 03-07-22

WORTH LISTENING TO

The characters are fairly 1 dimensional, but otherwise what is an interesting and promising story. Im not sure how I feel about the thick Southeastern European/Italian accounts of all the characters, vs the American accent of the narrator (which grate against one another, to my ears) but they are done well enough.

I wish he would have given a little time to characters development even though it’s just a free prequel. The entire time is spent displaying how virtuous the Mary-Janed main character is with hardly a line of dialogue the cardboard cut out of his physically/mentally weaker friend he spends the entire time protecting. The other characters too are all 1-D.

Still the story is interesting enough that I would like to know what happens in the future. Snd best if all - I care enough about the main character to be willing to spend money on the next listen.

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  • Mel
  • 11-23-21

Intriguing

This is my first book in this series, and although it isn't as compelling as some I've listened to, it does make me curious about what happens to the 2 main characters. The narrator voice inflection & accent was good, but there wasn't enough distinction between the voices, so sometimes it was hard to follow the dialogue. But overall, it was a pretty good listen.