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Publisher's Summary

The Hundred Years War rages on, with tensions between kingdoms growing ever more strained.

While Annise Gäric and her forces march on Castle Hill to retake the northern throne, her cousin, Rhea Loren, wages a naval war against Blackstone. Meanwhile, Roan Loren and Gwendolyn Storm struggle to breach the gnarled, vine-choked undergrowth of the Tangle in their quest to reach Knight's End and learn more of the true purpose of the fatemarked.

In the south, a Calypsian empress is murdered, and her daughters fight to claim the empire and wage a civil war against their estranged father's armies. In Phanes, slavery runs rampant while a rebel group fights to free the oppressed people. A master named Jai Jiroux looks to help the rebel cause, an act of treason punishable by death.

Surrounding the Four Kingdoms is the pall cast by the Kings' Bane, who continues his quest to kill eight rulers and thus fulfill the Western Oracle's ancient prophecy, which he believes will pave to way to peace across the realms.

©2017 David Estes; 2018 Podium Publishing (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Wonderful and well written/read story.

One of the few series that seems to get better and better as you progress through. Characters are well developed and back stories unique and highly entertaining. Worth the listen.

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Pathetic story

I feel sorry for the guy who had to narrate it aloud. The author of this travesty must despise women in general. You have an obese self-loathing princess, a shallow halfwit beauty turned evil queen and an elf who cant get over lost love for several human lifetimes. And there is a horrible gay romance between idiots. I told myself that if I bought it, I had to listen to it, or id've never put myself through this dumpster fire.

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I’m done

Though it started subtly, this whole dialogue and character development has become tedious and wholly aggravating.

At first, I thought the inclusions of modern identity politics were just an acquiescence to publisher demands, but by the end of this book, I suspect that the author is deliberating a literal mockery of Christianity, as the “virgin birth” becomes the vicious scam of a sociopathic little wretch, and the “peacemaker” is a confused bisexual vegan. — I’m not so sensitive as to run and hide from things that are flippant towards my own epistemic, but this... is pretty ugly.

I’m sorry I waisted these 40 hours trying to “find peace” with it.

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a refund would be cool

the audio on this faded in and out. at1st I thought it was my phone so I connected to different devices and played other books and only this one was acting funny..
I still listened to the whole book but it was so frustrating.

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I. Am. Hooked!

Great story writing and pace building toward battles of epic proportions! Looking forward to the next book, for sure!

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Good story.

Great series thus far. Waiting on the next book. I recommend this series for a change of pace

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  • Nathan
  • WINCHESTER, VA, United States
  • 06-03-18

Not for me

Won't be moving on in the series. I usually try to finish them but it's not getting better.

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Boring

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I was hopeful.. the first book was at least good enough to get me to purchase the 2nd... there are times where it is interesting... but then the story turns into page after page of boring dialog.. If you like CW tv shows.. you might like this one.

What three words best describe Derek Perkins’s voice?

Distinguished
Chamelon
Engaging

What character would you cut from Truthmarked?

Too many to list.

Any additional comments?

I wish it was better .. it had all the building blocks.

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Diverting<br /><br />

Homage filled but entertaining. I've picked out GOT, TLOTR, the Prydain Chronicles, references. but well written

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<br />Well done!

Captivating, couldn't wait to listen, first book I got when trying out this app. will definitely be purchasing the book before this one. the narrator was good, although noticed some trouble with the word sister.

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  • David
  • 03-06-18

Just a really good book

looks like it's going to be a really good series, can't wait for the next 3 books to listen to

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  • Jordan
  • 09-25-18

A must listen!

What's not to love about the 2nd book in the series?

If you love the first you'll love this. The way the characters grow and change, it really feels like I'm there with them. The story grows as they grow and the more you find out, the more you want to know!

Looking forward to the rest of the series :)

10/10

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  • 04-27-18

Epic journey and performance

Wonderfully written and narrated. A tangle of energy, deception, victory and sorrow keeping the listener guessing and wanting more. I look forward to the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful