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Vengeance of Hope: Can Freedom Ever Be for All?

Silrith, Book 1
Narrated by: Christopher Dukes
Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
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Vengeance of Hope is medieval epic fantasy fiction with a military edge. Devious plots, political intrigue, and bloody battles are all just a part of life in the Kingdom of Bennvika.

Synopsis: Can freedom ever be for all? How do you save a nation from tyranny? When the King of Bennvika dies in suspicious circumstances and a foreign usurper named Jostan Kazabrus seizes the throne, ruthlessly imposing his will on the population, a disunited triumvirate of leaders and their followers must attempt to resist him.

The first is Silrith, the ousted philanthropic princess who had been expected to take the throne. The second is Ezrina, a vengeful rebel who is desperate to overturn the years of ethnic oppression of her people, the Hentani. The third is Zethun, a minor noble who believes the only way to fight for the common people is to abolish the monarchy altogether. As the various factions fight the threat of tyranny and religious persecution, each must be prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for their cause.

©2018 P.J.Berman (P)2019 P.J.Berman

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  • Tayla
  • ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States
  • 11-18-19

good start

The narrator for this story did a really good job. I had a hard time with the names at first remembering who was who but the story was read well.

This book is very heavy with the political storyline, and I think could have used more substance outside of the battle for the throne. There were some parts that seemed repetitive or didnt quite seem to mesh with the characters. But there are alot of characters involved so that usually makes for a more complex story line.

I am looking forward to seeing how the prophecy plays out and who its actually about!

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Interesting, well performed epic, but not clean

I really enjoyed the beginning of this book. The narration is excellent, the main characters all have distinct and believable voices. The plot is interesting - I want to find out what happens ultimately to the characters. The author did an excellent job of intertwining the separate storylines, so that you are following several separate people and seeing how their stories are interacting, although separately.
-BUT- I prefer clean reads, and this story had too much innuendo / sexual content for me to finish listening to after the first third of the book. I didn't see anything in the description or other reviews that mentioned this, and realize that many people don't mind the "adult" content, but it is more than I am willing to listen to. If it was a movie, I would expect it to be rated at least PG13 for the sexual content. If it weren't for the adult content, I would definitely look for other books by this author, as I really enjoyed the first portion of the story.

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Great read!

Narrator really reeled this book in for me. It took me a few days to finish this long read but it was worth it in the end! The strong female characters and
Awesome storyline was very nice to listen to. I highly recommend this book if you need something to sink into.

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Vengence of hope

Wow a fantastic action packed read that pulls you in from the start. If your looking for an epic adventureous read this is definitely that. This is a real page turner. The Author has done a fantastic job at bringing this read to fruition and bringing out the characters personalities. The Narrator does a fantastic job as well bringing out the different Characters. There is twists and turns, and this is definitely a must listen Audio. I highly recommend it.
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Enjoyable!!

This book was enjoyable!!

However, I found myself confused quite often!!

Too many unique names and places, had me trying to figure out who was who!!

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  • S. Cole
  • OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
  • 11-10-19

Vengeance of Hope

This book starts off with a dead King. This leads to a power struggle. This was very fasted paced. At times I had trouble keeping track of all of the different characters. The book jumped around to several POV. The narrator did a good job. I wish there would have been a female narrator at times.

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A Great Read For Fantasy Fans

There were great characters in the book, strong characters, characters to look up to. And there was a great backbone to the story: the desire to right the wrongs done and do what is right for the people served. While there were many characters to keep up with and the story difficult to follow at times, I look forward to where the sequel will take us and the characters.

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Great start to a series

This story had so many plots being woven in some meeting up and others not meeting yet. The politics were very important to this story and the three women at the core of most of it are so strong and have such different desires and view points. It was also fascinating to find how each person twisted a prophecy to fit their goals and desires. These people were so complicated and how they fought for what they wanted. Each has their people they want to do right by but who’s desire is the most pure or the one who should have their people thrive. The author did a good job keeping track of each of the different plots and keeping them interesting. This story ended on a cliffhanger that I want to know what will happen next.

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great adult fantasy book

Intense, fast paced, well written.
It is more of an Adult than YA book I think. Love how well written the characters were. The LGBTQ+ representation was lovely too.

the author was kind enough to send this to me and I am very glad he did so. I am a fast YA reader who likes easy going books with a splash of romance if possible. I'd probably wouldn't have picked this up myself. But now, I've read it and I really want to read more of the author. Definately worth the read!

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3 strong female characters

i really enjoyed this novel, definitely straight to the point and the plot was well written

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  • Avely Nukk
  • 08-14-19

Exiting story!

This book got me hooked from the first chapter. How can a book start like that?
It was exiting from the start and the story kept me alert for things that were about to happen.
I enjoyed the fact that all the characters were so different and I actually liked the POV changes in this book.
Lots of action, awesome twists and great/strong/awesome female characters.

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  • Helen
  • 07-20-19

amazing

amazing book Vengeance of Hope is medieval epic fantasy fiction with a military edge. Devious plots, political intrigue, and bloody battles are all just a part of life in the Kingdom of Bennvika. well written by P. J. Berman
narrater bought ai all to life