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Wizardoms: Eye of Obscurance

Fate of Wizardoms, Book 1
Narrated by: Travis Baldree
Series: Fate of Wizardoms, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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In a realm where wizards rule, the ambitious contend for thrones that grant the power of a god. How can one defeat a god? 

Jerrell Landish is a thief, clever, creative, and conniving to the extreme. His legendary exploits force him to use the name Jace just to remain inconspicuous. When he accepts a contract to acquire a secret, enchanted amulet, he discovers the item has already been stolen. To satisfy the leader of the Thieves' Guild, he must track down the amulet and complete the ultimate objective: 

Assassinate Wizard Lord Taladain, a man with the power of a god. 

Rhoa is an acrobat, diminutive, agile, and daring. Armed with the Eye of Obscurance, she sets out to accomplish the unthinkable. Haunted by a troubled past, she cannot escape a single, all-consuming desire. 

She would risk anything to see Lord Taladain dead. 

Taladain's daughter, Narine, is a princess who recently graduated as a master wizardess. However, her father and brother seek nothing but power - one would use her to strengthen his position, the other views her as a threat to his future. 

Can she navigate troubled waters with danger lurking at every turn? 

Eye of Obscurance is the first entry in Fate of Wizardoms, a fantasy epic filled with magic, adventure, and intrigue, perfect for fans of Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, and Michael J. Sullivan.

©2019 Jeffrey L. Kohanek & Fallbrandt Press (P)2019 Jeffrey L. Kohanek & Fallbrandt Press

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Perfect

I love this book. The story is addicting and the narrator perfectly captures the soul of it. I had previously read the book so I was delighted to find that the narrator told the story the same way I read it; well, except Jace. I think I made Jace out to be slightly less arrogant than he actually is but I actually like the "real" Jace more.
I definitely recommend this audiobook!

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Great start to a new series

When I first saw this book compared to Six of Crows I was sold, because that's one of my favorites! Although the book was very different, I was not disappointed! It was fast paced, well written, and exciting to read. I liked that the story was told from 4 unique perspectives, which gave the story some dimension and depth. I enjoyed the unique characters, especially the princess, and would recommend to anyone who likes a book with some action and excitement. I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Great Entertainment - Such Fun

Jeffrey L. Kohanek's books are wonderful and this new series Wizardoms: Eye of Obscurance (Fate of Wizardoms Book 1) is no exception. Before I get into the story I want to mention the narrator Travis Baldree. He did a wonderful job with his use of different voices for each character in dialogue made for great storytelling. I spent every spare moment listening to the book. So much is happening at the beginning of Eye of Obscurance I had to replay several chapters to just to establish each character and their involvement in the story. Wow it starts off fast and doesn't let up. The pace and action is exciting, the storyline is intricately woven with jealousy, mad wizards with god like powers and seemingly simple characters like a thief and an acrobat and old storyteller and a dwarf that play their parts oh so well. The wondrous magical tale of Wizardoms: Eye of Obscurance pulls you in and doesn't let you go until the very end. That's what I call a good book.
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Excellent fantasy story!

Excellent fantasy tale with great character development. I loved the world from the very beginning and would definitely continue with the series. The narration was really good as well.

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Fabulous 💛

Obscurance captured my attention from the start. Good world and character building throughout. No longwinded babble (yay) just clear concise detail. I like this tale and see why it might be compared as being a similar style to Robert Jordans Wheel of Time series.
The narrator did a great job and characters were easily distinguishable.
I look forward to book 2.

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Entertaining Read

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This is an entertaining start to the series with captivating and well-rounded characters. As this is the first book, there is a lot of wonderful world-building but there is still plenty of action. In addition to all that, there are several instances of really good humor which at the very least will make you smile but will most certainly give you a chuckle or two. The ending [epilogue] does set up what will likely be the theme of the next book in this series.

The narrator, Travis Baldree, very capably did various voices for the characters infusing them with personality and allowing the listener to distinguish them. I have previously listened to other books narrated by Mr. Baldree and he is a favorite.

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Great Fantasy addition

I received this listen in exchange for an honest review. This is a good start on what could develop into a fine fantasy adventure. The characters are believable and has a mixture of action and intrigue. Well worth the listen.

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Good beginning, contrived ending, awesome narrator

A bit of a new spin on familiar themes makes for promising series opener.

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While this story does nothing especially groundbreaking, it does recombine common fantasy elements into an intriguing new tapestry. Some character motivations, especially toward the end, seemed intended to force the plot along the author's plan rather than arising naturally from the characters, but other than that minor flaw the story was quite enjoyable.

The worldbuilding was sufficient without being excessive. I personally would've liked to know a bit more, but the world didn't feel sparse either.

The narrator is top-notch. I'd put my listen through of the Cradle series on hold to review this, and it took me until almost halfway through the books realize it was the same narrator. With another narrator, this could've been an absolutely average fantasy book. Travis's performance really helped to bring out its more unique qualities.

Overall, good start to an interesting new series which I look forward to continuing.

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A Disparate Party Comes Together

I received a review copy and liked the book.

I enjoyed the humor the book contains. One thing I did not like was that it relied on coincidences too much. However, I appreciated how it flashes to backstories for some of the main characters. It is interesting how characters from different backgrounds become drawn into the group. Being the first book in the series, it sets up what is to come later. I’m sure this book will serve as a springboard for some amazing adventures.

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I will read the next book intrigued

Excellent character development the plot is strong and moved along fast enough to trap your interest . The very end was a bit anticlimactic the only negative.


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  • Lotty
  • 12-04-19

Compelling

This book is a very intriguing start to a new series. I loved the amazingly written characters that are brought to life by the brilliant narration. It is fast paced and action packed. Can't wait to listen to the next one.

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  • 10-19-19

Good narration

I liked the narration but the story was a struggle as it's not to my liking.