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    • The Book of Kells

    • By: R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated by: Alan Robertson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    A contemporary man, John Thornburn (a meek, non-violent and unpredictable artist) and woman, Derval (his tough, confrontational, strong and warrior-like lover) time travel to ancient Ireland to avenge a Viking attack. Packed with fascinating details of historical time and place in Irish history and delicately balanced on the border between realism and fantasy, the story centers around one of the most famous and beautiful illuminated manuscripts in history, the legendary but entirely real Book of Kells.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Book of Irish Fantasy

    • By S. Wells on 12-10-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Tea with the Black Dragon

    • Black Dragon, Book 1
    • By: R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated by: Megan Hayes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Martha Macnamara knows that her daughter, Elizabeth, is in trouble; she just doesn't know what kind. Mysterious phone calls from San Francisco at odd hours of the night are the only contact she has had with Elizabeth for years. Now, Elizabeth has sent her a plane ticket and reserved a room for her at San Francisco's most luxurious hotel. Yet she has not tried to contact Martha since she arrived, leaving her lonely, confused, and a little bit worried. Into the story steps Mayland Long, a distinguished-looking and wealthy Chinese man who lives at the hotel and is drawn to Martha's good nature and ability to pinpoint the truth of a matter.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite dragon book

    • By Ellenaeddy on 08-08-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Death and Resurrection

    • By: R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated by: James Chen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The award-winning writer of Tea With the Black Dragon and other acclaimed novels returns to fantasy with the intriguing story of Chinese-American artist Ewen Young who gains the ability to travel between the worlds of life and death. This unasked-for skill irrevocably changes his life - as does meeting Nez Perce veterinarian Dr. Susan Sundown and her remarkable dog, Resurrection.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Grey Horse

    • By: R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Set against the colorful and magical backdrop of Ireland, The Grey Horse chronicles a time when the Irish people suffered under harsh English overlords who sought to destroy their culture and way of life. Into the Irish town of Carraroe, a magnificent, completely grey stallion appears. The horse brings with him the promise of better times and magical happenings, for he is actually the shape-shifted form of Ruairi MacEibhir, journeyed to a time of danger in order to win the hand of the woman he loves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good enough irish tale

    • By Ellenaeddy on 03-20-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Damiano

    • Damiano, Book 1
    • By: R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Tecosky
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Our hero is Damiano Dalstrego. He is a wizard's son, an alchemist and the heir to dark magics. But he is also an innocent, a young scholar and musician befriended by the Archangel Raphael, who instructs him in the lute. To save his beloved city from war, Damiano leaves his cloistered life and sets out on a pilgrimage, seeking the aid of the powerful sorceress Saara as he must walk the narrow path between light and shadow, accompanied only by his talking dog.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Historical fantasy set in Renaissance Italy

    • By Kat Hooper on 11-21-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lens of the World

    • Lens of the World, Book 1
    • By: R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Lens of the World is the story of a prodigious life. It recounts the coming of age of Nazhuret, an outcast and orphan who rises from his lowly estate as a ward of the Sordaling military school to become a mighty warrior, philosopher, and confidant of the King of Vestinglon. As he grows, the young man receives outlandish knowledge and is prepared for an entirely exceptional destiny far beyond the narrow confines of his kingdom.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully told coming of age story

    • By Kat Hooper on 12-13-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Damiano's Lute

    • Damiano, Book 2
    • By: R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Tecosky
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Italian Renaissance this alternate history takes place in a world where real faith-based magic exists. Our hero is Damiano Dalstrego. He is a wizard's son, an alchemist and the heir to dark magics. Shattered by the demonic fury of his dark powers, Damiano Delstrego has forsaken his magical heritage to live as a mortal man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Karla Hopton on 05-13-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Belly of the Wolf

    • Lens of the World, Book 3
    • By: R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Living in exile with his daughter, a now aged Nazhuret learns of King Rudof's death and journeys back to his homeland to intercede in a rebellion led by an old rival.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A slow, deliberate, contemplative work

    • By Katherine on 03-20-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Twisting the Rope

    • Black Dragon, Book 2
    • By: R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated by: Megan Hayes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    In this sequel to Tea With the Black Dragon, Mayland Long is once again thrust into a maelstrom of mysterious happenings. The peaceful relationship he has established with Martha Macnamara is being threatened. A wild psychic force is loose in the world, while Martha's granddaughter has been kidnapped and one of her Celtic musician friends has been found dead, hanging by a rope of twisted grass. Now the Black Dragon must use his wits to hunt for the killer...even if it brings him to a horrifying realization.

    Regular price: $17.96

    • King of the Dead

    • Lens of the World, Book 2
    • By: R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    An attack by paid assassins sets diminutive philosopher Nazhuret and his lady, Arlin, on the road to Rezhmia, a fearsome neighboring kingdom to which Nazhuret is tied by ancient blood.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's more about the journey than the destination.

    • By Katherine on 03-20-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Third Eagle

    • By: R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated by: Clinton Wade
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    When the warrior Wanbli came of age, he cast his lot among the stars and left the world where he’d been born. Left it, he thought, forever. His odyssey led him to one ship, then another, and to another still. It brought him face to face with the far-flung members of the universe’s Seven Sentient peoples. And, finally, it brought him to the colony ship Commitment. There, Wanbli learned the true purpose of his life - a mission so vital that it required risking the lives of everyone on the ship and the future of his home world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable space adventure

    • By Elisabeth Carey on 02-16-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Raphael: Lessons Along a Minor String

    • Damiano, Book 3
    • By: R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Tecosky
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Weakened by his contact with mortals, the Archangel Raphael falls prey to his brother Lucifer, who strips him of his angelic powers. Sold in the Moorish slave markets, confused and humbled by his sudden humanity, Raphael finds his only solace in the friendship of the dark-skinned Berber woman Djoura, and the spiritual guardianship of his former pupil Damiano Delstrego. Accompanied by the rakish Gaspare and an ancient black dragon, Damiano's beloved Saara embarks on a quest to rescue Raphael.

    Regular price: $19.95