Lighthouse (Berg)

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 121 ratings

Flesh and Spirit Publisher's Summary

The rebellious son of a long line of pureblood cartographers and diviners, Valen has spent most of his life trying to escape what society - and his family - have ordained for him. His own mother has predicted that he will meet his doom in water, blood, and ice. Her divination seems fulfilled when a comrade abandons Valen in a rainy wilderness half-dead, addicted to an enchantment that converts pain to pleasure, and possessing only a stolen book of maps.

Offered sanctuary in a nearby monastery, Valen discovers that his book - rumored to lead men into the realm of angels - gains him entry into a world of secret societies, doomsayers, monks, princes, and madmen, all seeking to unlock the mystery of a coming dark age. To his dismay, Valen must face what he fled so long ago, for the key to Navronne's doom is buried in half-forgotten myth and the secrets of his own past....

©2007 Carol Berg (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Flesh and Spirit

    • Lighthouse, Book 1
    • By: Carol Berg
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    The rebellious son of a long line of pureblood cartographers and diviners, Valen has spent most of his life trying to escape what society - and his family - have ordained for him. His own mother has predicted that he will meet his doom in water, blood, and ice. Her divination seems fulfilled when a comrade abandons Valen in a rainy wilderness half-dead, addicted to an enchantment that converts pain to pleasure, and possessing only a stolen book of maps.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Almost unlistenable

    • By mike on 12-10-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Breath and Bone

    • Lighthouse, Book 2
    • By: Carol Berg
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Everyone in Navronne seems to be after Valen. There is the fanatical Harrower priestess, Sila Diaglou, who wants to raze the kingdom. The Bastard Prince Osriel, who steals dead men's eyes. And the Pureblood Registry, determined to keep every pureblood sorcerer in thrall. Even beings out of myth, the Danae guardians, whose dancing nurtures the Earth and whose attention could prove the most costly of all. As Navronne sinks deeper into civil war and perilous winter, Valen finds himself a bargaining chip in a deadly standoff.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful sequel, mediocre narration

    • By Sarah on 01-02-14

    Regular price: $29.95