The Rhythm of Rivalry

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 407 ratings

Bastial Energy Publisher's Summary

By using the energy of the land, some humans have found they can develop extraordinary abilities. At the age of 17, these warriors, magicians, chemists, and psychics are allowed the opportunity to train at the Academy, increasing their opportunity for a well-paying career. But there's a catch. They must fight beside the Army if requested by their king. Most aren't concerned by this, as the current treaty has prevented battle for nearly 70 years...but that's about to change.

Of four roommates with interwoven stories, Cleve Polken takes focus as a hostile warrior who feels more comfortable in a duel than a conversation. Never getting past his parents' death, Cleve has developed a crippling fear of psychics, for some may have the power to resurface the torment he buried within himself upon his parents' passing. Cleve's forced to face this fear head-on when he discovers that not only is one of his roommates a psychic, but that he has an overwhelming attraction to her, which he quickly attributes to a psychic spell, nothing more.

By the time an army of savage, reptilian men called Krepps become involved in the war, all hope of resolution without battle is shattered. In this powerful army, one born with the inability to smell doesn't have the same feeding urges as his fellow Krepps and is outcast because of it. He finds himself with an unlikely ally in the middle of a crossroad, trying to find a way to reunite with his sister. Little does he know how much his choices will twist the fate of the war and alter the lives of the four human roommates forever.

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  • Book 1

    • Bastial Energy

    • The Rhythm of Rivalry: Book 1
    • By: B. T. Narro
    • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    By using the energy of the land, some humans have found they can develop extraordinary abilities. At the age of 17, these warriors, magicians, chemists, and psychics are allowed the opportunity to train at the Academy, increasing their opportunity for a well-paying career. But there's a catch. They must fight beside the Army if requested by their king. Most aren't concerned by this, as the current treaty has prevented battle for nearly 70 years...but that's about to change.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Wait! Audible credit! Come BAAAAACK!

    • By Michael on 02-15-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 1.5

    • The Sartious Mage

    • The Rhythm of Rivalry, Book 1.5
    • By: B. T. Narro
    • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    At just seventeen years old, Jek Trayden's power with Sartious Energy could be the greatest in the world, but that power comes at a price - a darkness within him that attacks while he sleeps, producing nightmares so real they leave him bruised and bloody. With the attacks worsening, Jek can't refuse an opportunity to end his nightmares for good when the King promises him a cure in exchange for a task.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful next addition to a great series

    • By STEVEN on 10-27-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Bastial Steel

    • The Rhythm of Rivalry, Book 2
    • By: B. T. Narro
    • Narrated by: Steve Marvel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Dragged to an unfamiliar continent transformed by war and monstrous creatures, Cleve's path home has never been less clear. With a place in a king's plot, a princess who wants to marry him, and the companionship of a brash Sartious mage, Cleve learns that--while some battles are won with a sword - others are played out through a more delicate dance. But Cleve has never been one for delicacy. Soon he's making tidal waves in every puddle he crosses on his path to return home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great addition to the series, great narration!

    • By STEVEN on 11-04-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Bastial Explosion

    • The Rhythm of Rivalry, Book 3
    • By: B.T. Narro
    • Narrated by: Lesley Ann Fogle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    After managing to anger the entire Academy during his introduction, Zoke learns that behaving like a Krepp makes him more of an outcast with his new allies in Kyrro than he was with his own race. With his sister Zeti on the opposing side as the gruesome events of war unfold, soon the only thing the siblings have in common is a waning hope that they won't see each other on the battlefield.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • they are getting better!

    • By Kathryn on 02-09-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Bastial Frenzy

    • The Rhythm of Rivalry: Book 4
    • By: B. T. Narro
    • Narrated by: Brad C. Wilcox
    • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    As the momentum of war builds, desperation to win dominates the whole continent. How far will each army go when honor becomes nothing more than a weakness? The final battle approaches, but not before a brutal betrayal is revealed that leaves even the Krepps in shock.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect choice for fantasy/adventure audiobook!

    • By darkpwca on 01-03-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Bastial Sentinels

    • The Rhythm of Rivalry, Book 5
    • By: B.T. Narro
    • Narrated by: Brad C. Wilcox
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 30

    In this epic culmination of the series, Cleve returns to Greenedge in hopes of keeping the war from reaching his homeland. But he never expected what's happened in his absence. The four kings have been killed by an emerging army, displacing Jek and the Takarys - Cleve's only trusted allies. Desperate to find them, he turns to the very man responsible for their absence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great ending to the series.<br /><br />

    • By Joshua berry on 03-03-18

    Regular price: $24.95