House of Enchanted: The Revelations of Oriceran
- Soul Stone Mage, Book 1
- Narrated by: Carly Robins
- Series: The Revelations of Oriceran: Soul Stone Mage, Book 1, The Revelations of Oriceran, Book 5
- Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-10-18
- Language: English
- Publisher: LMBPN Publishing
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The humans from Terran have always been real assholes to the witches of Virgo. Now a silent war is brewing, and the timing couldn’t be worse. Princess Azure will soon be crowned queen of the Kingdom of Virgo.
In the Dark Forest, a powerful potion-maker has been murdered.
Charmsgood was the only wizard who could stop a deadly virus plaguing Virgo. He also knew about the devastation the people from Terran had done to the forest.
Azure must protect her people. Mend the Dark Forest. Create alliances with savage beasts. No biggie, right?
But on coronation day everything changes. Princess Azure isn’t who she thought she was, and that’s a big freaking problem.
Welcome to the Revelations of Oriceran.
A magical world tied to Earth, and nothing like it.
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By AudioBook Reviewer on 06-28-18
Powerful Imagination Enjoyable
In the world of Oriceran there are two major races: The people from Virgo, wizards, and witches living in harmony with nature; and the Terrans, humans whose origins are Earth, and which use the power of nature for their own benefit. Princess Azure will soon be the queen of Virgo, but during the coronation ceremony, something is discovered about her. She will need to demonstrate to her people that she is a valid queen, but she also will need to recover something for her ill mother and fight back the Terrans and their evil plans.
I have already listened to several series by Sarah Noffke, and I love her way of creating characters and bringing them to life. She has a very powerful imagination and is able to create different and credible worlds. Up to now I just knew her books about Dreamtravelers, so I was curious about this new adventure. I have to say that I really enjoyed it, but there was somehow something missing that I found in her other books.
I found the main character’s personality a bit less attractive than the main characters’ in her other books, and I also missed a bit part of the balance and poetry. I also found the story quite predictable. I’m not saying this is a bad book, it was very good, but I just can’t help but compare it to her other works.
We are up here against a fight between good and evil, non-humans and humans, nature and technology. This dualism has been used again and again since the early times of the first fantasy books and works, but I just maybe expected a more original approach.
This is just the first book in a series, and it ends on a massive cliffhanger. I would have appreciated if there was at least a conclusion to the first story-arc.
Carly Robins delivered a wonderful narration. Giving a different voice and style to every character. Simply perfect.
Despite the minor issues, I am curious about where this is going to, and I am sure the best is yet to come.
This Audiobook was provided for review by the author/narrator/publisher.
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By KRLGA @Smada's Book Smack on 05-11-18
Fun Fantasy Jaunt- Review on Smada's Book Smack
In a world where magic is the way of life, Princess Azure is not ready to be Queen of the Kingdom of Virgo. But when her mother tells her that she is sick, as are many of their people, Azure has no choice but to step up to become Queen. But when Azure finally gets her stone of power during her coronation ceremony, she learns an important truth about herself, one that leads her and her best friend Monet on a quest to save their people.
I have been wanting to read a book by Sarah Noffke for years so when the opportunity to listen to the first book in her fantasy series arose, I was super excited. Also, when I saw that is was the real of Virgo I will admit to being exciting to see my horoscope sign pop up in a book so I was sold regardless of the rest of the content. I found the book to be very quick read, only 4.5 hours listening time, which is basically a day listen compared to so many other longer books- a perfect quick read.
The world was very different, kind of like a Harry Potter wizarding world-esqe place with magic, witches and wizards, wands and cloaks mixed with a dystopian world, where mankind has split and evolved, and there are cheetos (you know, important things that have been smuggled in). It was a really fun place, with all kinds of magical creatures such as growling poppy plant and gnomes, sharp tooth mermaids and magic crawling all over the place. It was like a funny/random version of the Shannara Chronicles, where magic runs rampant after the world as we know it crumbles. I loved Azure exploring the human world and totally bumbling all human interactions, really the story was hysterical.
If this was a movie, it would be rated R due to the number of F bombs dropped all over the place, which was a little surprising to me considering I thought this was a YA fantasy. Otherwise, the content is perfect for anyone or age looking for a fantastical adventure. The banter between Money and Azure was hysterical if at times inappropriate, but totally worth it. The random cast of characters that Azure and Monet collected along their journey were interesting and quirky, making the adventure that much more fun. Oh mg Geez, the journey to Universal Studios and explaining Harry Potter to Azure was awesome and ridiculous. But now I know that to be human you need to wear uncomfortable clothes and you can get a fake ID from the wizarding world of Harry Potter!
Overall this was a fun, very different fast read and I highly recommend it as an audio book since the narrator created personalities and tone for everyone. I look forward to more adventure to come. Definitely read (listen?) to the authors notes at the end of the book, they are interesting and entertaining. What happens when a wizard, witch, gnome and elf go on a journey? Well, read the book and find out!