First Death : Seventeen

  • by AD Starrling
  • Narrated by Michael Bower
  • Series: Seventeen
  • 0 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Discover where it all started...
1570. Carpathian Mountains, Moldavia. Ten-year-old Lucas’s life is a simple but happy one. All that changes when the Hunters finally track down his whereabouts.
Forced to bear witness to horrific scenes that forever shatter his innocence, he discovers the shocking secret behind his less than ordinary existence. What follows is a fight for survival that will define the nature of a boy bound to an incredible destiny whose origins have been lost to the tides of time.
First Death is a short story set in AD Starrling's explosive, action-packed, award-winning thriller series Seventeen. If you like high-octane adventures that combine science and a dose of the paranormal, then you’ll love the world of Seventeen.


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Awesome back story

This is a great pre story to Lucas Soul. It explains how he came to be where he is in the first book. It explains his parents death and how Lucas learned what he is and what he was to become. For a short novella it has so much information jammed into it and is so well written and interesting. It is a very interesting glimpse into Lucas as a child and what he saw and had to endure to be where he is today.

I love when authors take the time and do these little novellas that fill in the blanks that fact hungry people like myself just eat up, and even better, put them on audio too so I can keep on listening right along and not miss a beat, it is so awesome. Narrator Michael Bower is as good as ever with this cast of characters and I can't wait to move on to the next books in this series, he is that good. I kind of did this and the first full length book out of order, so I can't wait to see what is in store for Lucas next.
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- Mindjacked

A nice introduction to the "Seventeen" series

This short story is a prequel in the world of "Seventeen," Starrling's ongoing saga of two races of immortals living alongside normal humans throughout our history. In thee first book, there are references to Lucas parents being killed--repeatedly, because the immortals revive back into life the first sixteen times they're killed--and Lucas himself being killed a time or two before he manages to escape into the woods.

"First Death" tells that story from the viewpoint of seven-year-old Lucas. It's well-told,with a convincing child's view of the world, and contains hints of things that are more fully developed in the novels. Worth reading for any fan of the series, and an easy "taster" introduction if you haven't found them yet.


I received a free copy of the audio of this story from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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- Elisabeth Carey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-25-2016
  • Publisher: AD Starrling