A Blackbird in Silver : Blackbird

  • by Freda Warrington
  • Narrated by Alex Wyndham
  • Series: Blackbird
  • 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From Forluin, green, half-fabled land of beauty and peace, has journeyed the gentle Estarinel, bearing tragic news. From the terrible Empire of Gorethria rides Ashurek; a lean and deadly warrior, once High Commander of its Armies, scourge of the Earth, hated and feared across continents. The third is known only as Medrian. Coldly wrapped in her cloak of sorrow, her eyes deep-shadowed with suffering long-endured, she will explain nothing of her reasons.
Theirs is the Quest. They must slay the great Serpent before it lays waste and utterly destroys the Earth. Together they must seek its lair in the far frozen north, battling peril and nightmare until they face the ultimate, indestructible foe.... Three warriors. An epic Quest. They are the world's last hope....


What the Critics Say

"A Blackbird in Silver brings together many favorite motifs from high fantasy, as the author notes in her preface: 'The brooding anti-hero, the gentle race forced to fight for survival, the woman of mystery. Warriors, sorcerers, demons, weird dimensions. Horses and swords! The perfect, ultimate, impossible Quest.' Yep. It's like walking up to your favorite ice-cream counter on a hot summer day and declaring, "Make me one with everything!" Recommended." (Infinity Plus)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Easy listen. Interesting characters and world.

What did you love best about A Blackbird in Silver?

It is different from most fantasy. You still have adventurers coming together, some seasoned, some not,but the personalities, races, world, etc don't follow the recipe for fantasy as closely as most books do.

Have you listened to any of Alex Wyndham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. I enjoyed Wyndham's performance.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. However I enjoyed experiencing the bonding of the characters and discovering a different and interesting world setup.

Any additional comments?

I will be buying the next book in the series.

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- M. McCormick

Great Book!

This was a very enjoyable book. There are three protagonists, all of different backgrounds, with different reasons to undergo the rigors of an impossible quest. The author has an incredible imagination. The world she builds is very absorbing. The narrator is excellent, with numerous character voices. However, I do have one complaint about him, and that is he talks too fast. I had to listen at 0.5x in order to catch what he was saying. Once I started listening at 0.5x I was a happy camper. I liked the book so much I've listed to the second in the series for five hours before writing this review, because I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next.
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- Bob-o

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-04-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios