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Publisher's Summary

From the east came the Bone Giants. From the south, the fire-wielding Hathrim. It was an invasion that sparked war across the six nations of Teldwen. Now the kingdom's only hope is the discovery of a new form of magic - one that will call the wondrous beasts of the world to fight by the side of humankind.
In the start of a thrilling new series, the New York Times best-selling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles creates an unforgettable fantasy world of warring giants and elemental magic.
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©2017 Kevin Hearne (P)2017 Little, Brown Book Group
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Critic Reviews

"Truly epic fantasy." (James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost)
"This isn't just a breath of fresh air for the genre, it's a damned hurricane." (Jason M. Hough, New York Times best-selling author)
"A rare masterpiece that's both current and timeless...merging the fantasy bones of Tolkien and Rothfuss with a wide cast of characters who'll break your heart." (Delilah S. Dawson)
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By Jenny on 10-29-17

A Whole New World

It can be hard to let go of a favourite storyline that has absorbed and entertained you, and my first reaction this new world from the pen of Kevin Hearn's was at first disturbed by its complete lack of resemblance to the Iron Druid style or story line. The discordance was perhaps exacerbated by the narration by Luke Daniels, as his voice is familiar in the roles of all those wonderful characters. However as the new characters and their stories developed my ear became accustomed to the new voices Daniels so expertly brings to life, and the new world they populate took on shape and depth. By the end I was sad to leave them, and now eagerly await the next instalment in the Plague of Giants series

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By Adam on 11-16-17

Both Narrators voice the same characters. Why?

The single biggest glaring issue this book has is the incomprehensible decision to have a second narrator. Whilst Luke Daniels has a wide range of character voices up his sleeve, Xe Sands has 2-3, and the director was okay with this for some reason.

"Alright" You may say. "I could see how you could have certain characters voiced by another narrator, and that would provide range and variety to the performance. How is this a negative?"
Well, lets say we have a main character who facilitates a lot of the story (The Bard). And this character is USUALLY voiced by Luke unless the *section* of the book Xe is reading has him in it. In which case, you're going to get a completely different accented character you'll have to associate with the character in your mind.

This is an excellent story (but it starts very slowly) made annoying by the decision to cast 2 narrators. If it was done properly, with consistent character voices, this would have been cool. It wasn't though, and I hope all the direction and production crew listen in the end credits know this.

Fix this book please.

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By Tod Werewolf on 10-26-17

NOT Iron Druid standard

I couldn't stand it after 4 chapters, I had to give up and return the book. I have every Iron Druid book and short story Kevin Hearne has written and rate him very highly. But I can not believe that he has written this mind numbing and boring piece. was it written before his other books or is someone else using his name.
I can't believe that I pre-ordered this book.
Will NOT be buying any of his books again without checking them out first.

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By Tom on 11-06-17

Not as good as the Iron Druid

As others have said the narrative hops around all over the place. Gave up after a few chapters.

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By Kate on 11-17-17

If you're into Earth Magic, this is the book ...

Fantastic take on Earth Magic and the elements!

If you have a basic understanding of the elements of Wicca, Paganism, Shamanism etc, you will find this an easy and enjoyable read.

My husband and I can't wait for the next book!

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By Rob on 11-10-17

If you are looking for Iron Druid, Forget it.

Absolutely loved the Iron Druid Chronicles.
Characters had substance and felt real. Great Stories and you could feel that Luke Daniels enjoyed performing.
This book, however, I could not gain traction, it felt like slipping on mud.
Sorry but Ms Sands performance even in high tension chase scenes put me to sleep.

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