Acts of War, Volume 1: Flashpoint : Acts of War

  • by Aeryn Rudel
  • Narrated by Noah Michael Levine
  • Series: Acts of War
  • 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Forged in the fires of conflict, the Iron Kingdoms is a fantastic realm where the combined power of magic and technology thunders across a landscape shaped by war. Dominating the field of battle are rare individuals who have mastered both arcane and martial combat and who boldly lead mighty armies in the ongoing struggle to claim victory over these ancient lands.
An untrustworthy ally is more dangerous than a known enemy.
Lord General Coleman Stryker is one of the greatest heroes of the Iron Kingdoms. As a warcaster, Stryker leads the armies of Cygnar and commands the power of the mighty steam-powered automatons known as warjacks.
Chosen by his king to liberate the conquered lands of Llael from Cygnar's long-standing enemy, the Empire of Khador, Stryker finds himself forced to work with one of his most bitter enemies - the exiled mercenary Asheth Magnus, a man to whom Cygnar's king owes his life. Unchecked, Magnus could easily betray Stryker, undermine the mission, or even bring Cygnar to its knees. But to claim victory for his king, Stryker will have to find a way to put his faith in a man he can't trust.
As the war against Khador and its own fierce commanders looms, Stryker's success or failure will become the flash point that determines the fate of all the Iron Kingdoms.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Too many battles and repetition...

This focuses a little too much on the battles and gives the characters and story the short end of the stick. The author or editor really needed to focus better on combining parts of the book that were obviously written at different time. More than once the same thing was re-described shortly after the initial description, such as Vlad's armor not being normal armor, then again a few minutes later the same observation was made again.

The main character, Lord General Stryker is not believable as being the leader of the one of the great armies. He's indecisive, whiney, and can't separate his desires from what is best for the men and women serving under him.

I might pick up the next book in the series, but if it continues along the line of describing battle after battle and leaving out the interesting character development, such as in The Blood of Kings, the Malcontents series, and the Black River Irregular stories, it will be the last one I get.
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- Robert

Needs a new narrator

Given that this story is set in an established setting with around 20 years of real world history it was pretty terrible to hear the narrator mispronounce everything. His cadence reminded me of an old text to speech synthesizer and his voices were just terrible. This book has been returned.
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- Chris Smythe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-27-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios