Against the Unweaving: Shader : Shader

  • by D P Prior
  • Narrated by Bob Neufeld
  • Series: Shader
  • 41 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The entire epic fantasy trilogy in one volume and now including the totally restructured and revised book one, Sword of the Archon.
Plague strikes the city of Sarum, and the dead rise from their graves. The liche, Dr. Cadman, has discovered a long-hidden artifact and perverted its power for his own selfish ends. But an ancient evil from beyond the stars is drawn by its use and turns hungry eyes upon the Earth. These are the times of Unweaving, the times Deacon Shader has been prepared for since the day he was born. A man of prayer, deeply troubled by a contradictory faith, he is also the deadliest warrior of his generation. As events spiral out of control and creation itself hangs by a thread, the paradox at the heart of Shader's life may just be the last desperate hope of all the worlds.

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What made the experience of listening to Against the Unweaving: Shader the most enjoyable?

The narrator's characterization is first rate and the story is fantastic.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Cadman because he is so brutal with his thoughts


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

Yes, Nameless Dwarf. This is one is even better


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

Cadman's thoughts are hilarious


Any additional comments?

Wonderful book

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- ReadingisFUNdamental "Geeky Books"

Make Me Care

If I don't actively like at least one of the point of view characters, I won't like the book. The quickest way to make me walk away from a story is to ask me to spend a lot of time following the point of view of a character I actively dislike. And I discovered while trying to read the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, that if you ever ask me to identify with the point of view of a rapist, I don't care what he thinks his excuse is, I will drop your book cold.

The first point-of-view character in this story was vaguely likable, but he was soon left behind to follow the point of view of a series of truly despicable characters. Spoiler alert: it was while following the third of these characters that I dropped the book cold.

Clearly, the author put a lot of time and thought into his world building. He cared a lot about his setting. But he didn't put any effort into making me care about the people in it.
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- Ann Wilson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-31-2015
  • Publisher: D.P. Prior