Altar of Influence: The Orsarian War : The Dying Lands Chronicle

  • by Jacob Cooper
  • Narrated by Michael Kramer
  • Series: The Dying Lands Chronicle
  • 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Altar of Influence is the anticipated prequel to the Amazon and Audible number one best seller Circle of Reign.
Sacrifice. The single act capable of bringing both death and life simultaneously.
Thannuel Kerr is handsome, young, and brash, fumbling through childhood toward his inevitable inheritance: the next Lord of the Western Province. He struggles to accept his arranged marriage and to grow into the man he must become. The journey toward that end, however, is fraught with more peril than he could possibly imagine.
In the remote reaches of the Realm, an unknown, silent threat is growing. The Thoulden-sha of Mari-shaden is gathering his disciples: those who have relinquished their bloodlines to the Ancients and embraced Those Not Remembered, a forgotten race that inhabited Våleira long before the Age of the Ancients. As Thannuel learns more about his heritage, he begins to understand why powers that seem greater than anything the world of Våleira has ever seen are targeting him. He is a young man, and he and his beloved intended, Moira, will face assassination attempts, civil war, and foreign invasions that could tear the Realm - and Våleira itself - apart.
Sacrifice. It is what the Thoulden-sha demands. It is what the world desperately needs. To save all he loves, Thannuel will be called upon to lay himself upon the Altar of Influence.


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Listened Straight Through!

I love this series! Cooper has created a world and characters that stay with you. I love the movement, the pace is awesome! It's been a while since I listened to the original version, but this EXPANDED version is awesome. I didn't want the story to end. There's a lot of heart and meaning that rips into you. Can't wait for the new Circle of Reign. Very much a Sanderson feel to the story.

Kramer is seriously the best. I can't imagine this series being done by anyone else.
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- R. J. Thorne

Cooper & Kramer a Winning Pair!

This really is an audio book of epic proportions.. Not only has Jacob Cooper written a well characterised, nicely paced, chock-full of action fantasy - Kramer breathes life into it, just as he has similar books before it.

Yes, Altar of Influence really is as good as a Sanderson (and you'll see more of why in the next book Circle of Reign!). Unique world building, gorgeous magic system, a good mix of character POV's, and a nod to the complex real life topic of climate change - Altar of Influence really is a multilayered and well structured novel. It sits well in the shelf with the likes of Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Robin Hobb and John Gwynne.

This is an expanded version of a previous incarnation of Altar, and I'm thoroughly impressed to see that Cooper has brought even more to a novel, that was pretty darn good in the first place!

Bring on the new Circle of Reign!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios