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Publisher's Summary

The world is falling to the burning shadow of the Possessed and only the power of a battle mage can save it. But the ancient bond with dragonkind is failing. Of those that answer a summoning too many are black. Black dragons are the enemy of humankind. Black dragons are mad.
Falco Dante is a weakling in a world of warriors, but worse than this, he is the son of a madman. Driven by grief, Falco makes a decision that will drive him to the brink of despair. As he tries to come to terms with his actions Falco follows his friends to the Academy of War, an elite training school dedicated to martial excellence. But while his friends make progress he struggles to overcome his doubts and insecurity. Even Queen Catherine of Wrath has her doubts about Falco's training.
While the Queen tries to unite the Kingdoms against the Possessed, Falco struggles to overcome his fears. Will he unlock the power trapped inside him or will he succumb to madness and murder like his father?
©2017 Peter A. Flannery (P)2017 Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Loyd Simpson on 01-10-18

amazing book!

I was skeptical about this book with such a mundane cliche title however upon reading/listening to it I can now say it rivals books like The Riftwar saga, Drizzt Dourden books, and even the Dragon Lance books from back in the day.

If you like fantasy and dragons then give this a try

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nate on 02-12-18

Volume needs to be adjusted!

the first quarter of this book is next to impossible to hear unless you are wearing noise suppressant headphones or have it playing through a much louder speaker system. I typically use my Bluetooth headset to listen to audiobooks. I was nearly unable to do so at the beginning of this book. Also at the end of the book, several times the narrator's voice would just drop off at the end of a sentence and you are left wondering what he was saying. It's a shame about the technical problems, but the story is amazing! it was well narrated and the characters are easily distinguishable. Aside from the aforementioned technical issues, the story was immensely enjoyable and I'm sure is an even better read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sandra Azevedo on 07-05-18

Love this book so much!

Loved this book! Found myself listening till the wee hours of the morning, utterly enthralling!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Avatre on 05-26-18

Fantastic Book - Not so good recording

I absolutely love the book, it's one of the best Fantasies I've read in a long time. The narrator does a good job for the most part- only fault I had there is that the women sounded like wheezy old men.

The main problem is in the recording itself. It's quiet even at full volume and a lot of the words have the endings clipped off which can be quite frustrating at important moments.

Still, it's a fantastic story so I'll hope Audible can get the recording of it fixed.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 08-03-18

A must read!

Amazing book! Totally loved it. Recommend to anyone after a great adventure. Good narrator (:

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5 out of 5 stars
By Telagi on 07-02-18

Really bloody good.

Just get it ya pansy... It's one good, long book. Great purchase. Thanks for writing it

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