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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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By Lazarus on 12-24-17

Stop whatever you are reading and get this one!!!!

Could not drop this book, the action is just draw dropping, it is so well written and The Narration is off the charts, i just wander why lots of people have not checked this book out, and i have to say, i have read over 500 books and this is the first time, i have ever deemed to write a review, that has to tell you something.

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By Bluesman1972 on 01-01-18

Don’t do that.....

It really ticks me off when a great story which is narrated great has quality issues with the recording. DON’T do such a disservice to the author and narrator. Awesome book, awesome performance, recording people should be whipped.

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By Colin.A on 01-14-18

Great book

Extremely well written, easily competes with the best sellers out there, I look forward to future books.

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By G on 01-13-18

Worth sticking with

Took a while to get going from the "Blacksmiths Son" Trope but the story develops confidence and is well worth listening to. The only annoying thing is the narators frequent miss-pronouncement of words.

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By Dean on 12-28-17

Narrator cuts some words off

Unique world, almost seems like medieval earth alternative history. The narrator does a good job of it but he sometimes calls the same character by a different version of their name, and I’m not sure if it’s the narrator doing it but he occasionally leaves off the last word to a sentence. And then there’s all the grammar errors and the average job the editors did missing random words that needed to be removed. Yet despite all that I’m am really enjoying the book so far!

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