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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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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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49 of 51 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
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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4 out of 5 stars
By Mike on 01-23-18

good story but issues in narration

enjoyed the story very much but the narrator mispronounced words intermittently and many sections we're repeated. Greater care needed in editing and quality control

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 12-28-17

Great story but rather bad performance.

Loved the story it captivated me and I finished the whole book in under three days.
The only draw back was narrator's performance,
He has a very pleasant voice but at times I had hard time keeping up with him.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By John on 04-26-18

Battle mage

I loved this book from start to finish the Characters a awesome the narrator did a awesome job with the story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-17-18

excellent

This is truly an amazing story. There were some places where half a word or a word was cut off, but my mind filled in the word without thinking; don't let this put you off, the story is amazing.

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