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For more than 1,000 years, the dwarves have hidden away from the world in their ravine city of Arx Gravis. Governed by an inflexible council whose sole aim is to avoid the errors of the past, the defining virtue of their society is that nothing should ever change. But when the Scriptorium is broken into, and Ravine Guard Carnifex Thane sees a homunculus fleeing the scene of the crime, events are set in motion that will ensure nothing will ever be the same again. Deception and death are coming to Arx Gravis. The riddles that preceded Carnifex's birth crystalize into a horrifying fate that inexorably closes in. But it is in blood that legends are born, and redemption is sometimes seeded in the gravest of sins. For Carnifex is destined to become the Ravine Butcher, before even that grim appellation is forever lost, along with everything that once defined him.
©2016 D.P. Prior (P)2016 D.P. Prior
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By Roel F. Cisneros on 04-20-16

Well done, and worth the read and listen

Would you listen to Carnifex again? Why?

Great story.

Any additional comments?

Carnifex: A reviewBy. R. F. Cisneros In the world of fiction, there are many writers out there. And as there are many writers there are just as many different types of genres. One of these genres is the fantasy genre. It is an area of fiction that several authors can write well and some that I’m afraid to say cannot. Luckily I’ve had the pleasure of reading some good writers. And, unfortunately I've had the displeasure to have read some bad ones. Now, one that stands out has an uncanny grasp of the written word is D.P. Prior who is one of the good writers out there. D.P. Prior is the author of the Nameless Dwarf series. And, he is one of the authors that can indeed write the fantasy genre very well. The type of fiction that the fantasy genre represents is filled with magic, creatures of mythic lore, and lands of immense description and imagery that can Make you weep in your mind’s eye. I myself don’t like to spoil things for people. You see, if someone spoils it for me I don’t really mind. But doing it to others I think is in bad taste. So no, I will not be giving out plot points to the story so don't ask. What I’m going to do is my best on letting you know how well this book was written and how well the story flows with it’s rich characters, as well as it’s vivid landscapes. I also will do my best to explain to you how well written the battle scenes are done, giving you an explosive example of how fighting by dwarves is and should be done. His way of creating worlds and characters is something that has made me look at fantasy writing in a different way. Prior has a way of creating battle scenes that make it look easy, something that not many can do. His way of writing makes you want to keep turning the page to see what comes next. Action scenes that come out from the page with their vivid detail and imagery give you the feeling of being there during the action. All in all, his writing is something that I would recommend to anyone who is interested in the fantasy genre and I can state that they would not be disappointed with his style of story telling. I believe that if and when you decide to pick up his latest tome titled "Carnifex," that you will enjoy it as much as I did.

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By sheila on 03-06-16

first audible experience and it was awesome.

I had read the print edition originally and had the opportunity to purchase the audible edition. this was my first exposure to audio and I loved it. Paul's narration was so much better than expected. His voice inflections and different character voices made the story different than when my mind controlled the print edition scenes. The experience made me reread the print edition and the book came to life even more.

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By kanundra on 03-15-16

Not bad at all! :)

What made the experience of listening to Carnifex the most enjoyable?

I found that Paul's narration had a wonderful pace, this made it much easier for me to settle into a story which I'm not normally used to ready or listening to. I'm pretty much a sci fi gal.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Has to be Carnifax of course. I just thought he had such depths to the way he made his decisions.

Which character – as performed by Paul Woodson – was your favourite?

I think there were a good few different characters, Kal was one, and then Thumil. They all bounced off each other as friends would. And that certainly made it easier to listen to. The humour of the dwarves, and then their history was deep at times but didn't ruint he story for me, it added flavour that was needed especially when we realise where it's heading.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Really not good at this. so won't do it. :)

Any additional comments?

Like I said, I'm not normally into this sort of story. But I was swept away by the characters and the plight which they faced. I hadn't expected their world to start to collapse, but they had been in their 'own' world for almost 1000 years. It was only going to be a matter of time before something changed it and these poor guys were tested a lot. I really was on the edge of my chair, (well while driving, lol) wasn't quite expecting it to end as it did, but maybe that's because there's more in this saga. I look froward to reading/listening to more from both these two :) Many thanks.

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