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Publisher's Summary

The peaceful Eldarin were the last of three ancient races. The mystical Oltor, healers and poets, had fallen before the dread power of the cruel and sadistic Daroth. Yet in one awesome night, the invincible Daroth had vanished from the face of the earth. Gone were their cities, their armies, their terror. The Great Northern Desert was their only legacy. Not a trace remained for a thousand years....
The War of the Pearl had raged for seven years, and the armies of the four Duchies were exhausted and weary of bloodshed. But the foremost of the Dukes, Sirano of Romark, possessed the Eldarin Pearl and was determined to unravel its secrets.
Then, on one unforgettable day, a dark moon rose above the Great Northern Desert, and a black tidal wave swept across the land. In moments the desert had vanished beneath lush fields and forests, and a great city could be seen glittering in the morning sunlight. From this city reemerged the blood-hungry Daroth, powerful and immortal, immune to spear and sword. They had only one desire: to rid the world of humankind forever. Now the fate of the human race rests on the talents of three heroes: Karis, warrior woman and strategist; Tarantio, the deadliest swordsman of the age; and Duvodas the Healer, who will learn a terrible truth.
Read by Homer Todiwala.
©2017 David Gemmell (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group
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5 out of 5 stars
By Paul Billups on 03-25-18

Loved it

I loved it and didn't want it to end. I fell in love with the characters every last one of them. I will listen to it again.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Marshal Harris on 05-22-18

I'm a HUGE David Gemmel fan.

The story here is great, but the narration is terrible. It sounds like Homer had to rerecord every sentence individually and then patch them back together. the pauses and tonal inflections are all off and tend to send confusing. Stay away from this narrator, not the author. I struggled through it, but my fandom is greater than the narrator's failures. It will not be so for many.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ian on 03-30-18

Great Story

This is another great story but spoiled by the delivery and mispronounced words and inconsistent use of the name of one of the lead characters

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-05-18

The narrator belched

how can someone so obviously talented do such a half arsed job . the narrator burps at one point, and makes so many mistakes during reading the book it makes you wonder if English is his first language.

don't get me wrong quite a good narration in some ways but at times he obviously wasn't reading a story he was just reading a shopping list .

weird

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By leigh on 05-31-18

Dace's voice sucked dick but all else good

Loved this when I read it years ago and really enjoyed it this time around.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

great book but horrible naration

Todiwala narrated this like a man who was reading a financial report . He did well with actual characters dialog but read the background as if He did not seem to know what punctuation is. I almost gave up after 2nd chapter. Did well with character conversation and thoughts only. The book itself, story and characters deserved better!

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