Farmers and Mercenaries

  • by Maxwell Alexander Drake
  • Narrated by Cameron Beierle
  • 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a sleepy farming stead, a young man, Alant Cor, is found to be one of the few Humans who can manipulate the Essence. And, not simply manipulate it. Alant has more power over this magical force than any Human in known history. Does his younger brother, Arderi Cor, possess the same ability, or something more sinister?
Clytus Rillion, the commander of a mercenary troop, embarks on a quest to cure his dying son, Sindian. Though he doubts he will survive the journey, he will pay any price to save his son’s life. The beast, known only as Klain, born a slave and now used to entertain the masses in a bloodthirsty sport known as the Games, finds out his true value to those who own him lies with his death. All are resigned to walk the paths fate has put them upon. Yet, is this of their own accord? Or, is an ancient and powerful race, the Elmorr’Antiens, manipulating the other inhabitants of Talic’Nauth?
Change is falling upon the Plane. Some Elmorr’Antiens are making preparations to weather the storms ahead - others intend to use the coming chaos to seize power over all the races.
Follow these seemingly unrelated lives as their paths are set on a course that none can hope to survive. Listeners to the Genesis of Oblivion saga will immerse themselves in the depth of a unique world culture, the grandeur of its civilizations, and the sheer awe of more than 96,000 years of history!

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Interesting Characters

It was a very slow start, very slow but there is always a hint of promise. And there is repetition, a lot of repetition in namings and descriptions of surroundings and the thoughts of characters; eg "He whistled" and then narrator whilstels on top of saying that the character whisled...

The characters develop, the story starts to take shape, the plot starts to develop and....the first book ends.

Yet, i will get the 2nd book and see if this investment of my time was worth it, at this time there is doubt... I hope it pick up pace and reduces repetition.

Robert Z
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- Robert

The narration...

How did the narrator detract from the book?

This is the only audio book I haven't completed. The narration was too off-putting. I've listened to many books where accents and dialects enhance the experience. In this case odd pronunciations, pauses and inflections, perhaps intended to add drama to the reading, result in a jarring disconnect from the story.


Any additional comments?

The book was recommended to me, so I believe it is a story worth reading, just not a story worth hearing.

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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-23-2010
  • Publisher: Books in Motion