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Ghosts in the Yew is the story of four people who are banished beyond the edge of the map, to a land of gnarled forests, ancient magic, and the site of a terrible murder. Their struggles to survive will put them at odds with their families, their nation, and the very powers that shaped the world.
Ghosts in the Yew is the first book in Blake's Vesteal series. It invites the listener as follows:
The dark forest hid them from their destroyers. The matriarch of the forest wept a century at their murder. The priests rewrote the songs and rhymes until the world forgot them, and the conquerors abandoned their watch. But then it happened that the Zoviyan Empire - bloated by its centuries of glut - sent the last thing it should have into the trees. Ghosts forget nothing, and when the blood of their enemy walked beneath them, they woke, their revenge at hand.
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By laura on 05-14-15
I know we all have opinions, and mine is that Ghosts in the Yew is very nearly perfect. The storyline is the exact combination of political intrigue, action, blood and gore, supernatural, romance and adventure that I hope for. I love the town building element, all of the craftsmen and planning and laying out of the town, convincing the merchants to come in, made it more realistic and enjoyable for me. The characters were realistic, flawed, and they grew and evolved over the course of the book. Narrators can sometimes either make or break a book, and these did neither, which is good. I was not familiar with any of them, but would not hesitate to listen to any of them again. The only complaint I can find with the entire production is the editing, some words seemed to be clipped off at the end, maybe a breath or two heard that shouldn't have been and some paper rustling at one point, but certainly nothing to prevent it from being immensely enjoyable. I am anxiously awaiting, and hoping, for the next one to be released on Audible!! I will add Mr. Hausladen to my list of favorite authors, and hope that he is prolific!
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