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Apprenticed to a venerable wizard when his hunter and trapper parents disappear into the forest never to be seen again, Darian is difficult and strong willed - much to the dismay of his kindly master. But a sudden twist of fate will change his life forever when the ransacking of his village forces him to flee into the great mystical forest. It is here in the dark forest that he meets his destiny, as the terrifying and mysterious Hawkpeople lead him on the path to maturity. Now they must lead the assault on his besieged home in a desperate attempt to save his people from certain death.
©1997 Mercedes R. Lackey and Larry Dixon (P)2017 Tantor
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"The story is exciting and its action fast-paced as the forces of good and evil are pitted against one another... Sure to delight the series' fans." Booklist)
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By Anonymous User on 08-11-17

does no one listEn to these books before they are

sold? at least the pronunciation could be corrected. it would be much easier to listen then

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By Erin on 08-20-17

Good story, ok narrator

As always, a good story by Mercedes Lackey!

Narrator over emotes a bit, and you never quite forget you're listening to someone else read, and just get lost in the story. Also, the narrator didn't listen to any previous books based in Valdemar and pronounces names differently than other narrators do. Why does this even happen?? Why not get all readers on the same pronunciation page?

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By Amazon Customer on 09-04-17

Good listening

I'm a fan of the valdemar series and was thrilled to see this pop up on my list. The narration was good ( although name pronunciation always differs from how I read them) and the story flowed with a good pace. I'm hoping Owlsight and Owlknight will be released soon to follow it so I can continue to listen to Darians adventures.

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By Skyla on 08-15-17

Hard going

Would you try another book written by Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon or narrated by Kevin T. Collins?

A little bit sleepy........! Disappointing as overview made it sound really good. I must confess I didn't finish this book ;.(

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