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i read this twice. love the story and narrator. great characters and believable development
As expected from Michael J. Sullivan!! Great great great!! And Tim Gerard Reynolds, you're legend!
Story – 4/5
Although my star ratings are the same, I actually think this book was better than the first in the trilogy overall. The story is very entertaining, and the characters extremely likeable. If you enjoyed the first novel, I am certain you will find this one even better. The overall story is progressing quite nicely now, and I am looking forward to the concluding audiobook.
It is a lot more traditional of a fantasy novel and doesn’t really do anything ground breaking. There also seems a bit of a reluctance to do the realistic brutal things that have made modern fantasy novels really stand out from the crowd. As a consequence though, this novel is more accessible to the young adult audience, even if it is not necessarily aimed at them.
You do get value for money with it though. As with all books in this trilogy, you are getting 2 books in 1, so you will notice the ending of one, and the starting of the other in the middle of the audiobook.
Tim Gerard Reynolds did quite a reasonable job of this audiobook. His voice acting is good, and each character is distinct. He sometimes describes the hopeless/danger scenes as if they are trivial, and the experience could be enhanced more with a change of tone/mood, but it didn’t spoil the story too much for me and after a while, I just got used to his style anyway.
They managed to resolve the production issues from the first audiobook, and this time there was no “change to disc 2” comments disrupting the flow of the story.
Overall – 4/5
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This book series just gets me more and more hooked! It's just a great story and really keeps me engaged now after this book even more than after the theft of swords!