They were the Cheysuli, a race of magical warriors gifted with the ability to assume animal shape at will. For centuries they had been allies to the King of Homana, treasured champions of the realm. Until a king’s daughter ran away with a Cheysuli liege man and caused a war of annihilation against the Cheysuli race. Twenty-five years later the Cheysuli were hunted exiles in their own land, feared for their sorcery, their shapechanging.
This is the story of Alix, the daughter of that ill-fated union between Homanan princess and Cheysuli warrior, and her struggle to master the call of magic in her blood, and accept her place in an ancient prophecy she cannot deny.The Song of Homana. For five long years the land of Homana had been strangling in the grasp of a usurper king - its people ravaged by strife, poverty and despair; its magical race, the Cheysuli, forced to flee or face extermination at the hands of their evil counterparts, the sorcerous Ilhini. The time had come for Prince Carillon, Homana's rightful ruler, to return from exile with his Cheysuli liege man, free his land from the evil domination of the tyrant Bellam and his villainous magicians, restore the Cheysuli to their rightful position of grace, and claim his birthright. To do this, he would not only have to raise an army, but overcome the fear and prejudice of an ignorant population and answer the call of a prophecy he never chose to serve!
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I have waited forever for Cheysuli on Audible!
I will absolutely listen to this again, after I listen to all the other books in the series!
This is a novel that I have loved since it first came out many years ago, yet in some ways it seems even more appropriate today. Life often isn't fair but there is always hope. This theme seems to be interwoven throughout the series, wrapped up in a story that grabs you by the feels.
Jennifer Roberson is one of my favorite authors and I was thrilled for her series to be available on Audible. Keep 'em coming!
Everything! I never have trouble telling characters apart when he's the narrator, and he doesn't just read the story, he throws himself fully into it.
Yes it was, and I was frustrated that I had to stop listening and go to work.
If you love well written fantasy with shape shifters and feisty heroines, spend a credit and get this book. In fact, spend all your credits and get the whole series! I'm going to.
- Marni Cooper
decent story with a dry narrator
I would recommend, Jennifer Roberson writes very colorful and unique worlds. Her characters are very well thought out and dynamic.
Duncan, despite a very terrible event in his past, he is not bitter, though he has every right to be. He Understands that certain events happened and that to correct the mistakes will take a lifetime of work.
Finn Is also a favorite, though he first appears as a villain, he is actually very empathetic and is choking on the thought of being forced to a certain destiny..
Stephen Bel Davies or Rene Chambliss
when she has to decide whom she wants to spend her life with. Duncan the man she is physically attracted to , Carillon her first love, or Finn the man she cannot stand to be around.
If story is told through the female perspective, the narrator should be female, or not as "stodgy" sounding. The narrator make the female sound like she is a dumb girl.