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From the number one best-selling author of Legends of the Nameless Dwarf (fantasy book of the year 2012)
Centuries ago, the Isle of Branikdür was mysteriously abandoned by the ruling Hélum Empire. Ever since, rival clans have battled for supremacy at the bidding of their sacred sorcerers.
During the once-a-year armistice for the Festival of Proving, the gifted warrior Snaith Harrow aims to leave his mark in the fight circles before marrying his childhood sweetheart. But following a freak accident, he discovers a terrible secret about the girl he loves.
Tey Moonshine is a daughter of suffering, and she has fallen prey to the things that stalk the netherworld. Under the influence of a demon that hides within her marrow, she gouges a magical codex into her flesh, believing it will make her the greatest sorcerer the isle has ever known.
Maimed from his accident and no longer able to fight, Snaith is apprenticed to the clan sorcerer, Theurig, and Tey is sent away from the village.
As Snaith is thrust headlong into a sorcerer's world of misdirection and control, Tey must master the darkness that possesses her if she is to stand together with him against the coming storm.
For the ripples of forbidden magic have roused the sleeping might of the Hélum Empire.
War is coming.
A war the clans can never win.
And the fate of Branikdür lies in the hands of a warrior turned wizard and a deranged girl who grows more deadly by the day.
Sorcerers' Isle is a shocking tale of dark fantasy from international best-selling author D. P. Prior.
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By Michael on 03-28-18
Fantastic story and narration
Carnifex was the first fantasy novel I read. I’ve been a fan of D.P. Priors writing every since. One chapter into Sorcerer’s Isle and immediately I knew I would be taking the longer route home and to work for the foreseeable future. Just to listen a little longer. D.P. Prior’s writing and Steven Pacey’s narration has been a flawless combination thus far. I’ll update my review when I finish the novel.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Larry Hills on 04-08-18
The best book I’ve listened to since I finished Joe Aberceombie
In my opinion there is no one better at narration of these kinds of fantasy then Steven Pacey. Sorcerers’ Isle, with Pacey just put D.P. Prior up a step or five, loved it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Simon on 03-31-18
Spiralling Into Bloodthirsty Darkness!
This is genuinely what I would term dark fantasy. The lead characters are marred by corruption and betrayal. This isn't a book for those who like to see noble heroes crusading against evil . . . though with the ending there's a hint that an element of that may yet emerge later in the series. From the start this is a cruel, cruel world to enter and as the story goes on the few lights that start lit either fade or are snuffed out. There is plotting, there is evil and there is betrayal, it's like the denizens of Macbeth have come back determined to ramp it up dis-satisfied with the mild-mannered, child-friendly offering that the bard penned for them all those years ago!
Of course a light you can't diminish is the magical spell that Steven Pacey weaves to illuminate any story. I've spent a lot of hours listening to him and he is without a doubt one of the very best. The level of darkness in this one means that the text doesn't suit him quite as much but he is still mightily impressive. He really isn't getting to do enough audiobooks for some reason whether by choice or otherwise. Seriously this is the kind of thing our senior politicians should be investigating rather than wasting time on all this EU nonsense! Our PM needs to get her priorities right and convene COBRA to see if the Russians are keeping Pacey away from our headphones!
Back, to the book. I think I've mentioned this is a dark book full of malice but it's also a well constructed one and it builds to a fantastically epic final few chapters which set the scene ahead for something to come that might just be a bit special in its own rather fitfully bloodthirsty way.
15 of 18 people found this review helpful
By melusi sibanda on 04-16-18
Brilliantly written and a superb Pacey performance. This has the potential to be a fantastic series.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful