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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Would you recommend Stonewiser to your friends? Why or why not?
yes,because everyone is different and they may like it more than I did
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I really wanted to like this book.I did not.I was gifted a copy through Audioblast for an honest review.I found it very hard to follow,meandering,and full of dogma,it seemed,just for dogmas sake. The narrator ,Melissa Teizian,was fine for this project.
I was given this book for free by the narrator in return for an honest review, so here goes. I had never heard of the Author or narrator, but after listening to this, they are both a revelation. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world that has been rebuilt somewhat by separating the rotten lands from the still viable areas. Knowledge is stored on stones in a magic process, and they are readable by magic users called Stonewisers. The stonewisers guild controls all the stonewisers, keeping them in a form of slavery. The main character, Sariah, is a particularly rebellious but strong stonewiser. She breaks into the archive and wises Twin Stones, which are supposed to be unreadable. They show her a scene from the breaking of the world, and an Intrusion gives her a prophesy. She is punished for her troublemaking, and as she ends up escaping with some badlanders who had been captured by the Shield, which is the enforcement arm of the Stonewisers. They escape to the badlands after a series of adventures, where Sariah Stonewises for the clan, until circustances force her to return to the goodlands. There, she is held by the main Shield as she trys to finish learning the rest of the knowledge of the breaking. When she does, it changes everything about the world, causing multiple forces to be arrayed against her to try and keep her silent. Meanwhile, she discovers that love is a real thing, haveing never seen it before. This is a very original take on these themes, with the action moving along at breakneck speed. The characters are deep and thoughtfully created, with strengths and flaws to help flesh them out. The villains are suitably evil and not cliched, with realistic motivations. I can't wait to get into the second book. Melissa's narration was spectacular. She used multiple voices, tones and accents, handling both male and female voices while giving each character a distinct flavor. I would recommend this book to any fantasy fan, you won't regret it!