Stormwielder : The Sword of Light

  • by Aaron D. Hodges
  • Narrated by David Stifel
  • Series: The Sword of Light
  • 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For 500 years the Gods have united the Three Lands in harmony.
Now that balance has been shattered, and chaos threatens.
A town burns and flames light the night sky. Hunted and alone, 17-year-old Eric flees through the wreckage. The mob grows closer, baying for the blood of their tormentor. Guilt weighs on his soul, but he cannot stop, cannot turn back.
If he stops, they die.
For two years he has carried this curse, bringing death and destruction wherever he goes. But now there is another searching for him - one who offers salvation. His name is Alastair and he knows the true nature of the curse.


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Interesting Beginning

What made the experience of listening to Stormwielder the most enjoyable?

Lots of action in the fighting scenes.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was Alistair. He was loyal and trustworthy and showed great compassion for his fellow travelers.

Have you listened to any of David Stifel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first book I've listened to that is narrated by David Stifel. I have mixed reactions to his performance. While his voice is clear and effective for adult male characters, I didn't really care for the voices he used for women and older teens--they all sounded like children.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I found all the battle scenes to be exciting!

Any additional comments?

I'm looking forward to seeing what happens in the next two books.

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- Rhonda Green

A Boy, A Knight, & An Assassin Maybe a Goddess Too

Stormwielder started very slowly. Alastair didn't find what he was looking for in the prologue. So the readers/listeners doesn't really know what Alastair is looking for. The prologue was so brief.

Enter Eric in Chapter 1. Eric has believed that he is cursed and has fled his family. After destroying the town Oaksville in self-defense and having no control over his power, Eric is hunted once again until Alastair saved him.

Alastair offered to train Eric in controlling his power if Eric is willing to accompany him in his quest to defeat Archon and save the three kingdoms from Archon. During their quest to Chloe, Alastair and Eric picked up three more allies to aid in their quest.

The story took awhile to understand. The pieces of the story came together when the goddess Antonia showed Eric of the three kingdoms and the two gods came together to defeat Archon. From that moments, Archon has plotted against the two gods and has turned friend against friend. There is also the mystery of why one of the gods left, leaving only two gods to defend the three kingdoms.

Only one person, a descendant of the bearer for the sword of light, can defeat Archon. Finding this descendant would be difficult. Eric is being hunted with accusation of being a demon by bounty hunters. Alastair is being deterred by the forces of Archon. Allies are made. The fellowship is faced with dragons. Friends become enemies.

The story is worth reading/listening. The hardest part is to get through the first few chapters before the story takes flight. The story is similar to Tolken's Lord of the Rings. Tolken fans: give this book a shot.

The narrator, David Stifel does a very good job with the story. There is only one part that makes the characters sound alike is on the "No, no, no...." exclamation. There isn't any difference to distinguish the characters.

I receive an audiobook copy for a voluntary review. I was not compensated or influenced in any way for writing this review.
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- ecocat

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-30-2016
  • Publisher: Aaron Hodges