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Welcome to Fountain Reach. Ancient seat of the Aubuchon dynasty. Majestic setting of the White Stone tournament.
Alex Verus' (not necessarily reliable) reputation attracts all sorts. Most are plain bonkers. Yet there's one invitation he just can't refuse.
At Fountain Reach, Alex is perfectly placed among the noted and notorious to figure out why apprentices have been vanishing. But the tournament is a minefield of ancient grudges and new threats, and Alex can't afford to miss a trick as his elusive adversary stays one step ahead in this most dangerous of games.
©2012 Benedict Jacka (P)2014 Tantor
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By Christopher on 06-27-15

Keep getting better!

Really enjoyed this one. With every story you learn more about the characters history and the reasons that make them "who they are"
Great narration and good plot to keep it all together

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By GlowingCactus on 08-13-15

He doesn't do women's voices well

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, Jacka is a good story teller, even if the books could do with tighter editing. There were many times I sat in the car outside the house not wanting to turn it off.He tends to use the same sentence constructs over again which is OK when reading the books, but jars when it is narrated.

Any additional comments?

Gildart Jackson does not do the women's voices well. He makes them sound all breathy, and permanently petrified which jars with their actions. Not enough to put me off altogether though!

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By Anonymous User on 02-11-18

New characters...

We are introduced to Anne and Verium...great characters and get to see Alex develop more as a character who cares. Great reading. Series is getting more and more addictive with each book.

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By Amazon Customer on 11-28-17

What's not to like!

Alex Verus just gets better and better with each book. All the secondary characters are growing and the plot thickends with easy book.

Still finding the narrator a little pompous but hey you can't have everything!

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