The Blacksmith's Son : Mageborn

  • by Michael G. Manning
  • Narrated by Todd McLaren
  • Series: Mageborn
  • 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mordecai's simple life as the son of a blacksmith is transformed by the discovery of his magical birthright. As he journeys to understand the power within him he is drawn into a dangerous plot to destroy the Duke of Lancaster and undermine the Kingdom of Lothion. Love and treachery combine to embroil him in events he was never prepared to face. What he uncovers will change his understanding of the past, and alter the future of those around him.

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What the Critics Say

"An entertaining read." (Underground Book Reviews)

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Customer Reviews

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Too little content

What would have made The Blacksmith's Son better?

Needs more content designed at driving the plot. There is a ton of missused space in this novel. It is one of those books were you read the whole thing and are still waiting for the book to begin. There are whole chapters that really don't add to the plot at all and the book basically goes nowhere but to build some basic characters and some plot lines.


What could Michael G. Manning have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Create more interplay between the characters.
Describe the world more. Basically you only have 2 points of interest in this book. The house where the main character grew up and the castle he gets invited to. There is not a dynamic environment in this book at all and that is a character on its own in epic fantasy.


What about Todd McLaren’s performance did you like?

He was clear and his voices were not bad. Good pace as well.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

melancholy


Any additional comments?

The book was not terrible but I think people are overrating it.

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- TheOpinion "sojourner"

GREAT BOOK

Would you consider the audio edition of The Blacksmith's Son to be better than the print version?

GREAT STORY LINE, WENT THROUGH THE HOLE THING IN ONE SITTING, HOPE TO SEE IT IN A SERIES. GOOD JOB


What aspect of Todd McLaren’s performance would you have changed?

SOME OF THE FEMALE VOICES WERE BAD NEEDS WORK THERE


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- nell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-21-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio