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Would you consider the audio edition of The Blood of Kings to be better than the print version?
Clark's narration really brought the characters to life. No offense to Doug Seacat but his prose isn't always the most engaging (world-building is definitely his strong suit).
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Blood of Kings?
I enjoyed the scene where the former ranger, now spy, was tracking targets through the city.
Which character – as performed by Bernard Setaro Clark – was your favorite?
Drake McBain, the mercenary commander. His constant talk about contractual details and payment brought a much needed levity to the fairly serious story of a kingdom in the midst of a succession crisis/civil war.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
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spoilers warning don't read on if you don't want spoilers
over all a good story even if you know nothing about the world of warmachine. my one complaint is the same I have with all warmachine/hordes stories I've read and that is the stories never waiver from the way the models are in the game if Magna us is a merc at the beginning then he's a merc at the end just because it feels like they don't want to have people see story changes as game changes. same can be said for the relative safety of "main charecter" are they in the minis game oh they are cool here is some bad stuff for them to go through but there never ever going to be in real danger. it may seem like Caine is in some tight spots but he always and I mean always comes out on top in the end. but if you know what your in for when you pick it up which is a nice Warhammer fluff peace about the return of Vinter Railthorn and a cool Cygnar civil war then your in for a good read just don't expect it to be more then the fluff from the game books.
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The Blood of Kings is a well written and well paced book, with plenty of fan service to those of us who play the tabletop game.
The novel is mainly about Captain Allister Caine and his misadventures and botched assassination attempts. Having not read any of the other books about Caine specifically, I found it very interesting to see the Warcaster represented in the novel so heavily, and am very excited to play him more in my tabletop games as well as to see what the future holds for the character.
Seacat needs a better editor. There was a few times where a particular character narrowed both of his eyes when he actually only has one (hint hint). And there was a few too many instances of He did this while he did something else to him, while talking about two different male characters. It lead to unnecessary confusion, but I still enjoyed the novel on the whole.
Highly recommended to fans of the tabletop game but I would still give it the thumbs up to anyone looking for a steampunk action fantasy book.