The Bone Doll's Twin : Tamir Triad

  • by Lynn Flewelling
  • Narrated by Victor Bevine, Lynn Flewelling
  • Series: Tamir Triad
  • 16 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Long ago, during the dark days of the Great War with Pleinmar, King Thelatimos journeyed to the Oracle of the God Illior at Afra to save his warn-torn kingdom. Here he was presented with a prophecy 'So long as a daughter of Thelatimos's line defends and rules, Skala shall never be subjugated.' And that is how the line of queens ruling over Skala was established...However, as generations went by, the male heirs to the throne became intensely resentful of the prophecy that emasculated their claim to power. Finally Queen Agnalain took the throne and the people of Skala suffered under her erratic and selfish command. Prompted by the people's outcry over this mad queen, her son Prince Erius claimed primogeniture, and seized the throne. Erius's ascent may have pleased the people of Skala, but a faction of the population, one who had not forgotten the prophecy, were worried. Plague, drought and famine spread throughout the kingdom weakening it's defences and offering easy pickings to Skala's old enemy and neighbour, Plenimar.As people start to recall the Oracle's prophecy, Erius begins to quietly kill off his female relatives who pose the only threat to his monarchy. Constantly in fear for her life, Princess Ariani the King's sister, gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl. But Ariani is married to Lord Rhius, the patron of the powerful wizard Iya, and Iya has sinister plans for the babes.BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and recorded by author Lynn Flewelling.

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Not a bad beginning, but . . .

I hated this series. By the time you're done with it, you feel completely depressed. It is the opposite of entertainment.

The story is unrelentingly grim. I love dark fantasy, and horror/gothic style stories, but this one starts with the murder of a newborn baby, and just goes downhill from there. I especially hated the lack of logic in the story. A King has all the women and girls in his bloodline murdered, including newborns, so that he won't have competition for the throne -- but incredibly, he allows his sister, the rightful ruler, to live. It makes no sense. There are countless nonsensical plot holes like this one, that just make the awful things Flewelling tossed into the story, feel excessive and gratuitous.

I regret having filled my mind with the images it provokes. Read with caution.
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- bluestategirl "I need more ears!"

Not bad fantasy, but leaves you hanging

This is pretty standard fantasy as written by a woman, more witches than dragons and written by a capable author. Its a bit twisted as the audio sample clearly shows but for the genre its fairly mild. Note if you are not familiar with the genre than this doesn't mean mild, read pg 13 to R. If you get into it be prepared to at least get the next book because this one doesn't really end, just leaves you hanging and somewhat annoyed. Maybe I was just annoyed because I hadn't bought the next book in the series yet.
The narrator reads well and is not annoying in any way. A few mispronounced words.
Overall I'd say the audiobook is quite good but not great, and a lot better than most of the crud flooding the genre.
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- Abigail

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-27-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios