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Publisher's Summary

Myranda Celeste is a young woman more interested in staying alive than being a hero. Orphaned by a continent-spanning war that has gone on for decades too long and shunned for failing to support it, she has been on the move since she was only a child. One can hardly blame her when she thinks that the chance discovery of a fallen soldier's priceless cargo is the moment that will change her life. No one could predict just how great that change would be. It will lead her through an adventure of rebels and generals, of wizards and warriors, and of beasts both noble and monstrous. Each step of the way will take her closer to the truth of her potential, of the war, and of the fate of her world.
©2013 Joseph R Lallo (P)2013 Tantor
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By Tracey on 04-30-13

I kept waiting to care

The storyline sounded great and Amazon posted an average rating of 4.5, plus I LOVE fantasy novels, so I thought, what could go wrong. About 4 hours in, I realized I just didn't care about this character or what happened to her. She meanders from town to town, and although on her own for years, is so clueless about personal safety, I don't see how she lived 2 weeks on her own. The biggest flaw -- nothing interesting ever happened. I don't understand how a magical, war torn world could be boring, but it was. I decided to give up instead of continuing to plow ahead, hoping I would begin to care.

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By Joel Sutterfield on 09-05-15

Great Books bad narration. My suggestion is kindle

Would you consider the audio edition of The Book of Deacon to be better than the print version?

No.After I read the book I've come back several years later and decided to give it a shot on audible as I like to do that every-once in a while with an old favorite. After trying to listen then going back and reading the book it's disappointing.

What did you like best about this story?

The story was great still within my favorite 3 books. Although considering this was my bridge to reading/listening to books since it was my first novel maybe I'm a bit biased.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

she seems to emphasize when she should not and just overall is annoying, does not seem to be that good of a fit.

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

No simply because it's to long. I can't stay still for that long and just focus on it. In the kindle version I was going through 5-6 hours of reading a night at points but I just could not do it with this narrator.

Any additional comments?

Although this might not be one of the best novel's out there it's a very good pick in my opinion and it's well done considering when Joseph Lallo made this he was working mostly as an IT guy I think and this was just a hobby and his first book.If you want to get this book my suggestion is the Kindle Version.

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By Linda S. on 02-19-17

Surprised how much I loved it.

This story has been slightly different to my normal choice but I have loved it. Already downloaded the next in the series.

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By Colin A. Mcgee on 02-26-15

A great introduction to this world

meandering but so interesting. There are many interesting characters and sub stories going on in this book. Love the characterisation and development of the secondary characters and the incidental every day descriptions. Look forward to returning soon.

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By Robinette on 09-15-17

Incredible story

Narrator was well spoken no melodrama diction perfect. The story kept me wondering what was coming next. Plot well put together and flowed easily.

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By Linda H Gibson-Dark on 03-11-17

Great visual impact, it comes alive as the story unfolds.

I choose this book to fill time during my convalescence. It sparked my imagination and left me wanting more.

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