The Color of Vengeance : Ties That Bind

  • by Rob J. Hayes
  • Narrated by Gerard Doyle
  • Series: Ties That Bind
  • 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

BEATEN, BATTERED, AND DAMN NEAR BROKEN with a bounty on his head so large he's tempted to turn himself in, the Black Thorn finds himself on trial for the crime of being him. Despite the impending probability of death, he has but one thought on his mind; taking revenge against the Arbiter who took his eye. In order to carry out his vengeance Thorn must first escape Sarth and recruit a new crew, each one with their own designs on revenge.


What the Critics Say

"The Color of Vengeance is not simply a revenge saga, no more than The Lies of Locke Lamora is simply a story of thieves. It's much more than that and one of the best fantasy books I've read." (Fantasy Book Critic)
"I think Rob J. Hayes is the next fantastic Brit addition to the field of dark, gritty fantasy and another Indie gem after last year's Anthony Ryan." (Mihir Wanchoo, Fantasy Book Critic)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great additions to Thorn's crew & more surprises!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I had a gripe with the pacing of the narrator in book 1, but it's much better with Color of Vengeance. He stays consistent in giving different voices to all the characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jacob, by far. New to this book, he brings raw power and a touch of insanity to a book full of (already) crazy characters. He knows what he's doing when he's killing, he just has an odd viewpoint. Best part of the book was wondering how anyone would be able to stop him!

Which character – as performed by Gerard Doyle – was your favorite?

Doyle gives Anders the perfect performance of a drunk member of the nobility - with all the aloofness and attitude

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

They took the Black Thorn's eye, but not his killing spirit ~

Any additional comments?

Finally a series where I enjoyed how the author was able to change up many of the characters and locations, but keep the plot moving, surprising, and interesting.

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- Night'sWatch

Very Suprising

Fantastic sequel to the Heresy Within. At first I was a bit leery because Thanquil and Jezzet, the main heroes in the first book, are noticeably absent. Instead, this installment focuses primarily of the least likable hero, the Black Thorn.

After a horrible maiming, Betrim escapes his captors and returns to the Wilds to avenge himself and his friends that he believes dead. Along the way, he hooks back up with some of his old crew from the first book as well as a drunken nobleman named Anders, who is seriously enjoyable. Meanwhile, a frighteningly badass Arbiter has been dispatched to kill the Black Thorn.

However, even with the loss of my two favorite heroes from Book 1, The Color of Vengeance ended up being even better than the first. We meet many new and interesting characters as well as expand on old ones.

I look forward to Book 3.
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- Rev. Zombie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-07-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios