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Publisher's Summary

Ullsaard has conquered the known world. All have fallen before his armies. Now it's time to take the long journey home, back to the revered heart of the great Empire he had helped create for his distant masters. But when he returns to the capital, life there is so very different from what he had believed. Could it be that everything he has fought for, has conquered and killed for, has been a lie?
Gav Thorpe works from Nottingham, England and has written more than a dozen novels and even more short stories. Growing up in a tedious town just north of London, he originally intended to be an illustrator but after acknowledging an inability to draw or paint he turned his hand to writing.
©2011 Gav Thorpe (P)2014 Audible Ltd
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2 out of 5 stars
By Quinn on 03-27-14

Slower than molasses

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who enjoys simple characters and lack of depth

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something developed

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Paul Thornley?

Michael Kramer is far and away the best for fantasy narration. I wish he could narrate my life...

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Crown of the Blood?

All scenes in which the main character acts like an idiot. The man is supposed to be the best general of the Empire but he can barely see beyond the superficial. Hint for the author battlefield tactics do not vary that much from politics. If you wanted him to be ignorant he should have had a lower rank and only in the end come to power.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Claudia on 03-17-14

Just ok

Not good, not bad, missing character development. I could not find a character that i liked even the main. Not going buy another book in the series.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Llamahunter on 02-01-15


Would you try another book written by Gav Thorpe or narrated by Paul Thornley?

Sorry, not at present

What will your next listen be?

I'm going to go for something with perhaps a little more developed story. I really wanted to like this: I enjoy the genre and I've listened to some Paul Thornley, but the combination didn't gel

Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Thornley?

It would be genre dependent

Do you think The Crown of the Blood needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

May be but i just am not that bothered what happens to Ulsard

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