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Publisher's Summary

Dante the necromancer is the most reviled man in Sabria, indicted by for crimes against the living and the dead. He salves bitterness with a magical puzzle - a desperate soldier's dream of an imprisoned sorceress and a faceted glass that can grant one's utmost desires. But the dream is a seductive trap. Haunted, blind, driven to the verges of the world, Dante must risk everything he values to unravel a mystery of ancient magic, sacred legend, and the truth of the divine.
©2012 Carol Berg (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Enthralling and not to be missed." (Kirkus Reviews)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Maggie on 03-11-12

Set Dante's character to 2x speed!

If your player allows it, reset the speed for Dante's character to double speed. Not a perfect solution but it does help.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 07-12-13

Ouch

What disappointed you about The Daemon Prism?

I listened to and thoroughly enjoyed the first two volumes of the Collegia Magica series and I am sure that the story in this last volume is very engaging. However, I cannot get past the narration of Dante. It is abysmal; listening to it is almost painful.

What could Carol Berg have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I am sure that the author had no control over the production of the audiobook, so it is entirely NOT her fault.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator chosen to read for Dante could have read in a normal speaking voice rather than SHOUTING. At. Me. As. Though. I. Were. An. Imbecile! His reading is stilted, staccato and truly horrid. As an example, when Dante is visited by Masson de Cuvier in the opening chapters, and is listening to the man's story, I expected him to tell the man to stop bellowing at him. I almost laughed when the text of the story said that the man lowered his voice, and I had to lower the volume of my player because the narrator was still yelling at the top of his lungs.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I am sure the story is an excellent story, as Carol Berg is an excellent author.

Any additional comments?

I had read some of the other comments here which indicated the narration was not good, and I foolishly ignored them. Do yourself a favor and borrow the book from a library. Your ears will thank you.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Nathalie on 02-19-12

Disappointing Narration

As many have commented, the narration can make or break an audiobook and in this case I feel that the voice of Dante really detracts from the story; so bad in fact, that I am having a job getting through it. The narration is stilted and the words are over-enunciated, rather than being smoothly read. Very odd.

I haven't got as far as the other narrators yet, so I hope it will improve

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