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The Red Knight has stood against soldiers, armies, and the might of an empire without flinching. He's fought on real and magical battlefields alike, and now he's facing one of the greatest challenges yet. A tournament.
A joyous spring event, the flower of the nobility will ride against each other for royal favor and acclaim. It's a political contest - one that the Red Knight has the skill to win. But the stakes may be higher than he thinks. The court of Alba has been infiltrated by a dangerous faction of warlike knights, led by the greatest knight in the world: Jean de Vrailly - and the prize he's fighting for isn't royal favor but the throne of Alba itself....
This is the third book in the Traitor Son Cycle, following The Red Knight and The Fell Sword.
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By Eric on 01-12-16
Another audio book ruined by the narrator
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Yes but in text form. Neil Dickson reads like a 3rd grader. Constantly stopping and putting pauses where the don't belong. So much so that the whole meaning of the sentence or paragraph is distorted and incomprehensible. Almost all the personas changed in his hands. All the cities and names were pronounced differently from the other books. It was like he never read or listened to the other books. If he did, he obviously didn't care. Mag a 60 ordinary seamstress. Humble, caring. Not in his hands. you would've thought she was that cook lady we were all afraid of in elementary school and this was probably his closest mark. Not to mention Gavin and Bad Tom who were changed so much I thought they were new characters. Their actions mannerisms all completely changed in his hands. How can you come into the middle of a series and absolutely destroy it because you have no background on the characters. Shame on the publishers for letting this happen!! I sure Miles Cameron was not consulted about the release of this audio book and if he was, he must have owed someone a huge favor.
Who was your favorite character and why?
It was the Red Knight. Witty, smart, cunning, but Neil Dickson made him seem doltish and dimwitted. He couldn't spit out a sentence to save his life. He especially was ruined by Dickson's lack of knowledge of the characters charisma. He seemed as though he couldn't even talk.
Would you be willing to try another one of Neil Dickson’s performances?
NO, NO, NO and NEVER!!
Do you think The Dread Wyrm needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Yes but without Neil Dickson! There is unfinished business in the west with Ash and Mr. Smythe, Amychia has to ascend and the Red Knight has to become emperor.
Any additional comments?
I really enjoyed the series and was looking froward to another intallment. That was utterly destroyed by this narrator. Stay with the series but if you are a listener and not a reader like i am, cringe and bear it, stay the course and hope they don't hire Dickson for the next book.
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