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Publisher's Summary

The youngest in a long line of witches, Ari senses things are changing for the worse. For generations, her kin have tended the Old Places, keeping the land safe and fertile. Now, she finds herself torn between the world of mortals and the world of Fae, who ignore what occurs in the mortal world, for the roads between the two lands are vanishing into thin air.
©2001 Anne Bishop (P)2010 Penguin
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Critic Reviews

"Bishop only adds luster to her reputation for fine fantasy." (Booklist)
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2 out of 5 stars
By John on 02-02-11

Just can't finish it

Make sure to listen to the sample before purchasing this. I did not and really regret it. While some may not be bothered by the narrator, I was. He has a strange way of ending the sentences that makes every sentence almost sound like a question. I found it very distracting and unfortunately can not finish this. I've enjoyed every other Anne Bishop book I've read, or listened to so I know it's the narrator.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lilknitwit on 12-06-12

Great Story, Good Narrator

Would you listen to The Pillars of the World again? Why?

I am actually listening to the series a second time right now. The story is wonderfully told (the 2nd and the 3rd are even better) Like many of Anne Bishop's characters, these are ones that you are really able to grow attached to. I really wish she would write more in this series.

What did you like best about this story?

I love the bantering that happens between the male and female characters. There are quite a few "laugh out loud" moments.

What does Erik Synnestvedt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Honestly, he took a few chapters to get used to. There was always this sort of "inflection" at the end of each sentence that was annoying at first when he was just reading non-dialogue stuff. However, once he started getting into the characters voices, he really does quite well and didn't find the inflection annoying anymore. (I still like John Sherian best for Anne Bishop's books)

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

Defnitely! I would love to be able to listen to all 3 books in the series in one sitting. Alas, I must have a job to be able to pay for my book habit.

Any additional comments?

Listen to all 3 books! The first is a good tale but it really just sets the background for the other 2 which are awesome!

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