The Silent House

  • by Ed Greenwood
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Silvertree Stronghold is more than just the family estate of the feared and awed Silvertree dynasty, whose wizardly powers and political cunning has survived through many generations. But with their power comes a curse, a curse more terrifying than rival warlords or the mystical threats of the dreaded faceless, an inward corruption of the soul that binds one's power to a downward spiral of madness and magic. The Stronghold goes by the name of The Silent House. It is a soul repository for this dynasty. Two daring treasure hunters hope to profit from unlocking the secrets of its past and harvesting the powers of its bounty. But unbeknownst to them, an observer watches their every move and waits to make his presence known from the halls of eternity.
Filled with sorcery and battles between the dead and the undead, as well as plots of sinister deception and insidious manipulation, The Silent House is the first epic chronicle of the land and people of Aglirta.


What the Critics Say

"Beneath all the surface action and adventure, the romance and battles that are standard sword-and-sorcery fare, the author subtly explores the effects of culpability and remorse. He extols ideals of heritage and courage even as he depicts often misguided individual motives with grim naturalism. This is a book as philosophically engaging as it is entertaining." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

This book stinks

I only finished it because I had nothing else to listen to. It was awful. I understand that it is the first book in a series and it had a very prequel feel to it - but it did not make any sense at all. Lots and lots of swordfights, but no real plot that makes any sense.
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- Melanie

Very hard to follow.

I can only say that this book was an exercise in memory to keep track of all of the character names that you are barraged with, most of which were very hard to discern. This book is supposed to read like a composite history of the "Silent House" and therefore jumps about quite a bit. I found it quite difficult to keep track of the myriad characters, most of whom you have very little time to develop any sort of connection to. There are no real protagonists in the book after the first chapter.

I was not overly thrilled by this selection.
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- Chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.