The Sword of Midras : Blade of the Avatar

  • by Tracy Hickman, Richard Garriott
  • Narrated by Derek Perkins
  • Series: Blade of the Avatar
  • 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The thrilling prequel to Shroud of the Avatar from Portalarium!
The world died during the Fall.
Abandoned by the mighty Avatars and their Virtues, the people who remained were left defenseless in an untamed land. That was until the Obsidians came. Through dark sorcery and overwhelming force, the Obsidian Empire brought order to chaos, no matter the cost.
Aren Bendis is a Captain in the Obsidian Army who has seen enough of what a world without Virtue looks like and is willing to do whatever it takes to establish a lasting peace. But after finding a magical sword that only he can wield, a sword his trusted scout, Syenna, claims is a blade once used by the legendary Avatars, Aren is thrown into a far more unfamiliar battle. One fought with whispered words and betrayal instead of swords and arrows.
Running out of allies, Aren's only hope for survival is to discover the true nature of the ancient weapon he wears at his side. In order to do that, Aren will have to turn to the empire's enemies, and in doing so he will discover what order at the hands of the Obsidians really means.

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Customer Reviews

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I Loved It

I just loved this book and Derek Perkins brings it to life. Can't wait for book one.
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Good for gamers. Probably boring for everyone else

This book is a must-read for all of us who want to enjoy the storyline or roleplay in the game "Shroud of the Avatar".

The book is extremely hard to enjoy at the beginning, as it is doing what all good book *series* do with describing the world. The authors like to drone on about the world at times throughout the book as well.

The ending of the book is note-worthy and makes the rest of the book a much more worthwhile endeavor.

Overall, I do not *yet* recommend this book to anyone who is not playing the game. I may change my recommendation once the book series is finished.
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- Zachary Preefer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-12-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios