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Raz i'Syul Arro is a hunted man. To the south, the Mahsadën of Miropa are gone. The šef lay dead, slain at Raz's own hands, their cruel will ripped from the shadows of the city. In response, riders careen to every reachable corner of the known realms, telling anyone with a mind to listen of the boundless riches promised for the Monster's head. The world now turned against him, Raz is forced to flee, escaping along the northern roads just as the summer months come to an end. For a time the coolness and breathtaking verdure of the great rolling woodlands he finds himself in are a welcome change, offering a sublime peace from a life that has rarely known more than brutality and bloodshed.
But that peace - as is so often the case - is a shallow trickery. The North, it seems, is not far-gone from the corruption and wickedness Raz had hoped to leave behind in the fringe cities. Before long he finds himself embroiled in the savage politics of this new land, forced to play a part in the ugly game of intrigue and violence once more. To survive, Raz must again give way to the Monster, making his stand within the devouring walls of the cruel coliseum the Northerners call simply "the Arena". Blood, after all, freezes as hard and cold as anything else.
©2016 Bryce O'Connor (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Robin Rains on 02-27-17


I love this series I am going to go crazy for the next book. The characters are so well crafted they could step off the pages...the world building is the perfect between enough & not too much detail. Good and evil...violence & peace all have a place in reality & these books are incredibly deep looking into the souls of man & they're motivations & justifications. Highly entertaining! Your sucked in and experiencing it all as you read. Excellent narration!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amanda L Brooks on 02-13-17

It Just Gets Better!

Book 2 is here and it is just as exciting, intense, immersive, and emotional as the first. The Warring Son picks right up where The Child of the Daystar left off, and just like its predecessor this book hooks you in from jump street. The pacing of this book is even more fluid than the first and it constantly has you wanting to listen to one more chapter to find out what is yet to come. In this book, Raz is faced with a new set of challenges and our badass protagonist, becomes even more engaging and complex as we get our second look into the life of the Atherian. Having had my second delve into the world Bryce has created, I can start to see that larger shape of his story develop. Plot lines are starting to weave themselves together and I can't wait to see what book 3 has in store. At this point, the first book seems like an amazing prologue used to introduce us to the world and its characters, and in this book the story really takes off. Do yourself a favor and start reading the Wings of War series, because it's fantastic!

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