Thinblade : Sovereign of the Seven Isles

  • by David A. Wells
  • Narrated by Derek Perkins
  • Series: Sovereign of the Seven Isles
  • 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When second son Alexander Valentine loses his brother to an assassin's arrow, he discovers that his family protects an ancient secret and reluctantly finds himself at the center of the final battle of a war that was supposed to have ended 2,000 years ago.
Pursued by the dark minions of an ancient enemy, Alexander flees to the mountain city of Glen Morillian where he discovers that he is the heir to the throne of Ruatha, one of the Seven Isles, but before he can claim the throne he must recover the ancient Thinblade. Seven were forged by the first Sovereign of the Seven Isles and bound to the bloodline of each of the seven Island Kings in exchange for their loyalty to the Old Law. Each sword is as long as a man's arm, as wide as a man’s thumb and so thin it can’t be seen when viewed from the edge.
Thinblade is the story of Alexander's quest to find the ancient sword, claim the throne of Ruatha, and raise an army to stand against the enemy that has awoken to claim dominion over all of the Seven Isles.

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Just the beginning...the series gets better!

Would you listen to Thinblade again? Why?

I will freely admit I did not love the beginning of this book. I kept thinking the author seemed like an amateur. I tired quickly of the seemingly copied and pasted over-long and unnecessary descriptions of food ("rich creamy butter" anyone?). But as the book went on it got a little bit better...enough to make me listen to book 2, and not just because of the abrupt anti-climactic ending that leaves you thinking where the heck is the rest of the story. Now that I have completed book 7 and can look back on the entire series, I'm very glad I stuck with it. I really enjoyed the ride.There are many twists and turns and unexpected surprises along the way. There is a lot more to this story than you would expect after finishing this first book. It was nice to see the author's writing skill grow with the story, each book better than the one before it.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Jattaan P'Tal


Any additional comments?

Happy to report that "rich creamy butter" is probably only mentioned 1 or 2 times for the entire rest of the series!

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- Jason

Just pure cheese.

What would have made Thinblade better?

A different author.
Talk about your high school prom drama on steroids!
I'm listening to this on my honor that I would, otherwise I would ditch it.
Cheese-filled tripe.


Would you ever listen to anything by David A. Wells again?

Not voluntarily


What about Derek Perkins’s performance did you like?

Perkins is great!
I can listen to him all day!


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes. It was read by Perkins.


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- GoodyTwo Shoos

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-04-2014
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing