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The Prime Sovereignty, a land divided into five kingdoms, is home to many people of power. Seventeen-year-old Lox is powerful in his own right, although he doesn't fully understand how. All he knows is that - like his mentor, Ember - he has a gift that is both rare and deadly. With his abilities, Lox learns that people like him are born to do only one thing: kill. Just not for free, of course. Thus, with Ember leading the way, Lox begins working in the Prime Sovereignty's oldest, and most fearsome, profession: he becomes an assassin.
However, the practice of assassination - already a complex craft - becomes even more complicated when Lox finds himself tagging along as a member of a team formed by one of the realm's most noble families. A group with members as talented as he is, but far more mysterious, and all tasked to work together in order to achieve the impossible: killing the immortal Emperor Nal.
As he and his companions delve deeper into the secret of the Emperor's immortality, Lox finds himself facing foes more formidable than he ever imagined - enemies fueled by something that dates back to before the existence of the Prime Sovereignty. Tested to his limits, Lox must use his wits, his will, and his blades to secure not just the future of his own realm, but the wider world beyond as well.
©2016 Riley Tune (P)2017 Riley Tune
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3 out of 5 stars
By Christopher on 02-15-17

Not fully satisfied.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
This book seemed to me to be a thinly veiled allusion to the coming of Christ or some kind of Christian fan-fic. I think the author still has some fine tuning to do to his style of writing but who doesn't.
The narrator was somewhat troubling to me. RJ Bayley has one of the most interesting accents I've ever heard and I found myself listening to his pronunciation more than the story sometimes.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Koolaid53 on 03-02-17

Here one Second. Gone the Next.

First things first. "This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

That said, I really am glad I listened to this. It was a breath of fresh air considering all the other books in the same vain. There were a few surprises and it kept the book flowing right along.

Warps is an Apprentice Warper. They are assassins for the most part. Problem is, he has not claimed a life yet. His mentor gives him his first assignment and he muffs it royally. He then takes him on a mission that will change his life forever. Kill an Immortal Emperor.

He just can't kill anyone, so he just accomplishes his assignments in other ways. Because, once you have killed, it will be in your blood and nothing can cure it.

RJ did a fantastic job at keeping you interested and not wanting to stop the book. I listened to it in 1 sitting. Could not put it down.

4 Stars straight across.

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