Ever since the Order of the Equites Cineré stole his memory, his name, and his heart, thinking about the past makes Greenshank's head ache. After two years of rigorous training, he is almost ready to embrace the mission of the Order - to use selfless magic to heal the troubles of Navronne. But on his first assignment alone, the past comes racing back, threatening to drown him in conspiracy, grief, and murder. He is Lucian de Remeni - a sorcerer whose magical bents for portraiture and history threaten the safety of the Earth and the future of the war-riven kingdom of Navronne. He just can't remember how or why.
Fighting to unravel the mysteries of his power, Lucian must trace threads of corruption that reach from the Pureblood Registry into the Order itself, the truth hidden two centuries in the past and beyond the boundaries of the world....
©2015 Carol Berg (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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A fine conclusion to the series. Wonders and loss, joy and sadness: victory comes with heavy cost. This is the finest, most engaging fantasy I've read in many years. The audio version is beautifully read. Highest recommendation.
"Amazing ending, masterful narration"
This sequel closes the story beautifully. I was worried how the concurrent timeline with the Flesh and Spirit/Breath and Bone duo, but it worked brilliantly. And I love this narrator. Perfect combo.
I loved this book. It has a great plot with several twits I didn't see coming and was rapped up nicely at the as to not leave a cliff hanger.
I couldn't stop lessioning to this book and found myself up late into the night even as I had to get up early the next day. In my opinion this book was better than the first and was definitely worth the listen.
"I am sorely dissappointed"
I had eagerly awaited this sequel in the Sanctuary series. I truly enjoyed the first book. Unfortunately, the pacing in this book is so slow and the story so not engaging that I found myself only wishing it would end. I felt the book dragged out interminably. I could never raise any empathy for the characters, particularly the main protagonist. In short, the book is monumentally boring.
"Second Book, narrator much better"
The narrator finally got into the flow of the book. The first book, he struggled
Definitely in the top ten.
Couldn't possibly choose one moment. The whole book was wonderful
Again there isn't a single scene. I did enjoy the scenes with Bastion. He was one of my favorite characters.
I have to say that my favorite part of this book was the narrator's skill in bringing this book to life. Macleod Andrews is now among my all time favorite narrators, alongside Rupert Degas, who gave us Name of the Wind and A Wise Man's Fears. Andrew Wincott who gave us the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series and Kevin Stillwell who so brilliantly narrated another of Carol Berg's series, The Rai-Kirah Trilogy. I am already a fan of Carol Berg's work, and have read most of her books, though not the two book in this duology. My biggest regret is that the other two books set in the same world as this series were not read by this excellent narrator, and were ruined by someone who didn't have Mr Macleod's skill. Perhaps Mr Macleod might be persuaded to read "Flesh and Spirit and Breath and Bone, so that he can infuse them with the same life that he gave these two books also set in the Kingdom of Navronne.
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