A thrilling, swashbuckling new fantasy for fans of Jim Butcher, the Starz TV series Black Sails, and the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
For 200 years, the world of Alarisia has lived through a great age of piracy. Men take to the seas to seek their fortune or die trying. Controlled by the seven pirate lords and hounded by the world navy, they sack and pillage their way across the oceans. But not all prosper under their rule; for many, the pirate lords create only misery and death.
Dean and Eldric Whittaker have never known their parents. Orphaned in a pirate raid on their village, the two brothers were raised by the mysterious wizard Rorschach. The only clue to their heritage, their strange abilities to control the elements of ice and fire. Harboring a hate for the pirate lords and a thirst for revenge, the brothers set out on their own voyage. But in a world inhabited by monsters and ruled by men with the power of gods, can they survive long enough to achieve their goal?
©2016 Stefan M. Nardi (P)2016 Stefan M. Nardi
"An interesting pirate and magic themed novel"
Crossbones is an interesting pirate and magic themed novel. I easily finished this book in one sitting. This book is an action packed adventure from the beginning to the end with great fight scenes throughout the book. The author did a great job introducing and building the main characters, and I found them easily relatable. Unfortunately, I didn’t know that this book is the first in a new series when I started listening to it, so it leaves a lot of unanswered questions. The narrator did an ok job, but at times it was difficult for me to distinguish which character would be speaking. There were some other characters that he voiced where he did a great job, and brought a lot of life to them. Overall, this book is worth a listen and I look forward to listening to book two.
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"Pirates and magic!"
I would because this is an interesting cross of different genres. This was a little slow starting, but then it picked up and the pacing was great, and there is a lot of action.
This was my first book by him, but he did a great job. I thought his pace was excellent.
I did listen to it straight through at work. My only real compliant is that it was too short! I am ready for the next episode.
"I want more"
This is a light fantasy novel with little depth to the characters. I still enjoyed this book quite a bit. I look forward to next in the series. I like the narrator's performance. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.
This book is short but interesting. You never get a full picture of what's going on in the world but get enough to keep you in their world of magic and Fae. There's mages, demons, Fae and war what more can one ask for. Though I hope the next book is longer I do look forward to hearing it.
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"Swashbuckling swords and sorcery"
A tale fitting to be besides terry brooks shannara series. Swords sorcery companions inherent magic of the fae. A well writtten well read story. The characters are great and the characters are easy to connect with. I enjoyed and will be watching for more in the series.
"Glad This is a Series"
I was given this book for an unbiased review via audiobook boom. I am glad this is a series. Perhaps more will be revealed about what came before and the author will go back and make a few transitional things happen. Not sure about the book but perhaps I will come back and listen again since it is so short. I try to provide reviews that will help not only the reader but the author as well. This book needs a little fine tuning.
"Action, Action, and More Action.."
This book gets off to an action pack exciting start and doesn't stop until the very end.
The author has written a well developed story line as in addition to many likable characters.
The story is a thrilling ride, with lost family members, a bit of romance, and a few twists and
turns at the end.
Tim Campbell did an excellent job with the narration as usual.
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Great book, look forward to the rest of the series.
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This is the first in a series to feature Dean and Eldric Whittaker, half-brothers who have mystical powers over ice and fire. There is plenty of action to keep the reader interested, and the characters are given a chance to develop over the length of this episode.
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"If this were only a Saturday morning cartoon"
There is a serious lack in the transitions between chapters. We are on a boat (it never docked), then a in tavern (when did we get to land), then back on the boat, and in some remote location. The book is too full of nonstop action and lacks meaningful dialogue between characters, except as a means of explaining to the reader/listener about the current predicament. As a reader I want to learn about the world the characters live in, the history, customs, culture, politics, and the like. Not feel like i just got done watching a season of ("pirates of darkwater") a cartoon.
There were numerous situations where something is mentioned as having happened in the prior chapter(s) but no mention or hint had previously been posed. One of the ones that comes to mind is a kiss between two characters, but there had been little indication that there was even attraction between the two, let alone that they had talked more than twice.
Some readers have a vast repertoire of character voices and personalities that support a good book, others have one or two voices and their reading feels like a high-end text to speech software package.
Disappointment in the book and annoyance at having 54 chapters announced in a book that is only 208min long. That is on average, one chapter every 3min51sec..................Also, why is this book listed under EPIC Fantasy?
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