He's insisting he's a Tide Lord and he's begging us to try again...to kill him, that is.
When a routine hanging goes wrong, the survivor announces he is Cayal the immortal Prince, a Tide Lord. However, the only known record of the immortal beings of Amyrantha is the Tide Lord Tarot...and everyone knows it is only a parlour-game, an amusement.
Arkady Desean, an expert on the legends of the Crasii - a part-animal, part-human race - is sent to interrogate Cayal. But in exposing this would-be immortal, Arkady's own web of deceit threatens to unravel.
Nothing is as it seems around the Immortal Prince. The lies seem plausible, his stories improbable...and the truth is more than any of them bargained for.
©2007 Jennifer Fallon (P)2014 Audible Studios
Hmm, while this was interesting, it felt like an entire book worth of plot set-up for the next series. For 600+ pages not a-lot seemed to happen, will probably finish the series, just not sure if ill be jumping strait into the next one. Might wait a while.
"A truly new idea has arived...... Tide magic."
hmmmmm very interesting (in your best Einstein voice)
An interview with a vampire crossed with game of thrones
well he was just a joy to listen to. A ninja of multiple accents and vocal characteristics. well maybe not that good but he is good
hmmmmm , not really, I find this question odd, its a 20 ish hour book.
well my Friends come one come all and see a truly novel idea (well I've never seen it before) tide magic. there are chaps and chappets (tide lords) who control tide magic which is controlled by the tide star which seems to come and go from the world ( maybe like an orbiting meteor ) bring the magic to and from the world. the book follows mostly kyelle who is a said tide lord, in jail and being interviewed to see if he is mad as he claims to be a tide lord (an immortal wizard) as the tide is out (no magic around) and has been out for 2-300 hundred years no one believes in tide lords any more. its like interview with a vampire crossed with the intrigue of politics of a roman senate or GOT if ur into your modern hyped up comparisons. I highly endorse this book (for what my humble endorsement means) and hope you all enjoy it.
Fantastic can't wait to read the next book. The narration is brilliant it brings the story to lufe
"Different reading for me, but found it quite good."
Different kind of book for me but was nicely surprised and found it hard to put the book down.
"New concept - novelty character within the genre"
I have read pretty much everything worth reading in the fantasy genre over the last two and a half decades and thus it is very hard for me to find something with novelty character. Tide magic is a new concept, which makes the novel stand out among other fantasy works. Some components of the plot is somewhat reminiscent of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. While many fantasy novels have a medieval setting, this novel appears to have a Baroque setting, also differentiating it from others in the same category.
John Telfer is an extremely talented narrator who managed to bring to life the different characters. He is a key reason why I enjoyed listening to the book as much as I did.
Perhaps the episode when Cayal tried to rescue his daugher Vlis instead of assassinating her.
I would say that the whole plot flowed very smoothly, I found it difficult to switch off as I was eager to find out what would happen next.
The characters are all multi-faceted and nobody is really the person they appear to be at first sight. They all have their own secrets, grudges and ambitions. The author reveals this bit by bit as the plot moves along, which kept up the suspense.
"Surprisingly Gripping. "
Quite an interesting read. Leaves you wondering what will happen next.
Though the writer took a strong character and erode all the things that made her strong.
"A Hidden Gem"
Cannot stress enough how much I enjoyed this series.
It's fun and intriguing. Great concept, great world building, and characters that are dynamic, ever developing and full of surprises.
This writer never came onto my radar until I got this audiobook on offer. Took me just two months to storm through the entire quartet.
Fallon is an expert at the whole "Never answer a question until you've asked a fresh one" theory. She keeps you completely bound to the events that unfold.
She also, just "Get's it". I got chills in the fourth and final book when she really starts tackling her concept for immortality. The ending is worth every penny.
Can't recommend enough.
"Great. A refreshingly new fantasy series."
I always listen to a series of audiobooks and this one so far rates 2nd just one below juliette Marriliers Sevenwaters series. Just finished book 2 and am impatient to start on the next one.
Arcady and the Immortal Prince for sure but there are so many well rounded characters.
All of them. I love his many voices, as well as his own natural speaking voice of course.
I just find it hard to drag myself away so I listen to it even when I am doing the housework and gardening
I would highly recommend this series to those who appreciate a mature and well rounded approach to fantasy novels.
Good characters, novel theme , as good if not better than Mistborn series for those who love this genre. Well and truly hooked and have bought the rest of series for a listening fest.
The story flowed well and I found the character believable. Looking forward to listening to the next 3 books in the series.
"but horrible leading character"
No. This is not the type of novel you will read twice.
The protagonist is incredibly annoying, stubborn, holier than thou know-it-all who is full of herself from beginning to end, and an intellectual who is completely unsympathetic to other people.
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