Ticca is a newly-minted Dagger, a young honorable mercenary out to prove her worth in the big city. Her first job seems like a simple one, but it sets her on a path to a destiny bigger than she ever dreamed. The friends she makes along the way may have destinies of their own to fulfill: Lebuin a new Journeyman mage and a fastidious dandy, has just learned to his horror that his new rank involves actual journeying - and dirt! And Ticca is worried about Lebuin's humble servant, Ditani, as she is sure he is more than he seems and might be a spy for Lebuin's nemesis.
The three of them are swept into a series of deadly events. Fighting to stay ahead of their adversaries, they stumble into secrets that catapult them towards disaster that even the Gods are not prepared for.
The complete list of narrators includes Jennifer O'Donnell, Denise Poirier, and Chris Ruen.
©2012 Leeland Artra (P)2014 Leeland Artra
I live in the outback Australia and so love to listen to a good raunchy kickass story where the female is tall strong and in total control.
I find the book interesting to listen too, sometimes I got lost with some of the characters and what they were doing. Overall a good fantasy book, with a different spin on it. I think I would have liked a bit more male to female attraction between characters. Narrators read well, sound effects throughout the book made the experience of listening to the book enjoyable.
"How to break immersion..."
Expansive story, characters
A cross between LOTR and Ender's Game; It has the scope of LOTR but with the inner dialogue of Ender's
Proper pronunciation of all the unique words and names
No dragons were harmed in the making of this fantasy epic.
Please, please, please either remove or re-evaluate the use of sound effects in this book [series]. The sounds either completely break immersion or drown out the narrators, which is the entire point of listening. I don't really need to hear a sound bite of a mob every time there is a large fight scene or hear a blade drawn every time the action is mentioned.
"I am left dreaming of whats to come!"
I did not read the print, but loved the cast of the audio book.
To me is stands alone. Great story.
Mysterious world of Old Magic and wonder mixed with our would in thousands of years in the future.
I really enjoyed this story, the author has laid out a great story in which he can take us anywhere he would like. Strong Characters building and good plot twists have me speechless as to what's next.
"Strong performances from all involved"
As long as book 2 is converted to audio format I'll be listening at least once more as a refresher. I've already read the book twice so it's entirely likely that at some point down the road I will want another listen of this book.
The introduction of Duke is a pretty memorable moment in the story. The part where Ticca escapes for the knife in green is also a great moment.
This story has a bit of a sound effect soundtrack to compliment the narration. There are times when that can actually detract a bit, but overall it's adds some nice depth to the normal audio book experience.
There are a few parts of this book that are worth a quiet chuckle.
Thread Slivers was one of the best independent books that I read in 2013. I was very excited to see an audio version of the book being made available and recommend this to fans of epic fantasy.
"I really enjoyed this Book!"
This book ranks very near the top and I do listen to a lot of books.
My favorite parts were of Duke.
All the narrators were great. I enjoyed listening to this book. I read the e-book when it first came out.
Made me laugh and I found myself smiling often.
I read and listen to a great many books but rarely write reviews. This was a fun book and I can't wait till the second one is on audible and the third book is on my kindle.
"Great start but run out of steam"
The character of Duke is an unpleasant creature whom I didn't like spending time with. He detracted from the story and lessened the importance of the two protagonists introduced at the beginning of the story.
Sula's heritage is so overly hinted at that it ruins some of the mystery surrounding her.
More showing of Ticca's past rather then telling of her past.
Probably not. I might give the second book a chance if it's ever on sale.
Cut out the sound effects. They added little to the performance in my opinion and in some cases were distracting/badly timed.
Anything involving Duke. He seemed like an unnecessary chracter and feels more like an author self-insertion.
The premise was enough to get me to spend one of my credits on the book. It started out well but as more and more characters were added the entire flow of the story bogged down.
"Drop the sound effects!"
The background sound effects, they hurt the story more then helped it. It felt more like noises chosen by a child. "Wolf fighting a guy with daggers lets add metal clanging sounds constantly" unless the dog have metal fur I don't see this. It got to the point every fight gave me a mild headache. The music was not much better fading in and out stopping for a few seconds then starting again like some one had to hit the play button again every time the clip ended.
The story was OK, wasn't good wasn't bad just OK. I don't really like it when the author writs it so you have to do back ground reading in other places if you want to know some of the basic history. This is book one of the trilogy this is the place for some of this set up.
The narrators where fine. I'd give them a 4star if not for the noises.
I'd cut the background noise.
This felt more like an attempt at a performance. You don't need content background filler to give a story depth. I'd like to re listen to this book with out sound effects, if that happens it would get a much better rating.
"Sounds in the book"
I have read the first and second book of this series and listened to the first.
The fact when reading i pronounced some names wrong, now just doesnt sound right haha
i dont choose favourites...
I would but it better be as good as the book
The music in the book at first i didnt like it, but then as i noticed it stopped soon after starting it was okay, but the little sound effects every now and again, could use with being dropped.
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