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- By: Trudi Canavan
- Narrated by: Grant Cartwright, Hannah Norris
- Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, unearths a sentient book called Vella. Once a young sorcerer-bookbinder, Vella was transformed into a useful tool by one of the greatest sorcerers of history. Since then she has been collecting information, including a vital clue to the disaster Tyen’s world faces.Elsewhere, in an land ruled by priests, Rielle the dyer’s daughter has been taught that to use magic is to steal from the Angels.
- By Colleen2630 on 31-01-2015
Great story let down by a stiff performance.
Not sure if it was the director, or just fresh talent to audiobooks, but the performances lacked a bit of heart, and it seemed like they were very careful to enunciate every word veeeerrrryyyy clearly, which stifles the flow and feel of what is otherwise a fantastic book. Not enough to totally ruin it, but enough to irk. Great story, very stiff performance.