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  • Mage's Blood

  • The Moontide Quartet, Book 1
  • By: David Hair
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 26 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Most of the time the Moontide Bridge lies deep below the sea, but every 12 years the tides sink and the bridge is revealed, its gates open for trade. The Magi are hell-bent on ruling this new world, and for the last two Moontides they have led armies across the bridge on "crusades of conquest". Now, the third Moontide is almost here, and this time the people of the East are ready for a fight... but it is three seemingly ordinary people that will decide the fate of the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth enduring the first half of the book

  • By Amber Martin on 02-01-2019

Worth enduring the first half of the book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-2019

What starts off as a cringe-worthy depictions of archetypal characters and unsubtle references to various contemporary social ills - misogyny, religious extremism, capitalism’s greed, warmongering, etc., becomes a gripping plot with characters that gain nuance. These traits do not endear it to me personally nearly as much as other things if I’ve read - Robin Hobb, George R. Martin, etc - but it was very enjoyable and I’ll be reading the next one.