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Unexpected and Unusual

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-05-2020

This story almost immediately goes out of its way to do the unexpected seemingly be design, which while interesting will definitely be off-putting for some. It's a primarily action driven adventure that doesn't dwell too much on the characters as people so much as pawns on the chessboard of the building world events and slowly revealed backdrop.

The Slow Descent into Madness

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-2020

From a heartfelt beginning we delve right into an interesting world featuring an OP main character with some base building to do and some poor saps lives to set to rights. It's not too long after this though, that things take a decidedly dark turn and little reminders throughout constantly bring the dark and unfair world within into sharp relief with a cast of characters that mostly echo that. All in all a great story with fabulous narration, but was certainly not expecting the turns that the story takes from the book description or the few reviews I came across.

A beautiful and character driven adventure

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-2020

There is a fantastic story here as we follow the trials and tribulations of two vastly different characters that become captivated with one another. Seeing similar events from the differing perspectives is insightful and the story had my attention from beginning to end. Highly Recommended.

Intriguing if not beguiling

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-2020

There's a really interesting and well thought out story here that moves along gradually and never lulls for long in things to see and do (and that's exceptional considering the length of this one). With its twists and turns it is also a lot less of what one would think from a vampire tale > there's no werewolf threat or covens to thwart here.

There is an analytical nature to the telling though in it's diary style that while different, adds some distance from what the characters are experiencing and makes it a little harder to really feel for their losses and victories.

Rough

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-2020

Be prepared is the best advice approaching this one. Made it through a couple hours, but it is real rough. Like really really rough.. I've seen from the reviews that this series apparently gets better as it goes, so I may return to this one and update this review.. but right now, just could not finish.

Sharing a Backpack with a Dragon

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

Reviewed: 09-12-2019

After a lot of the hints of what was to come from the first book, this edition ignores almost all of them and instead follows char as she goes on a journey of self discovery. Neill's presence feels like an afterthought at best, at one point literally being left behind in a tree while char and her dragon continue the story.. I couldn't quite shake the distraction. All in all though, a good story fantastically narrated.

Strangely Filling

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-2019

There's an odd pace in this book that was often jarring, as it seems to pendulum between action and downtime, the latter though is sometimes extremely dry and I needed to skip ahead (I'm looking at you what I'm assuming is an accurate account of weapon making). All in all there's an interesting if not drawn out story here that is narrated well but that definitely ends far too soon.. strangely enough. Here's hoping that another edition is on the horizon, as I just noticed that this one is from just about 4 years ago as of this review. Fingers crossed we get to see what happens next soon.

What Truly Makes a Hero?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-10-2019

This one is a great example of not paying attention to the cover, I had envisioned something wholly different than what awaited within. The narration from Jeff is spectacular as always and while the story takes some odd side alleys at times, I found the story engaging throughout as our main character comes to grips with a horrific past and faces the question.. can he really be a hero?

Amazing World & Characters

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-2019

While this series borrows from myth and legend, it spins an intriguing yarn with engaging characters that feel real in a world that had my attention caught from beginning to end. Amazing narration from Tess. Highly Recommended.

All of the Highs and Lows

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-2019

I don't think I have laughed or cried more in all the books I have listened to or read, an amazing trilogy that I have listened to multiple times from beginning to end and the narration is exquisite.

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