Byron V. T. Alexander
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Rogues of Magic: The Complete Trilogy
- Rogues of Magic, Books 1-3
- By: J.T. Williams
- Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
- Length: 29 hrs and 56 mins
Sviska is a man of the shadows, an assassin without any one place to call his own. But in the Far North, he discovers a secret. Magic, long thought lost to the world, is alive. The genocide to destroy every elf, wizard, and sacred being of old is not yet complete. Sviska's masters work the strings of the world and he has been sent for a task he does not even fully understand yet. When at last he feels he has what he has always wanted, darkness falls upon the world.
I couldn’t finish
- By Chris on 26-08-2020
Great story concept fallen short
Just very very immature construction of a story. Formulaic at pouts (not to be unexpected) but no depth to the transitions and characters. Even the blind Bloodhawk knowing that the Ax was glowing seemed “sloppy”. The concept while sound required so much more work. This read like a middling Screenplay rather than Epic Fantasy. I finished the trilogy but fought the urge to give it a miss even through to the end. The Narration was the only somewhat high point. Additionally, the reviews...come on! They are a blow to the credibility of the process, in my opinion.
Legends of Ahn
- King's Dark Tidings, Book 3
- By: Kel Kade
- Narrated by: Nick Podehl
- Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
Rezkin is an elite warrior who aims to restore order in Ashai after Caydean's attack on the King's Tournament transformed former allies and trading partners into enemies. With no army and only a ragtag group of refugees, Rezkin must wrest control of the kingdom from the mad and powerful usurper, who seems bent on destruction, and this may not be the biggest challenge. If he fails, the kingdom will be ripped apart, and Rezkin will have violated Rule 1 - to protect and honor his friends.
- By AliO on 16-12-2017
Transitioned from vibrant story to slow cash cow
Would you try another book written by Kel Kade or narrated by Nick Podehl?
I would read another book written by Kel Kade, and definitely one narrated by Nick Podehl. The story was on a good track and one can easily lose themselves in the myriad of characters.
Has Legends of Ahn put you off other books in this genre?
No. This is my genre.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Nick Podehl?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
I was disappointed. It was like your favourite rock or Indy artist selling out to make money generating pop music. I think an author like Salvatore has made the most of a lingering character with a story to tell, without selling short any chapter in the protagonists life. Same with Rezkin. Figure out how to win the peace without rotting on the throne. Make the characters ongoing struggles enjoyable to the reader. True fans will follow the Rez through the most unbelievable and entertaining of adventures, but don’t string us out in getting to THIS resolution. Robert Jordan did that with “Wheel of Time.” George R. R. did much the same waiting for TV rights, then he brought it to climax. Peter V. Brett extended the trio logo into a 5 book series, but with plenty of dialogue as book 3 was being released. Be creative even as you try to hook a fan base, not just out for bucks.
Any additional comments?
WIthout commentary about planned publishing, I will take the same approach I took with George R. R. and, may he Rest In Peace, Robert Jordan. I will stop buying and not recommend this series until a endpoint is in sight. It served me well in both of those cases. Peter V. Brett kept me on the line as he signalled his intent and therefore I understood when I was expecting resolution, therefore I stayed in the game.