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Paul Douglas

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Little slower paced than previous books in the series.

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Reviewed: 02-01-2020

Still enjoying the character development and overall plot even if this book did feel a little like a filler at times.

Fun action space adventure

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Reviewed: 01-04-2019

This book really surprised me. Initially I thought the American bravado and Southern accent would put me off, but this was wonderfully written and just as wonderfully performed by R.C. Bray who really brought the story to life. Skippy and Joe’s relationship has me cackling away on numerous occasions.

Nice to have a sci-fi that has all the usual elements you want and throws in some clever humour so it doesn’t fall into the common sci-fi trap of taking itself too seriously. Orville anyone?

Good story, but not as good as his others

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Reviewed: 05-08-2018

Brandon is one of my favourite authors and I thoroughly enjoy his books. This book has a unique and interesting magic system, as always with a Sanderson novel, but I felt this story lacked a little ‘something’. Still well worth a read though. Some of the characters went on an interesting journey and there are a few twists and turns to keep things interesting.

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Great fantasy romp

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Reviewed: 21-05-2018

Likeable characters, epic fights of varying scale and it didn’t feel like it outstayed it’s welcome despite being 7 books. Enough new twists to the typical ‘fantasy magic system’ to keep it interesting. Had a great time listening. I would love a follow up book/series to see how the characters have gotten on. Endings to these epic series always seem a little rushed, guess you just want to hang out with the characters a little longer.
Great job David! Excellent narration by Derek as well.

Fascinating look into the human psyche

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Reviewed: 15-01-2017

David's work on both his books and podcast is top notch. Well researched content, 'punchy', entertaining, well laid out and the narrator suits the style. Look forward to listening again.

Good sci fi epic

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Reviewed: 27-08-2016

Great space opera. Characters a little one dimensional at times and a little long in the middle, but all up well worth a read.

An enjoyable journey

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Reviewed: 28-09-2015

Nicely done light fantasy with some great characters. Really enjoyed the journey and finished off nicely.

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Light but enjoyable

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Reviewed: 04-07-2015

Very light fantasy with enough interest in the characters to keep it enjoyable. Good background story for when you're engaged in chores.