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Wonderful storytelling

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 23-04-2019

A skillful piece of story telling with many wonderful word pictures, memorable characters, fully developed world building and a haunting beauty.

The reading performance is excellent. I read the novel a year ago, then listened recently and even though I did remember some of the story, I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the story. In fact, I felt annoyed when people interrupted my listening time!

Epic story that keeps getting better!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-2018

This is fascinating series and very different from my usual choices. I’m very glad I decided to take a chance on the first book and try it.

If you are looking for a pleasant light read, this isn’t for you right now. It’s not a simple, quick or straightforward story, but it is rewarding for those who sometimes like something a bit deeper and enjoy having to analyse and consider their own ethics and universal truths in light of danger and war.

The world building is excellent, the main characters are well developed and pacing is good, for the most part. It is an intriguing mix of adventure, romance, history, science, time travel conundrums and war.


It is satisfactorily well read by Jonathan Davis for all the characters , but it does not include any extra sound effects or people to ‘read’ other parts which could have made this extraordinary.