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Master of Sorrows

The Silent Gods, Book 1
Narrated by: Peter Kenny
Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
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You have heard the story before - of a young boy, orphaned through tragic circumstances, raised by a wise old man, who comes to a fuller knowledge of his magic and uses it to fight the great evil that threatens his world.  

But what if the boy hero and the malevolent, threatening taint were one and the same?  

What if the boy slowly came to realise he was the reincarnation of an evil god? Would he save the world...or destroy it?  

Among the Academy's warrior-thieves, Annev de Breth is an outlier. Unlike his classmates who were stolen as infants from the capital city, Annev was born in the small village of Chaenbalu, was believed to be executed and then unknowingly raised by his parents' killers.  

Seventeen years later, Annev struggles with the burdens of a forbidden magic, a forgotten heritage and a secret deformity. When he is subsequently caught between the warring ideologies of his priestly mentor and the Academy's masters, he must choose between forfeiting his promising future at the Academy and betraying his closest friends. Each decision leads to a deeper dilemma, until Annev finds himself pressed into a quest he does not wish to fulfil.

Will he finally embrace the doctrine of his tutors, murder a stranger and abandon his mentor? Or will he accept the more difficult truth of who he is...and the darker truth of what he may become....

©2019 Justin Travis Call (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-03-2019

Amazing!

Master of Sorrows is a fantastic book that you wouldn’t regret if you listened. Why? The reason I say this is because when you read it your mind will always be on alert. It’s like your mind always with Annev, the soul of this book. When Annev feels happy you would fell happy. If he feels sorrowful, you would feel sorrowful. Let me say this again, Master of Sorrows really is a great book! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE for Master of Sorrows. Now I am so looking forward for the second book in this series to come out.

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  • ScottishYorkshireMan
  • 18-03-2019

A potential Tolkien methinks...

Superb story very sad to have completed it. I hope there is more to come. JTC, award of the audio bookmark to you sir. Mr Kenny, brilliant as always. Great fun to listen to, highly enjoyable story. Thanks chaps.

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  • Jono
  • 09-03-2019

Great Fantasy

This story really drew me in. The characters are well developed and I felt I knew them well enough.

Peter Kenny have a very good performance as usual.

I'm looking forward to more in this series.

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  • Moo
  • 11-04-2019

Great book

It took me about 10 chapters to get into this book, but once I was over that hurdle I absolutely loved it.

Very interesting, captivating and extremely well read by Peter Kenny (in fact the main reason I gave this book a go is because Peter Kenny was narrating).

Can't wait for the next installment.