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An enchantress and a wizard get tangled in the grisly plans of an undead creature. 

Tor Lir, the Nameless One, is unsure what he is. However, he knows he was born to bring balance to the powers of good and evil. 

Forsaking his birthplace and fleeing from suggestions of a dark knowledge he’d rather not discover, he decides to take his fate into his own hands. 

A chance encounter with a dead body, a dangerous beast, and a desirous creature lead him on the path to Paradise, where he senses imbalance. 

Banished from her village and lost in a wicked forest, Citrine makes a deal with a dark creature, but that was before she found Paradise - the legendary land of a friendly giant.

Falling in love with the land, Citrine takes advantage of her time to study the lore of herbs and craft a spell of protection for her mythical beasts.

When darkness creeps into Paradise, bringing the mysterious Nameless One and an omen of death, Citrine realizes the consequences of her actions spell danger for herself, her beasts, and Paradise.

As time runs out, the undead come to life. Citrine faces the ultimate showdown as everything she holds dear is ripped away. 

Will the Nameless One save Paradise or destroy it to welcome an era of peace?

Realm of Beasts is the first of six planned audiobooks in the epic fantasy series: Legend of the Nameless One. 

©2018 Angela J. Ford (P)2018 Angela J. Ford

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There cannot be paradise without an opposite....

This stunning prose took to a world that is filled with wonders that I could only dream of. Citrine had to face her darkest fears after leaving paradise on an adventure.

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  • Montzalee W
  • 11-11-2018

Confusing in spots, picks up near the end

Realm of Beasts by Angela Ford and narrated by Tucker McDougall is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary.
I am an avid reader and audible listener, fantasy and science fiction are my two favorite genres but this book has me confused for most of the first half. It started to make some sense by the last half of the book. I am giving the book a 3 star because it had all sorts of interesting characters. I had no bond with any character, there was no twists or turns I could make out, but there was some world building that was interesting, and unique creatures.
The narration was good but over the top when it was performing small animals. It just sounded silly.

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  • CB
  • 18-12-2020

Read It: If You Want a Basic Fantasy World Setting

TW: minor inferences to what happens in the end

Going into this story, I had great expectations for a wonderful fantasy world filled with fantastical beings. Ford didn't fail to deliver on that, but everything else was...not so good.

Because of friendly giants, talking animals, and the like, I would recommend this story to pre-teens and teens getting into the fantasy genre EXCEPT that it becomes weirdly sexually charged when set in the POV of Tor Lir. Not to mention, it becomes borderline offensive in its description of sex being ONLY copulation and the objectification of a woman's body. Whenever these scenes came up, I couldn't help but physically cringe.

That aside, Realm of Beasts suffers from over description in ALL the wrong places. You don't describe someone's eyes as citrine when a character's NAME is Citrine. It confuses the reader, and many readers don't even realize that citrine is a yellow, orange, or brown quartz (yes, I did have to look it up). It is also further described that this world could be one of many and brings up the possibility of many creators intsead of one; and I found myself questioning what the plot of the story was even about -- two characters that have to defeat a big bad guy, right? But the tale is jerked in so many ways that until the last 5 chapters (where the big boss battle happened), that it's hard to tell what to focus on.

Speaking of the big boss battle happening in the last 5 chapters -- it was SO anticlimactic?! Like why couldn't we spend less time talking about Novoturwoodberry (sp?), and give more focus to Citrine figuring out she needs to control her powers better so she didn't pull a dues ex machina that should have resulted in WAY more damage to her own body?

Also, this story is 100% more about Citrine than it could ever be about Tor Lir. I honestly believe that if he didn't exist, the story would not change (well maybe it might in the last 5 chapters, but he didn't really do anything super noteworthy in terms of "keeping the balance"). I had a hard time figuring where I was at within the story because it starts with Tor Lir for one chapter, continues onto Citrine's POV for 20, then they're both together for the rest of the book. There was no real clear POV switch either, so I had to rewind.

And about Tor Lir and Citrine together? I think if they end up together I will riot because their personalities are not compatible at all. Both of them are honestly horrible people that I would not want to associate with. This is my biggest complaint. There was no real emotional connection that could be formed with these two. I disliked the both of them.

If you don't care about any of this nitpicky stuff, then I assume you'll enjoy Realm of Beasts! It's good for a "I have nothing to read" sort of mood. For me, I couldn't get behind it. I do like McDougall's voice, but it sounded so professional and emotionless when narrating, and then so dungeons and dragons when voicing the characters. It was just as jarring as the story and I just couldn't get immersed.

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  • readwritegrow
  • 10-08-2020

Good story

This was definitely a story full of fantastical creatures, otherworldly races, action and a hint of a budding romance. I’m not sure if the narrator is a bit dry or if it was the book itself. I enjoyed it and was happy to finish the book, but I wasn’t enraptured by it. For the majority of the book the chapters jump to diff POVs so it was hard to get really drawn in. Eventually all the characters meet up and it’s one story which was more interesting.

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  • trufriends
  • 23-07-2020

enjoyed

I enjoyed getting lost in this adventure and look forward to more. Looking forward to listening to the next book.

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  • Luv2Read
  • 08-07-2020

Enjoyable Audio

I enjoyed this dark tale of mystical creatures and how they were affected through the choices of others. The narrator use different tones along with inflections to keep the reader’s interest.
If you’re a fan of fantastic beasts and where to find them, you’ll definitely enjoy this series!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-06-2020

Creativity Makes Everything Come Alice!

Aloha Folks!

I love reading Angela J. Ford books 📚 They are descriptive and bring a scene and a magical world to life.Tor Lir, the Nameless One, & Citrine are fantastic! In this book, I also enjoyed the little sub-characters, the animals brought to life. Ford has a way of leaving cliffhangers that often make a person curious about next steps. So much so, they count the days until her next book! We live in a time when we need magic more than ever!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-06-2020

I wanted to love this book

I wanted to love this book. The cover art is gorgeous. The idea of a man with no name but with a humongous destiny. An enchantress dedicating herself to creating a spell of protection over herself and her magical beasts. A great protector over a peaceful land guiding the two together into saving the world. I went into this book expecting glorious creatures and a D&D adventure feel. This is book one in a six-part series.

The creatures when described were really cool but they didn’t really come into play beyond dialogue with the Enchantress Citrine until the climax and the ending. To be fair the creatures were in hiding from the evil that The Nameless One and Citrine were trying to stop.

The writing style made me extremely uncomfortable. I’m okay with mentioning sexual things, for goodness sake I’ve read ACOTAR, but there is a line of objectification and at many points, the author crosses it. I actually stopped the audiobook to double-check that the author was a woman because if it had been a man describing a woman that way I would have DNF’d it right then and there. Since it was a woman I gave it the benefit of doubt of it just being one character's perspective but as the story went on it was obvious it was just her writing style. There were no actual sex scenes in the book but the characters regularly compare them to past “copulations” even when no sexual advances or even flirting has happened. It felt like I was listening to 13-year-old boys playing D&D before they had even seen a woman.

She is extremely descriptive of every little detail but for me, it was too many adjectives that made it feel like someone was describing a movie scene by scene rather than pulling me under into the story. I didn’t feel anything for the characters.

I stopped to read other people's Goodreads reviews to decide if I should finish the book and so many of the reviews were glowing and supportive that I pushed through it but I will not be reading the sequels.

If you are interested in giving this book a chance I do recommend reading the other GoodReads reviews to get encouragement on how this book would be a better fit for you than it was for me.

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  • Katie
  • 13-06-2020

Realm of Beast

The author does a great job creating the characters and the world within this story. Everyone has their secrets, but will some secrets be the downfall of their world? Can she save the world she has grown to love and protect her beast? Ended on a cliffhanger! What does it mean to not have a shadow?

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  • Laura
  • 02-06-2020

Enjoyed the world building

Realm of the Stars, is book 1 of the Legend of the Nameless series.
I listened to the audiobook, which is narrated by Tucker McDougall. I enjoyed the world building and learning about the other worldly beasts as this series is fantasy and sci-fi. The narrator was lacking for me. It was very easy to get confused as to which character he was portraying, Citrine or Tor Lir. I wish there was a bit more of character development. I felt like I couldn’t connect to either character and the narrating of the animals was a bit cheesy. I’m thinking the narrator really affected the story telling for me as I have listened to another audiobook by the author and her writing is fantastic.

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  • LittleE
  • 29-05-2020

High Fantasy Adventure

This was a really good listen! The narration was very, very well done, with each character having their own unique voice. The story has all the flavor of High/Epic fantasy adventure. A couple questionable characters are thrown together to defeat a terrible evil that is invading paradise. There is magic aplenty, and the world building has roots in familiar mythologies, while managing to keep it's own kind of identity. I'm definitely interested in the next book, and I'll for sure want to listen to it, because the narration was great.

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  • kharnynb
  • 24-02-2020

decent story let down by narration quality.

reasonably well written story, if very very slow to start and a tad chaotic at the start, shifting between too many stories.

Narration is where this falls down, the narrator is very consistent in his reading speed and diction, both which are too fast/upbeat and overpronounced, not being helped by a very echoing recording.

the book picks up after about half-way, and becomes quite enjoyable then.

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