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Publisher's Summary

An apprentice sorceress is dragged into a vicious quest across an endless sky in this Star Wars-inspired space fantasy.

The Axiom Diamond is a mythical relic, with the power to show its bearer any truth they desire. Men have sought for it across many continents for centuries but in vain. When trainee sorceress Aimee de Laurent's first ever portal-casting goes awry, she and her mentor are thrown into the race to find the gem, on the skyship Elysium. Opposing them are the infamous magic-wielding knights of the Eternal Order and their ruthless commander, Lord Azrael, who will destroy everything in their path....

©2017 Jospeh Brassey (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Fast paced and entertaining

A fun, entertaining story that reminded me a lot of a jrpg and/or on of those novels set in game worlds… the good ones. I didn't find many twists or turns, or anything that really shocked or surprised me. It was a little light on with depth of character but even with that I was given just enough action and story to keep it interesting and moving at a good pace.


For the audio fans: Where Penelope Rawlins does a good job of narrating the work and suited the protagonist’s voice very well, I would have preferred her to not put on the character voices and just read the story straight. I don't believe they added anything to the experience  and I feel she had enough character in her natural reading voice to pull this off without them, which is rare.


Cover art: No need for a blurb this is very much you get what you see which is something I look for in a good cover. It’s not normally the type of cover that attracts me but I couldn't look away, it kept catching my eye and begging me to read it. Kudos to the artist, Ignacio Lazcano on all counts.


In short: a good book to pick up in between tomes, although a little predictable it's a fast paced and enjoyable read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-04-2018

fine

I bounced off this about half way through. I can't say it's particularly awful but it's a bit borring. it's a shame because there are lots of neat ideas inside. Space magic, magic knights, portal jumping space ship things. I honestly wanted to love this book but just couldn't. Sorry.

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  • Chris Vernon
  • 25-07-2018

Unbelievably boring and unbelievable characters.

The Narrator just simply grates on my nerves. But that is simply my personal preference.

I am a huge fan of Authors & Dragons, so bought this book solely in deference for the wit and personality shown on the podcast. Hoping his writing would show those facets also.
At first the story showed a rich world and interesting heroine. But soon over worded descriptions, imprecise character directions left the audible feeling like off keyed notes and jarring distractions preventing me from being engrossed in the story.

I main plot structure shows potential. But a major, if not complete rewrite required to take this book from subpar to professional.

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