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Paradise lost...

In the future there is no want, no war, no disease nor ill-timed death. The world is a paradise - and then, in a moment, it ends. The council that controls the Net falls out and goes to war. Everywhere people who have never known a moment of want or pain are left wondering how to survive.  

But scattered across the face of the earth are communities which have returned to the natural life of soil and small farm. In the village of Raven’s Mill, Edmund Talbot, master smith and unassuming historian, finds that all the problems of the world are falling in his lap. Refugees are flooding in, bandits are roaming the woods, and his former lover and his only daughter struggle through the Fallen landscape. Enemies, new and old, gather like jackals around a wounded lion.  

But what the jackals do not know is that while old he may be, this lion is far from death. And hidden in the past is a mystery that has waited until this time to be revealed. You cross Edmund Talbot at your peril, for a smith is not all he once was....

©2003 John Ringo (P)2020 Recorded Books

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  • Emerson
  • 10-07-2020

A Disappointing Reprise

"There Will Be Dragons" is one of my favorite books, and the first audiobook I owned thanks to the CD that was packaged with the original hardcover release. In comparison, Tim Fannon's performance is lacking when compared to the original narrator. He inconsistently mispronounces the names, and the prospect of listening to him butcher "Daneh", "Sheida", and "Ghorbani" for the whole book are unattractive.

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  • Jonathan Bledsoe
  • 27-08-2020

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if you're going to publish military fiction, get someone to narrate who understands the jargon. please. give loved this series for damn near twenty years and hearing things pronounced wrong or enunciated badly, or inflected limply makes my teeth itch. you can do better. please do.

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  • Benjamin
  • 27-01-2021

Quite an amazing little book

I was skeptical on this book in the first 20 minutes but it captured my attention and I loved it. It has a great collection of lovable characters as well as great villains. It's an excellent study on history and political science as well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-08-2020

John Ringo can write one hell of a story

I read this book years ago, loved it then, Love it now in audio.
Ringo is one of my favorite storytellers. Give this book or any of his books a try, you won’t regret it.

Oh and audible where is the rest of the books in this series?

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  • nathan
  • 09-09-2020

great action, great humor, an awesome plot.

this book will make you laugh get angry feel for the characters and otherwise not want to put it down but what would you expect from this author set in a period somewhat similar to medieval times yet intricate and fun definitely worth the credit.

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  • Pickles
  • 04-03-2021

Almost perfect

This is third on my 5 favorite genra list for advance tech society going back in time somehow. I give it props for adding a fantasy twist to it but bump it down the list for having a little too much sillyness and a certain lack of je ne sais quoi. That certain something is some unidentifiable mixture of character development, ability to draw you in, tactics & old tech development, and more. If you do like this series you should look up a few others on my fav list.

1) SM sterlings the ember verse
2) Olen Thorensens crucible series
3) John Ringo the council wars
4) Eric Flint and David Webber the Ring of fire
5) David Weber safe hold series

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  • norah
  • 09-03-2021

Don't set your expectations too high.

It's not a bad little adventure but there are frequent terrible mispronunciations and moments of truly abject stupidity, from the author, not the characters, usually in the form of sweeping generalizations and over simplifications, an amount of gender essentialism that I find hilarious but many will be downright offended by.

I'll finish this book but I won't continue with anything else by this author.

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  • matthew
  • 30-08-2020

Cool premise, good story, hopefully we get an end

Thought it was good overall and that if you liked any of Ringo's other series you will like this one too. I will say that the politics is laid on a bit lighter generally because of the setting, but the notions of freedom, capitalism, and the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are all there.

The basic premise of the story is that the things that allow a very privileged people to live lives of sloth and luxury go away, which leaves them fumbling in a world of scarcity and competition, and only those willing to put in work will survive.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-08-2020

One of my favorites

I love all of your books and I hope you will finish this series because you have me hooked 👍

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  • Marcopolo
  • 09-07-2020

Excellent Story

Another wonderful story by John Ringo! The characters are excellent and relatable. The plot is interesting and diverse. The narration is on point. Always leaves you wanting more, it’s so good!

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  • kian
  • 07-11-2020

Good overall

I didn't have any problems with the narration but I found most of the book to be slow and boring. The beginning was interesting and the end but majority of the book is about the young apprentices going through their education.

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