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Valour

The Fallen and the Faithful, Book 2
Narrated by: Damian Lynch
Series: The Faithful and the Fallen, Book 2
Length: 23 hrs and 44 mins
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The Banished Lands are torn by war as the army of High King Nathair sweeps the realm, challenging all who oppose his holy crusade. Allied with the manipulative Queen Rhin of Cambren, there are few who can stand against him. But Rhin is playing her own games and has her eyes on a far greater prize....

Left for dead - her kin have fled, and her country is overrun with enemies - Cywen fights to survive. But any chance of escape is futile once Nathair and his disquieting advisor, Calidus, realize who she is. They have no intention of letting such a prize slip from their grasp. For she may be their one chance at killing the biggest threat to their power.

Meanwhile the young warrior Corban flees from his conquered homeland with his exiled companions, heading for the only place that may offer them sanctuary. But to get there they must travel through Cambren, avoiding warbands, giants, and the vicious wolven of the mountains. And all the while Corban struggles to become the man everyone believes him to be - the Bright Star and saviour of the Banished Lands.

Embroiled in struggles for power and survival, the mortal world is unaware of the greatest threat of all. In the Otherworld dark forces scheme to bring a host of the Fallen into the world of flesh to end the war with the Faithful once and for all.

©2014 John Gwynne (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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  • Ian C Dando
  • 31-08-2015

Absolutely stunning!

I thought the first instalment was excellent - this surpassed it. Great narration, fabulous story and a wonderful development of the characters. I have book three downloaded and I can't wait to listen to it!

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  • MrTwo
  • 27-08-2015

superb

love the reader, gets the feelings and voices perfectly correct. great story which grabs you, can't wait for tomorrow to start the next book.

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  • Damion Foncette
  • 27-07-2015

Epic!


This is just as good as the first book.

I can't wait to get stuck in book three!

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  • cat simpson
  • 07-07-2015

Great swords and sorcery tale

Very well performed, different accents help distinguish between the many different characters.
The storyline is somewhat predictable as you'd expect in this kind of novel but the pace keeps it interesting.

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  • D Wade
  • 30-06-2015

The story continues and what a story it is too.

What an excellent Read (listen). A steady boil throughout. Simply great writing and narration. Cannot wait for book three.
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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-08-2019

Betrayal and Plots

After Book 1 Malice, Valour picks up the adrenaline rush of what's happening to each of the characters, introducing some new personalities as a rollercoaster of betrayal occurs. A fantastic weaving of characters, plots and betrayal with a suitable ending to start book 3.

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  • Poppey
  • 23-06-2019

Dark

I purchased this book as, although I enjoyed Book 1, I was doubtful I would follow the whole series. Wrong! I found the number of different characters a little hard to follow, especially when the names seemed to be cut short by the narrator sometimes.

Book 2 sees us get more into the characters, those that are left alive that is. Dun Carreg has fallen and Corban flees with a rag tag group. He has been told the truth by his mother and Gar, but cannot comprehend what his destiny may be.

Veredis, Shield to King Nathair, is proving as evil as his king, while trying to deny it to himself and is one of my least favourite at the moment

We lose a lot of characters in this book, while new ones take their place, so there is no lag. Battles are fast and furious.

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  • Matt
  • 11-02-2019

gets better

1st book was a slow build but worth it. The 2nd takes off from the start. Now heavily invested in the key characters ..

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  • Mr. C. Horsfall
  • 13-01-2019

Never ending violence

Although I loved the story, and the performance was great, I am becoming numb to the blood spurted. and arms torn off etc which never seemed to stop for more than 1 minute at any time throughout. Maybe a little more bit of just story telling would make the violent bits a bit more shocking?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-11-2018

amazing books

great books all four are a great story completely suck you in to this world books which I can read again and again and never be bored