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"Voice of War is a perfect blend of magic, family, and chaos that will leave you begging for the next installment. Fans of Brandon Sanderson will love this."

While preparing for the birth of his first child, Chrys Valerian is tasked with uncovering the group responsible for a series of missing threadweavers - those able to see and manipulate threadlight. With each failure, the dark voice in his head that began during the war grows louder, begging to be released.

A young girl from a secret city in the center of the Fairenwild, veers off course to explore the streets of Alchea. She never expected that her journey would end in chains.

Far in the deserts to the south, a young man's life changes after he dies.

When Chrys learns who is responsible for the missing threadweavers, they come for him and his family. He must do everything in his power to protect those he loves, even if it means trusting strangers or, worse, the dark voice in his mind.

Together, their lives will change the world - whether they intend to or not.

©2020 Zack Argyle (P)2020 Zack Argyle

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  • Angie
  • 22-12-2020

Already craving the next book!

Simply amazing, he draws you in with wonderful character development and keeps you locked in with skillfully interwoven storylines. Somehow introduces several characters without any of them feeling shallow or without purpose. Great read!!

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  • Shawna
  • 20-10-2020

Great!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a great book and I loved the characters. The writing was well done and the characters were well developed. It was a unique mystery-type magic book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The narrator was really good at capturing the characters and bringing everything to life for me

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  • S.A. Klopfenstein
  • 28-09-2020

Great fantasy for fans of Sanderson

I really enjoyed this book! Argyle draws from Sanderson-style magic systems, but manages to make it all his own with Threadlight. The characters are intriguing and complex. The plot unravels much like a mystery novel, the mystery surrounding a band of blood thieves who are stealing magic for an unknown purpose, ending with an explosive climax that brings the plot lines of multiple POV characters together in a surprising and satisfying way. Can't wait for the next installment!

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  • anne-v
  • 20-09-2020

WOW. This will be a movie someday.

INSANELY INCREDIBLE NARRATION. Flawless. Perfection. Spot on. THIS is how a book should be narrated. The narrations adds a vibe to the story that just belongs there. One of my top three narrators ever.

The story: Great characters and character development. We've got walled cities, fey forests, and Ewok-village-style cities. Magic, but more interesting. The magic is being connected by threads to everything and they have the ability to manipulate these connections. The people fall into one of three categories: achromic brown eyes (no special abilities), emerald eyes (thread-weaving pullers), or sapphire eyes (thread-weaving pushers). You're either born with abilities or you aren't... until someone starts messing with nature and then we get amber and obsidian, which threatens to end it all. And all the while through this really cool, unique story is the most brilliant narration bringing it all to life.

There are so many places to go after book 1, I can't even imagine where book 2 will take us. (I SURE hope there's a book 2!!)
I was provided this book in exchange for an honest rating - but I would absolutely buy this book and will buy the sequels!


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  • Kent C. Dodds
  • 06-09-2020

A gripping and original tail and world

I enjoy Brandon Sanderson and there were times I was listening to this that I forgot this wasn't written by my favorite author. The characters are relatable and the world feels real. I'm eager to listen to the second.

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  • Faith D
  • 22-02-2021

Great adventure fantasy

I enjoyed this audio so much! Chrys is such a realistic hero. He is strong and kind, faithful and trustworthy, yet he is aware of his weaknesses and failures. He puts is wife and son above all which may turn out to be a good or bad thing for himself. There is deceit, mystery, intrigue all woven together into a wonderful adventure. I wasn't sure when I chose this audiobook but I am so glad I did. I was devastated when I got to the end of the book only to find that it was not the end of the story. My book budget won't allow me to continue the series. I'm so sad!

The narrator, Adam Gold, was awesome! I'll be watching for that name when I choose audio books!

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  • Lukasz
  • 27-12-2020

A brilliant narrator makes the story even stronger

Voice of War does most of the things right and keeps the stakes high throughout the narrative. Magic users, known as Threadweavers, disappear. Chrys Valerian tries to uncover the truth behind it, and he doesn’t like the answers he gets. Not only does he have to fight for the safety of his family, but he also has to deal with his inner demons. Add a disturbing prophecy about his child to the mix, and you'll understand his tense mental state.
The story follows three POV characters. The author adds one of them later in the story, and I’m not sure if it works well. Happily, Chrys, with his distinct voice, fast-paced and exciting arc, makes up for it. The second one, Laurel, didn’t win me over. I can’t say I’m a fan of feisty sixteen-year-old girls. Those who are, though, will easily relate to her.

Fans of cool magic systems will find plenty to enjoy here - Threadwavers can push or pull on threads of light associated with people and objects, and the extent of their abilities depends on the color of their eyes. The system feels consistent, exciting, and well thought out.

Argyle uses simple, streamlined prose that’s easy to follow and invisible most of the time. He doesn’t try to impress readers with stylistic skill; he has the story to tell and tells it using simple (but not simplistic) language.

While VoW doesn’t break new ground, it's enjoyable throughout. Also, the audiobook’s narrator does a stellar job to bring the story to life. So, if you have a dilemma about which format to pick, pick audio. It's great.

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