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Mage's Blood

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: David Hair

Narrated By: Nick Podehl

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: September 2014

Duration: 26 hours 11 minutes

Summary:

Far below the impassable oceans of Urte lies the Leviathan Bridge. Every twelve years, during the Moontide, the enchanted strucure rises from the depths, connecting the advanced magical society of Yuros with the resource-rich lands of Antiopia. Built to facilitate trade between the two continents, the Leviathan Bridge brought wealth and prosperity to both. But two Moontides ago, the Rondian Emperor launched a Crusade of conquest to the East, sending his armies of Magi across the Bridge to plunder Antiopia. A Second Crusade twelve years later cemented a new cycle of war. Now the Third Crusade approaches, during which the Emperor plans to subjugate Antiopia once and for all. But this time the people of the East are ready. With vast forces mobilizing on both sides of the Bridge, the greatest armed conflict of the age is about to begin. But sometimes, even against the backdrop of history-changing events, the actions of individuals can change everything. As the tide of war begins to crest, three very different people—Alaron Mercer, a failed mage in a rebel kingdom; Elena Anborn, a jaded mercenary in the wrong place at the right time; and Ramita Ankesharan, a market-girl about to be plucked from obscurity by the most hated man in the East—may determine the fates of both continents.

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  • Jason H

    Too many characters and titles, of which, the titles sometimes sounded like a character. It was all very confusing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • David B

    The story varies very much in detail level, which makes you phase out sometimes.

  • Fredrik Lindberg

    Good book that kept me interested despite it's many characters (I usually only become fond of a certain character in books, finding reading/listening chapters about other characters tedious, but that wasn't really the case here). The only downside is that even though the book is fast paced and interesting, the amount of different characters made them fight for screen time when it came to character development. Some characters get a lot of it and others barely gets any, but hey, it's just the first book in the series and there is ample opportunity for all the characters to develop properly! I have no complaints regarding the narrator, well read.