Sellsword's Oath

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Gail Z. Martin

Narrated By: Samuel Roukin

Date: January 2020

Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

Buddy flick epic fantasy! The second in the Assassins of Landria series from the award-winning, bestselling author of Scourge: A Novel of Darkhurst, and The Chronicles Of The Necromancer books! Wandering mystic Yefim Makary, known to his followers as the 'Witch Lord', disappeared before he could be accused of inciting dissent against King Kristoph. His supporters among the disenchanted aristocrats who weren't arrested have fled or died by their own hand. The king is happy to put the matter behind him. Yet Burke, the commander of the elite King's Shadows, doesn't believe the threat is over, and he assigns his two most troublesome, rule-breaking-and successful-assassins to ferret out the real threat and put a stop to Makary's plots. Joel "Ridge" Breckinridge and Garrett "Rett" Kennard rose through the ranks of the Landrian army together, from teenaged conscripts to seasoned fighters. Together, they became the most feared team of assassins in Landria, surviving longer that most in their profession by virtue of excellent fighting skills, legendary bravado, peerless strategy, and an uncanny synchronicity. As the threads of a new plot come together revealing disloyalty among the priests and generals, Ridge and Rett once again find themselves on the run, hoping they and their allies can figure out the Witch Lord's latest scheme before it costs them their lives-and the king his throne.

Genres:

  • Susan V.

    Note: While this is Book 2 in the series, it works pretty well as a stand alone novel. It’s a very fun short epic fantasy – and normally I wouldn’t use ‘short’ and ‘epic’ together for a book that’s less than 7 hours to listen to, but this book has a lot of the elements that make up epic fantasy. I love the rich setting and the well planned out rules of magic and culture/society. Ridge and Rhett are a very fun duo. I love their interactions. Obviously, they have a deep friendship and complete trust in one another. They’re great at protecting each other but then also when they interact with others, Ridge and Rhett can see where the other is going with just a look. So they are the perfect detectives for solving this mystery. The one weakness of this tale is the lack of meaningful female characters. In one scene, a female character actually says (paraphrasing), ‘It’s not my place to have an opinion.’ While that line makes sense in the context of the scene, it did make me chuckle a bit because it pretty much sums up the ladies for this book. I would love to see some gender balance in this series. A variety of side characters round out the story like the gruff Burke and the helpful Henri. Edvard the ghost provides useful intel but also a few humorous moments. The Witch King is a worthy adversary. All around, it’s a fun tale. 4/5 stories. The Narration: Samuel Roukin is the perfect narrator for Sellsword’s Oath. He has two great voices – one for Rhett and one for Ridge. I love the gruff nature nature that sits in the background for both characters. It makes them sound mature and serious – as I expect these assassins to be. Roukin also has a bevvy of believable voices for all the other characters, including the ladies. It’s pretty amazing how he can smooth out his voice for the ladies. The pacing was perfect & there were no tech issues with the recording. 5/5 stars. I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Gail Z. Martin. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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