Super great! Awesome start to the series! Can't wait to began the second!
I thoroughly enjoyed this, though it took me like an hour to get into it.
thought that the series was fantastic to listen to. I don't usually like books that jump characters like these do, but it works well because you get views from different sides in each book
I'm posting this after finishing the series. Overall this is great series. the first and last book are leaps ahead of the other two. The second book is fairly slow. you have to stick with the series to get to the great ending.
I will leave a good warning for this series though. It uses sex and rape as driving forces throughout almost the entire series. it is at times off putting and frankly unnecessary. if you dont wish to deal with a sex scene or obscene visual every 2-3 chapters I would give this series a hard pass.
the magic is captivating and continuous evolves in the story. this is the main draw I had to the story. the author keeps the wonder around the mechanics of warding going all the way until the end of the book. couple this with imaginative fight scenes and Peter Brett had earned himself "boundless honor" in the pages of these stories.
The way demons are honed into every aspect of human life was thoughtfully done and blends so seamlessly that the reader doesnt doubt the believably of page they inhabit. You'll wonder how you can like a pack of monster that eat humans so much.
I would reccomend this book for anyone that enjoy stories that involve massive world creation. other than the amount sex added in this book would be 5/5.
Good book enjoyed it enough to move onto the rest of series.
Once it gets going I couldn’t stop listening, immediately started downloading book two!
A great setup for the first book of the series. Can’t wait to hear the next book
started a bit slow. got good real quick.
Didn’t know quite what to expect but was an excellent book to listen to. Would recommend it to others
IThe way the narrator depicts the different dialects, along with the way the author integrates turns of phrase, both feel very natural and build extra dimension to the peoples of this unfortunate world. An interesting listen that really had me guessing what was going to happen and wondering all day about how it would all tie together in the end.
I was surprized at how much this book captivated my imagination! I'm going to need more credits to listen to the other books.
This book started out slowly but was still an interesting read. The narrator was good but had some oddly pronounced words.
This book is like the Great Wall meets the Immortals very non stop action and fantasy some slow sections, listen attentively new characters are presented in every chapter Onto the second book.
excellent series. narrator is great
Great book. Started out a little cheesy for me, but as the story continues it really pulls you into the world.
Kinda reminds me of the Witcher. Very good book can’t wait to read the next
There are potential subjects that are presented that could be offensive or emotionally difficult to hear. The topics are inferred and the attitudes of some of the subjects are treated with little regard. I see them as setting the stage and tone of society they live in. But it can be harsh.
Having said that over all I enjoyed the book. There are three characters that we follow starting in their youth. Their growth good and bad is the foundation for when they eventually come together. The 4th “character” would be the demons that terrorize the world. There is no swearing but sex if talked about and violence is throughout.
This whole series is great! I found myself thinking about the characters and story after I had finished it. I have gone back and listened to it many times as a result. Peter Bradbury is an awesome narrator. I felt as though I was listening to a separate actor for each character, not a single narrator.
Enjoys this work. Good story. Good narrator. A not so Young Adult fantasy. It's good. It is.
It took a while to get hooked but I was pleasantly surprised and will continue the series as the author recommends on his website. Excited to see what happens next!
Enjoyed it but it does take an hour to get into it as others have said
Amazing read. I really enjoyed the progression of the characters. The narrator was excellent.
Awesome fiction book!!!
This book and the series is excellent. The narrator does a great job with the characters and his voice inflection is done well. I’m hooked into this authors books.
Narrator brings the dialog between characters to life! Well done!!! 5 out of 5 stars!!!
The story was slow to start but gave a great feel for the world the characters lived it. The action was great when it happened and ended in a super final battle that was fun and exciting. I liked the book. I recommend it to fantasy readers and those that like rediscovery of lost arts and science.
I’m on the second book. It’s a great series. The author has created his own world. Interesting characters, history, language, and customs.
For randomly finding this in a V.I.P selection i was blown away with the writing and the narrator.
Fantastic story line not your standard that I am used to from some many of the fantasy series. I hope the next books continue to as entertaining. Excellent narration too.
Everything the summary promised. I enjoyed this book very much. Looking forward to the second book !
enjoying the series
good reading enjoyed
Great story. I'll definitely continue the saga.
slow starter but overall a great read
Takes awhile to get into it. Could use less carnage and more interesting dialogue in the beginning. Other than that it was inventive and intriguing. Loved the characters.
Would love to here more.
Ok than I find out it’s a series! Yah!
WELL DARN, I have been hopelessly hooked into another wonderfull series! We only think they are being kind with free offerings and "gifts".
good read great listen
I got this free on my VIP rewards was not to sure about it. but it really turned out to be a great book im on the 2nd book now and Im going to finish the series. I would also like to see these books turned into a tv series. the narrator is ok also but wish he did alitte more with the voices.
one of my most novice reads ever. the author needs to update his vocabulary. this book was written by a kid who thinks he's an adult and also thinks conversations should end with someone spitting on the floor.