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Battlemage Audiobook

Battlemage

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"I can command storms, summon fire and unmake stone. Animals have nothing interesting to say, and no one can see the future because it has not been written," growled Balfruss. "It's dangerous to meddle with things you don't understand. When you fight magic with magic, nothing is certain."

Balfruss is a battlemage, one of a vanishing breed, sworn to fight and die for a country that fears and despises him.

Vargus is a soldier, and while mages shoot lightning from the walls of his city, he's down in the frontlines getting blood on his blade.

Talandra is a princess and her father's spymaster, but the war may force her to take up a greater responsibility and make the greatest sacrifice of all.

Known for their unpredictable, dangerous power, society has left battlemages untrained and shunned. But when a force unlike anything ever imagined attacks their home, the few remaining magic users must go to war - to save those who fear them most and herald in a new age of peace built upon the corpses of their enemies.

©2015 Stephen Aryan (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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    Richard 08/09/2016
    Richard 08/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Superbly narrated"

    What an AMAZING book. Highly recommend it. Narrated so so well. Looking forward to Blood Mage now...

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Espesethc 24/03/2016
    Espesethc 24/03/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Very gritty magic"

    Good book, amazing voice actor. Maybe a bit of gore glorification, but I get why. Imparts the brutality of war and magic well.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron 19/09/2016
    Aaron 19/09/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Had its moments, but a little bland."

    Firstly the narration was quite good, a little monotone at times, but didn't detract from the story.

    Story was ok, but there was really only a few moments when something actually happened. Instead I had to listen to what I assume is setup for the next book. The problem with this is that only a couple of characters are interesting because they are the only ones really involved in any action.

    I just felt like the author had an idea for a good ending and the whole book was just about getting there, with very little happening in between.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the best magic books i've read."

    The magic system and intrigue in this book is the best i've seen in any series. Very enjoyable looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 19/11/2016
    Lisa 19/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "A good tale"

    This is a good story that keeps you interested and wanting for more. It's well read. I personally wish there'd been a bit more 'magic' as I enjoy that aspect of good defeats evil with panache!

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    sam 15/11/2016
    sam 15/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    I loved it, audible is a great piece of software and I will be returning to it shortly

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    Graham 12/11/2016
    Graham 12/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Ok but Disjointed"
    Where does Battlemage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's OK overall, but disjointed eg big buildup to a battle and when it starts there have already been 3 attacks and the characters are exhausted, the villains are really bad but turn out weak? And what's going on with the Vargus character?


    Would you recommend Battlemage to your friends? Why or why not?

    I'm not sure I would, the book's premise is good, but it's almost as if the author wrote the scenes separately then placed them together. Tying the end threads is really poor and yet part OK. Aargh!


    What does Matt Addis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Really good narration, brings a lot to the story


    Any additional comments?

    The rest of the series may turn out to be terrific? The first volume could have been

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A 11/11/2016
    A 11/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Good but could be better"

    The story on the whole is quite good but could have been written better. language can be crude at times and is written in contemporary English.

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  • Nikki Chenard
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    27/06/16
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    "I hung on every word. . ."

    As an avid audio book listener and lover of the epic fantasy genre, it's not often I find a gem like this book. Not only was the tale enthralling, but it was well put together, the characters were amazing, and it was action packed, thrilling, with a side of sexy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Douglas E. Noll
    25/11/15
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    "So what?"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Create a point to it all. It is boring because I just don't care about the characters or what happens to them.


    Any additional comments?

    Long and tedious. Can't recommend.

    1 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • G. Bishop
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    02/10/15
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    "Outstating :)"
    If you could sum up Battlemage in three words, what would they be?

    Magic andddddd Fireball (Clan wars) blah blah blah


    What other book might you compare Battlemage to and why?

    Don't know


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end with the epic battle


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Lose of friends


    Any additional comments?

    0 of 18 people found this review helpful

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