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Rules of Ascension Audiobook

Rules of Ascension: Winds of the Forelands, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

David B. Coe, winner of the William L. Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy Series for the LonTobyn Chronicle, continues his rise to the top rank of fantasy writers with Rules of Ascension, the first novel of an exciting new epic fantasy quartet, Winds of the Forelands.

For centuries the Forelands were disputed by several tribes. Then came the magically gifted Qirsi - physically no match for their foes, but capable of mindsight, creating and controlling mists and fire, and bending solid matter to their purpose. After a Qirsi traitor betrayed his race to save himself, the Qirsi were defeated and dispersed among the seven realms of the Forelands. Those specially endowed Qirsi capable of multiple powers, the Weavers, were all put to death.

For centuries the Forelands enjoyed relative peace. But when Tavis, the heir to the Kingdom of Curgh, is wrongfully blamed for the murder of a noble, the accusation sets in motion a series of events culminating in civil war. The ensuing chaos topples the throne in Eibithar and threatens to rain chaos on all the realms of the Forelands. Tavis, thrust into the center of deadly controversy and stripped of the protection of his family's nobility, turns to the Qirsi, his last remaining hope for redemption.

But another Qirsi traitor, secretly fomenting fear and mistrust among the Dukedoms, seeks to destroy Tavis. Tavis must survive long enough to clear his name and save an entire kingdom.

A powerful, compelling tale set in an unforgettable land, Rules of Ascension will capture your heart and fire your imagination.

©2002 David B. Coe (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    CeNedra Red 18/09/2016
    CeNedra Red 18/09/2016

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    "Dreadful Narrator!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rules of Ascension to be better than the print version?

    No most definitely not. I have read the printed version several times over the years, and hoped that the audio version would be as good. As with so many of my favorite books, this one has been ruined by a terrible narrator


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Grinsa. Though I couldn't stand to listen long enough for him to enter the story, I remember him from the printed version.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Have someone else narrate the book. Alpha Trivette was absolutely awful.


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

    In the printed version again, yes there were several


    Any additional comments?

    I seem doom to have many of my favorite books available in audio book format, only to have them narrated by people who should not be allowed near a book. This is yet another favorite, ruined by a dreadful narrator. Guess I'll just have to go back to the printed version. :-(( :-((

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Maela D. Miller
    30/03/13
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    "Very good"
    Any additional comments?

    The story and narrator are both very good. Grabs your attention pretty quickly. Audible lists book 5 of the series but where are books 2-4?? Disappointing that I can't continue the story.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • chris
    08/06/16
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    "Gripping story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    David Coe has done a great job creating a new world with interesting people.


    What does Alpha Trivette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator is excellent. He changes tones and inflection for each character.


    Any additional comments?

    The book ends rather abruptly. We had to start book 2 immediately!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ronald
    Long Beach, CA, United States
    21/12/15
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    "Good stories still depend on good narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rules of Ascension to be better than the print version?

    No. I think in this case my inner voice would be much better for this book than the narrator. Unfortunately, this narrator sounds like he is telling the story to his 10 year old son.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Though in the beginning he is hard to like, Tavis, due to his circumstances and the charges against him, is on the way to becoming a hero.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Alpha Trivette’s performances?

    I'm not sure yet - I really like the story and the author, D.B. Coe. Might be worth struggling through the narration.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    What if you were accused of a horrible crime and you were the only one who knew you were innocent - at least you think you are.


    Any additional comments?

    In a nutshell, I think it's a good story, but it sounds like your weird uncle is reading it to you.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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