In a world where magic, technology, and nature have merged, the few who can control Runes hold dominance over all of creation. All believe that Aleksi, a 16-year-old orphan, was blessed to be born with a Rune embedded in his palm, but that's only because they don't know the truth - Aleksi's Rune is so powerful it's killing him.
Asura, a brutal emperor who uses Runes to conquer entire continents, will stop at nothing to kill Aleksi and claim the boy's power for his own. With Aleksi's Rune burning its way through his body and assassins hunting his every step, his survival depends on discerning ally from enemy and learning to tame the competing forces of light and dark within.
With the burden of his rune haunting his days and the prophetic whispers of a young captive priestess illuminating his nights, Aleksi will be able to unravel the mysteries of his past, rescue the girl in his dreams, and challenge the most powerful warlord the world has ever known only if the one thing keeping him alive - his Rune - does not kill him first.
©2016 Jamison Stone (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
"Decent book, even though a bit clichéd"
I was initially turned off to the whole "one man fulfills his destiny in the fight against good and evil" vibe. The first couple paragraphs read like a list of fantasy tropes. The book is extremely theatrical and nobody speaks like an actual human being. However, I eventually got into the story and got past the dramatic presentation. The narrator slurps while speaking, which is a bit distracting, but he puts emotion behind all of the characters. Make sure to listen to the sample to see if this book is for you.
"slow start but sets the series up well"
It started and pretty much stay slow but the author seems to be setting up the characters and series up well. looking forward to the next book to see how well the storyline goes from here.
What a fabulous new author! I absolutely loved this book. The only disappointment is that I have to wait for the next book to be written. I want it now!
In the future, expect we'll see even great things from Jamison Stone.
"Too much background information"
This book is long winded as the author tries to explain things with as many words as possible. Its boring to listen to and has no
I stopped listening at the 4 chapter because it is all the same. By the 4th chapter, not one of the characters are ever developed to a point that I start to car.
The narrator is constantly sounding excited and is going through the book at a record pace. It becomes like watching a NASCAR race. It seems exciting, but then you realize its just driving in circles. Then you start drinking and hear the cars as white noise in the background.
In all, too much background information on ultimately useless things with a narrator that tried to make it exciting.
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