After narrowly escaping Rogue City, Ben travels north into the Deschutes Territory in hopes of finding sanctuary, if only for a little while. His respite is brief and his hunters are persistent. Within a few days he's on the run again.
Ben must negotiate the desert, the underground, and the unknowable perils of magic if he is to recover the Dragon's Codex, the only known book of magic in the world, and his best hope for finding a way to stand against the wyrm.
©2016 David A. Wells (P)2016 Podium Publishing
He's the man, he has one of the best range of character voices I've ever heard. Could listen to him read the phone book, and I've listen to book I normally wouldn't because he's the narrator.
The ending - see below
That was just mean, ending this book the way it did - I was sitting on a train when it ended and got some funny looks when I exclaimed more loudly that I thought nooooo. Now I'm going to have to wait god knows how long for the next book. Would 100% recommend this series, great idea, good characters, and funny.
"good story ...characters need more depth"
the characters feel like they need more information. I don't feel like I know them enough to understand them other them a one line explination.
I enjoy the mix of tech and magic. Characters are great. I highly recommend this book.
Book was good seems like the series could go at longer than one more book
"fighting all the way. I liked it. epic adventure"
I like how this book pulls you along. Frank will get his in the next book. so just close you eyes and picture this world in your minds eye and you find that you don't want it to end. this author makes you feel the story. but to be honest he could have developed the supporting cast better. but the story is all about Ben.
"excellent performance Derek Perkins always great!"
story is great. he does revisit a lot of the themes from his other books but the world is well crafted and detailed.
"Great idea with video game delivery"
I will try another book narrated by Derek Perkins, but I will not purchase anymore of David A. Wells books.
I tried listening to his Thinblade and couldn't find it interesting enough.
His range of voices, his pace of speaking.
It should, and will.
I enjoyed the first book although I felt it was cut off. This book is unbelievable and eye rolling, and by unbelievable I'm not talking in the magic and dragons sense. I'm talking about how the main character can go from bumbling teenager to super hero in what feels like a month. The other characters have no development and they're really dispensable..other than like..maybe 2. MAYBE.
It reads like a video game. The hero gets all the cool gizmos and has to go to dungeon B at the point in time and get helpful object. There is not a lot of explaining and the last part of the book was just silly.
It's a good YA book, and I don't mind those sometimes...but this was just too much. I feel like the author has very good ideas but lacks on the delivery. He should really extend his books, build his characters and spend a little more time making your main characters (in his other series too) not so *perfect*. Make it a little more human.
Anyhow, it's a fun enough book, but don't expect anything great.
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