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The Immortal Crown Audiobook

The Immortal Crown: Saga of Kings, Book One

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Publisher's Summary

From acclaimed director and producer Kieth Merrill comes an epic, high fantasy saga and the quest to fulfill a prophecy.

A thousand years ago, the Navigator crossed the great deep in ships lit with 16 stones touched by Oum'ilah, the God of Gods. Over time the stones were scattered, and a prophecy arose declaring that a "child of no man" would gather them again, obtain immortality, and reign forever as god and king of Candelarr. Two religious groups have sprung up around the prophecy, each with its own champion.

The sorceress of the cult of she-dragon has chosen Drakkor, a warrior and mercenary. After surviving a series of rigorous tests to prove his worth, he is given one of the stones and begins his quest to fulfill the prophecy. He swears to return all 16 stones to the sorceress, but the truth is he will let nothing stop him from claiming immortality for himself.

The Oracle of Oum'ilah has placed his faith in Ashar, a young postulant studying the Way of the Navigator on the Mountain of God. But when Ashar discovers he is a direct descendant of the Navigator himself, the Oracle reveals that it is his destiny to fulfill the prophecy and reunite the 16 stones for good. But he must hurry before Drakkor claims the stones and corrupts them.

Meanwhile, miles away, a slave named Ereon Qhuin dreams of freedom. Abandoned at birth, his only possession is a strange stone that his mentor, the blacksmith Rusthammer, promises is the key to Qhuin's destiny and freedom.

A mercenary, a postulant, and a slave - which one is truly the child of prophecy?

©2016 Kieth W. Merrill (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • tom
    United States
    22/04/17
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    "this sucks"

    I'll keep this simple of the hundreds of books I've listened to this is by far the worst. It's just a massive info dump of several people shuffled together like a stack of cards. It's long winded tedious and frustrating. It's a giant book of prologue. the only good is Reynolds but for all of his excellence not even he could save this story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bob
    15/08/16
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    "just kept reading"

    all the way believe that the story started slowly. I was intrigued as it went along and now I'm anxious to read the following books

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Fransmom
    Amityville NY USA
    13/10/16
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    "Good story. Ended abrupt."

    The story concept was interesting. Narration by the T. J. Reynolds was superb as usual. I had to rewind many times to keep track of the different characters. Even though I know this is the first installment of the series, it ended abruptly, just when you got all the back stories of the main characters. I will however, listen to the following books when available.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • John Canuette
    22/04/17
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    "All Together Good"

    As usual Tim Gerard Reynolds brought the characters to life flawlessly keeping the story flowing even at it's slower moments. The story was good if not a little slow from time to time, definitely one of the better books I've found on audible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Adrien
    29/11/16
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    "Game of Thrones.. No story, all character building"

    This may eventually be a good series in about 10 more books after all the characters are finally introduced. Entertaining, but better to help you sleep.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Bianca
    26/08/16
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    "VERY SLOW READ"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I really thought that people were exaggerating or semi joking about what a slow book this is but turns out they were dead on. Its a shame because it seems like it would be a great story. This left me feeling like this story should have been shortened into a chapter as the intro to the epic style fantasy that I was expecting because the amount of story actually covered versus the amount of time this book took was absurd. I really wanted to like this book because the story seems like it would be an intriguing one but when you're 3/4 of the way finished still waiting for the story to start exasperation with the author and the entire book sets in.
    Tim Gerard Reynolds does a great job as usual.


    Have you listened to any of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes, great job as always


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    NO


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kay
    16/05/17
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    "Half the book was Character Introduction"

    Again I say, "Half the book was Character Introduction". Decent story, but like other popular series lots of characters and intermingling story lines. It is all connected and hopefully going to be woven together well in the next book. Not much going on in the way of fantasy except the magical immortal crown and divine intervention. I probably won't listen to the book again in the near future and could take or leave the next installment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Justin
    04/05/17
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    "Good but slow"

    First off, the reading is spot on, in a huge fan on Tim Gerard Reynolds.

    The story is good, interesting, and by the end I wanted to know more.

    That being said the characters do take a while to grow on you, and there is a lot of very dull, very slow paced sections. This is the first audiobook I've ver actually fallen asleep while listening to.

    I will likely get the sequel, I do think this is quite the epic that could grow into something exciting but it is _very_ slow, and sometimes the writing can be a little awkward.

    I wouldn't recommend it in prompted, but if you have a reason to be interested in this book I would say it's worth listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brook Henry
    03/05/17
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    "It was okay."
    Would you be willing to try another book from Kieth Merrill? Why or why not?

    Perhaps. I would consider getting the second book in the series if I couldn't think of a book that I was dying to read/listen to. Perhaps if it was on sale as well?


    What about Tim Gerard Reynolds’s performance did you like?

    I really loved the voices, honestly. They helped a lot when reading the story. The book itself had WAY too many characters and seemed to switch randomly between them. It was a little hard to keep track of who was who and what and where you were in the story. Without Mr. Reynold's differences in the voices he gave each character, I'm not sure I would have been able to understand the book at all!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, mostly because of it's length, but I do NOT suggest you "put it down" for awhile. It quickly becomes confusing if you don't listen at least for a little bit ever few days. I know I had to sit there and think about it even while playing the book. NOT a book to listen to while doing something else.


    Any additional comments?

    The point of view seemed to jump all over the place, from one character to the next, and the list of characters you need to keep track of is long. The plot itself is interesting enough and I would have loved this book under normal circumstances, but the over abundance of characters, and the sudden viewpoint switches had me confused at a lot of turns. It took me much longer than it should have to realize the scenery had changed and the characters were different. Without Reynold's voice acting, I'm certain I would have been completely lost. This is not a book to listen to while you do other things, such as housework or other tasks that might take your concentration away from the story. The gym is not a good place for this book either. It's the kind of novel you need to sit down and listen to it without other distractions. It started making a lot more sense and about 2/3 of the way through it became easier to notice the scene changes and I knew most of the characters, but still got confused occasionally. So, overall, I think it was an okay story and I'm not rushing out to get the second novel. Perhaps if I find it on sale or have no other pressing books that I crave to listen to, I'll pick up the second one. But for me, it wasn't good enough for me to go rushing out for it. Not bad enough for me to stop reading altogether, though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tim Miller
    11/04/17
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    "Wonderful and fantastic"

    Absolutely fantastic

    The characters are believable and easy to see in the minds eye , I want to be there

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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