In an unjust land, the only law is vengeance. In Cython's slave camps, it's the timid and obedient who survive - and Tali is neither, for she has sworn to bring her mother's killers to justice. Her dramatic escape precipitates Cython's war on Hightspall and, when Tali is rescued by Rix, heir to Hightspall's greatest fortune, they flee through a land in turmoil. But Rix's subconscious is scarred by a sickening secret that links him to the killing, and before they can solve the crime and defend the realm, Tali and Rix must learn to trust each other. All the while, Tali is hunted by a faceless sorcerer who canonly be beaten by magic, yet the one person who can teachher to use her unruly magic is the sorcerer himself. As she unravels the conspiracy behind her mother's murder, Tali's quest turns to a lust for vengeance. But how can she avenge herself on a killer who died two thousand years ago?
©2011 Ian Irvine 2011 (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
I seldom find myself in disagreement with the ratings on an audiobook, but this one really brought me up short and I wouldn't be happy if I didn't put voice to this.
Through a combination of sub-par narration, stilted dialogue, ridiculous names and hackneyed prose this audiobook manages something truly unique, being in turns painfully bad, irritating, and on occasion unintentionally hilarious.
I considered giving it a single star but that seemed churlish, besides I'm sure there are worse books, though I've yet to read/hear them.
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