"I can command storms, summon fire, and unmake stone. Animals have nothing interesting to say, and no one can see the future because it has not been written," growled Balfruss. "It's dangerous to meddle with things you don't understand." When you fight magic with magic, nothing is certain. Balfruss is a battlemage, one of a vanishing breed, sworn to fight and die for a country that fears and despises him.
Good book, amazing voice actor. Maybe a bit of gore glorification, but I get why. Imparts the brutality of war and magic well.
The people of Perizzi have survived the battlemage war, but their future is looking darker than ever.... Byrne is a member of the Watch, investigating a series of murders. Fray's expertise with magic is needed to catch the killer, but working with the Watch destroyed his father years before. Choss is a champion fighter trying to diffuse a war in the underworld. Katja is a spy from a foreign land attempting to prevent a massacre that will topple two dynasties.
The character development is first class with a nod to characters from the previous book. It was hard to stop listening.
Voechenka is a city under siege. Decimated by the Battlemage War, its restless dead attack every night, begging the living to join them beyond the grave. Three survivors will fight to save the city. Tammy, whose investigation could rescue Voechenka from its grisly fate. Zannah, who must pay penance for her war crimes. And Balfruss: scholar, traveller and battlemage.
I've not read the print version but I'm a huge fan of Matt Addis as a narrator, he adds a lot to the story so I can't see the print version being bett..Show More »er.« Show Less