Calcutta, May 1916. Lieutenant Peake pauses for breath outside the ruins of Jheeter's Gate station knowing that he only has a few hours to live. Inside his overcoat he is sheltering two newborn babies - twins, a boy and a girl. Peake runs at full tilt to the house of Aryami Bose, to whom he entrusts the children. In 1932 we meet the boy, Ben, and his group of friends the night before they are due to leave St Patricks orphanage.
If you could sum up The Midnight Palace in three words, what would they be?
Gripping unusual addictive
What did you like best about this story?
What does Dan Stevens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Brilliant male and female voices.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Gripping story of revenge and bravery
Any additional comments?
Excellent, more from this author please.
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Part Two of The Name of The Wind (Unabridged).'I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me'.
I took a little while to get into this Trilogy, but now I have listened to both parts of The Name of the Wind and also its sequel I have really got into it and I can't wait for the last part to come out. The narrator, Rupert Degas is one of the best I have heard. He makes it very clear which character is speaking and has a wonderful range for both male and female voices. I would recommend this book to anyone that finds that some of the fantasy type books are a bit too far fetched and places and names are so complicated it is difficult to keep track, this is far more down to earth and listenable.