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Summary

The second book of The Dark Chronicles.

The dryads have risen up against humanity. Queen Cathryn’s realm is broken, her people have scattered, and the future is uncertain.

She gives Tolucan, a newly knighted commoner, a seemingly impossible, secret quest; to seek out the sole weakness of Dark Oak, King of the Dryads, and to destroy him, whatever the cost. 

Even within the forest, strife threatens Dark Oak’s reign, but he will not be defeated so easily. While humanity is still on its knees, the dryad seeks dark secrets, in forgotten places, unaware that Sir Tolucan, humanity’s last remaining hope, is hunting him....

Jacob Sannox welcomes you to the Age of the Dryad.

©2020 Alan O'Donoghue (P)2021 Alan O'Donoghue

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A New Dark Lord

Absolute great series, a new Dark Lord is on the rise, and he has sights set on ending humanity, with the humans on there knees, being forced to live with out growing or building to sustain their lives, from start to finish you are transfixed into the authors magical world, as the story goes on it gets darker and more emotional, there is alot of angry characters with vengeance in their hearts of being wronged, if you love Dryads, Sylphs, Naiads and other creatures of lore, you will definitely love this,fantastic characters and story, this is the second book in the series and its only going to get better, another fantastic narrating from Nigel Peever, the sfx and epic music will have you drooling, The Dryads sound like transformers when they speak, just absolutley brilliant, I can't recommend this series highly enough, check it out you won't regret it...😁

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Dark Oak 2... Darker Oak

Book one was fairly dark with some truly macabre scenarios faced by the main characters. This next installment is darker still in parts although maybe not as psychologically disturbing as it's predecessor as listeners should have Sannox's measure by now. Intrigue abounds as we learn more about world in which the characters inhabit and garner further knowledge of their histories. Some questions are answered but are quickly replaced by new ones and you'll find yourself deeply invested in the hopes and dreams of the main players.

Nigel Peever once again has pulled out all the stops in this production. The soundscape he creates alongside his many and varied characterisations will truly astound you. Believe me, audiobooks don't get better than this!

Hopefully we won't have too long a wait for Book 3...

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  • Gary Thomson
  • 18-09-21

Dark Lord

It starts right where book 1 finished. Dark Oak turns into the new Dark Lord.
Looking forward to book 3.
Nigel did another great job bring the characters to life and with all the sound effects.

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  • Art Cowan
  • 24-08-21

Another great production!

Nigel Peever put in hours of work to make this book come alive in this enhanced listening experience. His transitions are seemlessly executed and performance of each character astonishing.
Very interesting story as well.