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Ahren

13th Paladin Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
Series: The 13th Paladin, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
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Summary

Ahren can hardly believe his luck. His normal life consists of being beaten up by his drunkard father or bullied by the village lads. But at the annual suitability tests for apprenticeships, the young boy finds himself selected by Falk, the guardian of the forest, to be his apprentice and his world is turned upside down.

From his new master he learns the skills of archery and how to fight the Dark Ones. And then, on the day of the Spring Ceremony there is another unexpected turn of events. He touches the Stone of the Gods and it illuminates for the first time ever. It isn't long before a cantankerous wizard turns up and urges Falk and Ahren into action. There is no time to waste, for something evil is awakening.

The unlikely trio begin their dangerous journey to Evergreen, the elfish kingdom to get the elves' help. But time is running out. He, Who Forces has his eyes trained on Ahren and nothing will stop him from destroying the young man.

©2017 Torsten Weitze (P)2020 Tantor

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It was amazing and I loved it

I’m usually not a big fan or reading so I got audible. And after my first two books, the standard was set quite high, and then I listened to this masterpiece. The characters are amazing and fleshed out to the point where needless exposition is not needed. They all have distinct personalities and the world and it’s rules are amazingly fleshed out. The main character is brilliant and has one of the best arcs of ever seen. It’s an amazing book and I think you should listen to it and it’s sequel “ the naming “ as they are both amazing

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Enjoyable start to a long series of books

Spoiler Ahren 1 of 13 missing Paladins has already had the fortune of being found by one, now has a long adventure in finding the others, in order to beat .. He who forces... An enjoyable start, looking forward to the next book.

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  • Jacob Lenz
  • 18-05-20

Impressively Unimaginative

Cookie cutter fantasy Entirely too predictable Pretty boring as well Liked the voice actor though

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  • Kel Ward
  • 06-08-20

Worth the listen

One review I read criticized this book for being a cookie cutter fantasy title. But the first cookie is just as tasty as the tenth. Don’t pass this book up. It really was quite good and enjoyable.

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  • HULK
  • 27-08-20

Poor man's John Flanagan

This book reminded me of the Ranger's Apprentice series. At least in the first half. The story was well written with enjoyable characters , engaging plot, and uniqueness that made you want to explore more. For the first half. At about the halfway mark this book flips to one of the worst books I've read. The characters change to two-dimensional facades dragged along because plot needs it. The wizard character introduced is annoying lacking any real comedy or reasoning for his grumpiness. The mythos of the story falls apart mid way through also. Often times undermining previously established rules. The character in which the book is named after doesnt grow at all. He has a false growth near the end which was forced and lacked any emotional connection to the reader. I would not recommend this book. If yoy do desire to read it, I would suggest cutting it off midway and pretend that is the end of the book

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  • J.R. Bryan
  • 14-07-20

A series you need to see or hear

What a great story, it develops the characters well, and you feel as though you are right there with them, following them on their adventures. I have spent many hours with quivering ears as i listen to what happens next. I am positive this will be a best seller and i say with due humility, only a fool would pass this story by without reading or listening. They will miss being away from reality while being swept away into a world of adventure and excitement if for only a while, but oh what a journey it is.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-06-20

Overall good

I enjoyed the way the author drew the picture and colored the world he created. The book was what I expected and was looking for. An adventure book that is an easy read/listen. It is a firm YA book so don’t expect super deep context however. For what it was it’s a good if not great YA book from a new writer.

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