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Callis & Toll: The Silver Shard

Warhammer Age of Sigmar
Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (116 ratings)

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Summary

A malevolent threat looms over the once great city of Excelsis. For as long as the treacherous Ortam Vermyre lives, civilisation is no longer safe within the Realm of Beasts. 

Witch Hunter Hanniver Toll must brave the deadly seas and jungles of the Taloncoast to stop Vermyre before he can reach the legendary lost city of Xoantica. For within this forgotten ruin lies an artefact of darkest sorcery that possesses the power to reshape reality itself: the Silver Shard. Can Toll and his companion, a former Freeguild soldier known as Armand Callis, capture their nemesis in time? Or will Vermyre evade the Order of Azyr’s justice and tear the Mortal Realms asunder?

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Superb

What a great story for developing the AoS at large. The tale winds from Oruks to Corsairs to Khorne Reavers to Karadin to Tzangors effortlessly through the eyes of a witch hunter and his companions. If you are looking for the world that was to be replaced by the world that is then this story is for you. Great narration tons great plot. More please.

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Fantasticly enjoyable story

A great adventure story, nicely narrated. Gives a great look at life in the Mortal Realms, with a large cast of engaging characters. Highly recommended.

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Epic Adventure awaits

From the performance to the actual words, this is full of rich context. There are pure moments of joy within this book. If your a fan of fantasy this is a must.

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Best Age Of Sigmar Book

If you are looking for the best AOS book this is it, the others about the Stormcast Eternals can be a bit dry and too similar to the 40K Space Marine books.
Most of the races and factions are portrayed in this book and the mortals involved make a welcome change to the immortal superhuman Stormcasts basically shouting oaths to Sigmar while casting down Chaos demons.
I look forward to the second outing.

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Gotrek and Felix mk2

what can I say, it's not the best book in the damn world but by God it really adds that oldhammer feel to the world of age of sigmar. I found moments between the Callis and Toll much akin to gotrek and Felix which made moments even more memorable. whisky this tale is setting up Callis and Toll and definitely ends with them as the centre piece, this specific novel has a third main character in the name of Sev (unsure of the spelling!). she's a great addition to the story and hopefully she gets her own focus in separate novels. This does probably the best job of giving this world an oldhammer feel with its different locations and living environments. A must for any more enthusiast!

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Great Audio-book Overall

After having read the City of Secrets and The Old Ways I was excited to see how the duo was doing and wasn't dissapointed. Hearing from the perspective of new characters was a change of pace, but a welcome one since they were well written. Barnaby did an excellent job of narrating, especially with the voice of Vermyr. I did hope to give the story a 5 star review since I am a fan of Callis and Toll, but unfortunatly some parts of the story just held it back from this. Some of the plot points felt a bit rushed towards the end especially the parting scene. I am eager to see where the next installment of Callis and Toll will lead, good job Nick Horth (:

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Silver Shard

Great story, some interesting characters, hopefully another book, hopefully a nurgle themed enemy. Or slaanesh

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A fun listen

A great read and entertaining. However so much more could be told and I feel the book needs to be double or triple the length to get it's full potential.

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Good read

Decent introduction to new characters haven't read the prequel city of secrets but solid. Only reason not 5* is slann related

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really great story and action

lot's of twists and turns with some really good characters. It's one of the better written age of sigmar books in my opinion and I can't wait to see where the series goes next. The narration is really good too

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  • 07-06-19

What I come to expect from older black library

This book has been the best from the Age Of Sigmar I've listened to yet. It's not a single mounting story, it's like Indiana Jones in the Warhammer fantasy world

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  • Kyle
  • 10-12-18

really amazing

the story is a complex read that brings Warhammer to life 10/5 great five stars

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  • Tom DuBois
  • 22-08-18

Excellent Fantasy Adventure

I was pleasantly surprised by this title in the relatively new Age of Sigma setting. Most of the series so far have been action-centric and somewhat plot thin, but this book is nothing less than a thrilling joyride through fantastic settings and vibrant characters. It also helps that you don't need to know too much about the AoS background, making this book a must have for any fan of swashbuckling fantasy.

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  • Daemic V
  • 04-07-20

How Incredible!

The Silver Shard is a roller coaster ride that continues to elevate higher and higher and higher. The characters are interesting and woven masterfully into a story that twists and turns into a blossoming ending that has you cheering out loud as you hear them. It is a most definite read for anyone who enjoys fantasy set in the Age of SIgmar universe. The performance of the reader is buttery smooth and portrays distinct, recognizable voices for each of the characters while excellently performed. A Must Have.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-20

Too much unnecessary "action"

The idea behind the book was good, the setting was used in a great way, the writing was ok, characters ware fun, but it was heavily padded with unnecessary action pieces that felt contrived and out of place.

Recommended to anyone who cares to explore the Mortal Realms, and won't mind the padding.

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  • conner
  • 07-03-20

very pleased with this book.

it was such a pleasure to finally read something about other factions in the setting then just stormcast eternals. listening to sigmar's boys easily win over and over again can get tiresome but this book really gave me what I was looking for.

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  • Justin Konchar
  • 17-08-19

First Foray into AoS novels was glorious

I was a fantasy fan unfortunately the WHFB novels were lacking. This however was an epic story with strong stakes and a personal focus.

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  • Alexander Lucard
  • 06-08-18

A Fantastic Follow-up to City of Secrets

I enjoyed reading City of Secrets but I loved listening to The Silver Shard. Barnaby Edwards did a fantastic voice narrating this book. Each character had their own unique voice and it really made the story come alive. We got to see everything from Lizardmen/Seraphon to Kharadron Overlords. So many different factions from Age of Sigmar show up in this novel, and they actually fit instead of being thrown in for the sake of inclusion.

The are some major changes to the entire cast in this book, and it will be interesting to see if there is a third (not counting the short story put out between novels) book and how they will deal with these changes. I feel like Toll's story is completely told and wrapped up after The Silver Shard, so it will be interesting to see where things go from here.

This is definitely the best AoS audiobook put out so far, and I hope they keep using Barnaby Edwards to keep bringing Warhammer to life.