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Legends of the Longsword

A Legends of Ansu fantasy
By: J.W. Webb
Narrated by: Andrew McDermott
Series: Mercenary Trilogy, Book 2, Legends of Ansu, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
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The wolf is back! Big sword, bad attitude. He’s left the regiment but Corin’s problems have only just begun. Now someone’s out to get his boss. 

Corin returns from an aborted mission in Permio to discover a female assassin has taken Silon’s daughter and means to sell her into slavery. Corin is charged with getting Nalissa back before they lose track of her captor. What follows is a hectic chase over land and sea, as Corin fights to keep his job and the skin on his back. Meanwhile, new enemies, treacherous allies, and a lethal shapeshifter all conspire to work against him. 

Legends of the Longsword is the second book in a new trilogy featuring Corin an Fol, and the latest novel in the epic fantasy series, Legends of Ansu. If you like gritty action, tough characters, dark humour, swordplay, and passion, you’re going to love this new adventure starring Corin an Fol. Pick up Legends of the Longsword to discover this exciting series today.

©2018 James William Pugh (P)2019 James William Pugh

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  • 14-01-20

As good as the first if not better!

After really enjoying the first installment of this series I was really looking forward to this story and I was not disappointed, set in an interesting universe the main characters are likable and the story seems to move along at a nice pace. This felt like a different type of story to the last but it was just as good if not better. The narrator does a great job at bringing the characters to life and I am looking forward to the next installment.


Please be aware that I was given a free copy of this audiobook to provide a non-bias review.

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fab book

The wolf is back! Big sword, bad attitude. He’s left the regiment but Corin’s problems have only just begun. Now someone’s out to get his boss.
fab book really enjoyed this from start to end

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Action, intrigue, sardonic humour

The action continues (and plenty of it) in Legends of the Longsword, the second instalment of the Mercenary trilogy. I love the sardonic humour of quite a bit of the dialogue, the intrigue enhanced by the inclusion of a shapeshifting female assassin, and the realistic depiction of any fighting and swordplay (not for the squeamish). JW Webb’s vivid descriptions of characters and events are excellent and Andrew McDermott’s marvellous narration really brings the book to life.

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  • Brandy Dalton
  • 19-10-19

Corin Corin Corin

I absolutely cannot wait for the next book. There's a kidnapping, betrayal, forgiveness, assassin, and daring rescue what is not to like. Another flawless job by the narrator!

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  • Derek J. Hollis
  • 12-10-19

Brutal Action Scenes

Corin is called on by his boss not to protect him but to go find his daughter Nalissa but alas by the time he gets there she is kidnapped by bloodthirsty assassins who will stop at nothing to sell her off for as much as they can get.

The only problem with this book is that I wish it were longer to develop more dialogue between the characters. Luckily though this is a series with more in store for the readers!

I was given this review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Diving Blue Bonnet
  • 08-10-19

⚔️Legends of the Longsword - Book 2 Review⚔️

Book 2 of The Legends of Ansu series is a continuation of Gray Wolf. It follows Corin an Fol as he strives to rescue Nalissa from her villainous captors.

Between J. W. Webb’s writing and Andrew McDermott’s narration, they pair perfectly to paint the story which allows the reader/listener to be transported to each scene and feel as if they are living the fantasy themselves.

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  • Cindy
  • 07-10-19

Great Addition to the Story

I enjoyed this 2nd book so much more so than the 1st. It flowed smoothly and kept you listening to the end.
Mr McDermott brought out the personalities of each character like you were there with them. As a plus, his accent always takes me back to memories of my grandmother. So he's on the fast track to being one of my favorite narrator's.
This audio was given to me free and I voluntarily gave this review.

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  • Margaret
  • 01-02-20

One of the better books for me

This is the fourth book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would listen to another. ??
We meet a new character, Higgins. He becomes Corin’s alley/nemesis. Their relationship is complicated. As Corin tries to retrieve Nalissa (his boss’ daughter) he learns there is a very dangerous assassin involved. And eventually he runs into someone he thought he’d never see again. Good thing too, because they often save his bacon. There is more behind these events than any of them can imagine.
The gods involvement is more cohesive in this book. Prior to this I’ve found it awkward and almost unnecessary.

This is the fourth book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Andrew McDermott ). He has great character voices (both male and female) and does well performing the book instead of just reading and that compensates for the distracting start-stop narration style (however I am getting used to it).

There are no explicit sex scenes, there is plenty of violence but not overly gory. There is mild, occasional swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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  • Peachesnbeal
  • 22-01-20

A trail of enemies

This book covers a little bit of everyone. Corin* is on his next task and does what a sword needs to do. The timeline is still off for me according to what the 1st book tried to state, so I am not sure what's going on there. A relatively decent read. Already headed into the next one. I recieved this audio book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 10-01-20

Enjoyable series

I highly recommend this series. The author and narrator are great. Very enjoyable and fun to read!

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  • Al
  • 05-11-19

More Corun for those who haven't had enough

I really enjoyed The Gray Wolf, the first in Corin's trilogy. The story was great, the characters were great and the narrator was great. I liked this one less well, although I still enjoyed it. Andrew McDermott is still on hand to give life to the characters, while Corin is as gnarly and fun as ever. This time around, set after the trilogy, Corin goes up against some slavers, and discovers a new supernatural menace. At times I found I was less interested in the other newer characters, but overall it was an enjoyable stage and would happily recommend it to others.

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  • trufriends
  • 03-11-19

enjoyable

an enjoyable listen and/or read I can't wait to see where this series goes next.

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  • Michelle Bever Books
  • 03-11-19

Mystery And Non Stop Action

This book reminds me of Arabian Nights, Sinbad, and other great stories of mystery, monsters, and the quest for treasure.

The narrator did a great job with the voices and keeps you captivated in learning what happens next. The woman our hero is set on this adventure to rescue is courageous in the midst of being captured and being prepared to be sold as a slave.

I felt it was a great listen.