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Piasa: Rite of Talons

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Narrated by: Danny Montooth
Length: 17 mins
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Summary

Drawn from the myths and histories of the American Midwest, Piasa: Rite of Talons combines the legend of the Piasa dragon-bird with the Cahokia Mound City. A dark pact is made between the royal line of Ouatoga and the man-eating monster. What horrible price must be paid to ensure the prosperity of the Mound City? Who is the true enemy of the progress of mankind? 

This tale was originally published in Tainted Steel: Tales of the Weird & Woeful

Cover illustration by Brett Neufeld

©2019 Aaron Hollingsworth (P)2019 Aaron Hollingsworth

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A Timeless Tale

Beautifully imagined and deliciously written this tale makes the listener think of the past and present. The excellent narration pulls you into a world of imagination but with so many tendrils touching our own reality. Very enjoyable and like all good tales it stays in our thoughts long after the last word is heard.

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  • Angsty in KC
  • 10-04-19

Dark Choices

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This short story begins as historical fiction about the dragon bird Piasa and grows into a deliciously worded dark tale of choice and consequence. I thoroughly enjoyed Hollingsworth's writing and the narration by Danny Montooth. Give it a try, it is 17 minutes well spent.

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  • Mary Karowski
  • 19-01-20

A cautionary tale of trying to change destiny

When one has a destiny laid out before them, it is t always possible to change it, at least not for the better. This is the tale of a chief who sought to change the destiny of himself and his descendants and found out the hard way that it was a poor choice. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • jeremiah
  • 02-12-19

Rite of Talons

Fun satisfying short story, potential for a lot more stories and battles. Really enjoyed the narration.

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  • patricia sterlin
  • 20-05-19

didnt like this audiobook

I didn't like this dark book. I've read better books by this author. just didnt like

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  • Spooky Mike
  • 31-01-20

17 Minute Epic Tale

I really enjoyed this story. With it being so short I listened to it twice and enjoyed it much more the second time. Definitely tells a great story that I would love to hear in a full length novel. Montooth does a great job with his narration and I really liked his voice for Piasa.

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