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Battle Mage Audiobook

Battle Mage

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Publisher's Summary

The world is falling to the burning shadow of the Possessed and only the power of a battle mage can save it. But the ancient bond with dragonkind is failing. Of those that answer a summoning too many are black. Black dragons are the enemy of humankind. Black dragons are mad.

Falco Dante is a weakling in a world of warriors, but worse than this, he is the son of a madman. Driven by grief, Falco makes a decision that will drive him to the brink of despair. As he tries to come to terms with his actions Falco follows his friends to the Academy of War, an elite training school dedicated to martial excellence. But while his friends make progress he struggles to overcome his doubts and insecurity. Even Queen Catherine of Wrath has her doubts about Falco's training.

While the Queen tries to unite the Kingdoms against the Possessed, Falco struggles to overcome his fears. Will he unlock the power trapped inside him or will he succumb to madness and murder like his father?

©2017 Peter A. Flannery (P)2017 Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC

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    Colin.A Forres: Scotland 14/01/2018
    Colin.A Forres: Scotland 14/01/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    Extremely well written, easily competes with the best sellers out there, I look forward to future books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    G 13/01/2018
    G 13/01/2018
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    "Worth sticking with "

    Took a while to get going from the "Blacksmiths Son" Trope but the story develops confidence and is well worth listening to. The only annoying thing is the narators frequent miss-pronouncement of words.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teitur Ásgeirsson 11/01/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "could not stop"

    loved this book was good begin for series looking forward for next one


    buy it !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08/01/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "narration isn't just reading"

    I doubt the narrator even knows what the story he read was even about. o think this was probably a good book but I would just get kindle to read it. ....people don't leave a room with a bow (as in one made of ribbon) they leave it with a BOW as in leaning over and sticking your !?!!! in the air. good voice though but I really had to work to insert the actual emotion the author had intended .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom 29/12/2017
    Leslie Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom 29/12/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Shocked to find such a Gem"
    Would you listen to Battle Mage again? Why?

    of course I am going to listen to the book again, it is going into my...go to books for a good listen... plus there are always somethings one misses on first listen my go to book
    authors are the likes of Gemmell, weber, feist, Moon, Weeks and a few others whose books I can listen to over and over again and this one joins that list


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Battle Mage?

    there are many, many such moments throughout the book and why spoil it for others


    Which character – as performed by RD Watson – was your favourite?

    all the main characters qualify


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I had to force myself to listen in 3 hour sections, of course that meant having to start re listening 20 minutes or so of the 3 hour section finished, and mostly I listened to two sections a day


    Any additional comments?

    When I read some of the reviews about the book being pretty good I took it with a pinch, but I love long books that are worth the credit, and be assured this book is well worth the cost of a credit

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 28/12/2017
    Michael 28/12/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story but rather bad performance. "

    Loved the story it captivated me and I finished the whole book in under three days.
    The only draw back was narrator's performance,
    He has a very pleasant voice but at times I had hard time keeping up with him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Lazarus
    24/12/17
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    "Stop whatever you are reading and get this one!!!!"

    Could not drop this book, the action is just draw dropping, it is so well written and The Narration is off the charts, i just wander why lots of people have not checked this book out, and i have to say, i have read over 500 books and this is the first time, i have ever deemed to write a review, that has to tell you something.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Bluesman1972
    Austin Tx
    01/01/18
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    "Don’t do that....."

    It really ticks me off when a great story which is narrated great has quality issues with the recording. DON’T do such a disservice to the author and narrator. Awesome book, awesome performance, recording people should be whipped.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • wjh4256
    Smiths Station, AL, United States
    25/12/17
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    "A captivating read from beginning to the end."

    One of my favorite books of the year. An excellently written book with top notched narration. I was totally captivated to the end.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • @tone0189
    21/12/17
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    "Words lost..."

    This was a good book and that it was written as a complete story is even better. The only complaint I have was that end of words and sometimes whole words would just dropped.

    The narrator would be reading then sudd.... part of a word would drop off completely. This was made worse when ..... words went ........ Fortunately there were only a few places that it was really noticeable.

    Overal I recommend the book.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    05/01/18
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    "loved it."

    I hope there is more to come. loved the story. 8m glad I took a chance on a different author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • ANelson
    05/01/18
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    "Fantastic!"

    Made me laugh, cry, and smile throughout the tale. The emotions are amplifies by the reader's tone. Really great listen!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Skipper
    California
    11/01/18
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    "Awesome narration"

    An amazing narration! Watson’s mello voice is easy on the ears yet has serious gravitas. I’d love to hear more from Watson.

    Told in third person, this is a stand-alone fantasy with queens, castles, magic, and a touch of romance. Main characters of both genders span a range of ages and include several physically impaired heroes.

    Contents are PG 13: no sex or cursing, but lots of grim suffering and grisly death. Yet the tone isn't totally grim-dark — the characters take care of each other.

    Coming of age story. A young man, sickly, fearful, and ashamed, must overcome the past in order to come into his own worth as a Battle Mage and save the world from armies of the possessed, led by demons. He does so with the help of the blacksmith's son and other loyal friends, including some wise adults. Several of his friends also grow into their own. One young man uncovers a longstanding BIG FAT LIE.

    The main character is Falco Danté. “Simeon le Roy was the master of the villa on which they climbed. Falco had served him since the death of his father almost fourteen years ago.”
    —-(But how old was Falco when his father died? At the end of the book, we finally learn he’s 20 years old).

    Good story, but too lengthy for me. With so many pages, we never learn whether all the lost souls are freed from eternal suffering when their demons are killed. After all the sad descriptions of eternal suffering and baelfire, this felt like a major mistake. With 850+ pages, the battles felt repetitive. I began to skim the battles.

    The testing and summoning scenes were excellent, though.

    Demons and possessions and eternal suffering but no religions, no gods mentioned in this world. Seems unlikely.

    Commas are placed where none belong, and the author writes "different to" instead of "different from" but the characters are textured and likable. I especially liked how Meredith developed.

    The book has some interesting maps but they need to be larger and of better definition / resolution. And so very many mountains scattered like confetti seems an unlikely topography.

    But this book has ... (drum roll) ... Dragons! With character!

    Not great, but recommended for readers who gobble up this subgenre of fantasy. It’s an average but entertaining read, similar in quality to The Battlemage: The Summoner book 3.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David S.
    04/01/18
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    "Classic epic fantasy. Unpredictable throughout. "

    Starts out as a typical coming of age story but grows into an unexpected story of epic scale with multiple characters fleshed out well. The key antagonists are a bit cleche but it doesnt really distract enough to ruin the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nelda Katibian
    03/01/18
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    "Fun and enjoyable "

    This was a good book for the genre. Fun from start to end. RD Watson has a good reading voice which makes it more pleasurable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • james
    eagle mountain, ut,United States
    21/12/17
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    "pretty good book."

    seemed pretty well written. I didn't feel like the author was "stretching" anything. overall I really liked the book. I dont think its a waste of a credit. give it a try!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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