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Stealing Sorcery Audiobook

Stealing Sorcery: The War of Broken Mirrors, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The immortal sorcerers - three legendary figures that toppled the empire of Xixis. Each has lived for over a hundred years, leaving a powerful legacy in their wake.

But their children do not share their renowned immortality, and when the firstborn son of Edrick Theas is killed, sorceress Lydia Hastings is called to investigate the murder. When she discovers a sorcerous trail left by a creature of unfathomable power, she quickly realizes she needs outside help. And while Jonan Kestrian - a spy for a rival military power - might not be Lydia's first choice for an ally, she knows that he has the knowledge and skills that she needs.

While Lydia and Jonan trace the assassin's trail, Taelien undergoes the Trials of Unyielding Steel, a series of tests to ensure his entry into the Paladins of Tae'os. As he trains for his trials, Taelien faces his fiercest rival yet: Velas Jaldin, a former member of Orlyn's Queensguard with the power to manipulate motion at her whim. With skills far beyond those of an ordinary soldier, the former Queensguard might be the killer that Lydia seeks - or the assassin's next victim.

©2016 Andrew Rowe (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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    30/04/2017
    30/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Stealing sorcery. War of broken mirrors"

    Great sequel, l found myself not being able to stop listening. An all round wonderful story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sam 23/04/2017
    Sam 23/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant fantasy in a highly captivating world"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Elemental magic, legendary weapons, magical creatures, ancient powerful mages with unique abilities, what more do you want?Just as good as the first book if not better! The detailed explanation of how magic works in this world, The highly developed character's and their magical abilities. Everything fits together to make a very captivating world. For a fan of real fantasy, this is a must have!


    Any additional comments?

    The only bad thing I have to say about it is how sad I am that I have to wait for the next book. It's very gripping I literally couldn't stop listening to it once I started. I listened to both books back to back.

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  • joey
    28/09/16
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    "Loved it"

    The story picks right back up where you left it. I loved it and I wanted more at the end.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan
    04/09/16
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    "Wonderful Improvement"
    What made the experience of listening to Stealing Sorcery the most enjoyable?

    Stealing Sorcery, the second book in Andrew Rowe's series, The War of Broken Mirrors, is very much a coming of age novel in every way: for the characters, the plot, the antagonists, and, most importantly, the author. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Nick Podehl's rendition of the characters as he took on the growing cast. Andrew Rowe's world is starting to grow from an interesting idea into a more polished and dangerous place. Whereas the the first book in the series, Forging Divinity, seemed a bit cutesy at times, this second book has worked hard to bring more relevance to the characters' actions and driving purpose.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed learning more about what drove each of the characters to act as they do. I also liked some of the intrigue, although it still feels a bit forced at times. The magic system is interesting and starting to mature a bit as the fields of sorcery are broadened and expounded upon. Much of the plot seems to be based around a sort of gulf between those that have new/elite/ancient knowledge of sorcery or abilities and those who do not. Even though I believe this gulf could have been exploited a bit more to bring a bit more color and, perhaps, a bit more realism to the story, it nevertheless provides an interesting story dynamic that Rowe is tapping into more and more. It is always fun to learn with a character as they uncover their own capabilities and learning along with Sal is no exception.


    Have you listened to any of Nick Podehl’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    As usual, Nick Podehl delivers a great performance. I enjoyed the different accents that Nick chose to embody the different elements of Rowe's society. In fact, I really feel that Nick's narration lifts this story a bit by bringing a bit more lucidity to elements that are still a bit lacking in background information. ~ A great marriage between author and artist here.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Clayton Guerry
    16/06/17
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    "Great Story, Great Narrator"

    This story does away with the all-too-common Mary Sue main characters, allowing them to have problems and failings. This gave it a very rational feel. The story was a pleasure through and through, and the narrator is the best I've heard.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    09/02/17
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    "Excellent"
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    I'm glad I pushed through some slow parts in the first book, because book 2 was so worth it. I love everything about Velas, and the dynamic between all the characters is great. The trials are all interesting in their own way -- no straight forward duels in this book. This is probably the best book I have read in months.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • JKYates
    waverly, TN, United States
    04/07/17
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    "Another Awesome book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Stealing Sorcery to be better than the print version?

    I am sure it is due to the narrator....he is awesome


    What other book might you compare Stealing Sorcery to and why?

    Cycle of Galand


    Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favorite?

    Taelien is the best


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    12/06/17
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    "great book"

    great book can't wait for the next one love Nick Podehl narrations of both books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Zizan
    13/05/17
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    "great book!!!"

    I loves it just as much as the first one and now can't wait for the next book!!! it was just what I was looking for, i was not sure at first but then I thought of try it out and I am so glad I did. I live the adult humor and ever characters I also liked how the author wrote this book with the different characters and where they all go into place while the current events are also going!! Plus i really cant believe I found a book that's got a amazing magic system and they even explain how it all works. On top of a great narrator Nick put outs the best in each character.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nitesh Patel
    03/05/17
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    "great book!"

    Very captivating, the charecters are interesting and keep you hooked. The voice acting is awesome and overall the book was thrilling.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Benjamin
    MN, US
    03/02/17
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    "Amazing author with in depth characters!"

    Great storyline, with excellent character development throughout the books. You feel like you're actually there with the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jermaine Lockett
    30/01/17
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    "amazballs!"

    I have never in my life been so intrigued by such an exciting story! wow

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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